What is Romance manga?

Romance describes a story that deals with love between two or more characters typically also having an optimistic ending. Romance is also a difficulty encountered when creating a harem.

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Koe no Katachi

(A Silent Voice)

8.43

Description:

Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can't hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target, and Shoya and his friends goad each other into devising new tortures for her. But the children's cruelty goes too far. Shoko is forced to leave the school, and Shoya ends up shouldering all the blame. Six years later, the two meet again. Can Shoya make up for his past mistakes, or is it too late? (Source: Kodansha Comics)
Type

manga

Volumes

7

Chapters

64

Status

finished

Started

2013-08-07

Kimi no Na wa.

(Your name.)

8.41

Description:

Based on the hit animated film! Mitsuha, a high school girl from a town deep in the mountains, dreams of an unfamiliar life in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy from Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl living in the mountains. As the two change places in their dreams, their encounter sets a miraculous story into motion. (Source: Yen Press)
Type

manga

Volumes

3

Chapters

9

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2016-05-27

Keullaudeu

(Lost in the Cloud)

8.36

Description:

Skylar has a secret hobby - taking photos of his crush, Chan-il. But when Cirrus stumbles upon Skylar's cloud storage with its impressive collection of Chan-il's photos, things escalate pretty quickly. At first confident his secret is safe with Cirrus, Skylar continuously finds himself in compromising situations, making him question Cirrus' true motives. Source: Lezhin
Type

manhwa

Status

current

Started

2020-11-20

Low Tide in Twilight

(Low Tide in Twilight)

8.34

Description:

Kim Euihyun has decided he doesn’t want to live. He feels nothing anymore. He has no future to look forward to. Now, he’s looking into the abyss, holding in his arms the only thing that was keeping him alive. It’ll all be over soon. But someone grabs him from the water’s edge, and pulls him from the darkness. Euihyun, whose sole possession is a mountain of debt, has been rescued by Taeju. Now Taeju has offered Euihyun money, a house, and a job to help him out of his mess. But what will Taeju, who is intoxicated by Euihyun’s smell, ask for in return? Could Taeju be the person that finally brings Euihyun out of his eternal twilight…? (Source: Lezhin)
Type

manhwa

Rating

Smut, Sexual Violence

Status

current

Started

2021-12-01

Horimiya

(Horimiya)

8.33

Description:

At school, Kyouko Hori is known for being smart, attractive, and popular. On the other hand, her classmate, the boring, gloomy Izumi Miyamura tends to get painted as a "loser fanboy." But when a liberally pierced and tattooed (not to mention downright gorgeous) Miyamura appears unexpectedly on the doorstep of secretly plain-Jane homebody Hori, these two similarly dissimilar teenagers discover that there are multiple sides to every story...and person! (Source: Yen Press) Notes: -Includes 20 extra chapters. -The 17th volume got released on July 18, 2023. This was 2 years after its original ending. This new volume included 10 extra chapters. Note: Chapter count includes 20 extra chapters.
Type

manga

Volumes

17

Chapters

152

Status

finished

Started

2011-10-18

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen

(Kaguya-sama: Love is War)

8.31

Description:

As leaders of their prestigious academy’s student council, Kaguya and Miyuki are the elite of the elite! But it’s lonely at the top… Luckily for them, they’ve fallen in love! There’s just one problem—they both have too much pride to admit it. And so begins the daily scheming to get the object of their affection to confess their romantic feelings first… Love is a war you win by losing. (Source: Viz Media) Notes: - The first 10 chapters were published in Monthly Miracle Jump. It switched to Weekly Young Jump starting with Ch. 11, with the chapter count being reset. This entry still includes the first 10 chapters from Miracle Jump. - Winner of the 65th Shogakukan Manga Award for "Best General Manga" category in 2019.
Type

manga

Volumes

28

Chapters

281

Status

finished

Started

2015-05-19

Kaoru Hana wa Rin to Saku

8.3

Description:

