Do you want to watch some cute cats doing odd jobs? Well why wouldn't you!
Hataraku Onii-san may not be a big ticket show but what it tries to do it does very well. The moment of them working are varied and showcase the different places that they work at well. The show also does a good job of showing the bond between the two workplace buddies and how they slowly become closer with time. While the show does have a general formula it also knows how to use that formula well in order to make everything work and still have it feel fresh. Furthermore
it isn't so rooted in its formula that it feels the need to repeat it every single time. While it's not the only show that does that, it's much appreciated as the moments outside of the formula wouldn't work with it, as well as it allows for a little break that allows the show to shine.
For a short the characters are pretty good and we get to see a bit more of how they are throughout the episode. All in all it's a funny and cute show with a nice art style and some good jokes. At 4 minutes an episode it's well worth the watch and enjoying these working cats.
A tsukkomi and boke cat duo do a random job, then a bizarre wombat spouting existential nonsense appears. (Or is it a koala? I'm not a zoologist.) It's crazy enough that I almost want to recommend it, but honestly, the show was too mediocre. It's not terrible, but it's not great. It's an OK way to stop thinking and procrastinate for an hour, but there are still better ways to do that.
To give the show credit, the main characters were surprisingly entertaining. Maybe I'm easily amused, but the dialogue and reactions humored me. There were also some really funny moments. The high point of the
episode is usually the wombat. Voiced by Tomokazu Sugita, accompanied by an ominous theme, and saying something completely bonkers: it's pretty crazy.
This being said, however, the good moments are scattered pretty far. Not all episodes have the wombat gag, and not all of the gags are even funny. Usually, the rest of the episode is boring and it only gets good when the wombat appears. Some episodes aren't even comedic in nature. If the show was constantly on the level of its high points, it'd be a hidden gem. Sadly, it's not.
If you really are interested in watching it (I don't recommend it), I'll warn you that it doesn't start off with its best foot forward. The first two episodes are boring, and the wombat bit is strange, but not great. The third episode is downright atrocious. But if you stick with it, you will find some good jokes.
At the very least, it is better than Pop Team Epic. That's right, you heard me. Fight me, punk!
My boyfriend found this, sounded super excited to check it out, then pulled me in to binge it with him. It's a fun little series of shorts. While it does play up the tropes, I think that's part of the charm. It almost felt like they poked fun at all the tropes in part-timer anime, and I think that's what drew me in.
What kept getting me in every episode was the philosophical Koala, whom I've dubbed Koala Sensei. He speaks like a fortune cookie, in my opinion anyway. I'd honestly watch it again, since I saw it back to back so fast.
why it has such low reviews. It's meant to be light hearted, tropey, and fun. It felt like a gem you'd discover on YouTube. I think it sets out to do what they intended. Just something for fun.
The intro and ending theme are earworms. I think they'll be stuck in my head for awhile.
If your looking for a quick, fun and cute anime to watch and kill some time you may want to check this out.
Overall the anime is pretty simple. This however works in the anime's favour considering each episodes length. Each episode is its own little self contained story, this is quite nice because you can just jump in any episode without a problem.
The character interactions are fun to watch as each have their own little quirk which helps as a base for the bits of comedy in each episode. The art in the show is also very simple and charming, which if nothing
else makes the anime just fun to look at.
I enjoyed this anime for all the reasons above, it was a nice little anime that served as a nice bit of extra supplement between watching other anime, also the ending theme is real nice.
Honestly I don't have any big problems with this anime because there isn't much there to begin with, however I will say it doesn't leave much of a lasting impression since the series is somewhat simple and quick.
So overall if your looking for a nice cute anime to kill some time with, this anime is totally worth checking out. Especially if your watching a lot more plot heavy anime, as is serves as a bit of relief with is simplicity.
(This is my first review so sorry if its kinda bear bones or uninformative, I just wanted to talk about the show a little bit) (-w-)