Hataraku Onii-san!

Working Buddies!

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Alternative Titles

English: Working Buddies!
Japanese: 働くお兄さん!


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
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, ComedyComedy
Duration: 4 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.341 (scored by 22102,210 users)
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Ranked: #65572
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Popularity: #5792
Members: 6,058
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The story centers around the cheerful calico Tapio Chatorazawa and the pessimistic Russian blue Kuehiko Roshihara. The two study in the same college, and also work together on various odd jobs.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme


Apr 6, 2018
LadySama (All reviews)
My boyfriend found this, sounded super excited to check it out, then pulled me in to binge it with him. It's a fun little series of shorts. While it does play up the tropes, I think that's part of the charm. It almost felt like they poked fun at all the tropes in part-timer anime, and I think that's what drew me in.

What kept getting me in every episode was the philosophical Koala, whom I've dubbed Koala Sensei. He speaks like a fortune cookie, in my opinion anyway. I'd honestly watch it again, since I saw it back to back so fast.

Not sure read more
Mar 30, 2018
Fircoal (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 30, 2018
DainBramaged (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 3, 2018
Booxinton (All reviews)
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 read more

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