Working!! is coming to America.
Robert’s Anime Corner Blog covered NIS America‘s announcement that it has licensed Working!! for release in March. I’m really excited! From what I gathered, the buzz for this show was low when it came out, so I had doubts it would ever reach our shores. The show, about a group of workers at a family-style restaurant, is terribly charming. I’m not sure what led me to watch it in the first place, but I found myself wanting more and more to see each new episode, and I was sad when its ended.
To add to this great news, the release will apparently be similar to NIS’ awesome Toradora! releases this year. Yep, a cool boxset-type-dealy with hardcover artbook! The only strange thing for me is the name change; NIS will release is at Wagnaria!! (the name of the restaurant). Ehh…doesn’t quite roll of the tongue. Perhaps this change was made because if you google “Working,” it’s difficult to find information about he show since it’s such a common word.
As for it’s connection with spirituality (after all, my blog is about anime and Christian spirituality), there’s nothing obvious in the show. However, for all the unhealthiness of the primary relationship that develops, there’s really a sense of I Corinthians 13 love in it – patient, kind, forgiving, protecting and, in an interesting manner, pushing away evil.
Definitely consider checking this series out if you haven’t already. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.