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: 6.991 (scored by 81598,159 users)
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Ranked: #42482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4337
Members: 26,600
Favorites: 64

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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 5, 2020
A realistic look at a young professional woman's workaholic behavior. If you don't get it, you're probably under 25. But if you’re looking for a character-driven story about the “real world,” this is it.

I found the main character incredibly relatable. Hiroko is brash, ambitious, driven, masculine. But despite her mannish communication style, she still feels like a woman, one who doesn't want to be constrained by traditional expectations. She pushes herself much harder than her coworkers, but she's not doing herself any favors when it comes her to relationships with her colleagues or her boyfriend. The progression of her workaholic tendencies plays out much like ...
May 28, 2019
Mixed Feelings

I decided to watch it by looking the poster as it felt like a slice of life comedy anime but after first episode it felt boring and still the curiosity of relationship between those two made me to watch until the end and resulted in crappy end imao.
Let me get to the core, imao this anime felt like it is trying to say working is better than maintaining relationships and this may seem like not true but from the conclusion I draw the the anime felt like it is saying that if your not good with your partner instead of reflecting on the problems that ...
Dec 25, 2014
I don’t treat every anime fairly, but I do have a few specific standards that must be met when judging them. No matter what genre, studio, director, or whatever is attached to an individual product, I must always feel like something important is happening. There are different ways you can make something feel important, but it generally needs to make me thing. It needs to make me laugh. It needs to feel like the team behind the anime gives a crap. And before people bring up how the team behind that Brynhildr anime was trying their heart out, I mean give a crap in a ...

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