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Jun 22, 2008 11:01 AM

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hi. I'm fed up with picking random mangas and then dropping them after few chapters :3 .. i seek something original, with an intrersting, resonable plot, something about a MATURE love between people. the love doesn't have to be a main subject of the manga, but I want it to be there ^^. (favourites - NANA, ParadiseKiss)

If anyone could recommend me something good I'd be truly happy :)

but please, look at my 'dropped' list (http://myanimelist.net/mangalist/jumikao )and don't give me mangas similar to those ;)

I don't want to read about the pure innocent high school love, where it takes about 5 chapters for the main heroes to shake hands, and another few to kiss :P. on the other hand, please don't suggest me sex-packed one shots, unless they are really good.

one more thing - no yaoi please :P
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Jun 22, 2008 2:04 PM

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You might enjoy reading Ai Yori Aoshi. It has a lot of topless nudity, but it has a very good story and is an awesome read.


 
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Jun 22, 2008 2:23 PM

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ok, I will check it out :) thank U very much!
 
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Jun 22, 2008 3:23 PM

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Try Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari. Though, as a romance it doesn't really have much, the story is really dramatic and mature. It's also a short read.
 
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Jun 22, 2008 5:37 PM

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Hmm, I'll be keeping an eye on this thread..

Emma and Maison Ikkoku are both wonderful, imo.
 
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Jun 22, 2008 8:24 PM

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wizwinkleman said:
Hmm, I'll be keeping an eye on this thread..

Emma and Maison Ikkoku are both wonderful, imo.


Definitely seconded.

If you liked NANA and Parakiss, give some other Ai Yazawa manga a shot (Gokinjo Monogatari, Tenshi Nanka Janai).
 
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Jun 22, 2008 10:35 PM

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Suppli is pretty good (there are 2 out so far) and I have heard Love for Dessert is good too but altho I have it I havent read it yet.
 
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Jun 23, 2008 12:59 AM

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thnx, I will give a try every single one of them :)

If U had any other suggestions, I will be waiting :]
 
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Jun 24, 2008 1:24 AM

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I think you'd like Sand Chronicles -- it starts out pure and innocent but gets mature very quickly. Also check out Koibana and Shingo + Masaki.



 
Jun 24, 2008 3:05 AM

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thank U :)
 
Jun 24, 2008 8:10 AM

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I'm surprised no one suggested Tramps Like Us (japanese name Kimi wa Petto. "You are My Pet".)

all of the characters are adults, the art is definately josei, the story is mature with difficult situations that happen IRL too.
 
Jun 24, 2008 3:07 PM

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thank U too :)
 
Jun 24, 2008 4:12 PM

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I thought Ohikkoshi was nice. (side/mini/whatever story Luncheon of Tears Diary is genius)
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Jun 26, 2008 11:58 AM

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okay, I will check it out too :) thnx!
 
Jun 29, 2008 11:08 PM

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Erica Sakurazawa series are quite mature. Mostly short stories though but that way you don't have to commit too much time. ;)


 
Jun 30, 2008 3:12 AM

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I see... any titles U liked? It would be easier to search that way.. and maybe U could recommend something good for the start :) ?
 
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Nothing but Loving You is a good Erica Sakurazawa title to start with. The art is very minimalistic, a lot of white space but the subject matter is definitely adult/mature.


 
Jul 1, 2008 12:59 PM

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understood =D
 
Jul 1, 2008 5:53 PM

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katsup said:
Try Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari. Though, as a romance it doesn't really have much, the story is really dramatic and mature. It's also a short read.
I second this recommendation. It is true that romance is a little subtle in this manga, this manga is full of love when you think about it. It's truly a wonderful manga and it made me cry so darn hard! There's a whole series of Deep Love. If you like Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari then you'll definitely enjoy the others too.
"I've read so much manga that at times my mind works in comic panels and dramatically expressed chibis. I'm both ashamed and amused by this."


 
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Haou Airen is tragedy, action, mature romance.
Its really good but kinda sad at times
 
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My all time favorites : Red River, Love in the mask, The One, Sukitte iinayo (Say I Love You) and Kimi wa Petto ^^
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