Hataraku Oniisan!

Working Buddies!

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 働くお兄さん!
English: Working Buddies!
German: Working Buddies!
Spanish: Working Buddies!
French: Working Buddies!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2018 to Mar 23, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 21:54 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Tomovies
Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.371 (scored by 34493,449 users)
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Ranked: #75142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6885
Members: 8,718
Favorites: 20

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The energetic Tapio Chatarozawa and the cool-headed Kuehiko Roshihara are two young cats trying out various part-time jobs. From delivering packages to washing windows on skyscrapers, the pair explore the opportunities that await them out on the recruiting field. As they struggle to learn the ropes, the duo endures the antics of their colorful customers and supervisors while bonding as working buddies.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takashima, Tomoya
Usa, Yoshiki
Script, Series Composition, Original Creator, Chief Producer
Masaki, Kaoru
Theme Song Performance
Ishihara, Souma
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Hataraku Onii-san (働くお兄さん)" by DearDream

Ending Theme


Episode Videos


Mar 30, 2018
Do you want to watch some cute cats doing odd jobs? Well why wouldn't you!

Hataraku Onii-san may not be a big ticket show but what it tries to do it does very well. The moment of them working are varied and showcase the different places that they work at well. The show also does a good job of showing the bond between the two workplace buddies and how they slowly become closer with time. While the show does have a general formula it also knows how to use that formula well in order to make everything work and still have it feel fresh. Furthermore ...
Apr 3, 2018
If your looking for a quick, fun and cute anime to watch and kill some time you may want to check this out.

Overall the anime is pretty simple. This however works in the anime's favour considering each episodes length. Each episode is its own little self contained story, this is quite nice because you can just jump in any episode without a problem.

The character interactions are fun to watch as each have their own little quirk which helps as a base for the bits of comedy in each episode. The art in the show is also very simple and charming, which if nothing ...
Mar 30, 2018
Mixed Feelings
A tsukkomi and boke cat duo do a random job, then a bizarre wombat spouting existential nonsense appears. (Or is it a koala? I'm not a zoologist.) It's crazy enough that I almost want to recommend it, but honestly, the show was too mediocre. It's not terrible, but it's not great. It's an OK way to stop thinking and procrastinate for an hour, but there are still better ways to do that.

To give the show credit, the main characters were surprisingly entertaining. Maybe I'm easily amused, but the dialogue and reactions humored me. There were also some really funny moments. The high point of the ...

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