What is this genre all about? The life of someone actually working on a often less than glamorous job is depicted in this anime. The job is taxing and the pay is low, not really the dream job one would choose to work in.
Examples: Working as salesperson in a department store, or as a waitress in a family restaurant.
We present you the list of Working Life manga you should read right now.
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Top 20 Working Life manga you should read right now. [2024 List]
- 20. [Oshi no Ko]
- 19. Hwataga Doen Oegwauisa
- 18. Super no Ura de Yani Suu Futari
- 17. Perfect Surgeon
- 16. Megami no Café Terrace
- 15. Kekkon suru tte, Hontou desu ka: 365 Days to the Wedding
- 14. Misato-san wa Amasugi Joushi ni Chotto Kibishii
- 13. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
- 12. Naje Tteuneun Byeol
- 11. Ramen Aka Neko
- 10. Positively Yours
- 9. Koori Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Douryo Joshi
- 8. Ase to Sekken
- 7. Anae-ga Dorawatda
- 6. Wo Shi Han Sanqian
- 5. Sajangnimui Teukbyeoljisi
- 4. Seija Musou: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikinokoru Tame ni Ayumu Michi
- 3. Bijin Onna Joushi Takizawa-san
- 2. XXX Buddy
- 1. Henjo: Hen na Joshikousei Amaguri Senko
20. [Oshi no Ko]
"In the world of showbiz, lies are weapons." Goro works as an OB-GYN in the countryside, a life far removed from the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, his favorite idol, Ai Hoshino, has begun her climb to stardom. The two meet in the "worst possible way," setting the gears of fate in motion! The amazing Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari team up to depict the world of showbiz from a completely new perspective in this shocking series!
【OSHI NO KO】 is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 【推しの子】, My Favorite's Child, Favorite Girl, My Idol's Child, Oshi no Ko, [Mein*Star], เกิดใหม่เป็นลูกโอชิ
19. Hwataga Doen Oegwauisa
Because of being just, before even becoming a specialist, Jisoo Han, a 3rd year of general surgery, has died. Was it an angel, demon, or some unknown system of the world? Because of his good deeds, he got a chance to live again. But he was resurrected as a dead man who was killed by mountain bandits. But this body… Is it the body of a great legendary surgeon?! A generation of heroes with an endless battle, around the year 200. As a great legendary surgeon of the 200’s, he tries to stand up to it. An unexpected and extraordinary journey of a young surgeon, who fell into the world of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, has began!
I Reincarnated as a Legendary Surgeon is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Hwataga Doen Oegwauisa
18. Super no Ura de Yani Suu Futari
Sasaki, an overworked salaryman, goes through an average stressful day just for a single light at the end of the tunnel: Yamada, the always-cheerful clerk at his favorite convenience store. One day, Sasaki takes an extra amount of time at a company meeting, and by the time he gets to the convenience store Yamada has already clocked out. However, as he leaves, he notices a young woman with piercings smoking behind the store?
Super no Ura de Yani Suu Futari began as a web manga released on the author's Twitter account since March 9, 2022, and published in print by Square Enix since August 25, 2022.
Smoking Behind the Supermarket With You is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: スーパーの裏でヤニ吸うふたり, A Story About Smoking at the Back of the Supermarket, スーパーの裏でヤニ吸う話, Super no Ura de Yani Suu Hanashi, Behind the Supermarket, Smoking with You.
17. Perfect Surgeon
When he was a child, his father was said to have died from a car accident. But what actually caused his death was ‘Medical Negligence’. Ever since that, his dream was to become a ‘Perfect Doctor’ that would never deny or mistreat a patient.
However, reality was harsh. His mother was inflicted with an incurable disease, which required a lot of money. He quit his university hospital internship and became a sell-out dermatologist.
While he had stopped in his tracks due to the harshness of reality, a state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence, ‘A.I. – Ronnie’, came to him. And thus, his journey to become a perfect doctor started once again.
Perfect Surgeon is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Perfect Surgeon
16. Megami no Café Terrace
Kasukabe Hayato has been accepted to Tokyo U on his first try. Receiving news of his grandmother's death, he returns to his childhood home, Cafe Terrace Familia, for the first time in three years to find five strange girls there who claim to be "Grandma's Family"! Hayato's unexpected life in a seaside town with these five girls of fate begins here!
