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Manga: Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.
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Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.
Manga: Kuro Gal-san ga Kuru!
...then you might like
Kuro Gal-san ga Kuru!
Similarites: -Older guy to Joskausei kind of relationship. -Older guy whom were too nice to even do the Joskausei. -Older guy works as a salaryman. -Joskausei serves as wife material for the older salaryman. Dissimilarities: Haga Hige -Focuses more on the drama. -Girl is was a runaway. KuroGal -Girl is an independent but has a kind of weird way of dressing up. -Girl has friends. -Guy drinks beer but doesn't smoke.
Manga: One Piece
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One Piece
Manga: Konjiki no Gash!!
...then you might like
Konjiki no Gash!!
The two of them have similar cast and character development. These two series teached me very important lessons and I think people should read it.
Manga: Solo Leveling
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Solo Leveling
Manga: The Legend of the Northern Blade
...then you might like
The Legend of the Northern Blade
MC is considered very weak from the beginning, trains hard and becomes famous. Both their fathers have an important role. Art is shockingly similar in battle scenes, outside of that, SL is more detailed than LNB. It might take 10 to 15 chapters before the real deal begins, but patience will be rewarded.
Manga: Mujaki no Rakuen
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Mujaki no Rakuen
Manga: Ore wa Lolicon ja Nai!
...then you might like
Ore wa Lolicon ja Nai!
both manga have the same author and content
Manga: Jujutsu Kaisen
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Jujutsu Kaisen
Manga: Dandadan
...then you might like
Dandadan
Both of these manga deal with spirits and the occult, but Dandadan has the added benefit of ALIENS. Also instead of having a Sukuna, a demon lord with insane power, stuck inside the mc, he has TURBO GRANNY, a horny overpowered super speedy grandma spirit, that makes the mc of dandadan super depressed. If u want sick action and hilarious character chemistry, and you like jujutsu kaisen Dandadan is for you.
Manga: Horimiya
If you liked
Horimiya
Manga: Sasaki to Miyano
...then you might like
Sasaki to Miyano
Both are sweet slow paced romances that make you smile.
Manga: Solo Leveling
If you liked
Solo Leveling
Manga: Omniscient Reader
...then you might like
Omniscient Reader
Both have similar premises with 1) isekai video game / stat-raising mechanics, 2) protagonist that eventually becomes OP by their own intelligence, and 3) colorful cast of characters with their own "superpowers." However, ORV is overall stronger in terms of story and surprises - you actually have to be paying attention and actively questioning the status quo of the world. Quests have objectives that spice up the narrative. SL has better momentum because it's constantly hyping up the protagonist more and more, with the art and action sequences to back it up. Doesn't require much thinking on the part of the reader, which isn't necessarily a bad thing if you just wanna see the main character kick ass.
Manga: Last Game
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Last Game
Manga: Something About Us
...then you might like
Something About Us
- both are a relationship between two close friends since high school. - tells about how love grows from feelings of need for each other. - both are light hearted and wholesome relationship
Manga: Ao no Flag
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Ao no Flag
Manga: Ao no Hako
...then you might like
Ao no Hako
I'm surprised no one has recommended this yet. Though I promise there's more in common than just the name, I swear! When I started reading Blue Box I was immediately reminded of Blue Flag. Firstly, they're both really cute and wholesome romances. Blue Flag starts out being very obviously a love triangle, but Blue Box is less interested in that, and more about the developing relationship in both of its main leads. Though it's still possible it might go in that direction in the future. The art style also is somewhat alike. They both manage to make some very detailed and beautiful panels of the characters, while still balancing that with silly and cartoony faces without making it feel jarring. But what I like most about both these mangas is the characters. They feel real in both these stories and in both of them, the conversations are basically the highlight of the story because they feel like conversations you would have with people you know in real life. The characters show they care about their friends and their crushes, sometimes in very obvious ways, and sometimes subtlety. And when they're bothered about something, they talk about it, no useless drama prolonging for too long, so both stories manage to be wholesome and at the same time have a very fast pace in relation to other romance mangas, where the characters will stay in that "will-they-won't-they" state forever. Also, these mangas still build up to the story's turning points, so they feel earned. So yeah, I think if you like one, you should definitely check out the other. Also, I'll say it again. The silly faces are super funny in both of these.
