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Hataraki Man [働きマン]

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Drama Details
Title:Hataraki Man
働きマン
Working Man
Telecast:2007-10-10 to 2007-12-19
Season:Fall 2007



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TV Station:NTV
Duration:11 Episodes



Synopsis
The story revolves around Hiroko Matsukata, an editor of a weekly magazine. Hiroko is so focused on her work that she has no time for romance, and others refer to her by the nickname "hataraki man" ("working man").
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Actor/Actress Cast (14)
Kanno Miho
菅野美穂
Matsukata Hiroko
Hayami Mokomichi
速水もこみち
Tanaka Kunio
Kichise Michiko
吉瀬美智子
Kaji Maiko
Yoshizawa Hisashi
吉沢悠
Yamashiro Shinji
Sawamura Ikki
沢村一樹
Narita Kimio
Hirayama Aya
平山あや
Nagisa Mayu
Sada Mayumi
佐田 真由美
Araki Masami
Arakawa Yoshiyoshi
荒川良々
Kobayashi Akihisa
Tsuda Kanji
津田寛治
Sugawara Fumiya
Ibu Masato
伊武雅刀
Umemiya Tatsuhiko
Yamada Yu
山田優
Nogawa Yumi
Nonaka Isao
野仲イサオ
Dojima Tamotsu
!TODELETE Sato Tomohito
佐藤智仁
(ep 7)
Sato Tomohito
佐藤祐基
ep 7
 

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Drama Reviews (4)
!!WARNING!!
The review section may contain spoilers! Please understand
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1. Well done but not unforgettable [Rating: 7/10]
I categorize this one in category of the well-rounded, well-written, well-acted, well-directed modern doramas. Nothing disappoints there, there is a little bit of everything: good plot overall, nice and different characters, good acting across the board, some touches of originality, some comic relief, some romance, a strong lead actress (I have to admit that I am a big fan of Kanno Miho and was not disappointed again).
I found 2 weaknesses though: first, the fact that there's not much that is really outstanding in this dorama, except the closing scene which I absolutely loooved (I played each one 3 of 4 times), but that's only 30 seconds or so. Second, I found that the plot held up well until episode 5 or 6, then obviously the writers were looking for ideas, and they reverted to classic tricks (but it still was well done)
My conclusion: it probably won't be an unforgettable moment, but I don't think anyone will be disappointed by this dorama.
Reviewed by Jackykero on 14 April 2009
2. Great comedy [Rating: 9/10]
This is a happy and cheerful drama to watch. Miho Kanno looks great here. Her outfit and hairstyle are just too great to miss. It's so good to finally watch something nice. I seriously need to take a break from those dragging and nothing but love focused Korean drama... Simply nice drama to watch
Reviewed by Scarlett on 10 January 2008
3. Kanno Miho is amazing [Rating: ?/10]
So far, it's been the best comedy series I've seen in years.

I hope it will be this good to the end.
Reviewed by 8thSin on 28 October 2007
4. Captivating first episode [Rating: ?/10]
Currently watching. About to start episode 2.
Reviewed by whatever0024 on 15 May 2008

Comments From Users (44)
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1. Comments by Jackykero [Rating: 7/10]
I categorize this one in category of the well-rounded, well-written, well-acted, well-directed modern doramas. Nothing disappoints there, there is a little bit of everything: good plot overall, nice and different characters, good acting across the board, some touches of originality, some comic relief, some romance, a strong lead actress (I have to admit that I am a big fan of Kanno Miho and was not disappointed again).
I found 2 weaknesses though: first, the fact that there's not much that is really outstanding in this dorama, except the closing scene which I absolutely loooved (I played each one 3 of 4 times), but that's only 30 seconds or so. Second, I found that the plot held up well until episode 5 or 6, then obviously the writers were looking for more ideas, and they reverted to classic tricks (but it still was well done)
My conclusion: it probably won't be an unforgettable moment, but I don't think anyone will be disappointed by this dorama.
2. Comments by SayaOtonashi [Rating: 8/10]
This is a really good dorama: good production, great acting (I love Kanno Miho and her voice -she always seems to have a cold! :D), good music, story and writing. It focuses in work almost all the time, and I loved the idea that Hiroko already had a boyfriend, so she has to face some hard decissions since she loves her job so much. Maybe other characters are not very much developed. Last song on each episode was SO funny! And after watching this dorama I couldn't help but start thinking about my own situation in my job (and in life :D). Anyway I found myself into a contradiction: did I like the end, or didn't I? I still don't know the answer to that; if I were Miho, it would be really difficult for me to make that decision. I suppose she was really mature with her decision. In summary, the show was really entertaining and easy to see; don't expect anything very deep (at least until the end, when I really thought about what job means in life).
3. Comments by Sorata [Rating: 5/10]
This was probably the most unsubstancial dorama i have watched, mostly because iLm a guy and this is too woman oriented just like Anego for example, but much more boring.
The first 6 episodes are completly useless stroywise, if you really want to enjoy this dorama watch the first episode then skip from 2 to 6, watch 7 and 8, skip 9 and watch 10 and 11, i garantee that you wonLt miss anything.
Tanaka(Hayami Mokomichi) had this "big important character" aura but he never did everything meaningful, he didnLt even had his own episode like Sugawara, Nagisa and Shinji had.
I was exoecting some kind of romance between Tanaka and Hiroko down the line, but it never happen(it will probably happen in the manga).
Overall itLs a pretty boring dorama, maybe a woman will enjoy some of it(which i doubt) but for a guy with my tastes this was unbearable.
4. Comments by Scarlett [Rating: ?/10]
To ren 1999, why is posing nude got to do with the review of this series. It's a norm that every Japanese actresses posed nude for calendar or collection.

It's good to focus on someone else's acting skill than posting comments as such.
5. Comments by chibichan [Rating: 8/10]
Hiroko always put her job first, even for love. Its nice to see how hard she work and how she love to do it. But i hope there more romance in this story, maybe between Hiroko and her Mokomichi's character
6. Comments by aramia [Rating: 7/10]
The storyline lacked oomph. And the ending was somewhat neither here nor there. Kanno Miho as hataraki man signifies a change in roles being typecast to her. More careerminded and less romantic.
7. Comments by mammothb [Rating: 5/10]
not a bad show, with decent humour. however the ending was a little predictable. but i'm sure the sure the show will provide inspiration to those who aren't sure of which they want to do.
8. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 6/10]
Okay drama - not very realistic when it comes to portray journalism. Kanno Miho has "chispitas" in this but the stories she follows for her newspaper are mildly interesting. A mixed bag.
9. Comments by atheon [Rating: 8/10]
April 2008: Minus hataraki man transforms scenes, this drama shows the life of a magazine editor. Tough work. The little ending theme is funny, hilarious stuff.
10. Comments by Veilen [Rating: 10/10]
Hard working motivational show. Lots of drama and comedy. Opening from this drama is my new weekdays alarm clock melody. It's a really good stuff.
11. Comments by marspeach [Rating: 7/10]
I thought it was entertaining enough to watch but it's not something I'll consider a favorite or really ever have an urge enough to watch again.
12. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
Kanno was great, but honestly, 75% of this drama was filler. You could watch episode 1, then skip to episode 10 and 11 and not miss a thing.
13. Comments by aoi_dolphine [Rating: 7/10]
Lots of narratives from the roles of the cast. Interesting view from the producer... have not complete this and will update later.
14. Comments by williu [Rating: 8/10]
A fun drama with great acting from the lead. Not the deepest script ever, but it's a heartwarming and kind comedy.
15. Comments by jPs34n [Rating: 8/10]
Interesting drama. Its about a girl that works hard for her job with also some love conflicts thats going on.
16. Comments by Nermal [Rating: 7/10]
Even though I did not like the manga, the cast made me fall in love with this series. Well worth the watch!
17. Comments by eftermiddag [Rating: 5/10]
Haven't finished this dorama but i do think that it's very funny. Must see all episodes though!
18. Comments by wanderingfish7 [Rating: 9/10]
A great drama with touching life points. Haven't seen this for years.
19. Comments by desert-raven [Rating: 8/10]
Not a bad series, really good characters and an enjoyable story.
20. Comments by Jeanxi [Rating: 3/10]
Only watched the first episode because it was so boring -.-|||
21. Comments by Milano [Rating: 8/10]
Job wins over family. Only japanese could think that.
22. Comments by anpanman [Rating: 7/10]
Still watching.... Kanno Miho is just awesome.
23. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 7/10]
hayami mokomichi....yappari kakkoii ne!!
24. Comments by hitomi #1 [Rating: 6/10]
So so, but as usual Miho is so good.
25. Comments by syu77 [Rating: ?/10]
will comment again after i watch it
26. Comments by Hinano [Rating: 8/10]
Fun to watch, I really enjoyed it.
27. Comments by irwinner [Rating: 7/10]
Nice style and good ending song.
28. Comments by cirrus [Rating: 9/10]
kanno miho is excellent inside!
29. Comments by Nadeshiko-San [Rating: 10/10]
My second Dorama!! 19/05/10
30. Comments by ishikumi [Rating: ?/10]
currently watching...

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Users who voted for this drama (3)
1. wanderingfish7
It makes feeling different about life and work in many ways. I love it.
2. Scarlett
A light-hearted drama with no dragging plot. A good production to watch
3. thesundaywriter