In a certain place, there were two neighboring high schools: Chidori High School, a bottom-feeder boys' school full of delinquents, and Kikyo Girls' School, a fancy girls' private school. Rintaro Tsumugi, a strong and quiet second year student at Chidori High, meets Kaoruko Wakuri, a girl who visited his family's cake shop while he was helping out. Rintaro feels comfortable spending time with Kaoruko. However, she is a student at Kikyo, and all of the girls there seems to hate Chidori boys. This is the story of two people who are so close and yet so far apart.
Type

manga

Rating

13

Status

current

Started

2021-10-21

Kusuriya no Hitorigoto

(The Apothecary Diaries)

8.29

Description:

In the imperial court, a young woman is put into servitude, Maomao. The tale is just beginning for the woman doctor/pharmacist from the red-light district, as rumors circulate about the emperor's children's lives being short-lived. Her curious nature and thirst for knowledge pushes her to action. To satisfy her curiosity, this young doctor/pharmacist will investigate the origin! What is shifting in the imperial court..!? (Source: MU)
Type

manga

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

current

Started

2017-05-25

Jumyou wo Kaitotte Moratta. Ichinen ni Tsuki, Ichimanen de.

(I sold my life for ten thousand yen per year.)

8.27

Description:

A twenty-year-old with little hope for the future discovers a shop that buys lifespan, time, and health. This is a story dealing with the ensuing consequences. (Source: MU) Note: Volume 2 contains the side story "Sonzai no Iu made mo Nai Karusa". Volume 3 contains the side story "Chiisana Negai".
Type

manga

Volumes

3

Chapters

18

Status

finished

Started

2016-08-10

Villains Are Destined to Die

(Villains Are Destined to Die)

8.26

Description:

Penelope Eckart reincarnated as the adopted daughter of Duke Eckart and the villainess of a reverse harem dating sim. The problem is, she entered the game at its hardest difficulty, and no matter what she does, death awaits her at every ending! Before the "real daughter" of Duke Eckart appears, she must choose one of the male leads and reach a happy ending in order to survive. But the two brothers always pick a fight with her over every little thing, as well as a crazy crown prince, whose routes all lead to death. There's even a magician who's enamoured with the female lead, and a loyal slave knight! But somehow, the favourability meters of the male leads increase the more she crosses the line with them! This is Penelope’s survival story, who’s been dropped in an insane reverse harem dating sim! (Source: MU)
Type

manhwa

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

current

Started

2020-05-01

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e

(Classroom of the Elite)

8.26

Description:

Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find employment. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they desire. Koudo Ikusei is a paradise-like school, but the truth is that only the most superior of students receive favorable treatment.Ayanokouji Kiyotaka is a student of D-class, which is where the school dumps its “inferior” students in order to ridicule them. For a certain reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination, and was put in D-class. After meeting Horikita Suzune and Kushida Kikyou, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka’s situation begins to change.(Source: ANN)
Type

novel

Volumes

14

Chapters

110

Status

finished

Started

2015-05-25

Nana

(Nana)

8.26

Description:

Nana Komatsu is a young woman who's endured an unending string of boyfriend problems. Moving to Tokyo, she's hoping to take control of her life and put all those messy misadventures behind her. She's looking for love and she's hoping to find it in the big city. Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is cool, confident and focused. She swaggers into town and proceeds to kick down the doors to Tokyo's underground punk scene. She's got a dream and won't give up until she becomes Japan's No. 1 rock'n'roll superstar. This is the story of two 20-year-old women who share the same name. Even though they come from completely different backgrounds, they somehow meet and become best friends. The world of Nana is a world exploding with sex, music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties. (Source: Viz Media)
Type

manga

Volumes

21

Chapters

84

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2000-05-26

Skip to Loafer

(Skip and Loafer)

8.26

Description:

Iwakura Mitsumi always had big dreams, of leaving her small town, advancing to the top tier university, and then contributing to the country before retiring back to her home town. So focused is she to her goal that she is oblivious to all the other ways she comes up short, much to the chagrin and concern of her friends and family. Can a naive country girl make it in Tokyo? (Source: MU)
Type

manga

Status

current

Started

2018-09-25

Scott Pilgrim

8.25

Description:

