What mangas would you recommend that are like Sakisaka Io's? I'm also a fan of her work! (Also it's store bought and a little late for Valentine's but here 🍫)
Strobe Edge has a pretty generic shoujo plot to be honest, so a lot of recommendations could be made plotwise. I’ll go with Nagareboshi Lens (Murata Mayu).
For Ao Haru Ride, the main plot centers around one’s past love who has seemingly changed once they’re back in touch again. In that case I’ll recommend Mune ga Naru no wa Kimi no Sei (Konno Risa) and Nonohana no Kare (Toumori, Miyoshi (Art), Tekkotsu, Saro (Story)). Murao’s subplot can be likened to Hirunaka no Ryuusei (Yamamori Rika) but I’m sure you’ve heard about/read that one already!
And err… I don’t really have anything for Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare unfortunately.
I like how the Sakisaka-sensei contrasts the two differing visions of love of Yuna and Akari and pairs it with a childhood friend and step-sibling love. From the top of my head I don’t think I’ve really read a good shoujo with two female main characters/square-ish development. It probably doesn’t help that I’m not actually up to date with it hehe… But don’t worry, if I find something I’ll update this post and reblog it.
Sorry if you’ve already read any/all of these!
P.S. Thank you for the choco! I’m a guy so I guess that means I have to return the favor on White Day? But it’s already past White Day so do I have to wait for next year? (And if you give me more chocolates next year, what happens then? Bwahaha plz ignore my ramblings)