Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san
Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san
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Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ガイコツ書店員本田さん
English: Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 34
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 27, 2015 to Mar 22, 2019
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Supernatural Supernatural
Serialization: Gene pixiv
Authors: Honda (Story & Art)


Score: 7.111 (scored by 655655 users)
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Ranked: #61672
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4847
Members: 3,061
Favorites: 25

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Honda is a skeleton, but more importantly, he is a bookseller. And he'll tell you from firsthand experience that the job of a bookstore employee is more challenging than it may seem to the average customer.

Alongside his equally eccentric coworkers, Honda constantly deals with the stressful requirements of the bookselling industry. From the drama of receiving new titles without their bonus material to the struggle of providing quality service to customers who speak a different language, the work of a skeleton bookseller never ends.

Nevertheless, despite the hardships he faces, Honda thoroughly enjoys his job and strives to bring the best book selections and service to his customers.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san was published in English as Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san by Yen Press from July 30, 2019 to May 5, 2020.

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Aug 15, 2020
keitaichi (All reviews)
I bought two volumes of the manga and had to drop this title. The drawing isnt bad. The main character lacks personality. It is a typical person who would always say "I dont know" or "Ah ok" to anything. But anyway, it is more about the experience of working at a bookstore right?

The books are pretty informative about it. There are detailed things I did not know before about working at a bookstore. But either the Yen Press translation is bad or just weird paneling, it is DIFFICULT to follow the story on many pages. Some sentences dont make sense, or it is hard to read more
Aug 11, 2020
yubarii (All reviews)
"Stories are free as birds until someone picks them up"

An educative and somewhat eccentric manga! Very strong first volume: an incredibly funny and honest depiction of life as a bookstore employee. A lot of interesting insight - take for example the little anecdote about the 'western comics' section manager's back pain caused by restocking books made from thicker materials than japanese manga! I also loved chapter 19 of volume 3 (a little bookmark for me haha), where Honda-san compares the publishing schedules and work reputations of the major manga publishing houses. It's an example of edifying insider information presented in an entertaining and funny read more


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