Hi! This year’s vacation opened the windows for me to explore new plots and characters of the shoujo genre. Who would have thought that I would stick to this genre up to this very day. There are just too much feels that could not be resisted and so many ships that have sailed (and some that we wished have sailed).
Just like my very first reco (which can be found here), most of the mangas on this list are ongoing (during the time I have made this post). I can say that reading an on-going manga gives me thirlling moments such as wondering who will end up with whom, debating why the characters came up with such decisions, empathizing with the characters’ past and so on . It gives me something to look forward to. And these mangas, I guarantee, would provide you emotions that you have been longing for.
The titles will be listed starting from the left side. Summaries of this oh-so-good mangas are readily available in the web. If in case you have questions, you can send me a message here (I would really love to hear from you guys; I would also want to know your reco) or just click that chat button.
Risouteki Boyfriend (Ayase Umi)^
Doukyuusei ni Koi o Shita (Miasa Rin)^
Honey Lemon Soda (Murata Mayu)^
Kimi wa Kawaii Onnanoko (Ichinohe Rumi)^
Yagami-kun wa Kyou mo Ijiwaru (Aikawa Saki)^
Sabaku no Harem (Yumeki Mitsuru)^
Kyou no Kira-kun (Mikimoto Rin)*
Jigoku no Enra (Shimada Chie)*
Fujiwara-kun wa Daitai Tadashii (Hinachi Nao)^
Ashita no 3600-byou (Konno Risa)^
Legend: * Completed ^On-going
I hope you will have the best time of your life while reading these mangas! Ja ne! (I might be able to post a reco on short-chaptered mangas next time- Well, if time will be kind to me)
likely hasn’t been on a date since before his cybernization. So when he
suddenly has to plan a date for you, he’s gonna pull out all his old notes
have to tweak these notes a bit since they include sexual teasing throughout
the date and end with an invitation back to his place
cross out those bits and try to replace them with more gentlemanly things
a few potential places he might take you–the arcade, the aquarium, the mall,
his place (whoops forgot to cross that off his old list)
some point, he’ll take you for some ramen. Assuming he can’t eat in his new
body, he may have a bit of wistful aura about him, but he’ll just be happy if
you enjoy his favorite food.
where he takes you, he’s going to buy you something to remember the date by (so
make sure to make little remarks of things you might want him to get ^.-)
his dates are the classic shoujo high school boyfriend date. He takes to dates
like a fish to the ocean.
gets to plan the date, he’s going to have some ideas in mind
spot for him would be one of the campy shooting galleries where all those
cut-out animals pop out. It’s a good chance for him to show off to his date and
get real close to them as he shows them how to aim properly
like horsies? McCree’s ridden a few in his life, and he’d love a day where he
can teach you to ride western style. The two of you could go on a nice trail
date with him will end with him offering to buy you two drinks. It’s kind of a
want to impress him, here, try out-drinking him! But be careful because that
can be very difficult
When was the last time this man went on a date? He hardly ever had time for
that back in his Overwatch days, and he hardly has time now that he’s a deadly
assassin. Besides, Death doesn’t do dates…
even this guy can deny wanting to spend more time with his significant other,
and whether he wants to admit it or not, that’s called a “date”
something along the lines of “So…you wanna go…kill some stuff?”
dates for him are just missions where you two work together. He’s not very
once you two start getting closer, he’ll ask to hang out with you a bit after
the mission. Do some weapon maintenance back in his quarters, do some talking,
take off his mask…
you really want a more formal courtship with him, you’ll have to try suggesting
some more acceptable dates. Even just taking him to the practice shooting range
and swapping combat techniques!
gets used to spending time with you without murdering other people, you can
move on to sharing meals together
want your undivided attention on these dates. Don’t look at other guys, and he
better not catch any guys looking at you.
hasn’t been on the date scene in a while, but he’s more accustomed to being a
charming young man than Gabe is. He had to do a bit of posing as the Strike
Commander, and I’m positive he had a few admirers.
like to think he knows the basics of a classic, old fashioned date: dress nice,
maybe bring some flowers, give some complements, take them out for dinner. That
sort of thing
though he knows the basics, good luck getting him to following them now. 76
will be caught up in the fact that he’s too old to be dating or that he’s got
no time for courtship now that he’s a vigilante.
somehow you’ve got him arranging to take you out for a night on the town, good
much more awkward than he used to be, blushing, stumbling over his words,
rubbing his neck
very nervous that he’s so old yet out on a date of all things!
he’ll try to be the gentlest, sweetest date he can be. Though there may be some
places he can’t go or he may be recognized…
your night out, he’ll insist on walking you home so that you’re safe, and give
you a quick kiss before saying goodbye
A date? What’s he supposed to do for one of those?
bet that the first time you ask for a date with Hanzo, it’ll be his first date
get me wrong, he had a lot of admirers growing up who asked him out, but he
shot them all down simply because he didn’t think the heir of his clan should
be going around and wasting his time with girls
he’s kind of regretting turning those dates down because now he has no idea
what to do…
to remember what Genji used to do for his dates, but he quickly remembers how
short-lived Genji’s relationships were, and quickly dismisses that idea
probably written down a list of ideas, all of which he’s crossed out. Oh dear,
this is really stressing him out
end, he’ll decide to take you out for tea in a nice, zen garden (even better if
the cherry blossoms are in bloom!). At first, things will be very stiff and
awkward, but just try to get him to talk a bit, and the ice will quickly break
Shopping! If you know Junkrat’s definition of shopping is, though…
up a mall and stealing everything in the process, starting with the milk tea
wants to show his partner his favorite things in life: explosions, mayhem, and
gets it if his s/o isn’t into really loud explosions and arson…I guess he
could steal some milk tea prior to the date and bring it over to your place.