Manga: Nisekoi
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Nisekoi
Manga: Koishita node Cast shitemita
...then you might like
Koishita node Cast shitemita
Koicas is like the child of Nisekoi and Sakurasou. It borrows the harem style of Nisekoi with the school dorm setting of Sakurasou and is just slightly worse than either. Overall, I think if you liked Nisekoi, then you'll probably like the harem style of Koicas. And if you like Koicas, but want a more developed story to the harem, then Nisekoi is a great option
Manga: Ashita no Joe
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Ashita no Joe
Manga: Major
...then you might like
Major
-Both depict the life of a character that underwent a traumatic event -Lots of intense action and tear-jerking moments -Both mcs were given opportunities to better their lives
Manga: Suki x Suki
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Suki x Suki
Manga: Kono Kaisha ni Suki na Hito ga Imasu
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Kono Kaisha ni Suki na Hito ga Imasu
This manga has similarities in terms of the characters of the two heroines. On the outside, they are tough, but on the inside they hide a great love for the hero's character and show it to the hero, but only when they are alone.
Manga: Ultra Heaven
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Ultra Heaven
Manga: Yume Nikki
...then you might like
Yume Nikki
The protagonist is constantly getting into dream-like states which leads tu surreal situations that are portrayed with nice to look at surreal art.
Manga: AKB49: Renai Kinshi Jourei
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AKB49: Renai Kinshi Jourei
Manga: Idol Pretender
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Idol Pretender
both will take you into the beautiful world of Japanese entertainment and the efforts of idols that you may not be aware of.
Manga: Tokyo Ghoul
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Tokyo Ghoul
Manga: All You Need Is Kill
...then you might like
All You Need Is Kill
Both the worlds in this two manga is so dark and the main characters went through a lot of suffering from the beginning to the end
Manga: Hebi Shoujo
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Hebi Shoujo
Manga: Akai Hebi
...then you might like
Akai Hebi
Snake-themed vintage horror drawn by horror manga industry veterans with simple yet effective artstyle.
Manga: 100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru
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100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru
Manga: Deatte 5-byou de Battle
...then you might like
Deatte 5-byou de Battle
Being thrown into a game like system to fight for your survival. By clearing a mission a new and a tougher scenario starts. Both series have similar thoughtful main character who comes up with interesting solutions and in my opinion is the reason why both series are a nice read.
Manga: Overlord
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Overlord
Manga: Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!
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Jahy-sama wa Kujikenai!
Everyone expects the main character to be smarter than they are, with overarching plans, and the main character just kinda goes along with it.
Manga: Shuumatsu no Walküre
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Shuumatsu no Walküre
Manga: Kurogane no Valhallian
...then you might like
Kurogane no Valhallian
Both stories focus on the Valkyries and the deceased heroes of our world.
Manga: Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?
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Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!?
Manga: Toshiue Elite Onna Kishi ga Boku no Mae de dake Kawaii
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Toshiue Elite Onna Kishi ga Boku no Mae de dake Kawaii
They both involve romance between teacher and student and is also ecchi.
Manga: Toshiue Elite Onna Kishi ga Boku no Mae de dake Kawaii
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Toshiue Elite Onna Kishi ga Boku no Mae de dake Kawaii
Manga: Shingeki no Eroko-san: Hen na Oneesan wa Danshikousei to Nakayoku Naritai
...then you might like
Shingeki no Eroko-san: Hen na Oneesan wa Danshikousei to Nakayoku Naritai
They both are romance stories (also ecchi) that involve a younger man and an older woman.
Manga: Shugo Chara!
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Shugo Chara!
Manga: Sugar Sugar Rune
...then you might like
Sugar Sugar Rune
Both mangas are magical girl stories that deal about emotions and strong feelings felt during childhood and the beginning of adolescence. The main character in both stories are both rather likeable, both growing in wisdom throughout the stories.
Manga: Yajuu, Futari.
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Yajuu, Futari.
Manga: Osananajimi to, Kiss Shitakunakunai.
...then you might like
Osananajimi to, Kiss Shitakunakunai.
Same plot "love triangle between childhood friends" only one story is shorter than the other.
Manga: Chin☆Complete
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Chin☆Complete
Manga: Chin☆Dere
...then you might like
Chin☆Dere
Both of these anthologies are so alike you may think they're part of the same series, same author aside, both have the same type of "material", themes and gae energy, even the cover looks reminecent of one another and the title is a pun on ちんぽ, you know with chin.
