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If you liked
Abarenbou Kareshi
...then you might like
Kono Ore ga Omae Nanka Suki na Wakenai
Both stories tell about childhood friends meeting again after separation.
If you liked
Kamen Teacher
...then you might like
Sugarless
Kamen Teacher and Sugarless takes place in a school life setting where delinquents play a prominent role in the story. There is action and rivalries that develops between certain characters. As their story progresses, there's also some characterization that tells the purpose of some of the characters and their motivations. Do note that Kamen Teacher adapts more comedy while Sugarless almost always involves fighting in some way or form every chapter.
If you liked
Genshiken
...then you might like
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Genshiken and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun has a refreshing sense of comedy when it comes to storytelling. Both series' cast of characters have diverse personalities but similar interests. They also have an interest in crafting creative work such as manga or comic books. Throughout both series, there is evident romance that develops although most of this is portrayed as casual rather than dramatic. But in terms of humor, I find both series' dialogues, character interactions, and jokes to be well presented with a genuine attempt to present comedy.
If you liked
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Nyuugaku-hen
...then you might like
Gun x Clover
Both have overpowered protagonist that initially hid his overpowered skills, and slowly reveals it to the people around him. They also get their harems later on...
If you liked
Usagi Drop
...then you might like
Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
A character decides to create a child that is not his obligation, is experiencing difficulties, both financial and psychological, but without some drama he overcomes adversity.

he both bring a sense of responsibility on the part of its protagonists, and begins to sense of accomplishment to make a child happy. Teaching so much about fatherhood.

(this text was translated by Google Translator)
If you liked
Hybrid Child
...then you might like
Loop (So-Sol)
Both works have dolls, who were created as the resemblance of somene dear to the creator.
If you liked
Netsutai no Citron
...then you might like
Ryuuguuden
When life takes extremely unexpected turns, and takes you on surrealistic adventures where nothing really is what it seems, you got the premise for both of these two awesome mangas.
If you liked
Ryuuguuden
...then you might like
Ultra Heaven
Ultra Heaven and Ryuuguuden are similar in that they are taking you on a surrealistic and often absurd journey. Ryuuguuden is both in imagery and telling style very non-realistic, and Ultra Heaven quite the opposite, but you really should check out the other if you like one of them.
If you liked
Himegoto: Juukyuusai no Seifuku
...then you might like
Shishunki Bitter Change
If the characters from Shishunki Bitter Change had lots and lots of sex, and only got more miserable because of it, they'd sooner or later show up in Himegoto. Himegoto has turned really dark lately, but the basic premise in both these mangas are people with insecure gender (and what's else) identities who's trying to sort stuff out.
If you liked
Garden
...then you might like
Ultra Heaven
Garden and Ultra Heaven are two trippy manga. Garden is some of the darkest stuff that has been published, and Ultra Heaven is kind of light. Both are really worth the read.
If you liked
Blame!
...then you might like
Ultra Heaven
Blame and Ultra Heaven rely heavily on the art to get the message across. Both are sci-fi, but in Blame! the protagonist does his journey in the outer (?!) world where as in Ultra Heaven it happens in the inner (?!).
If you liked
Moe Kare!!
...then you might like
Hirunaka no Ryuusei
Same cheerful female lead, same almost perfect two male leads, same never ending love triangle. You can feel that after a while both of them become very unpredictable, if you are satisfied with the way one of them ends, then you will surely like the other one, too.
If you liked
Cipher
...then you might like
Subaru
Those two mangas have very different stories and topics and they might not look similar at all at a first glance, however if you don't just simply look at the plot you'll definetely see many similarities..They're both very long mangas that follow the main character (or characters in Cipher's case) through a lot of evolutions in a long span of time and through different settings and location (with many encounters with great side characters along the way). In both the protagonist/s goes through a traumatic experience in the childhood/early teens which affects them a lot, and both have really great and in-depth character development. Also they're both mainly set in the states and new york and they're both set in the late 80s/early 90s (both being vintage mangas). Ultimately they both deal with some type of showbusiness (in Subaru ballet and in Cipher acting). Overall they're both really great mangas that will take through a long character journey without making you bored (and possibly making you loose sleep too).
If you liked
Honey Bitter
...then you might like
Hamatora The Comic
When it comes to detective fiction, Hamatora and Honey Bitter knows what to bring in for expectations. Both series has a fictional group of characters with diverse characteristics. These bring important elements into the story as the characters play prominent roles in breaking certain cases. Hamatora relies more on its supernatural concepts while Honey Bitter has more of thriller suspense. In addition, there is also subtle romance in Honey Bitter.
If you liked
Ao no Exorcist
...then you might like
Iron Knight
Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) and Iron Knight has a protagonist who is part human/demon. They learn of their role in the story and what destiny has in stored for them. Despite their demonic instincts, both series explores their humanity and the relationships they forge with others. Expect plenty of action and mysteries regarding the origins of both series' setting and characters. Recommended for fans of shounen/fantasy.
If you liked
Love Mission @
...then you might like
Koisuru Bitch-kun
Mangaka & Editor. Bicchi-kun's character design is cuter and more airheaded, in Love Mission the mangaka is the awkward type who's bad at socializing - both of them are sort of out of it and difficult to read.
If you liked
Okusan no Mousouteki Nichijou
...then you might like
Ikenai Mousou Fudanshi
Both are about guys who get lost in BL-style fantasies and daydreams.
If you liked
Iris Zero
...then you might like
Horimiya
While Horimiya doesn't have the superpowers that Iris Zero has, the way they structure the relationships between the characters is almost identical.

