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10 Books/Manga Like Mieruko-chan

Mieruko-chan is a comical supernatural series written and illustrated by Tomoki Izumi. It follows Miko, a girl who can see supernatural spirits. She dreads this ability greatly and must do everything in her power to cope with her gift. Praised for its stunning illustrations, compelling cast, and humorous supernatural mishaps, Mieruko-chan is a nice series to read if you need to unwind. 

If you’re in the mood for more supernatural-themed books/manga that offer a similar vibe, fear not! We’ve gathered together 10 books/manga to check out when you’ve caught up with Mieruko-chan. Of course, if you feel we’ve missed any of your favorites, do comment below and let us know!

Dandadan – Yukinobu Tatsu

Similarities – Supernatural, Comedy, Characters

Dandadan is another popular supernatural comedy with a lighthearted tone. Like Mieruko-chan, it’s known for its unique blend of comedy and horror, providing readers with a satisfying reading experience. In it, we follow two characters named Momo and Ken who get into an argument over supernatural topics.

They attend separate locations associated with their specific supernatural belief to prove the other wrong. When they both end up being correct about their situation, they find themselves embarking on various chaotic endeavors that will change their lives forever. Much like Mieruko-chan, Dadadan features characters who encounter many bizarre creatures and phenomena on a daily basis. 

The artwork and character designs in both works create a sense of eerieness and intrigue. While Miko can see horrifying apparitions during her daily strolls, Momo and Ken experience many weird ghosts and entities during their comedic misadventures. Dadadan features more action-packed scenarios than Mieruko-chan though.

If you’re a fan of dark comedies and supernatural stories, you’ll love this one. 

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. – Shuuichi Asou

Similarities – Supernatural & Comedy

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. is a fabulous supernatural comedy with a fun cast that gets roped into strange situations. Like Miko, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.’s protagonist, Saiki, possesses incredible abilities that set them apart from others. Their respective powers lead to many strange and hilarious encounters with supernatural entities. 

Moreover, both manga excels in mixing comedic elements with supernatural themes. Shuuichi Asou likes relying on Saiki’s powers as a source of comedy, as Saiki often tries to avoid attention to live a mundane life. This mirrors how Miko attempts to go about her days normally, but can’t due to her powers interference. You’ll giggle at our character’s struggles to live peacefully with their powers.

If you want something with a bit more action though, definitely read The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. 

School-Live! – Norimitsu Kaihou

Similarities – Horror & Supernatural

School-Live!’s setting may clash with Mieruko-chan’s, but it shares common themes of survival and psychological elements that captivate readers. Both manga employ a balance of lighthearted content with horror to explore the fragile human psyche in the face of challenging and unexpected situations. 

In School-Live!, we follow a group of high school girls as they attempt to make the best of their situation during a zombie apocalypse. Like Mieruko-chan, this is another satisfying tale where females must navigate through unique circumstances while keeping their friends safe from supernatural beings.

Moreover, both series’ showcase how their settings have a psychological toll on the characters. School-Live!’s protagonist Yuki Takeya suffers from having delusions. She believes everything is fine, unlike her classmates. This results in many verbal disputes amongst her friend group, resulting in great tension and drama.

In addition to having some fancy illustrations that capture its horror aesthetic well, School-Live! is a great manga to read after Mieruko-chan. 

Natsume’s Book of Friends – Yuki Midorikawa

Similarities – Slice-of-Life & Supernatural 

Natsume’s Book of Friends is a comfy slice-of-life series that dabbles into the relationship between humans and various spirits. While its overall tone may be more introspective and sentimental compared to Mieruko-chan’s lighthearted comedy approach, both provide readers with engaging narratives.

One aspect that binds these tales together is their protagonists. Like Miko, Natsume’s Book of Friends protagonist, Natsume, can interact with spirits. He’ll learn more about their personalities, backgrounds, and issues throughout his journey. This helps Natsume develop a sense of compassion and understanding for lifeforms who are different from him.

Furthermore, both manga stresses the importance of establishing connections and finding understanding between humans and spirits.  While Natsume guides spirits to their rightful designations, Miko’s interactions with spirits lead her to develop deeper insight and compassion for their existence.

Despite having clashing tones and storytelling approaches, Mieruko-chan fans will love Natsume’s Book of Friends for its powerful messages and compelling cast. 