Manga: Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo: Danganronpa Another Episode - Genocider Mode
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Zettai Zetsubou Shoujo: Danganronpa Another Episode - Genocider Mode
Manga: Children
...then you might like
Children
Both of these horror manga have little children that have suffered various trauma thanks to adults, and were later brainwashed into becoming murderers, labeling every adult as an enemy that needs to be killed.
Manga: The God of High School
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The God of High School
Manga: Mashle
...then you might like
Mashle
Both Mashle and GoH leans into shonen tropes heavily, but swing for the fences with every fight. The comedy for me was lacking in GoH, so Mashle scratches that itch. Also, Mash, the protagonist, is instantly lovable from chapter 1. The series is so bingable.
Manga: Made in Abyss
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Made in Abyss
Manga: Sousou no Frieren
...then you might like
Sousou no Frieren
Both works are journeys. The protagonists did not go on their adventures because they needed, or in face of an imminent danger: they simply wanted to do it. In their journeys, they find other people, they learn, each step at a time as they draw closer to their objectives, and in this, they find meaning. Also, both of them are very well written with interesting worlds and concepts, and pass beautifully emotional messages.
Manga: Sekai de Tada Hitori no Mamonotsukai: Tenshoku shitara Maou ni Machigawaremashita
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Sekai de Tada Hitori no Mamonotsukai: Tenshoku shitara Maou ni Machigawaremashita
Manga: Yuusha Party wo Tsuihou sareta Beast Tamer, Saikyoushu no Nekomimi Shoujo to Deau
...then you might like
Yuusha Party wo Tsuihou sareta Beast Tamer, Saikyoushu no Nekomimi Shoujo to Deau
If you like a protagonist not be a hero but a beast tamer then this two is right for you. The MC in these two series are beast tamer but very unique compared to other tamer they have more things to offer and are very strong.
Manga: Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu
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Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu
Manga: Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
...then you might like
Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
Both are an isekai harem where the mc is somewhat overpowered. They also both have "labyrinths", monsters to fight, and magic. Mushoku Tensei is like a toned-down version of Arifureta with fewer women and a less op main character.
Manga: Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
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Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou
Manga: Boushoku no Berserk: Ore dake Level to Iu Gainen wo Toppa suru
...then you might like
Boushoku no Berserk: Ore dake Level to Iu Gainen wo Toppa suru
In both light novels, the mc is overpowered, there are revenge arcs, and the mc looks really cool. 100% recommend, especially if you like Arifureta but not the harem.
Manga: Heartless
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Heartless
Manga: MADK
...then you might like
MADK
Both of these are yaoi about a relationship between a flirtuous (but powerful) demon and a human they are (to an extent) protective of. As both mix sex and gore, they are not for squeamish readers.
Manga: Kyuujitsu no Warumono-san
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Kyuujitsu no Warumono-san
Manga: Sentai Daishikkaku
...then you might like
Sentai Daishikkaku
Both manga have rangers as "heroes" and alien invaders as "villains". The major difference is that Villain's Day Off is fluff, while Ranger Reject is action/drama.
Manga: Tonikaku Kawaii
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Tonikaku Kawaii
Manga: Yaiteru Futari
...then you might like
Yaiteru Futari
Both Manga have similar premises where they get married early on and don't know much about each other and have to figure out and experience new things while being married.
Manga: Berserk
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Berserk
Manga: Vagabond
...then you might like
Vagabond
You are looking for another bloody, but astounding story? Another manga with beautiful artwork? Rough and in the beginning simple protagonists, which evolve into something much more? Then Vagabond will be perfect for you.
Manga: Azumanga Daioh
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Azumanga Daioh
Manga: K-On!
...then you might like
K-On!
Both are slice of life comedies that follow daily life of schoolgirls.
Manga: Keikenzumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai suru Hanashi.
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Keikenzumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai suru Hanashi.
Manga: Tobioriyou to shiteiru Joshikousei wo Tasuketara Dou Naru no ka?
...then you might like
Tobioriyou to shiteiru Joshikousei wo Tasuketara Dou Naru no ka?
Just another flluffy sugar filled manga. The Females leads in both of these have a bad past. And the ML tries to help in live a happy life.
Manga: Bastard
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Bastard
Manga: Sweet Home
...then you might like
Sweet Home
Same author, same type of story
Manga: Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai
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Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai
Manga: Tonari wa Nani wo Kuu Hito zo
...then you might like
Tonari wa Nani wo Kuu Hito zo
The protagonists remind me a lot of each other in that they are cheerful and hardworking but also a bit useless in a way that is played for laughs. Also their love of food! The relationship development between the FMC and MMC is also very similar in that they are friends for a long time first, with their romance developing slowly, sweetly, and organically.
