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10 Anime Like Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-San (Skull-Face Bookseller Honda-San)

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Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san (Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san)

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san (Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san)

About Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san (Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san)

Honda is a skeleton type of bookseller. He’s friendly, caring, and customer-oriented. He confesses that the job of a bookstore employee is way more demanding than what an average customer perceives.
Working with his equally or overly eccentric colleagues, Honda regularly deals with the exhausting requirements of the bookselling industry. From receding new titles to providing quality help to customers who speak different languages, Honda’s job never finishes.
Despite the hardships, he loves his job and would do anything to offer the best book suggestions and help to his customers. Anyone who feels torn down by his daily chorus, Honda is the right inspiration for you.
Similar to the life of Honda, here are the ten anime that will certainly remind you of his character.

10 Anime Like Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san (Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san)

1. Denki-gai no Honya-san (The Electric Town's Bookstore)

2. Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou

3. Aggressive Retsuko

4. High Score Girl

5. Jingai-san no Yome (Non-Human Creature's Wife)

6. Africa no Salaryman

7. Fune wo Amu (The Great Passage)

8. Strange+

9. Working!!

10. Genshiken

Denki-gai no Honya-san (The Electric Town's Bookstore)

Denki-gai no Honya-san (The Electric Town's Bookstore)

1. Denki-gai no Honya-san (The Electric Town's Bookstore)

Umio is an introvert who works as a part-time employee at a comic book store named Umanohone (Horse Bone). Despite his store located in the heart of the city, Umio’s life isn’t that excited as one expects it to be. His closest friends are his co-workers who have their own quirky personalities. They call each other by nicknames and always spend their weekends away from the hot and happening life of the city.

Denki-gai no Honya-san follows the story of these tight-knit group friends and their colorful customers. Each of them is a die-hard fan of one genre or another.

Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou

Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou

2. Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou

Agetarou works as a chef at his family’s small tonkatsu shop in Shibuya. At night, he transforms into a professional DJ and entertains the club goers. One night when Agetarou delivers an order to a night club staff member, he is invited inside as a token of appreciation. His nervousness soon fades away when he is taken away by the atmosphere. He falls in love with girls, groovy music, and flashing lights.

Agetarou begins a regular at the club. To his luck, he meets the legendary American DJ, Big Master Fly, one fateful night. Impressed by his spectacular show, Agetarou realizes that the groove of mixing music is quite similar to the rhythm of preparing tonkatsu. Following his calling, he decides to become the master of both fields.

Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou is an amusing story of a young boy who is trying to create his own path while carrying out his familial and social duties. Agetarou receives help from his neighborhood friends and DJ Oily to follow his dream. The series also follows his familial issues, love anxieties, and many other problems.

Aggressive Retsuko

Aggressive Retsuko

3. Aggressive Retsuko

Retsuko is a 25-year-old panda, who works as an accountant in a Japanese trading firm. Dealing with typical problems of young adults of the 21st century, Retsuko finds solace in singing death metal at a karaoke bar every night. With her frustration growing every day due to her pushy superiors and co-workers, her work of five years is put in jeopardy. As a result, her relationship with her colleagues and her life itself changes in an unexpected manner.

Retsuko tries to find happiness in different ways and eventually concludes that she should get married someday and raise a family. However, her social anxiety and extreme naïveté may give her more trouble than she estimates, even the life-threatening ones.

High Score Girl

High Score Girl

4. High Score Girl

In the late 20th century, the year 1991, arcade video games have become the latest trend. However, gaining fame as a professional gamer is out of the question as the industry has yet to spread its influence.

On the other hand, Haruo Yaguchi, a sixth-grader, aims to be a professional gamer. His gaming aptitude is above excellence letting him earn respect and confidence. Not too late, his pride is shattered by his fellow classmate, Akira Oono, who defeats him in Street Fighter 2 with great ease.

Akira is nothing else than a perfect girl. She is pretty, smart, and rich. Haruo never paid any mind to her before as in spite of his multiple flaws as a person, he was proud of his supremacy in arcade games. Now, he knows someone can give him a run for his money, he can’t help but detest her.

