Top 10 Romance Manga of 2014


1. Bastard

Thriller, Drama, Psychological, Mystery, Romance

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.

(Source: MyAnimeList)


2. SQ: Begin W/Your Name!

Comedy, Slice of Life, Romance

The funny romantic story of how Qiu Tong and Sun Jing met and fell in love.

(Source: MAL)

Includes chapters 180.1 and 180.2.


3. 19 Tian

Comedy, Slice of Life, Romance

The cute and funny adventures of a boy and his best friend. Also contains insert art of the characters by the mangaka.

Included chapters: 1.1, 271.2, 275.1, 275.2


4. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku

Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

After discovering that they work at the same company a gaming crazed otaku and a fujoshi meet each other for the first time since middle school. After some post-work drinking session they begin dating, but will it be a perfect relationship for the two?

(Source: MAL)


5. Something About Us

Comedy, Romance, Drama

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"?

Source: Lezhin


6. The Boy Who Cried Wolf Tells a Lie Today Also

Drama, Romance

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 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.


7. Skill of Lure

Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Slice of Life

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~!

(Source: MU)


8. Doupo Cangqiong

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance

In a land where there is no magic, a land where the strong make the rules and weak have to obey, a land filled with alluring treasures and beauty, yet also filled with unforeseen danger. Xiao Yan, who has shown talents none had seen in decades, suddenly lost everything three years ago - his powers, his reputation, and his promise to his mother. What sorcery has caused him to lose all of his powers? And why has his fiancee suddenly shown up?


9. Ninja Shinobu-san no Junjou

Comedy, Romance

My classmate Shinobu-san love cute animals. She goes crazy for sweets and does a part-time job. She claims that she's an ordinary high school girl, but no. She's not. She's a freaking ninja. And it seems that it's only me who knows her true identity.

(Source: Translation of the introduction page from Gessan)


10. Wake up, Sleeping Beauty

Drama, Romance

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 USA)

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