Romance Manga

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Romance Manga

Romantic Manga
Romance manga can be funny, dramatic and bittersweet and evoke a lot of different emotions in readers. Some of these stories can be more romantic comedies and some are more romantic drama. These stories also can be enjoyed by both teens and adults.

Ao Haru Ride
Ao Haru Ride is a manga about two people who were once friends in middle school but are not friends now  .They meet each other again when they start going to same high score and find out that they have both changed into unrecognizable people .This a story about personal growth and learning how to be comfortable with yourself. There is a also a twelve episode anime that came out in 2014.

Blue Flag
Blue Flag is a romantic comedy about Taichi Ichinose, Futaba Kuze and Toma Mita who are all in the same high school class this year. It is a LBTQ positive manga with all the main characters having a crushes on each other. It is great story about finding yourself and friendship.

Horimiya is about Kyoko Hori and Izumi Miyamura, who both are popular at school but have sides to their personalities that they do not show to the popular kids. They meet each other outside of school and find out about each others hidden sides .They find out they have a lot in common and become friends. This manga is sweet and down to earth. It also has a lot of really interesting side characters that have their own love stories. This manga became an anime in 2021.

Fruit Basket
Fruit Basket is about Tohru Honda who becomes friends with Yuki, Kyo and Shigure of the Soma family. The members of the Soma family  is cursed to turn into an animal of the Chinese zodiac every time the opposite sex hugs them or when they are not feeling good. Tohru becomes friends with them and want to help them .This story is both funny and dramatic and has themes about found family and healing from dysfunctional family relationships  .It has a lot of character development as well. It also has great and unique moments. This manga has two different anime adaptions one in 2001 and 2019. 

Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Kaguya-sama: Love is War is a romantic comedy about Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya  who are on the student council  together who just won’t admit they like each other . They continue to put each other into situation where the other must confess their feelings to each other so the other one will not have too. A lot of the fun of this manga is finding out what crazy situation they get into next. This hilarious manga has a lot of situational and outrageous comedy in it. It also has a lot of funny side characters.  This manga is finished with 12 volumes. It also has 12-episode anime available as well. want from life. It is a LBTQ positive manga with all the main characters having a crushes on each other. It is great story about finding yourself and friendship.

My Love Story
My love Story is manga about Takeo Gōda who looks tough and scary. He always seems to fall in love with girls who are interested in his traditional good looking best friend. One day he saves a girl on a train from robbers and she falls in love with him despites his untraditional looks. I love this manga because of the sweet untraditional love story that is at the center of it. I also like how genuine the characters are in this book. This manga is also finished and tells a complete story. You should also check out the 2013 anime. 

Orange is a manga is about Naho Takamiya who get a letter from herself in 10 years in a the future about her biggest regrets which just happens to have to do with the new boy at school Kakeru Naruse. Orange is bittersweet romantic manga about different type of choices. There is also a a 2016 anime. 

Ouran High School Host Club
Haruhi is accepted with a scholarship to Ouran Academy a high school that caters to wealthy students. Looking for a quiet place to study she goes into the music room where the host clubs meets and accidently breaks an expensive vase. Masquerading as a boy she joins the host club as way to pay back the base. This a  great funny satire of manga romantic comedies that was ahead of its time. Haruhi is a gender fluid main character and is also a strong main character .It was adapted into a 26 anime episode in 2006.