The protagonists have been unsocial and isolated their whole lives until a certain person talks to them.
If you liked
Gantz
...then you might like
Azumi
Azumi feels like an inspiration for Gantz, both the excessive violence and the main character's vulnerability. Apparently Azumi is a famous classic so that wouldnt be very strange. If you like psychological action, Azumi is a great read, even if the art feels a little dated.
If you liked
Aku no Hana
...then you might like
Yuureitou
If you're looking for a psychological thriller, then consider giving Aku no Hana and Yuureitou a try. Both series crafts a story with dark themes involving insightful characters. There is manipulation and plot twists throughout both series that plays influence on their progression. In addition, both series has cryptic dialogues and metaphors with creative meanings. Recommended for fans of psychological fiction.
If you liked
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
...then you might like
Iris Zero
In both Iris Zero and Railgun, there exists powers that defies the natural law of order. Their story concentrates on characters with these powers and the roles they play. Both series adapts mystery as well relating to the many origins of their settings, powers, and characters themselves. The main female protagonist also has a past that has connections to the present story.
If you liked
AI ga Tomaranai!
...then you might like
Rocket Princess
Plot and concept are pretty similar, and both contain a lot of ecchi hijinks.
If you liked
Hana to Usagi
...then you might like
Akihabara Fall In Love
one of the protagonist didn't came out often from his house and always got visited by the other.
It's from the same mangaka and it has the fluffy cute story like hana to usagi.
If you liked
Oishii Kankei
...then you might like
Kitchen Palette: Komugi no Renai Fuumi Shugyou Shitate
Shoujo manga about rich girls-turned-chefs and the abrasive, talented chefs that they fall for.

Kitchen Palette is a much shorter and slightly less melodramatic version, but the stories are very similar.
If you liked
Magnet na Watashitachi
...then you might like
Koisuru Harinezumi
The male leads in these shoujos seem cold or scary yet are really rather shy. Both guys actually like playing with little children and have a different personality that they cover up.
If you liked
Hanatsukihime
...then you might like
Nemurenu Ou ni Sasagu Yogatari
Nemurenu ou ni Sasagu Yogatari is a manga based on a fairy tale of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights and Hanatsukihime is also a fairy tale type manga set in the desert. There is a supernatural element and a curse as well as romance in both of them and I think if you like one you will like the other. Both partners are connected by a strange fate and a curse yet find love.
If you liked
Übel Blatt
...then you might like
Yakushoku Distpiari
Very similar anti-hero themes, easily capable of killing and has a straight forward goal. Although in Yakushoku Distpiari it is much less oriented on a revenge but defeating the demon lord. Ubel Blatt, Koinzell learns to feel emotion to a degree, Truza is heartless in the beginning (You will see why in the first few chapters). Ubel Blatt is now around 150-200 chapters and going, Yokushoku Dispiari is still developing in the 6-20 chapter stage. As they are both Seinen Manga it is filled with blood, gore and body parts flying off. If you like one you will almost certainly like the other.
If you liked
Koisuru Boukun
...then you might like
Koi no Iro
Oneshot Direction of a Smile and Koisuru Bokun both have homophobic uke who works with seme in this same institution. There are some more similarities but it would be too much of a spoiler ;)
If you liked
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
...then you might like
Yakushoku Distpiari
As a twist of fate in Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari and Yakushoku Distpiari. The two protagonist are given skills that would lead them down the path of despair. Hence effecting their personality, reputation, and even perception of life for the worst. Though dealt with a bad hand. Both of our perceived as villain characters, would have to makes the best of what they got to achieve their goal as supposedly hero.
If you liked
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
...then you might like
Hana-kun to Koisuru Watashi
When it comes to relationship building, both series has a similar premise with the main girl forming a relationship with a school delinquent. On the other hand, the main girl is considered a model or at least known for their academics at school. Speaking of which, expect drama to unfold in their school life setting as we learn more about the characters and events they get involved in. Romance is clearly evident with shoujo themes so anyone looking for those should consider giving these two titles a try.
If you liked
Ao no Exorcist
...then you might like
Noragami
Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) and Noragami takes place in a modern setting with supernatural themes. The main male protagonist possesses special abilities as well as a connection to a past that is explored in both series. Throughout their story, they battle against supernatural foe in the form of spirits, ghosts, and occasionally their own personal demons. Comedy throughout both series are generally lighthearted. Do note that Noragami has some subtle romance while Ao no Exorcist's relationship building has more friendship/parental themes.
If you liked
Hajime no Ippo
...then you might like
Teppuu
Both are amazing and violent sports manga with great art and a realistic depiction of the sport. Teppuu does MMA instead of boxing and has a minor school aspect, but still has a mentorship in the gym and a good rivalry. Natsuo is basically the opposite of Ippo in every aspect except for the fact that they are both strong, so it's a refreshing read coming from Ippo. Furthermore, the manga has legitimately interesting female characters that are not sexualized or used to develop another character. Highly recommend.
If you liked
Aphorism
...then you might like
Akame ga Kill!
The MCs are both really similar, a kid who has skill for where they are placed. Both have violence and gore,so a lot of the tones are similar.

