Is there a better way to express affection than through comics? If there is, we’re not interested in hearing about it here at Stately Beat Manor! Today, we’re look at 21 manga titles that could make a perfect gift for your sweetie. Why not say it with manga?
And don’t forget, the first romance of your life will always be with yourself, so maybe consider pampering yourself with a gift of manga!
How Do We Relationship?
In How Do We Relationship? by Tamifull, Saeko and Miwa are flirty college friends. Out of a lack of options, they agree to date one another – but can they build a sustainable relationship, or are they just two ships passing in the night?
You can read more in The Beat’s review of How Do We Relationship.
Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite
In Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite by Chomoran, Makie has a crush on his tall neighbor, who always seems to be hungry. While Makie’s plan to catch Sachi’s attention with his culinary acumen may prove successful, things get much more complicated when he discovers that Sachi is actually a shapeshifting watari monster!
The Girl Without a Face
In The Girl Without a Face by tearontaron, the eponymous protagonist may be considered the cutest girl of all by her boyfriend… But her expressions can be kind of difficult to read! However, their affection for one another helps them bridge the gap created by interpersonal miscommunications.
The King’s Beast
Set in the world of Dawn of the Arcana, The King’s Beast by Rei Toma follows Rangetsu, who has gone undercover in order to seek vegenance for her late brother. But when she discovers that Prince Tenyou is just as devastated by the loss of her brother as she has, the situation gets significantly more complicated…
The Quintessential Quintuplets
In The Quintessential Quintuplets by Negi Haruba, a high school boy whose desperate for cash takes a gig tutoring the five daughters of a wealthy businessman. But can he ever hope to rein in the five girls’ wandering attention spans?
Golden Japanesque – A Splendid Yokohama Romance
Set in Meiji-era Japan, Golden Japanesque – A Splendid Yokohama Romance -, Vol. 1 by Kaho Miyasaka follows Maria, a teenager who wishes for a different life. But when she encounters the mischievious Rintarou, will anything ever be the same?
Frozen 2: The Manga
Frozen 2: The Manga by Arina Tanemura is a manga adaptation of the 2019 animated Disney sequel. This book could be perfect for a reader who is interested in manga, but might prefer a more familiar story as a point of ingress. Unlike most of the titles on this list, Frozen 2: The Manga is read from left to right.
In Rent-A-Girlfriend by Reiji Miyajima, Kazuya is reeling from a brutal breakup, so he decided to engage the services of a “rental” girlfriend. But when it turns out that Kazuya’s life interconnects with the beautiful Chizuru’s life in unexpected ways, it isn’t just his love life that ends up threatened — it’s his school and family life, too! Maybe it’s true that the course of rented love never did run smooth…
Love Me, Love Me Not
Love Me, Love Me Not by Io Sakisaka follows friends Akari and Yuna, who are something of opposites of one another. But when they meet the oblivious Kazuomi and the charismatic Rio, their friendship is going to be complicated by romance!
Fly Me to the Moon
In Fly Me to the Moon by Kenjiro Hata, thanks to his name, Nasa Yuzaki has already felt something of a connection to space. But when he meets the mysterious Tsukasa, he soon finds himself with an all new connection to navigate – and this one’s romantic! Can Nasa complete his mission successfully?
In Star-Crossed!! by Junko, Azusa is obsessed with a member of the idol group Prince 4 U. But when they both die as she attempts to save her life, she ends up in heaven with the object of her affection! However it isn’t their time and they are both sent back to Earth… in the wrong bodies! But they can switch by kissing (don’t you hate it when that happens).
Adachi and Shimamura
In Adachi and Shimamura, Vol. 1 by Moke Yuzhara, Hitoma Iruma, and Non, Adachi and Shimamura are friends who meet at a special spot on the second floor of the gym. But is it possible Adachi’s feelings for Shimamura run to romance? And even more improbable: could those feelings prove to be requited?
Did someone say “love quadrangle”? In Blue Flag by KAITO, Tachi and Futaba don’t get along. But one day Futaba admits to Tachi that she has a crush on his childhood friend and their classmate, Toma. But Toma has a secret crush on… who?
You can read more in The Beat’s review of Blue Flag here!
Perfect World by Rie Aruga follows 26-year-old Tsugumi, who reunites with Itsuki, a crush from high school. When Tsugumi realizes Itsuki is now disabled and uses a wheelchair, she isn’t sure how that might affect their possible romance… will her feelings for Itsuki prove to be true?
Sasaki and Miyano
What began as a typical boys’ love storline gets more complicated in Sasaki and Miyano, Vol. 1 by Shou Harusono! While Miyano may be an expect on boys’ love stories, he doesn’t realize that he’s entangled in one himself! How can Sasaki get through to him?
Yona of the Dawn
Yona of the Dawn by Mizuho Kusanagi is a historical romance with drama and love. Thanks to the assistance of Hak, Yona narrowly escapes the palace with her life after witnessing the death of a loved one. With no clear path forward, what next steps will Yona take?
My Summer of You
In My Summer of You by Nagisa Furuya, Wataru and Chiharu are friends who bond over their mutual love of movies. But one day, Chiharu confesses to Wataru that his feelings are more romantic than platonic. While Wataru says that the confession doesn’t affect him, as time passes, he begins to wonder if he might not feel something more for Chiharu, as well..
Sweat and Soap
You may have already heard about Sweat and Soap by Kintetsu Yamada! Asako is living her dream with a job at Lilia Drop, the only company that makes a soap that can hide the embarassing scent of her body odor. But when she meets coworker Koutarou, who finds her scent irresistable, the pair may be headed for an inescapable office romance.
Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku by Fujita, Narumi’s former boyfriends have left her upon discovering that she is an otaku, so she now hides that fact. When her coworker Hirotaka nearly reveals her secret at work, she concocts of a plan to keep him quite… but he asks why she does not simply date him, instead?
A Sign of Affection
In A Sign of Affection by suu Morishita, Yuki is a college student who meets Itsuomi-san, a friend of a friend, on a train. But while Itsuomi-san speaks three languages, he doesn’t understand the one that Yuki uses to communicate: sign language. How will the couple express their affection?
Chasing After Aoi Koshiba
In Chasing After Aoi Koshiba by Hazuki Takeoka and Fly, Sahoko is disappointed when she doesn’t see the one person she was hoping to meet at her high school reunion: Aoi Koshiba, her first love. Could the feelings between the two be just what they both need?
Didn’t see the manga you’d like to gift to your sweetie? Let The Beat know what it might be in the comment section or on social media @comicsbeat!