Top 30 Romantic Manga
Reading romances is a pleasure matched by no other. And when lovely stories are mixed with masterpiece illustrations in the manga it becomes invincible. The genre of romance rules over anime, manga, novels, and even the world of live-action. So here are the top 30 romantic manga picked for readers who love to get lost in legends of romance.
An Incurable Case of Love
Sakura instantly falls for a handsome doctor who saves a stranger’s life. She is so incurably in love with the doctor that she trains to become a nurse and works at the same place as the doctor. The manga is full of hilarious and romantic moments. Will Sakura be able to make Dr. Tendou her knight in shining armor? A rom-com genre read for those who love light romantic manga.
Manga teen romance, Daily Butterfly is a creation of mangaka Suu Morishita. The story of this manga is based on the life of 15-year-old Shibazaki an eye candy and an introverted karate champion named Taichi. The unpopular boy takes the heartthrob trope as the main focus of this manga. It is an overall good read and a highly recommended one by the fans.
Manga and anime never fall short of great stories when it comes to representing LGBTQ in the mainstream. Given is by far the most realistic romance that takes place between two musicians. The issues of heartbreak and accepting sexuality keeping aside the fears of being judged are the focus points of this illustrative masterpiece.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Kaguya-sama: Love is War is a top animanga series that has been ruling hearts. At first, this story might seem like a generic romance or a regular young adult drama. The complexity of the story unfolds as the beautiful geniuses who are perfect in academics fall into the compelling game of love. The love story here is full of the battle of wits and adorable absurdities.
Talking of teenage romance manga Horimiya instantly comes to mind with its heartwarming story. The love situation is complex in this manga as the main characters fall in love and undergo a series of realizations. This manga takes its sweet time to build romances and relationships just like it happens in real life. This is a must-read popular romantic manga recommendation.
I Hear The Sunspot
Mangaka Yuki Fumino’s brilliant BL romance, I Hear The Sunspot is one of the healthiest manga romances. This is the opposite attract story with polar personalities crossing paths. The featuring couple of the manga is goals in the true sense as they teach the viewers what a true supportive bond looks like.
A Bride’s Story
Set in 19th-century central Asia this manga is not a regular ‘rescue the princess’ story. The protagonist is a beautiful woman killed in archery, horse riding, and hunting. This is an off-beat manga romance with the portrayal of the culture and daily struggles of the couple who grow together in love.
The Sohma family with an ancient curse meets orphan Tohru good life transforms as she enters the cursed world. The mysterious secrets of this fantasy manga also have a young adult romance waiting for the readers. Fruits Basket has a truckload of thematic concerns fitting in the light read.
This is a manga that takes the readers back in time. Re:Life is the story of a whole-place loser who gets a second chance at life. The mangaka has done commendable work with the illustrations. The drawing style is full of amazing intonations and expressions that suit the love plot of the manga.
From Me to You
Sawako is a young girl with jet-black hair and a sinister smile. Despite her modest appearance and silent demeanor, she is mistaken for a spirit called Sadako. The manga has a shy teenager hidden in the form of this misunderstood girl. The misunderstandings lead the most popular guy in the school to be friends with her. This new friendship paves way for potential romance and some enmity for the FMC.
The Demon Prince Of Momochi House
This top romantic manga instantly catches the attention of readers with its class apart art style. The damsel in distress orphan receives the information about her inheritance on her 16th birthday. She finds herself in a world that separates the human land from the spirit world. All these events bring her face to face with the mysterious boy who might be the potential romantic hero you are looking for in the romance manga.
Komi Can’t Communicate
Komi Can’t Communicate is a manga with a pretty romantic plot. Komi is a popular transfer student with severe anxiety disorder. She becomes friends with the silent guy in the class and slowly reveals her goal to make 100 friends to tackle her communication problem. Will Tadano be a special friend or get lost somewhere in the count of 100 friends that coming Komi aims to make in the course of the manga? This manga has also been adapted into a popular animated series that is widely appreciated by fans.
It is a complex case of colliding love interests. Blue Flag is a manga with a maze of intertwining love stories that you might have experienced as a high school student. Even though this manga is a young adult romance it deals with complex themes. Love and friendships are demarcated through different situations in the manga. The potential readers of this manga should be geared up for some unexpected twists and heartbreaking turns.
This is the tale of an ordinary teenager who lives his life to the fullest. Hikaru loves each member of his band. During the chorus festival when one of his classmates has trouble singing, Hikaru helps the classmate, thus, marking the beginning of a new romance. It is a fulfilling read that has characteristics of a slice-of-life and is enjoyable throughout.
