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Working!!

Working!!

Alternative Titles

English: Wagnaria!!
Japanese: ワーキング!!

Information

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
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 62565 users)
Ranked: #7562
Popularity: #220
Members: 113,907
Favorites: 778
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Working!!
Sequel: Working'!!

Characters & Voice Actors

Inami, Mahiru
Inami, Mahiru
Main
Fujita, Saki
Japanese
Fujita, Saki
Yun, Mi Na
Korean
Yun, Mi Na
Satou, Jun
Satou, Jun
Main
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke
Son, Won Il
Korean
Son, Won Il
Shirafuji, Kyouko
Shirafuji, Kyouko
Main
Watanabe, Kumiko
Japanese
Watanabe, Kumiko
Choi, Mun Ja
Korean
Choi, Mun Ja
Souma, Hiroomi
Souma, Hiroomi
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kim, Seung jun
Korean
Kim, Seung jun

Staff

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



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Jun 29, 2010
setvenx
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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Jan 18, 2015
Yesmo
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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Jan 12, 2015
Rinquin
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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Jun 29, 2010
chinoman
Looking at what I should expect for the Spring 2010 anime season through a calendar released by a source I don't know, one particular show had caught my interest. The little plot summary read, "The story is set in a family restaurant named "Wagnaria", in the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido. Sota works part-time there among the restaurant's high-spirited and strange staff." Reading that and looking at the picture of that anime had made me want to watch it. After watching that first episode, I knew that I'd enjoy Working!!

Story: After reading that little plot synopsis, you would think that read more
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Recommendations

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!
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 them. And although Working's male lead isn't a masochist (though he does come to question whether he is), he's a freak in his own right with his "minicon" fetish.

Like I typed above, Working cares little for actual working, and a GREAT degree of emphasis is placed on Inami punching the lead in S1; falling for him more with every punch. In fact, the series has more to do with the lead being punched than serving customers. The hate-to-love-via-punching 'romance' as the respective male leads get used as punching bags in order to cure their violent lady friends = THESE SO SIMILAR!
Both slice of life anime with similar humour and pace. If you like one i suppose you would like the other
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.
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.
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.

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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