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I CANNOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME FIND MORE ROMANCE MANGA/ANIME LIKE THIS

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jared_dx_58
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11:03 am, Dec 30 2017
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Good day ! smile So i love romance mangas & animes, but i have quite particular tastes when it comes to these.
(WARNING: Relatively long request post)

To be frank, i'm looking for a simple, you could say vanilla, love story that is heartwarming and on the lighter side of things. I want the relationship between the couple to be a major element in the story, and would appreciate it if it showed cute/lovey-dovey scenes between the two and/or couple growth.

I do not want too much heavy drama, especially those that involve major love triangles that drag on for so long, nor do i want too much of those annoying tropes that usually involve idiotic misunderstandings that somehow ends up changing the entire course of the relationship for the worse and makes you facepalm. A moderate level of drama is completely fine though, so long as it doesn't get heartbreaking.

I do not want stories that just end with a confession and leaves the rest up to the reader. I would either want it to go at least a bit further, or the couple could actually already be established from the start or the first few chapters or in the middle.

Please Do Not give me anything that involves infidelity/cheating, netorare, rape, or any of those kinds of stuff. Would like the couple to be serious about each other, so please No harems either.

The story can involve other genres, like supernatural or adventure or action, as long as the main couple's romance is shown and is a major element in the story. Or it can just be a pure romance story.

Most important of all, i want it to be a happy ending, meaning the guy and girl stay together in the end. I really don't like open endings and bittersweet endings, they irk me like hell . Bonus points if there are big relationship developments in the end, like marriage or children, though not a must (don't spoil in the rec pls smile ). Of course the series would have to be completed for us to know this.

Lastly, i'm a dude, so please no ouran high school club or stuff of that sort. I would highly prefer it if it were a non-high school setting, but if you feel it fits the kind of romance i'm looking for, feel free to rec it anyway smile . I personally like seinen, but the other genres (shoujo, josei, shounen) may have more of what i'm looking for, so i'm not particular with this. Nothing against people who enjoy Yaoi or Yuri, but i would like it to be straight thanks.

Best example of what i'm looking for are: Bonnouji, Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken, Yome ga Kore na mon de, Itoshi no Kana, Koi wo Suru no ga Shigoto desu, Zettai Heiwa Daisakusen, Orange Yane no Chiisana Ie, and Tsuki ga Kirei for anime.

As i've stated, i have searched and posted in MAL and Reddit, but most of what were recommended to me are stuff i have either already read/watched or something that does not fit my taste. I guess its just not too common for writers to make vanilla romance, especially in manga or anime.

Here's a link to my lists, but if you thought of a rec that's too good to not let others who are looking for the same thing as i am know, then rec it anyway even if its on the list smile
https://myanimelist.net/mangalist/jared_dx_58?

TLDR:

i want a romance anime/manga (or movie) with a happy and conclusive ending
- happy meaning guy and girl are together as a couple
- conclusive, meaning not open-ended or ambiguous

Here are other things i would/would not like:
- Would highly appreciate lots of sweet or romantic moments between the couple
- preferably non high school setting or seinen, but not a must
- I do not want it to end with a confession, would like it to go further, or have couple get together at start or middle
- Do not want too much heavy drama / love triangles / stupid misunderstandings / other bullshit that drag on for so long. A 'fair' amount is ok i guess (not like nozoki ana or kimi no iru machi)
- No cheating, ntr, rape or stuff like that
- No harem pls
- No shoujo ai / shounen ai/ yaoi / yuri
- I'm fine with action or adventure or other genres also as long as there really is romance in it and it fulfills the conditions above.

Examples of what i'm looking for:
- Tsuki ga kirei
- Bonnouji
- itoshi no kana
- house with the orange roof for manga

Examples of what i'm NOT looking for:
- kimi no nawa
- Your lie in april
- GE (manga) (too much bs)

List: https://myanimelist.net/mangalist/jared_dx_58?

P.S. sorry for the long post, but thanks for your time biggrin

Last edited by jared_dx_58 at 3:15 pm, Dec 30

blakraven66
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11:51 am, Dec 30 2017
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Ookami Heika no Hanayome
Kare Kano
Saruyama
Amagami SS

It's a Light Novel but fits what you're looking for.
Hokuou Kizoku to Moukinzuma no Yukiguni Karigurashi (Novel)

Last edited by blakraven66 at 12:36 pm, Dec 30

raxiel909
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12:23 pm, Dec 30 2017
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*flex fingers*
Might add more depends on any strength left to browse my libraries.

Edit: Missed that list of yours. I never knew that there are guys who has the same exact taste of manga as me.

