& by OKAZAKI Mari
Genre: Josei, drama, Mature, romance, slice of life
Aoki Kaoru is a 26-year-old woman who has never had a boyfriend. Normally unattached and unmotivated in her own life, Kaoru decides to start up a nail salon as a side business in addition to her regular job as a medical dispatcher. Although having a severe aversion to physical touch, she is forced to confront that fear when she meets a man who can´t help but touch others.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/ee39296d-80a0-4adb-8d64-77fd7a5a2038
9 Banme no Musashi by TAKAHASHI Miyuki
Genre: Shoujo, action, adventure, drama, gender bender, romance, slice of life
Exotic. Smart. Lethal. Musashi #9 doesn’t live the life of a normal teenager. Her’s is full of intrigue, violence, and death. Some people want to change the world. This sixteen-year-old girl can. Deep ideological, religious, and social differences drive the world closer to destruction, and the innocent masses suffer while politicians huddle in safety. One ultra-secret organization is committed to preserving world peace, and their top agent goes by the code name Musashi #9. This agent battles terrorists and extremists, while bringing hope to the people she saves. The world may be a dangerous place, but it’s a whole lot safer with Musashi #9 in it.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/13852/9-banme-no-musashi
Abide in the wind by Shin Weol
Genre: Shounen, action, adventure, fantasy, drama, romance
Reana lives peacefully in a small town deep in the province of the Earthside Kingdom. She has a loving father, an interesting job and the childlike trust in the people around her… But everything changes after she encounters a dying dragon. He is the last one of his kind and possesses the power which can shake the world – what a great titbit for others! And so Reana is thrown into turmoil, into the desperate search for answers – while the hunt after her begins.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/2639/abide-in-the-wind/
Bibi by CHOI Kyung-ah
Genre: Shoujo, school life, romance, drama
Nabi has a talent for copying any piece of clothing she sees. Due to lack of money, she has given up her dream of becoming a great designer to help her mother with her imitations shop. During the Seoul Fashion Festival, Nabi meets Jehu, an over-excited guy who attends Baekje Art School. She will regain her confidence and try to enter this famous school…
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/4207/bibi/
Chikita gugu by TONO
Genre: Shoujo, drama, fantasy, comedy
After his whole family was eaten as a child, Chikita Gugu is the sole survivor of the legendary Gugu clan. Now he’s a teenager and people are coming to him for help, even though he has no training or ability! Luckily he’s not alone. Laa Lam Delal, the yokai who killed his family, is watching over him, waiting for him to ripen…
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/52430/chikita-gugu
Don Dracula by TEZUKA Osamu
Genre: Shounen, comedy, horror, fantasy
After living in Transylvania for several years, “Earl Dracula” (as Osamu Tezuka’s official website calls him in English) has moved to Japan. In the Nerima Ward of Tokyo, he and his daughter, Chocola, and faithful servant Igor continue to live in the castle.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/fdd7a2f8-f594-4c55-a27d-672678cf56fb/don-dracula
Four Daughters of Armian by SHIN Il-Sook
Genre: Shoujo, adventure, tragedy, fantasy, historical, romance, drama
Once in Armian, Re-Manu XXXVII is awaiting her death. As it goes for years in history, the dying queen foretold the fate of her four daughters. Divination that would lead them toward their fate, and significance to determine the successor to rule Armian. The beautiful Swarda is fated to marry a throne man of Persia. The smart and calm Aspasya will encounter a great leader of history. But fate has its own plan to fool with their destiny. The first and the fourth daughter have their fates entangled, to both inherit the title of Re-Manu. There can’t be a country with two leaders, so one has to given way to another. And of course it won’t be the cold-hearted and ambitious Manua to give up the crown, who decides to exile her youngest sister.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/3941/four-daughters-of-armian
Gengetsurou Kitan by Ima Ichiko
Genre: Comedy, mystery, supernatural, historical, Shounen-ai
