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
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.001 (scored by 81578,157 users)
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Ranked: #42212
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Popularity: #4333
Members: 26,584
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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 an even bigger workaholic than Hiroko.

(Source: ANN)


Hataraki Man aired on Fuji Television's noitaminA block.

Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Hataraku Otoko" by PUFFY

Ending Theme

"Shangri-La" by chatmonchy


Aug 13, 2007

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 ...
Mar 8, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Aug 24, 2009
I'm a physician of 30 years. The meaning behind my work is undeniable. However the main character in this "Slice of Tripe" inspires nothing in me. She is definitely a typical arrogant grandiose Bipolar mood disorder victim who is driven by a very goal directed mania. In this sense it is an accurate portrayal of someone suffering from this disorder. But I can find nothing inspiring in her story. I just end up feeling sorry for her. In the end, no matter how noble you find your job, not having sustaining relationships and family will leave you completely bereft of meaning. I'd chuck my ...

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