Working!! #21 — Jedi Mind Tricks

November 19th, 2011


Come on, Souma. Let’s see some real scheming here.


Beginning with Katanashi having a mental breakdown from Nazuna being as tall as him and begging Poplar to become his little sister until she accepts and he descends into a world of complete delusions was a good start. Parlaying that into Inami complaining that she doesn’t get enough attention from him… not a good continuation. At least The Claw had a brief cameo, but he seems to have shrunk by at least a foot and lost his handle. Poor Claw. Or maybe my memory’s just terrible. I remember him being much larger and sturdier, which is totally not Freudian at all. Still, nothing quite ruins a Poplar segment like injecting Inami.

Thankfully (sort of), the second half was all the Yamadas. Unfortunately, Yamada♀ wasn’t really up to any of her usual antics. She was pretty much nothing more than a prop for Souma to hide from Yamada♂. I still can’t say that I’m a big fan of Yamada♂ either, especially now that the pecking order between him, Inami, and Katanashi is a closed loop and he’s dimwitted enough to be distracted by jangling keys. Souma’s jedi mind tricks to keep Yamada♀ around have seen better days too. He could have at least shown an actual picture of Yamada dressed in one of her costumes from last season. It was still a better episode than most, but Yamada-heavy episodes should be held to a much higher standard.


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2 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Yamibakeru says:

    Seriously, I hate these episodes in slice-of-life anime where the whole premise of the episode is “something COULD’VE happened plot-wise, but because our writers are full of shit, we’re gonna make NOTHING happen instead! Enjoy a few more episodes of the same damn thing!”. One of the primary flaws of Working, if you ask me.

    On the other hand, somehow, Inami has risen in my ranks to be more bearable than Takanashi. He’s being REALLY annoying this season.

  • Anise_Punter says:

    Poplar in image 47, poplarface of the week.