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4-koma Manga 'Servant x Service' to be Animated

by symbv
Mar 29, 2013 9:30 AM | 64 Comments
At Anime Contents Expo 2013, there is display information which announces the animation of the 4-koma manga "Servant x Service" by Takatsu Karino, author of "Working!!". It will start TV broadcast from July and A-1 Pictures will be the anime studio. The main cast includes Kayano Ai, Suzuki Tatsuhisa, Nakahara Mai, and Toyosaki Aki. The director will be Yamamoto Yasutaka.

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Jun 26, 2013 3:39 PM by Stark700

author of working!? xD will check this out!

Jun 7, 2013 10:27 PM by snuffless

Looks and sounds good! Looking forward to this one for sure.

Jun 7, 2013 5:25 AM by hpulley

The PV looks pretty good !!

Jun 7, 2013 12:02 AM by symbv

I am interested..

May 8, 2013 10:00 PM by TragicRomance

When I read the news on the Italian network, I was very happy, I'm only sorry that iniziaera in summer when warm and will do not I'll be able to connect with your mind, but just come back from holiday I did not lose!

Apr 14, 2013 1:44 PM by terrablu2003

Nakahara Mai? Count me in!

Apr 2, 2013 2:38 PM by Sury

Magi has a great score on this site. Manga readers might not like that it diverted in places, but the show itself is enjoyed by most.

Apr 2, 2013 9:12 AM by Nyanks

zenith_kim94 said:
Kurini said:
jmal said:
Stuartxtr7 said:
>Author of Working
SOLD.

Pretty much this. The cast is fantastic as well. I really, really hope the Working!! anime team is behind this one too.


I thought I wouldn't watch this anime only knowing the title, but now that it involved Working's mangaka, I'll try it!


Same I loved working so I'll give this a shot.

Apr 2, 2013 8:36 AM by BasaraTheSlayer

Kurini said:
jmal said:
Stuartxtr7 said:
>Author of Working
SOLD.

Pretty much this. The cast is fantastic as well. I really, really hope the Working!! anime team is behind this one too.


I thought I wouldn't watch this anime only knowing the title, but now that it involved Working's mangaka, I'll try it!

Mar 31, 2013 2:47 AM by zenith_kim94

4 koma, huh i don't think so

Mar 30, 2013 9:44 AM by Mr_Gutts

jmal said:
Basically, it's dangerous to make assumptions about a show just from the studio.
This unfortunately seems to be a frustratingly common view among western fans. They assume the studio picks what to adapt, has a style including how to deal with adaptation and ending as their studio policy, decides the length of the series and even does all the marketing, when actually it is almost always not true. If anything, comparing key staff like director and series composition is more meaningful than comparing studios, so instead of saying Shaft show is so Shaft perhaps it is better to say Shinbou show is so Shinbou instead.

Mar 30, 2013 9:24 AM by symbv

Actually, Working! manga is pretty mediocre. It's the first season of anime which made the source material funny. I guess the first episode will tell you everything you need to know about this series.

Mar 30, 2013 2:40 AM by Antanaru

> It feels like they're becoming the next JC Staff for some people

Spot-on quote. But it's just means that they work on many shows at once so some of them are generic or made cheaper than they could but they still made a lot of good shows.

Mar 30, 2013 1:50 AM by Nachtwandler_21

This looks interesting.

Mar 30, 2013 12:46 AM by tsubasalover

symbv said:
I do have my issues with some of the works A-1 did but as jmal said A-1 is a fairly large studio and clearly there is some unevenness in their adaptation work as large number of staff are spread over a number of projects. Still I would give the benefit of doubt for this anime simply because of how they successfully adapted the other work with the same genre and format by the same author.
I do give them the benefit of doubt, but I still have my reservations about it. I would hope that's allowed of people.

seishi-sama said:
Then you probably shouldn't have mentioned the word "adaptation" to begin with. Why not simply say "their recent shows" instead of "their recent adaptations" if you didn't mean to put the emphasis on adaptation?
I mentioned it because their latest works are adaptations -- not originals. That doesn't mean that I expect an exact word for word copy of things.
seishi-sama said:
symbv said:
BTW, the director of this anime is not the same as either the Working 1st season or 2nd season. His name is Yamamoto Yasutaka, whose most recent director work is Mondaiji. Not sure if this can help set some expectation though.

He did well on Valkyrie Chronicles imo. Not familiar with his other works though.
Which one? The recent one wasn't that good. If it's the first one, then I have some hope.

Mar 30, 2013 12:01 AM by Iconic

AiCon said:
I never said that an adaptation had to be carbon copy of the source. I just want it to be good and enjoyable. Given A-1's recent history, my enjoyablity is in doubt.

We'll eventually find out soon enough, when it comes out, if the show isn't bad.

Then you probably shouldn't have mentioned the word "adaptation" to begin with. Why not simply say "their recent shows" instead of "their recent adaptations" if you didn't mean to put the emphasis on adaptation?

symbv said:

BTW, the director of this anime is not the same as either the Working 1st season or 2nd season. His name is Yamamoto Yasutaka, whose most recent director work is Mondaiji. Not sure if this can help set some expectation though.

He did well on Valkyrie Chronicles imo. Not familiar with his other works though.

Mar 29, 2013 11:49 PM by seishi-sama

AiCon said:
It's not just Working. They've made several good shows in the past that they could have used what they learned from those and applied it to SAO. Instead, we got SAO. At least Magi is better than SAO, but it still has its faults.
I do have my issues with some of the works A-1 did but as jmal said A-1 is a fairly large studio and clearly there is some unevenness in their adaptation work as large number of staff are spread over a number of projects. Still I would give the benefit of doubt for this anime simply because of how they successfully adapted the other work with the same genre and format by the same author.

BTW, the director of this anime is not the same as either the Working 1st season or 2nd season. His name is Yamamoto Yasutaka, whose most recent director work is Mondaiji. Not sure if this can help set some expectation though.

Mar 29, 2013 11:40 PM by symbv

seishi-sama said:
Adaptation is called adaptation exactly because it doesn't have to follow the original story step by step. If it did, then it would've been called "animated copy" or whatever. Adaptation means derivative work, meaning it should be based on a certain source but shouldn't necessarily reproduct it in a different artistic medium.

I have my share of issues with A-1 (not related to their adaptation preciseness but to animation inconsistencies and outright bad directing/writing in some series), but really, if people are so concerned with possible deviations from the original source they should just stick with the original source and not bother with anime at all. And by "at all" I mean at all, like, stopping watching anime in general.
I never said that an adaptation had to be carbon copy of the source. I just want it to be good and enjoyable. Given A-1's recent history, my enjoyablity is in doubt.

We'll eventually find out soon enough, when it comes out, if the show isn't bad.

Mar 29, 2013 11:37 PM by Iconic

symbv said:
Why? The experience is very applicable to this anime, but how much is it for SAO? You are now acting just pure stubborn and unreasonable now.
It's not just Working. They've made several good shows in the past that they could have used what they learned from those and applied it to SAO. Instead, we got SAO. At least Magi is better than SAO, but it still has its faults.

symbv said:
My typo, I meant to say they are NOT the same.
Well hopefully this different staff will adapt things properly like what happened in Working.

symbv said:
The PTSD part still sounds true, particularly given the tone you struck in your last post.
Sure symbv :3

Mar 29, 2013 11:35 PM by Iconic

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