Though the plots are totally different: Akame ga Kill! focuses on killing people to purify a kingdom while Aphorism is about just surviving a crazy high school. Don't let that turn you off though. If you like one, I guarantee you'll like the other
If you liked
Yoru no Tenohira
...then you might like
Dame BL
If you're looking for completely ridiculous stories with a twist, this oneshots are defenitely for you!
If you liked
Hokuto no Ken
...then you might like
Toriko
Toriko was heavily inspired by HnK, which can be seen in Toriko and Zebra sharing both similar character designs and brotherly past with Kenshiro and Raoh respectively, as well as Four Heavenly Kings = Four Brothers of Hokuto. The conclusion of the match between Ichiryu and Midora, without spoiling anything, seemed to be a tribute to Toki VS Raoh.

Both series are also known for being very manly series too.
If you liked
Zero no Tsukaima
...then you might like
Oda Nobuna no Yabou
Both series is about a high school boy who is transported to a different time period or world and are forced into serving girls who are big time tsunderes and may or may not like each other.
Oda Nobuna no Yabou is an alternative history where most historical figures are of the opposite genders.
Zero no Tsukaima is set in a fantasy world with magic and mythical or strange creatures.
If you liked
Orange Planet
...then you might like
Chocolate
Girls in both mangas meet guys who change their lives forever, the person they love, when they were younger. However, the one they love soon disappears, only to come back later. Both girls also have childhood friends who love them, and who are also popular with girls but they can't help but notice the heroine, and only the heroine. Heroine makes friends with a girl, who turns out to be her love rival as they are in a love relationship with her love interest
Both mangas were created by the same author.
If you enjoy romance, shoujo, and lot's of drama, then these mangas are perfect for you.
If you liked
Kekkai Sensen
...then you might like
Bungou Stray Dogs
Kekkai Sensen and Bungou Stray Dogs adapts a story with supernatural elements in a urban setting. The main male character gets involved with others with powerful abilities and tackle on various cases. There's a good degree amount of mystery especially surrounding the origins of both series' setting, character backgrounds, and powers. Relationship building also becomes evident when we see how they develop over time. Recommended for fans that are interested in some classic supernatural fiction.
If you liked
Noragami
...then you might like
Donten ni Warau
There's a familiar mood when reading Donten ni Warau and Noragami. Although they take place in different type of settings, both series crafts a story that involves supernatural forces. There's also the cases of exorcism and phenomenons that breaks the natural order of law. Both series also focuses a decent amount of time in relationship building and exploring the past of the main characters. Recommended for fans of supernatural fantasy.
If you liked
Hinomaru-Zumou
...then you might like
Yukikaze: Meiji Ishu Kakutouden
Both series adapts martial arts although they take place in different time periods/settings. In essence, the main male character gets involved with other characters that challenges their skills to the limits. Rivalries are established while grudges are also built. There is a decent amount of violence in both series to also illustrate the reality of martial arts. Just be aware that Yukikaze's story also deals with themes of revenge while Hinmaru-Zumou is more of a sports competition.
If you liked
In the Starlight
...then you might like
Normal City
They are both really great sci-fi manwhas from the same author. Both deal with esp and both have the same dark/futuristic ambiance. The art and the style is also exactely the same and both have a young girl with unusual abilities as main character.
If you liked
Kono Sekai no Owari e no Tabi
...then you might like
Boku wa Mondai Arimasen
Boku wa Mondai Arimasen is a collection of short stories while Kono Sekai no Owari e no Tabi isn't. There are a few stories that are similar to Kono Sekai no Owari e no Tabi. The art in both manga are not your average manga art, although Kono Sekai no Owari e no Tabi has a more abstract story and art.
If you liked
Basara
...then you might like
Joou no Hana
Reading Joou no Hana reminded me a lot of Basara, since they are both historical mangas with tragic and epic plots. Both have a very brave young girl as protagonist and in both the girl goes though a long journey where she encounters many characters and she deals with political issues. Basara is slightly more epic and old fashioned in the art style while Joou no Hana has a more recent feel, but they're both really great mangas.
If you liked
Berserk
...then you might like
I Am a Hero
I Am a Hero is a tightly told tale about a zombie apocalypse where the MC never is safe due to this. The latter parts of Berserk have a very similar feeling. If you enjoy different kinds of dead people, and killing dead people, you are in for a treat.
If you liked
I Am a Hero
...then you might like
Sankarea
If you need something to calm your mind with after reading I am a hero, you can relax with the fan serviced ecchi version of zombies. Likewise, if you get bored by Sankarea, you can always spice up your life with a few chapters of TOTAL ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE.
If you liked
The World Is Mine
...then you might like
I Am a Hero
When it comes to twisted, epic, realistic, awesome and gruesome seinen mangas there are few that are close to these two. Both of them start crazy and take it to a whole different level. Totally recommended!
If you liked
Peach Girl
...then you might like
Doubt!!
Although Peach Girl had a lot more drama and it's more complex, there's definetely a similarity between the romances (ai-so/momo-kiley) and the characters (especially so/kiley). Both have a triangle with one good guy and one plaboy kind of guy and in both the couples face similar kind of trials. Peach girl is a slightly more enjoyable read but there's a good chance that you will like Doubt if you liked Peach Girl.
If you liked
Again!!
...then you might like
Orange
Both series are centred around getting a second chance to deal with past regrets, in one way or another, consequently changing the feature.

