10 Yonkoma you should be reading!

Looking for something new to read but want something that will make you laugh your ass off without any heavy storyline to stress you out?

I think we found the right type of manga for you.

Yonkoma (4コマ漫画) or “four cell manga”, 4-koma for short, is a type of manga, in comic strip format, generally consists of gag comic strips within four panels of equal size ordered from top to bottom. They may appear in right-to-left in horizontal manner or a 2 by 2 style, depending on their publication.


We have compiled the very best Yonkoma in this article for your amusement, which we have also read ourselves before so we are quite sure you may be able to enjoy them as much as we did!

So here we go!


10. Tonari no Seki-kun

The boy who sits next to Yokoi in class, Seki-kun, is always up to something at his desk. He manages to somehow play very elaborate games without attracting the teacher’s attention. From dominoes, to shogi, to go, to mecha models, to playing with cats and more, he always has something new to do. Yokoi often finds herself getting reluctantly interested in his games, even though they always seem to end up getting HER in trouble!

I remember when I was still a student, I will bring some stuff to school just in case I get bored in class or play random things I can find in my pencil case while waiting for the class to finish. It’s exactly how Seki-kun acts in this manga, though it is more exaggerated and more complex. The only person reacting like a normal person would is Yokoi, which is funny since no one really suspect Seki-kun but instead, the teachers and their classmates will notice Yokoi all the time.

This manga has an anime adaptation too with short episodes. The opening is quite catchy!


9. Seitokai Yakuindomo

I applied here since it’s a close walk from my house. But it’s really full of girls, huh? In this 4-koma series Tsuda Takatoshi is a new student in the recently gender-integrated high school. He’s asked to join the student council as the vice president. Thus begins his days as the only normal boy among 3 female student council officers…

This manga showcases a lot of R+18 jokes without showing any form of fan service or ecchiness, though it is pretty enjoyable and funny. A bit of trivia gain, this series also has its own anime adaptation so you can watch the anime as you read the manga!


8. Tsurezure Children

Wakabayashi Toshiya shows us a series of 4-koma manga depicting various scenarios of young love. These short stories range from a boy, crippled by his absolute lack of confidence in himself, cannot even accept the fact that the girl of his dreams actually asked him out on a date, to the near-psychotic girl that pours her own blood into her homemade chocolate in order to win his heart.

This series features different types of couples, with different personalities and different ways to express their adoration for their love. From unrequited love to a lovey-dovey couple. It is not your everyday cliche romance manga, it’s wholesome and gives you butterflies in your stomach and tears in your eyes as you laugh at the same time. The characters’ interactions are pretty relatable and the development of each relationships are pretty amusing to read as they progress into something more.


7. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Sakura Chiyo tries confessing to her crush, Nozaki-kun, but he mistakes her as a fan! Unable to convey her feelings, what happens when he invites her to his house? Find out in this hilarious series.

When your appearance does not seem to par with your passion and occupation. Nozaki-kun, is a tall, serious-looking guy who happens to be a shoujo mangaka and is also Chiyo’s romantic interest. Dense and innocent, Chiyo tries her way to get Nozaki-kun’s attention while getting to know him more as she digs deeper into his work in the most hilarious ways she can ever imagine.


6.  S suto na Fujiwara-kun

Fujiwara is popular at his school, inheriting his looks from his father who works as a host. But there’s one problem. Everything he says is sadistic and host-like and he can’t communicate what he really wants to say. One day, a fellow student, Ichinose, confesses to him. Even after she’s sadistically rejected, she will keep confessing her love until Fujiwara goes out with her. What will become of sharp-tongued Fujiwara?

Fujiwara’s inner personality is different from his outward personality, which is something he can’t helped due to his upbringing. Even so, that does not stop Ichinose to show her love for him. This troubles Fujiwara as he wants to be kinder and sweeter to her but of course, it’s a struggling battle because of his habit, which is the main gag of this manga. Also, makes the readers cheer for him and at the same time laugh at his pitiful state.


5. Takane no Hana Nara Ochitekoi

Shirashi Kouta both handsome and smart. As the prince of the school, there should be no girl who can resist his charms, even if it’s the cool beauty Kurokawa Kaori. But what happens when it turns out Kurokawa is even better at playing a prince than he is? Just who exactly is supposed to be falling for whom?

When you almost have it all, but there’s a girl cooler than you. This manga destroys the typical guy-goes-aggressive romance since the girl here is the princely half. The relationship of the characters is so reversed that Kouta can’t help but be submissive when it comes to Kaori and eventually liking her.


4. Yandere Kanojo

Tanaka Manabu is a geeky student. One day on the way to school he meets a girl carrying a bloody bat. That girl is Ryuuzaki Reina, leader of the school’s female delinquents. It’s love at first sight.

The title can be a bit misleading as you might think the story is about an overly obssesive girl to her boyfriend, however, in reality it is YANkee and DEREdere, which we can also refer to the actual storyline wherein a delinquent girl falls hard to a nerd guy. It’s a humorous manga of their love story which they try to keep in low at first (because of their differences) but looks pretty much obvious due to the girl making a ruckus when embarrassed.


3. Tomo-chan wa onnanoko

Boyish high school girl Aizawa Tomo finally manages to tell her childhood friend Jun that she´s got a crush on him. Unfortunately, her confession goes right over his head. He didn´t even realize she was a girl until junior high, and even now, Jun still thinks of her as a bro.
How can Tomo-chan possibly convince him otherwise and win Jun´s heart?

How can the guy you like think you are a man when you got a big chest and nice legs? That is something Jun made himself believe since they were young, but now that they are in the age where feelings develop and people change can Tomo finally change his mind? It’s one of my most recommended manga and the updates are something I always look forward to reading.


2. Mousou Telepathy

Nakano-san is a high school girl who can look into people’s minds. Because of that, she finds out that the mind of the popular Toda-kun is full of wild fantasies about her!

It’s kind of rare to find a colored 4-coma and here we found one! Though with that said, the only thing’s that’s colored is the thoughts that Nakano-san is hearing. It’s not a type of manga where she has to think deeply about what the people are thinking, it’s a light-hearted manga where she accepts that people think that way, while imagining images in her head about their thoughts– Oops.


1. Pop Team Epic

What can I say? This one makes it the top! I think no one would complain about Poputepipikku! You can’t even find a synopsis for this because the series is totally random and composed of short hilarious scenarios with a lot of anime and meme references which all of us can relate to.

It even has an anime to boot, these girls have pretty manly voices in most of the scenes and it is so inappropriately funny!


So there you have it! Have you tried some of this manga we have listed here? If so, let us know what you think in the comments!


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Post Author: Yukimura Sei

Sei is veteran cosplayer who started out as cosplay events organizer to a cosplay community manager. She now resides in Qatar with her family while maintaining a blog, developing games, writing novels and designing as her primary hobbies.

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