Post Reply Manga where the 'other guy' gets the girl
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So often in Shoujo manga there is a love triangle.
Most of the time you know off the bat who the girl will end up with.
But sometimes you just wish she'd actually choose the 'other guy' as the other guy is usually better, just not who she's 'in love' with or whatever.
So my question is,

Do you know of any manga where the other guy actually gets the girl?


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Not that it isn't obvious, but you might want to put a spoiler warning in the thread title.

As for the topic... Yeah, Hirunaka no Ryuusei is the only one that comes to mind... I loved that it did that! I have heard that there are some shoujo mangaka who will base the ending on reader polls, though. If I remember correctly, that comment was made about the mangaka who does Tsubasa to Hotaru, Nana Haruta, so you might want to check out some of her earlier work.
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You are right that it doesn't happen very often, and it's almost never done as well as in Hirunaka no Ryuusei. I've read a couple really bad shoujo or josei shorts that had similar plot lines, but I can't remember their titles.

But it also depends a little bit on the scope of your question. For example:

The only things (manga or anime) I can think of where a girl chooses a different guy than typical logic would have you believe are:

- Naruto



- In the anime version of Kimikiss: Pure Rouge



- In the anime of Nagi no Asukara




That being said, I know of more examples where the guy chooses "the other girl":

- In "Is This Girl For Real",



- In Koimoku



- In the anime version of Akeneiro ni Somaru Saka



- In the anime version of Mashiroiro Symphony:


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But sometimes you just wish she'd actually choose the 'other guy' as the other guy is usually better, just not who she's 'in love' with or whatev
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Megzilicos wrote:


But sometimes you just wish she'd actually choose the 'other guy' as the other guy is usually better, just not who she's 'in love' with or whatever.





ahh, I can not put into words how deeply I've felt about this .The girl never ends up with the other guy,for whom I usually root for.

that's all,I just wanted to take a load of my heavy heart,sorry for disturbing you, have a nice day good sir
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Absolute Boyfriend.
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Not that it isn't obvious, but you might want to put a spoiler warning in the thread title.

As for the topic... Yeah, Hirunaka no Ryuusei is the only one that comes to mind... I loved that it did that! I have heard that there are some shoujo mangaka who will base the ending on reader polls, though. If I remember correctly, that comment was made about the mangaka who does Tsubasa to Hotaru, Nana Haruta, so you might want to check out some of her earlier work.



Hey, it was my first day using this site so I apologise for my ignorance.
I managed to figure out how to place a 'spoiler' tag in the messages but I can't seem to find a way to change the title, i'll be more careful from now on.
I didn't know about reader polls, thats an awesome idea so I'll look into that thanks!
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i read one recently that was pretty satisfying... Tonari no Atashi. I reviewed it on MU, and it does have a rough beginning but I did very much enjoy the ending.

Another one I've tried was Uwasa no Midori-kun!!... but it was awful, couldn't even finish it. Read maybe half of it before i threw up my hands in disgust.

there's a few threads on baka-updates that have suggestions too


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Absolute Boyfriend.


yeah no... sure she ends up with the second guy but
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