Manga Recommendations for Mature Otome Gamers

Are you looking for something spicy to read to make up for the lack of R18 otome localizations? I got you boo, with these steamy manga reads! Each of these manga titles bring on the heat between the sheets, so whatever you’re looking for you’ll be sure to find something fulfill your desires! So here are some manga recommendations for mature otome gamers!

If you want something a bit more sweet, check out my list Manga Recommendations for Otome Game Lovers!

Ladies on Top


Mizuki looks like an ordinary office lady—cute, quiet, and looking for Mr. Right—but while she yearns for love, traditional romances where men take the lead just leave her cold. Then, at the age of 24, Mizuki discovers Shinomiya, a seemingly perfect co-worker who likes aggressive women, and she experiences a fiery awakening. Together, Mizuki and Shinomiya learn that reversing traditional gender roles can be both liberating and exciting!

  • Genre: Josei | Office Romance | Mature
  • Publisher: Seven Seas (Steamship Imprint)
  • Price: $14.99 USD
  • Length: 6 volumes (JP) | 2 volumes (EN)

A sexy josei romance manga about a quiet woman and “perfect” man shedding gender stereotypes and embracing their sensual selves! A woman who awakens to her inner dominant and absolutely rocks it in the sack. That’s it. That’s the recommendation. A reversal of gender roles that is both empowering and sexy, you don’t wanna miss out on Ladies on Top!

Game: Between the Suits

By Mai Nishikata

At twenty-seven, Sayo is married to her career–she’s the kind of woman who will even answer work calls while having sex! When her firm hires charming playboy Ryoichi, Sayo tries to resist his advances, but not for long. Soon they’re plunging into a purely physical relationship, agreeing that they’ll only play this love game until they find true romance. Sayo will let Ryoichi into her bed, but will she let him into her heart…?

  • Genre: Josei | Office Romance | Mature
  • Publisher: Seven Seas (Steamship Imprint)
  • Price: $14.99 USD
  • Length: 5 volumes (JP) | 2 volumes (EN)

An ambitious ice queen is married to her work–her flirtatious new coworker is convinced he can melt her. Let the sizzling game of push and pull begin! The back and forth between Sayo and Ryoichi is literally all the foreplay you need in Game: Between the Suits. A casual sexual agreement that brings the heat, both in the sheets and in the streets.

Yakuza Lover

By Nozomi Mino

When feisty college student Yuri is attacked at a party, she’s saved by Toshiomi Oya, the underboss of a yakuza syndicate. Despite her obvious attraction to him, she convinces herself that she’s not in the market for a bad boy type. But when they meet again, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him—kicking off a steamy and dangerous love affair that threatens to consume her, body and soul.

  • Genre: Shojo | Yakuza Romance | Smut
  • Publisher: Viz Media (Shojo Beat)
  • Price: $9.99 USD
  • Length: 12 volumes (JP) | 9 volumes (EN)

When a feisty college girl falls for a yakuza boss, she gets swept into a steamy and dangerous love affair. What’s more sexy than a dangerous romance with a yakuza? Nothing, that’s what! Live out all your wild fantasies in Yakuza Lover. Dive into a dangerous world where one misstep could mean the difference between life and death. Lucky for us hottie underboss, Toshiomi Oya is just as much of a lover as he is a fighter~

Midnight Secretary

By Nozomi Mino

Kaya Satozuka prides herself on being an excellent secretary and a consummate professional, so she doesn’t even bat an eye when she’s reassigned to the office of her company’s difficult director, Kyohei Touma. He’s as prickly—and hot—as rumors paint him, but Kaya is unfazed…until she discovers that he’s a vampire!!

Kaya quickly accustoms herself to scheduling his “dinner dates” and working odd hours, but can she handle it when Kyohei’s smoldering gaze starts turning her way?!

  • Genre: Josei | Office Romance | Supernatural
  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • Price: $9.99 USD
  • Length: 7 volumes (JP & EN)

Sometimes it’s okay to mix business and pleasure. A supernatural twist on the usual office romance, Midnight Secretary is a must read for anyone in the mood for something with a bit more bite! Okay, bad pun aside, Midnight Secretary is a really interesting read that does not hold back on the spicy stuff. Kana and her mega fine vampire boss get hot and heavy A LOT and the author does not skimp on the sex (and the plot).

Irresistible Mistakes

By Mika Sakurano

After waking up in a hotel and having to rush to work before she finds out who she was there with, Komatsu realizes she has no memory of the night before. Not only that, but the company darling Tachibana has taken a sudden interest in her. Was he the one she was with that night? And if so, what happened between them…and where will they go from here?

  • Genre: Josei | Office Romance | Mature
  • Publisher: Kodansha
  • Price: $7.99 USD
  • Length: 4 volumes (digital)

What better addition to this list than a manga adaptation of an actual otome game? Based on Voltage Inc.’s mature office romance, Irresistible Mistakes is a fun retelling of the story of the game, that adds a few fresh twists to spice things up. The manga series follows Shunichiro’s route, so you can fall in love with Komatsu’s hottie boss (with the steamy scenes intact). But, if you want a bit more, you can always play the game and give some of the other office hotties a spin!

Did any of your faves make the list? Let me know in the comments which steamy titles you’d recommend!

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2 thoughts on “Manga Recommendations for Mature Otome Gamers

  1. I’m interested on ‘Game: Between the Suits’. But to buy the manga is so expensive T-T the shipping to my country, I mean.
    ‘Irresistible Mistakes’ has anime, I think.
    I almost never read josei/shoujo mangas. My life is 90% BL mangas xD but I do like josei/shoujo

    1. Game Between the Suits is so good!! Ah noo, manga shipping can be a lot internationally. Are you open to digital manga?

      I dunno if Irresistible Mistakes has an anime, but I do remember Voltage’s other game Liar Uncover the Truth did get a drama series a few years back.

      Yeah, I’m the same with BL, I tend to get more of that than anything else, but I’m starting to branch out a bit more.

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