Age gap romance manga is a category of manga where there is a slightly large age difference between the main leads. Age gap category mangas have always been a very controversial topic because sometimes authors even introduce minors as potential partners.

Age gap romance Manga is not everyone’s cup of tea. However, if you are a fan of age gap manga and your moral compass is not derived from fiction, then you should definitely give these age gap manga a read.

12 Best Age Gap Romance Manga Recommendations

12. After The Rain

After The Rain - age gap manga
  • Alternative Title: Love Is Like When The Rain Stops; Koi Wa Ameagari No You Ni
  • Authors: Mayuzuki Jun
  • Genre: Romance, School Life, Seinen, Slice of Life
  • Status: Completed
  • Where to Read: Vertical Inc.

Akira Tachinana is a nice high school girl who is working part-time at a family restaurant.

Her manager at work is a 45-year-old man who is divorced and has a young son. Akira could not help but fall irresistibly in love with her manager, despite their age difference. The manager is a kind and well-mannered man.

This age gap romance manga has great characters along with an adorable story. It is a great read with a realistic plot. However, reading this age gap manga will bring you a lot of pain. And the ending is bittersweet.

11. The Ancient Magus’ Bride

The Ancient Magus' Bride
  • Alternative Title: Mahoutsukai No Yome
  • Authors: Yamazaki Kore
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, and Supernatural
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Seven Seas

Chise Hatori is a parentless child, as her mother died and her father left her long ago. She lived with her different relatives until one day she became a slay vega to the highest bidder, who is a man named Elias Ainsworth who wears a skull on his head. He is a mage from the realm of otherworldly creatures such as dragons and fairies. Chise is not only his slay vega but also her future bride.

This is another beautiful age gap manga with human and nonhuman leads. The male lead is older, and the female lead is younger. This manga will take you on a journey to a fantasy world. It has emotions with slow-burn romance. The plot is beautifully written. Also, it already has an anime series with the same name.

10. Cigarette & Cherry

Cigarette & Cherry
  • Authors: Kawakami Daishiro
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Romance; Seinen
  • Status: Complete

Kouhai is ready to start college and have a girlfriend. To get himself a girlfriend, he has already learned some pick-up lines and techniques to impress the opposite gender. But on campus, he spots a very gorgeous girl with dark hair who is holding a cigarette pack.

She struck up a conversation with him by asking for a lighter. Kauhai has fallen in love with her at first sight and wants to know more about her. He keeps using his pick-up lines on her, but the lady seems unfazed. He discovered that the girl is his senior, and he is ready to do anything to make her his girlfriend.

The art and design of this age gap manga are very expressive. There are some cliches here and there, but the overall story is good and well-paced. The banter between the main leads is enjoyable with compelling storytelling.

9. Game Over

Game Over
  • Authors: Mizutani Fuka
  • Genre: Josei/RRomance
  • Status: Complete:

This is another manga that consists of a collection of stories.

Akemi is an office worker. During her commute, she has made a game for herself in which she wins whenever a male passenger glances at her twice on the bus. Lately, she has been losing the game because a middle schooler won’t look at her at all.

This is one of the best age gap manga and has a light-hearted romance that involves simple love stories. It follows the story of the development of their relationship with each other and the insecurities they have had. They had insecurity because of their age gaps. And how they overcome those.

8. Smoking behind the supermarket with you

Smoking behind the supermarket with you
  • Alternative Title: A Story About Smoking At The Back Of The Supermarket, Behind The Supermarket, Smoking With You, Super No Ura De Yani Suu Hanashiauthors:
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Square Enix

Sasaki is a middle-aged man who practically hates his job. He always visits a 24/7 supermarket and sees a cashier named Yamada. Yamada is his favorite cashier. However, one day when he visited the supermarket, Yamad had already left. Completely dejected as he was returning back, a coworker of Yamada called him for a smoke. The coworker, Tamaya, has a playful personality.

This Age Gap manga follows the story of how Sashaki and Yamada develop their friendship through cigarette meetings. It is a light romance manga with a slice of life. The story is heartwarming and explores adult interaction. The male lead is shy and blushing, while the female lead is a sharp-minded lady.

7. Alice-San Chi No Iroribata

Alice-San Chi No Iroribata
  • Author: Kinami Bunta
  • Genre: Comedy  Ecchi Romance: A Seinen Slice of Life
  • Status: Ongoing

Arisu returns to her hometown to live a traditional life in the countryside. There she met her childhood friend Harumi, and the friendship between them is as good as it was before. Harumi helped her to unpack her things. What follows next is the everyday interaction between both of them as they get very close to each other.

