Fragglepuss Anime Review 160: WWW.Wagnaria!! / WWW.Working!!
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, Quirky Restaurant
First Aired: Fall 2016, 13 episodes
Summary: Daisuke Higashida is a responsible high school student with an irresponsible family. He arrives home on an otherwise normal day to the news that his father has gone bankrupt and no one in the family has the means to provide support. Even worse is that Daisuke is the only family member that cares about this predicament. Daisuke is pressured to find a job and does so at the Wagnaria restaurant. Daisuke cannot catch a break as he discovers each of his coworkers is stranger than the last.
WWW.Wagnaria is a fun and easy watch, not too serious or heavy. The show mainly takes place in the restaurant and focuses and the various quirky personalities that come and go, whether they are employees, customers, or Daisuke’s family. There’s even the most adorable baby that makes an appearance every once in a while. The animation is nothing special but I expected as much from this type of anime. Chibi-transformations occur fairly often at appropriate times, which I find enjoyable. The exaggerated emotion of anime is something I never get tired of. If you’re looking for a representation of WWW.Wagnaria, check out the opening. The song is “Eyecatch! Too Much!” but you have to watch to fully appreciate it. It has all the elements that remind me of a classic anime opening, from the J-Pop song to the unusual animation that somewhat relates to the anime but in an over-the-top kind of way. It’s a fitting opening for the series.
You might enjoy this if: You deal with a variety of personalities in everyday life, whether at school, work, or home. WWW.Wagnaria shows how individuals from all backgrounds can come together and make the best of life, accepting each other’s individuality.
You might not like it if: You’re looking for outlandish knee-slapping comedy as opposed to subtle laughs.
Note to the Viewer: WWW.Wagnaria is a spin-off of the original series, “Working!!”, which is set in another Wagnaria restaurant following an entirely different group of characters. The original series had three seasons, beginning in 2010.
WWW.Wagnaria Opening – Eyecatch! Too Much!