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reid1
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Hi everyone ^^

I'm looking for a story with romance but not a shoujo/smut/josei manga ecc.
It could be a shounen/seinen or something like that and if it is a complete manga is better. Also not oneshot, at least five-six volumes.

Thanks in advance to everyone who will reply.


P.S: also shounen ai and shoujo ai are banned bigrazz

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Love Hina
Mahou Sensei Negima
Elfen Lied has some romance
Bitter Virgin is probably my favorite romance right now
I'll tell you more if I think of them.

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Ai Yori Aoshi
pastel
Rosario+Vampire
does it really have to be 5-6volumes long??

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Midori no Hibi
Blood Alone <==only 4 vol tho, but very good story.

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complete:
Ranma 1/2-it's about 30 odd volumes, so it'll take you a while
Midori no hibi is adorable and one of my faves (from all genres and I'm addicted to romances)
edit: Didn't see the other rec, so just throw mine is as a seconding
Da Capo is also pretty cute (note that part two isn't completely scanned)
Chobits can get kind of heavy, but it's a very solid romance (though warning-it is human/android)

unfinished:
Mysterious Girlfriend X is another of my faves (shoujo and non shoujo)
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle has a strong romance component, (might have a hint of shounen-ai, sort of, but that's not the main ship)

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Quote from story645
complete:
Ranma 1/2-it's about 30 odd volumes, so it'll take you a while
Midori no hibi is adorable and one of my faves (from all genres and I'm addicted to romances)
edit: Didn't see the other rec, so just throw mine is as a seconding
Da Capo is also pretty cute (note that part two isn't completely scanned)
Chobits can get kind of heavy, but it's a very solid romance (though warning-it is human/android)

unfinished:
Mysterious Girlfriend X is another of my faves (shoujo and non shoujo)
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle has a strong romance component, (might have a hint of shounen-ai, sort of, but that's not the main ship)


I second Mysterious Girlfriend X. Pretty weird, but you'll like it.

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Ichigo 100% and I's are both great, although they border on/are harems. If you don't care about that then they're great.

I also second Blood Alone, which is pretty amazing.

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Mmm first thanks to all of you.

I'm sorry, probably I wasn't clear enough.

I read almost all of them (I usually read that kind of comedy in my youth). The only one I don't know are Blood Alone and Mysterious Girlfriend X (it's a pity they are still in progress), so probably I should have specified that' I'm looking for something with more action and less comedy ('cause the comedy ones I probably already know them). I mean, the romance should be important in the story, but not the only component of the plot (ex: in Chobits/Ai Yori Aoshi/Pastel everything is about the main character's love relationship, there's no story except that). The most fitting example that comes to my mind about what I'm meaning is probably Chrno Crusade.
Sorry if I've been too much generic.

Anyway thanks again.


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does it really have to be 5-6volumes long??


Well, no. But for me to have a good plot and character developement a manga should be at least 5-6 volumes.

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Video Girl AI
Battle Angel Alita
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Suzuka
Lovely complex (finished but not fully scanlated yet)


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DearS
Saishuu Heiki Kanojo

Both complete...the second one is really a tearjerker

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A couple of popular ones:
Rurouni Kenshin --> romance becomes very important in the final arc.
Angel Densetsu --> It becomes a romance manga but doesn't start off as one. Scanlations still going but it should be near the end, I think.


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Quote from lexxx
DearS
Saishuu Heiki Kanojo

Both complete...the second one is really a tearjerker


Read both. I hate Saikano.

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A couple of popular ones:
Rurouni Kenshin --> romance becomes very important in the final arc.
Angel Densetsu --> It becomes a romance manga but doesn't start off as one. Scanlations still going but it should be near the end, I think.


Kenshin -> one of my favourite all time manga/anime.
Angel Densetsu -> this one really interests me, I'm just waiting to scanlator to finish it to grab it ^^.

Thanks again.

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Salad Days

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There's a manwha by net comics called Zero/Six (or some variant thereof) that's six volumes (complete) and I think has what you're looking for. Only warning is that it takes a few volumes to get interesting.

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Lovely complex (finished but not fully scanlated yet)

It's also shoujo, which is what the op didn't want.

Buso Renkin - I found the romance a little sloppy, but it's not too bad.
Eureka Seven - have only seen the anime, but it did a brilliant job balancing romance and plot, and from what I've read the manga isn't too different although it goes in a different direction.
Wolf and Spice is really new and has pacing that's on the mellow side, so not the most action packed, but it looks to actually be going somewhere.
I figure you've already read it, but what about Melancholy of Suzimiya Haruhi? (Though I happen to like the novels more than the manga, but the adaptations are pretty accurate.)

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smichal
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I see now that it says shoujo in the tag
but i tottaly disagree with it, i wouldnt call it shoujo
by all meansbiggrin

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