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Post #589504

10:36 am, Mar 4 2013
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And they're not siblings, parental (mother/father) figure, or mentor-student relationship either. For example, like the relationship between the main guy ( the girly one) with his childhood friend in Crush on You.
Maybe something like master/servant, longlife best friend, partners and such.
I can swallow any genre.

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Post #589506
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11:02 am, Mar 4 2013
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I guess you could take a look at this category:
Important Non-Romantic Relationship/s

in need of romance?
uncommon, sad, sweet
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Post #589514 - Reply to (#589506) by Lorska

12:48 pm, Mar 4 2013
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Well I know that, but usually the relationship in the manga under that category is between the same sex (that's why I spesifically mentioned 'between male and female') or siblings etc (like I've mentioned above)

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3:42 pm, Mar 4 2013
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Wish I could give many recs for this, but there aren't enough manga about this. At least I can recommend my favorite manga, Gunslinger Girl, especially but not only for the relationship between Hilshire and Triela. I know more with interesting relationship, but they are more limited and not at the same level of GSG (Shin Angyo Onshi, Vampire Juujikai, ...).

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Post #592747

4:34 am, Mar 29 2013
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Okay... more example;
Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye from Fullmetal Alchemist
Lelouch and C.C. from anime Code Geass
Oz and Alice from Pandora Hearts

Or some borderline romantic;
Some 'couples' from Kamui
Hiyono and Ayumu from Spiral: Suiri no Kizuna

Or to the lesser degree, some uncanon couples that are shipped by many because of their chemistry;
Naoto and Haine from Dogs: Bullets & Carnage
Kougyoku and Judal from Magi - Labyrinth of Magic

If you know some anime or asian drama, please recommend them too.
I don't think it has to be 'you're-the-most-important-thing-in-the-world' kind of thing, they just need each other, irreplaceable or something like that. Maybe some shounen/shoujo-ai where the protag has an opposite gender as a best friend.

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Wish I could give many recs for this, but there aren't enough manga about this. At least I can recommend my favorite manga, Gunslinger Girl, especially but not only for the relationship between Hilshire and Triela. I know more with interesting relationship, but they are more limited and not at the same level of GSG (Shin Angyo Onshi, Vampire Juujikai, ...).

Yes, Gunslinger Girl fits, thanks smile

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Post #609292
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11:16 pm, Jul 31 2013
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I love crush on you biggrin how about NO.6 shion has an important relationship with safu that [he risks his life for her but he never liked her romantically] I definitely recommend no.6

Recommend me horror , yaoi and shoujo manga please biggrin
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1:01 am, Aug 1 2013
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How about Neji to Lantern by KATSURA Asuka? It follows a Victorian home tutor as he and his 10-year-old student get more and more attached to each other.

A similar relationship is depicted in the manga adaption of Adarushan no Hanayome by AMEKAWA Kei/ KAZATO Nori since the female lead is too young to be a love-interest.

TAKANO Masayuki's Moon Edge has a promising encounter between two immortals, though it might be too early to judge the nature of their relationship. The male lead is in a guardian position but he is definitely no parent to the heroine.

"Stories are what death thinks he puts an end to.
He can't understand that they end in him, but they don't end with him."
- Ursula K. Le Guin, Gifts

To be savoured:
- Blood Alone by TAKANO Masayuki
- Otoyomegatari by MORI Kaoru
- Gangsta. by Kohske
- Seishun Kouryakuhon by AKIZUKI Sorata
Post #609312 - Reply to (#592747) by bossmama
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1:32 am, Aug 1 2013
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Anyway. I recommend Ties of Compassion. Though I read that they were supposed to be romantically involved in the early drafts of the work.
The Friendly Winter maybe

and apparently Peter Panda.
Soul and Maka of Soul Eater might also work.

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chasing oblivion

5:12 am, Aug 1 2013
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Arigatou assuming you don't equate romance with sex, because there's a lot of that in this. This one is not for everyone. It'll upset many a reader.
BLAME! probably the most normal non-romantic male/female relationship in this list
Boogiepop Dual kind of.
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order after sechs' apparent sex change at least, around vol5. It got a little weird.
Black Lagoon maybe? the author likes to tease but has done nothing obvious.
Pumpkin Scissors
Train+Train good luck finding anything of this. Still, thought I should recommend it.

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Post #609336
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6:24 am, Aug 1 2013
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I think Kare no Aijou no Hakari fits (though the girl may have a small crush on the guy). It's short so even if you don't like it, nothing really lost; I found it to be pretty good though.

Post #609339
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6:56 am, Aug 1 2013
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Himegimi no Tsukurikata, but I really got the feeling that there was supposed to be a relationship with one of the two butlers, but the series was ended before it could develop.

Post #609346
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9:15 am, Aug 1 2013
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river's edge. He is gay though.

if there is an option between "to do" and "not to do", I will always choose the latter.

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4:30 pm, Aug 1 2013
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How about Sakura and Fai's friendship in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles?
Ito and Yoshiro in W Juliet
Watanuki and Kohane in xxxHolic
Akagami no Shirayukihime - There are a number that can fit (Shirayuki/Obi, Shirayuki/Ryuu, Mitsuhide/Kiki)
Allen and Lenalee D.Gray-man
Try +Anima as well, though I'm not sure if friendship within a group fits what you want (the main characters are 3 guys and 1 girl)

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Post #609379

4:59 pm, Aug 1 2013
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Neuro and Yako in majin tantei nougami neuro

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