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i love mature romance anime/manga like nana and paradise kiss. but i also like the ecchi comedy like ichigo, gto and golden boy.

can anyone recommend me to some works like this
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coffeeoverwater wrote:


kratos70 wrote:


o0James0o wrote:


kratos70 wrote:

Okay you know your talking a to a guy who doesn't know much about anime or manga when they ask what is seinen. because as far as I know everything can be pretty much split into shojo, shonen, supernatural.


seinen = aimed toward adult males.... like people 18+... theres often involvement of sex and better action and blood and other things.... which makes it more realistic and better...

shounen = aimed toward young boys.... which is most likely about heroism, harem and comedy...

shoujo = aimed toward young girls... which often are about sex, abortion, rape, pregnancy, unrequited love, harem, etc...

josei = aimed toward adult females..... which most of them are yaoi (homo boy + boy) manga


Thanks, but screw your descriptions, I like them all!


Well, that 15 year-old guys seems to be angry at something or is judging shoujo manga based on Shinjo Mayu's works (most of which I think suck). I don't agree with his description of shoujo and josei manga. I have read shoujo manga longer than he has lived. Probably only less than 1% of shoujo manga are about rape and pregnancy (Bitter Virgin is seinen not shoujo). And harem is a relatively new thing in shoujo. The traditional and most common theme of shoujo manga is a gir/guyl meeting a guy/girl while pursueing a career in a field/any kind of success (including academic) or attending some activity. Glass Mask, Cipher and 7200 Byou no Romance are examples. Today's shoujo manga like Skip Beat, Charming Junkie and even Special A also belong to this type.

Another common type of shoujo manga is the fantasy/adventure/action with romance type. Red River and Aries are examples.



As i start to read more I think I agree with you, I have been reading a lot of shoujo's and I think a lot of them are better than shonen's and not just about sex. Unless thats what your looking for XD.
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sports/romance but with more sports action than romance
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I like romance comedy, comedy, mystery, a bit of adventure, definitely not hentai or ecchi... and some others
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o... and shoujo and shounen
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i love mature romance anime/manga like nana and paradise kiss. but i also like the ecchi comedy like ichigo, gto and golden boy.

can anyone recommend me to some works like this


i think Kimi wa Petto
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Jasminelym_1 wrote:


samsami0 wrote:

i love mature romance anime/manga like nana and paradise kiss. but i also like the ecchi comedy like ichigo, gto and golden boy.

can anyone recommend me to some works like this


i think Kimi wa Petto


thanks this looks nice. im gonna read it now
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mature romance!!
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ummmm......... for me I like something about mystery, comedy, romance
as long as it is not boring to read.......
maybe?? i'm not sure with my answer....
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Gore.
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shojo/fantasy/comedy
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Romance/comedy
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As i start to read more I think I agree with you, I have been reading a lot of shoujo's and I think a lot of them are better than shonen's and not just about sex. Unless thats what your looking for XD.


Today there are a lot of smutty (mostly one-shot or relatively short) shojo manga than in the past, indeed. But I think the smut usually is part of the comedy or story. Most of the shojo manga will make me close the book within 20 pages because they can be pretty similar and predictable. Writing about sex or something that's really (I mean really) funny takes creativity too. Not every shojo manga attracts the same readers, I guess. But I do think smut or anything else in most shojo/josei manga are pretty harmless. There are good authors.

Actually, I would love to see the male protagonist in shonen manga achieve something in his social/romantic/sex life after he has made efforts in improving personal image, and communication and social skills instead of remaining clueless and dumb all the time while being surrounded by a harem of females. But a lot of harem manga don't really have a plot anyway. And there are always those airheaded male characters in shonen and seinen who read and talk about nothing but porn magazines, collect women's underwear and even sexually harass. We all know that if they want sex and want to be a playboy or something, being a pervert won't get them anywhere and is not a good personal image. Those characters are really overused and sick. But a lot of shonen and seinen manga seem to glorify those characters and behaviour. There's something deep rooted in culture there I guess. It would be a huge discussion so I just stop here. There are also lots of repetitive cliches in shonen manga. It's still a good thing that today's shonen manga offer more diverse themes and characterisation than in the past and I've found some manga (in shonen, shojo, josei and seinen) that actually teach people something though the number of them is relatively small.
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kratos70 wrote:

As i start to read more I think I agree with you, I have been reading a lot of shoujo's and I think a lot of them are better than shonen's and not just about sex. Unless thats what your looking for XD.


Today there are a lot of smutty (mostly one-shot or relatively short) shojo manga than in the past, indeed. But I think the smut usually is part of the comedy or story. Most of the shojo manga will make me close the book within 20 pages because they can be pretty similar and predictable. Writing about sex or something that's really (I mean really) funny takes creativity too. Not every shojo manga attracts the same readers, I guess. But I do think smut or anything else in most shojo/josei manga are pretty harmless. There are good authors.

Actually, I would love to see the male protagonist in shonen manga achieve something in his social/romantic/sex life after he has made efforts in improving personal image, and communication and social skills instead of remaining clueless and dumb all the time while being surrounded by a harem of females. But a lot of harem manga don't really have a plot anyway. And there are always those airheaded male characters in shonen and seinen who read and talk about nothing but porn magazines, collect women's underwear and even sexually harass. We all know that if they want sex and want to be a playboy or something, being a pervert won't get them anywhere and is not a good personal image. Those characters are really overused and sick. But a lot of shonen and seinen manga seem to glorify those characters and behaviour. There's something deep rooted in culture there I guess. It would be a huge discussion so I just stop here. There are also lots of repetitive cliches in shonen manga. It's still a good thing that today's shonen manga offer more diverse themes and characterisation than in the past and I've found some manga (in shonen, shojo, josei and seinen) that actually teach people something though the number of them is relatively small.


I agree with you again, in a lot of shojo's the author puts a lot of shonen in the plot also, but in most shonen's there is barely any romance. It has always bugged me

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