OP: 「COOLISH WALK」 by 阿澄佳奈, 藤田咲, 喜多村英梨 (Asumi Kana, Fujita Saki, Kitamura Eri)
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「理想の家族計画」 (Risou no Kazokuikaku)
“The Ideal Family Plan”
Popura teaming up with Aoi? I never thought I’d see the day. I kind of wish they didn’t suck at stalking Hiroomi, even though they never had a chance at learning anything about his personal life. After all, he’s the resident intelligence broker who won’t give let anyone find out some dirt about him and blackmail him in return. It looks like Mahiru will forever be his ultimate Achilles’ Heel, since he can’t blackmail her let alone intimidate her even if his life depended on it.
I can’t imagine I’m the only person who thought that Hiroomi’s pranks to scare Popura and Aoi would carry on for the rest of the episode. I probably would’ve been okay with it too, given the number of goofy faces the latter two were churning out left and right, which made the unexpected arrival of Otoo-san and Popura’s revenge on Jun all the better. The latter is actually one of my favorite ongoing gags in this series, mainly because Jun’s a cool customer except when it comes to Yachiyo. The only way he ever shows that he likes her is by taking out his frustration on other staff members. As amusing as that is, it’s even better when Popura tries to act all superior and gets him even more riled up — more than Jun will ever admit anyway.
With all that going on, I quite enjoyed seeing Otoo-san struggle to do some work with Aoi clinging onto him. Let’s not forget that he’s the one who got suckered into bringing her in, so if anyone should have to deal with Aoi, it would be him. Surprisingly, the Souta x Mahiru mismatching wasn’t all that bad either, as Popura’s attempts to get them together were a lot more clever than I would’ve given her credit. After all, this is the same girl who’s easily fooled into forgetting grudges. Anyway, it looks like Souta’s sisters will make their first appearance in the new season next time, which I’m rather looking forward to because they’re just as quirky as the Wagnaria staff.
* Opening/ending themes go with the usual girls/guys split and while it took a bit to get used to them at first, they’re both in the same style as season one. I can just see the OP parodies now.
* Prooof has decided that he won’t have time to cover this series, so I’m writing about this second episode in his place. I haven’t decided if I’ll continue to blog about it, so this may be the last regular post on WORKING s2.
ED: 「いつものようにLOVE&PEACE!!」 (Itsumo no You ni LOVE & PEACE!!) by 福山潤, 小野大輔, 神谷浩史 (Fukuyama Jun, Ono Daisuke, Kamiya Hiroshi)
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