Top 10 Romance Manga of 1990

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1. Basara

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Sarasa grew up knowing that her twin brother Tatara was prophesied to be the "boy of destiny," the one who would overthrow the oppressive government and unite the people. When Tatara dies in battle, however, Sarasa realizes that it's up to her to secretly take on her brother's identity. On the way, Sarasa meets and falls in love with the mysterious Shuri, who may also have something up his sleeve. Together, she and her group of ragtag fighters journey across the land, attacking the many rulers and hoping to someday reach the leader of them all, the Red King.

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2. Video Girl Ai

Drama, Ecchi, Romance

High-school student Yota Moteuchi is so unpopular that his classmates have given him the nickname "Dateless." So it's no surprise when the love of his life, Moemi, is not interested in Yota but instead is in love with Yota's best friend, Takashi. Yota turns to a video rental shop for comfort, but little did he suspect that the shop was magical and that the cute girl on his rented tape would pop out of the television and try to fix his ruined love life! (Source: Viz)

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3. Living Game

Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

Raizo Fuwa is a 25-year-old salaryman living in a cramped home and working in a crowded office in Tokyo. His hopes for improved conditions are dashed when the new office building his company is supposed to move into is condemned as unsafe because the construction company has been cutting corners. Since the old building is already being demolished, they have no choice but to "temporarily" move the office into Fuwa's new flat. The final complication arrives in the form of the new employee Izumi Hiyama, a high school dropout the boss has promised to take care of as a favour to her family. No landlords are willing to rent to a 15-year-old girl, so she too has to move into Fuwa's home/office.
(source:Wikipedia)

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4. Itazura na Kiss

Comedy, Romance

Ever since she entered high school, Kotoko Aihara wanted to be in the same class as Naoki Irie. The only problem, Irie is the smartest student in school while Kotoko is one of the dumbest. Now in 3rd year high school, she still isn't there. One day, her home gets destroyed and the only place else to go was to Irie's home. Now that she lives close to him, will their relationship be the same, or will it become greater than it is?

Included one-shots:
Volume 01: Boku ga Naku
Volume 20: Pink no Yuki ga Futtara

5. Kazeoh

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

The story is about a girl who was the reincarnation of Princess Alaia of the contient of Mu. The princess was persued by the god of water and the god of fire. She opted to marry the god of earth to end the dispute, but fell in love with Kazeoh (the god of air) before the marriage.

(Source: MU)

6. Ringo no UFO

Romance

7. Amai Seikatsu

Comedy, Ecchi, Romance

The complicated story of a young man who goes to work for a lingerie company.

8. 100-nen no Lilah

Romance, Drama, Adventure

9. Minmin!

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Slice of Life

MinMin was a witch who lived in the Magic World and studied magic under Balma-sensei. Because of her stupidity, MinMin was cursed into a doll and exiled to the Human World. As a mini-sized doll, MinMin was able to live and do many things just like normal human, but she can't use magic when she was still that form. One day, MinMin was found by a poor college student named Ichiya who lived in a poor apartment. When he kissed MinMin in her doll form, she changed back into a witch girl. However, every time she went to sleep, she will returned back to her form as a doll, and Ichiya will have to kiss her again.

This story was about the adventures of MinMin, Ichiya, Kunitachi (a rich male model with an obsession of the Magic World and crushing on MinMin), Amon (The Prince of the Magic World who was also MinMin's childhood friend), and Shiva (Amon's loyal servant). This manga was highlighted in a light humorous way with charming characters.

(Source: MU)

10. Happy Talk

Fantasy, Romance

With her talkative crow Jacky in tow, Daisy Louise goes to London in search of Marie, who has been sold. With the help of Glen, a journalist, will Daisy be able to learn of Marie's whereabouts? (Source: Ivyscan)

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