The art of this manga is very appealing, and the artist’s choice of colors is great. Both the main characters interact while cooking food that looks appetizing or while doing chores. The interactions between them are full of tension. This age gap romance manga is worth reading because the plot and premise of the story are very believable and realistic.

6. The Witch’s Heart

The Witch’s Heart
  • Authors: Black Lapiz
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Romance, Shoujo
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Line Webtoon

Arianna Blackhart is literally a witch. She has been alive for 300 years. One day, she found an abandoned baby and decided to raise him. Eventually, her feelings toward him are going to change.

This age gap Manga might not be everyone’s cup of tea because they might feel that the witch should not develop feelings for the male lead. Because she decided to raise him. However, it was not exactly her who raised him.

5. Futari no Renai Shoka

Futari no Renai Shoka
  • Alternative Title: Our Romance Bookshelf; The Love Bookcase of the Two
  • Authors: Yamazaki, Kore
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Seinen Slice of Life
  • Status: Completed

Kanako is the owner of an old bookshop. One day, a teenage boy named Akio visits the café and shares his taste in books with her. His taste in books is strikingly similar to Kanako’s. The realization hits Kanako that she likes him a lot.

This is one of the best age gap manga about two people who interact for discussing books as they are book lovers and where both the main leads are very affectionate towards each other. This is a less dramatic manga and a fun read. It is a slice-of-life manga that follows the life of the main character and their developing relationship with each other, along with the stories of the side characters.

4. Moekare Wa Orange-Iro

Moekare Wa Orange-Iro
  • Alternative Title: My Boyfriend in Orange
  • Authors: Tamashima Non
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Romance; School Life; Shoujo
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Where to Read: Kodansha USA

Asaki transferred to a new school after the death of her father. On the roof of the school, while she was smoking, she met a fireman who was leading the school’s fire drill. He saved her life twice. What course of action will this manga take?

This is a slow-paced manga that is wholesome and worth giving a try. The series will make you happy, sad, cry, and laugh all through the series. The character development is really nice. The female lead is strong in the way she handles things and is clingy to Mr. Fireman. It even has a love triangle. All the characters are likable.

3. My Boy

My Boy - best age gap romance manga
  • Alternative Title: Watashi no Shounen
  • Authors: Takano, Hitomi
  • Genre: Drama
  • Status: Complete
  • Where to Read: Vertical Inc.

The story follows the life of 30-year-old Satoko Tawada and her mundane life. She is fed up with her work and constantly gets bothered by her ex-boyfriend. One day she was sitting in the park when she met a 12-year-old boy named Mashuu Hayami.

Mashuu only comes to the park in the evenings to practice his soccer skills. Satoko used to be on her university’s team, and due to genuine concerns for the boy’s safety, she started teaching him the basics. Soon, they both started spending time with each other.

This age gap manga portrays a very mother-and-son-like relationship between the main leads. The relationship they form is very pure and does not involve romantic feelings. The art of manga is very appealing to the eye and breaks the moral barriers of a traditional society.

2. Beauty and the Feast

Beauty and the Feast
  • Alternative Title: Yakumo-San Wa Ezuke Ga Shitai
  • Authors: Satomi U
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Seinen, Slice of Life
  • Status: Complete
  • Where to Read: Square Enix Manga

The story follows the lives of a widow and a high school baseball player. The widow is a 28-year-old lady called Shuuko Yakumo, and her high school boyfriend is a guy named Yamato. Yamoto has moved in with a new neighbor, where the widow cooks food for him.

And the large appetite of Yamoto reminds Shuuko of her late husband. What happens next is that they slowly develop the relationship through cooking and spending time together.

This age gap manga has very good dynamics between the main leads. The relationship that both develop is very platonic and whole. However, it is a slow-paced manga. But the food cooked by Shuko looks so appetizing even as 2D art.

1. Teacher and Student Anthology

Teacher and Student Anthology
  • Alternative Title: Sensei X Seito Anthology
  • Authors: D. Kissan, Fujita Nagisa, Goumoto, Ichikawa Natsuwo, Imo Ayumi, Kawabe Ako, Koda, Nakatoka Kumiko, and Yumeno Tsubasa
  • Genre: Romance
  • Status: Complete

This manga is a collection of short stories written by different artists. It consists of around 8 stories. Almost every story is about the teacher-student relationship. It consists of a teacher falling for her student, childhood best friends where the female is the teacher and the male is the student, a piano teacher and her girlfriend who is his student, etc.

All these stories are short, so you might get irritated at times. The characters are innocent and well-written. If the teacher-student relationship is your thing, then you should definitely give this age gap manga a read.

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