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English: Wagnaria!!
Synonyms: Working!!
Japanese: ワーキング!!


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2010 to Jun 27, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Aniplex, Rakuonsha
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: 4-koma manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.771 (scored by 143,084 users)
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Ranked: #9782
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Popularity: #311
Members: 292,167
Favorites: 2,174


Same mangaka, so the similarities are endless - humourous happenings between a bunch of quirky characters in a work-based setting. If you liked one, you will like the other! 
report Recommended by Allografter
Both are slice of life workplace comedies about the food service industry. They both feature a cast of zany characters that fuel the comedy with their banter and clashing personalities. They're even both animated by A-1 Pictures. 
report Recommended by nobodysdawn
MM is built around a sadomasochistic pairing. Working isn't. So, when you first read Working's summary and note that it has a restaurant setting, you'd think it'd share few to no similarities with MM's school club shenanigans. BUT, Working may as well be about the members of a club interacting, so reliant on character gags it is--the whole at-work-not-school aspect getting overlooked... with school girls STILL being main characters. (Anime, I am disappoint...) What makes these two super-easy to link is MM's Arashiko and Working's Inami. They have a phobia of all things male and react with EXTREME violence whenever one comes close to them. And  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Both of these slice-of-life Anime deal with the working class. Working!! takes on a more comedic look, while Hanasaku takes on a more realistic life approach. Either way, the work force is looked at and serious issues are handled, albeit one in a serious manner, and the other in a more comedic manner. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Working!! is very similar to K-ON! in art style, expressions, and character types. The two share the common ground of being slice of life and taking place in an everyday setting. 
report Recommended by Detective
In both series, there's the idea of working. The environment is depicted with comedy especially with the characters involved. The main male protagonist also seems insecure at many times regarding the setting he is in. However, he is determined to do the work he is assigned to. There is literally humor and many jokes made throughout both series mainly related to the main male protagonist and the people he interacts with. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both slice of life anime with similar humour and pace. If you like one i suppose you would like the other 
report Recommended by edwarx
Both are hilarious series, have an even amount of male and female characters, and have cute romantic elements. While Working is about restaurant life and Nozaki-kun is school life, they have the same comedic feel and are both very enjoyable.  
report Recommended by SilverChariotx
Both series were placed in a comedy within a workplace, Denki-Gai no Honya-san is a workplace comedy set in a bookstore in a certain "electric town", whereas Working!! is a workplace comedy set in a family restaurant in Hokkaido. Both follow the funny daily lives of a quirky crew at work; "slice-of-work" if you will. 
report Recommended by FelixGaspan
Even though 'Working!!' has barely started, it reminds me greatly of 'Toradora!'. Both feature tiny female leads, forward (sometimes violent) female characters, and slice-of-life comedy.  
report Recommended by cptnsuz
Similarities: Both settings are in a Restaurant. Both have characters (Aizawa Chizuru of Shinryaku! Ika Musume, Sato Jun and Kyouko Shirafuji of working) which the main character (Ika and Souta) won't dare mess with. Both were safe enough to be viewed by elementary school kids. Both do have either a shallow or unstable plot. Both characters (Souta and Ika) never intended to work in the restaurant in the first place. And both have little bit lesbian that goes in it. Dissimilarities: One was set in the suburbs of Hokkaido while the other one was set on a beach somewhere in the southern part of Japan (In Okinawa... I think). One  read more 
report Recommended by Mugen900
Using the restaurant theme but actually can take place in any settings, Shirokuma Cafe and Working are pretty much situation comedy that happen to take place in restaurant and coincidentally share the common activity of arubaito (part-time work.) Shirokuma cafe take a safe route of all-age and genders appeal. I double dare anyone to come up with demographic group that can't watch this. Working is a male-oriented show that have lots of girls (as usual) and happen to appeal to female too due to it's neutral standing between male and female emphasis. It is made from female-mangaka manga that serialized in late-teen to adult mangazine, but pretty  read more 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Main characters from Mayo Chiki! and Working!! suffer from gynophobia/androphobia. (Fear of woman/men) They're similar in that the leading characters are afraid of the opposite sex. 
report Recommended by deepdish
Both have their main focus on different/unique/strange characters and both have a rather bizarre sense of humor. 
report Recommended by Ultramario
Different people with different personalities adds up to one funny story, and thats what these two anime is about. 
report Recommended by kindle-kun
The comedy in both shows is all over the place yet still has a realistic feeling to it. The Anime both have a wide range of characters who don't fit inside the box and they have similar Anime styles. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both are comedies with odd-ball characters and minimal storylines. 
