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Hataraki Man vol 4
2007.09.07. (Fri) | Edit |
I ordered Hataraki Man (働きマン)vol 4 on a whim.

I liked some of the previous Moyoco Anno manga. Well, only Happy Mania. But I noticed Hataraki Man was a Morning comic, so I thought it should be interesting. I've liked a lot of the seinen manga that shoujo manga artists worked on, so it was a hunch.

I liked it.

The story is about Hiroko, a writer/editor for a weekly magazine "Jidai." Hiroko switches to her "male mode" whenever she gets into work. In her late 20s, she's in a phase where she has more responsibilities at work & it's getting fun... meanwhile her social life is taking a bit of a toll.

It didn't matter that I started on vol 4. The stories are individual mini stories, so you can just start reading at any chapter.

One of company B staffers recognized the book (long story), so he lent me vol 1 and vol 2. I read through them during work hours (bad employee). Not to worry, I shared them with my boss.

Staffer J who lent me the books was explaining the story to the other staff... and staffer G said she thought he was describing me. But my boss said, "She doesn't have a guy though."


Yes, I work in publishing. And I'm a workaholic. And I don't have a social life. And I don't have a boyfriend (Hiroko does... at least in the first two volumes).

But I'm always looking for kirameki.
That's why I read manga.
Especially shoujo manga.

Hataraki Man
Author: Moyoco Anno
Volumes: 4 (on going)
Publisher: Kodansha

I heard it was animated before. And there's going to be a drama series (starring Miho Kanno... who doesn't sound like she would fit the role). So maybe company D would pick it up. Although there really isn't a market for this type of manga just yet.

It's a fun read if you're a single late 20-early 30 workaholic in the publishing world.


2007/09/07 16:15 | Seinen Manga | Comment (2) | Trackback (0) | Top▲
Hataraite masuka?
Imouto >
You have too much time on your hands to be tsukkomi-ing to my blog entries all the time.

Shigoto shiro!

Arian >
I personally haven't read vol 3, so I want to know how Hiro breaks up with Shinji.

I just saw the anime, so I know how it generally happened... but all the small details of the manga series couldn't be shown in the anime. So I want to know how Moyoco Anno treated the whole break up.

I'll post comments about the anime when I have time~
2007/09/30(Sun) 21:17:38 | URL | Shizuki #-[ Edit]


Tokimeki daro!

Hirameki Man.
2007/09/12(Wed) 03:54:37 | URL | Imouto #-[ Edit]
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