Top 10 Romance Manga of 2010
1. The Breaker: New Waves
After his master, Goomoonryong, destroys his ki-center, Shioon decides to leave the world of Murim for a normal life. But as the person who holds the Phoenix Medallion of the Sunwoo Clan, and the only disciple of the infamous Goomoonryong, the Murim world will not let Shioon leave so easily...
Included Bonus Chapters: 48.5, 191.2, 200.1 (Epilogue), and 201.5 (Author's Note)
2. House of the Sun
As a child, Mao spent all her time at Hiro’s house across the street. Going to his house always made her feel cheerful. A few years later, Mao’s father gets remarried and Mao finds herself with nowhere to call home. Hiro ends up letting her stay with him in the house he’s been occupying alone since the death of his parents. A love story unfolds, between two childhood friends of different ages.
(Source: Kodansha Comics)
Includes three side stories.
3. Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou
Usa, a high-school student aspiring to begin a bachelor lifestyle, moves into a new apartment only to discover that he not only shares a room with a perverted roommate that has an obsession for underaged girls, but also that another girl, Ritsu, a love-at-first-sight, is living in the same building as well!
(Source: Kirei Cake)
4. Kase-san and...
Yamada may be shy and rather clumsy, but the flower gardens at her school have always brought her happiness. Suddenly, a different sort of beauty catches her eye–the vivacious track star, Kase-san. Although the two girls don’t seem to have much in common, they soon start a romance where each must learn an important lesson in tending their budding relationship. Can the two girls, so different from each other, learn how to make their first love blossom?
(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
Volume 1: Asagao to Kase-san. (あさがおと加瀬さん。), Kase-san and Morning Glories
Volume 2: Obentou to Kase-san. (おべんとうと加瀬さん。), Kase-san and Bento
Volume 3: Shoutokeiki to Kase-san. (ショートケーキと加瀬さん。), Kase-san and Shortcake
Volume 4: Epuron to Kase-san. (エプロンと加瀬さん。), Kase-san and an Apron
Volume 5: Sakura to Kase-san. (さくらと加瀬さん。), Kase-san and Cherry Blossoms
5. To Love-Ru Darkness
Even though this is a sequel to To-Love-Ru, all of our main characters make an appearance along with some new additions. Rito continues to be caught in over the top uncensored ecchi scenarios. The alien Deviluke sisters still use their unique abilities to grab Rito's love confession. NaNa and MoMo have transferred into the school and meet Mea, who seems to be a worry free and joyful girl. MoMo in particular wants to share Rito and create a harem for him. While scheming her plan, she confronts Golden Darkness also know as Yami. They are interrupted by possessed students who begin to fight with abnormal strength. Now the new plot line appears as a mysterious person who's in control of the students tests Yami's assassination skills. Who is this new enemy?
6. 5 Centimeters Per Second
Remember a time before cell phones could be found in every pocket? Or when even accessing the world wide web was something only readily available in a library? Back then letters still filled up postboxes and moments just felt so much more precious when captured on Polaroid film. Now life seems to move at the speed of light. Our memories are captured and shared with the world on social media platforms. And love, which is already capricious, can feel like it is moving at terminal velocity.
In Makoto Shinkai’s defining work, the internationally renowned director and animator unfolds a love story that is as timeless as it is fleeting. Yukiko Seike’s rendition of this modern classic adds a new level of emotion and intimacy that is unique to its source material.
7. Mr Mini Mart
Shy Nakaba has been a shut-in ever since gossip at school destroyed his reputation. But when his mom snags him a job to help him break out of his shell, he’s forced to face a co-worker who knows a thing or two about courage and commitment! Can Nakaba stand tall and speak up for what he truly wants? Mr. Mini Mart serves up a sweet-and-salty story filled with brave confessions and bold crushes! Will the past catch up to a boy who wants nothing more than to hide away forever? Or will the future finally shine with the promise of brand-new beginnings?
Included one-shot: Shounen Scrub (Youthful Love)
8. See, Hear, Love
From the manhwaga of Trace, this manhwa is a love story about a manhwa artist who loses his eyesight due to his job, and a deaf woman who falls in love with the artist's manhwa, and then with the artist himself.
9. Rutta to Kodama
1-3, 6-21) Rutta to Kodama
Ruizaki Takao has a new roommate: transfer student Miyagi Kodama. Ruizaki's a rough guy who gets into fights all the time, but he's gentler around Kodama (who gives him the nickname 'Rutta'), and the two eventually become close friends—until one day, out of the blue, Rutta confesses that he's in love with Kodama…and thus begins their relationship. A beautiful, humorous school-life BL manga detailing the pair's blossoming relationship, with its ups and downs and everything in between.
4-5) Torao and Tatsumi
The 'Western Tiger' Torao and the 'Western Dragon' Tatsumi are not only two of the strongest guys in the city they're also childhood friends.
(Source: September Scanlations)
10. Hi Score Girl
The year is 1991 and 6th grader Yaguchi Haruo only has video games to live for. He's not popular in school and he's neither handsome, funny, nice nor even friendly. The only thing he has going for him is that he is good at video games. One day at the local arcade, he plays Oono Akira, a fellow classmate but who's popular, smart, pretty and a rich girl that absolutely destroys him at Street Fighter II. Not only does he lose to her 30 times in a row, he can’t beat her at any game. Haruo can’t seem to shake Akira off as she follows him from arcade to arcade everyday after school and beats him every time. As weird as it sounds, the odd couple begins a strange bond and friendship.