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Have a Lovely Valentine's Day!

Recommending romantic manga in time for this lovely day!



Love is a many-splendored thing; so what better way to celebrate than with some gushy stuff? Here is a list of manga that will keep you warm tonight.

Enjoy!



Key:

📺 - adapted to anime

🏳️‍🌈 - LGBTQ+

🔗 - digital-only (as of this post)



For the Love of the Game

Score big with these romance and sports stories.

  • 10 Dance by Inouesatoh (BL) (ballroom and Latin dance) 🏳️‍🌈

  • Cheeky Brat by Mitsubachi Miyuki (basketball)

  • Cutie and the Beast by Yuhi Azumi (wrestling)

  • I Fell in Love After School by Haruka Mitsui (volleyball) (digital-only; published by Kodansha) 🔗

  • Knight of the Ice by Yayoi Ogawa (ice skating)

  • Waiting for Spring by Anashin (basketball)


A B C

Falling in love at school is easy as 1 2 3. (No teachers necessary!)

  • Asahi-sempai's Favorite by Iroha Machino (digital-only; published by Kodansha) 🔗

  • I Belong to the Baddest Girl at School by Ui Kashima

  • I'll Win You Over, Sempai! by Shin Shinmoto (digital-only; published by Kodansha) 🔗

  • Ima Koi: Now I’m in Love by Ayuko Hatta

  • I Wanna Be Your Girl by Takase Umi (digital-only via Mangamo) (Queer romance) 🏳️‍🌈🔗

  • No Longer Heroine by Momoko Koda

  • Seven Days: Monday–Sunday by Venio Tachibana and Rihito Takarai (BL) 🏳️‍🌈

  • Skip and Loafer by Misaki Takamatsu 📺

  • Sweet Blue Flowers by Takako Shimura (GL) 📺 🏳️‍🌈

  • The Girl I Like Forgot Her Glasses by Koume Fujichika 📺

  • Whispered Word by Takashi Ikeda (GL) 📺 🏳️‍🌈

  • Yarichin Bitch Club by Orgeretsu Tanaka (BL/yaoi) 📺 🏳️‍🌈


In My House

Couples living together under one roof...What could possibly go wrong?

  • Dreamin' Sun by Ichigo Takano

  • Hotaru's Way by Satoru Hiura (digital-only; published by Kodansha) 🔗

  • LDK by Ayu Watanabe

  • Maison Ikkoku by Rumiko Takahashi 📺

  • The Two of Them Are Pretty Much Like This by Takashi Ikeda (GL) 🏳️‍🌈

I'm in love with a monster

From robots to kaiju, sink your fangs into these human x non-human romances!

  • Coyote by Ranmaru Zariya (BL/yaoi) 🏳️‍🌈

  • Dating a Ghost! by Marishima Shiro (human x ghost) (digital only via MangaPlaza) 🔗

  • Demon Love Spell by Mayu Shinjo (human x incubus)

  • Innocent Virgin At The Whims Of A Silver Lion by Amazatou (smut) (human x lion beast)(digital-only via Renta) 🔗

  • Kaiju Girl Caramelise by Spica Aoki (human x kaiju/giant monster)

  • My Wife Has No Emotion by Jiro Sugiura (human x robot)

  • Outbride: Beauty and the Beasts by Tohko Tsukinaga (human x monsters/reverse harem) (smut)

  • Primitive Boyfriend by Yoshineko Kitafuku (human x caveman)

  • Sacrificial Princess and the King of Beasts by Yu Tomofuji (human x beast) 📺

  • The Cat Proposed by Dento Hayane (BL) (human x bakeneko) 🏳️‍🌈


Gangster of Love

Hey, yakuza need love too!

  • Boss Wife by Mayu Sakura (smut) (digital-only via Kondasha) 🔗

  • Boss Bride Days by Narumi Hasegaki (digital-only via Kodansha) 🔗

  • Jealousy by Scarlet Beriko (BL/yaoi) 🏳️‍🌈

  • Offering My Virginity to a Gangster by Aki Murakami (smut) (digital-only via CoolMic) 🔗

  • Twittering Birds Never Fly by Kou Yoneda (BL/yaoi) 📺 🏳️‍🌈

  • Wild Ones by Kiyo Fujiwara

  • Yakuza Fiancé: Raise wa Tanin ga Ii by Asuka Konishi

  • Yakuza Lover by Nozomi Mino (smut)


Don't know much about history

This category is all about historical romances.

