Hataraku Oniisan!

Working Buddies!

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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 31843,184 users)
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Ranked: #74522
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Popularity: #6449
Members: 7,972
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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
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"Hataraku Onii-san (働くお兄さん)" by DearDream

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Apr 6, 2018
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 ...
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 ...
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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