He’ll bring over some (stolen) action movies, too.
surprised if he tries to start a tickle fight
few dates he plans might involve Roadhog, and you may have to teach him that
your later dates don’t need a third wheel. Roadie is a good third wheel,
though– very quiet and unobtrusive.
like drag racing? Motorcycles? He’d love to try that with you sometime!
start going on more frequent dates, you’ll suddenly notice that they’re not
always dates…but heists…
Roadhog grunts, “Why did you bring your date?”
not? Kill two birds with one stone: bonding time and crime! Y’know, mate?”
already dating his turrets and his wife.
man would be so excited to be going on a date at his age. He always assumed
those days were over for him, but he looks so happy and bashful now that he’s
out with his s/o~
kind of guy who will be happy with anything that his partner wants to do. As
his date talks, he’ll sit there happily, taking every word they speak
hand-holder, he’ll want your little hand in his as often as possible
bit like Soldier in that he prefers more old fashioned dates
out for dinner, maybe see a play/movie before
really want to impress him, suggest an old fashioned movie like “M” or
“Treasures of the Sierra Madre.”
drops you off at home for the night, he’s going to be a little hesitant to give
you a good night kiss…he’s still a little hung-up on being too old to do this
again…I mean does he kiss them or not? What if they pull back?
may need to stand on your tippy-toes and give him a peck yourself~
Junkrat, he’d be more understanding of what a date is. He won’t take you on any
arson missions or heists…unless you want to of course!
take you to the arcade and show you how good he as the crane game and win all
loses because he just smashes the glass…sorry. So, he’s still going to commit
a bit of felony on your dates.
want to avoid crime with him, do the same as Junkrat, invite him over and watch
some action movies!
want you to sit on his lap. Bonus points if you make a big bowl of popcorn for
your first few dates, Mako will keep the mask on. But eventually he’ll start
lifting it up just enough to eat that popcorn you made for him.
day, out of nowhere, he’ll just take off his mask and set it on the coffee
table without any warning. It’s ok if you need to stare for a bit.
date for Lucio would be some good old fashioned clubbing! He’ll try to pick a
night when he isn’t the DJ so that he can be dancing in the crowd with you!
clubbing isn’t really your thing, he’s ok with that. He’ll take you to an album
store (yes, they have those in 2077) and browse the stacks with you, swapping
Then you can take the albums you guys bought (and by that I mean he paid for them) back to his place or your place and listen to them. He might even share some of his works in progress songs
Who knows, your music taste may just inspire his next song~
I doubt this monk has ever been on a date in his life. Maybe he’s a little nervous, but more confused than anything else…
So the point is to show the one you’re infatuated with a good time? But what if he doesn’t know everything about them? How will he know any specific things that they dislike?
He’ll definitely ask Genji for help
In the end, the two will devise a lovely date consisting of a nice nature walk ending with a peaceful picnic
You may find that dates with Zen can go from nice and talkative to quiet and enjoying each other’s presence. He’s the type that can just sit there and take in the calmness and serenity of the situation
He might even teach you some meditation while you’re out!
Oh lovely anon, I had fun with this, probably too much fun. You see, I got a little carried away and ended up making a list of 12, which isn’t so bad, but then I had to go into fangirl mode and explain while they’re all so delightful. I really urge you and anyone else looking for some new shoujo to try one of these!
Akatsuki No Yona: If you’ve seen the anime and enjoyed it, I strongly recommend reading the manga from the beginning. I’m not going to say much else about this one since the majority of you know it, but seriously, give Yona a go, you won’t be disappointed.
Kanata Kara: Oldie but goldie, as in it’s from the 90s (please
don’t let that deter you). This manga follows
Noriko, a girl transported to another world.
Upon arrival she meets the traveling warrior, Izark, and their adventure
begins. Kara is one of my favorites; it
does a wonderful job juggling action, adventure, and adorable romance. As an aside, I love the fact Noriko doesn’t
just know the language in the new world but has to learn it during her travels.
Last Game: Though this series does encompass a lot of
stereotypical shoujo clichés, it’s also delightfully fresh. Unlike most, LG takes place in a university
setting, and it’s the hero who has been in love with the heroine for a long
time. Ten years, actually. Too bad he can’t just manage to spit that
out. Also, did I mention she’s pretty
much better than him in everything?
Bring on the rivalry love (I’m having Special A flashbacks).
Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden: This is what I like to joking
call “the original AkaYona.” We have our
chosen girl who is prophesied to save the country, and the warriors she must
collect in order to do so. One of the
really cool twists in this story is that not all the warriors are men, and even
more than that, all the men aren’t in love with her, save her love
interest. The heroine is also quite
mature and not completely inept when it comes to combat. Fair warning: there are a lot of deaths, have
tissues ready if you cry easily.