Jingai-san no Come (Non-Human Creature's Wife)

Jingai-san no Come (Non-Human Creature's Wife)

5. Jingai-san no Yome (Non-Human Creature's Wife)

Tomori Hinowa is a normal high schoolboy. One day, he’s called to the principal’s office to hear startling news. He learns he is supposed to get married to a mysterious non-human creature called Kanenogi.

Kanenogi has chosen Tomori as his wife. Irrespective of Tomori’s initial qualms, he gives up and accepts the offer. As they begin their married life, a series of delightful tales emerge from their monstrous and peculiar life. Adorable yet absurd, Jingai-san no Yome is one of its own kind of love stories that live you astonished and charmed with each episode.

Africa no Salaryman

Africa no Salaryman

6. Africa no Salaryman

Africa no Salaryman is a slapstick comedy that circles around a weird workplace. It follows the adventure of generous Lion, drowsy lizard, and sadistic Toucan. While pushing their office life forward, they always get caught up in unusual antics that a regular office worker should avoid.

Everything turns out to be Toucan’s fault, who despite being foul-mouthed and selfish, still haven’t been fired. It all comes down to Lizard and Lion to keep the trouble at a distance and continue with their daily jobs. But problems always come knocking at their door.

Fune wo Amu (The Great Passage)

Fune wo Amu (The Great Passage)

7. Fune wo Amu (The Great Passage)

Kouhei Araki is a veteran editor at Genbu Publishing and works for the dictionary editorial division. He has decided to retire to look after his ailing wife. But before departure, he needs to find a replacement to complete the new project, “The Great Passage”. Despite his intensive search, he can’t find a suitable candidate who matches the desired persona.

He comes across Mitsuya Majime, who works in the sales division at Genbu Publishing. Though he sucks at social skills and empathy, he has a great attachment to the words. His careful careful personality and love for reading let Araki appoint him the new editor. As Majime attains the new position, he realizes the dictionary department is full of “money-eating insect” making him unsure if he could fit with his co-workers.

Strange+

Strange+

8. Strange+

After his older brother, Takumi, left home to live in the city, Kou decides to go after him believing he’s lost somewhere. He vows not to go home until he finds Takumi. Luckily, he locates Takumi’s whereabouts way too easily as he works as the head of a private detective agency.

Takumi discloses he has no intention of going back and suggests Kou help him with the work. Realizing there’s no hope in pushing forward, Kou begins to work with his older brother. However, their work is nothing less than a filmy adventure as they get to meet various interesting characters with intriguing problems.

Working!!

Working!!

9. Working!!

Souta Takanashi has a great love for small and cute things. Due to this, he fails to reject childlike Popura Taneshima’s offer to work for Wagnaria, a family restaurant in Hokkaido. Takanashi tries to take good care of older Popura, which only annoys her as she has a complex for looking so young despite her age.

He soon learns to stand on his toes as he gets acquainted with his co-workers, including the floor chief with a katana Yachiyo Todoroki, the fearful head chef Jun Satou, a sadistic chef Hiroomi Souma, lazy manger Kyouko Shirafuji, and waitress Mahiru Inami, who maintains a distance from men.

Overflowing with eccentric characters, Working!! explores the inside of a unique workplace which never becomes dull due to unexpected antics and stupidity.

Genshiken

Genshiken

10. Genshiken

The introvert Kanji Sasahara has started his college and is looking for a suitable place to fit in. In his search, he learns about a club named Society for the Study of Modern Visual Culture, also called Genshiken. The club’s mission is to bring together the spectrum of otaku culture.

Sasahara’s first visit didn’t turn out to be encouraging as his pride is suppressed by his senior, Harunobu Madarame. He decides to dismiss himself from the club, but after meeting Makoto Kousaka, another club member, he becomes an active participant in the club activities. The story becomes more exciting when he meets other eccentric club members.

As Sasahara becomes closer with his club members, his social skills improve and he becomes a hardcore fan of the otaku lifestyle.

Conclusion

Alike Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san (Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san), it’s hard to find anime with a skeleton as the main character and the same story feel. But these suggested anime do a great job in serving similar antics and hilarity. Hope you’ll watch them and like them.

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