Taiyou no Ie
Kagetora
Lovely Complex
Mahoraba
W Juliet
Faster Than A Kiss
Karin
Dengeki Daisy
Heck, every single of MOTOMI Kyousuke-sensei's works.
Tonari no Kaibutsu-Kun
Narue no Sekai
Mysterious Girlfriend X
Basically all ADACHI Mitsuru-sensei's works
Hajiotsu
Ookami Shounen wa Kyou mo Uso o Kasaneru
Magnet na Watashi-tachi
Houkago x Ponytail
Kanojo ni Naru Hi
Kanojo ni Naru Hi Another
Yukuyuku Futari
Sekainohate de Aimashou (another genderbend)
Zero In
Hoshi no Furu Machi
Regatta
Koisome Momiji
Hoshi no samidare
Mekakushi no Kuni
Onidere
Mixed Vegetables
Change 2!!
W Change!!
Sakurasaku Shoukougun
Re:Marina
Tsubame Syndrome
Uwagaki
Kanpeki na Kanojo
Sore wa Totsuzen, Unmei no Aite ga
Ashita Dorobou
SE
Comic Studio
Iinchou no Himegoto
Kare First Love
Fortune Arterial
Ninja Shinobu-chan no Junjou
Aizawa-san Zoushoku (It's essentially one person, so it's a pass?)
Senakagurashi
Renai Shimasen Ka?
Hatsukiai
Hitorimi Haduki-san to.
Perowan! - Hayaku Shinasai! Goshujin-sama
Kyou no Yuiko-san
Seishun For-get!
Imasugu Onii-chan ni Imouto da tte Iitai!

Last edited by raxiel909 at 1:43 pm, Dec 30

jared_dx_58
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3:26 pm, Dec 30 2017
Posts: 4


Wow! Thanks so much for the replies so far guys! @blakraven66, raxiel909 i'll be sure to look through these in a while. Thanks!

I'm of course still open for more recs if there are still other kind souls out there who know something that fits my criteria smile

Cause i felt guilty for making such a long post, i updated it with a TLDR version in which i tried my best to make my request concise smile .

_pokari
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3:33 pm, Dec 30 2017
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Kamisama Hajimemashita

Hmn I guess this is the only title I can offer that maaaybe passes your taste. It has a high school setting but the girl is pretty much in the shrine most of the time anyway. For me, Bonnouji's romance has a lighter feel to it compared to this aaand you can expect some err "conflicts" but uhh probably only at the same level as Suki tte Ii Na Yo.

Oh and +1 on Dengeki Daisy

The romance is kinda slow though, but worth the ride.

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jared_dx_58
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Quote from _pokari
Kamisama Hajimemashita

Hmn I guess this is the only title I can offer that maaaybe passes your taste. It has a high school setting but the girl is pretty much in the shrine most of the time anyway. For me, Bonnouji's romance has a lighter feel to it compared to this aaand you can expect some err &q ...


Thanks! Conflicts are fine so long as it's not the type that make you want to drop it and it works out in the end smile

marina84
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8:27 am, Dec 31 2017
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Seconding Taiyou no Ie and Kare Kano. I would definitely also recommend Taisho Wotome Otogibanashi. I think it would be right up your alley. Here's the summary for it:

In this story set in the early 1920s, Tamahiko is the son of a wealthy family, but his life is changed forever when an accident cripples his right arm. No longer considered by his father as an heir, he is shuffled off into the country, to live out of sight. The teenage Tamahiko shuts himself in his new home, bitterly thinking of it as the place where he will die. One day, he learns that his father has 'bought' him a bride to take care of him, when the young teen girl named Yuzuki arrives at his door. She comes into his life like an innocent ray of sunshine, and Tamahiko's view of the world and his life starts changing bit-by-bit.

It's FILLED with heart-warming moments and their story will touch your heart.

okonomiyaki-san
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12:43 pm, Dec 31 2017
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Maybe Our Relationship Is... or The Lady and Her Butler ? But the romance is slow confused

Marfi09
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1:16 pm, Dec 31 2017
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Gimme a tldr for tldr then Ill see smile wink grin



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Ryuuneko
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10:04 am, Jan 4 2018
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jared_dx_58, thank you for putting up this topic. I really love that kind of manga too. Too bad it's rather uncommon. So I was glad to read people's recommendations.
Guess I have nothing to add to the titles that were already mentioned, but in your list I noticed you highly scored Ai Yori Aoshi. Have you read Umi no Misaki (by the same author)? It's a high school harem, so technically it does not fit your requirements, but I would strongly recommend you trying it out nevertheless.
It does have romance and a lot of sweet moments. And I found it really heartwarming. The story presents a true development of relationships between the main character and each of the three girls. (And it is not considered cheating at all, since they all know and agree he has to choose one of the girls in the end. Still they are all serious about each other.) Set on a tropical paradise island, with no rivals, no love triangles, no stupid misunderstandings the story focuses on the feelings that grow up little by little. And there is also some supernatural/folklore element which gives the story an additional "flavour". I guess you may enjoy it, as much as I did.
So give it a try: Umi no Misaki


Last edited by Ryuuneko at 11:36 am, Jan 4

RockDoll
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5:15 pm, Jan 6 2018
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The ones that I read and think that fits your criterias:

- Love So Life
- Kore wa Koi no Hanashi
- My Fair Neighbor
- Gang Tie Mei Gui
- Momoiro heaven
- Pink Lady
- So I Married an Anti-Fan
- Kami-sama wa Ikiru no ga Tsurai
- Kataomoi Shoten
- Shuukatsu!! - Kimi ni Naitei
- Heart no Ousama
- YURU KOI
- Otoko no Isshou
- Sasen mo Warukunai
- Game Over (MIZUTANI Fuka)
- Mizutama Puzzle

Good read! smile



devioustrevor
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1:53 am, Jan 7 2018
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I haven't seen Ore Monogatari!! mentioned yet. It also has an anime if that's what you'd prefer.

Hellsayer
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3:07 pm, Jan 7 2018
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Horimiya

jared_dx_58
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4:19 pm, Jan 20 2018
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Wow I dint expect more replies! Thank you all so much, you guys are all awesome! smile

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