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.
Top 20 Working Life Manga to read
- 1. [Oshi no Ko]
- 2. Perfect Surgeon
- 3. Hwataga Doen Oegwauisa
- 4. Bijin Onna Joushi Takizawa-san
- 5. Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
- 6. Ase to Sekken
- 7. Megami no Café Terrace
- 8. Hataraku Maou-sama!
- 9. Sensei, Ore ni Kamawazu Itte Kudasai!!
- 10. Itai Onee-san wa Suki Desu ka?
- 11. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
- 12. Naje Tteuneun Byeol
- 13. The Third Ending
- 14. Majo-Senpai Nichijou
- 15. Kowloon Generic Romance
- 16. Positively Yours
- 17. Uchi no Kaisha no Chiisai Senpai no Hanashi
- 18. The Lady and Her Butler
- 19. An Hour of Romance
- 20. Uchi no Kaisha no Chiisai Senpai no Hanashi
1. [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 . 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
2. 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 .
3. 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 .
4. 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 . It is also Known as: 美人女上司滝沢さん, Beautiful Female Superior Takizawa-san
5. 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 is finished and has 11 Volumes and 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
6. 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 is finished and has 11 Volumes and 98 Chapters. It is also Known as: あせとせっけん, Ase to Sekken
7. 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 . It is also Known as: 女神のカフェテラス, Megami no Kafeterasu, The Cafe Terrace of the Goddesses
8. Hataraku Maou-sama!
Devil King Sadao is only one step away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to drift to the other world: modern-day Tokyo. As "conquering the world" are the only skills the Devil King possesses - and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation - he must work as a freeter to pay for his living expenses!
The Devil Is A Part-Timer! is currently publishing . It is also Known as: はたらく魔王さま!, Demon Lord at Work!
9. Sensei, Ore ni Kamawazu Itte Kudasai!!
Ashida Mamoru is a god-tier manga assistant but his habit of turning authors lazy has left him without a job. Luckily one of his classmates from university happens to have a little sister who is a serialised manga author in need of an assistant.
Drawing While Masturbating is finished and has 6 Volumes and 53 Chapters. It is also Known as: 先生、俺にかまわずイッてください!!, Are You Gonna Come?, Sensei, Ore ni Kamawazu Itte Kudasai!!, Onanii Shinagara Kakimashita, ※オナニーしながら描きました♥, Boşalıyor musun?
10. Itai Onee-san wa Suki Desu ka?
Shiori Itai, 26 years-old is an office lady who has gone through her entire life boyfriendless. She might look apathetic, but she still wants to be loved as much as anyone. Never letting a hot tip go to waste, constantly challenging herself. However, her natural awkwardness and cringeyness tend to lead to unfortunate results. An unfortunate but lovable OL's daily life!
Do you like a cringeworthy older woman? is finished and has 7 Volumes and 100 Chapters. It is also Known as: いたいお姉さんは好きですか？, Itai Oneesan wa Suki desu ka?
11. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
The boy of her dreams...is a girl's manga artist?!
To the eyes of high school student Chiyo Sakura, classmate Umetarou Nozaki--brawny of build and brusque of tongue--is a dreamboat! When Chiyo finally works up the courage to tell Nozaki how she feels about him, she knows rejection is on the table...but getting recruited as a manga-ka's assistant?! Never in a million years!
But for someone who makes a living drawing sweet girly romances, Nozaki-kun is a little slow on the uptake when it comes to matters of the heart in reality. And so Chiyo's daily life of manga making and heartache begins!
Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun is currently publishing . It is also Known as: 月刊少女野崎くん, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
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 is currently publishing . 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
13. The Third Ending
Seo Yoon Seul, who's lived a perfect life so far, becomes a wreck when he starts having nightmares of a boy whom he coldly rejected when he was a student. The nightmares get even worse when he reunites with Kang Joon. Following his advice on becoming a good person to avoid nightmares, Yoon Seul approaches him to win his favor.
The Third Ending is currently publishing .
14. Majo-Senpai Nichijou
The office stories of a kind hearted, weak willed, witch senpai and her relatable, simple but nice kouhai that started over a cup of magically warmed coffee.
Originally published on Pixiv and collated by Akita Shoten for print release.
Now serialised in Akita Shoten's Manga Cross.
Original serialization finished 2020-11-19 with 42 chapters in two volumes. Serialization restarted with new chapters on 2022-04-25.
Daily Report About My Witch Senpai is currently publishing . It is also Known as: 魔女先輩日報, Daily witch about my Boss, Majo-senpai Nippou
15. Kowloon Generic Romance
The greatest labyrinth of the 20th century, a drama for working men and women in a town called a Kowloon walled city. Daily adult romance in a gentle dystopia, a new life gently.
Kowloon Generic Romance is currently publishing . It is also Known as: 九龍ジェネリックロマンス, Kyuuryuu Generic Romance, Kūron Generic Romance
16. 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 is currently publishing . It is also Known as: I have a baby
17. Uchi no Kaisha no Chiisai Senpai no Hanashi
Shinozaki is an office worker who is taken care of and coddled by his senior team member Shiori Katase, who is a gorgeous, profoundly kind, loving, and diminutive woman. Shinozaki certainly hopes that she's not doing it out of duty... but her joy of doing so increasingly exposes her feelings!
Story of a Small Senior in My Company is currently publishing . It is also Known as: うちの会社の小さい先輩の話, My Company's Small Senpai, Uchi no Kaisha no Chiisai Senpai no Hanashi: Storia Dash Rensai-Ban, Uchi no Kaisha no Chiisai Senpai no Hanashi: Storia Dash Rensaiban, My Tiny Senpai From Work
18. The Lady and Her Butler
The last thing Sooha wants in her life is a man. She's sick of her mother calling about boyfriend problems, of friends trying to set her up on dates, of girls waiting for their Prince Charming. But when a broke and homeless man offers to keep house in exchange for temporary housing, Sooha finds herself saying yes to a man for the first time in her life. After all, who wouldn't want to come home to warm homemade dinners, clean sheets, and freshly ironed clothes?
The Lady and Her Butler is finished and has null Volumes and 143 Chapters.
19. An Hour of Romance
Jooahn and Dojin couldn’t be any more different at work. She's a perpetually single career woman who takes everything too seriously and rules with an iron fist. He's a modelesque klutz with a heart of gold who lucked into an entry-level marketing job. But when a company trip to a mysterious temple starts an inexplicable soul swap, they end up switching bodies for an hour each day. To avoid utter embarrassment and keep up their reputations, the unlikely pair will have to cooperate and bide their time. Will Jooahn learn to sympathize with the pretty boy who can’t do anything right? And will Dojin see the softer side of his boss’s spiky persona? From the artist of hit rom-com 'What's Wrong with Secretary Kim" comes an all-new company couple about to spark some serious fireworks.
An Hour of Romance is currently publishing . It is also Known as: 1/24 Romance, 24-bunui 1 Romance
20. Uchi no Kaisha no Chiisai Senpai no Hanashi
The story of an office worker and his tiny senpai.
My Company's Small Senpai is currently publishing . It is also Known as: うちの会社の小さい先輩の話, My Tiny Senpai From Work, Senpai Mungil ditempat Kerjaku