Sunday, December 20, 2015

Anime Review: Servant x Service

IT'S ALMOST CHRISTMAS! And you know what that means? I GET SEVERAL DAYS OFF OF WORK! Oh and gifts. And the sudden draining of my bank account for gifts for others... Yeah. Anyway, Sorry for doing another anime review, I don't really have any video game reviews ready, and since I'm now playing Xenoblade Chronicles X, my free time is suddenly a lot less productive. Anyway, this time it's a series about working, but isn't the series called Working. This is Servant x Service.

Time for a group scolding.
Yamagami hates her first name. It isn't that her name is strange, it's that it is Lucy Kimiko Akie Airi Shiori Rinne Yoshiho Chihoko Ayano Fumika Chitose (and so on). It is so long, that most people just call her Lucy. But she doesn't hate her parents for being indecisive when it came to naming her, rather she hates the Civil Servant who didn't care enough about his job to allow such a ridiculously long name. And so to get revenge on this person, Lucy (abbreviated) Yamagami decided to become a Civil Servant herself. But being a Civil Servant isn't an easy job. It's even harder when your co-workers are as eccentric as your name. From the ever slacking Hasebe, to Miyoshi who is forever trapped in the endless rants of an elderly woman, to their boss who comes to work as a stuff rabbit.... Yeah this one weird office and that isn't even going into the office romances and the High School girls who visit, one of which is more informed about working as a Civil Servant than most Civil Servants.

Just another day at the office.
Servant x Service is a slice of life comedy. It was based off of a Four Panel Omake (a type of manga where the structure is four panels for each gag) and it definitely shows in the series. Each of the jokes in the series are very quick gags either centered around exaggerations of real world experiences (like endless elderly ramblings or that co-worker who never does any work) or just over-the-top situations from the more eccentric members of the cast (like the aforementioned bunny boss). Of course, since this series is a comedy, it does make it rather hard to review because the nature of comedy means I can't tell you anything about the series without ruining the jokes. All I can really say is that it is hilarious and you are going to have to take my word for it.

Umm, Eyes up here?
In what seems to be a running theme of my reviews, this is another anime that really doesn't have an ending. I mean, there is a moment of resolution at the end of the series so it's better in that sense, but then again there isn't much besides that bit of closure. The dozen or so other plot threads are just left in a state of perpetual status quo, never moving past what was established at their introductions. And the series is only 13 episodes long, but then again stretching this out to 26 episodes might have been a bit much for this series.

Servant x Service is a really fun series with great laughs. There isn't much wrong with it other than the fact that it is on the short end and there isn't any sort of ending to the series, but for a short silly comedy about the daily lives of civil servants you can't really ask for that much. For anyone who just wants to sit down and have a few good laughs with a short comedy, then Servant x Service is highly recommended.

Sorry if this review was kind of short about probably crappy, I'm a little tired and wanted to get this out before I go to bed. Oh and here is the Crunchyroll link:

Until next time.

-CRES, Don't question it.

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