Scott Pilgrim is a series of graphic stories by Bryan Lee O'Malley. The series is about Canadian Scott Pilgrim, a slacker and part-time musician who lives in Toronto and plays bass guitar in a band. He falls in love with American delivery girl Ramona Flowers, but must defeat her seven evil exes in order to date her. (Source: Wikipedia)
Type

oel

Volumes

6

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2004-08-18

Kamisama Hajimemashita

(Kamisama Kiss)

8.26

Description:

Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity! Nanami has all kinda of new responsibilities she doesn't understand, dangers she's unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who's...actually pretty hot. What's a new-fledged godling to do? (Source: VIZ Media)
Type

manga

Volumes

25

Chapters

154

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2008-02-20

Beck

(BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad)

8.26

Description:

For the first 14 years of his life, Yukio Tanaka has been one heck of a boring guy. He has no hobbies, a weak taste in music, and only a small vestige of a personality. He yearns for an exciting life, but his shy, and somewhat neurotic personality make him his own worst enemy. Little does he know that his life will be forever changed when he meets Ryusuke Minami, a wild and unpredictable 16 year-old fresh from America, who happens to be in a rock-and-roll band named after his Frankenstein-like patched dog—Beck. (Source: Tokyopop)
Type

manga

Volumes

34

Chapters

103

Rating

Status

finished

Started

2000-02-17

Yubisaki to Renren

(A Sign of Affection)

8.26

Description:

Yuki is a typical college student, whose world revolves around her friends, social media, and the latest sales. But when a chance encounter on a train leads to her meeting friend-of-a-friend and fellow student Itsuomi-san, her world starts to widen. But even though Itsuomi-kun can speak three languages, sign language isn’t one of them. Can the two learn to communicate the budding feelings between them? (Source: Kodansha USA) Notes: - Ranked 17th place for the Tsugimanga Award in the Print Manga Category in 2020. - Nominated for the 45th and 46th Kodansha Manga Award in the Shoujo Category in 2021 and 2022. - Nominated for the 68th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shoujo Category
Type

manga

Status

current

Started

2019-07-24

Grand Blue

(Grand Blue Dreaming)

8.26

Description:

A new life begins for Kitahara Iori as he begins his college career near the ocean in Izu city, full of excitement for his new life. He will be moving into his Uncle's diving store "Grand Blue." There he finds the beautiful ocean, beautiful women, and men that love diving and alcohol. Will Iori be able to live his dream college life? (Source: MangaHelpers)
Type

manga

Volumes

0

Rating

Status

current

Started

2014-04-07

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

(Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-)

8.26

Description:

Suddenly high school student Subaru Natsuki has been summoned to another world on the way back from the convenience store. With the biggest crisis of his life being summoned to another world and no sign of the one who summoned him, things become worse when he is attacked. But when he is saved by a mysterious silver-haired girl with a fairy cat, Subaru cooperates with the girl to return the favor. When they finally manage to get a clue, Subaru and the girl are attacked and killed by someone. Subaru then awakens in the place he was summoned and notices he gained the ability "Returns by Death." A helpless boy that only has the ability to rewind time by dying. And beyond the despair can he save the girl from the fate of death? (Source: jCafe)
Type

novel

Volumes

0

Status

current

Started

2014-01-23

Who Made Me a Princess

8.26

Description:

The beautiful Athanasia was killed at the hands of her own biological father, Claude de Alger Obelia, the cold-blooded emperor! It’s just a silly bedtime story… until one woman wakes up to suddenly find she’s become that unfortunate princess! She needs a plan to survive her doomed fate, and time is running out. Will she go with Plan A, live as quietly as possible without being noticed by the infamous emperor? Plan B, collect enough money to escape the palace? Or will she be stuck with plan C, sweet-talking her way into her father’s good graces?! (Source: tappytoon)
Type

manhwa

Volumes

9

Chapters

125

Status

finished

Started

2017-12-20

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