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    labp is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Romance with adults

    Im tired of school romance... now i wanna a romance with adults, anybody knows? like love junkies, but not necessary with hot scenes....

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    Emma (a.k.a. Victorian Romance Emma) tells the story of the romance between an upper-class gentleman in Victorian England and a working-class maid. Can they overcome the class and societal barriers that stand in their way?

    Dance Till Tomorrow tells the story of a struggling young actor who wakes up to find an unknown woman asleep next to him, as well as the fact that he has inherited his grandfather's fortune. Who is this woman, and is she only after his money? (Warning: Quite a lot of sex scenes... it's a very physical relationship at first)

    Maison Ikkoku tells the story of a college student who falls in love with the young widowed landlady of his apartment. Will he ever be able to grow up to become a man that she can rely on, and can she let go of the memories of her dead husband?

    ... and I'm wondering whether I should include Koi Kaze or Living Game. Although one of the partners is an adult, the other is most definitely of high school age, so... ?? (plus, Koi Kaze has incest).

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    No on Koi Kaze, because the younger partner is still in school, but yes Living Game because the younger partner is out of school, working, and trying to live as an adult.

    I second all of Dizzy's list -- especially Emma -- and add to it Honeymoon Salad, which has a rather complicated and sweet triangle that works on all three legs.

    ... and I'm wondering whether to include Chokotto Sister. The major romances are between adults, but the focus is on the antics of the little sister.

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    NANA.

    NANA.

    NANA.

    You definitely want to read Nana.

    I'd also second Maison Ikkoku - but this is one genre that my recommendation of Nana is PERFECT for.
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    *slaps forehead*

    I knew there was another one I wanted to mention, but couldn't remember what. Yes, Nana.

    (We need more josei series in English.)

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    Wow - you must be just as sick of middle/high school romances as I am! Frankly, I'm grateful for the recommendations here - it expands my list a good bit.

    If you want a real, live romance, I don't know of many (scanslated) that fill the bill. There are, however some others that may or may not meet your requirements. As with manga for younger audiences, they're usually romance and something else.

    Yume de Aetara - basically an adult version of a shounen romantic comedy. Male lead is a junior salaryman - the usual klutzy guy with a golden heart, female lead is a kindergarten teacher. She's very attractive, and also cautious and untrusting of men, which is why she keeps edging closer to the male lead. It's supposed to calm down and get a little less slap-sticky after a few volumes.

    Hataraki Man - Josei. I'm not sure how much romance there is in this yet - not much is yet translated. It's definitely not kids stuff, though.

    And if you can stand people with adult issues related to an arts college, I'd have to recommend Honey and Clover, which is an excellent josei romance, at least from looking at the (superb) anime. The manga has just started scanslation.

    The sad part is that I know there are a lot of salaryman manga out there. I'm guessing that there are also a lot of Office Lady manga out there as well. And frankly, seeing more stuff like Hataraki Man really interests me. One thing that makes these rare is that it's a lot harder to translate seinen and josei manga than shounen and shoujo.

    Oh, and a special honorable mention for my favorite seinen (or is it maybe josei? How do you tell?) guilty pleasure of the moment: II Hito. Klisis is re-releasing it over at Janimes, and it's out through volume 4 or so on #lurk. There's really not any romance in it, but it's not for lack of women interested in the protagonist...
    Not really the love+hate god, but the pic (from Midori no Hibi) is just too funny... Blog? Yeah.

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    Man, you must have a lot of patience if you can stand reading Maison Ikkoku so long. I'm up to Volume 5, and each volume is liek massive. All the stuff's the same, it's like Pastel, with it's slow as hell progression.

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    does paradise kiss included?

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    I heard Paradise Kiss is a good manga... it's by the same manga-ka as Nana (Yazawa Ai). It's a josei too, I think - those tend to be adult romances.

    Maison Ikkoku is a great manga, though! It's actually not quite the same - things do begin to change later in the series. Years do pass in the story, after all.
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