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.
Both are light-hearted, laid back romantic comedies. The characters are all extremely likeable and you'll most likely enjoy their growth.
The series do have some serious arcs/chapters but they never feel too serious nor heavy.
I recommend these manga to anyone looking for a laid-back, drama-free and overall very enjoyable read.
Light-hearted romance manga with progression. That sums up Bonnouji and Horimiya perfectly as they both explore the romance aspect beyond the love confession without delve too much into dramatic overtones. While Bonnouji focuses only on a young adult couple, Horimiya on the other hand, revolves around highschoolers. It also features the love stories of its side characters. Despite that, the two follow all phases of the relationship in the same fashion; it starts from meeting, friendship, growing feelings for each other, and finally living their life as a couple.
Both series are relatively light-hearted romantic comedies that don't really focus much on drama and have very similar art styles. The main couple in both series is also very similar; Ozawa (Bonnouji) and Kaoru (Danna ga Nani...) are both hardworking office-workers who have an extremely cute side that sometimes shows and get pretty tipsy once they're drunk (especially Kaoru); Oyamada (Bonnouji) and Hajime (Danna ga Nani...) also have their share of similarities as both are glasses wearing guys who have strange hobbies and are pretty big dorks.
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.
Both are adorable romance stories ***outside of a school environment*** with the same calm, happy feeling to them. They are about people who live close, slowly getting to know each other and becoming attached. They are very lighthearted, chill, and don't have all that much forced drama or conflict that romance mangas like to push in. The difference between these two mangas lies on where Senakagurashi features younger protagonists, who in turn are more shy, simple etc, while in Bonnouji we have older characters who work/study, drink, smoke etc and deal with slightly more mature themes. Both mangas are a breath of fresh air.
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 story, but hate it when there's practically no couple growth. So hoping Kawaii does well.  read more
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.
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.
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.
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, cute art and realistic aspects are a plus. read more