*High school setting;
*MCs who want to help a specific person from their past;
*No regrets policy;
If you liked
Poor Poor Lips
...then you might like
Kanamemo
If you read one of them, then you know it's a 4-koma shoujo-ai manga about a naive and poor girl who has no parents and soon finds a place to work. These two mangas mostly focus on funny short stories of the main characters' daily lives on their workplaces. Both of them are light-hearted, cute and have a relaxing atmosphere.

In addition for Poor Poor Lips I must say, there exists a seriously captivating plot with well-developed romance in it(which is something you wouldn't expect to see in a 4-koma manga. It starts especially after the first 20-25 chapters).
If you liked
Gunslinger Girl
...then you might like
Inu Yashiki
Gunslinger Girl and Inu Yashiki takes the theme of technology and transforms it into a rather intriguing story with dark developments. The main characters gets involved with robotics and undergoes changes to their body. At the same time, we see how events in their lives influence the actions they take to make changes in their society. There's a good degree of psychological concepts that also evolves in both series. Recommended for anyone interested in a refreshing dark story.
If you liked
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou
...then you might like
Jitsu wa Watashi wa
There's an bizarre cast of characters that gets acquainted with the main protagonist from both series. By bizarre, it means non-human or rather monsters. The main premise of both series follow different directions but has similar focuses on relationship building. There is also a similarity in terms of the main male character's personalities - kind, helpful, and selfless. It's for many reasons that many girls in the series falls for them. Romance is evident as well as drama.

Do note that Monster Musume has more fan service while Jitsu wa Watashi wa presents more comedy.
If you liked
Hoshi no Samidare
...then you might like
Spirit Circle
Crafted by the same author (Satoshi Mizukami), both series adapts a variety of creative themes into their perspective stories. The main characters gets involved in unusual circumstances that throws their world upside down. And as part of this bizarre adventure, they encounter supernatural phenomenons beyond their wildest imaginations. There's also a good amount of relationship building with fate playing certain roles. Recommended for any fan who is interested in Mizukami's works and series with creative fantasy.
If you liked
Fudoutoku na Yami
...then you might like
Amai Wana de Torokasete
They're both about a teacher and his student. In both stories the teacher helps the student to deal with a problem in their lives. They also both have that sort of dark and forbidden love sort of feeling. I adore this novel and it's a must read.
If you liked
Gon
...then you might like
Travel
These are two completely wordless journeys through their respective environments that are told through sheer artwork alone. They both have a very heavy attention to detail, with Travel focusing on complex and abstract structures, and Gon on its hyper realistic scenery.
If you liked
Berserk
...then you might like
Sword Art Online
The Black Swordsman and his travels.

