Hataraki Man

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Working Man
Japanese: 働きマン


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 2006 to Dec 22, 2006
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Gallop
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SeinenSeinen, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 64066,406 users)
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Ranked: #36082
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Popularity: #3654
Members: 21,561
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Hiroko Matsukata is a woman who works for a magazine company. She puts all she has into her work, and is known as a strong, straight-forward working girl, who can at will turn herself into Hataraki man (working man) mode. Despite Hiroko's success at work, her life lacks romance. Even though a hard worker, she'd leave early anytime to go on a date. Too bad her boyfriend is even bigger a workaholic than Hiroko.

(Source: ANN)


Hataraki Man aired on Fuji Television's noitaminA block.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamamoto, Kouji
Ono, Katsumi
Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Sound Director
Iwasaki, Tarou
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Hataraku Otoko" by PUFFY

Ending Theme

"Shangri-La" by chatmonchy

Aug 13, 2007
Meloria (All reviews)

Begining with the flow of things, it was done quite well within the eleven episodes there are of the show. Each one basically focuses onto certain problems the characters must deal with, or a certain task set that needs to be done and the issues that arise while doing so. The characters emotions and hardships of work are displayed during these times, and also focuses on some of their lifes out of work. Some of the character development is done through thoughts, showing off their stress during work or sometimes questioning themselves why they actually work so hard. On very few occasions we get some read more
Mar 9, 2015
Art05 (All reviews)
Hataraki Man was an anime that caught me by surprise. The anime deals with themes of work, overwork, dissatisfaction with work, finding your purpose in work, ultimately loving your job, and even death. It is a more mature anime—not that the anime has any lewd content or even "fan service"—but it is mature in its themes and setting; the characters are age 22-and up, and the anime greatly paints them as life-like as possible; Japanese men and women in the workplace, with thoughts, desires, anxieties, &c., and their associations with each other. To remain simple, I'll detail the main traits:

I found the story read more
Aug 12, 2009
quartears (All reviews)
Japan is a nation with a declining population; one cause for this is the fact that young women choose to have a career as opposed to starting a family (because apparently it's either one or the other). Moyoco Anno's Hataraki Man tells the story of Hiroko Matsukata, one of these young women who struggles with sacrifices necessary for her career.

Hataraki Man is well-planned, this can be seen in how the series flows and the excellent character development of Matsukata and everybody around her.

One part that made Hataraki Man especially enjoyable for me was its maturity. A lot of shows that have sexual tension place read more
Mar 8, 2008
jparagons (All reviews)
As this is a slice of life show, there's not really much story to speak of. It's more episodic than arc-based. The most important aspect to this show is probably the way Matsukata's ambitiousness clashes with her life as a woman and her desire (and, at times, need) to be feminine. While this is mostly positive, there are a few moments where the femininity contradicts the ambitiousness, rather than contrasting with it. In other words, there are some points where Matsukata is portrayed as less of a strong, independent, struggling woman and more of a vulnerable, weak, victimized woman. While read more

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