I have to admit that while the first season of Working had some flaws, it was one of the most enjoyable comedies because every worker had a quirk that contributed to it. With the second season completed back in December, it improved a lot while showing more of what I liked about the whole show. (Image Source)
If you watched the first season, the whole cast makes a return. The only difference is the introduction of some new minor characters and Inami’s classmates. First, you have Kyoko’s old gang members, Yohei and Mitsuki who are twins, which don’t get along with each other. The former is a NEET and the latter is business lady. In addition, you have Aoi’s older brother, Kirio who is constantly looking for his younger sister and gradually develops a crush on Mahiru. Lastly and astonishingly, Otoo’s long lost wife, Haruna makes a surprise appearance when she came out of the sewers. Needless to say, the new characters are enjoyable as they are just as weird compared to the employees despite appearing only in a few episodes. Also, Maya receives more lines in the last episode after being in the background for all twelve episodes.
As for the story, it was a big improvement over the former. My constant complaint about the last season is Inami’s excessive punching of men. Thankfully, this occurred less in the second season as she improved a great deal in solving her androphobia. Instead, you get adorable moments with her and Souta, especially when he pets her head and receiving her text messages. Not only that, Aoi got a bit more screen time along with the developing relationship between Jun and Yachiyo. Although their relationship only got the spotlight for only two episodes, I’m glad there is another couple in the story besides Inami and Shouta.
As a whole, the second season of Working was a very enjoyable experience. Although the opening/ending theme was a mixed bag for some people, the production values remain relatively the same. With that, if another season gets announced in a couple of years, I hope that Inami and Souta on an actual date with her androphobia gone for good. If that comes true, we should celebrate with a party.
Overall Rating: 8.8/10, B+, Very Good