My New Boss Is Goofy Anime Series Review

My New Boss Is Goofy Anime Collection Evaluation

My New Boss Is Goofy is one of the few slice-of-life shows that successfully strikes the ideal balance between being comforting and emotionally poignant. The narrative centers on Momose, a young man in his twenties who worked at a firm known as “a black company” throughout his formative years. This company mistreats its employees physically and psychologically. It’s the kind of location where isekai heroes often pass away from overwork, but Momose escapes before that happens, but not before suffering from bodily and psychological problems. He is successful in being hired by another design company. Though he is aware on an intellectual level that the likelihood of the same event occurring to him again is low, his trauma refuses to go away, and he starts his new work feeling sick to his stomach from fear.

He then meets his new employer, Shirosaki. Shirosaki is a gentle, soft-spoken, and completely inept boss—the very antithesis of the type Momose fears. He’s the kind of guy who, mistaking a plastic bag for a cat, buys Midol by mistake instead of Tums (since Momose is a cis man), misinterprets Momose when he says he still believes in Santa Claus, and then goes out of his way to avoid breaking Momose’s bubble. He makes everyone around him happy by doing ridiculous things that make us laugh, but he always acts with the purest intentions, so the laughter isn’t directed at him. Shirosaki is the real-life example of a cinnamon roll, if there were such a person.

That is amazing for reasons other than apparent ones. Not only is Momose recuperating from the dark corporation, but his health is also at stake, so he needs someone to convince him that the world isn’t as horrible as it has looked to him so far. He still has pain that assaults due to his worry when we initially meet him, but throughout the course of the twelve episodes, we see it happening less often. In the end, the show is about Momose’s recovery, and in that sense, it nearly has an iyashikei quality. Shirosaki’s benign goofiness counterbalances many other, darker aspects of the plot. For example, Momose’s panic episode about his former employer contacting and finding out where he lives is turned into an opportunity to make significant, actual change with Shirosaki’s assistance. None of Momose’s are as bad as Shirosaki’s employer Aoyama’s, whose genuine problems are played for laughs (his fixation with the in-world bear character Kumatte is a response to his contentious divorce, as is his poor self-esteem).

Like with Momose, Hakutou’s mental health is honored, and the abandonment concerns that the cat Shirosaki rescues are also handled properly. The kitten, like many abandoned animals, has a lot to deal through after being abandoned and placed in a box outdoors for the offense of behaving like a real cat until Shirosaki and Momose discover him. As a consequence, Hakutou turns into a classic tsundere—but one that is, in some ways, better since he is a cat—trying to hide his feelings for his new partner and becoming terrified if he suspects that he may have acted inappropriately. He reminds me a lot of a sharper Momose, and Shirosaki is the one who can assist them both in creating a safe haven.

Not to mention, Shirosaki benefits greatly from his friendships with Momose and Hakutou. The other two ground him and let him be himself without feeling guilty since they both sense that he’s perhaps a bit out of it. Aoyama finds validation in his job with Momose, Shirosaki, and recent recruit Kinjo, who take him at face value. Kinjo, like Momose, comes from a black corporation and enjoys the positive aspects of his new employment. This emotion is prevalent throughout the series. The way the supporting cast responds to Shirosaki and Momose’s romance is even more interesting. We often get glimpses of individuals blushing over how they treat one other, or crying softly after hearing Momose recount his past employment and Shirosaki’s kind reactions. The taxi driver, who cheerfully takes some clothing with him as he helps Momose move out of his previous flat, is one of the finest one-shot characters. He reappears when Hakutou needs to go to the veterinarian. While the animation may sometimes be only passable, the details are astounding.

The program has a lot of puns, many of which are difficult for the subtitles to translate into English. Even though I like the Japanese voices, there are some linguistic jokes (like the colors in everyone’s names) that the on-screen text misses. Besides, this could certainly benefit from an English dub to properly use the puns in the language. However, even if you miss the majority of them, this show’s greatest success lies in the softness that may be experienced just by viewing, even in the absence of sound. A sitcom with a heartwarming theme, a sharp sense of humor, and a very tsundere kitty is My New Boss Is Goofy. If it’s not going well for you, it will almost certainly make you feel better.

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