manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
After finishing a series that you like, you most hope to find
Anime of it
Sequel or spin-off
Another series by the same author
Merchandise for sale
Fan fiction
Fan art
A community to discuss the series with
I don't finish series
I have no hope for anything
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Forums center_right_tab

You are now viewing a topic.

Story about a painful/twisted/forbidden romance?

Back to I'm Looking For...


Pages (2) [ 1 2 ] Next You must be registered to post!
From User Message Body
WShin
Post #540788
user avatar
Member

1:32 am, Mar 19 2012
Posts: 41


Hello, can anyone recommend me manga about painful/bittersweet/twisted/forbidden love or desire?

Angst, if any, should be sad/bittersweet/twisted rather than elicit a sigh of "Oh, this again?"

Before you suggest using the "forbidden love" tag and search, I'd just like to mention that I have. I've also used the tags "unrequited love", "incest", and a few other ones. The only thing I don't like about the search feature is that you can't exclude tags (or can you?).

Please recommend ones where the ending isn't too happy. I know I've included some with happy endings, but that's to show that I've read them.

Painful/twisted/forbidden can be any of the following:

The two leads can't be together because their love is forbidden
The romance is twisted (up to your interpretation)
Unrequited love/or no happy ending in sight
The two leads will never see each other again, etc.

I usually find this kind of plot in incest manga, so I've probably read almost all the scanlated ones. Or it's when a character is deathly ill and falls in love with someone else. Then the person reads some sort of letter about his/her feelings and cries. Or FwB where one person sleeps with the other but likes another person - unrequited love where the lovelorn chooses to stay in the end. But feel free to mention ones that aren't in my list below.

Requirements:

Must not be:
Hentai
Yaoi/Shounen-ai/Shoujo-ai/Yuri
Ecchi
Mecha
Loli

Some examples:

First story of Daremo Ienai (Shigisawa Kaya) - close example of what I want
Flowers of Evil
Oujitachi wa Izonsuru (please don't suggest any other works of this mangaka - I've read them all- the scanlated ones, at any rate. I would recommend her to anyone else interested in this type of manga, though!) - close example of what I want
Onna Kyoushi
Blanc Marie (already read other scanlations by this mangaka)
Masca (less this, but it's still okay)
Kanon (the one about the violin player) - already read other manga from this mangaka, like Basilis no Musume - bit too overdramatic
Tsumi ni Nureta Futari (read all other manga by this mangaka - yes, I know this was chock full of pointless angst; this is just to note that I've read it)
Mitsu no Yoru (read all other manga by this mangaka - this one was odd because her plots are usually happier)
Kago no Naka (The atmosphere at the end: "As long as I have your love, I can live on/I am the caged bird that sings only for you" --- stories with that kind of ending) - Read everything by this mangaka (scanlated)
Eden no Hana (I know this had a happy ending, but it was good).
Zettai Kareshi (Okay, it was a bit ridiculous and I wanted to slap the heroine, but Night was cool)
Dokuhime
Mon Seul (read everything by the mangaka)
Lovesick (yes, I know it had a happy ending...just wanted to mention it in case anyone was going to bring it up)

Stupid plots that tried to use this kind of atmosphere that resulted in epic fail:
Andante
Some manga by Shinjo Mayu (or involving creepy weird ass abuse of lolis)
Boku wa Imouto ni Koiwosuru (/facepalm) (Her other work also don't really appeal to me)
Aishite Kudasai, Sensei (/double facepalm)
Marmalade Boy
Teacher's Pet

Weird ones that didn't appeal to me:
Demon Ororon
Angel Sanctuary
Koi Kaze
Hotarubi no Mori E
A Night of a Thousand Dreams (a bit too confusing...I don't care what conclusions you draw about my intelligence)
Hitsuji no Uta
Angel Sancturary (just got too confusing later on to keep up with)
Mars

Edit: NTR fits as long as the male/female lead isn't too pathetic.
Edit: Mitsuji no Aji ~ A Taste of Honey : Already watched this, but thanks for the suggestion. It disappointed me lots - I was so excited for it, too... Too much pointless/overblown angst.
Edit: Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan was really sad... thanks for a good cry smile
Edit: The infamous School Days. Lol!
Edit: Hitsuji wa chiisai yume wo miru - Already read - didn't really get the feeling of twisted from it.
Edit: I've also already read: Hana no Namae

Last edited by WShin at 5:21 pm, Mar 19

whatnot
Post #540789 - Reply to (#540788) by WShin
user avatar
Anger Avoidant
Member

1:38 am, Mar 19 2012
Posts: 468


definitely GE

________________
User Posted Image
WShin
Post #540791 - Reply to (#540789) by whatnot
user avatar
Member

1:40 am, Mar 19 2012
Posts: 41


Thanks for the suggestion. Can you tell me which chapters? Is it all 119?

Edit: From what I've read (reviews, I mean) it's full of pointless angst/misunderstandings. I want something angsty but not wangsty.

Suzumi
Post #540799
user avatar
Member

1:55 am, Mar 19 2012
Posts: 25


I feel I might know some, but I can't recall them at the moment. I think that Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan is worth reading.

