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"February Edition Review #7"
"Fun on the Job!"
Souta Takanashi is a high school student that gets asked by Taneshima, who appears to look like a little girl but is older than him, to work at a Family Resteraunt. Due to his love for small and cute things he accepts. He is now working part time with
some unique co-workers. Each day for him ends in a unique experience.
For a slice-of-life Anime this stood out among the rest. The reason being because it is tied into where the story takes place a family restaurant with workers that are anything but normal. This new setting is different from the trend we have been seeing
where the school serves as the focal point of the story. The story itself is from the perspective of Souta Takanashi a worker at the family restaurant, but we change to other characters every so often giving a different feel.
Due to being a slice-of-life there is no real dilemma to be solved here just us sitting back watching the daily lives of the characters. It approaches this through comedy a major part of this Anime. The type of comedy seen here has to do with misunderstandings
and character gags. The only problem with character gags is that they serve as a good hook but can grow old. The Anime makes an attempt at this issue through putting the characters in different situations as they work to depend on character interactions as
a source of comedy. It is pretty much the value of the character's personalities that helped out the comedy.
There is also a hidden dose of romance in this Anime well if you can call it that at first. I didn't expect this Anime to turn towards romance and it seems neither did the characters involved.
Please note that there are slight spoilers ahead on who is involved in the romance here. The romance that starts is between two unlikely hosts Inami Mahiru and Souta Takanashi who share nothing in common
but being scheduled at the same time. It should be important to note that Inami is a known or her condition called androphobia, for those who don't know it mean hatred of men. Whenever she is around one in the work place she will get frightened
and punch with surprising strength. Souta has to deal with this once he gets put to work. The romance was a very slow development only gaining real momentum in the second season. So if you could manage to enjoy the first season you'll see the romance then.
This romance starts from the bottom in which neither character likes each other but as time passes they gain a certain respect you would for people you spend a while with. I'm not going to say how the romance between the two ended up but it did get somewhere.
The characters for this Anime are it's spices. Each character in this Anime has a certain set of thoughts affiliated with each character in the end this results in a large web of character interactions on which this Anime thrives. As mentioned before character
gags can grow old unless the character remains interesting. The Anime does well at keeping it's characters fresh in your mind. It does this by either developing the characters or putting them temporarily under the spotlight in an episode so that we can become
more affiliated with them. This effect works well for the most part.
The personalities of the characters are all different yet they don't follow any stereotypes fully and have quirks that make them feel oddly original. This may just fall down to how I observed it though. The characters are the beef of this Anime so it makes
for each one to feel special. I'm glad to say this Anime doesn't fully follow the Moe route in which all the interactions between characters are cute and warm. Rather we get a contemplation of different experiences the characters go through with their reaction
being the entertainment.
-Visual: It's not so much the character designs that jump at me but rather the choice of color. The palette of colors here was very warm and soft giving me a comforting
feeling while watching.
-Animation: Considering this wasn't of main importance in the Anime it was a nice touch that made the Anime feel smooth and helped portray the characters actions. Even in
the the fast pace scenes the animation kept up wonderfully.
-Auditory: The choice of music in this Anime was well done since it was highly energetic and had this tune that was different from what I hear in other Anime. To this day
I still feel an urge to hear it to brighten up my mood but this may very between people who listen.
I thoroughly enjoyed this Anime myself. It is always upbeat and doesn't require much thinking making is great to just sit back and relax. The comedy was well done but it would either be a hit or miss unless you liked the character which is why I'm glad
it always switches things up. Also that opening song is still playing in my head. This is definitely a personal favorite! I suggest you give this Anime the time it will be a great experience because it does well at what it aims for.
( After some calculations including my own overall enjoyment I have come up with this score.)
Score : 7.3/10
And with this review we conclude Romcon. I hope you readers out there(crickets) enjoyed it. Remember to leave a comment below it inspires me! Anyways I would like to thank
Ebel my partner in this endeavor to provide you guys with non-stop reviews for 14 days! Remember to stay awsome!