I hate to admit it, but Kirito is a lot like Guts in the way that he is very overpowered and motivated by his lover. Both are superbly written, so arguably they are similar.
If you liked
InuYasha
...then you might like
Psyren
Kids go to another time, do some stuff, and come back to their time. The time that passes in both eras is synchronized.

InuYasha has a completely different theme of medieval fantasy vs. Psyren's science-fantasy.
If you liked
Aku no Hana
...then you might like
Boku wa Mari no Naka
same mangaka. both have dark elements within them. both have weak male protagonist. and strong female characters.
If you liked
Taiyou no Ie
...then you might like
Futari no Table
Heroines in both mangas have an estranged relationships with their immediate families. Both characters live with a much older man because of their distances with their families. However, heroine's start falling in love with the much older man.
Both mangas relate to food, and the warmth shared when people eat together.
If you enjoy shoujo mangas, and sweet and heart-warming mangas, you'll definitely enjoy them.
If you liked
Donten ni Warau
...then you might like
Usotsuki Boyfriend
Both deal with family. Indeed protagonists are three brothers, without parents, who are united. Greats stories showing you the power of the family's link with a drop of humour!
If you liked
Haruka na Machi e
...then you might like
Orange
Main characters are given a second chance to change something in their past lives they regret/feel guilty about. Haruka na Machi e has more psychological depth, Orange has more romance in it. If you enjoyed the story of time travel or changing the past in one of them, you'll probably enjoy the other one, too.
If you liked
Aria
...then you might like
Yotsubato!
There is a strong feeling of slice of life in both Aria and Yotsubato. Both series has an elegant atmosphere and details everyday experiences at its finest through storytelling. Whether it's indoors or out in the community, there is elegance with its background settings. Both series' main characters can also be very fun to get attached to because of their diverse personalities. Anyone who wants a bite out of slice of life must seek these two series out. In my eyes, it doesn't get more classic than this.
If you liked
Piano no Mori
...then you might like
Sakamichi no Apollon
Sakamichi no Apollo and Piano no Mori has a similarity with growth. Both series' story concentrates a large of amount of time to develop its characters and their growth through experiences with others. These experiences focuses on relationships and their personal interests. Both series also has the theme of music; although they follow different trends related to their plot. Nonetheless, there is a classic feeling for these two titles. The realism is something you have to read to experience it yourself.
If you liked
Orange
...then you might like
ReLIFE
Orange and ReLife shares a trend of relationship building but under some unorthodox circumstances. In particular, the male protagonist gets involved with characters that are influenced by past/present events. In fact, both series' past related to the main protagonists plays big roles in the present story. There is also an experimental feel for both series' progression as we see what the main characters' connections are built based on various events. Recommended for any fans who wants to read a refreshing tale of unusual themes.
If you liked
Arigatou
...then you might like
Oyaji
Same dysfunctional family setting, stubborn dad and submissive mom, dark humor and juvenile delinquency. Oyaji is a bit more grotesque and cartoony. Both are must reads.
If you liked
Battle Royale
...then you might like
Limit
Limit is what happens when the story of Battle Royale happens on accident. In Limit, one highschool class is chosen to participate in a camping program when their bus crashes on the way to site. The surviving students must then find a way to survive alone in the wilderness until they can be rescued. In the same vein as Battle Royale, Limit shows us what happens when "weak" people are pushed to edge and are given the chance to strike back against their oppressors, and shows us what people will do when nobody is there to question them. Although not as dark and brutal as Battle Royale, Limit is the same kind is story
If you liked
Kyou, Curry!
...then you might like
Gohan Shiyo!
The similarities between these manga lay in that both main characters are from the perspective of a female child living under a guardian's care with a primary focus on food for the slice-of-life comedy aspects of the story. Kyou, Curry while having a fantasy genre that Gohan Shiyo!? doesn't still feels a bit similar. Give the other a try if you've read and enjoyed the other.
If you liked
Claymore
...then you might like
Ragnarok
The concept behind both of these series are very similar. In Claymore we have the sword wielding ladies, and man, face off against mankind's enemy, the Yoma. In Ragnarok we have this same enemy in the form of the Dark Ones. With the main character from Ragnarok, Leroy, also being a claymore using fighter with a background similar to the Claymores, it gives the same feeling you get when you learn about the mankind's feelings towards the claymores. Both series deal with a sword wielding protagonist with "demonic" powers fighting against their monster enemies.
If you liked
Ousama Game
...then you might like
Dolls Code
Now the games begin...

Both of these titles involve a "competition" of sorts, whilst waging your life. A group of people are forced into a less then favorable situation, with their lives on the line.

The competitions involved in each series involve the conpletion of tasks designated by a mysterious being. And then there is always the blood...

