Manga Oneshot Recommendations

Manga oneshots I’ve enjoyed over the years. Separated from the main manga list since oneshots don’t read the same as full series.

Currently 16 entries. Last updated on 2023/09/01.


Teenager Rio has a lot to deal with already, and on top of that, her beloved brother comes home with his fianceé at the worst possible time.

It’s the last day of school.

A young boy wakes up in a hospital after an accident to find a young woman calling herself his wife.

Fujita gets along well with Nekomiya; he’s the only boy in the class she really talks to, and they love the same anime and play in the table tennis club together. But middle school and puberty are harsh…

Two loners collide when they come to the same takeout place after work. Enticed by a couples’ discount, they strike up a friendship over after-work yakitori.

Kami has always made herself look as pretty as possible: makeup, colored contacts, the works. Yae knows this best, having watched her transformation starting in school. They don’t have romantic feelings for each other, but Kami can confide in Yae, and Yae knows the true face of his friend.

A girl who loves bread wants to convince a boy who loves rice to give bread a shot.

Yuri is so precious, all who see it fall. (Of course.) So the government tries to eliminate it.

Who better to see on Obon than the ghost of your mother’s dead boyfriend, also a 14-year-old like you?

As summarized by the editors:



The past, present, and future of two women and a girl.

Miya is Mitsu’s daughter. Being a single mother, Mitsu’s friend Koyomi has been like another parent to Miya ever since she was young. But Miya realizes that Koyomi may feel more than just friendship for Mitsu.

This oneshot comes from a series called Jun Waidan, which is a website where people submit (supposedly) true stories about love, generally with a slightly raunchy or at least sexual side, and then some are adapted into manga. Two childhood friends are inseparable, even when one falls ill, but even then it can be hard to communicate properly. The story is frankly pretty basic, but generally well executed.

Two classmates discuss what kinds of romcom tropes they’d like to have together.

Hayase-san is called to the office by a scary teacher after falling asleep in class.

It’s love at first sight.

“When you do something good, something good will happen in return.”

Mikumo and Morohoshi are dating, but their hearts don’t lie with each other, but someone nearby.