The comedy follows a lion, toucan, and lizard as they live the lives of office workers in a capitalist society in Japan, while also dealing with their unique situations as animals living beyond the savanna and the food chain.
This anime is so weird that it had to be made by some drunk college kid. The animation is beyond weird, all the cgi looks like it was made in gmod or sfm. We have three main characters. Lion is this humble and a bit laidback. Toucan is crazy, gets a lot of ladies. He is the best character. Then the last one is lizard. He probably is the most responsible of the two. Still he is funny as heck. Consider the fact that one person did most of the thing, it is perfection. The comedy is super funny. The story is not much(what do
you expect of comedy anime) But the glorious character and comedy make up for it. I can say both dub and sub are good in this one. I recommend this a lot.
“At almost no point in that story did I feel any sympathy for you.”
What I expected - Aggretsuko, male version. What I got - an unholy abomination made out of the body parts of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Bojack Horseman, and Happy Tree Friends.
The eclectic nature of this show is most visible in its animation - one third traditional drawings, one third ugly-cute motion capture (the PV of the voice actors in facepaint posing for reference photos is what made me watch this in the first place), and one third surreal animation disasters reminiscent of the early 00s Newgrounds flash animations.
“Surreal” is also the
most suitable word to describe the comedy of this show. For example, many jokes rely on the contrast between the modern society veneer and the animal nature of the characters, but the exact degree of anthropomorphism is absurd and ill-defined. You’ve got your walking, talking, suit-wearing animals who go to work to have their watercooler conversations, and you’ve got non-talking animals kept as pets… but those also walk on two feet and wear clothes, and others can’t tell “pets” and “humans” apart. Those jokes didn’t really make me burst into laughter, but I was constantly kept in a state of anticipation, having no clue wtf would happen next. That’s not to imply the jokes are just “lol, random” - they are inherent to a story, have a structure and a point. Some of the better ones are elaborately set up over multiple scenes during an episode.
7/10 for an anime that consciously tries to be “different”.
I'm really surprised that this flew under the radar for most people despite it being one of the more interesting anime to air this season. It's funny, has some decent characters, and it's something fresh from what is usually coming out of anime studios from Japan. At least give the first 2 or 3 episodes a try, if the first couple episodes aren't your cup of tea, then it might not be for you.
Sound and background music fits the show, the art and 3d actually works decent with the show, and the story is kept simple. Overall, I enjoyed it and I would definitely recommend
this to anyone looking for a comedy anime slightly more older catered then the usual highschool demographic
I came into Africa no Salaryman with almost no expectations, except maybe thinking it would be similar to Gaikotsu Shouten'in Honda-san, i.e. a down-to-earth slice of life work comedy. What I got out of it was quite possibly the wackiest and funniest comedy of the season, maybe even year that almost never fails to surprise me at how absurd it can be. While not every episode is balls to the wall madness, (the final episode for instance was surprisingly down to earth and normal), the majority of the series effortlessly juxtaposes relatable work life with nonsensical, almost non-sequitur comedy to the point of perfection. I
always have a dumb grin on my face as I watch this, at times even pausing the video just to hold onto my laughter.
It's great, saying more or spoiling any of the jokes kills the fun. Go watch it already.