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Post #185780
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4:05 pm, Aug 1 2008
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Ok so can anybody reccomend some romance manga with None of these:

-Super Cheesy and cliche shoujo this includes Super cool prince charmings, perfect idols/models, players, wierd school set-ups, Honestly I can name a whole lot more but I think you get what I other than those shoujo is fine.

-passive female protagnists

-Main characters that fall in love as fast as 1,2,3

-dense characters

-Mindless smut/ecchi(This is really minor because I wouldnt mind the smut/ecchi as long as the story is good)


Any genre is cool but i prefer shounen and seinen. This is probably hard, but I hope that there would be a number of manga out there that fits my description. dead

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Post #185784
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4:19 pm, Aug 1 2008
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Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-Ra-Si-Do good josei. ^_^

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4:59 pm, Aug 1 2008
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Forget Me Not
Le Portrait de Petite Cosette
Me-Teru no Kimochi
Voices of a Distant Star
West Tokyo Love Story
Yuuhi Romance

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5:14 pm, Aug 1 2008
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Jun'ai Tokkou Taichou - falls in love fast...
Aishiteruze Baby
Akkan Baby - sex friends to begin with
Cinema Empire - already in love at beginning
Kare Kano
Vampire Game - main male is dense
They, Too, Love
Anatolia Story
Blood Alone
Cross Game - really long time to develop romance
Edens Bowy
W Juliet - does this count as one of those super cliches? Also, you have W juliet II on your list but no W Juliet
Koukou Debut
Lovely Complex
Nazo no Kanojo X
Nodame Cantabile
Orange Planet - hard to tell who she'll end up with biggrin
Ruler of the Land
Saiunkoku Monogatari - watch the anime instead
Seto no Hanayome
Spicy Pink
The Prince's Cactus
Umi no Misaki

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Post #185798
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5:32 pm, Aug 1 2008
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Bitter Virgin - Great story with good main leads. Art is nice too.

Post #185816
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6:44 pm, Aug 1 2008
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ES imho.

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Post #185831
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7:40 pm, Aug 1 2008
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Honeymoon Salad - Good sienen romance
Limited Lovers - Not typical shoujo
Midnight Secretary - Josei with smut
Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen - Only 3 chapters, funny romance(shoujo)
Chocolat (KUBONOUCHI Eisaku) - Good seinen romance
Yesterday wo Utatte - Good read(slow paced)
Emma - Seinen romance(guy falls in love pretty fast)
Maison Ikkoku - Classic, one of my favs(very funny)
D-ASH - Seinen romance(guy is playboy a little, but not the shoujo type)
Real Fake Princess - Not that much shoujo
Salad Days - A lot of good stories
Genshiken - Has good romance in it
Kimagure Orange Road - Very indecisive guy, but good read
Living Game - Very good and funny, a little too long maybe

Post #185934
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12:44 am, Aug 2 2008
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Kare Kano It may seem to have the prince thing going a little at first but the main couple get together really fast (1st volume) so little of that faffing around watching from afar etc. The rest of the series (another 18 volumes or so) focuses on their relationship and those of their friends.
Yukino, the main girl, is much more like an average (though intelligent and ambitious) girl than most shoujo heroines too.

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12:58 am, Aug 2 2008
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Love Roma all the time biggrin

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2:10 am, Aug 2 2008
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Hatenkou Yuugi is an interesting series. The female lead is strong and funny, while the male lead is very... cold, but at the same time he can be caring. The anime is like a preview for it (in my opinion) so you could watch that first. I really like this series, so I recommend it!

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2:34 am, Aug 2 2008
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Post #185973
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2:44 am, Aug 2 2008
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As long as you're not offended by the theme, Koi Kaze is a fantastic romance with none of the cliches you're talking about.

Post #185982

3:23 am, Aug 2 2008
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wow, just happened upon this thread, and never seen so many interesting manga's suggested. i must of added over 10 manga's to my wish list. thanks for the great suggestions fellas

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Post #186037
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6:34 am, Aug 2 2008
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i 2nd Do-re-mi....

and also Cat Street and Soryanaize Darling

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8:19 am, Aug 2 2008
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Qi Dan Qu
A Kiss to the Prince
Penguin Kakumei

Some of those are a little cliche but not too bad.

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