HATARAKI-MAN Blu-ray

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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.

Details

  • 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: 0.23
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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A rewarding workplace drama/comedy.

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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.