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Post #566074
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7:35 pm, Aug 15 2012
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Ok, quick, think! Shoujo romance, who's the romantic interest of the girl? First thought is automatically a gorgeous guy who's aloof (or more of a jerk) who typically steals the girls heart away just from her first glance at him! And so on, I'm sure anyone who's read even a few shoujo manga knows what I'm talking about.

What I'm looking for is an untypical male romance interest. Some strange, different, not 'handsome' and just all around... different! I'd also prefer if the romance isn't the normal, but that would just be an extra plus. I don't specifically want shoujo. Seinen, shounen, josei or shoujo is fine as long as the male is untypical.

Example time!

My Hero!
Utopia (NEUK Dae Sam)
Six Half
Chocolat (KUBONOUCHI Eisaku)
Taiyou wa Kimi ni Kagayaku (at least I think... it's been a long time since I read it biggrin)

NO: yaoi/yuri/shounen ai/shoujo ai, adult/mature, lolicon/shoutocon, ecchi

So~ Any suggestions?

Post #566080
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8:01 pm, Aug 15 2012
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hmm here you go:
Iris Zero
Hanamaru Youchien
Blood Lad
Tokyo Ravens
Big Order
Can't See Can't Hear But Love
Carnivorous Princess Yegrinna
Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko
Natsu no Zenjitsu
Ore ga Akuma de, Aitsu ga Yome de.
Pika Ichi
Sentou Jousai Masurawo
Tonari no Kashiwagi-san
Usotsuki Lily
Yandere Kanojo

hope this is enough for now (I could add some more, but it's kinda tiresome to copy every 3rd entry of a list... ah and all of these are ongoing)

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Post #566082
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8:22 pm, Aug 15 2012
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i dont know if you've already read any of these or not, so i'm just gunna post them anyway..
Orange (TAKANO Ichigo) Not many chapters out yet, but I think its guna turn out pretty good!
Nousatsu Junkie Their just one of my favourite couples. =)
You probably know of Koi dano Ai dano and its Prequel Warau Kanoko-sama
I think Taiyou no Ie is super cute!
I love the story to Siesta and Platina

Lastly I just want to mention The Infernal Devices I know there isnt any chapters out yet, but I heard they'll start releasing them soon, and I'm in love with the novels, so I cant wait for the manga to start!! =)

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8:25 pm, Aug 15 2012
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Well at the beginning... Bird Kiss but then it goes to what your thinking. Its like the ugly duckling story xD

Hey there~! wanna find a manga? if so i can help you out most definitely! just say the plot and ill rack my brain for it! i love finding series for people >.<
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Post #566121
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11:21 pm, Aug 15 2012
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Across a Golden Prairie - male lead is an old man
Wandering Son - male lead is a very girly boy
Angel Sanctuary - closer to a typical hot blooded shonen male lead in a a shojo manga
Love Roma - male lead is honest about everything and says whatever is on his mind
Suna no Shiro - male lead is bit of a Gary-stu, but he's not that bad

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Post #566126
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11:51 pm, Aug 15 2012
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From Far Away - I love this male lead! He acts a little cold, but he's actually very kind towards and protective of the female lead. He really, really cares about her.

1/2 Prince / 1/2 Prince (Novel) - rather than the usual dominating male lead, this one is fond of supporting the female lead and letting her shine. If anyone hurts her, he'll wreak havoc upon their lives.

Midori no Hibi - great personality - tough yet kind.

Post #566208
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9:59 am, Aug 16 2012
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Dragon's Son Changsik - in this series the female lead has a really unique love interest
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The male lead is an 80 year old man with whom the female lead (an elf chick) had an affair 60 years ago (and he dumped her in a horrible way). She is technically older than him. The guy gets occasionally younger though (as in he doesn't look like an old gramps all the time.)

I'd also say Kanojo wa Sore o Gaman Dekinai, but as intriguing as it is it fits a number of your NOs (mainly mature and some people would say shotacon). It's about a kid who was bullied because he was fat, so he started wearing a full body dog costume. A completely abnormal teacher-in-training falls in love with him on the first... sniff(?)
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In the end he actually starts going out with her. In your average manga series he would end up with the classmate who he had a crush on, but this one is far from average.

While Lorska is really good at recommending romance series, you'd rather stay away from Natsu no Zenjitsu if you don't want any adult/mature content (if my memory serves right, this one has plenty).

Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku o! (anime) - nothing mind blowing here and it even has some ecchi in it (but not really that much), The female lead finds the male lead to be really cute doe to his small height.

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Post #566215 - Reply to (#566208) by jahu
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10:42 am, Aug 16 2012
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you'd rather stay away from Natsu no Zenjitsu if you don't want any adult/mature content (if my memory serves right, this one has plenty).

whoops, sry didn't see the no mature tag ><
you are totally right, ignore this one

here a a few completed ones:
Melo Holic
Hoshi no Samidare
Magico (IWAMOTO Naoki)
Usagi Drop
Densha Otoko
Immortal Rain
Maison Ikkoku
Sarashi Asobi

I don't really know if Orange (TAKANO Ichigo), Siesta and Taiyou no Ie fit... they are pretty awesome, but they have (in order): typical kinda cold male lead, typical tsundere male lead and typical caring childhood friend male lead, and they all kinda look like the 'shoujo default male lead'

I'd still read them though...

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Post #566380
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12:48 pm, Aug 17 2012
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Goodness what a list! Now to go through them all...
Thanks all for your suggestions, it's really help. And thanks especially Lorska for all the help you've been giving!


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3:36 am, Aug 18 2012
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Ookami Shoujo To Kuro Ouji
Without a doubt, he's a jerk up until recent chapters LOL.

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Post #566492

5:17 am, Aug 18 2012
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Utopia of Homosexuality ?

I's like fake homo. In the end, the 'lesbian' and the 'gay' get together. But I thought it was pretty flavorful.

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Post #566496
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6:58 am, Aug 18 2012
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This is right in my ballpark. I'm the type of person who gets tired of cliches so here you go!

Usotsuki Lily
Dear Mine
Hana ni arashi
Lovely Complex
NG Life
Shouri no Akuma

Post #566579
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3:30 am, Aug 19 2012
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There are quite a few manga out there with good and interesting and abnormal male leads. But just to be different I tried to find a few that were really out there... like, more bizarre than usual. Hopefully this is helpful. smile

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Post #566682
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7:53 pm, Aug 19 2012
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Classmate, Kamimura Yuuka wa Kou Itta. - I totally forgot about this one. Do yourself a favor and pretend the ecchi tag is not there (there wasn't anything excessive there anyway).

Post #566686
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8:53 pm, Aug 19 2012
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Kanojo wa Sore wo Gaman Dekinai

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