report Recommended by Miharu-Kun
Both of these Anime deal with following a particular job and the ups and downs. Except, the characters involved are not your average person, they all have various personalities with quirks in them. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
The lives of these characters who are around the same age is crazy and unexpected things end up happening. The comedy is also very similar. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
These anime series are similar to each other because they are both slice of life who don't resort to the school setting. These two shows have a big selection of characters and have really good comedy, characters interactions and even some romance. Really like this two shows and since that in my opinion they are similar i am making this Recommendation. Hope it helps someone :)  
report Recommended by pmf96
Both these anime focus on the relationships of a group of people (this is probably true for most anime though): in Ouran it is the 'Host Club' members while in Working it is the part time workers at the family restaurant 'Wagnaria'. Comedy, a variety of characters with distint personalities and quirks, a slow and comfortable pace and episodes following the daily life of the characters (in the Host Club and in the family restaurant) without a strong plot (this is more true for Working!!) are similar elements in both. Ouran has more character development and shows the pasts of the characters while Working!! has  read more 
report Recommended by Haras
Both comedies involve the antics of high school students. The humor is off the wall, sometimes pushing the "willing suspense of disbelief" that a person has. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Soft? Well, Acchi Koochi is definitely a soft slice-of-life Anime in both mood and pacing, while Working is soft in feel, but packs in quite a bit with the characters as nothing about the day to day life is simple. A stark contrast characterization wise, and yet there is something fans of one may enjoy of the other. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both are lighthearted SoL shows with comedy and a little bit of character development thrown in. Joukamachi has a few slightly darker points, but both generally try to keep an upbeat and happy atmosphere. There are romantic subplots in both of these shows, but the romance is much more prevalent in Working. Joukamachi tends to delve into themes such as family and friends, putting romance to the side save for a couple characters. Working has no supernatural elements, while Joukamachi has a very central supernatural core with the royal family's powers. Generally, if you liked one of these shows, you'll find something very similar between them. 
report Recommended by DaBomb1
Both very funy and fun to watch. The characters are very well made and it will bring you multiple smiles while watching. If you are a comedy lover, Lucky Star and Working! is the anime for you. Remember: Working 2nd season in going to come out! XD 
report Recommended by mepiggy
Both are slice of lives and are both hilarious. Working is more about restaurant lives while Non Non Biyori is about some girls' country lives. 
report Recommended by anime--psycho
Both shows set in a workplace and revolve around various characters and their joint interaction such building relationships and the struggle to make progress with its ensuing developement. Both are cute, cheerful and very enjoyable. 
report Recommended by Haruni
Laid back. No main story. Similar comedy. Bit of romance. 
report Recommended by hyokai
Fast-paced comedy both adapted from 4-koma manga. They managed to fit a lot of gags from original into the anime and also have the enjoyable pace kept. Good work everyone, just please come up with some original joke once in a while, anime team. Those who have read original manga really have a hard time on your show. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Both are a slice of life anime that deals with working in a restaurant. There's one sided love, and conflict and resolution. 
report Recommended by makimagic
Both are slice of life comedies that are character driven with a small cast and put a smile on your face. 
report Recommended by Pankeikki
I think they got similar atmosphere ... Like seitokai no ichizon is in this council room and Working!! is in family restaurant. There are also similar characters like Tanashima is similar to Kurimu or Sugisaki is similar to Takanashi ... in their own way. Also has other characters which are alike. 
report Recommended by Poeticas
Two comedy animes that can be referred to slice of life genres, both animes happen mostly in the cafes their working... Both animes seem to get their punch lines mostly on the worker's "unusual" sides too... If you like that format of comedy of Working, then you might also have fun watching Soredemo... 
report Recommended by nightmaresag
Both in a work place. Every character has their own personality and the show's main comedy comes from either slapstick comedy or how each character misunderstands something 
report Recommended by somedayasunbae
Both are about a brown-haired guy with glasses who likes children. Takanashi has a fascination towards everything that's small, so people often think he's creepy, while Tsuchida is often mistaken for a pedophile. These animes follow their respective protagonist's life as they get their first job ever : Hanamaru Youchien takes place in a kindergarten and Working takes place in a family restaurant. Hence, both are related to the comedy and slice of life genres. 
report Recommended by PlzAllow
Both series exhibits the atmosphere of a working environment, the only difference is that the setting of Shirobako take place in an animation industry while the setting of Working!! took place on a Family restaurant. 
report Recommended by MyHentaiListDesu
They are both incurably hilarious and unconventionally witty. Both have strongly established comic characters, hysterical running jokes, and agonizing romantic comedy. 
report Recommended by PuddleBoots
Both feature humour involving people working in a shop. Yuusha has a demon lord's daughter and is set in an Electric store, while Working!! is set in a family restaurant. 
report Recommended by Sorghaghtani
Both of them are simialar in there comedy. Not in the story line, but both of the comedies have the same feel to them. Both leave you laughing, if you like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun you'll probably like Working!! and vise-versa. Also the two character that I think resemble each other are Satou and Kenji both blonde/ same mellow darkish personality.  
