17+ Officially Licensed Romance Manga To Add To Your Collection

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Romance manga is one of the staples of the industry. It’s a genre you can’t get away from, at least without knowing a couple of anime in this category.

Comedy mixes with with romance. So does the supernatural, and sometimes slice of life or psychological.

Whichever mix is your taste, this list has a good variation worth considering.

Let’s get right to it!

 

Best Romance Manga To Consider:

 

1. Fruits Basket

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Fruits Basket is a sweet romance/slice of life series with an anime adaptation.

You do have some comedy here and there, too. With lots of growth from select characters.

It’s a classic manga that’s ongoing to this day.

 

2. Our Dreams at Dusk

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Our Dreams At Dusk is a LGBT manga series, where the main character is insecure about being outed as gay.

He has to come to terms with his feelings in the new town he finds himself in, helped by a community who share similarities with Tasuku.

 

3. Failed Princesses

Failed Princesses is a high school Yuri manga. You can think of it the way you would Bloom Into You, which is also Yuri in a high school setting.

If you can picture the scenario of a girl breaking off from a previous relationship, and then suddenly being interested in the same sex – this is the plot of this manga. And where it leads.

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4. Yuri Bear Storm

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Yuri Bear takes the idea of romance and flips it on the side… With the main character developing feelings for a bear, and questioning her feelings in the process.

It all starts when she has strange dreams and grows an attraction to a classmate, who’s an “alien bear” in Tsubaki’s dreams.

Relevant: The 12+ Best Yuri Anime Characters You Should Get To Know

 

5. Kamisama Kiss

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Kamisama Kiss is a classic just like Fruits Basket, and both have a similar art style.

It’s about a girl who’s homeless and in debt from her fathers past mistakes. But the manga (and anime) later morphs into a wholesome romance, with demons, comedy, and Shoujo elements.

Related: This Is Why You NEED To Watch The Anime Series: Kamisama Kiss!

 

6. Midnight Secretary

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Midnight Secretary is exactly as it sounds, in terms of how it starts off.

The main character, Kaya, works as a secretary and schedules dinner dates for a certain man.

As Kaya becomes familiar with this man, she starts to feel attracted to him. And the story takes off from there.

It’s a unique manga series.

 

7. Demon Prince Of Momochi

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In Demon Prince Momochi, the main character inherits a house, similar to Sophia from the series: Ms.Vampire Who Lives In My Neighborhood.

This house exists on the line between the human world and the spiritual world.

 

8. Oh My Goddess!

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Oh My Goddess is one of the more romantic manga‘s on this list. And one of the most romantic manga/anime in the industry.

With a sweet character called Belldandy, who’s a goddess, and a standard MC called Keichi, it tells the story of their love lives which all happens by chance.

There is some comedy too with the involvement of Belldandy’s protective sisters.

Related: 16 Anime Characters Who Are So Gentle It’s “Soothing”

 

9. Shortcake 

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Serizawa, the manga‘s MC travels to school by going through the mountains, making it difficult to have time for friends.

This leads her to move into a boarding school where one of her friends resides. But there are 3 other boys living there.

This is the plot and it’s the stepping stone to the romance that develops in this series.

 

10. SP Baby

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This manga takes the usual stereotypes and flips them. That stereotype being that bodyguards are typically Men.

One of the main characters hires Tamaki, the female MC to be a bodyguard but she’s unsure of herself.

As the manga moves forward, things start to get saucy. This manga is for mature fans.

 

11. Kaguya Sama

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Kaguya Sama is a world famous manga (and anime) series, so it hardly needs an introduction.

Either way, it’s a manga about Kaguya, who’s one half of the MC’S.

It’s more than just a romance manga, it’s a comedy with unique storytelling unlike any other.

Related: The Most Relevant Quotes From Kaguya Sama Fans Will Love

 

12. Happy Sugar Life

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We’re all familiar with Yandere’s like Yuno Gasai, and the derranged affection and love she has for Yuki in Mirai Nikki.

Well, in Happy Sugar Life, there’s an element of this down the line as things start to pick up.

It’s a manga that’s much deeper than it first appears. And it’s a romance, too.

 

13. Deep Scar

Deep Scar is about Sofia, a quiet, introverted woman who keeps to herself. She meets a woman with a lifestyle new to Sofia after being away from her family and moving to a new school.

Things get complicated and interesting as the manga starts to pick up pace.

 

14. We Never Learn

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We Never Learn is a manga with an anime adaptation. It’s about 3 girls struggling in school with their grades.

After meeting the male MC, he helps them study and improve academically. And romance follows and plenty more s things pick up.

Plenty of comedy!

Relevant: 12 Of The Funniest Rom Com Anime That Are English Dubbed

 

15. Futaribeya 

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Futaribeya: Room for two is a hint that speaks to the manga and its story.

Two girls are roommates have opposite personalities, and yet have matching coffee mugs. And the friendship builds from there, as does the story.

 

16. Snow White With The Red Hair

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Snow White With The Red Hair is about Shirayuki and Zen. Two main characters who fall for each other.

As Zen is a prince he’s bound by his duties and principles, which inteferes with their relationship. But Zen is a rebel.

It’s a romance manga that knows how to stir your emotions.

 

17. Water Dragon’s Bride

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Asahi is a girl who escapes death by sheer luck, right after going through the usual ritual within her village.

She’s saved by a water dragon god and that’s where the manga takes its name from.

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