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    slyven is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Looking for Romance manga in the spirit of I's

    Yeah like the title said. looking for something like I's or Love Hina (with a little more realism. Though I can forgo that). Something in which the characters are mostly 18/19+ or at the uni 'stage.'

    I was reading Pastel and I noticed that I couldn't help but think it was a bit...childish is not the right word, but something close to it. I remember reading I's once and though it got a bit emo (as in, it made me feel bad XD) I enjoyed it. And Love Hina was my first manga period. So I am looking for something along those lines. Not so much teenage love. I am not looking for Hentai, but something a little more...adult. Mature really.

    Any suggestions?
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    pseudorandom is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Living Game, perhaps? Fails on the harem aspect, but wins on the realism and adulthood plot.
    Today is always the most enjoyable day. Just ask Yotsuba.

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    slyven is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Hmm, I looked it up and it sounds interesting. I'll go read a few chapters. Anymore?

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    dizzcity is offline Senior Member Long Time Member
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    Don't have time to write summaries, but:

    Maison Ikkoku
    REC
    Yume de Aetara

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    slyven is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Still didn't get around to Living game yet, but I have free time tmw. I have read Maison Ikkoku, it was pleasant. It wasn't great, but I liked it and time well spent. Rec and Yume De Aetara, if they are like MI and better, that should be good. Thing about Living game is it sounds like 'Guy adopts girl' thing cause she is 15. I don't wanna think about the other possibilities XD

    Edit: Wow, REC and Yume sound good too. Sure its skips the Uni stage I might be looking for but it is probably what I want =D

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    pseudorandom is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    University romances are hard to find -- I'm always pleasantly surprised when I do. Most of them are shoujo, though, so I'm not sure whether they're what you're looking for. (One, Venus in Love, is even licensed, to my amused amazement.)
    Today is always the most enjoyable day. Just ask Yotsuba.

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    jamie1990 is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Dance 'Till Tomorrow. I think it's exactly what you're looking for.
    http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=3445

    Also seconding Living Game.
    Last edited by jamie1990; 02-05-2008 at 12:33 PM.

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    housie is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Recommendations

    Mars
    Kare Kano
    Crimson Hero (still a bit childish but very good too)
    Immortal Rain

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    be0wulf is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Nodame Cantabile
    Honey & Clover
    Suzuka
    Ichigo 100%

    I'd say School Days, but i won't.


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    I strongly recommend Mars.

 

 
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