Ranked #757


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
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.841 (scored by 76,783 users)
Ranked: #7572
Popularity: #219
Members: 143,624
Favorites: 1,088
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Inami, Mahiru
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Fujita, Saki
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Yamada, Aoi
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Hirohashi, Ryou
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Taneshima, Popura
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Asumi, Kana
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Satou, Jun
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Ono, Daisuke
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Hiraike, Yoshimasa
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Director, Series Composition
Tsuruoka, Yota
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Sound Director
Nakase, Rika
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Kanasaki, Takaomi
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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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May 19, 2015
~ 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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Aug 28, 2015
Ok I'll admit it, I was quick to judge. I didn't like the first episode because it felt like it was going to be a super heavy lolicon because of emphasis on Popura's shortness and Takanashi's love of well...children. I meandered through the first couple episodes, all grumbles and eye rolls.

Somewhere around episode 3 or 4 I started enjoying things, as other characters got involved, like Takanashi's family, which is great, and Inami in general, who I think is a great character. By episode 8, I was fully invested and loving it, forgetting all of my initial worries.

All in all I thought it 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: 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: 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: 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: Toradora!
Even though 'Working!!' has barely started, it reminds me greatly of 'Toradora!'. Both feature tiny female leads, forward (sometimes violent) female characters, and slice-of-life comedy.  
reportRecommended by cptnsuz

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