- TV Series, 13 episodes
- 01.10.2016 till 24.12.2016
* Based on the Working!! 4-koma seinen manga by Takatsu Karino, serialised in Young Gangan.
Higashida Daisuke, a first-year high school student at an elite school in Hokkaido, learns that his father's company went bankrupt. Thus Daisuke effectively loses his allowance to pay for his phone bill and even worse the money for his train pass to school that is 15 km away. Even though he very much would prefer spending his time studying, he takes on a part-time job at the conveniently close Wagnaria family restaurant, to support his irresponsible parents and younger sister. Working under the stern, same-aged floor chief Miyakoshi Hana, it quickly becomes clear that the staff at this restaurant is all but normal:
Hana bullies the manager Sakaki Ken'ichirou for feeding stray cats close to the restaurant, but will put on the kindest smile for customers entering the restaurant. The slightly older Muranushi Sayuri greets a regular elderly customer and serves him coffee, but seems to be the only one able to see said customer. Strangely she does not believe in the supernatural.
The sluggish, yet manipulative Kondou Kisaki, a university student, easily convinces the gullible manager that she should start her shift later, for the good of the restaurant. Hana objects, so Kisaki asks her a history question, embarrassing Hana. Kisaki's trick to continue smoking does not work or impress Daisuke, though. The friendly Adachi Masahiro is in charge of the kitchen, alongside Kouno Takuya who also works there.
Kamakura Shiho, serving on the floor, is the daughter of a company president, solving problems by throwing money at them, literally. Shindou Yuuta is working several part-time jobs, because his father is in debt to Shiho's father. Obviously Shiho does not need to work at the restaurant, but she was rejected by Yuuta when they were young, and is still holding a grudge.
And so Daisuke's unusual working life at this family restaurant begins...
— written by foo2