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Junjou Romantica  
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Description
Junjou Romantica: Takahashi Misaki is suddenly having some unexpected and odd problems. What started as a need for some college entrance exam tutoring has somehow led him to being romanced by a suave older man who also happens to be his big brotherís best friend. Confused by all of his brand new emotions, Misaki struggles to deal with his suddenly very odd life. And if that wasnít enough, his suitor, Usami Akihiko, has plenty of issues of his own. A man-child who decorates his room in giant teddy bears and toys, Usami is a famous novelist who also writes steamy boysí love novels on the side. When Misaki cracks open one of these books and reads sentences like ďUsami licks every inch of Misakiís hot bodyĒÖwell, letís just say that all hell breaks loose. Plus it dosent help with Usami claiming hes in love with him.

Junjou Egoist: Kamijou Hiroki is a broken man, consumed by unrequited love for his childhood friend, Usami Akihiko (the writer from Junjou Romantica). Along comes Kusama Nowaki, whose name "Nowaki" means "typhoon", an orphan working his way through life since middle school. Like the typhoon he is named for, he whirls into Hiroki's life and heart, blowing all resistance away before him.

Junjou Terrorist: As fate would have it, Miyagi Yoh (whom Hiroki is working with as assistant professor) and Takatsuki Shinobu, a high school student, cross paths. Bits of pieces start to link together from the first two stories. That aside, Miyagi, who has a sad hidden past in himself involving a relationship with his teacher, is faced with Shinobu, who just says whatever is on his mind. The wheel of destiny is beginning to turn once again...

Type
Manga

Related Series
Junjou Mistake (Side Story)
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
Чистая романтика
純情ロマンチカ
純情羅曼史
纯情罗曼史
순정로맨티카
Junjou Egoist
Junjou Minimum
Junjou Romantika
Junjou Terrorist
Pure Romance (NAKAMURA Shungiku)

Groups Scanlating
Beautiful Soup
Chibitora
DokiDoki
Generous Scanlations
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Latest Release(s)
c.Act 11 by Itís Daletos! (41d ago)
c.Act 37 (v2) by Itís Daletos! (42d ago)
c.Act 37 by Itís Daletos! (44d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (S1); Vol 5, Chap 1 (S2)
Ends at Vol 4, Chap 5 (S1); Vol 11, Chap 1 (S2)

User Reviews
N/A

Forum
5 topics, 69 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (947 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 19th 2014, 8:40pm PST


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Year
2002

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Serialized In (magazine)
Asuka Ciel (Kadokawa Shoten)
CIEL Tres Tres (Kadokawa Shoten)
Emerald (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Blu (12 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #562 increased(+152)
Monthly Pos #833 decreased(-330)
3 Month Pos #297 increased(+69)
6 Month Pos #382 increased(+37)

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On 2644 reading lists
On 439 wish lists
On 129 unfinished lists
On 452 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Getting 3rd season 19 days, 6 hours, 28 minutes ago
Junjou Romantica BL Gets New Anime 96 days, 11 hours, 26 minutes ago
You're watching Junjo Romantica and you're a ... 1216 days, 15 hours, 41 minutes ago
Do I Need to Read the First One to Get It? 1301 days, 17 hours, 12 minutes ago
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Been following this since 2011...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Pennyiscute
September 9th, 2014, 6:31pm
To summarize: I watched the anime first and it was my first yaoi (I had no idea what yaoi even was...until someone pushed someone else down 0.0). Following that, I started reading the manga.

I also have JR to thank for my now yaoi obsession.

Oh, and, just quickly: I ONLY read Junjou Romantica. I skip the other stories and I don't personally like them.

In the beginning I didn't like the art, at all. I also found the drama drawn out and repetitive: Misaki takes chapters to realise he loves Usagi. Usagi gets jealous over everyone and everything. Misaki tries to be the peace keeper between everyone. Misaki denies everything. Sex in nearly every chapter. People-wedges between Usagi and Misaki over and over again. Miskai turns every gay man straight and everyone wants a piece of Misaki...

