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Bonnouji  
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Description
From: Easy Going Scans:

Fate brings two people who live in the same condo together on a typical afternoon. Ozawa (26) has just broken up with her boyfriend of five years and was in the process of trying to rebuild her life when she meets Oyamada who lives a couple floors below her. He is somewhat of a loner although he does have a few friends and his room is cluttered with all the random stuff that his impulse shopper brother sends him. Ozawa takes an interest with all the things in his room and the two start a friendship that slowly turns into something more.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
烦恼寺
煩悩寺
Dục Tự
Shirne
Worldly Desires Temple

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.35 (end) by Easy Going Scans (1099d ago)
v.3 c.34 by Easy Going Scans (1102d ago)
v.3 c.33 by Easy Going Scans (1153d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (1005 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 28th 2015, 3:36pm PST


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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Flapper (Media Factory)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #265 increased(+17)
Monthly Pos #295 increased(+40)
3 Month Pos #301 increased(+5)
6 Month Pos #283 decreased(-8)

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On 1873 reading lists
On 1051 wish lists
On 2491 completed lists
On 78 unfinished lists
On 454 custom lists

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It's not made to last longer   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by train93
February 8th, 2013, 4:24am
Its strength relies on how simple it is: there aren't forced interactions, it's all comedy and the romance is likeable. As the manga goes on, however, I feel a little detached from the characters, and I think there's nothing more to say for this manga right now.
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The story of the world's most adorable couple   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by zengoats
January 23rd, 2013, 12:10am
Bonnouji is just so effortlessly cute. Usually, romance manga force feeds the reader love in a "I'M ADORABLE, GOSHDARNIT!" kind of way, but Bonnouji just lets two people live their lives, and the end result is ridiculously charming.
Bonnouji is realistic. It has great pacing and doesn't dillydally with forced, cliched conflict (for example, having an ex show up right after the main couple gets together). I also love the way the mangaka parallels Ozawa and Oyamada's relationship with the development of Oyamada's room, the eponymous bennouji. It's just a cool little metaphor, and the mangaka handles it really well, so I thoroughly appreciate it.
Overall, this is a great slice of life romance. Super adorable and funny. Great work.

... Last updated on January 23rd, 2013, 12:11am
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Simple   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Sphear
September 8th, 2012, 2:54am
Calling this manga 'boring' would be an overstatement. It's like the day to day, thoughts and feelings of the characters and how they progress. While the plot is just really simple and neat, it avoids cliches. Not exactly 'refreshing' though- just a change from the common shoujo we read.

I wasn't crazy over this manga, but it did have somewhat of a realistic touch, and I guess that's the part of it that I liked.
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Like a real romance   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Konstantine2010
July 24th, 2012, 11:16pm
This is so freaking adorable! I read up to the current chapter (21) in one go. I really like all the characters, it's funny, and just such a cute romance. There's none of the annoying plot devices you see in romance. No one is jumping to wild conclusions/misunderstandings, too stupid to see the obvious, really dramatic, or anything else totally unrealistic. All the characters feel real and it's like you're seeing the progress of a real relationship. As others said, it's really refreshing! Not to mention I'd love hanging out in an awesome room like that. You never know what they'll pull out.

I just wish I knew how old the male lead was! I'm assuming he's younger, but the curiosity is kind of killing me. I hope we find out at some point!
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An Interesting Read   
Rating: N/A
by Bloodkay
June 15th, 2012, 10:23am
This will definitely be a breath of fresh air for anyone who enjoys romance manga. It doesn't have the typical idealistic romance setting, nor does it contain ridiculous amounts of ecchi from a high school setting manga.

What it does contain is a plain romance, in an interesting and unique setting, between two characters you can relate to. Anyone even remotely interested should read it, as it's fairly early in it's serialization and quick to catch up to. The only downside it the slow release speed.
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Very good one   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Auwx
March 6th, 2012, 5:37am
I won't say it's amazing. It is really basic, just shows a plain relationship.

And you have no idea how good it feels. This is an atypic romance manga in nearly every sense of the word (basically the only un-original thing is that there's a man and a woman...)
Too often romance mangas focus on various and totally stupid and irrealistic difficulties that the couple encounters. Here there's nothing of the sort, and you feel refreshed after each and every chapter.

A 10 for me

... Last updated on October 31st, 2012, 4:42pm
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It really got me   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by whatnot
February 8th, 2012, 5:22am
I postponed reading this for a long time because I read the 'career woman' tag. Well I am glad I did that so I could swoop all 13 chapters in one time. BUT IT"S STILL NOT ENOUGH!
This series is amazing... the characters are cute, they radiate warm feelings all over me (lol)
and what's more there's no ecchi, proving that even a straight healthy young man like me can enjoy a series without sex jokes.
anyway I don't want to halt you too long, just hit this Manga already
I give it a 8.5
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switch with me...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lorska
February 4th, 2012, 5:18pm
... is what you will think. Definetely.
The plot doesn't rush, it's more episodic, but you get to know each character, slowly but steadily.
No dramatic events, just a man and a woman who get to know each other, spend time together every once in a while, no annoying rivals, or things along the line, just a bunch of pages of sweetness and fun each chapter.

sweet and funny: truly a gem 10/10

... Last updated on May 31st, 2012, 1:46am
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relaxing, amusing, and sweet   
Rating: N/A
by SAimNE
December 25th, 2011, 10:45am
Basically the perfect romance if you just want to enjoy the read and not have to think or follow all the details. After tons of stories with arranged marriages, random bullies everywhere, and the chick/dude always thinking the other is cheating, I find this to be a VERY refreshing change.... I really hope nothing dramatic happens in it... at most maybe the ex trys to pick her up(and is rejected rather quickly)... its the only amount of drama I can see that wouldn't ruin the feeling the story has had so far. 10/10 and if it doesn't destroy itself, it'll probably be in my favorite romances. great read.

And by "rather quickly" I mean ex only gets his face 1 chapter and then goes poof leaving them to their comedic sweetness smile

... Last updated on December 25th, 2011, 10:50am
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Hope it doesn't get dumb   
Rating: N/A
by nugro
September 27th, 2011, 1:22pm
As other comment says, this is pretty nice manga with realistic and mature characters with also nice pace.

I'm worried about the future though, you could only do so much until you have to went the path of stupid over dramatized misunderstanding or some sort. Hope this would not gone that path, I'd rather have nice short manga than long train wreck.

For now, it's good.
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