Aside from that, if you want to try a drama, Mitsu no Aji ~A Taste of Honey might suit what you're looking for. I didn't like it that much (due to personal reasons), but it is definitely a forbidden/bittersweet/painful love story.

Edit: I'm looking through some series under the tragedy genre, Princess and Replay might be good recs too.

Last edited by Suzumi at 6:47 pm, Mar 19

CLouDFaeRie
Post #540802
Member

2:00 am, Mar 19 2012
Posts: 71


Cynical Orange perhaps? Read this a long time ago. Remember it starting out light and getting all messed up in later volumes.
100% perfect girl was a rollercoaster with all the crap happening, one right after another. Was hard for me to read lol. Definitely a lot of angst.

gustavoloures
Post #540835
Member

4:18 am, Mar 19 2012
Posts: 14


Solanin
Hoshi no Koe (this is listed as mecha but there's not really any fights or anything of that sort)
and Byousoku 5 Centimeter

might fit your request

PsychoKitteh
Post #540874
user avatar
Member

8:14 am, Mar 19 2012
Posts: 22


School Days.

Has a twisted, odd plot with lots of forbidden love, drama, and with its painful moments.

Some ecchi parts, but not that much.

SilverLux
Post #540882
Member

9:10 am, Mar 19 2012
Posts: 81


Maybe Model - don't be put off by the vampire thing
Nobody Knows (LEE Hyeon-Sook)
Hana no Namae - ish.

Consider:
Nocturne (PARK Eun-Ah)
and if you like Lovesick, try Chiisai Hitsuji wa Yume wo Miru

kropka76
Post #540884
user avatar
Member

9:54 am, Mar 19 2012
Posts: 217


Melo holic

dbzrox4ever
Post #540887
Member

10:22 am, Mar 19 2012
Posts: 11


Akuma to love song had a lot of angst if I remember. Not much of a forbidden romance but it does take some time.


WShin
Post #540923 - Reply to (#540887) by dbzrox4ever
user avatar
Member

3:56 pm, Mar 19 2012
Posts: 41


Thanks for the suggestion; I've already read akuma no love song (forgot to mention), and it doesn't seem like real angst to me - only the drama of high school. Even though it was cool in the beginning, after her memories returned, it was meh.

Edit: Admin, sorry, please disregard - I clicked on the wrong button to reply

ruri12
Post #618156
Member

6:28 pm, Oct 18 2013
Posts: 1


ive read all of those except for the first one. That one was really good. I like twisted stories like this as well. Not all of these are dark or twisted but I recommend..

Ao no binetsu - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=66659
Misshitsu no Rakuen - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=98304
System of romance - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=7851
Shounen Shoujo Romance - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=628
Heart o Uchinomese! - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=20560
Suimitsutou no Yoru - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=3326
& - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=53203
Hot-Blooded Woman - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=2462
Hadashi de Bara o Fume - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=15613
Watashi no... Megane-kun - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=1238
Yoru Koi - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=737
17-Sai Natsu - Seifuku no Jouji - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=5711
Kinku - Don't Say "I Love You" (4th story) - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=310

and these 2 are shounen but i like the dark ambiance

Apocalypse no Toride - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=68982
Toukyou Kushu - http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=70001

if you know something good, please recommend as well.

smile

Last edited by ruri12 at 7:12 pm, Oct 18

kitty1826x
Post #618160
user avatar
Me too ♥
Member

6:52 pm, Oct 18 2013
Posts: 1012


I'm working off the twisted romance aspect.
System of Romance (I 2nd this)
S no Kaikoroku
Escape from High-School Girls
Visukiisu no Akai Ningyou
Oujitachi wa Izonsuru
Hana wa Knife o Mi ni Matou
Korosareru nara, Isso Sakura no Ki no Shita de
Sakurairo no Tsumeato

To Ruri12 and Wshin it's really easy to link mangas from MU to a thread it's [m]Manga name[ /m] (take out the space in the /m bracket. There's even a button on top you can press to make linking mangas faster.)

Wshin - yes you can exclude tags in searches instead of putting incest you would type -incest to exclude the tag.

________________
Yes yes, I know I make longwinded comments, but that's just me >.<
I should proof read my comments more, but I won't...
So keep in mind I'm filled with typos

Check out FAQ and Forum Rules if you haven't yet.
For errors linking in threads
Sphear
Post #618209
Charlatan
Member

6:15 am, Oct 19 2013
Posts: 255


Fetish
Diamond Dust (Kang Hyung-Gyu)
Suna no Shiro Oh man oh man oh man

Last edited by Sphear at 6:21 am, Oct 19

________________
Reading:
Butter!!!

Well that was downright kawaii
midnightloon
Post #618237
user avatar
Member

10:05 am, Oct 19 2013
Posts: 146


Did you try The One?

________________
User Posted Image
Pages (2) [ 1 2 ] Next You must be registered to post!

Back to I'm Looking For...  Back to Top

Search This Topic:
 
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer