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Hataraki Man  
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From Entropy:

This is a set of one-shot stories of working people drawn from the viewpoint of Matsukata Hiroko, who is a 28-year-old single woman and is an editor of Weekly Magazine, JIDAI. She’s often at odds with Tanaka Kunio, a novice editor. Her work already stresses her out and he’s unapologetic about his own mistakes! Everyone refers to Hiroko as a masculine woman for how seriously she takes her work. She smokes too much, works too much, and never has sex. However, when it’s time to get a story done, she switches into “Working Man” mode where her testosterone in her blood increases, she works three times her normal speed, and all thoughts of life’s necessities disappear.


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Associated Names
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Working Man

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.13-15 by Entropy over 4 years ago
v.2 c.12 by Entropy over 5 years ago
v.2 c.11 by Entropy over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Hiatus/Discontinued?)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 3, Chap 19

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (57 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.37 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 2nd 2017, 12:07pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #703 increased(+147)
Monthly Pos #1435 increased(+261)
3 Month Pos #3167 increased(+355)
6 Month Pos #3539 increased(+1250)
Year Pos #5762 increased(+1083)

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On 319 reading lists
On 419 wish lists
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On 137 custom lists

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Excellent Social Commentary   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by Unproductive
January 6th, 2010, 8:43am
Hataraki Man is a nice exposition of the social effects of women joining the workforce. It shows the stress on society and relationships of people working and not having time for personal relationships.

The great tragedy of the series is that the artist has health complications and may not be able to continue. Best wishes go out to Moyoko Anno. I'm hoping that there will be more Hataraki Man to enjoy.
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by xxamayaxx
August 28th, 2008, 5:48pm
I love this manga but I love the anime more so I'm reviewing really on that as only a few of the manga chapters have been released but the anime stays pretty faithful. Any way I love this manga I love learning about all the different people who work in the office and I love the strong and true female that the plot centers around. Its unusual for people who actually enjoy office work in this day and age and to see a manga about some one who enjoys their work is refreshing and gives a young out of work girl like me hope that one day I can have a job in which I can be enthused over and really enjoy doing even if its means I have no love life!
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Interesting in a more subtle way.   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by rindtron
August 23rd, 2008, 4:33am
I like it. It's a good reflection (and perhaps slight criticism...?) on the current state of Japan's working society - especially the workaholics and the effect it has on their relationships and social life. A good thing about this manga is that it is that it's realistic. The protagonist shares an understanding with the other charatcers, but it is not all catagorised into a totally "good" or totally "bad" relationship. I can't wait ot see how she deveolops through the story~
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An interesting view on women   
Rating: N/A
by ordos2011
December 25th, 2012, 9:28pm
Frankly, I can't believe the author could tell much in just 54 pages, while a new character shows up every new chapter. Besides, I just love the main character. She is a workaholic, yet her life is so great. At first, I thought her relationship was just shallow, but it turned out to be quite touching. And the other characters are quite good as well (I especially sympathize with the old guy in chapter 9).
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Rating: N/A
by x91
October 3rd, 2007, 10:13pm
I thought this was more of a josei then a seinen, i might be wrong though bigrazz Anyways, it's pretty good and like any other josei, i quite enjoy the whole working environment and the realistic points of the serie.
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Workaholics Anonymous!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by pearlesque
June 16th, 2007, 11:31am
I used to be like the main character before my Big Bad Burnout, so I can appreciate where she's coming from. This is an interesting, wry and often amusing take on what overworking can do to a person. The glimpses into a normal working environment, along with office politics etc., really make this a special read.
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