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Old 2009-02-28, 00:04   Link #1
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Romance Manga (no love triangles)

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Hi.
I'm looking for romance manga that are similar to Suzuka(all time favorite).
Pretty much I'm looking for romance manga that focus on 2 people nothing like Peach girl.
No love triangles or harems.
I know that their is always a 3rd person trying to intervene in the relationship, but as long as the main character does not take the entire manga series to decide which girl/guy he/she likes is ok.
some the qualify so far are

Mysterious Girlfriend X (like it a lot)
Kare Kano.
Unbalance x Unbalance. (although so far their not a couple but you can tell)
Change 123 (Action/Romance you can say that this series may qualify as a harem but all the different girls share the same body so I don't know).
Kimi no Iru Machi (is pretty new so far there is a fierce love triangle going on, but is the same author as Suzuka and Suzuka kind of started the same way, but then it got really good)
Futari Ecchi (Excellent series, dont really mind the ecchi stuff)

some manga series that do not qualify so you get an idea are
Ichigo 100%( harem, good series but is not what I'm looking for)
Peach girl (perfect example)

I would like mangas that are already in their last volumes or are already finished.
I started reading Junai Tokkou Taichou but it seems like in their lasted volumes (not yet translated) the main male character disappears and the main female character starts getting into another male character (kind of like peach girl). which is what I'm trying to avoid.

so as long as the love triangles don't last the entire series and only 1 or 2 chapters I'm ok with it.

also for those that have read Asatte Dance I like and dislike this manga because half the time you cant really understand if the main female character is really in love with the main male character or not. It is resolved in the end but it seemed rushed and unexpected.

Also the series does not have to strictly be about romance(action, comedy, horror), just as long as romance plays a BIG role in the story I'm ok with.

No gender bender stuff pls.

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Old 2009-02-28, 01:48   Link #2
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I'd suggest:

High School Debut
Fruits Basket
Stroke Material- If you don't mind Smut.
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Old 2009-02-28, 02:10   Link #3
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I suggest Kimagure Orange Road and I''s. The storylines are really good and no significant love triangles. I highly recommend them.
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Old 2009-02-28, 06:38   Link #4
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I suggest Kimagure Orange Road and I''s. The storylines are really good and no significant love triangles.
You're kidding, right? Both stories are filled with love triangle(s).

For something that hardly has any solid triangles, but a GREAT story, you could try Itazura na Kiss. I've just finished seeing the anime and the manga seems even better.
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Old 2009-02-28, 23:01   Link #5
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Itazura na Kiss is great I have read the managa and watched the anime, to be honest I like the anime better, for some reason.

I guess I just want something that is focused on a couple like kare kano and Suzuka are.
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Old 2009-03-01, 12:12   Link #6
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uh but suzuka had a triangle, a triangle that even included a dead guy.

from what you've said aoi yori aoshi, mostly focuses on one couple aoi and karou, i mean love hina is mostly no triangle buisness
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Old 2009-03-01, 13:56   Link #7
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No, Love Hina has lots of love polygons, not even a single triangle. That's the very definition of harem mangas.

As for another romance manga - which, admittedly, could be considered to have a "triangle", but a very non standard one, if you should choose to categorize it as one - is Skip Beat. Give it a try.
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Old 2009-03-01, 14:29   Link #8
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REC is ongoing, but theres a good 9 volumes out its pretty much the relationship between a typical office worker and a budding idol

Koi Kaze, be warned theres incest at least it fits your criteria.

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Chobits

Genshiken i guess though romance is not always the focus, basically its lots of couples and what not.
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Old 2009-03-02, 01:02   Link #9
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Fruits Basket is a good anime.. love it..
you can also try HighSchool Rumble..
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Old 2009-03-02, 09:02   Link #10
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I'll recommend Bitter Virgin. It's a drama / romance about a highschool girl that was abused when she was younger and now she simply cant interact with any guy... and there is this popular guy that at first wanted to play a prank on her because of her shiness and ended up getting her trust and finding out her past...
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Old 2009-03-02, 15:58   Link #11
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I have read Bitter Virgin before. I really like it just seem a little too short.
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Old 2009-03-02, 17:11   Link #12
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Give Toshiue no Hito a try. It's almost completely focused on the main couple.

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Koi Kaze, be warned theres incest at least it fits your criteria.
Maybe I'm weird, but I was more concerned about their age difference
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Old 2009-03-02, 19:55   Link #13
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true age is an issue, but age is overcome by time, where as no amount of time will change the incest part o_O
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Old 2009-03-05, 16:04   Link #14
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Nodame Cantabile and Lovely Complex.

These are pretty much the best of the best whe it comes to romantic comedy. If you're looking for more melodramatic things.... well, I really don't know (I just don't like melodrama).
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Old 2009-03-07, 18:11   Link #15
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I would Highly, Highly recommend skip beat. Nakamura sensei is amazing at the characterisations. The first couple of chapters are a little slow, but once you get into it, you seriously get addicted to it... Another manga you could try is Kaichou wa maid sama. You can also try Kiss by Matsumoto Tomo. That manga's got some dry sense of humour, but the mangaka is generally one of my favs.
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Old 2009-03-08, 20:19   Link #16
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Besides the ones already mentioned, I really recommend :

Karin
Special A
Saishuu Heiki Kanojo (aka Saikano)
My Lovely Ghost Kana
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Old 2009-03-09, 00:38   Link #17
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My Lovely Ghost Kana
thanks for recommending this story is great something I was really looking for
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Old 2009-03-10, 00:33   Link #18
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You're welcome =) Too bad its been a while since its last release though
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Old 2009-03-10, 04:45   Link #19
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i recommend High School Debut!!
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Old 2009-03-10, 14:47   Link #20
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Saishuu Heiki Kanojo (aka Saikano)
I second that. It's a great, under the radar, romance that I can't help but recommend every chance I get.
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