The Concierge Review – IGN

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In Tsuchika Nishimura’s manga The Concierge at Hokkyoku Department Store, the titular shopping center and its accommodating staff cater to a clientele of anthropomorphic animals. Production I.G.’s anime adaptation, The Concierge, may be brief in comparison to the comic’s nearly two-year serialized run, but it turns out to be a funny and handsomely produced translation of Nishimura’s whimsical premise. It’s also a poignant reflection on what places like Hokkyoku represent: monuments to the allure, joy, and damage of commerce.