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Shibiusa
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12:16 am, Sep 6 2012
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Hi!
And here I am again... I really need your help (I need motivation and inspiration to write! xD).
I've been dying to read something special. Not that regular high school drama/romance. I'm soooo sick of that. I'm looking for something along the lines of what Kare Kano, Mars, Cat Street, make you feel... Which means a truly complete story and not just that happy-go-lucky/common story. That captivating story, that makes you want for more and more until you finish.
But here's the problem... It must have romance and it must be a finished manga (I prefer something not on-going). And I don't like shoujo-ai, shounen-ai, yuri, yaoi, hentai, lolicon, shotacon, mechas and incest.
So I hope you can help me!

Tiffyyii
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1:59 am, Sep 6 2012
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Maybe...
My Heart is Beating Premise sounds really weird, but it's actually a very nice read and touches on other subjects other than love

Lovely Complex Well, the couple is definitely different from its other famous romantic counterparts. I like the take on how if you really love someone, you look past their appearance.

Six Half & Bitou Lollipop Both mangas are by the same author. They're not finished scanlating, but if you haven't read them, you should give them a chance! smile

Strawberry Angel
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2:05 am, Sep 6 2012
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Um... well.. Hana to Akuma Its very well written and a good read with a touching ending smile
Angel Diary
Dakedo Happy Paradise
Full Moon o Sagashite
Kitchen no Ohimesama
Max Lovely!
S.L.H
All of these are completed and have pretty good endings ^ ^

L@ZyBeRrY
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L@zyBerRy
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2:46 am, Sep 6 2012
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Ashita no Ousama ..i'll edit if i remember another one

Koifreak
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2:55 am, Sep 6 2012
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Hmmm not sure if this fits maybe Fruits Basket.

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Peili
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4:29 am, Sep 6 2012
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Try basara. The art may feel a bit different at first, but it grows on you as you get farther with the story. So give it a try. It is definitely one of my all time favorites and an epic love story.

Shibiusa
Post #569075 - Reply to (#569015) by Tiffyyii
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Quote from Tiffyyii
Maybe...
My Heart is Beating Premise sounds really weird, but it's actually a very nice read and touches on other subjects other than love

Lovely Complex Well, the couple is definitely different from its other famous romantic counterparts. I like the take on how if you really love someone, you look past their appearance.

Six Half & Bitou Lollipop Both mangas are by the same author. They're not finished scanlating, but if you haven't read them, you should give them a chance! smile

I already read Lovely Complex. I'll try the other ones, thank you ^^
Quote from Strawberry Angel
Um... well.. Hana to Akuma Its very well written and a good read with a touching ending smile
Angel Diary
Dakedo Happy Paradise
Full Moon o Sagashite
Kitchen no Ohimesama
Max Lovely!
S.L.H
All of these are completed and have pretty good endings ^ ^

I started Hana to Akuma a while ago, but I haven't finished. Not quite in the mood for it, since it's too sweet. I dropped Angel Diary, since I found it confusing, but I'll try to give Full Moon another try (even though I found it way too sweet). About the others, I'll see if I like them. Thank you ^^
Quote from L@ZyBeRrY
Ashita no Ousama ..i'll edit if i remember another one

I already read it. Thank you ^^
Quote from Koifreak
Hmmm not sure if this fits maybe Fruits Basket.

Already read it as well. Thank you ^^
Quote from Peili
Try basara[/url]. The art may feel a bit different at first, but it grows on you as you get farther with the story. So give it a try. It is definitely one of my all time favorites and an epic love story.

It was one of the last stories I tried to read. I had to pause it, since it was so dramatic and nerve-racking. But I'll continue it. Thank you ^^

Still accepting more suggestions! ^^

FrostyNoire
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4:36 pm, Sep 6 2012
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Check out Yumeka Sumomo's works. They're really good. A lot of her works are a collection of short stories, so even if there is a shounen-ai tag a story or some might be straight romance, so read their description before overlooking them. :]

Out of her stories, I think Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan is the closets to what you want.

If you are okay with mature stories, give the Deep Love series a go.

It's not completed yet and it's a webtoon, but Can't See Can't Hear But Love is good.

I haven't read it all yet, but the 3rd story of Kono Koi wo Wasurenai. was good.

aoiko
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6:04 pm, Sep 6 2012
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Have you tried Tokyo Crazy Paradise not sure if it is really what your looking for, but the story line is good.

