WWW. Wagnaria!! the anime is a spin-off of the Wagnaria series, taking place in another restaurant in the same chain. Actually, the source material for this anime came from an earlier work by the same manga artist. The work was a web series and served almost as a pilot. This ends up being important because the best way to think of this anime is as a prototype for the first Wagnaria anime.
This anime is pretty entertaining to watch. It’s full of eccentric characters that make for a wacky slice of (work) life. Compared to Wagnaria!, the comedy is a little on the harsher side, but funny nonetheless. The characters aren’t particularly complex and are more like caricatures of a single “problem.” Actually, if you pay close attention, you can see the foundation of character traits and types that later make an appearance in the Wagnaria! series. This lack of depth ends up limiting the scope of interaction between the characters – they are mostly segregated into comedy duos. Unfortunately, WWW. Wagnaria has a significantly accelerated timeline, meaning that the viewer won’t be quite as invested in the payoffs. That said, it’s certainly worth a watch!