180 cm (5'11")
November 20th (Scorpio)
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Haruna Otoo (wife)
Jōji Nakata, Daiki Nakamura (drama CD)
Hyougo Otoo (音尾 兵吾 Otoo Hyōgo) is the founder at the family restaurant Wagnaria, but despite his position, he leaves all the work to Kyouko Shirafuji and he invests all his time into searching for Haruna Otoo.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Hyougo is a kind middle-aged man, he is very patient and has difficulty expressing anger as seen with his interactions with Aoi Yamada who kept insisting him to take her in as an adopted daughter. He is a very faithful and devoted husband as he travels all of Japan to search for Haruna Otoo, who has an incredibly bad sense of directions (to the point that she was once in a sewer line and she even escaped a room that was sealed down with only one exit which was guarded by two employers)
Background[edit | edit source]
In the series, Hyougo comes to Wagnaria only occasionally due to business trips. Whenever he does come to the restaurant, it is said that he always brings something 'strange'. He is seen in the first season of Working!! bringing an ugly mask, foreign candy, and even a girl. He is responsible for bringing Aoi Yamada to Wagnaria for work. He found her on the streets and felt sorry for her when she shared her (fake) story to him that her parents had died from a house fire and she escaped. She developed a crush on him due to his kindness. He is often looking for his missing wife who has no sense of directions. It is said that she was shopping and got lost.
Later in the series however involving Yamada and her real family, he is finally reunited with Haruna Otoo who walked with Yamada and Kikuno Yamada back to Wagnaria and Otoo at long last was able to see his wife again (Season 3 Episode 7).
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Family[edit | edit source]
Haruna is Hyougo's loving wife whom he loves undoubtedly very much, but she has went missing for a large part of the series due to her utter lack sense of direction. He used to be normal when he was younger but due to being married with Haruna, he claims that his presence has weakened.
Love Life[edit | edit source]
Yamada has a one-sided crush on Otoo that she wishes to be with him, but she gave up to be a mistress due to him being married and Souta Takanashi prevented this to lead her wanting him as her ideal father.
He is also very grateful for Yamada because she seems to be the only person who can find Haruna Otoo when she goes missing.
Co-workers[edit | edit source]
Hyougo is afraid of Todoroki that she threatens Otoo with her katana if he brings Kyouko Shirafuji food.
Despite her usual threats to him, she does care about Otoo to feeling guilty due to her allowing Haruna Otoo to disappear despite her being in the same area.
Taneshima is very kind to all of the employees of Wagnaria that she see's Otoo as a caring general manager.
Hyougo was nearly attacked by Inami due to her andophobia, but Souta Takanashi prevented this due to him stating that Otoo was nothing but air. possibly due to Otoo never being at Wagnaria despite it being his restaurant.
Kyouko is Hyougo's manager that he leaves all his work to her to have the time to go search for Haruna Otoo, but despite him leaving all his work to her, she does not work except cause food budgets on the restaurant stocks and complaining about having to work hard despite doing nothing but eat. She apparently see's him as a free food voucher as whenever he returns to Wagnaria he always brings souvenirs from the various regions he goes to.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
- The name Hyougo means "soldier" (兵) (hyou) and "I, me" (吾) (go).
- Hyougo's surname Otoo means "sound" (音) (ot) and "tail" (尾) (o).
- Otoo is a pun on the word "father" in Japanese, which is likely has something to do with Aoi Yamada attempting to get him to be her adoptive father.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Hyougo is the first character with status listed as "Married" on Working!!.
- Hyougo is seen in only a couple episodes of Working!!.