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4.5 star rating out of 5
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About HATARAKI-MAN Blu-ray

Hataraki-Man contains episodes 1-11 of the anime directed by Katsumi Ono in standard definition on a blu-ray disc.

It's hard to get ahead in the publishing industry and it's even harder when you're a woman in Japan, where only one manager in ten is female. Despite that, Hiroko Matsukata's determined to reach the top, and at only 28, she's worked her way up to an editor's position at Jidai weekly. But to get that far, Hiroko has had to dedicate her life to work, work, and more work while suppressing her more feminine character traits in order to blend in with her uncouth male coworkers. Just because the other Jidai employees have nicknamed her "Hataraki Man" (Working Man) doesn't mean that she wouldn't like the chance to be a bit more girly and have some romance occasionally. Unfortunately for Hiroko, her sometimes boyfriend is an even bigger workaholic than she is.


  • Publisher: MAIDEN JAPAN
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama
  • Themes: Slice of Life
  • Age Rating: 14+
  • Run Time: 275
  • Year Created: 2006
  • Release Date: 1/22/2019
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

A rewarding workplace drama/comedy.


I really enjoyed this, when I saw this a few years ago. It's basically an office comedy, with some more serious story arcs. Overall, I would describe it as a character study in a certain type of workaholic, with interesting insights into Japanese workplace culture. If this sounds interesting to you, you'd probably enjoy it, as well.

Of course, it goes without saying that it's a product of its time (think early 2000's Japan). So, there's an overtly sexist environment, which the main character battles against, with the aid of her "Hataraki-Man" persona.

I should note that I've since watched the live action drama, so that might be clouding my recollection of the anime. However, I'm sure I enjoyed both.

4 star rating out of 5

A relatable and grounded slice of life anime

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First picked this up cause it looked interesting and by the end, it was decent. The characters and story are colorful but I mostly found it quite relatable. As someone who works alot and puts work ahead of things that shouldn’t, I can relate to this show. The first episode didn’t quite do much for me, but as it went it on, it grew on me. I would compare it to Welcome to the NHK or those kind of shows where there’s life lessons to learn and not everything is positive. You need to work hard to achieve your dream and face the hurdles that approach you. Not overdoing it, why you do what you do, and juggling your work life and your personal life are all lessons we need to learn to not end up hating life or even worse. This show does a pretty good job at showing you all this but I would’ve liked a bit more conclusion with some character arcs. But in all, a solid 4/5 is what I believe this show is to me. Recommended for people looking for a more grounded slice of life anime with life lessons.