Manga: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
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Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
Manga: Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu
...then you might like
Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu
Protagonists with similar personalities
Manga: Distant Sky
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Distant Sky
Manga: Fire Punch
...then you might like
Fire Punch
Both feature post-apocalyptic, moralless worlds with bizarre, disturbing, and even supernatural aspects (e.g. cannibalism, super powers, etc.).
Manga: Living Game
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Living Game
Manga: Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.
...then you might like
Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikousei wo Hirou.
Both series involve the everyday life and growing relationship between an older male and a younger high school-aged female.
Manga: Solo Leveling
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Solo Leveling
Manga: Omniscient Reader
...then you might like
Omniscient Reader
They both play with MC's whos abilities are vastly different from everyone else. As well as playing in the real world. They also have a similar artstyle.
Manga: Deadman Wonderland
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Deadman Wonderland
Manga: Tokyo Ghoul
...then you might like
Tokyo Ghoul
I feel that Tokyo Ghoul is based off of Deadman. without to many spoilers: -Both follow young male leaders were there thrust into a world they don't understand after a thing happens, making them into an setting's "monster". -The "monsters" have unique powers that are all based around manipulation of a body part -one of the MC's first allies is a Sword/Blade user -there is a Bird Motif and the last generation's "Strongest Monster" is referred to as "The Owl" -there is a secrete police of Anit-Monster soldiers who are the Good Guys on paper but are horrible people and there are a few more similarities without needing to get into spoilery specifics
Manga: Kimi wa Midara na Boku no Joou
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Kimi wa Midara na Boku no Joou
Manga: Lust Geass
...then you might like
Lust Geass
Lust Geass has mostly the same concept and vibe for the first few chapter, but Kimi wa Midara na boku no Joou is much more wholesome. Both very Ecchi and lewd but Lust Geass has a lot of NTR
Manga: Skyhigh
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Skyhigh
Manga: About Death
...then you might like
About Death
Both of these titles are based around the concept of a place in afterlife that is neither heaven or hell, where the cast meets a certain entity which converses with them about their lives.
Manga: Skyhigh
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Skyhigh
Manga: Hito Hitori Futari
...then you might like
Hito Hitori Futari
In both of these manga, spirits get to go back on Earth and influence the lives of people in some way.
Manga: All You Need Is Kill
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All You Need Is Kill
Manga: Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Dai-1 Shou - Outo no Ichinichi-hen
...then you might like
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Dai-1 Shou - Outo no Ichinichi-hen
The protagonist finds himself in a time loop, one that is triggered by his death. He needs to overcome his fear and use the available means in the loop to get stronger and figure out a way to survive the loop and break out.
Manga: Nichijou
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Nichijou
Manga: Hikidashi ni Terrarium
...then you might like
Hikidashi ni Terrarium
Though Nichijou is not an anthology, the sense of humor feels incredibly similar, this particular one I find can keep my short attention span hooked. Plus, each chapter is a new self-contained miniature story with comedy as the focal point just as much of Terrarium in Drawer.
Manga: Vanitas no Karte
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Vanitas no Karte
Manga: Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun
...then you might like
Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun
Both have got a very similar supernatural vibe. They have a very similar tone and feel in the story so far. The main characters duo in both stories have very similar dynamics. The world of Vanitas is a lot bigger, while Hanako-kun is set in the school but other than that both plots develop at similar paces.
Manga: Haikyuu!!
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Haikyuu!!
Manga: Blue Lock
...then you might like
Blue Lock
The story is rich (even though it's ongoing) and the characters are amazingly well made, they all growing to be the best at soccer which kinda reminds me of Hinata and Tobia wanting to be better each chapter. It's very interesting so far!!
Manga: Mairimashita, Senpai
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Mairimashita, Senpai
Manga: Yamaguchi-kun wa Warukunai
...then you might like
Yamaguchi-kun wa Warukunai
Both stories are very cute and wholesome. The relationships develop quicker than most Manga and feel real and genuine. Characters in both manga are relatively similar.
Manga: Ima, Koi wo Shiteimasu.
If you liked
Ima, Koi wo Shiteimasu.
