Top 10 Romance Manga of 2015


1. Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Comedy, Romance, Psychological

Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are the members of the incredibly prestigious Shuichi'in Academy's student council, asserting their positions as geniuses among geniuses. All the time they spend together has caused the two of them to develop feelings for each other, but their pride will not allow them to be the one to confess and become the submissive one in the relationship! Love is war, and their battle to make the other confess begins now!

The first 10 chapters were published in the monthly Miracle Jump. It switched to Weekly Young Jump starting with Ch. 11.

Extra chapters:
Extra Chapter (Ch. 5.1). Published in 2015.09.03 in Weekly Young Jump to promote the (then new) series. It was included in the fanbook, but not in any volumes. Summary: Kaguya and Miyuki have a mindgame on their way to the Student Council room.

Extra Chapter (Ch. 27.1). Published in 2016.07.19 in Miracle Jump, it's a side-story to the main series. It was included in the fanbook, but not in any volumes. Summary: The student council wants to eat instant ramen without outsiders knowledge.

Kaguya Wants to be Confessed to Darkness (Ch. 64.1). Published in 2017.05.18 in Young Jump GOLD, it's a side-story to the main series. Not included in any volumes. Summary: Yu complains about manga fanservice as the girls are taking a bath.

Kaguya Wants to be Confessed to Darkness Vol.2 (Ch. 83.1). Published in 2017.10.19 in Young Jump GOLD, it's a side-story to the main series. Not included in any volumes. Summary: Yu and Miyuki comments on a stray porn mag.

Extra Chapter: K-agukoku! (Ch. 109.1). Published in 2018.05.31 in Young Jump GOLD, it's a side-story to the main series. It was included in Vol. 1 of the 4-koma spin-off Kaguya-sama wo Kataritai. Summary: 4-koma that fills in events from previous chapters.


2. Bloom Into You

Drama, Romance, Slice of Life

Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and hearts, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her…she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That’s when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she’s inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself, has her shoujo romance finally begun?

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)

Includes five intermission stories.


3. Tales of Demons and Gods

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

In his past life, Nie Li was the strongest Demon Spiritist and stood at the pinnacle of the martial world. However, he lost his life during the battle with the Sage Emperor and the Six Deity Ranked Beast.

His soul was then brought back to when he was still 13 years old. Although he's the weakest in his class with the lowest talent at only Red soul realm, with the aid of the vast knowledge which he accumulated from his previous life, he trained faster than anyone.

He aims to protect the city which in the coming future will be assaulted by beasts and end up destroyed, as well as protect his lover, friends and family who died in the beast assault. And to destroy the Sacred family whom abandon their duty and betrayed the city in his past life.

(Source: MangaUpdates, edited)


4. The World of Machida-kun

Slice of Life, Romance

Machida-kun seems like the perfect brother, son, and student because he loves people. Helpful when he needs to be, but puts himself down when he feels like a total failure. However, the people that surround his daily life are there as a reminder as why Machida-kun needs no improvements because the people love Machida.

(Source: MangaUpdates)


5. Taishou Otome Otogibanashi

Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life, Drama

In this story set in the early 1920s, Tamahiko is the son of a wealthy family, but his life is changed forever when an accident cripples his right arm. No longer considered by his father as an heir, he is shuffled off into the country, to live out of sight. The teenage Tamahiko shuts himself in his new home, bitterly thinking of it as the place where he will die. One day, he learns that his father has 'bought' him a bride to take care of him, when the young teen girl named Yuzuki arrives at his door. She comes into his life like an innocent ray of sunshine, and Tamahiko's view of the world and his life starts changing bit-by-bit.

(Source: MangaHelpers)

Chapter count includes four side stories


6. Boarding School Juliet

Comedy, Romance, Action

At Dahlia Academy, a prestigious boarding school attended by students of two feuding countries—the eastern Nation of Touwa, and the Principality of West—Romio Inuzuka, leader of the dorms’ Touwa first-years, wishes for a romance that can never be. For his ladylove is none other than his arch-enemy, Juliet Persia, leader of the dorms’ West first-years! Is Inuzuka ready to risk it all to confess his feelings? And even if Persia somehow agrees to go out with them, how long can they keep a forbidden relationship under wraps?!

(Source: Kodansha Comics)

Includes an epilogue.


7. Tomo-chan is a Girl!

Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

Boyish high school girl Aizawa Tomo finally manages to tell her childhood friend Jun that she’s got a crush on him. Unfortunately, her confession goes right over his head—he didn’t even realize she was a girl until junior high, and even now, Jun still thinks of her as a bro! How can Tomo-chan possibly convince him otherwise and win Jun’s heart?

(Source: Seven Seas)


8. The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

The man forsaken by the world, the man a slave to money and the man known as the legendary God of War in the highly popular MMORPG Continent of Magic. With the coming of age, he decides to say goodbye, but the feeble attempt to earn a little something for his time and effort ripples into an effect none could ever have imagined.

Through a series of coincidences, his legendary avatar is sold for 3.1 billion won, bringing great joy to him, only to plunge him into despair at losing almost all of it to vicious loan sharks. With revelation of money through gaming, he rises from the abyss with new found resolve and steps forward into the new age of games led by the first ever Virtual Reality MMORPG, Royal Road.

This is the legend of Lee Hyun on his path to becoming Emperor with only his family loving heart, his boundless desire for money, his unexpected mind, his diligently forged body and the talent of hard work backing him.

This is the legend of the lowest becoming the strongest.

(Source: Batoto)


9. Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life

Ohno Fumi is a poor 2nd year high school student. Because of her father's debts, she's kicked out of her own home and has to rely on her own connections to survive. Thus begins her life living with and housekeeping for a writer...

(Source: Damn Feels)

Includes 6 side stories and two Hirunaka no Ryuusei extras.


10. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Chapter 3: Truth of Zero

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

The 3rd arc of the Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu manga.

Having survived both his encounter with the demon beasts and the nigh endless week at Roswaal Manor, Subaru returns to the capital of Lugunica with Emilia and Rem. Reuniting with friends and foes alike in the city where it all began, Subaru also lays eyes on the other candidates for queen--Emilia's rivals! Can Emilia win against such formidable opponents? And how will Subaru react when he discovers the shocking identity of the final candidate?

(Source: Yen Press)

Includes 2 side stories.

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