The Goddess's Cafe Terrace is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 女神のカフェテラス, Megami no Kafeterasu, The Cafe Terrace of the Goddesses
15. Kekkon suru tte, Hontou desu ka: 365 Days to the Wedding
The "new generation wedding" manga features the tagline, "Will getting married really bring happiness? Isn't getting married a risk?"
Are You Really Getting Married?: 365 Days to the Wedding has finished publishing and it has 110 Chapters. It is also Known as: 結婚するって、本当ですか 365 Days To The Wedding, 365 Days to the Wedding, Are You Really Getting Married?, Is It True That You're Getting Married?, Kekkon Surutte, Hontou desu ka?
14. Misato-san wa Amasugi Joushi ni Chotto Kibishii
Misato-san, a very beautiful office lady who is good at her job, and her boss—Konishikawa-san, a middle-aged man who spoils his subordinates. Misato-san has a strict attitude toward Konishikawa-san, but what are the hidden feelings behind it?! The gap between the seriousness and cuteness will make you faint in anxiety, and this office love comedy with a difference in age begins!
Misato-San Is a Bit Cold Towards Her Senpai Who Pampers is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 三郷さんは甘すぎ上司にちょっとキビしい, Misato-san wa Amasugi Joushi ni Chotto Kibishii
13. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
Narumi Momose has had it rough: every boyfriend she’s had dumped her once they found out she was an otaku, so she’s gone to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, she comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But he comes up with a counter-proposal: why doesn’t she just date him instead? In love, there are no save points.
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku has finished publishing and it has 86 Chapters. It is also Known as: ヲタクに恋は難しい, It’s Difficult to Love an Otaku, Love is Hard for Otaku, Otaku ni Koi a Muzukashii, WotaKoi, 阿宅的戀愛太難, ♂taku ♀taku
12. Naje Tteuneun Byeol
A struggling, no-name actress of seven years, Yu-Ra Hwang. She barely lands a minor role in a movie that’s bound to be a success. A celebrity’s celebrity, Seung-Hyeon Kang, keeps running into Yu-Ra, who always seems to be shedding tears every time he comes across her. As these two reunite in the new movie, “Time,” will Yu-Ra finally seize the moment to make her name known? And will Seung-Hyeon figure out why he can’t get Yu-Ra out of his mind? Only time will tell.
Daytime Star has finished publishing and it has 77 Chapters. It is also Known as: Star Rising, Star's Rise Day, Starlight (Chae-eun), The Star that Rises in the Day, Ánh Sao Ban Ngày (Chae-eun), 白昼之星, 白晝之星
11. Ramen Aka Neko
Meet Tamako, who’s found her way into an interview at a ramen shop run solely by cats. When the feline manager asks if she likes cats, Tamako admits that she’s actually more of a dog person...only to be hired on the spot! But her job description isn’t quite what she expects — rather than serving ramen, she’s now a dedicated cat caretaker...?!
Red Cat Ramen is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ラーメン赤猫, Ramen Aka Neko
10. Positively Yours
To Hee-won’s dismay, the BFF she crushed on and her other BFF are now dating! Seriously bummed, Hee-won decides to go wild just one time, and find solace with a handsome stranger. A very satisfying one night affair has now turned into more — she’s pregnant! Fate brings them together again, and now the regimented Doo-joon is determined to do the right thing and marry her. But they’re basically strangers! Except... their bodies have been very intimately acquainted. What’s this mother-to-be to do?
Positively Yours has finished publishing and it has 82 Chapters. It is also Known as: I have a baby
9. Koori Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Douryo Joshi
A cute fluffy romance about a cool female worker and a (literally) freezing-cold colleague.
Ice Guy and the Cool Female Colleague is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 氷属性男子とクールな同僚女子, Koori Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Douryo Joshi
8. Ase to Sekken
Asako’s living her dream, working at the toiletry maker Lilia Drop. Little do her coworkers know, the reason she loves the company so much is that she’s ashamed of her body odor, and their soap is the only thing that does the trick. So when the company’s lead product developer, a perfuming genius, approaches her in the lobby and wonders what “that smell” is, she’s terrified … but could it be … that he likes it? And, even more surprising to Yae … does she like him?