Manga: Yamaguchi-kun wa Warukunai
...then you might like
Yamaguchi-kun wa Warukunai
These are very similar stories. Both are very wholesome, the relationships develop much quicker than most Romance Manga and I find both couples are very similar characters personality wise as well. These manga are heavy on the cute moments and incredibly light on the dramatic ones.
Manga: Jujutsu Kaisen
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Jujutsu Kaisen
Manga: Chainsaw Man
...then you might like
Chainsaw Man
the authour was of csm was inspired from jjk similar world some good antagonists both are said to be the next big thing in shounen
Manga: Yotsuba to!
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Yotsuba to!
Manga: Sen to Man
...then you might like
Sen to Man
Cute stories about a single father raising his daugher a mix of slice of life and comedy showing the various situations of such kind of life.
Manga: Chainsaw Man
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Chainsaw Man
Manga: Dandadan
...then you might like
Dandadan
while dandadan has its own merit as a separate story, you can clearly see where the author took inspiration from his time as fujimoto's assistant
Manga: Skip Beat!
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Skip Beat!
Manga: Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
...then you might like
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Hardworking main female lead? Check! Romantically dense female lead? Check! Interesting workplace setting? Check! If not for anything else in these series, Skip Beat and Maid-sama are both worth reading for their excellent female characters. Though both could do better in how they handle relationship dynamics and uh... interesting takes on the role of a lady (looking at you Maid-sama)... they're still very cute to read. Although the age gap is very suspicious in Skip Beat, the relationship itself is still one you swoon over, the same way one swoons seeing Takumi Usui's little smirk!
Manga: Toradora!
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Toradora!
Manga: Salty Studio
...then you might like
Salty Studio
If you're looking for cute and small female lead, you've got it in Salty Studio and Toradora! Though the tone in both comics are a bit different, the sweet romance and empathetic characters are very fun to read.
Manga: Otoyomegatari
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Otoyomegatari
Manga: Song of the Long March
...then you might like
Song of the Long March
Song of the Long March and Otoyomegatari are both iconic manga detailing the life of those who have historically lived in Central Asia. Both series take great care with how they characterize their female characters with good attention to historical context and interesting relationship exploration. Politics? Drama? Memorable side characters that leave you aching for a spin off? They both have them! The light-hearted yet serious nature of Otoyomegatari is a welcome respite after the strong emotion evoked in Song of the Long March. For those who're tired of worrying about the Russian invasion knowing how the Russian invasion historically ended and ruined the Aral Sea... well, Song of the Long March has plenty of nitty gritty and dark themes for you to angst your heart out over to forget about the unfortunate realities of colonialism. Just a bit, since colonialism is also somewhat touched on in Song of the Long March. Really, I find both series very good at giving solace about the other. I cannot highly recommend both these series enough. Strong female readers and attention to detail will appeal to female readers, the intrigue and cute relationships with cute girls definitely speak to dudes and other sapphics, and enbies can enjoy the in-depth characterization for sure. There's a little something for everyone in both series, and there's a bit of overlap in setting. My recommended reading order? Song of the Long March and then Otoyomegatari. Amir is like a healing potion for the heart.
Manga: Annarasumanara
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Annarasumanara
Manga: Aisopos
...then you might like
Aisopos
If you enjoyed Annarasumanara, you might like the beautiful art concepts within Aisopos and the compelling story. Both webtoons do an excellently heartwrenching job at depicting emotions and capturing life, though Aisopos is a bit more action filled. Aisopos quite beautifully captures the essence of Greek painting and combines it with more modern comic styles. Another webtoon in the same heartwrenching vein as Aisopos, I feel that this webtoon evoked strong emotion in a similar way. They were both enjoyable, though I must caution that Annarasumanara is also more romance centered than Aisopos, and speaks with a more abstract language at times in beautiful art panels.
Manga: Song of the Long March
If you liked
Song of the Long March
Manga: Aisopos
...then you might like
Aisopos
Although Song of the Long March has not finished, I find that it's similar to Aisopos in it's careful exploration of another culture, and takes you back in time while keeping a sweet fantasy! Filled with scenery, plot, and romance it's like watching a Chinese historical revenge drama, except with a higher quality plot, and you're reading it. I enjoyed that they were both historical in nature. If you're looking for a finished series to help get you through the wait for our unfortunate mangaka to win her legal battle, I highly recommend Aisopos! Historical, exploration of another culture, a cute romance that subtly works its way through the story, and lovely art. Great characters, a compelling story beat... though it doesn't have the very spicy political intrigue, I'm sure you'll enjoy Aisopos' revenge. There's a lot of character to Aisopos.