But even so, I am still reading this and still rate it super high. Why? god knows. In the end, it's entertaining and it still has a great romance hidden in their....somewhere.
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Okay, but too long   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by poisonousrose1517
May 31st, 2014, 2:08am
When I first read this I thought it was alright. Not as good as it was cracked up to be, but readable, like a 7/10... But now, its just gone on for way too long, it just needs to be over already... Not only is the main plot simple and predictable but its also a recurring cycle. It's basically the same plot over and over again... It's simply gone on for too long, unless the mangaka decides to change it up a bit, i suggest her to just end the story altogether, because this needs not to be dragged on any further...

Do I recommend this manga? For the first several volumes, go for it. For all 17 volumes, not at all. I do suggest checking out Hybrid Child, Yokozawa Takafumi no Baai novels, and even Sekaiichi Hatsukoi (which I think is also overrated but still enjoyable 9/10), all by this same mangaka.

Edit: Just going through her manga and thought, Junjou Mistake was pretty enjoyable too, so if you want to check that out, go for it. You'd probably like it smile

... Last updated on May 31st, 2014, 2:14am
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THE WORST   
Rating: N/A
by lololo008
April 16th, 2014, 9:17am
Im just gonna say it. I HATE IT. I cant even rate this on the scale from 1-10 since it doesnt even deserve 1.

The art is terrible, the plot is simple and too predictable too. The uke's personality is annoying and he's stupid, single-minded to the point where i cant stand it. I have no idea why this, or any of her works, is so popular. I can name tons of artist whose art and plot are much better and deserve this one's popularity, for example ZARIA Ranmaru, 3745HOUSE...

I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS TO ANY OF YOU WHO LOVES PRETTY ART AND GREAT PLOT LINE SINCE THIS IS A TOTAL MESS WHICH I CAN NEVER CAST MY EYES OVER TWICE.
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HATE IT   
Rating: N/A
by smallpancakes98
January 5th, 2014, 11:24pm
this, was my first yaoi manga and i loved it back then but now i can see many flaws of the manga. (and the mangaka)
1. Junjou Romantica
what's there realtionship? usagi is way too overprotective and misaki grow a fu*king goddamn backbone. usagi cannot, CANNOT control his emotions and issues. misaki complains too much. ugh, i just hate the both of them so much.
2.Junjou Egoist
Guh, freaking dopes. (i don't actually know what that word means) nowaki's is just too trusting and delusional. he hopes for things in the relationship that will never be met and i'm not sure if they even have a relationship cause they hardly ever see each other and when they do they just have sex or eat. hiroki is just goddamn bi**hy. he evil and crooked and i think that they should stop seeing each other.
3.Junjou Terrorist
This is just goddamn horrible! i can't even say how much i hate this freaking couple! Argh! The hatred i have for this manga shall never be felt or seen...
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MY FAVORITE YAOI.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tohogirl5
October 22nd, 2013, 8:42pm
I just love Junjou Romantica and can't never get enough of it. The three couples have teached me how to love. Something that I really love from Junjou is the "romance", seriously the romantic scenes make my heart melt. And the drama, the funny moments omg. Everything is just so precious about Junjou.

And the art work has improved so much!!

Usagi-san is my favorite character, I just can't not love this man, eventhough he's really obssesive and possesive.

But yeah, all the yaoi fans HAVE TO read the manga and not only watch the anime.

I wish JR never comes to an end.

and Nakamura-sensei please make a new chapter of Junjou Terrorist T.T
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I don't get all the hype...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Mochi__x
September 2nd, 2013, 3:04pm
It's funny how my favourite manga of all time is Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, obviously by the same mangaka, and yet my feelings for the two stories are completely different. I know that this came out a long while before SH, yet the difference in quality is unbelievable. It literally took me 3 attempts to get past the first chapter of this, as the art is just so unsightly.