Shouichirou Tsurugi is the master of an well-established, upscale miso shop. He’s a noted “prodigal son” and an eccentric “Jack of all trades, master of none.” He’s also the patron of a suspicious male geisha, Yosaburou, who will do anything for money and has no talent, except for telling ghost stories. It may or may not be true that the young master is making amorous advances toward Yosaburou! Every night, the parlor of a restaurant in the red light district called Ghost Moon Tower showcases mysterious tales that interweave “strange things” and people’s other desires.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/29077/gengetsurou-kitan
Hanasakeru Seishounen by ITSUKI Natsumi
Genre: Shoujo, romance, drama
Set in the modern era, the story follows the path to romance of fourteen-year-old Kajika Burnsworth, daughter of powerful industrialist Harry Burnsworth, owner of the Burnsworth international conglomerate giant. Kajika agrees to participate in a “marriage game” with her father, in which she must select her future husband out of three men that her father has supposedly preselected for her.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/28057/hanasakeru-seishounen/
Hareguu by Kindaichi Renjuurou
Genre: Shounen, comedy
Sequel to Jungle wa Itsumo Haré Nochi Guu (https://mangadex.org/title/5200/jungle-wa-itsumo-hare-nochi-guu)
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/18894/hareguu
Heavenly match by ALIC
Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy, drama, psychological, romance, shoujo, supenatural
A young girl accidentally awakens a guardian spirit sealed within a sword. Together they will face many challenges in order to complete a mysterious mission given by the gods. They meet other summoners and spirits, face demons, and details about their past lives are revealed.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/6481/heavenly-match
Homework of the heart by Go Ara
Genre: Shoujo, drama, romance, slice of life, supernatural
My first ever love disappeared 13 years ago… and came back as a vampire.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/49135/homework-of-the-heart
JANE by TACHIBANA Mizuki & SAKURA Rinko
Genre: Adventure, Sci-fi, shounen ai
‘Jane’ portrays the adventures of the crew of Janeth V, Earth’s fastest spaceship. As it belongs to an interplanetary alliance, this spaceship is the workplace of humans as well as aliens. Their aim is respect for the order of space and discovery of new worlds. This is quite an unusual manga due to the fact that the authors collaborated with an astronomer to develop the technical side of the story and depict facts about space travel accurately.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/5e38ec22-42f6-4fb4-b9f8-82b60d9ae205/jane
The Jinx’s Lover by Ji-Hye Han & GuSeul
Genre: Shoujo, romance, drama, supernatural
The beautiful goddess of fortune hidden by a rich man came to the life of the poor and unlucky me.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/20871/the-jinx-s-lover
Kaguyahime by SHIMIZU Reiko
Genre: Shoujo, drama, gender bender, horror, mystery, romance, sci-fi
On Kabuchi-jima, an island ruled by Princess Kaguya, ten children were raised as sacrificial victims. Several of the children thought they had escaped their fate when they escaped the island. But nearly a decade later, the kids are still dying in the order and at the time they would have as sacrifices… Their only hope now is to reunite and return to the island to seek out and destroy the source–the legend, the blood-lusting Moon Princess–before time runs out.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/6381/kaguya-hime/
Karubania Monogatari by TONO
Genre: Shoujo, comedy, drama, romance, slice of life
Eque is a popular, beautiful crossdressing woman and Tania is a playful queen. This is their unique and interesting royal comedy. Tales of ambition, dark plans, the secrets of royalty and ghosts. Plus love, misunderstanding and the pride of a woman are involved?!
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/36434/karubania-monogatari
Kouji Hanauta by ASOU Mikoto
Genre: Josei, slice of life, drama
The sequel to Roji Koibana. Tsubaki Nishiyama, who manages an order-made shoe workshop, worked hard to be trusted by everybody. But she realized that she was now thirty years old, and her love had been rejected. Yes, this is the forked road of her life… Master Tsubaki, in the alleyway of Kyoto, will work hard on both her job, and her love!