Manga: For the Sake of Sita
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For the Sake of Sita
Manga: Aisopos
...then you might like
Aisopos
Aisopos is a story about a young boy who was taken away from his family. In this way, he starts out similarly to Sita, though they leave their families in different ways and for different reasons. Watching Aisopos grow up was just as cute as watching Sita struggle was heart-rending. If you liked the characterization in For the Sake of Sita, you may enjoy Aisopos, a well-thought out adaptation of Aesop and his fables. If you're looking for a webtoon that has a sweet transition between timelines in the way that we see adult Aisopos, child Aisopos, and Aisopos's parents then For the Sake of Sita is an awesome romance to try out! We get to watch Aisopos grow up in the same way as Sita, and both stories are heartachingly realistic. Readers of Aisopos may enjoy watching how Sita changes over time. They both examine different cultures and share similarly beautiful art of different worlds.This recommendation leans more into the romance that you find in Aisopos.
Manga: Afterschool War Activities
If you liked
Afterschool War Activities
Manga: Aisopos
...then you might like
Aisopos
Afterschool War Activities is beautifully emotional in the same way as Aisopos, though they take up different genres, they are both manhwa from the same era of Webtoons. They both explore human nature in very different ways and I recommend Afterschool War Activities if you enjoyed the more philosophical side of Aisopos. If you enjoyed Afterschool War Activities, the apparent serenity and more melodramatic plot of Aisopos might not immediately speak to you. It's not war-filled (at first, this is Ancient Greece though...) nor is it starkly horrifying. Still, I think Aisopos has an interesting take on humanity that Afterschool War Activities readers might appreciate, as both shed light on humanity's darker sides.
Manga: Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai
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Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai
Manga: Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji
...then you might like
Tobaku Hakairoku Kaiji
both by the same mangaka. they different in a way but the main theme gambling and taking risk. both are masterpieces
Manga: Clover
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Clover
Manga: Hi no Tori (1967)
...then you might like
Hi no Tori (1967)
Both of these manga like to experiment with panelling and page layout, making for quite unique and memorable reading experiences.
Manga: L∞p
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L∞p
Manga: All You Need Is Kill
...then you might like
All You Need Is Kill
Pretty much teh same idea of the protagonist looping on their death and having to find a way to surive to not be stuck in the time loop anymore.
Manga: Boku no Shiranai Kanojo no Kao
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Boku no Shiranai Kanojo no Kao
Manga: Otomedori
...then you might like
Otomedori
Both of these mangas have become legendary for their cruelty towards the main protagonist in their main stories, you may think I'm exaggerating, but there's a way to prove it, right? Besides the famous series that give name to the whole vol. Of both, the rest of the chapters have a same feeling, mostly NTR, but here and there there's the chapters that are a sort of breather and more leaning towards vanilla (and strangely both are about incest).
Manga: Die
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Die
Manga: Kaibutsugoroshi
...then you might like
Kaibutsugoroshi
Despite being one-shots, both these stories manage to pack a punch and have plot-twists that you do not see coming. Highly recommended for fans of the horror/thriller genres.
Manga: In Bura!: Bishoujo Kyuuketsuki no Hazukashii Himitsu
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In Bura!: Bishoujo Kyuuketsuki no Hazukashii Himitsu
Manga: Ninkoi: Kakurenbo Hichou
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Ninkoi: Kakurenbo Hichou
These series are the already classic ecchi romance comedy in a school setting, with both having a fantastic aspect with it, Ninkoi has ninjas and In Bura vampires. Plus both are made by the same artist and are serialised in the same manga company, so similar art style and overall same energy.
Manga: Feeding Lamb
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Feeding Lamb
Manga: Boys of the Dead
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Boys of the Dead
Messed up BLs that feature death, rape and a surprisingly high amount of blood and gore. Both are also incomplete/ongoing
Manga: All You Need Is Kill
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All You Need Is Kill
Manga: Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
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Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
The protagonist finds himself in a time loop, one that is triggered by his death. He needs to overcome his fear and use the available means in the loop to get stronger and figure out a way to survive the loop and break out.
Manga: Hajime no Ippo
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Hajime no Ippo
Manga: Zero
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Zero
Exciting boxing matches matched with interesting characters and great art. If you like Hajime no Ippo, I would suggest checking out Zero to see a similar concept done differently, more artistically.
