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28-year-old Hiroko Matsukata is the definition of a workaholic. On top of smoking too much, rarely having sex and having lousy luck nurturing her romantic life, she works excessively to get the job done. Alongside many co-workers at the weekly news magazine Jidai, Hiroko tirelessly works on countless stories – thus negating any chance of a social life. Can Hiroko balance her home and work life, or is she doomed to be a 'working man' forever?
Both Hataraki Man and Bartender have one point in common: "The plot in both series is adult-oriented." They involve people who are about thirty-years-old, with a normal life and normal worries. The stories could be considered boring; the main characters only have a few peculiarities, like all us, and the series talk about many people and their problems, but with a positive viewpoint. They are the perfect series to see when you have had a bad day at work.
Asai Mugi's everyday life is very much impacted by a singular problem: she suffers from extreme shyness. Her sole friend Touyama Kayo would like to help her out as they've just entered high school, but Mugi's shyness is the sort that steals her voice entirely. It is too bad for Mugi that a freak shout on her part attracted the attention of Nono Ichinose. Nono is on a mission to save her Drama Research Society, and she isn't prepared to accept shyness as excuse from on-stage performances! With a small group of close friends to encourage and educate her, Mugi will be given a chance to be more than she is now. But, can someone so terribly shy really become a stage actress in just a few short months?
Hitohira and The Bartender both take an inspirational outlook on life. Although Bartender has a little more stop and go approach. It does not seem to flow as nicely as Hitohira does although it does have a certain appeal. Both series seem to put the viewer in a nice mood that makes them feel happy.
Gallery Fake is an art gallery that deals exclusively in counterfeits of well-known masterpieces... or is it? Rumor has it, the store is just a front for owner Fujita Reiji's black market sales of stolen paintings. Mitamura Sayako, the curator of Tokyo's Takada Museum, has made it her mission to expose Fujita's shady deals to the public. But is that what's really going on?
Both anime are based off of terrific manga of the same genre (seinen), but are lacking when compared to the manga version. The main characters are similar in the fact that they are masters of their art and have a large circle of influence. Gallery Fake deals with art in the same way Bartender deals with wine, beer, etc.
In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.
When Daikichi's grandfather dies he leaves behind a young daughter named Rin. However, as most of the family is embarrassed at the idea of a 79-year-old man having a six-year-old child, they can't seem to figure out what to do with her. Disgusted by this behavior, Daikichi decides to take care of her himself, but he's a bachelor, has no idea how to raise a child, and isn't even all that comfortable with kids! Now, Daikichi must do the normal things a parent does such as enroll her in school, buy her clothing and teach her about the life and world around her. But more importantly, he must also help her deal with her father's death and decide whether or not she should try to find her mother. Together, the two begin their unlikely relationship as father and daughter, navigating each of life's bumps along the way.