Posts Tagged ‘Hokkaido’

Servant x Service Ep. 9: Where Apparently Everyone Should be a Mind Reader…

September 30, 2013 Leave a comment

I really thought this was going to be a Chihaya episode, but quickly realized that this was going to highlight each of the main characters and one of the major issues in any relationship: COMMUNICATION.

Even before the opening credits, we see Lucy lamenting over the Read more…

Servant x Service, Episode 8: Sometimes extraordinary people just want ordinary lives

August 27, 2013 1 comment

This is very heavy Hasebe/Lucy episode, which is alright. They are both interesting characters which makes their interactions all the more amusing. We open with Lucy apparently sucking at life, at least when it comes to her extraordinarily long name. In an attempt to cheer her up (and himself in the process), Hasebe invites her to dinner. The usual “I’m broke” speech comes up, but she accepts. From the banter at dinner, you can tell they are becoming more comfortable with each other. Hmm, could that be the start of…? Nah, let’s move on. Read more…

Servant X Service ep7: the Tanakas are a fearsome clan! You cannot escape!

August 17, 2013 1 comment

I love that this episode starts off with my favorite situation in the show. Megumi x Taishi x Toko! And here we see Megumi doing her best to squeeze more time into Taishi’s life by hanging out with, and manipulating his volatile little sister. Despite fair warnings, which also doubled as clever goading, Toko ends up playing a series of games that she gets punished for losing. The punishment? Read more…

Servant X Service ep6: pitiful, most pitiful

August 12, 2013 1 comment

Ah! It feels good to finally be caught up with this show! I like Servant X Service too much to try to save up episodes for a marathon viewing.

Things get started normally enough, as we see Lucy speaking to a worrisome (or worry-ful) mother on her mobile phone. Though that convo is cut a little short when she comes across her boss, who is after all… a remote controlled stuffed animal. Read more…

Love Lab ep6: clash at the cram school!

August 11, 2013 1 comment

Well this is a welcome change! In the first seconds of the show we get to meet Riko’s family, or at least most of it. Her little brother, who seems very popular with girls; and her mother, a normal woman who is understandably a little worried about her tomboy daughter. They’re both very familiar with Riko’s secret and bane, her lack of Read more…

Check-in Station Catchup Comedy Special pt2: Servant X Service eps 2-5

August 10, 2013 1 comment

Servant X Service

Episode 2

A cute episode, where we get to learn a bit more about the employees.  For one, the rather bland Chihaya is a rabid cosplayer, and a temp worker who fervently supports both.  Basically, she does temp work so she can afford to cosplay and take the necessary days off.  It’s a tad weird, but i still find it admirable.  I’m more worried about the next time she comes face to face with Lucy’s boobs though.  I’m starting to get the feeling that she’s jealous of them, and will snatch them off Lucy’s chest given the right opportunity.

I think my favorite gag involving Read more…

Check-in Station: Love Lab ep5 (proficiency is the key!)

August 4, 2013 3 comments

This was an ambitious episode. With the looming problem of how the student council was going to discretely get the results of their love research to their client addressed, it was now just a matter of putting Riko’s ambitious plan into action. A classic case of things being easier said than done. But after all, all they have to do is hijack the school broadcast without permission, and without any of the teachers interfering with their weird broadcast. And since a “genius’ like Riko was planning it, then I’m sure it will go off without a hitch, right? Read more…

Check-in Station Catchup Comedy Special pt1: Love Lab ep3 & 4

July 29, 2013 3 comments

The combination of taking a weekend off, and a massive and high quality Summer lineup has left me continually behind on my anime. So drastic measures have to be taken. This time around I’m going to try to cover two comedy anime at once. It seems unfair, especially to me because both shows are just so good. Love Lab continues to defy my narrow-minded expectations, and is just showing itself to be a good, FUNNY, and surprisingly clever anime. Servant X Service is the ‘adult” anime I’ve craved for awhile. No it’s not violent, sexual or deep. It just speaks to an adult experience. An experience that is all at the same time stressful, scary, daunting and Read more…

Check-in Station: Servant X Service ep1 (that’s pretty stupid, and so is your name)

July 7, 2013 1 comment

I’m gonna get the preface out of the way immediately. This show wasn’t even on my radar to begin with this season. But when someone explained the concept to me I thought it’d be an interesting one-off. It’s rare I get to see a weekly anime with adults in a normal real world setting. Kids, teenagers and college students seem to get all of the attention in anime. So I’m basically falling for the old trap of trying to be “diverse” in my anime watching. That didn’t work last season with Karneval. It likely will be my undoing this time around with this Servant X Service A show about (reads MAL synopsis) public service workers in Hokkaido? GEEZUS! What have I got myself into? This is going to be like low crawling under barbed wire through mud. Slow, hard, painful and I’m going to get punished for trying to get out of it. Read more…

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