Manga: Liar x Liar
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Liar x Liar
Manga: Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta
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Mamahaha no Tsurego ga Motokano datta
Parents remarried, feelings between the new step siblings.
Manga: Kani ni Sasowarete
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Kani ni Sasowarete
Manga: Bakemonogatari
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Bakemonogatari
The unique story of a high school girl encountering a crab, portrayed with simply georgeous and unique art.
Manga: Baccano!
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Baccano!
Manga: Kagerou Daze
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Kagerou Daze
Both of these novels have similar style of non-chronological story-telling that give out pieces of information in more chaotical order as the stories of the large cast progressively become more intertwined together.
Manga: Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!
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Sentouin, Hakenshimasu!
Manga: Mezametara Saikyou Soubi to Uchuusenmochi Datta node, Ikkodate Mezashite Youhei toshite Jiyuu ni Ikitai
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Mezametara Saikyou Soubi to Uchuusenmochi Datta node, Ikkodate Mezashite Youhei toshite Jiyuu ni Ikitai
Both of these isekais feature more of a sci-fi then a fantasy but we do get some fantasy like cat girls and elves. Mezametara… is more of a space opera Isekai while Sentouin… is more of a galactic empire conquering fantasy like planets.
Manga: Tamayura
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Tamayura
Manga: Ramune no Shalala
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Ramune no Shalala
Summer and Ramune. Marbles from Ramune bottles are used as symbolisms in both stories. You'd definitely want to have some Ramune after reading. And you'd be reminded of these manga whenever you drink Ramune. Tamayura is much heavier and deeper than Ramune no Shalala, though.
Manga: Horimiya
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Horimiya
Manga: Ao no Hako
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Ao no Hako
Both are wholesome highschool romances. Both have likeable main and side characters. In both series, one lead goes to the other lead's house often.
Manga: Renchin!
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Renchin!
Manga: Keikakuteki Pavlov Maker
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Keikakuteki Pavlov Maker
Both stories are about a man who enjoys cooking and is good at what he does, who manages to find another young man who enjoys his cooking to the fullest.
Manga: Tokyo Ghoul
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Tokyo Ghoul
Manga: Chainsaw Man
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Chainsaw Man
- Both series have creatures that feed on humans. Ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul and Devils in Chainsaw Man. - Both the protagonists, Kaneki and Denji have their lives changed forever by encounter of some life-threatening incident. - Both the Protagonists end up fusing with the "monsters" they previously despised. - Both series have evil organizations that want to use the MCs powers for themselves. - A lot of side characters also have similar character sketches.
Manga: Sorairo Flutter
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Sorairo Flutter
Manga: Uchi no Musuko wa Tabun Gay
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Uchi no Musuko wa Tabun Gay
Same Author, both about LGBT characters living their lives with really wholesome moments
Manga: Kuro
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Kuro
Manga: Mieruko-chan
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Mieruko-chan
I can't say too much without delving into spoilers for Kuro, but they have similar plots. However, Mieruko-chan is a lot more focused on comedy, which Kuro doesn't use often.
Manga: Mashima-en
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Mashima-en
Manga: Toriyama Akira ○-saku Gekijou
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Toriyama Akira ○-saku Gekijou
Both of these are one-shot anthologies made by famous shounen manga authors - authors that are famous not just for making mainly battle shounen, but specifically for mainly one of their works (Dragon Ball, Fairy Tail), so fans of those works might be interested in and surprised by the miscalaneous works that differs from what the authors are known for. Both of these collections are also named after the authors.
Manga: Otoyomegatari
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Otoyomegatari
Manga: Toshokan no Daimajutsushi
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Toshokan no Daimajutsushi
Another manga that focuses on detailed world building, particularly on the cultural aspects, as well as features amazingly detailed artwork for both characters and the setting too.
Manga: Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
Manga: Majo no Tabitabi
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Majo no Tabitabi
Both stories deal with girls having philosophical journeys around their countries
Manga: Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san
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Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san
Manga: Kaette kudasai! Akutsu-san
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Kaette kudasai! Akutsu-san
If you liked Nagatoro i definitely think you'll enjoy Akutsu san. I think Akutsu san is like Nagatoro but more fast paced and lewd. And its got a more confident male protagonist. I personally like them both
Manga: Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch
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Umineko no Naku Koro ni - Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch
Manga: Kagerou Daze
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Kagerou Daze
Both of these have similar concept - protagonist caught in a loop, spending the loop trying to fix the events and should they fail, the timeline goes back to the start of the story, and usually something different goes wrong each time.