report Recommended by SecretAnimeLover
A guy taking care a girl because of her incapable. Slowly but sure there's a little romantic feelings. More than one lovely couples. Unique/weird personality friends and they almost meet each others everyday. There's a "trap" for each series. And good comedy anime :) 
report Recommended by Rayl1ght
Both are decent slice of life series with a lot of humour. There are some characters you will find similarities in their personalities from both series,like Benio from Mikakunin de Shinkoukei is somewhat similar to Kyoko-san from working!!.Like they are always being admired by some yet some finds them stupid. Both have romance but in this point of view Mikakunin de Shinkoukei has the upperhand. 
report Recommended by Imamul-Kabir
Absolutely funny and ridiculous story plot. Both anime have characters that are normal and ridiculous in their own ways. Will definitely make you laugh!! 
report Recommended by sow_yiyi
Even though settings and overall plot are very different, they both have a similar feeling of random comedy, which in both cases works and it's very funny. If you liked one you will probably enjoy the other as well. Both recommended. 
report Recommended by killgrave
I really like the idea of a story of everyday life including the working environment. Both are cute and funny anime. love it.  
report Recommended by Luuji222
The main character are similar Similar comedy style,are both main character get bullied by his sisters and work at home like slave working focus in work more than home. 
report Recommended by Raventale
Both are fantastic series, with a colorful cast of characters, comedy throughout and will absolutely put a smile on your face! 
report Recommended by jmac857
This anime is based on Working!! series. It has 3 seasons. So watch the original series. Both are very identical though. It'd be like watching the same series so I hope you will enjoy. Original is better than this in my opinion although this one comes pretty close too. Overall I liked the original series. 
report Recommended by Pyr8King
Both have great pacing and contain the right mix of comedy, drama and romance with satisfying endings that tie up loose ends nicely. Character interactions drive both series. Working!! does it with more characters, while Love Lab does it with creative scenarios. If one left a void, then the other is sure to fill it. 
report Recommended by bucket3432
they both work in a restaurant they both have really nice art style they both fall in love at some point both was about the everyday life working in a restaurant  
report Recommended by moon-flowers
both Dagashi Kashi and Working are slice of life shows taking place in a work setting(dakashi kashi has a family running a candy shop, and working is everyday life in a restaurant) and have similar character interactions and character traits that make them unique form one another. if you love Dakashi Kashi, you will love Working. 
report Recommended by NintensityCrowds
Basically the same thing -- no story at all but what makes it soo good and funny (BOTH COMEDIES) is their everyday life & friendship.  
report Recommended by florizeta
Both are slice of life. They are pleasant to watch, where not much goes on, but it still makes you happy to watch it. 
report Recommended by jopofosho
Both shows take place in a restaurant and follow the interaction of those in the work place with those they serve or are familiar with. Ameiro Cocoa takes place in a coffe shop though and Working takes place in a diner. Personally out of the two, I enjoyed Working more, but these two shows gave me a similar feel.  
report Recommended by Hamaneko
Both include a character with psychological walls hindering them in various ways in their life. 
report Recommended by datanimeboiii
Both rely heavily on absurd, character-driven humor that cause you to bust a gut while rolling on the floor laughing. They also have a bunch of diverse charactors who are good breakaways from traditional tropes. 
report Recommended by Ichigo_Gyunyu
They are both very care free and funny anime. They have very dynamic characters and both very fun to watch; both are filled with moments that just make you smile.  
report Recommended by nguyenco
Over the whole series, you learn more about each main character and find out about their personality disorders... 
report Recommended by QueueQ
Not much alike but in both have a girl causing problems to the protagonist and the characters Yamada Aoi and Gokou Ruri are a lot alike. 
report Recommended by bereta002
Both animes are about some bussiness with many hilarious scenes, funny characters and a kind of romance. Some characters have similarities, like a guy who are always in trouble (Takanashi and Keitaro), a girl who are always punching the protagonist (Inami and Narusegawa), a girl with a sword (Yachiro and Motoko), a girl causing problems to everyone (Yamada and Sarah) and a lazy employee (Kyouko and Haruka).  
report Recommended by bereta002
Eve and Working make up two of the few restaurant-based animes that I know. Though differing heavily from the dark, mysterious aura of Eve and the light, happy-lappy atmosphere of Working, both animes' main male leads get sucked into their respective environments, discovering a unique array of characters while themselves maturing over time. 
report Recommended by S2VX
While working provides more of a comedy and A-Channel more of cuteness. Both series are good slice of life based on 4-koma. 
report Recommended by ashton
both this anime take a place in the restaurant, but Kaidan restaurant is creepy and have a horror genre than Working!! 
report Recommended by tsuntsunrage
Both have really quirky characters that are defined by their irregularities. 
