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Work(ing!!), for the Night is Coming!(!) When Man’s Work(ing!!) Wants Blood!(!)

March 10, 2010

You know how there’s supposed to be an extended anime piece for the “final” version of Kill Bill? You know how it was supposed to be about O-Ren and shit?

It was all a lie. Working!! is that secret, magical missing piece of Kill Bill everyone’s been clamoring to see.

This is completely 100% factual, and the proof is right here:

In the Kill Bill universe it is completely legal for someone to go around wearing a katana on their belt. They have sword holsters on planes! The Kill Billverse is awesome like that. And what do we see in Working!!? We see a chick working in a crappy Denny’sesque restaurant wearing a katana at her side. The only logical conclusion one can make based on this observation is that Working! is a top secret Tarantino dream project; that project being to create a cheesy anime comedy set in the world of Kill Bill.

This makes the fact that the assistant manager of the restaurant has mob contacts. No one in a regular anime slice of life comedy has mob contacts. They either pretend to have crap like that, sort of like how Konata pulls crap on her life partner Kagami, or they’re actual yakuza bosses like that dude in Hanamaru Kindergarten or the entire cast of Gokusen. Because of this, it is impossible for the assistant manager to have mob contacts unless someone outside of the mainstream anime industry is pulling the strings. It just works that way. It’s one of those laws that everyone knows but never gets written down. Like all those lost commandments in Moral Orel.

Also, the concept of the “lolicon” is a sacrament that cannot be tarnished in modern anime society. Such a “lifestyle choice” must be presented as respectable and normal. No one in their right mind would dare risk alienating every single otaku everywhere in the multiverse by mocking dudes that dig little girls. Working! has the guts to do this by having the main dude’s fetish warped into a “minicon” fetish. He doesn’t dig little girls, he digs little things that are completely defenseless. To him, a shrimpy high school senior is no different than shrimpy shrimp. Or is that a plankton? Or lice? Or an eldrich horror from beyond the threshold and colors in space that just happens to be a speck about the size of Mickey Rooney. Regardless, this dude digs this size-impaired shit regardless of its nature. That’s just fucking messed up, and no one but Quentin Tarantino would have the guts to pull off such a stunt when the audience is expecting such a lifestyle to be revered.

There’s also the fact that I have reliable sources telling me that the opening theme song to Working!! will be Workin’ for a Livin’ by Huey Lewis and the News. I know it isn’t an obscure 70’s track or an instrumental from a Sergio Leone movie, but doesn’t it make some sort of insane sense? And wouldn’t that insanity only seem to be able to spawn from a certain dude that used fucking Zamfir in a modern day samurai spaghetti western?

The answer to that question is yes. Be sure to remember it when you’re tested on this at the end of term.

Seriously, people, Working!! is a decent little comedy based on the one episode that’s been released. It plays up clichés and all that nonsense, and the man-fearing girl is pretty lame, but there’s some genuinely good gags here. Can you really say Baka to Test or Seitokai no Ichizon or whatever other comedies people fawn over are vastly superior? They all milk stereotypes and shit for gags, and I’m not seeing how Working! is any worse. Yeah, if you abhor the whole genre I can see you loathing Working!!, but it doesn’t make sense to see people praising Baka to Test’s Hideyoshi gags and Seitokai’s insistence on referencing crappy anime series no one in their right mind actually likes only to bash this series because it does the same thing.

Hell, if I had to make a judgment based on one episode (And I love making rash, irrational decisions like this.), I’d say that Working!! is superior to every anime comedy to debut since Astro Fighter Sunred. Sunred came out in 2008. That’s two years worth of lame comedies that Working!! towers over. It ain’t as good as other comedies like Sunred. Or Zetsubou. Or Azumanga. Or Cromartie. Or Death Note. It’s fluff. Amusing fluff that’ll be deposed of soon after use, but that’s more than I can say about the vast majority of anime comedy series.

Then again, comedy is a fickle beast that’d just as much bite your head off and suck your brains out as make you a latté. It doesn’t make much damn sense and trying to make sense of it just makes you look like someone that wants their mind juices sucked dry.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 10, 2010 2:41 PM

    That shrimpy eldritch horror was pretty funny. I also liked the manager who abused her authority in setting the schedule to make the mini-con suffer for calling her old. Sometimes “fluff” is just the thing — no need to provide food for thought, just sweet, sticky marshmallow for the brain.

  2. March 11, 2010 1:04 PM

    Not the worse series out there, and heck, it’s actually watchable. Totally doesn’t deserve the hate it seems to get, though not exactly deserving of super high praise. I’d watch it just to fill the time.


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