Love Me, Love Me Not
Love Me, Love Me Not is a potential romance manga authored and designed by mangaka Io Sakisaka. This romantic manga is a coming of the age romance between two childhood friends. The complex love story and the brilliant artwork in this manga make it worth once read romance.
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Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Otaku Lovers alert!!! The unrealistically beautiful stories that we delve into as otakus, make it hard for us to find an equivalent story for us in the real life. Narumi is scared to reveal her otaku identity at her new workplace. She soon comes across someone similar to her. Binge-read this romantic manga to find an otaku resembling you.
Noragami is a splendid manga popularized by its anime version. The mangaka narrates the story of a girl whose soul is left loose between the worlds of living and dead. The boy she saves must bring her back to the human state. Will this b the beginning of a new love tale?
My Little Monster
If you love a good girl and bad boy love story then consider this manga for your next read. My Little Monster brings together two very different individuals to like each other and fall in love. For readers who want to know how love feels at first instance this is the perfect romantic manga, to begin with, your exploration of the newfound feeling.
Daytime Shooting Star
Yamamori Mika’s Daytime Shooting Star is the story of Suzume. She is a 15-year-old student who has just shifted to Tokyo. the new place, new home, and new school have adventures waiting for her. It is interesting to read how this girl adapts to the new place and makes friends. We leave it with you to find out if Suzume gets her fairytale in the new school.
Snow White with the Red Hair
Snow White with the Red Hair is a popular manga adapted into anime with the same name. At first glance, the animanga seems like a rescue the princess story although it is not. Of course, Shirayuki gets a love story like her nemesis. The are you catching illustrations and reworked fairytale concept make it the top romantic manga.
A Tropical Fish Yearns For Snow
Manga A Tropical Fish Yearns For Snow has a twisted imagination behind the plot; just like its title. Konatsu is a new transfer student who joins a unique club at the new school. Koyuki Honami is the only other member besides this new girl. The story demonstrates the breaking of emotional barriers and making new bonds. The mangaka has kept the artwork elegant yet simple to prevent distracting the readers from the story.
Orange is a popular slice-of-life manga with intense themes. It has a very intriguing concept where the protagonist gets a warning from her future self. The half-cooked events of the future narrated to heard lead to some new friendships and twists in her life.
Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School is an academy crowded with children from influential families. In this post setting things are awkward and new for Haruhi Fujioka, a scholarship student. She soon finds herself in the popular Host Club following a foot-in-the-mouth incident. As readers, you will find crazy adventures waiting ahead in the story with chances at romance.
Nodame Cantabile is the perfect musical romantic manga. With lofty dreams to excel as a pianist Shinichi meets Megumi Nodame, at a time when he starts to lose confidence in his art. Admiration for Nodame leads Chiaki to game inspiration for his music. Read the romantic manga to know whether the road to love goes both ways.
The Quintessential Quintuplets
This one is a harem manga. The Quintessential Quintuplets is a wholesome story with spectacular art. Futaro is all set to marry one of the quintuplets but who is the mystery bride is a well-kept secret. You can read this feverish romance manga because it has all you seek in an engaging romance.
Blue Spring Ride
Dropping the ball with this popular Shoujo romance like Orange. It has equal parts of dark themes and romantic themes embedded in the story. We recommend this story for the mature world building and hard-hitting plot twists.
Maid Sama! by Hiro Fujiwara is a top-notch classic romantic manga read. The story of titular protagonist goes through a lot of struggles as she struggles to make her place in a world full of males. Misaka shoulders the responsibility to take care of a sick mother by working part-time at a café. The most popular boy in the school finds out the secret and this becomes the road to bond these two individuals.
Emma is a classical 20th-century romantic manga set in Victorian England. Emma belongs to the working class and William Jones is a wealthy aristocrat. Their worlds and feelings collide but society stands in the way. This romance with differences in the class hierarchy is engaging and an overall entertaining read if you love some drama with romance.
My Dress-Up Darling
My Dress-Up Darling is another high school romantic manga. Wakana and Kitagawa get into each other’s life through some of their interests. Where the hero likes to stitch costumes and make traditional Japanese dolls on the other hand the heroine has a passion for cosplay. It is a slow romance that breathes slowly just like the secrets and talents of these individuals.
The last pick on the top romantic manga list is Anonymous Noise. This one has a comforting story with great art styles. The story begins with a complicated love triangle and moves on to be a pleasant treat that makes a place in the reader’s heart forever.