The "creepy" vibe exudes from both of these series. Dolls Code utilizes the "puppet" being in order to create resentment and distrust between characters, while Ousama Game uses the "King" to do the same thing.

Ousama Game definitely has a larger cast of characters, so one doesnt get to know a lot of them, but it is definitely a good read.
If you liked
Chobits
...then you might like
Fairial Garden
Both manga are about guys who come across a very cute, and extremely rare, creature. The art styles are somewhat similar, and both have mostly a light atmosphere with slightly dark undertones (very mild). The female creatures also have the same personalities - clueless, to the point of not being able to speak, dedicated to the main character, etc.
If you liked
Angel Densetsu
...then you might like
Zippy Ziggy
Both main character are be misunderstood as a badass student-mostly by their "accidents" and often saved by their luck. And both are very funny, quite romance (thought one has girlfriend official, one not).
If you liked
Kimi ni Todoke
...then you might like
Taihen Yoku Dekimashita.
- Both are about girls starting high school wanting to make friends

-Both have a history as to why they have no friends

-Both main characters make 'frenemies' near the start

-The main love interests look similar
If you liked
Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
...then you might like
Kimiiro Focus
Both protagonists have somewhat odd skillsets which they use to 'manipulate' girls. Both are also 'geniuses' in their chosen fields.

