Ranked #888
Bonnouji (Manga)


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Japanese: 煩悩寺


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 36
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 5, 2008 to Oct 5, 2012
Authors: Aki★Eda (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Flapper


Score: 8.031 (scored by 4179 users)
Ranked: #8882
Popularity: #481
Members: 7,982
Favorites: 176
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Fate brings two people who live in the same condo together on a typical afternoon. Ozawa (26) has just broken up with her boyfriend of five years and was in the process of trying to rebuild her life when she meets Oyamada who lives a couple floors below her. He is somewhat of a loner although he does have a few friends and his room is cluttered with all the random stuff that his impulse shopper brother sends him. Ozawa takes an interest with all the things in his room and the two start a friendship that slowly turns into something more.

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Oyamada, Zenji
Ozawa, Michiyo

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Jul 7, 2014
Mangakas of the romance genre often try to spice up their plots by putting their main couple through many dramatic obstacles in their relationships like third party involvement or family affairs, dragging the readers along for a roller coaster ride of heartaches.

Bonnouji has none of this. Nothing really happens. The best way to summarize this is that 2 apartment-mates meet and fall in love. And yet it manages to capture your attention from page 1 all the way to the very end.

Relationships don't need to be spiced up and dramatized. Bonnouji zeroes in on the comedy arising from the awkwardness and trickiness of 2 people read more
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Apr 8, 2012
Moving on a recent relationship breakup sure is hard, even harder if that past relationship had span for quite long period of time and what makes it really hard for a person to erase the bitterness is the way that person still lurks on the past, eventually becoming insecure to what her former lover had become or worst plotting a revenge to that person that broke his/her heart.

But what if you have something to preoccupy yourself with? Perhaps burying yourself under loads of work, breaking sweat on a particular sport or embracing a new hobby--things that could help rehabilitate not only our heart read more
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Jan 31, 2015
Just finished Bonnouji a minute before, and i got the feeling to write a review for it, because i absolutely delighted with this manga. This manga is what they should call "the real" slice of life-romance manga, because its really "slice of life" and there's enough romance portion in the storyline to maintain the slice of life feel. No exaggerated love-scene. I really enjoy reading this manga.

The story is so light, so unique, and just like i said, the portion of every genres tagged to this manga is great enough. I really like to see how the MCs, Ozawa and Oyamada, with their own personalities read more
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Feb 20, 2014
So while looking for alcohol related manga’s like Bartender, a random person on a chat introduced me to Bonnouji. This may not have been about alcohol but I still fell in love with it. It’s a very simple story about a man and woman falling in love. There is nothing really over the top, no harems for Oyamada to pick from, no really large conflicts or supernatural intervention. After all the anime and manga I have read over the years, I was surprised this was actually a manga (don’t you love sarcasm?).

The characters are very simple, and sadly sometimes a little to simple. Ozawa read more
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Fate connects two main characters unexpectedly in both series. Bonnouji and Horimiya may seem like your average slice of life series but has some creative ways around it when it comes to storytelling. The main male protagonist has similar personalities as well as being the typical Average Joe. His encounter with the main female protagonist highlights many experiences in both series. And as given comedy goes, both series retains a lighthearted tone with clever timing with its humorous moments. Recommended for fans of slice of life with realism. 
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In both, a romance develops between pairs of mature and realistic characters. 
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Both stories are slow paced, with likable characters who have warm and fuzzy interactions that will make you smile. 
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Young adult otaku who have their first relationship with beautiful older women. 
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Similar slice of life type comedy mangas about young working people living together, they are both cute and funny and light-hearted.  
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Both are short and cutely drawn slice-of-life manga, in which friendship blooms into romance and the main couple is really awkward and sweet. 
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