Currently In Japan Anime Reviews-Working!! Ep.1!!!!!!!!

March 28, 2010

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Hello and greetings fellow otaku,

Ok, so as most of you regular readers out there know most of the reviews that I do here on Anime Full Circle are usually of mainstream series that are available here in the U.S. However, I have never done an anime review on a series that is currently airing in Japan, so I guess that now is a good a time as ever to try it. So to start off a brand new segment entitled Currently In Japan Anime Reviews, I am going to be taking a look at episode 1 of the anime series known as Working!!

This series revolves around the main character Sota Takanashi, a 16 year old high school student who is recruited by Poplar Taneshima who is also a high school student to work in a family restaurant known as Wagnaria. But while Sota mistakenly judges her as a lost child, he decides to take Poplar’s offer and starts to work at Wagnaria the very next day. Once there he is introduced to Kyoto Shirafuji who is the manager of Wagnaria, she states that she will not be giving any advice to Sota about the work that he is about to encounter. However instead of training Sota about the everyday duties of his job, she leaves Poplar to the task.

Ok, are you guys getting all this so far!!!!!!!!!!!

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Good, I will be quizzing you on all this info later!!!!!!!!!!!! So pay attention!!!!!!!!!

So after the brief introduction with the manager, Poplar starts showing Sota the basics of his job such as putting coffee cups away and moving dirty dishes, however because of her small stature she is not able to show him the duties properly. This is where Jun Sato comes into play. Jun is the head chef of Wagnaria in which he does not take a strong liking to Sota very well. But Jun comes in to help with the tasks, in which frees up Poplar and Sota to start their next task which is to greet the customers.

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Doesn’t Jun look allot alike Sanji from One Piece? Could they be related in some way????

So as Sota and Poplar are greeting the customers, we meet another character named Yachiyo Todoroki. the crew chief of Wagnaria. When Sota firsts meets Yachiyo, he has a bit of a crush on her until he sees the katana on the side of her uniform. 

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(Ok: having a katana on you while your meeting you new co-worker, not a good first impression if I do say so myself!!!!!!!).

But as the episode progresses on into the second half, Sota ends up making a very bad taboo that is not only unacceptable in the working world but in the world of women as well (Asking about Kyoto’s real age). Thus he is punished by having to work a full seven day shift. Thus it is not a good idea to call your female co-workers old, otherwise it can bite you in the butt.

I should also mention that it is not a good idea to call one of your customers fat!!!!!!!! Unfortunately Kyoko learned that the hard way in which Poplar and Sato had to com in and clean up the mess. Now towards the end Kyoko learns her lesson in which she end up saving Poplar from two customers who are sexually harassing her but delivering a blow to the chest with her shoe. Overall, I guess you could say that Kyoko is not such a bad person after all!!!!!!!

Final Thoughts

Overall on a scale of one to five, I give Working!! episode 1 a five out of five. I must admit that this looks like a promising series, even though the first few minutes of the episode was a little cut and dry. But if you haven’t seen this series yet, make it a point to do so!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’ll love it. And guys we will have more reviews on this series in the weeks to come, so stay with us.

And until next time, remember that their is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.

And on an un-related note

I have just received word from the commissioner of Anime March Madness about the match up between Yukari and Nyamo, and it looks like Nyamo will be facing off against Apollo Justice in the elite eight semifinal matches. And AnimeCenter will have complete coverage of the press-conference and a preview of round three and four action tomorrow. Stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!