Yay, another week and once again another episode of the fun office antic show Servant x Service! Once again we’re greeting with the same starting image of the civic building from afar and once again it fills me with anticipation for the comedy of the episode. This episode did not disappoint as it was happy, funny, cheerful and well everything one could want in an anime that is supposed to be happy, funny and cheerful.
As someone who watches about seven different anime at the same time, (usually, this doesn’t count when I go on archive binges and marathon an old anime) it’s exceedingly important to watch a wide variety of animes. This is my current favorite comedy of this season, (Blood Lad being the only other anime I’m watching that’d I really classify as a comedy) and I’m enjoying quite well. This is the type of anime that is best watched week to week, I don’t think that if I were marathoning this anime it would nearly be as funny, but as something I only watch every once in a while the jokes are fresh again and everything works well.
Also, man. The opening is really nice. It’s kind of hypnotizing.
Anyways, here’s the screens for this week.
So what happened?
Well the first quarter of the episode we get to watch a very funny interaction between Ichimiya and Lucy. The two of them have an interesting dynamic and their interactions may not be mind-tormentingly hilarious, it’s still enjoyable to watch. Ichimiya also quickly brought up one of Lucy’s more noticeable features, no not her bust, but her ahoge. What is an ahoge you may ask? Well it’s also known as Idiot Hair (trope!) and it’s the piece of hair that sticks on Lucy’s otherwise well maintained hair. If you’ve watched another anime you’ve probably seen other characters with this rather common feature. It doesn’t have to be on an idiot that has an ahoge, but it’s one of my favorite weird anime things.
Anyways, Touko shows up shortly after Ichimiya leaves, and the resulting conversation between Lucy and Touka shows just how expressive her ahoge is. I mean, like wow. Her ahoge reached Araragi like levels of expression. Touko proves to always be an adorable tsundere, and when Ichimiya’s comes back the combined interaction between the three is quite fun.
The next quarter of the episode is directly straight to the next noticeable feature of Lucy’s, her rather impressive bust. That is to say, that the cast is put to the rather difficult task of allowing Lucy some kind of escape to fix her suddenly broken bra. Now… as a male, I have to wonder just how common the breaking of a bra is. They seem quite sturdy to me, though that may just be my own extrapolation. Although Lucy does imply that this is a common hurdle for her, as all three hooks on her bra were broken. That is some absolute cleavage (trope!).
Anyways, Hasbe comes to the rescue with the rather ingenious plan of letting Lucy escape via feigned sickness. Quite nicely transitioned, the rest of the episode was dedicated to Hasbe’s attempt to get Lucy’s mail address (basically the western equivalent would be her phone number). We quite unexpectedly to me, get to see the world outside the civic building. Hasbe does a rather valiant attempt, but seems to always be forgetting about asking. Instead we get to see some series shipping bait between the two. Personally I like Ichimiya, or heck even Chihaya paired off with Lucy. Though that may just be me.
Anyways, the episode continues in that matter, and all in all the episode was quite good. I’m quite enjoying this anime.