Sweat and Soap has finished publishing and it has 98 Chapters. It is also Known as: あせとせっけん, Ase to Sekken
7. Anae-ga Dorawatda
Yurae and Muwon used to be all business because they were in an arranged marriage until Yurae asked for a divorce. She moved out of the country and returned three years later for a brief work trip. She’s different now and more confident in how she lives her life. But fate—and Muwon—won’t let her get away that easily. Now that she has to oversee her company’s deal with Muwon, will it be easy for them to separate their business and private lives and leave the past behind?
Wife After Love has finished publishing and it has 87 Chapters. It is also Known as: My Wife is Back, Mantan Istriku Kembali!, รีเทิร์นรัก กับคุณภรรยา, 妻子回來了
6. Wo Shi Han Sanqian
Han Sanqian has been married into the Su clan for three years, but he was called a trash son-in-law and treated like a doormat by the other relatives. In order to protect his wife Su Yingxia from further humiliation, Han Sanqian worked secretly to become a super son-in-law in preparation for some payback.
Counterattack of the Superrich House Husband is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: I Am Han Sanqian
5. Sajangnimui Teukbyeoljisi
Soohyeon’s dreams of prosperity fall short of reality when he finds himself working as a secretary with an average salary. On top of that, his boss is Choi Jungwoo, nicknamed “Satan” due to her unyielding personality. One day, she requests something unexpected: she asks him to marry her. Just as he’s about to resign, she hands him a contract with conditions he can’t resist. If he marries her for one year, he’ll have all the money he needs to give his parents a better life. But… can he do it?
My Boss's Special Request is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: The President's Special Instructions
4. Seija Musou: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikinokoru Tame ni Ayumu Michi
One moment, a certain salaryman is on cloud nine, that promotion finally within his grasp, and the next, he’s keeled over pain, and that was all she wrote. Luckily for him, fate had a bit more to say. A world of magic, monsters, and other such life-shortening entities await his newly reincarnated self for a second shot at life. With nothing but his past-life experiences and sharp business skills to guide him in the foreign lands of Galdardia, he takes up the name Luciel and vows that his (next) demise will be from naught but old age. And what better way to avoid a(nother) gruesome death, than by taking up a nice, cushy job as a healer? But getting by in another world doesn’t come easy, or cheap. It’ll take a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to hone the skills he needs to make his way. But make it he will...or die (again) trying!
The Great Cleric is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 聖者無双 ～サラリーマン、異世界で生き残るために歩む道～, Seija Musou: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikinokoru Tame ni Ayumu Michi
3. Bijin Onna Joushi Takizawa-san
Kouta Takeda who just started working at XOX Corporation, meets his new boss, a beautiful woman with big breasts named Kyouko Takizawa.
Beautiful Female Superior Takizawa-san is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 美人女上司滝沢さん, Beautiful Female Superior Takizawa-san
2. XXX Buddy
Seo Hyunsoo is sure of one thing: people are scum and they will always disappoint you. Sure enough, at his very first company dinner after his transfer to a new department, he finds his coworker, the obnoxiously upbeat Baek Youngchan, performing an unsavory deed in the men's bathroom. As much as Hyunsoo would like to avoid Youngchan from that point on, Youngchan seems intent on not letting him out of his sight... Will Hyunsoo be able to evade the encroaching chaos of his new work neighbor? Or will these two clashing coworkers find that opposites really do attract?
XXX Buddy is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Perfect Buddy, Fuck-pect Body
1. Henjo: Hen na Joshikousei Amaguri Senko
Amaguri Senko is a high school girl with a cool personality and a big pervert. She openly reads porn and masturbates, and isn’t perturbed in the slightest at the sight of penises and such. The story is about two adult men that come to live and work for her father, who runs a company that does various oddjobs, which she helps out with. And the various forms of sexual harassment to which she subjects the one which she has taken a liking to.
Henjo - The Strange Female High-Schooler Amaguri Senko is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 変女～変な女子高生 甘栗千子～, Henjo: Hen na Joshikousei Amaguri Chiko