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Post #587881

12:24 am, Feb 19 2013
Posts: 100

i was reading what i thought was a cute lighthearted romance series- but then it turns out the love interest got raped and it completely ruined it for me and im all bummed out sad

need a good romance thats reasonably short
(20 chapters or less- and no oneshots unless its like 60+ pages)
being completed is a must

dont have any real specifications; not looking for anything in particular... just need a palate cleanser. something overall upbeat with a decent story. maybe something like houkago x ponytail that i read yesterday...

only real turn offs are:
sex friends/prostitution
ambiguous ending/harem
horror, mechs, historical

pretty much everything is cool though.

EDIT: as for what ive read in the past- the list is really long and i am constantly forgetting to update it. so as many suggestions as possible would be cool (preferably linked XP) and i can just look through for whats new and interesting looking.

Last edited by randomreader at 12:29 am, Feb 19

Post #587882
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12:44 am, Feb 19 2013
Posts: 412

Yeah, I was just flipping through my complete list.
Seishun Kouryakuhon
Nanaco Robin
Yuru Koi
Kingyo Sou
Katakoi Triangle
Tomodachi no Hanashi
Hana ni Arashi
Atashi no Banbi
Keppeki Shounen Kanzen Soubi
Udon no Onna

best finest surgeon, come cut me open./
Post #587885

12:55 am, Feb 19 2013
Posts: 17

Awwww... I hate it when that happens :/

Here are some of the romance manga that I read when I need a "palate cleanser":

Lovely Everywhere
Yamamoto Zenjirou to Moushimasu - The romance isn't too prominent (until the end, at least), but this really is a great manga.
Boku wa Kiss de Uso wo Tsuku
Kono Koi wo Wasurenai. - The third oneshot, The Flower that Blooms in You, is amazing biggrin
Beast Master

And if you don't mind fantasy:
Hanatsukihime - I guess this one is historical, but I don't know how strict you are about not wanting historical manga.
Manga by Kawase Natsuna ( Hoshiyomi no Yogensha, Tobenai Majo, Lapis Lazuli no Oukan)

I know you said that you don't want anything over 20 chapters, but if you're willing to read 36 you should give Strobe Edge a try (if you haven't read it already). It gives off a nice feeling.

Hajimari no Niina is also a really good one, but it's not completely scanlated yet (though it's getting there, and it is complete at 4 volumes).

I hope you can find something!

Post #587899 - Reply to (#587885) by Evelyn522

2:55 am, Feb 19 2013
Posts: 142

Quote from Evelyn522

Seconded, strongly. I actually JUST finished Lovely Everywhere - I'm talking like 6 hours ago. Also, Boku wa Kiss de Uso wo Tsuku is the quintessential romance palate cleanser.

The others listed above are also good, but those are my go to romance refreshers when I get a 'bad-end' (like Ichigo 100%) I'll try to think of some more to add to the lists above.

Post #587904
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3:51 am, Feb 19 2013
Posts: 76

Let's see what I can recommend you with the romance genre:
Bus Hashiru is interesting. Sweet, fresh romance. Great for when you need a cheer up.
I could second Hanatsukihime, but it isn't like Bus Hashiru.
Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan is probably my favourite manga. It may be too tragic for your mood right now, but you should read it whenever you feel better.
Haruyuki Bus also gives a refreshing feeling.
If you need a laugh, Ludwig Kakumei is the best manga for you.
If you forget the third oneshot (it doesn't make any sense), Rakuen (SAKURAKOUJI Kanoko) is great. The first oneshot made me cry (if I'm not confused with the second one), the second one almost did (and it's soooo heartwarming).

I hope it helps!

Post #587945
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10:15 am, Feb 19 2013
Posts: 76

Tokimeki Gakuen Oujigumi is what I read when I need a palate cleanser. Anything by that mangaka is funny and refreshing though.

There's also:
Matryoshka - very sweet and pretty oneshot
Sukima Shiki - this really cheered me up a few days ago
Hyakujuu Kingdom - One of my favourites bigrazz

Last edited by MiraW. at 10:37 am, Feb 19

Post #587947
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10:43 am, Feb 19 2013
Posts: 613

What were you reading? o.O

Post #587952

11:46 am, Feb 19 2013
Posts: 6 Haru yo, Koi, this is one of favorites manga romances with 11 volumes.

Last edited by lambchopsil at 7:06 am, Feb 20

Post #587959 - Reply to (#587952) by mi575

12:32 pm, Feb 19 2013
Posts: 175

Quote from mi575 Haru yo, Koi, this is one of favorites manga romances with 11 chapters.

Ignore this... Haru yo koi isn't a bad series but it's about going through emotional hell and that doesn't sound like it fits. The main even cheats on his girlfriend at one point for quite awhile.

Yuuhi yo Nobore!! - this one is a tragedy but not because the characters are horrible
Meru Meru Mail
Beautiful Name

Last edited by Hell_Clues at 12:58 pm, Feb 19

Post #587968

1:39 pm, Feb 19 2013
Posts: 7 is a medical drama manga A SWEET READ! smile

You called me up again just to break me like a promise,
So casually cruel in the name of being honest ~~
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Genderbent Funghi
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8:12 am, Feb 20 2013
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No Title <== Sorry, just realized this was only 40-ish pages, but still a good read nonetheless.
Yoroshiku Master

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Post #588074
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8:24 am, Feb 20 2013
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Shuukatsu!! - Kimi ni Naitei
Yuru Koi -- awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...
Ai Hime - Ai to Himegoto?
Hanatsukihime -- I like it, but it's fantasy/historical... and the intro gets repeated...
Don't Cry, Girl -- gag-like... teeheehee... (not to be taken seriously)

I like these one-shots... but I don't know if they're 60+ pages long... (too lazy to search, sorry):
Drops (ANDOU Yuki)
Guys After Marriage -- this for sure is really short, but it's cute. biggrin
Akai Michi
Akuma ga Kitarite -- cute.

Post #588504
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3:42 am, Feb 24 2013
Posts: 32

All of these are one-shots or one-volume stuff that I like:

Udon no Onna
Yasashii Akuma
Tig-Hug Planet
Haikei, Nanashi-sama
Nonchan to Watashi

Ditto to Beast Master, Matryoshka, Akai Michi, and Yuru Koi

Post #588506
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3:57 am, Feb 24 2013
Posts: 92

koisome momiji

I like turtles
Post #588511 - Reply to (#587881) by randomreader
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4:34 am, Feb 24 2013
Posts: 460

Quote from randomreader
i was reading what i thought was a cute lighthearted romance series- but then it turns out the love interest got raped and it completely ruined it for me and im all bummed out sad

need a good romance thats reasonably short
(20 chapters or less- and no oneshots unless its like 60+ pages)
bei ...

What series where you reading that bummed you out? (To avoid it if at all possible.)

As for your requests:
Eensy Weensy Monster
Lovely Complex

These are not really too romantic, but the romance that is present I find cute
Beauty Pop
Bring it On!

I can't think of anymore right now.

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