Recommendations Manga Romance

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  1. RiboseSugar

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    Can you guys recommend me straight romance mangas or manhwas where the romance is sweet and funny or sweet and the plot is good? It be best if the setting is in a high school but I’m fine with others. Please don’t include anything that’s smut.
    Here are my recommendations-
    Daybreaking Romance
    Seihantaina Kimi to Boku
    Veil
    Awesome(may have another name)
    Hikaeme ni Itte mo, Kore wa Ai.
    Uruwashi no Yoi no Tsuki.
    Kijima-san to Yamada-san.

    Koe koi



     
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  2. Starless

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    I remember Baka to test being hilarious but I was younger so no clue if it holds up
     
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    There were like 10 of the same title lol
     
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    Sorry lol, full title is Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu‎, I remember reading the manga and watching the anime, was originally a light novel I think
     
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    Not quite sure... maybe something like:
    Ouran Host Club
    Horimiya
    Nodame Cantabile
    Otoyomegatari (somewhere along the Silk Road during Victorian era)
    Any works of Adachi Mitsuru-sensei and/or Kyoko Hikawa-sensei
    Salad Days (Shinobu Inokuma)
    Boys Be...
    Karekano
    Wotakoi & Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi (working young adults)
    Lovely Complex
    Ore Monogatari
    Marmalade Boy
    Uzaki-chan Wants to Play (university students)
    Kingyosou
    Toradora!
    Koikimo
     
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  6. RiboseSugar

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    From your list the only thing I haven’t read or watched was Nodame Cantabile, Otoyomegatari. lol
     
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    Densha Otoko (there are several versions/mangas of this)
    Hana to Akuma
    Barairo no Honey & Midnight Secretary (Ohmi Tomu)
    Happy Marriage!? & Private Prince (Enjouji Maki)
    Ase to Sekken
    Couple of Cuckoo
    Koi wa Ameagari no You ni
    Ningyou Sou
    Nana to Kaoru series (borderline H)
    Love Hina
    Oku-san (more SoL than Rom though)
    Komi-san Can't Communicate
     
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    Kimi ni Todoke / From Me to You
    mc is a gloomy looking girl while ml is the friendly, outgoing type. lots of funny faces. school life
    My Love Story!!
    big, scary-looking softie ml and cute shy girl who surprisingly doesn't back down. school life
    Yona of the Dawn
    still ongoing, but there are a lot of funny moments and likable side characters. takes place in historical era.
    Special A
    mc is always 2nd place in highest grade while ml is 1st. rivals to lovers and school life
    Assassination Classroom
    special class that is taught to kill their teacher, a human-turned-alien octopus who was a well-known assassin
    Strobe Edge
    mc falls for ml, but ml has a long-time gf who i think was older. school life
    The King's Beast
    ongoing. era where there are beast people (animal ears and tails) but they are inferior to humans. mc is looking for her missing twin bro and becomes the beast servant of the prince her bro was serving before he disappeared. beast people can also have special powers, which is why her bro was chosen in the first place.
    Dawn of the Arcana
    same author as previous. arranged marriage between two nations for peace. also features beast people. i think the author mentioned they take place in same world?

    there's more to recommend, but I'll put this much first and see which ones you haven't read or you have read and liked first
     
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    I’ve finished Kimi No Todoke, Special A Assasination Classroom,, dropped strobes edge and the kings beast cuz of the ecchi, not really a fan of that. Im trying to find My Live Story but I can’t, is there an alternate name?

    Thanks for the Rec!!

     
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    My Love Story!! aka Ore Monogatari!! by by Kazune Kawahara (author of high school debut) and illustrated by Aruko

    Oh, so you don't like ecchi! Ok, I'll recommend some more family-friendly alternatives :blobsmilehappyeyes: but that's weird that strobe edge has ecchi tag because i don't remember any from there?
    a bride's story
    very cute marriage life and you learn a lot about tibetan culture. arranged marriage
    The Ice Guy and the Cool Girl
    ongoing. world where humans can inherit traits from their non-human ancestors. mc is a descendent of a yuki-onna (snow woman) and his powers are triggered by his emotions. he is crushing on his female coworker. if you like wotakoi, you might like this
    Boarding School Juliet
    i really like this one. it's typical enemies fall for each other. no ecchi, but there is fanservice (accidental boob grope, etc.)
    Full Moon wo Sagashite
    it has some sad parts b/c mc has an illness that affects her voice i think, and she wants to be a singer
    Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
    lots of funny situations. ml is the author of shojo manga and fl eventually becomes an assistant for him
     
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    Thank you so much for the recs:blobmelt:
     
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    no problem! i hope you enjoy them :blobsmilehappy:
     
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    16 Engage
    Akuma de Sourou
    Black Bird
    Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu
    Chocolate Christmas
    Dakishimete! Noir
    Video Girl Ai
    Eien no With
    Goong
    Hana Yori Dango
    Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
    Heroine Shikkaku
    Mars
    Orange
    The Bride of the Watergod
    Zettai Kareshi