report Recommended by cowshrptrn
Both anime take place at restaurants where a new hire comes in, and there are plenty of eccentric staff members already working there. 
report Recommended by IrisInABottle
both anime have characters that are weird in a somewhat similar ways 
report Recommended by pakin
Nogizaka start hitting guys because she has never been so close with 3D males after all her life spent with anime. If that is actually happening it would be really cool, with plagiarism concern. Both show are already uber similar in the way that they both have an interesting main couple going out in interesting way with a good supporting casts. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
Comedy harem with plenty of possible pairings that appeal to audiences of all taste. Note that this recs focused on possibility of pairing because there are not many solid romance element or author-arranged couple present in both show, allowing audience imagination to runs wild. 
report Recommended by lapisdragon
The story line is comedic, the cast is rather out there and the animation styles are similar. At first glance they may not appear like series which will appeal to fans of the other series, and yet there is something which can very much appeal to fans either. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both of these Anime have similar styles. They also take something that seems normal and turns it into something bigger. They're also both funny, in their own corny ways. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Definitely similar style. Especially when you look at the opening sequences. Both really inspired me to go to work. NHK, inspiring me to get a job. And Working!!, inspiring me to keep it and enjoy it. xD *used to work in a cafe*  
report Recommended by Shirt
Ririchiyo reminds me of Yamada and in episode 4, Maid 2 (in an incredibly weird way since he/she is either a tranny or a crossdresser) reminds me of Satou 
report Recommended by Trig058
Comedy based, barakamon has better character development for the main lead along with a very good story, in terms of comedy I can`t decide between the two but in terms of story it`s barakamon Hands down... both are slice of life and both are really enjoyable 
report Recommended by setogirl2
Though Working! is better than Pia Carrot, both stories happens in a restaurant.  
report Recommended by biakudryavka
Leading characters suffer from an obtuse aversion to men. Both contain lots of light-hearted comedy with slight romantic undertones. 
report Recommended by deepdish
The overall atmosphere of both shows come out as very similar to me because they're both slice-of-life comedies that give off a refreshing feeling. While Gugure! Kokkuri-san involves fantasy and the supernatural, Working!! doesn't seem to showcase any of those, but both shows revolve around the daily lives of a strange group of people with peculiar personalities, and there is no deep story or clear plot involved; just pure, fun randomness. Also, some voice actors for the shows are similar (Kokkuri and Satou, Kohina and Yamada, etc.). 
report Recommended by maoisara
I really recommend you guys to watch Natsu no Arashi. It's kinda the same atmosphere. The story takes place in a cafe/restaurant. It's a comedy so you'll laugh as you did in Working, except that there's a little bit of a super-natural thing in Natsu no Arashi but still fun. The only thing that Working really quite differs in is probably the character design. 
report Recommended by SuohMikoto-
Both series have humor which originates from misunderstandings 
report Recommended by xEWEx
Both are lighthearted shows filled with clashing quirky personalities that lead to much humor. Both comedies have a romance element, though in Working!! it's more of a subplot.  
report Recommended by colonelpanic
Both shows derive humor from personalities and character interactions. In both, characters sparkle or produce an aura. 
report Recommended by colonelpanic
Slice of life about jobs: one in an office and the other in a restaurant. Both have unique characters will make you laugh with their daily issues or circunstances and they have a touch of romance in the background. 
report Recommended by darkuria
Both animes have a 'real life' aspect that is played upon but also riled up. Both set in modern times they focus on characters who may not be the generally accepted 'normal' to society, and show how people like this can connect to each other. Though Working is definitely less serious, I think they hold a lot of a similar feel. 
report Recommended by selvania
Pretty much both shows are just the about everyday life. Only difference is that one takes place at work and the other takes place at school 
report Recommended by imprezagc8
Comedy, no clear plot line with a focus on the daily life and interactions of the characters, attractive visuals are some of the aspects both these anime share. Kaichou wa maid-sama has a much slower pacing than Working and might, at times, be rather tiring. The former focuses on the two main characters, Misaki (student council president) and Usui Takumi and their evolving relationship. The other characters are not really given much attention nor are they well developed, though this may apply to the main characters as well. Nonetheless it is fun to watch - a little at a time. Working's characters are more important  read more 
report Recommended by Haras
Both have work related theme, similar characters Haruka = Takanash Kozue, Marimo = Takanashi Souta (Cosplay). Both are good comedy/ Slide of life and radom. 
report Recommended by darkquach
Great art, as well as the slice of life, and romcom vibes, as well as a strong cast of characters 
report Recommended by itssimplyme
Cute, sitcom antics, character-driven humor, and similar character design. It's also a slice-of-life comedy series, and contrary to notoriety, is not pedobear fanservice. 
report Recommended by tanktnt
Both of these animes have characters who are very sensitive about their height. 
report Recommended by Spankdatmonkey