Liar Satsuki Can See Death – Ryouko

Similarities – Horror & Supernatural

Liar Satsuki Can See Death is another fun horror manga that’ll please Mieruko-chan’s fans. In it, we follow Satsuki, a girl who can see illusionary corpses 24 hours before they manifest in reality. Unfortunately, no one believes Satsuki due to her sour reputation. However, after saving her classmate Komako’s life, massive changes start happening in Satsuki’s life. 

Like Miko, Satsuki must navigate through the challenges of living with her unique skillset. Her powers lead her to experience many terrifying encounters that’ll put viewers on the edge of their seats. Additionally, both series employ a mix of horror and comedy to balance their storyline’s chilling aspects. Moreover, Mieruko-chan and Liar Satsuki have impressively frightening illustrations.

If you want something that’s similar in tone and theme with a slight trace of Yuri-centric content, check out Liar Satsuki Can See Death. 

Furyou Taimashi Reina – Otosama

Similarities – Comedy & Supernatural

A story with exorcism, comedy, and slice-of-life elements awaits you in Furyou Taimashi Reina. This is another work that follows a female protagonist who can see spirits and gets roped into many entertaining scenarios.

The story follows Reina, a delinquent exorcist who can see spirits and works alongside her partner to exorcise heinous entities. Like Miko, Reina must grapple with her unique circumstances involving supernatural apparitions. Like Tomoki Izumi, Otosama effectively uses his tale’s comedy to balance out his tale’s horror elements.

Reina’s unconventional exorcism methods will leave readers in stitches with the insane stunts she pulls off in the manga. It’ll remind folks of Miko’s deadpan reactions to the terrifying spirits she encounters every day. Therefore, Mieruko-chan fans will be captivated by the supernatural adventures that await them in Furyou Tamashi Reina. 

Sweet Home – Kim Carnby 

Similarities – Horror & Supernatural

Sweet Home is an excellent webtoon with incredible twists, supernatural elements, and characters. It follows the life of a boy named Hyun-soo, who lives alone in his apartment. Little does he know of the horrors that await him and his neighbors.

Like Mieruko-chan, this is another tale that presents its characters with terrifying encounters with strange creatures. These encounters often lead the cast to experience severe mental breakdowns and several injuries. Sweet Home features more action elements in comparison to Mieruko-chan though. Expect its cast to develop excellent strategies to physically defend themselves against their supernatural adversaries as opposed to ignoring them like Miko attempts to do in her series. 

Thus, if you’re looking for another horror series with more action and less comedy, check out Sweet Home. 

Dark Gathering – Kenichi Kondou

Similarities – Horror, Supernatural, Comedy

Dark Gathering is an enjoyable horror series with sprinkles of comedy like Mieruko-chan. In it, we follow Keitaro, a boy who can sense ghostly spirits. One day, he’s assigned to tutor a young girl named Yayoi. After learning about Yayoi’s involvement with the supernatural and her quest to save her mother from a terrifying apparition, Keitaro must face his fears and help Yayoi succeed. 

As one can tell, this is another series featuring a protagonist who can perceive terrifying spirits. Their abilities place them in uncomfortable and dangerous situations, resulting in a tense and often comical mix of horror and suspense. Moreover, both series feature outstanding horrific illustrations that bring their worlds to life. 

You’ll admire the level of polish and detail that went into designing the creatures Keitaro and Miko encounter in their series. With a small hint of romance thrown in for good measure, Dark Gathering is a thrilling manga series that’ll appeal to Mieruko-chan fans. 

Mob Psycho 100 – ONE

Similarities – Supernatural & Comedy 

Ghost Wife – Se-jung

Similarities – Supernatural, Horror, Comedy

A webtoon with phenomenal comedy, horror, and supernatural elements is what you can expect with Ghost Wife. Our story follows Liz, a girl who can see monsters. These monsters desire to make her their next meal. However, they’ll have to get past Liz’s potential demonic soul mate first if they hope to achieve that goal. 

Like Miko, Liz must cope with the situation she’s found herself in. Not only must she please her demonic protector but she must navigate through the dangers and consequences that arise from her interactions with the spirit realm.

While things tend to get creepy in Ghost Wife from a situational and visual standpoint, Se-jung inserts enough humor into their the story to lighten its mood. This echoes the way Tomoki Izumi handles comedy in Mieruko-chan.

With its excellent fusion of horror and comedy and sprinkle of romance, Ghost Wife is an enjoyable webtoon that will appeal to Mieruko-chan’s fanbase. 

So there we have it, our 10 books/manga to read after you’re caught up with Mieruko-chan.

What do you think of our picks? Do you agree? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!

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