LilyNanami
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6:45 pm, Sep 6 2012
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A Silent Greeting
Watashi to Fukigen na Panya-san
Even if they are short they are worth reading =)

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beckyf98
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8:29 pm, Sep 6 2012
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My suggestions would be (note some have already been said):

Ouran High School Host Club
Kitchen Princess
Card Captor Sakura (kinda childish but i love it)
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
Rave (adventure mostly)
Shinshi Doumei Cross and Special A may not be exactly what you're looking for but are good

those were all the completed manga

if you want ongoing i'd say

1/2 Prince
Akagami no shirayukihime
Kaichou wa Maid-sama
Skip Beat
Akuma to Love Song
Hibi Chouchou (only like 9 chapters so far)
Last Game
Love So Life

...and probably more

sorry if i didn't help or gave you something you read/weren't looking for

Nanaya Kiri
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9:51 pm, Sep 6 2012
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Kimi wa Pet: a very good story, comes with a side dish of comedy, which is always good eyes

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Anju
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10:20 pm, Sep 6 2012
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I don´t know if this is what you are searching for but here are some romance manga i really love other than the ones already listed:
(sorry, i dont really know how to link them...)
Hanatsukihime
Immortal Rain
Merupuri
Ai Hime - Ai to Hime
Faster Than A Kiss
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Kingyo Sou
Shounen Dolls
Beast Master
Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen
Kurohime (is a bit twisted but i enjoyed it)
PSYЯEN (more action based)
Shugo Chara! (maybe a little too childish but still pretty funny and sweet)
Ten no Ryuu Chi no Sakura
I know a lot more but they are not finished...
hope i could at least give you some that you will like smile

Last edited by Anju at 11:14 pm, Sep 6

Shibiusa
Post #569134 - Reply to (#569080) by FrostyNoire
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1:16 pm, Sep 7 2012
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Quote from FrostyNoire
Check out Yumeka Sumomo's works. They're really good. A lot of her works are a collection of short stories, so even if there is a shounen-ai tag a story or some might be straight romance, so read their description before overlooking them. :]

Out of her stories, I think Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan is the closets to what you want.

If you are okay with mature stories, give the Deep Love series a go.

It's not completed yet and it's a webtoon, but Can't See Can't Hear But Love is good.

I haven't read it all yet, but the 3rd story of Kono Koi wo Wasurenai. was good.

Yumeka Sumomo is my favourite mangaka, so I already read all of her works xD I prefer to read already completed stories. ^^
Thank you ^^
Quote from aoiko
Have you tried Tokyo Crazy Paradise not sure if it is really what your looking for, but the story line is good.

I did try, but I think it's not what I'm looking for. Thank you!
Quote from LilyNanami
A Silent Greeting
Watashi to Fukigen na Panya-san
Even if they are short they are worth reading =)

I'll try them, thank you ^^
Quote from beckyf98
My suggestions would be (note some have already been said):

Ouran High School Host Club
Kitchen Princess
Card Captor Sakura (kinda childish but i love it)
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
Rave (adventure mostly)
Shinshi Doumei Cross and Special A may not be exactly what you're looking for but are good

those were all the completed manga

if you want ongoing i'd say

1/2 Prince
Akagami no shirayukihime
Kaichou wa Maid-sama
Skip Beat
Akuma to Love Song
Hibi Chouchou (only like 9 chapters so far)
Last Game
Love So Life

...and probably more

sorry if i didn't help or gave you something you read/weren't looking for

Special A is exactly what I'm not looking for. =/
I dropped Skip Beat and Kaichou wa Maid-sama. And I already read pretty much all of your suggestions (except one or two, at most). Thank you, anyway ^^
Quote from Nanaya Kiri
Kimi wa Pet: a very good story, comes with a side dish of comedy, which is always good eyes

It is good. Already read it, though xD Thank you!
Quote from Anju
I don´t know if this is what you are searching for but here are some romance manga i really love other than the ones already listed:
(sorry, i dont really know how to link them...)
Hanatsukihime
Immortal Rain
Merupuri
Ai Hime - Ai to Hime
Faster Than A Kiss
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Kingyo Sou
Shounen Dolls
Beast Master
Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen
Kurohime (is a bit twisted but i enjoyed it)
PSYЯEN (more action based)
Shugo Chara! (maybe a little too childish but still pretty funny and sweet)
Ten no Ryuu Chi no Sakura
I know a lot more but they are not finished...
hope i could at least give you some that you will like smile

The only one I didn't read from all of those is Faster than a Kiss. And Kurohime. But I don't know if that's what I'm looking for... Thank you ^^

Well, still accepting more suggestions! If I didn't read them already xD
I don't want that usual plot (like Special A or any kind of high school romances like that one). I really wanted something deep... Kare Kano, Kanata Kara, Cat Street are good examples of good romances. I'm a huge fan of romance, so I already read quite a lot. My lists are public, if you want.

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