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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hataraki Man Live Action Drama

This was a great seinen anime, I watched as it was being fansubbed last Fall, and I really loved Miho in "Ai no Uta" so I have great hope for this new series. I haven't read any of the manga but I'll have to search for it now.

Moyoco Anno's popular manga "Hataraki Man" is being adapted as a drama series on NTV, starring Miho Kanno.

The story revolves around Hiroko Matsukata (Kanno), 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").

NTV will broadcast the series on Wednesdays at 10:00pm this fall.
from tokyograph
Anime Description from AnimeNfo
This is 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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Anonymous badger11 said...

This is good to hear. I also loved the anime. I hope this one gets subbed

8/22/2007 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I think it will be subbed, I think it has more appeal to drama fan subbers, then it did for the anime fansub groups. Slice of life and OL seem to be more common among drama then anime.

BTW I found the first five chapters of the manga scanlated and I post chapter 1 tomorrow with download links.

8/23/2007 05:37:00 PM  

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