Looking for a cozy cute anime to soothe your soul? That’s My New Boss is Goofy, a slice-of-life workplace comedy that uses romantic comedy tropes to be as BL-adjacent as humanly possible. In the series animated by A-1 Pictures, we follow Kentaro Momose (Koutaro Nishiyama) as he changes careers and escapes his abusive boss‘s power harassment that gave him an ulcer. Saved by the clumsy and adorably goofy Yusei Shirosaki (Yuuichirou Umehara) his new manager, the series expands itself in My New Boss is Goofy Episode 4 by adding a new pair to the mix.
Entitled, “Wanna Live With Me,” My New Boss is Goofy Episode 4 is another wholesome addition to the series, only here we get to see Momose and Shiosaki’s impact on getting someone else to change their job. While sharing a table with Aigo Kinjo, Momose and Shirosaki are just, being adorable. Kinjo, though, he’s getting berated by his boss while at lunch. As Momose and Shirosaki make jokes and highlight what a good manager can be, Kinjo makes up his mind and decides to quit, taking Shirosaki’s card. While Momose sees it as Kinjo hitting on his boss, Shirosaki is entirely out of touch.
The rest of My New Boss is Goofy Episode 4 is all about Kinjo getting to know his new team which includes our dynamic duo but also Chief Aoyama who is a boss who is as needy as he is goofy. After neglecting his wife to work, Aoyama is now a divorcee living in a large empty house and relying on giant stuffed animals for connection. His needy demeanor makes the women in the office shun him, but for his part, Kinjo shows his attention and kindness.
The episode’s largest moment comes at the drinking party with the four meeting after work. While Shirosaki and Momose get really, really drunk and get closer through it, the outing is great for everyone around the table. While the series has been BL-adjacent, using the tropes from common workplace romances but constructing it as just a comedy, when the group starts sharing their ideal types, we get one vital element of representation.
When the question of relationships comes up to Kinjo, he begins using the gender-neutral “they” instead of she as the other guys do. Why? Well, he’s honest about it. He says that his ideal type is just a good person, no matter how they look and no matter if they’re a man or a woman. While he offers this part of himself easily, Momose seems to be the only one who stops to think about it. Not negatively but rather to note that this openness seems like a big deal but was just shared like everyone else. It doesn’t stop the conversation, and his co-workers don’t see him any differently.
It’s an adorable moment of acceptance that may not be pushing any romance between the characters but rather is done to normalize bisexuality and same-sex relationships within the context of the series and can be a vital nod for queer fans watching the series.
Overall, My New Boss is Goofy Episode 4 continues to be cute, fun, and a stellar slice-of-life series. It’s wholesome and loving, and with Kinjo, the series shows its inclusiveness. And if romance does blossom, each of these single and lonely men just deserves to be happy regardless of who it’s with.
My New Boss Is Goofy Episode 4 — "Wanna Live With Me"
Overall, My New Boss is Goofy Episode 4 continues to be cute, fun, and a stellar slice-of-life series. It’s wholesome and loving, and with Kinjo, the series shows its inclusiveness.