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Post #599333
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12:42 pm, May 16 2013
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I'm taking a break reading bl mangas, but i really can't bring myself to read shoujo. the romance there is either too childish or unrealistic to me. (or do i just keep reading the bad ones? i dunno)

so yeah, pretty much new to the jousei genre, any suggestions for a good jousei manga? the ones that is mature about dealing with stuffs, and none of those frivolous happenings in shoujo. i also would like it pretty short like, 20 chapters and below only. thanks a lot smile smile wink grin

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1:40 pm, May 16 2013
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although it's a bit long but kimi wa pet may interest you.

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2:31 pm, May 16 2013
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Yuru Koi
Shuukatsu!! - Kimi ni Naitei
Nounai Poison Berry
Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan
My Girl (Sahara Mizu)
Baby Pop
Kiss and Never Cry

some of these are labeled otherwise, but still give a bit of a josei feeling and are enjoyable biggrin

also, even though like one chapter is out, keep an eye on Mizutama Puzzle, which is made by famous bl mangaka hidaka shouko XD

Post #599473
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10:16 am, May 17 2013
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ooh thanks for the recs! this'll distract me for a while biggrin

Post #599529
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8:29 pm, May 17 2013
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I browsed my list for short completed manga, and here you are:

Kabocha to Mayonnaise by NANANAN Kiriko
Realistic slice of life about the growth of a young couple.

Udon no Onna by Est Em
About the unusual relationship between an art student and the "Lady of Udon" from the cafeteria.

Taiyou no Uta by BANDOU Kenji/ MINATSUKI Tsunami
Bittersweet tale of summer.

Yaneura no Majo by ISOYA Yuki
About young women who try to define their view on feminity and love.

Shutter Love by OKAZAKI Mari
Photographic story of independence; told with great impact.

Hagoromo Mishin by KODAMA Yuki
Beautiful tale about a swan and her saviour.

Made in Heaven by SAKURAI Ami/ YASHIKI Yukari
Dark, yet hopeful Science-fiction romance.

Game Over (MIZUTANI Fuka)
Sweet story about a couple with an age gap.

Body & Soul by SAKURAZAWA Erica/ TERAKADO Takumi
Slice of life on self-discovery and repose.

Subtle depiction of a relationship between a boxer and his admirer.

Watashi no Suki na Hito by CLAMP
Episodic and essayist variation on the theme of love.

Recommendations for one-shots:

- Tada, Kimi o Aishiteru by ICHIKAWA Takuji/ YOSHINO Aki: Heart-wrenching.
- Ikenai Candy Love by NAGAE Tomomi: Hilarious.
- Bathroom Guuwa by OKAZAKI Mari: Phantasmagoric.
- Nomino by UNITA Yumi: Oddly adorable.
- Nonchan to Watashi by YOSHINO Aki: Light-hearted and sweet.

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"Stories are what death thinks he puts an end to.
He can't understand that they end in him, but they don't end with him."
- Ursula K. Le Guin, Gifts

To be savoured:
- Blood Alone by TAKANO Masayuki
- Otoyomegatari by MORI Kaoru
- Gangsta. by Kohske
- Seishun Kouryakuhon by AKIZUKI Sorata
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3:31 pm, May 24 2013
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I think you're just reading the bad shoujo. I don't venture into that territory myself unless I trust the author. Non-frivolous shoujo with great character, dialog and deep exploration of relationships, while being comedic as well? Principal by Ikuemi Ryo.

Also a lot of my group's projects are Josei. Some interesting series out of the lot would be:

3 AM Dangerous Zone by Nemu Yoko
& by Okazaki Mari
Futago by Iketani Ricaco
Natsuyuki Rendezvous by Kawachi Haruka
Sekine's Love by Kawachi Haruka
Teke Teke Rendezvous

Check them out if you get a chance. I don't think you'll regret it for an instance. smile

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12:53 pm, Jun 1 2013
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Quote from hatsumimi99
I think you're just reading the bad shoujo. I don't venture into that territory myself unless I trust the author. Non-frivolous shoujo with great character, dialog and deep exploration of relationships, while being comedic as well? Principal by Ikuemi Ryo.

Also a lot of my group's projects are Jos ...

Kyaa hatsu >.> HOW SNEAKY!
but I do agree she has good taste. Definitely read &

Teke teke rendezvous is very funny. Anything by Sahara Mizu, Konno Kita, Yoshinaga Fumi, Yamashita Tomoko and Tanikawa Fumiko is awesome.

Check them out =p

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Post #601561
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1:35 pm, Jun 1 2013
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I liked Yesterday, Yes a Day
14-sai no Koi also by mizutani fuka really sweet stuff

in need of romance?
uncommon, sad, sweet
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2:31 pm, Jun 1 2013
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Some manga I would recommend would be these biggrin

Sakamichi no Apollon
Ashita no Ousama

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5:57 am, Aug 19 2013
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Here are a few recommendations, but I can't promise they are 20 chapters or less (in fact, most have more chapters, but that's not always a bad thing right?) smile

-Ojikoi (age gap): currently only has 9 chapters scanlated
-Taiyou no Ie (age gap)
-Orange Marmalade
-My Hero
-Love So Life (age gap): one of my favorites! eyes
-Kore wa Koi no Hanashi (age gap): another one of my favorites! wink
-Bitter Virgin
-Eden no Hana (age gap)
-Hana no Namae
-Sweet II: story one (age gap)
-Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan: sentimental
-Midori no Hibi
-Koi Kaze: age gap+ incest

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3:43 am, Nov 20 2013
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Hirunaka no ryuusei --> teacher/student relationship
Nodame Cantabile --> college music students. A weird girl and a popular guy. Quite long but is REALLY my favorite, it's so funny! biggrin
Sekine-kun no koi --> weird guy and doesnt not how to deal with love
Futago --> interesting plot, a female writer letting a younger guy live in her house, and her sister has a husband who doesn't act one
14 sai no koi --> middle schoolers who are very mature and became a couple

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