Post Reply Are there any books about adults in love?
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Are there any books you would recommend about adult aged characters in romantic situations?

I'm not looking for drama or teenage love triangles, but something where the characters are adults in a healthy relationship.

Not necessarily H nt i material, but I'm not really opposed to H material either. The book "can" have that sort of thing, but I'm looking for something easily accessible on say Amazon.
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Technically Ah! My Goddess! is, yes. Looking through My Anime List's list of manga shows that there are others that may fit the technical definitions.

An example: https://myanimelist.net/manga/61413/4Rang which is apparently about a group of post-high school friends.
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Good adult-aged romance manga: (Some are very smutty, but none are hentai)

College Aged:
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Ah My Goddess!
Ai Yori Aoshi
Toshiue no Hito
Nozoki Ana
Love Hina


Working Adults:
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Happy Marriage?!
Ashita Dorobou
Bonnouji
Densha Otoko (AKA Train Man)
Molester Man (note: not actually about a molester)
Honeymoon Salad
Fujoshi Kanojo
Koibana Onsen
Little Girl (She is Young): Korean Webtoon
Oh My Sweet Alien
Orange Yane no Chiisana Ie
Servant x Service


One working, one student, but primarily not set in high school:
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Hitorimi Haduki-San To
Itoshi no Karin
Futari no Renai Shoka
Taiyou no Ie


Of those, Ah My Goddess!, Servant x Service, Happy Marriage, and Love Hina are all available on Amazon. The original Light Novel of Fujoshi Kanojo is also available (by the way, that's absolutely hilarious if you know enough about Otaku culture). Ai Yori Aoshi had been published in English, but was out of print last I checked.
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Princess Jellyfish would count for this as well, I guess.
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https://myanimelist.net/manga/688/Maison_Ikkoku


By Rumiko Takahashi. You might seem some of the same tropes, but this is because of how influential this seminal work is.
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Spice and Wolf. The ultimate love story.
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Ashitaba-san Chi no Muko Kurashi is one but I don't think you can buy it in English yet. Both adults are like in their early twenties. It does not have much translated yet but what is out is pretty good and funny.

Happy Negative Marriage is another I know of but not much translated. I don't think you can buy it for English yet.

Grand Blue is another one but it not much on romance. It is mostly a driving manga. Same creator as Baka to Test. This has beginning college.

My Bride is his Wife. This one I'm sure you are not going to find in English. It is old. I think it was made doing the early 90s. Short but good to read.

This one is not a manga but a Korean comic bit it is good. My ID is Gangnam Beauty.

Another Korean comic Witch Workshop. You can find to on Spottoon. It is very good.

Spotton might have what you are looking for. I know they have a some adult romance on there.
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Love Hina is teenager romance with a lot of fan service. iirc there was a 3+ romantic relation, though the cannon focuses on Naru and Keitarou. some of the fan service will either make you laugh or make your eyes roll...and i suspect it'll be the latter. it's mostly fan service, as it targets the shounen demographic.

as for suggestions, people seem to like Love So Life (i'm terrible with plot explanation, just read the plot over on wiki / mal / etc)
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Posted 12/1/16

mnmike wrote:

Servant x Service

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Ah! I loved the anime to Servant X Service, I'll have to find the books. Thank you!
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Some of these titles I haven't heard of before, thank you everyone!
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Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii - It's Difficult to Love an Otaku. its an ongoing series and a romcom
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Posted 12/1/16
can check out some josei
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gornotck wrote:

Princess Jellyfish would count for this as well, I guess.


Really wish they continued the animation, it ended so abruptly.
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Vahvi wrote:


gornotck wrote:

Princess Jellyfish would count for this as well, I guess.


Really wish they continued the animation, it ended so abruptly.


It really did, as the series gets better after that point.
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