Black Sesame Salt and Custard Pudding - Recommendations

Alt titles: Goma Shio to Purin, Sesame Salt and Pudding

Black Sesame Salt and Custard Pudding

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Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter

Life isn't going too well for Yuzuki. She's a 34-years-old and without a boyfriend. The elementary school she works at is close to firing her, and to top it off she doesn't know what to do with her life at all. But even when she quits her job and tries an arranged marriage, things don't work out. Only the bread she eats at the small stationery store around the corner gives her comfort. So one day, she asks the store owner to marry her on a whim, and to her surprise, he agrees...?

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dynaaaaaaamight dynaaaaaaamight says...

Similar vibe - if you liked Bread and Butter, you might like this one too. Both adult relationships, got married suddenly and developed their love little by little following that.

I'd say if you're not a fan of mature relationships then Bread and Butter might be the better choice, as Goma Shio to purin has that theme of sex and has more of a drama focus. But i liked that both male leads were level headed, and the female leads dedicated.

House of the Sun.

House of the Sun.

As a child, Mao spent all her time at Hiro’s house across the street. Going to his house always made her feel cheerful. A few years later, Mao’s father gets remarried and Mao finds herself with nowhere to call home. Hiro ends up letting her stay with him in the house he's been occupying alone since the death of his parents. A love story unfolds, between two childhood friends of different ages.

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Calikov Calikov says...

Extremely wholesome manga that deal with the realities of age gaps between couples. Both end well too!

Smoking Behind the Supermarket with You

Smoking Behind the Supermarket with You

At age forty-five, office worker Sasaki has had enough of the corporate grind. His only solace is smoking-and the friendly smile of supermarket cashier Yamada. When Sasaki can't find Yamada after a particularly trying day, a striking woman invites him to smoke with her. The despondent man thinks he's made a new smoking buddy in the cool, teasing Tayama, but Sasaki doesn't realize he already knows her!

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xonie xonie says...

Both of the stories depict a realionship between a younger woman and an older man.

Our Fake Marriage

Our Fake Marriage

An ordinary girl, Yae, loses her home and job at age 29 and has nowhere to turn. But when she runs into a childhood friend, Takumi, he “proposes” she live with him in a high-rise condominium in the city, acting as his fake spouse … A tale of deceit … involving a handsome architect!

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Daite Daite Daite Darling

Daite Daite Daite Darling

Yuuka Fujita is 18 years old, and a high-school graduate. However she has not gone on to college like her high school classmates. Instead, her parents are trying to marry her off, sending her to way too many omiai meetings. This story begins with Yuuka refusing to go to another omiai. In her anger and haste, she literally knocks down her latest potential marriage partner. His name is Ryo Kusuru, and he is a college science professor at 36 years old. Their omiai meeting goes well enough however it doesn't look like much is settled at their first meeting. She does think Ryo is very handsome, despite him being a much older man. Ryo seems to like Yuuka well enough also, even though she is so much younger than himself. Meanwhile, Yuuka's parents keep sending her to more omiais with more men.

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30-kin

30-kin

Shino, 30 years old, is an experienced woman both professionally and emotionally. But today, it is marriage that worries her and she wishes to find a partner who, like her, aspires to settle down. Only Mayuki, a young man nine years younger than her, declares his love to her and enters her life without warning! How can she resist so much spontaneity and fervor? Shino then decides to have a casual relationship with him until she finds the one who will meet her selection criteria...

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Motokano to no Jirettai Gisou Kekkon (Light Novel)

Motokano to no Jirettai Gisou Kekkon (Light Novel)

Due to the Isurugi family's circumstances, Haru has to enter into a political marriage with his former girlfriend and childhood friend, Rio Tamaki. Living together under one roof, a dry life together for the sake of formality... though in actuality, the two have unresolved feelings for each other..."O-oh no... if he's this close to me... my feelings for Haru are still..." "There's no way I can let her find out that she still has a strong influence on me." While desperately pretending as if they've gotten over their feelings for each other, their awareness towards the other grows. A fake marriage where a former couple's love is gradually reignited. Watch as the vexing love comedy about the two's fake marriage life is interwoven.

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Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu.

Kyou wa Kaisha Yasumimasu.

Aoishi Hanae is a 33-year-old woman who has a job, but no boyfriend. In fact, she's also still a virgin. It's not that she never had a chance to lose her virginity, but she let the chance pass by. At a drinking party with her colleagues, Hanae ends up confiding in Tanokura Yuto, a handsome young 21-year-old part timer at her company who also attends college, and who has recently broken up with his girlfriend. The next morning, she wakes up in a hotel next to him, and learns that they apparently agreed to start dating and then had sex that night. She has only hazy memories, and has no idea how to deal with the situation. Yuto is shocked that she doesn't remember, but hopes that they can still date. How will Hanae, who is older but much less experienced in romance, handle her surprising new relationship with the younger and more experienced Yuto?

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Misaki-kun no Bukiyou na Dekinai

Misaki-kun no Bukiyou na Dekinai

27-year-old OL Kyoka has just started dating Misaki, a 20-year-old college student, and lives with him in an apartment building. Though they live in two different worlds professionally, their affection for each other can't be denied.

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Starting at 40

Starting at 40

Shinobu Watanuki (39), who has moved into her husband's family home, is an unsuccessful comic artist. She had planned to use this move as a chance to give up her career, but after one of her old works becomes a hit online, she decides to create a new comic instead. In need of help with this, she looks for an assistant online. A handsome 22-year-old man named Chiaki Tachibana applies to her ad, and Shinobu finds herself at a major turning point in her life.

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