Top 20 Romance manga you should read right now. [2024 List]

Romance manga you should read right now.

What is this genre all about? Romance describes a story that deals with love between two or more characters typically also having an optimistic ending. Romance is also a difficulty encountered when creating a harem.

We present you the list of Romance manga you should read right now.

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20. Dandadan

Dandadan

Ghosts, monsters, aliens, teen romance, battles...and the kitchen sink! This series has it all! Takakura, an occult maniac who doesn't believe in ghosts, and Ayase, a girl who doesn't believe in aliens, try to overcome their differences when they encounter the paranormal! This manga is out of this world!

Dandadan is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ダンダダン, Dandadan

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19. Kaette kudasai! Akutsu-san

Kaette kudasai! Akutsu-san

Timid Ooyama keeps to himself at school, and he certainly never gets involved with Akutsu Riko, a delinquent as buxom as she is notorious. But when she turns up at his apartment out of the blue, what’s he supposed to do, kick her out? She’s gorgeous! And scary! But things get complicated when Akutsu asks to stay the night, then starts turning up over and over again after school–reading Ooyama’s manga, sprawling out on his bed, and digging up his smut stash. Why exactly is she claiming his life as her hangout?! She makes it clear there’s no way she could possibly like him, but the teasing threatens to boil over into something more in this sexy yet adorable slice-of-life rom-com!

Please Go Home, Akutsu-san! is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 帰ってください! 阿久津さん, 求妳快走吧,阿久津!, Please Go Home, Akutsu-san!, Yankee Musume, ヤンキー娘

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18. Kininatteru Hito ga Otoko ja Nakatta

Kininatteru Hito ga Otoko ja Nakatta

Kininatteru Hito ga Otoko ja Nakatta depicts the love story between a high school girl and her classmate who she mistakes as a guy outside of school. They eventually bond over their shared taste in rock music.



Note: Kininatteru Hito ga Otoko ja Nakatta began as a web comic released on the author's Twitter account since April 10, 2022, and published in print by Kadokawa since April 19, 2023.

The Guy She Was Interested in Wasn't a Guy At All is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 気になってる人が男じゃなかった, The Person She Fell For Wasn't A Boy, Ki ni Natteru Hito ga Otoko Janakatta, Kinninaru Hito ga Otoko Jyanakatta

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17. Yaoshenji

Yaoshenji

In his past life, although too weak to protect his home when it counted, out of grave determination Nie Li became the strongest Demon Spiritist and stood at the pinnacle of the martial world. However, he lost his life during the battle with the Sage Emperor and six deity-ranked beasts.

His soul was then brought back to when he was still 13 years old. Although he's the weakest in his class with the lowest talent, having only a red soul realm and a weak one at that, with the aid of the vast knowledge which he accumulated from his previous life, he decided to train faster than anyone could expect. He also decided to help those who died nobly in his previous life to train faster as well.

He aims to protect the city from the coming future of being devastated by demon beasts and the previous fate of ending up destroyed. He aims to protect his lover, friends, family and fellow citizens who died in the beast assault or its aftermath. And he aims to destroy the so-called Sacred family who arrogantly abandoned their duty and betrayed the city in his past life.

Tales of Demons and Gods is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Yaoshenji

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16. Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu

Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu

A "fearsome psycho-thriller" centering on "the dark side of adolescence." The manga centers on Kyoutarou Ichikawa, a person at the very bottom caste of his school, and who hides murderous impulse that lurks at the very bottom of his soul.

The Dangers in My Heart is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 僕の心のヤバイやつ, The Bad Part of My Heart, BokuYaba, 我心里危险的东西, 내 마음의 위험한 놈

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15. Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san

Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san

Nagatoro is a freshman girl in high school who loves bullying her Senpai. But he puts up with it, even after being put through all kinds of embarrassing situations, because he's in love with her.

Please don't bully me, Nagatoro is currently publishing and has 154 Chapters. It is also Known as: イジらないで、長瀞さん, Please don't bully me, Nagatoro-san, Please don't bully me, Nagatoro

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14. Ao no Hako

Ao no Hako

Taiki Inomata is on the boys' badminton team at sports powerhouse Eimei Junior and Senior High. He's in love with basketball player Chinatsu Kano, the older girl he trains alongside every morning in the gym. One Spring day, their relationship takes a sharp turn ... And thus begins this brand-new series of love, sports and youth!

Blue Box is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: アオのハコ, Ao no Hako

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13. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen

As leaders of their prestigious academy’s student council, Kaguya and Miyuki are the elite of the elite! But it’s lonely at the top… Luckily for them, they’ve fallen in love! There’s just one problem—they both have too much pride to admit it. And so begins the daily scheming to get the object of their affection to confess their romantic feelings first… Love is a war you win by losing.



