WORKING’!! – 06
「就任、解任、もう堪忍」 (Shūnin, Kainin, Mō Kannin)
“Hired, Fired, Tired”
Due to Aoi’s constant screw ups (even if she means well), the manager is forced to call reinforcements. The restaurant really takes a beating when this week’s new additions to the cast are introduced. We are introduced to the Mashiba twins: Yohei and Mitsuki (voiced by Nakamura Yuuichi and Tomatsu Haruka respectively). It was pretty funny seeing them not getting along. I question how much you they actually hate each other when they carry each other’s photographs on them at all times. Kyouko’s selections for substitutes really made me wonder how many people really work at Wagnaria. Why couldn’t she have called people who actually worked at the restaurant? Furthermore, her whole bit about using her [gang] subordinates to work for free made me wonder how many followers she has. It must be a legion of people like in the movie Fight Club.
Also, how does Hiroomi do it? Wagnaria’s God of
Blackmailing Information shouldn’t be working at a restaurant. Instead he should be at some intelligence agency or digging up dirt on politicians to move up in the world.
I was kind of disappointed by the lack of use of the new characters we got to see this week. They were a pretty funny pair. Instead, they served as a lead in into the second half of the episode which highlighted the tension between Souta and Inami. This wasn’t funny. It just made for half an episode of avoiding each other and awkwardness. Watching Maya work was more entertaining than this. The only funny part was Yachiyo pretty much unconsciously proving to Jun and Popura that she mirrors Souta in so many ways. I get that the show is teasing us with a pseudo confession but I kind of wish anime like WORKING’!! broke the mold and gave us a real one this early into the season. At least we get Souta questioning his feelings for Inami and it seems like we’ll be seeing more of it next episode if the title “Bad Tuning of Love” is any indication.