Ranked #786


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
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.831 (scored by 65955 users)
Ranked: #7862
Popularity: #227
Members: 121,500
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Set in a family restaurant in Hokkaido, the northern prefecture of Japan, 16-year-old high school student Souta Takanashi works part-time along with his strange co-workers: Popura Taneshima, a high school girl who's a year older than Souta, yet easily mistaken for an elementary/middle schooler, and Kyoko Shirafuji, the 28-year-old store manager who doesn't bother to do any work at all.

(Source: NIS America)


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Adaptation: Working!!
Sequel: Working'!!

Characters & Voice Actors

Inami, Mahiru
Inami, Mahiru
Fujita, Saki
Fujita, Saki
Taneshima, Popura
Taneshima, Popura
Asumi, Kana
Asumi, Kana
Yamada, Aoi
Yamada, Aoi
Hirohashi, Ryou
Hirohashi, Ryou
Satou, Jun
Satou, Jun
Ono, Daisuke
Ono, Daisuke


Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Director, Series Composition
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Nakase, Rika
Nakase, Rika
Kanasaki, Takaomi
Kanasaki, Takaomi

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Episodes  13 / 13
Aired  Apr 4, 2010 to Jun 27, 2010
Status  Finished Airing

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Jan 18, 3:04 AM
Part romance, part slapstick, part raunchy adult comedy – Working!! Is an anime about... well... working.

Unlike many other slice of life anime out there which is usually tends to take place in schools, the story of Working take place in a family restaurant called Wagnaria. The episodes are structured the same as most 4-koma adaptations, with a focus on quirky characters, well-timed gags, and a smidgen of relationship development to keep us invested, but what puts Working! in an upper tier is execution: plain and simple.

The best part of Working is far and away the terrific cast of characters. At first glance you read more
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Jun 29, 2010 7:12 AM
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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May 19, 3:13 PM
~ Work it off! ~

A relaxing anime that attends to the plights of the working lifestyle, by making light of them...

Working!! is an uplifting, quirky, and goofy documentation of everyday working life. It's a
dedicated slice of life anime with no trickery whatsoever, and as such: it embraces a very simple concept.
Contrary to being escapist, everything about Working!! is refreshingly realistic and down-to-earth. It
goes without saying that "minimalist-styled" titles such as Working receive very conflicting responses, as
many fail to/refuse to acknowledge the technical merit within; just because "there's no story": which in itself is a common misconception. Therefore, the audience that can appreciate the relatability aspect read more
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Jan 12, 4:09 AM
The story starts with Sota Takanashi, a sixteen-year-old high school student. He is recruited by Popura Taneshima, an adorable but extremely short seventeen-year-old high school student, to work at the family restaurant Wagnaria, hence the American title. Takanashi accepts her request but is dragged into unforeseen working conditions. Wagnaria is just a normal family restaurant, but the employees aren't exactly what he expects them to be.

Wagnaria's employees act as a dysfunctional but comical family. Popura is small enough to be mistaken as an elementary school girl, which is ironic because she was named after the poplar tree so she would grow tall. There's Inami Mahiru 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! 
reportRecommended by Xenograft
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: 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: 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: Durarara!!
Working!! is pretty much Durarara!! except that it takes place in a family restuarant. :D Three of the seiyuus from DRRR (Jun Fukuyama aka Shinra, Daisuke Ono aka Shizuo, and Hiroshi Kamiya aka Izaya) play very similar personalities in Working!! Seriously. It's like the slice-of-life version of Durarara. 
reportRecommended by YakuzaDog

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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