Notes:
- The first 10 chapters were published in Monthly Miracle Jump. It switched to Weekly Young Jump starting with Ch. 11, with the chapter count being reset. This entry still includes the first 10 chapters from Miracle Jump.
- Winner of the 65th Shogakukan Manga Award for "Best General Manga" category in 2019.

Kaguya-sama: Love is War has finished publishing and it has 281 Chapters. It is also Known as: かぐや様は告らせたい~天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦~, Kaguya Wants to be Confessed To: The Geniuses' War of Love and Brains

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12. Shounen no Abyss

Shounen no Abyss

Reiji’s life is as miserable as the small town he can’t escape. The most interesting thing that’s ever happened there is a double suicide down by the river. Does Reiji have any power over his fate, or will he too fall into the abyss?

Boy's Abyss is currently publishing and has 184 Chapters. It is also Known as: 少年のアビス, World End Boy Meets Girl

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11. Horimiya

Horimiya

At school, Kyouko Hori is known for being smart, attractive, and popular. On the other hand, her classmate, the boring, gloomy Izumi Miyamura tends to get painted as a "loser fanboy." But when a liberally pierced and tattooed (not to mention downright gorgeous) Miyamura appears unexpectedly on the doorstep of secretly plain-Jane homebody Hori, these two similarly dissimilar teenagers discover that there are multiple sides to every story...and person!



Notes:
-Includes 20 extra chapters.
-The 17th volume got released on July 18, 2023. This was 2 years after its original ending. This new volume included 10 extra chapters.

Note: Chapter count includes 20 extra chapters.

Horimiya has finished publishing and it has 152 Chapters. It is also Known as: ホリミヤ, Horimiya

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10. Koe no Katachi

Koe no Katachi

Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can't hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target, and Shoya and his friends goad each other into devising new tortures for her. But the children's cruelty goes too far. Shoko is forced to leave the school, and Shoya ends up shouldering all the blame. Six years later, the two meet again. Can Shoya make up for his past mistakes, or is it too late?

A Silent Voice has finished publishing and it has 64 Chapters. It is also Known as: 聲の形, The Shape of Voice

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9. Otomege Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu

Otomege Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu

Leon, a former Japanese worker, was reincarnated into an “otome game” world, and despaired at how it was a world where females hold dominance over males. It was as if men were just livestock that served as stepping stones for females in this world. The only exceptions were the game’s romantic targets, a group of handsome men led by the crown prince.

In these bizarre circumstances, Leon held one weapon: his knowledge from his previous world, where his brazen sister had forced him to complete this game. Leon, who really just wants to to live as a shut-in in the countryside, uses that knowledge to raise a ferocious revolt against the women and handsome men.

Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 乙女ゲー世界はモブに厳しい世界です, The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs, Thế Giới Otomegame Thật Khắc Nghiệt Với Nhân Vật Quần Chúng, 乙女游戏世界对路人角色很不友好, 여성향 게임 세계는 엑스트라에게 어려운 세상입니다

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8. The Broken Ring: This Marriage Will Fail Anyway

The Broken Ring: This Marriage Will Fail Anyway

When six-year-old Inés laid eyes on the handsome heir to House Escalante, she promptly made the boy her fiancé. Since noble men are all the same, she figured she might as well choose a pretty one. But Lord Cárcel isn't ready for this sort of commitment just yet, and he spends the next decade and a half avoiding the marriage at all costs! Luckily, that's no trouble for Inés, as this marriage failing is exactly what she wants. In fact, he has her blessing to sow his wild oats as long as he stays out of her business. Unfortunately, being a playboy isn't as fun when your fiancée gives you permission. And doesn't this mean she's cheating on him too? Now, Cárcel is determined to change Inés' mind about him and prove he can be the husband she's always wanted.

The Broken Ring: This Marriage Will Fail Anyway is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: El Anillo Roto: Este matrimonio fracasará de todos modos, This Marriage Is Bound to Sink Anyway, 反正这段婚姻注定失败

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7. Tokyo卍Revengers

Tokyo卍Revengers

Hanagaki Takemichi was once a low-life punk, but after biting off more than he could chew with a gang in middle school, he ran away from his old life. Now that he’s an adult, the gang that once terrorized him has grown into the largest gang in Tokyo, and they’ve started killing people–including his old girlfriend! After learning this news, a mysterious force on a train platform shoves Takemichi right in front of an approaching train. As his life flashes before his eyes, he blinks to find himself transported back to middle school, before he fled from the gang! Now he has the chance to right what went wrong all those years ago. Can he save his girlfriend’s life in the future–and what else might he change if he’s rewriting the past?