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/850e84c1-cad8-4fa2-bea9-cb41fcedacc5/kouji-hanauta
Kyou mo Tsuki ga Kirei by Kinoshita keiko
Genre: Yaoi, romance
Eita, who just started to live with his lover Niki whom he dated since high school. He expected a sweet and happy life, but the reality was not sweet at all. Eita sees that Niki is meeting a girl on a blind date at the karaoke…
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/e5b07c16-68b2-4f07-84c5-0e42b83a9eb3/kyou-mo-tsuki-ga-kirei
Nanairo Inko by Tezuka Osamu
Genre: Shounen, Mystery, action, romance
Rainbow Parakeet is a genius actor and a fantastic mimic, but also a thief. He can act out any role to the best of his abilities, while robbing the richest members of the audience during his performances. His methods are a mystery, even to the detectives charged with apprehending him: Police Inspector Senri and his daughter, Police Detective Mariko Senri.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/58987/nanairo-inko/
Natsuko no Sake by OZE Akira
Genre: Seinen, drama, slice of life
After living in Tokyo for two years, Natsuko returns to her hometown to visit her sick brother, who seeks to make the best sake from some legendary rice… If only he could find some…
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/62325/natsuko-no-sake/
Norman by TEZUKA Osamu
Genre: Shounen, Sci fi, adventure, fantasy, drama
500 Million years ago the Moon was populated but under threat. Their leader, Prince Norman, decided to reach through space and time to recruit people with immense psychic power to defend his home, but will they be in time?
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Papa told me by HARUNO Nanae
Genre: Josei, comedy, drama, slice of life
The heart-warming story of a young girl named Chise and the Papa who’s her No. 1 in the whole world.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/31916/papa-told-me
POPS by IKUEMI Ryou
Genre: Shoujo, romance, school life, drama
Kusuko has a secret crush on the resident class playboy, Mishima. But with his constant rotation of ever changing girls on his arm, she keeps a safe distance. Mishima takes her stand-off-ish attitude for coldness and confronts her about it; however, they manage to overcome the misunderstandings and even begin dating! The more she gets to know him, the harder she finds herself falling, but one day, she overhears him talking to another girl on the phone…
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/f767da3f-a529-4e9e-ae45-15f2e7edea43/pops
Sabbath Cafe by YACHI Emiko
Genre: Shoujo, drama, psychological, school life
There’s a new student at St. George International School, and soon he becomes one of the most talked-about students. Even though it’s an international school in Tokyo, Japan, the new student (Yonogi Dai) is a Japanese boy. Dai was raised in the US and recently came to Japan for the first time. Dai turns out to be a distant person, uncaring about other people and those who want to be his friends. He looks quite cute and gentle but he’s actually unsocial and can be harsh. Derry Morton who’s very popular and well liked among the student just wants to ignore this cold Dai, but being the kind hearted (and nosy) boy that he is, he begins to approach Dai.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/33327/sabbath-cafe
Sandwich Girl by HAN Yu-Rang
Genre: Shoujo, comedy, drama, romance, school life
Lee Jaekyung, a violent girl, just wants to live a peaceful and normal high school life. She goes to the same high school that her crush, Yu Minwoo attends, and even learned to sew and cook just for him. She finally sees him again when he gives his student body president speech, but she also finds out that the annoying playboy Sejoon Kang, is also at her school. How does Jaekyung know Sejoon? What will happen next?
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/5550/sandwich-girl
Sekai de Ichiban Yasashii Ongaku by OZAWA Mari
Genre: Josei, drama, comedy, romance, slife of life
A cute and touching story of a single mother, Sumireko, and her daughter, Nozomi. The manga starts off with Nozomi being sixteen years old in the first chapter, then hops back to before she was born. Finally with the third chapter starts the “real” story, when Non-Non (Nozomi) is three years old.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/46604/the-world-s-most-tender-music
Shi to Kanojo to Boku by KAWAGUCHI Madoka
Genre: Shoujo, drama, horror, mystery, romance, supernatural
Yukari is a girl who can see the deceased. Yusaku is a boy who can hear any phenomena that has a voice. Through their encounters with the inhuman, they learn fear, sadness, and compassion; and grow as humans.
Mangadex reader link: https://mangadex.org/title/7182/shi-to-kanojo-to-boku