3.736 out of 5 from 89 votes
High in the sky is the Yume Kira Dream Shoppe, a magical place where any dream can be granted in exchange for something dear to you. Rin, the shop's owner, and his plush rabbit assistant Alpha sign contracts with those in need, from a beautiful tree to a girl unable to confess to her secret love. Using rare and powerful items, Rin and Alpha will help bring joy to many lives.
There is a man who is able to cross debris - who can feel the thoughts of things and give them peace. Whether it's hearing the sounds of an old piano which once was in a bustling café or feeling the desires of a woman who was murdered, he will help show these deserted things their final dreams.
Deserted Place is a one shot while Yume is one vol, but both (especially the first 2 chapters of Yume) have a similar feel. Each has inanimate objects that tell an emotional tale, and are a good rec pair.
When Rara the demon crossed into the human world she had two goals: cause mischief to humanity and meet her teen demon idol, Hiroshi. However, what she didn’t expect was to fall in love with Retsu Aku, a dreamy boy from her school! Torn between needing to perform bad deeds and wanting to help her new beau, Rara may soon face the ultimate punishment for her actions!
A fan of short, light-hearted shoujo manga? Yume Kira Dream Shoppe and Gaba Kawa are for you! One is about granting wishes, and the other is about forbidden love, but the same emotions run through both of these. Enjoy! :)
Hana Yamada has a bizarre condition that causes her to break out in hives whenever she touches a boy. Luckily, a few sips of the green tea she always carries is a quick remedy to her symptoms, and she is able to live a relatively normal life. That is, until Hana is forced to work odd jobs for the flamboyant Shinnosuke and handsome yet hostile Haru, to repay her older sister's debts! Though she's less than thrilled about her new predicament, Hana is determined to do her best and help others. But with her condition, even making friends is harder than it seems!
Two short and fluffy shoujo titles about a handful of characters who own a small shop whose sole purpose is to make people happy. Yume Kira has a strong supernatural leaning and an episodic nature which HaruHana lacks, but other than that they're extremely similar.
When Akira Narikawa was a boy, he communicated with the spirits of the swords that passed through his house. The grandson of a famous sword smith, he has grown to be a young man who doesn’t want to inherit the family business, and attends school instead. But Akira soon finds himself in the company of swords and their spirits once more, and with his special talents and kindness he always is able to calm what evil lies in wait. In addition to meeting new friends, Akira will touch the lives of many – both the living, and the dead.
While Yume and Katana aren't entirely similar - Yume being more similar to something like Pet Shop, both showcase how the supernatural interacts with the human world in a collection of individual stories. I think someone who appreciated one would enjoy the other as well.
The mysterious Count D owns a pet shop in Chinatown. However, it's no ordinary pet shop: D sells exotic and rare pets that often have the appearance of a human in the eyes of their new owners. Since these animals are so special, each one is only sold if the customer signs a contract agreeing to abide by the instructions provided, or suffer the dire consequences, all whilst conveniently releasing the shop itself from any responsibility. However, when some customers break their contracts and a series of incidents occur as a result, this small business doesn't go unnoticed. Inspector Leon Orcot begins to investigate D, suspecting him of slave smuggling; but can he get to the bottom of the events surrounding the shop, or will he just be dragged into the Count's pace of afternoon tea and cake?
It's true that Yume is very lighthearted and generally happy, while Pet Shop is very dark and feels like more of a precautionary set of tales. Regardless, you can't deny the similarity between the stories, so if you liked one try out the other (just expect a bit of a different tone)