Notes:
- Winner of the Shounen Manga category of the 44th annual Kodansha Manga Awards.
- Includes 1 extra chapter.

Tokyo Revengers has finished publishing and it has 278 Chapters. It is also Known as: 東京卍リベンジャーズ, Tokyo Manji Revengers, Toukyou Revengers, Toukyou卍Revengers

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6. I Will Change the Genre

I Will Change the Genre

I reincarnated into my favorite novel genre. I became the villainous aunt who mistreats the young protagonist. But I felt sorry for my nephew who would grow up as a protagonist in a revenge plot, so I’ll try to take care of my nephew until his uncle shows up and takes him as per the original plot.

Source: MU

I Will Change the Genre is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: It's Time to Change the Genre, I Will Make an Effort to Change the Genre

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5. I Have a Mansion In The Post-Apocalyptic World

I Have a Mansion In The Post-Apocalyptic World

Jiang Chen crossed into the judgment day after the nuclear war, and there was a mess everywhere. In order to survive, Jiang Chen led the refugees to establish a base area and set up a federation. Then carry the judgment day's technology and return to the true world. Change the political structure of the earth, rescue the world in a critical moment, and establish the Great Union of Earth Federation! Expanding the territory and fighting the threat from the sky.

(source: Webnovel)

I Have a Mansion In The Post-Apocalyptic World is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: У меня есть особняк в мире постапокалипсиса!, I have a suite in the last days

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4. Jigoku Raku

Jigoku Raku

Gabimaru the Hollow is one of the most vicious assassins ever to come out of the ninja village of Iwagakure. He’s ruthlessly efficient, but a betrayal results in him being handed a death sentence. He has only one hope—in order to earn his freedom, he must travel to a long-hidden island and recover an elixir that will make the shogun immortal. Failure is not an option. On this island, heaven and hell are just a hair’s breadth away.

Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku has finished publishing and it has 127 Chapters. It is also Known as: 地獄楽, Jigokuraku, Paradition, Heavenhell, Jigoku Raku (KAKU Yuuji)

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3. Douluo Dalu II: Jueshi Tangmen

Douluo Dalu II: Jueshi Tangmen

A land without magic, dou-qi, martial arts, but have essence spirits. This is the combat continent 10,000 years after the formation of Tang Sect. A new hero and his friend walks the land, a new "Seven Monsters of Shrek", will they keep up the name of the Tang Sect? Or will it crumble due to a new essence system?

Douluo Dalu II: Jueshi Tangmen is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 绝世唐门(漫画), Soul Land 2, Soul Land II, Soulland II

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2. Gyeolhon Jangsa

Gyeolhon Jangsa

Bianca de Blanchefort. The wife of Zachary de Arno, thrown out of Arno family after his death due to her self-indulgent, frivolous, and immoral behavior. She had nowhere to go, the Blanchefort family having already fallen to ruin, and was more or less kicked to a convent out in the border. A woman who ultimately met her end on a cold stone floor. A villainess with no honor: that was Bianca’s life before she went back in time. “Is this truly reality? Did I really travel back to the past?” This was neither a dream nor a hallucination. This feeling of hunger, fatigue, the vivid sense of everything around her… This was all real. If this was indeed reality… If God truly gave her one more precious chance…! ‘I’m going to carry out a business. A marriage is a business in the end. Zachary’s child will be the perfect source of financial support. I’m sure my dowry will remain safe too. I won’t have to lose the Blanchefort or Arno territories to that damned viscount either.’ Then whether it be through seduction or persuasion, she needed to give birth to her husband, Zachary’s child. “How much was my dowry exactly?” “400 calves, 900 pigs, 100 units of silverware, 300 rolls of silk, 2 crates of jewels, and a portion of a territory… Equivalent to a two-year budget for the Arno county.” “Don’t you think you should compensate for that?”

Gyeolhon Jangsa is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Marriage of Convenience, The Marriage Business

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1. Mawangeun Hagwone Ganda

Mawangeun Hagwone Ganda

I died while I was reading hate comments on my novel.

I was already in shock over my death, but some 'Grim Reaper' appeared and told me that being a bad writer was a sin. To atone and make it into heaven, I was told I needed to survive past the ending in one of my novels.

And so, I entered the novel 'The Demon King is Dead'...

"Damn it all!! Why did this have to happen to me?!"

By all misfortune, the character I possesed was the Demon Prince, a character with no combat abilities—who dies at the very start of the story!!

The Demon Prince goes to the Academy is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Mawangeun Hagwone Ganda

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