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Post #561548
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5:52 pm, Jul 17 2012
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Hello everyone, once again! =)
I am back, seeking your ever helpfull guidence.

This time around I'm looking for a manga that will pull at your heartstrings.
I would like it to be either or include some of the following:
- Parental Abandonment
- Where you can see very clear favouritism with another sibling. e.g. "Where an older sibling is just so brillent, no matter what you do, you wouldn't be able to catch up." Or "your partents never praise you, or pay as much attention to you." Something with those kind of feelings.
- Even if its something like "feeling like a stranger in your own home."
- Theres gota be some romance, even if its subtle, or slow-paced.
- If the main character, male or female, can be strong willed, that would be great.
- Nice artwork is always a bonus.
- The problems at home dont have to be the centre of the manga either, as long as its there in the background.
- It is preferable if it has at least 20 chapters out, or completed. (Unless its new?)

I read Taiyou no Ie, and loved how she kept trying to deal with it, never really wanting to lean on anyone, or complain too much.
Another obvious one would probably be Fruits Basket. I like the whole light atmosphere, with the dark undertones.

As always, No oneshots, yuri, yoai or ecchi.

So if anyone can recomend anything like that, I know i'm being a bit picky.. But you would be a great help, Thanking You!! =)

~Be Bold, and Mighty Forces Will Come to Your Aid~

"I loved you
so I drew these tides of men into my hands,
and wrote my will across the sky in stars"

- T. E. Lawrence
Post #561549

5:57 pm, Jul 17 2012
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how about usagi drop

her mother abandons her after her father died...

Post #561553
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6:29 pm, Jul 17 2012
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Girls of The Wild's? After his father dies, the protagonist and his two siblings get abandoned by their own mother. Life sure ain't easy for him, but he is strong willed (at least that's how he looked at the beginning of the series). Then the harem pops up, but there isn't any ecchi, so it's not all that bad. In fact it's a pretty good manga.

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Noblesse Forever!

6:41 pm, Jul 17 2012
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Orange Marmalade Main character was abandoned by his mother and throwed away in an orphanage....she later asks him to forgive her but not to avail. Its an interesting romance manga.

P.S.-There are many forum threads where similar manga reccomandations were made. Try it.....

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Post #561559
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6:54 pm, Jul 17 2012
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Knite is a very good OEL series. The MC prefers to be alone because
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his mother died and he has a horrible crazy stepmother
while he can't get along with his father.

Also in Crepuscule (Yamchi) the guy is bullied by the kids because he's different (he has red eyes). Rejected by his own parents too, with the help of a new friend he gets into another world; however, there are still many doubts about his origins.

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Post #561560

7:02 pm, Jul 17 2012
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Route 225 by Shimura Takako (Hourou Musuko, Aoi Hana) is not necessarily the best manga, but its a decent read and short. Since it is Shimura Takako, theres also some gender identity themes in play. Its about a young girl and boy who one day end up finding themselves stuck in a world very similar to their own, but without their parents in it.

Post #561569
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7:47 pm, Jul 17 2012
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I'm sure you've read at least a few of these but:

Parental abandonment
Kamisama Hajimemashita
Skip Beat
seconding Orange Marmalade

For favouritism/overshadowed by siblings
Seiyuu Ka-!
Papillon - Hana to Chou
Oyayubi kara Romance

These are not complete and not 20+ released chapters, but mostly fit otherwise.
...Seishunchuu! Ignore the summary, the story is way beyond that
Watashi no Koibito
Sugar Soldier

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K-Indie ♥

10:27 pm, Jul 17 2012
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Let's see, spontanously a possbile match could be ... ^^

* C-Blossom - Case 729
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The female main character ends up all alone, because her father gets charged for embezzling funds and her mother is gone, so that she has no one to trust around her.

* Chihayafuru
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Especially in the beginning the main character's sister gets most of the parental attention, while the main character's "smaller successes" are nearly getting ignored, which is for a kid quite painful. Also, one of the male counterparts sometimes suffers because of the pressure his ambitious mother puts on him.

* Bitou Lollipop
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Well, the parents of the main character won actually a lottery. Because of this, they make the decision to pursue their lifelong dreams and leave her by some friends, but those family also has their own problems, even if they try to maintain a "happy" front.

* Teen Spirit
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One of the characters is left by his father, which was a quite talented musician, but couldn't adjust to be a good parent - or just make a living without music? It's been a while since I was reading this one, but the situation was also rather serious and in my eyes quite well executed.

And, last but not least ... * Coelacanth
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A really tragic situation of abuse is part of the storyline.

"It's like love is a bonus in your life. Even without it, I'm just fine. I don't feel like pointlessly searching for it. You don't have to make yourself unhappy." (Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji)

"Why does it rain?" - "To create drama." (Drops (Andou Yuki))
Post #561625
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1:54 am, Jul 18 2012
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Aishiteruze Baby
Gakuen Babysitters
Tokyo Crazy Paradise??

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5:56 am, Jul 18 2012
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How could I forget. I totally second Bitou Lollipop

Post #561768
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8:10 pm, Jul 18 2012
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Ok so I've already read/reading Girls of the Wild's, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Chihayafuru, Skip Beat, Orange Marmalade and Bitou Lollipop

I just read C-Blossom - Case 729. Loved the story, hated the ending.. Ugh, this is why i dont read onshots, it always makes me feel like i'm still waiting for more.. But thats just me.

Coelacanth and Knite look particularly good.
Tokyo Crazy Paradise has been in my wish list for i dont know how long, Thank you for reminding me its there!

All of the other suggestions look really good, thank you so much!! =)
More suggestions are always welcome! =)

~Be Bold, and Mighty Forces Will Come to Your Aid~

"I loved you
so I drew these tides of men into my hands,
and wrote my will across the sky in stars"

- T. E. Lawrence
Post #561847

4:07 am, Jul 19 2012
Posts: 302

Mekakushi no kuni: one of the main characters deals with this, especially during his arc of the story.

Watashitachi no shiawase na jikan: EXCELLENT manga where the main female character deals with a mother who is cruelly unsympathetic to the horror she experienced.

alternatively, there is a parental abandonment tag that you could search. filter=no_oneshots&perpage=50

Post #561858

5:42 am, Jul 19 2012
Posts: 45

Aishiteruze Baby
Love So Life
Fullmetal Alchemist
Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden

Post #561893
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4:06 pm, Jul 19 2012
Posts: 278

Love in the mask
Harem Lodge
Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
Alpine Rose
Saijou no Meii has a sibling rivalry though I don't know whether it can be called over shadowing
V.B. Rose definately this one biggrin
Tower of God
Diamond Dust (KANG Hyung-Gyu) this isn't exactly what you're asking for, but it kind of fits the tone you're asking for I think
Shounen Dolls
Ayahatori Shoukanchou
Bound Beauty
Meiji Hiiro Kitan
P.A. I can't remember...I think maybe her father doesn't know of her existence?

There is a tag for parental abandonment. Here is the search result with the "parental abandonment" tag and yaoi/yuri/shotacon/lolicon/hentai/etc. excluded from the results smile

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