Kami nomi zo shiru sekai is better though because while it starts like Kimiiro focus, it gradually develops an overarching plot over time which puts everything into focus. It is not quite as ecchi as Kimiiro focus, though it has some.
If you liked
Yankee-kun to Megane-chan
...then you might like
Koi no Kamisama
This was originally a recommendation for the one shot that began Nisekoi, the one shot has been merged into a series of one shots anyway if you liked Yankee Kun I think you will like the one shot that started the other series. It is a comedy about yakuza and gangsters so if you like comedy or delinquent stories I think you will enjoy. It is a new one shot and series in Jump. Both the main guy and girl are top students but they fight a lot - she is much tougher than him. Their families want them to date to stop gang warfare but they don't get along at all. So romantic comedy and situation comedy. It is new but hopefullyl it will be good. Make sure you read the Nisekoi one-shot before you read the series!!
If you liked
Lovely★Complex
...then you might like
Otomental
When reading the Christmas one-shot Tonari no Danshi, I was really reminded of Lovely Complex, the dynamics of how the two characters are friends and compete on out-doing each other on everything is really similar, they are a great couple. Enjoy! Tonari no Danshi is a one shot within Otomental - while Lovely Complex is a shoujo series.
If you liked
Oboreru Knife
...then you might like
Hot Road
Although they have very different styles they share a similar feeling, both being coming of age stories with young teens as characters and quite heavy an complex plots that go way deeper than your usual shoujo story. Both deal with juvenile delinquency and have tragedy elements while being pretty realistic at the same time. If you're looking for something deeper than your normal shoujo and you enjoy complex and psychological stories you'll surely like those.
If you liked
Taiyou no Ie
...then you might like
Last Game
Similar art and characters. These two aren't your typical shoujo manga, they're both pretty unique even though their plots are different from each other. I strongly believe that if you like the one, you'll like the other.
If you liked
Re:Monster
...then you might like
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Daiisshou - Outo no Ichinichi-hen
The premise of the stories is that the main characters starts anew in a fantasy based setting. In Re:monster the protagonist starts straight from the beginning at the age of birth.With Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu - Outo no Ichinichi-hen, the protagonist starts in the middle. With Instead more of a bigger theme on trial and error. Of course given their circumstances, the two stories main protagonist takes advantage of the given opportunity to achieve their goals.
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Baccano!
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Kekkai Sensen
Baccano! and Kekkai Sensen has a similar style with the way their story operates. In particular, some of the main characters possesses supernatural abilities that sets them apart from normal humans. There's also an urban like feeling with noir-style chemistry in terms of their setting. Character relationships also plays an important factor to develop certain parts of the story in both series. Among other things, both series also follows a cleverly crafted story about people interconnected by events that brings strange happenings together.
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Oretama
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Prison School
Oretama and Prison School are known for their fan service but also plot elements especially on storybuilding. In both series, the male characters gets involved in many events that causes controversy with their peers. Oretama's themes also involve supernatural phenomenons that breaks the natural order of limitations. On the other hand, Prison School's themes crosses paths on the wrong side of the law. Recommended for fans of unorthodox humor.
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Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara
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Soul Catcher(S)
Both main characters can "see" something within people others can't
This character can see their hearts
Both are high school students, finding their identity
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Nanatsu no Taizai
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Birdmen
- Both mangas are about a group of heroes/friends & their journey
- Both mangas have people who got superpowers by receiving blood from mythical creatures
- Both mangas can be fun & can be serious
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Paradise Kiss
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Nousatsu Junkie
Both protagonists (Yukari the protag of PK, Naka of NJ) are aspiring models who team up with moderately successful people with connections, giving both careers a real push on the fast track. Naturally, the relationships that the girls develop with their work peers are complicated, other themes in the stories are fashion, crossdressing, and figuring out life decisions.
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Basara
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Hana no Kishi
They take the place of their brothers, they fall in love with someone they are not suppose to. But the plot is really different
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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
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Konjiki no Word Master: Yuusha Yonin ni Makikomareta Unique Cheat
Both have main character teleported to another world, both MC have a similar personality. The setting is both in worlds that are involved in war and serious conflict. Also both MC do odd jobs while traveling the world but KnW fleshes that out more and TnY only does it for a few arcs.
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Kekkai Sensen
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Keyman: The Hand of Judgement
Kekkai Sensen and Keyman has a similar vibe in terms of their settings - dark urban and culture. Both series also unites humans and non-humans in a society with strange phenomenons. The main characters also gets involved in supernatural events that changes their lives forever. Anyone who is interested in a series that blurs the line between fiction and reality should give these two titles a try. It also contains thrilling mysteries and storytelling with creativity.
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Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu.
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30-sai, Shojo OL
Although "Kyou wa kaisha Yasumimasu" is a long drama and "30-sai shojo OL" is only a short one-shot the main theme is very similar:
A woman in her 30's who is still a virgin, desperately searching for experiencing her "first time" and falling in love with a younger (more experienced) man. 30-sai shojo OL is a little bit more smutty though.
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Black Jack
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The Chef: Shinshou
Both The Chef and Black Jack have a serious, stoic main character (they even look the same sans the scars) who travels around to fix problems. For the wealthy, they charge an obscene amount. It's probably safe to assume The Chef will have poor clients in later chapters who won't get charged for his fixing service. The art style is also quite similar and this can be a nice change for those who want to look at medicine rather than food and vice versa.
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Kimi ni Todoke
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Horimiya
Horimiya and Kimi ni Todoke explores the lives of characters from sides that the general public audience knows little about during their presence at school. The main female protagonist are average and plain in terms of their personalities. However as both series progresses, we see a better side of them especially through their interactions with others. Both series has a lighthearted tone and often deals with relationships of various nature. Do note that Horimiya has more of a slice of life tone while Kimi ni Todoke contains more shoujo themes.
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Boku no Hero Academia
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Black Clover
Both series explores the growth of the main characters as they discover their true potentials. Dedicating to a variety of shounen themes, both series crafts elements of unnatural powers. For Black Cover, it involves magic while Boku no Hero Academia deals with super powers. As the story progresses, we learn more about these powers with clear details. There is also distinctive character relationships that are often explored in both series as well in particular with the main protagonists. Recommended for fans who are looking for classic shounen.
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Saka no Ue no Mahoutsukai
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Mahoutsukai no Yome
Even though the pair of main characters are quite different there is still much that feels alike between the series. They both center around either a young girl or boy who are in the beginning stages of learning magic from a mysterious older person. A person whose true appearance might not be very human at all. Even though there may have been violence in the young protagonists' pasts there's still a certain gentle feel to both series, in them helping those who can only be aided through magical assistance.
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Berserk
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Ookami no Kuchi: Wolfsmund
The author(ess) of Wolfsmund, Mitsuhisa Kuji, was once Kentaro Miura's assistant. So, it should come as no great shock to learn that her debut work shares a number of similarities in terms of its medieval setting, grim tone and brutal, 'EVERYONE DIE!' approach to storytelling. But Wolfsmund truly comes into its own with its sketchy art style and a medieval depiction so realistic that it is one of very few series that could accurately be described as a 'bad guy wins' series. Although there is, eventually, a hero of sorts, there is no Guts here: just a villain so wonderfully sharp and intelligent that his trademark sinister smile/smirk used when exposing the truth will remain with me.

Unlike Berserk, which has fantasy/monster elements and no real world setting, Wolfsmund is historical fiction focused on one very specific point: a checkpoint pass separating Switzerland and Italy. Austria are occupying the land and trapping the locals in their own borders. The pass is the only viable escape route, which leads to many trying to deceive the infamously cruel governor of the checkpoint, Wolfram. But none have ever managed to deceive their way past him, for the checkpoint has become known as Wolfsmund: 'The Wolf's Maw/Den'.
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Hunter x Hunter
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Boku no Hero Academia
The MCs Izuku & Gon have lot of similarities like:
- They are very smart & strong, even though they don't look like it
- They are very strategic in battling
- They go out of their way to help their friends
- They are kind & selfless

