Top 10 Romance Manga of 2014
1. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun
"Hanako-san, Hanako-san... are you there?"
At Kamome Academy, rumors abound about the school's Seven Mysteries, one of which is Hanako-san. Said to occupy the third stall of the third floor girls' bathroom in the old school building, Hanako-san grants any wish when summoned. Nene Yashiro, an occult-loving high school girl who dreams of romance, ventures into this haunted bathroom... but the Hanako-san she meets there is nothing like she imagined! Kamome Academy's Hanako-san... is a boy!
(Source: Yen Press)
There is nowhere that Seon Jin can find solace. At school, he is ruthlessly bullied due to his unsettlingly quiet nature and weak appearance. However, this is not the source of Jin's insurmountable terror: the thing that he fears more than anything else is his own father.
To most, Jin's father is a successful businessman, good samaritan, and doting parent. But that is merely a facade; in truth, he is a deranged serial killer—and Jin is his unwilling accomplice. For years, they have been carrying out this ruse with the police being none the wiser. However, when his father takes an interest in the pretty transfer student Yoon Kyun, Jin must make a decision—be the coward who sends her to the gallows like all the rest, or be the bastard of a son who defies his wicked parent.
3. SQ: Begin W/Your Name!
The funny romantic story of how Qiu Tong and Sun Jing met and fell in love.
Included chapters: 180.1 and 180.2.
4. 19 Tian
The cute and funny relationship between a 4 jr. high school boys who will very slowly grow up, form a rock band called One Day, & fall in love with eachother, while trying to keep a couple of them out of trouble with the Chinese mafia & street gangs.
Included chapters: 1.1, 271.2, 275.1, 275.2
5. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Narumi Momose has had it rough: every boyfriend she’s had dumped her once they found out she was an otaku, so she’s gone to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, she comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But he comes up with a counter-proposal: why doesn’t she just date him instead? In love, there are no save points.
(Source: Kodansha Comics)
6. Something About Us
They consider themselves the best of friends. Others seem to think otherwise. There's something about their relationship that's hard to describe. What will become of these two "friends"?
7. Wake up, Sleeping Beauty
Despite being a scaredy-cat and crybaby, high schooler Tetsu Misato finds himself working at the eerie estate on the hill, where Shizu—the only child of the Karasawa family—is secreted away. However, his friendship with Shizu quickly turns to fear when several spirits of the dead appear before him, borrowing her appearance. As he struggles to find the humanity in her supernatural condition, Tetsu must also face a question at once terrifying and heartbreaking: What if the true Shizu never returns?
(Source: Kodansha Comics)
8. The Boy Who Cried Wolf Tells a Lie Today Also
Keitarou Itsuki is a high-school student unhappy about the menacing look of his eyes. Keitarou tries to confess to the girl he likes, Aoi Tokujira, but she rejects him flat out. Thinking that his eyes were the reason why she rejected him, he confides in his older sister about it at her salon, who helps by giving him a complete makeover...as a pretty girl! Forced to head home like this, he runs into Aoi in town, but she doesn't recognize him and thinks he's a somewhat manly girl. Before he can leave, Aoi asks him to help her overcome a problem she's had for many years: an intense fear of men.
Volume 3 and 4 each contain extra stories.
9. Skill of Lure
Jang Sung-gi is always misunderstood as a pervert and a worthless man! He meets a mentor who suddenly turns him into a very charismatic man?! A cool and edgy tale of how an average guy who turns into the greatest "pick up artist"... A story about misbehaved men who are constantly trying to pick up girls~!
10. All You Need Is Kill
When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally--the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death?