  • Barbarities by Tsuta Suzuki (BL) (Renaissance Europe) 🏳️‍🌈

  • My Lady Is Living With A Rogue! by Ni-zuma (Sengoku era) (digital-only manga with audiobook published by Medibang; available via E-Manga and select storefronts) 🔗

  • Red River by Chie Shinohara (ancient Anatolia/Middle East)

  • Tail of the Moon by Rinko Ueda (Sengoku era)

  • Though I Am an Inept Villainess: Tale of the Butterfly-Rat Body Swap in the Maiden Court by Satsuki Nakamura, Ei Ohitsuji and Kana Yuki (ancient China)

  • Yukarism by Chika Shiomi (Edo period)

Tainted Love

We're talking 'bout all the red flags, honey.

  • A Childless Affiar by Ichiri Houjyou (digital-only via Pocket Comics) 🔗

  • Dear Sa-chan by Iori Asaga (digital-only via MangaPlus) 🔗

  • Guilty by Ai Okaue (digital-only; published by Kodansha) 🔗

  • Love of Kill by Fe 📺

  • Nanase-san's Crazy Love Obsession by Tom Shinonome (digital-only via Mangamo app) 🔗

  • Second Time's the Crime by Nagare Ebi (digital-only via Comikey) 🔗

  • The Betrayed Husband's Blues by Chika Semoto (digital-only via Comikey) 🔗

  • Watari-kun's ****** Is about to Collapse by Naru Narumi (fanservice/ecchi) (digital-only; published by Kodansha) 🔗

  • Who Wants to Marry a Billionaire? by Mikoto Yamaguchi and Mario (smut)



Mind the Gap

If you love big age-gap romances, this category is for you!

  • After the Rain by Jun Mayuzuki (older male MC x younger female MC) 📺

  • Black Sesame Salt and Custard Pudding by Yufuko Suzuki (older male MC x younger female MC) (digital only; published by Live Comics and available on Renta! and several digital storefronts) 🔗

  • I'm Starting to Fall in Love With the Prince by Misumi (older female MC x younger male MC) (digital-only via MangaPlaza) 🔗

  • My Handsome Housekeeper, Nagisa by Yotsuhara Furiko (older male MC x younger female MC) (digital-only via MangaPlaza) 🔗

  • Promise Cinderella by Oreco Tachibana (older female MC x younger male MC) (digital-only via Comikey) 🔗

  • We Swore to Meet in the Next Life and That’s When Things Got Weird! by Hato Hachiya (older female MC x younger male MC)

  • You Like Me, Not My Daughter?! by Kota Nozomi, Tesshin Azuma, Giuniu (older female MC x younger Male MC)


Occupational Hazard

This category is about finding love in the workplace.

  • An Incurable Case of Love by Maki Enjouji

  • Ask and You Shall Receive by Niyama (BL/yaoi) (smut) (digital-only published by ShuCream) 🏳️‍🌈 🔗

  • Black and White: Tough Love at the Office by Sal Jiang (GL) 🏳️‍🌈

  • Butterflies, Flowers by Yuki Yoshihara (smut)

  • Bullets for Crybabies by Yoriko Wada (digital-only via MangaPlaza) 🔗

  • Cherry Magic! by Yuu Toyota (BL) 🏳️‍🌈

  • Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon by Shio Usui (GL) 🏳️‍🌈

  • Game: Between the Suits by Mai Nishikata (smut)

  • Our Teachers are Dating! by Pikachi Ohi (GL) 🏳️‍🌈

  • The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague by Miyuki Tonogaya (digital-only via Comikey and MangaUp! app) 📺 🔗

  • You and Me in a Gender-Reversed World by Ragi (digital-only via CoolMic) 🔗



All Day Music

These couples are making sweet harmony together, and by harmony, I mean music.

  • A Devil and Her Love Song by Miyoshi Tomori (choir/religious music)

  • Anonymous Noise by Ryoko Fukuyama (rock/pop) 📺

  • Given by Natsuki Kizu (BL) (rock/pop) 📺 🏳️‍🌈

  • La Corda d'Oro by Yuki Kure (classical) 📺

  • The Song of Yoru & Asa by Harada (BL/yaoi) (rock/pop) 🏳️‍🌈

  • The Song of Yoru & Asa Encore by Harada (BL/yaoi) (rock/pop) 🏳️‍🌈

  • Whisper Me a Love Song by Eku Takeshima (GL) (rock/pop) 📺 🏳️‍🌈



That my best friend

Finally, let's keep it platonic. These are (mostly) non-romantic friendship stories. Send love to ya homies!

  • Azumanga Daioh by Kiyohiko Azuma 📺

  • BL Metamorphosis by Kaori Tsurutani (story about friends bonding over BL)

  • Days on Fes by Kanato Oka

  • Daily Lives of Highschool Boys by Yasunobu Yamauchi 📺

  • Play It Cool, Guys by Kokone Nata 📺

  • Slumbering Beauty by Yumi Unita

  • Thigh High: Reiwa Hanamaru Academy by Kotobuki



So, what will you be reading this Valentine's Day? Let me know below or on Twitter @ThatMangaHunter.

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