Art aside, the characters are awful too. Especially the main couple. I love tsundere types, yet Misaki is beyond that. He is just irritating beyond belief. Now I know some people compare him to Onodera from SH, but I think there is a huge difference. For starters, Onodera actually has a reason to be hesitant when it comes to his relationship with Takano, and even though he does refuse Takano at times, they aren't even an offical couple (yet). While Misaki is just so indecisive for no damn reason. He can't even willingly hug Usami, even after they've been together for like 2 years or something. Seriously, wth? Why does he need to constantly blush and act like a total virgin, after all they've been through?

The other couples are okay, nothing outstanding. And has anyone else noticed that all 3 main couples seem to go through the exact same problems one after the other?

So I'm really not a fan of this. My favourite couple is Junjou Mistake, although that's mostly because it's linked much closer to Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, rather than with the Junjou Romantica universe.

... Last updated on September 2nd, 2013, 3:09pm
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I Love it.. but it needs more.   
Rating: N/A
by thegamething
August 12th, 2013, 5:56pm
This is an amazing serise, but they should have had a little bit more drama, not with Misaki, but in gerneral have Usagi-san get tired of him and Misaki sees that and gives in. I don't know, just something that wants to make you cry like you wanted to at the moment when Usagi-san did show he was sad. The part where Misaki was asked by his bro to move back in, and Usagi-san didn't really wanna stop him but when he tried to be romantic Misaki pushed him away and the sheet hit Usagi-sans face and he was really sad. I really wanted to punch Misaki for that. Misaki's actions don't bother me, but he should do something really romantic for him *coughs* for example *coughs again* Dress up as a very sexy bunny and let Usagi-san eat him. Yeah... then Usagi-san can write about it and Misaki gets mad and calls him a baka (: Misaki doesn't bother me much. Seems like all the bottom people are like that, it is cute <3
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Really dislike the Junjou Romantica segment   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by caexanki
May 7th, 2013, 4:24pm
Its such a shame as well since I really love the other two couples, but Misaki and Usami have always been my biggest pet peeves before and after I read this manga. The art of the manga always put me off for a pretty long time, but due to the hype I decided that as a hardcore Yaoi fan I had to give it a go. Can't say I was proved wrong, since the main couple continued to irritate me, but the other two couples were enough to get me by ^^
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It's good overall but...   
Rating: N/A
by mlat26
February 19th, 2013, 11:42pm
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Misaki is so annoying -__- I hate the undecided and super easily embarrassed characters >.> I feel so sorry for Usagi-San. It's so damn frustrating to read it and not be able to smack Misaki around, Gawd e_e He's worse than a virgin maiden in the 1800's. I think that after the third time of doing it with someone you like, you would stop acting like that.
Most of the ukes in works from this mangaka tend to be like that, what's with the super embarrassed adult men? @_@ After a while it gets old. I think if I was a seme in this mangakas universe I would get tired of dealing with whinny ukes and turn straight.
There, I am done ranting XD I just had to get it off my chest. Hopefully it will improve as the series continues.


The series is good, and others may not mind characters like that so go ahead and read it, it's interesting :3
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One of my favorites   
Rating: N/A
by feelrain
September 5th, 2012, 3:30pm
For me it is between Romantica and Egoist--like everyone else: I can't stand Terrorist. That kid is rotten to the core and not likeable. Misaki annoys me 75% of the time, too--the saving grace of Romantica is that Usagi-san is THE best character in the entire manga! Usagi-san makes me laugh out loud at his ceaseless craziness and uber-cuteness/quirkiness. I understood at forst that Misaki was having trouble coping with physical desires, but come on now--it's been 4 YEARS and he's still so immature? You get to feeling VERY badly for poor Usagi-san after a while! sad As for Egoist, even though Hiro-san is as hot/cold as Misaki, he is a tad more honet about his feelings and actually has his sweet moments. So I like their dynamic a lot--Hiro-san is my 2nd favorite character. Aikawa-san is my 3rd favorite, lol.
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