Ranked #771


Alternative Titles

English: Wagnaria!!
Japanese: ワーキング!!


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2010 to Jun 27, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, Rakuonsha
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.841 (scored by 81,230 users)
Ranked: #7712
Popularity: #222
Members: 152,397
Favorites: 1,252
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Due to his love for small, cute things, Souta Takanashi cannot turn childlike Popura Taneshima down when she recruits him to work for Wagnaria, a family restaurant located in Hokkaido. Takanashi takes particular joy in doting on the older Popura, which only fuels her complex over how young she looks. He also quickly learns he must stay on his toes once he meets the rest of his colleagues, including the katana-wielding floor chief Yachiyo Todoroki, the intimidating head chef Jun Satou, the dangerously well-informed and subtly sadistic sous chef Hiroomi Souma, the adamantly lazy manager Kyouko Shirafuji, and the waitress Mahiru Inami who has a "painful" fear of men.

Powered by an eccentric cast, Working!! is a unique workplace comedy that follows the never-dull happenings within the walls of Wagnaria as Takanashi and his co-workers' quirky personalities combine to create non-stop antics, shenanigans, and hilarity.

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Satou, Jun
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More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 Welcome to Wagnaria: Takanashi Works.
Wagnaria e Youkoso Takanashi, Hataraku. (ワグナリアへようこそ小鳥遊、働く。)
Apr 4, 2010
2 Inami, Androphobia. That's Because I'm Scared...
Inami, Dansei Kyoufushou. Datte Kowain da mon... (伊波、男性恐怖症。だって怖いんだもん…)
Apr 11, 2010
3 Yachiyo, Kyouko, Satou... And the Returning Otoo-san
Yachiyo to Kyouko to Satou... to, Kaette Kita Otoo-san (八千代と杏子と佐藤… と、帰ってきた音尾さん)
Apr 18, 2010
4 Souma, a Fresh... Too Fresh, Youth
Souma, Sawayakasugiru Seinen (相馬、さわやかすぎる青年)
Apr 25, 2010
5 On a Certain Sick Day, It's a Different Wagnaria
Aru Kaze no Hi ni..., Itsumo to Chigau Wagnaria (ある風邪の日に…、いつもと違うワグナリア)
May 2, 2010

Opening Theme

"SOMEONE ELSE" by Popura Taneshima, Mahiru Inami, and Yachiyo Todoroki (Kana Asumi, Saki Fujita and Eri Kitamura) (eps 1-12)

Ending Theme

#1: "Heart no Edge ni Idomou Go to Heart Edge (ハートのエッジに挑もう Go to Heart Edge)" by Souta Takanashi, Jun Satou, and Souma Hiroomi (Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Ono and Hiroshi Kamiya) (eps 1-8, 10-12)
#2: "Golden Day (ゴールデン・デイ)" by Mahiru Inami (Saki Fujita) (ep 9)
#3: "SOMEONE ELSE" by Popura Taneshima, Mahiru Inami, and Yachiyo Todoroki (Kana Asumi, Saki Fujita and Eri Kitamura) (ep 13)

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Jun 29, 2010
With the coming of an Anime with just about no plot, one wonders how good something like Working!! can actually be. To my surprise, what was supposed to be a filler series to pass the time for me ended up being one of the most enjoyable of spring 2010.

There isnt much of a story really. Takanashi justs goes to work at a family restaurant full of weird and unique co-workers and takes it from there for the rest of the series. However even with the lack of a real story, Working!! makes up for easily with their characters. Even with the lack of plot, a read more
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Dec 15, 2010
Working!! is an example of an anime that’s been done countless times before and will be again. Admittedly I was expecting this but was attracted to the series cute looking characters and the slice of life pacing. While the series gets off to a slow start things did manage to improve greatly only to end in the dustbin of history thanks to the douchebaggery of its narcissistic cast of asshats.

The premise of Working!! puts us into the inner workings of a family restaurant. The employees run the gambit of strangeness and mental issues to setup all the outstanding and original comedy read more
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Jun 28, 2010
Working!, a popular anime adapted from a 4koma which is riding on the "moe" wave was one of the better shows of the Spring 2010 season.

We start off the story with a young man named Souta Takanashi or more commonly known as Shinra or Lelouch. This young man is looking for a job to support his dysfunctional family filled with eccentric women. He is forced to help put food on the table for his underprivileged family and begins working a restaurant called the Wagnaria (Denny's) and meets a large array of hilarious characters. Takanashi needs to support his family because of the troubles at home. read more
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Jun 29, 2010
Uninspiring and rather dull.

Working!! (please note the two exclamation marks) is a slice of life, comedy show about people who work at a family restaurant, you know, one of those restaurants that serve mediocre food. It is only befitting that this show is as bad as the food presumably served at the mediocre restaurant.

With no plot whatsoever this anime is as episodic as it can possibly be, yet it's not. It's not episodic because in an episodic anime there would be a plot outline for each episode, or for the episodes included in an arc. In Working!! there exist no plot whatsoever. I honestly believed read more
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Anime: Servant x Service
Same mangaka, so the similarities are endless - humourous happenings between a bunch of quirky characters in a work-based setting.

If you liked one, you will like the other! 
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Anime: MM!
MM is built around a sadomasochistic pairing. Working isn't. So, when you first read Working's summary and note that it has a restaurant setting, you'd think it'd share few to no similarities with MM's school club shenanigans. BUT, Working may as well be about the members of a club interacting, so reliant on character gags it is--the whole at-work-not-school aspect getting overlooked... with school girls STILL being main characters. (Anime, I am disappoint...)

What makes these two super-easy to link is MM's Arashiko and Working's Inami. They have a phobia of all things male and react with EXTREME violence whenever one comes close to  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Hanasaku Iroha
Both of these slice-of-life Anime deal with the working class. Working!! takes on a more comedic look, while Hanasaku takes on a more realistic life approach. Either way, the work force is looked at and serious issues are handled, albeit one in a serious manner, and the other in a more comedic manner. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: K-On!
Working!! is very similar to K-ON! in art style, expressions, and character types. The two share the common ground of being slice of life and taking place in an everyday setting. 
reportRecommended by Detective
Anime: Minami-ke
Both slice of life anime with similar humour and pace. If you like one i suppose you would like the other 
reportRecommended by edwarx
Anime: Azumanga Daioh
Both have their main focus on different/unique/strange characters and both have a rather bizarre sense of humor. 
reportRecommended by Ultramario

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