Working’!! #01 — A Maiden’s Secret

September 3rd, 2011


…The apostraphe’d new title is too silly to not use.


Well, at least it wasn’t an Inami episode. It was very obviously a re-introduction episode though. Every character went through whatever their primary thing was. Poplar’s small, Yachiyo’s oblivious, Inami’s annoying, Yamada lies with the casual aplomb of an incompetent serial killer, etc. It was a little amusing to see Takanashi Katanashi spend the entire episode obsessing over small things, a character trait that all but disappeared from him after the first episode of the first season. It was admittedly the only thing that made him unique at all. I’m not sure what its return means. Probably that A-1 couldn’t remember anything that makes their main character unique either.

It was an okay episode though, or maybe it’s just an entire week of terrible episodes catching up with me. I’ve never been a great fan of the show, but at least Yamada was always fun and Poplar could be cute at times. The episode had a lot of Poplar and only a little Inami, so that already made it better than most of the previous season, even if most of the jokes were fairly recycled and it was about 80% structurally identical to the first episode of the first season, just with the characters introduced afterwards doing their own little schticks in place of introducing themselves to each other. Unfortunately, since I know he has fans, the Claw had only a cameo appearance at the very end. Maybe next time.

And now, in case you somehow missed the message in the upper left corner displayed for the entire episode, to wait until October 1st for the show to actually start broadcasting (ie, episode 2 on the 8th).


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10 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Chen says:

    Welcome back, dysfunctional family of misfits! Inami in particular. :D

  • Sarukah says:

    I refuse to watch a second season of this if that horrendously frick awful orange head with the worst character “trait” in the entire world (which was used over and over and over) suddenly becomes the main character again.
    I have never hated a character as much as I hate Inami; she was the worst written character I have ever seen and I could not believe she took SO MUCH spotlight the first season.

    • Chucky says:

      I’m not sure what the major draw of this show is. I finished the first season but it was never terribly funny or interesting. It was sort of mediocre. Maybe the only thing it truly has going for it is the kawaii uguu factor.

      • Sarukah says:

        Looking back on it, I remember liking the show (when Inami wasn’t taking center role), but for the life of me I can’t actually remember what I liked about it. I think for a slice of life show with no fantasy elements at all, it was good. But in the same respect that’s what makes/made it pretty mediocre.

      • Jack says:

        I’ve never figured out what the draw is either. It’s a horrible show. An absolutely bland derivative pile of steaming waste of time.

  • kenuran says:

    Theres a different director doing this show for this season. Hope that means something for the better.

  • cutemi2 says:

    I’ve been waiting for 2nd season, blog this next month…I’ve wanna see more phobia from Mahiru, and more hurts from Sota Takanashi, and will Sota Takanashi had a relationship with Popura, nah….

  • Utena30 says:

    I am in complete agreement with Sarukah. I refuse to watch this show because of Inami. She is probably one of the most annoying characters I have ever laid my eyes on and I dumped last season early when she became the main character and the main male character found it his life’s mission to help her (for some reason). I don’t find Imami appealing at all and her worse “trait” is unbearable to put up with.

  • Wilfriback says:

    I agree there too, I watched this show because of Poplar + Takanashi being a freak at little things + Yamada being spoiled. Nothing else.