among other things
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Ore Monogatari!!
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Naze Toudouin Masaya 16-sai wa Kanojo ga Dekinai no ka?
Inexperience in romance. Both series' main male protagonist falls into that category when it comes to developing relationships. Throughout their past lives, they have been rejected by girls for various reasons. In present time, that pattern seems to continue but some events unfolds that changes that. Both series are known for some cliche story developments but remain genuine to their premise and intentions. There's also a good amount of characterization as we see what our main male protagonist is really like; although their personalities aren't very similar. Recommended for fans of comedy/drama/romance.
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3-gatsu no Lion
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Saki
Both Saki and S-gatsu no Lion has an interesting cast of characters where their lives involves a competitive sport. At its core, both series are lighthearted story about the experiences of characters and what they achieve in life. Do note that Saki's competitive nature more dynamics while 3-gatsu no Lion portrays slice of life in a rather casual way. But for anyone interested in a genuine story with friendship and competition, check out these two titles.
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Yesterday wo Utatte
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Bitter Virgin
Bitter Virgin and Yesterday wo Utatte contains a lot of drama. As for stories that tells romance and youth, expect story angles to involve relationships. Bitter Virgin is known to take on some more mature themes while Yesterday wo Utatte is more lighthearted. However, both series shares its experience to readers who are interested in seeing realistic relationship developments. Past and present events in both series also play roles (a lot more so in Bitter Virgin) as well. Recommended for fans of drama.
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Bradherley no Basha
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Ookami no Kuchi: Wolfsmund
Two sexy sketchy art series set in medieval Europe, built around the theme of episodic suffering. Don't expect to smile and laugh whilst reading... unless you happen to be sadistic, that is. But do expect to 'enjoy' something a little different from the norm. Wolfsmund is worth reading for the most hate-love worthy villain in recent memory. Bradherley? The artist of Blade of the Immortal, Samura, created it. Enough said.

Wolfsmund wastes no time showing readers what type of series it is as it set the tone by opening with an execution where a man asks to be killed by a sword instead of an axe - with honour - only to get the back of his knees kicked in response and is killed with an axe anyway. Some hope is then given by the author for the characters he introduces, but the medieval period was a brutal one: there are no happy ends. Bradherley, in contrast, starts without revealing what kind of series it is, before potentially traumatising readers. Both have been described as 'torture porn', but emotional torture aside, that only applies to Bradherley, in truth: it was serialised in 'Manga Erotics F', after all. Wolfsmund just tries to represent history with brutal accuracy.

Characters / potential protagonists are introduced in both and then cruelly discarded. If it is unflinching realism you are looking for in order to escape the happy end NO seen in other generic vanilla series, search no more: enjoy Wolfram mentally breaking those trying to get through his checkpoint by lying. Spoiler: it never ends well. Once he smiles, it is over.
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Bradherley no Basha
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17-sai.
Just a warning: for the MANY less manly men than me/those with empathy, these two will be hard to stomach. They are the only two series I have read - and will probably ever read - built around a premise of gang-rape. And not just rape: beatings and abuse so extreme that, at times, it enters the realm of torture. YE BE WARNED!

Bradherley is an episodic medieval fiction mini-series set somewhere in Europe where orphan girls think they have won the equivalent of the national lottery, get all excited/happy about leaving their orphanage, get taken somewhere... and I will leave the rest to your imagination. As the series progresses it does shift from showing what happens and is less 'Manga Erotics F' pandering. And Samura's works are always worth reading/looking at. But, yeah: not for the faint of heart. Or females, really.

17-sai is probably the more disturbing of the two, purely because it is based on a true story. It is also a FOUR VOLUME series about ONE girl. Not chapter-to-chapter heroine changing: the consistent, chapter-to-chapter abuse of one character. She is kidnapped and a group of young males continue to escalate the rape and abuse until... the end. Not a series full of happy thoughts, in short. No puppies here.
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Hunter x Hunter
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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
It's quite interesting how similar Magi and Hunter are.

Magi's characterization is on par with Hunter's; well designed and well developed characters who have great character development, personality's, and interaction with the other characters. Aladdin alone reminds me of Gon from Hunter. There are also some aspects of the world building that are similar with both of them being in a fantasy setting. As for the arcs, Magi and Hunter both offer something different for each arc while still progressing the story forward. Interesting to note that there are moments in both series where it focuses on other characters besides the main character or main cast.

Both Magi and Hunter are surprisingly dark despite their initial appearances. They are both slow to start off but once they hit a certain point, things progress smoothly. Magi and Hunter aren't afraid to show brutal deaths and violence. They also both tackle real World Problems, Politics, and the Psyche of others. There are things in both of them that put them apart from the typical Shonen series and almost make them borderline Seinen.
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