Manga: Fire Punch
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Fire Punch
Manga: Chainsaw Man
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Chainsaw Man
Same author, Tatsuki Fujimoto. Both are violent mangas, characters seems similar in a certain way but they detach at some point of the stories. In spite of Chainsaw Man, Fire Punch focuses more on the mindsets of the characters.
Manga: Time Paradox Ghost Writer
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Time Paradox Ghost Writer
Manga: Look Back
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Look Back
Both go deep into a mangaka’s life and have a very similar story
Manga: Baccano!
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Baccano!
Manga: Kagerou Daze
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Kagerou Daze
Both of these works have a similar premise of large cast with their own back/side stories, and as the plot develops those separate stories are starting to get linked together.
Manga: Keikakuteki Pavlov Maker
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Keikakuteki Pavlov Maker
Manga: Super Platonic
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Super Platonic
Both stories are about an older MC who meets MC 2 (a student) through his work. The two bond and MC2 develops feelings for MC1, who hesitates about the issue because of his age and his own insecurities.
Manga: Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki
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Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki
Manga: Neko no Otera no Chion-san
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Neko no Otera no Chion-san
Another work from the author. I think as Fujiyama was made first, you can see a very similar art, and notice how an already beautiful art got even better with Chion-san. Fujiyama is another wholesome story you can read without any worries, give it a try!
Manga: Neko no Otera no Chion-san
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Neko no Otera no Chion-san
Manga: Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia
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Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia
Same author. Her works are amazing, great characters, story, and the art is impressive! If you liked Chion-san, you will probably enjoy this one too. While Chion is pretty calm, Insomnia is more dramatic, and both are very good.
Manga: Domestic na Kanojo
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Domestic na Kanojo
Manga: Koi to Uso
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Koi to Uso
Both have the same main challenge about deciding which girl to choose. with domestic na kanojo having more mature content and some conflicting shenanigan. i think both still share same core value
Manga: Horimiya
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Horimiya
Manga: Kekkon suru tte, Hontou desu ka
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Kekkon suru tte, Hontou desu ka
Similarities - Romcom - Likable Characters - Pretty Interesting
Manga: Shounen to Kusuriuri
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Shounen to Kusuriuri
Manga: Shounen to Kamikakushi
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Shounen to Kamikakushi
The essence of both the manga is the same - an uke who's left behind his home and everything he knew, finds himself in the company of a mysterious seme who takes an interest in the young boy, and the two decide to live together. Both are cute and very pure love stories.
Manga: April Fool
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April Fool
Manga: High School Musical
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High School Musical
I am not entirely sure what the real message was behind these two anime but they both lacked emphasis on their own story. It basically came off as "shoujo cliche tutorials" rather than real stories to endorse. Maybe you will laugh at how bad these are, that's all you can read them for anyway.
Manga: High School Musical
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High School Musical
Manga: Zannen nagara Chigaimasu.
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Zannen nagara Chigaimasu.
Both manga are a joke of themselves, ridiculously short stories, lack of proper development, everything needed to make a story not work. There isn't a lot to talk about with these two but they sure as hell know how to make people unintentionally laugh. Read for "so bad it's good content"
Manga: Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko!
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Tomo-chan wa Onnanoko!
Manga: Osananajimi ni Najimitai
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Osananajimi ni Najimitai
Both are romantic comedies centered on childhood friends who had drifted apart and since reunited, but now with their sexual differences more pronounced the relationship is inevitably changed. -Tomo-chan starts with the male love interest, Jun, failing to recognize Tomo's charm since she's tall and still acts very boyish. Tomo tries to increase her feminine appeal with the help of the sadistic Misuzu and airheaded Carol as a result. -Osanajimi reunites the main pair after 10 years apart with Matsuri replaying much of her tomboyish behavior back then but now flustering Daisuke as a result of her feminine transformation.
Manga: Shakunetsu no Nirai Kanai
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Shakunetsu no Nirai Kanai
Manga: Sakamoto Days
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Sakamoto Days
Both comedy mangas with added action to it. Both are published in Weekly Shonen Jump.
Manga: Kagerou Daze
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Kagerou Daze
Manga: Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu
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Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu
Stories about teenagers with unusual circumstances set in one city. Both of these are adaptations of vocaloid songs.
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