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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: 7.971 (scored by 13457 users)
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Ranked: #10732
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Popularity: #290
Members: 25,718
Favorites: 618


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. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
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. 
reportRecommended by Silent_Chime
Short romance stories with very little drama. Also the main characters are pretty similar design wise and personality wise.  
reportRecommended by Lohuydahutt
For the same reasons that "xDegausser" lists. Funny light hearted romance about a strange couple.  
reportRecommended by urcute08
Cute, non-dramatic, reasonably short stories about couples who practically live together coming to love each other. Bonnouji is the grown-up version of the story; Sengakagurashi is the high school version. 
reportRecommended by Jerakor
Adults. Falling in love. Keeping it real. Both mangas has a nice good feel to it. 
reportRecommended by Symptomatic
Very similar art, both are 4-Koma, romantic-comedies with older female/younger male. I absolutely loved Bonnouji and felt that Kawaii Joushi wo Komarasetai gave off similarly good/fresh vibes. I wish Bonnouji was longer and I wouldn't have minded more ecchi/sex related scenes/chapters, but overall, I felt much more satisfied with the couple growth and how the characters interacted when it finished, than I usually feel with most romantic comedies. Although Kawaii Joushi is ongoing, I feel like it could be as enjoyable as Bonnouji if the romance becomes more developed and there is couple growth. I love it when characters get together early in the  read more 
reportRecommended by FluffyFish
Young adult otaku who have their first relationship with beautiful older women. 
reportRecommended by Jerakor
Similar silly sense of humor in both, and both eventually find a surprisingly sweet romantic side. 
reportRecommended by Jerakor
Same, Mangaka, so similar art. Wizards's soul's got more action, whereas Bonnouji is a slice of life. Both are great love stories and relaxing to read.  
reportRecommended by BookCatcher
Same mangaka, same sense of humor, same art style. The first story of Itou-san even has a similar plot: young woman dumped by long-time boyfriend, starts going out with nice guy (co-worker in Itou-san; neighbor in Bonnouji) who is head-over-heels for her. 
reportRecommended by Jerakor
Soothing, lighthearted seinen comedies. The premise of both is that a group of friends gets together and does various activities in a room. The dialogues and artstyle are similar too. The difference is that Bonnouji is a romance, while Hatarakanai Futari is not. 
reportRecommended by Jendrej
Both stories are slow paced, with likable characters who have warm and fuzzy interactions that will make you smile. 
reportRecommended by athenacat
These two serialisations feature a romantic relationship between the protagonists that is simple in exuction and light-hearted in tone. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
Both revolve around the developing romantic relationship between the two leads. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
Both these romance narratives are mostly light-hearted in nature and is characterised by a mature, but innocently cute aesthetic. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
Two slice of life series with a focus on romance. Bonnouji is about a man living in an apartment filled with stuff from his brother. Story of Someone We Know is a series about three Korean women who are friends -- one's been with her boyfriend for years, the second's been with hers for a shorter time and the third is single.  
reportRecommended by Phantom-Brave12
Similar slice of life type comedy mangas about young working people living together, they are both cute and funny and light-hearted.  
reportRecommended by inzaratha
Two characters who live in the same building fall in love. They are lighthearted romances with a lot of comedy. 
reportRecommended by Kaiko
In both of these romance serialisations, the characters, context, and the relationship development are all handled in a very simple and light-hearted manner. 
reportRecommended by radiantfire
In both, a romance develops between pairs of mature and realistic characters. 
reportRecommended by crumpets_and_tea
Demographics and premises in both mangas are kind of different but the way the story between the main characters is developed is actually very similar. Main girl and boy are neighbors and under certain circumstances they start a friendship which slowly turns into a romance. This point of the story is very well managed by these two series. Kyou no Kira-kun and Bonnouji manage to capture your attention from the very first chapter. Bonnouji's characters are simpler and more grown up than Kyou no Kira-kun's, and the latter has more drama and a heartbreaking fact of one of the characters going on. Warm fuzzy feeling,  read more 
reportRecommended by automnesouriant