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Post #755104
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5:29 am, Mar 11 2018
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I feel like this is kinda niche, but there has to be more out there right?? anyways, I'm looking for some more psychological drama coming of age manga series. romance is ok! LGBT is a big big plus tho

it doesn't have be those exact genres, but anything that's a little psychological with an emphasis on character growth or change or self-discovery or contemplative is good. drama is a real big plus! real world settings preferred, but something that isn't cliche fantasy or sci-fi or anything like that is alright!

I've read (or am currently reading) and liked:
Houseki no Kuni
Oyasumi Punpun
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness
Onani Master Kurosawa
Shimanami Tasogare
Aku no Hana

thanks! biggrin

Post #755106
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6:17 am, Mar 11 2018
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If you liked Aku no Hana, try Inside Mari from the same author. It's not exactly a coming of age, but touches on the themes you mentioned.

Also, Solanin is the obvious one, if you haven't read it yet.

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9:33 am, Mar 11 2018
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Torikagosou no Kyou mo Nemutai Juunintachi
Issho ni Neyou yo

Manga read: ~3600
(Oneshots and H-Manga included)
~400 Ongoing...
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Lone Wanderer

12:52 pm, Mar 11 2018
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Seconding Boku wa Mari no Naka and Annarasumanara.

Nanohana Boys
Otome Cake
Plastic Girl (FURUYA Usamaru)
Genkaku Picasso
Sakamichi no Apollon
Shounenshoujo Ryouryuuki
Bouken Shounen
Sakura no Sono (YOSHIDA Akimi)
Satougashi no Dangan wa Uchinukenai

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Post #755193
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4:53 am, Mar 14 2018
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thank you guys!! I'll check these out!!

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Forever Young

6:12 am, Mar 14 2018
Posts: 233

Smells Like Green Spirit

"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."
- Albert Einstein
Post #755196

9:45 am, Mar 14 2018
Posts: 75

+1 to Boku wa Mari no Naka and Satougashi no Dangan wa Uchinukenai.

Aoi Uroko to Suna no Machi
Bokura no Hentai
Himegoto - Juukyuusai no Seifuku
Kasa no Tsurugi

Maybe also:
Kami-sama ga Uso o Tsuku.
Koe no Katachi
Molester Man
Nanashi no Asterism

And if you are fine with novels, then Mikkakan no Koufuku (Novel) and Starting Over (Novel) both fit your request fairly well. Maybe other novels by Miaki Sugaru too, but I didn't read them yet.

Jumyou wo Kaitotte Moratta. Ichinen ni Tsuki, Ichimanen de. is a manga adaptation of Mikkakan no Koufuku (Novel). It is fairly good, but the original is even better, so I would still recommend to read the novel.

Last edited by ImmLff at 7:40 pm, Mar 14

Post #755197
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11:48 am, Mar 14 2018
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Seconding Annarasumanara.

Tetsugaku Letra
Jumyou wo Kaitotte Moratta. Ichinen ni Tsuki, Ichimanen de.
My Heart Is Beating (author of Annarasumanara)

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2:21 am, Mar 16 2018
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Aoi Uroko to Suna no Machi
Clover (Clamp) sort of
Dusk Story - Tasogare Monogatari maybe
Generation Witch (or at least some parts of it)
Himitsu no Kaidan maybe
Kakukaku Shikajika
Mikako-san maybe
Sora no Shita Yane no Naka maybe
Sumikko no Sora-san and Tabi to Michizure

Mob Psycho 100 is also worth checking out. It veers between action comedy and social commentary at times but it's ultimately a coming-of-age story. Might not be as psychological/contemplative as you're looking for, though.

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