Okay, I definitely prefer the anime's art; all the shades of grey here make things hard to make out, and the characters aren't always quite on-model. Writing is a bit of a wash; the anime skipped some parts I'd have preferred they keep, but other bits are streamlined and the joke delivery is generally better
is there any value to it aside of the blatant attempts at fanservice?
Amount of fanservice goes down significantly after first episode. Aside from that, Urarara is beautiful Cute Girls Having Fun stuff combined with a bit of feels, a bit of overarching plot/mystery about Chiya's mother, and quite eerie atmosphere of Divinations. Really good stuff, tho not gay enough (outside of that one episode when the girls do forbidden things in pairs and get wet).
Great example of a story that really doesn't benefit by the 4koma format. The opening is lovely, lots of room for the art to play and good pacing.....then everything just gets crammed into these tight little panels and everything has to revolve around two punchlines per page. What a waste.
Didn't know this thing existed. So, for those who have seen the anime of this thing, is there any value to it aside of the blatant attempts at fanservice?
i dont really see it as fanservice. actually, i thought it was a pretty good way of showing someone that has only lived with animals in a CGDCT manner. rather than depicting her as a feral scavenger, she acts more like cute animals that bare their stomach when they need to be apologetic/subservient.