Junjou Romantica
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Junjou Romantica

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Synonyms: Pure Romance, Junjou Egoist, Junjou Terrorist
Japanese: 純情ロマンチカ
English: Junjo Romantica
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Apr 30, 2002 to ?
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: Emerald
Authors: Nakamura, Shungiku (Story & Art)


Score: 8.181 (scored by 1337613,376 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #473
Members: 30,819
Favorites: 1,871

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Junjou Romantica weaves together the stories of three couples who are about to experience their own "pure-hearted" romance.

Junjou Romantica
Misaki Takahashi, a young man preparing for his university exams, and his tutor, Akihiko Usami—a highly acclaimed novelist—do not get along. If it was not for Takahiro, Misaki's beloved older brother and Usami's best friend, the two would never have crossed paths at all. But when Misaki discovers a sexually explicit boys-love novel featuring characters eerily similar to Usami and Takahiro—definitely penned by Usami himself—his suspicions about the man's ulterior motives toward his brother are confirmed. After a heated confrontation, Misaki and Usami decide to call a truce. That is, until Takahiro visits them with his new fiancée! Misaki should be elated, but as Usami simply accepts the news with congratulations, why does he feel this unfamiliar anger toward his brother?

Junjou Egoist
Hungover and suffering from an unrequited love, Hiroki Kamijou is crying on a park bench when he almost gets hit by a small rocket. Upon seeing his tears, the owner of the rocket, Nowaki Kusama, cannot seem to leave him alone, even convincing Kamijou to tutor him for his upcoming high school proficiency exam. But when the subject of his tutor's unrequited love appears at his doorstep, Nowaki claims Kamijou all to himself and declares his feelings for him. How will the prideful Kamijou deal with this "storm" that threatens to drown him and his heart with love?

Junjou Terrorist
Shinobu Takatsuki believes that it was destiny that led him to meet You Miyagi, who had saved him from being extorted for money three years ago. Things got complicated, however, when they became in-laws, with Miyagi having married Shinobu's older sister—and so, the news of the couple's recent divorce presents the perfect opportunity for Shinobu and his hero to finally be together. Miyagi, however, does not appreciate the advances of this much-too-young "terrorist" who thinks nothing of their age gap and complicated relations. He tries to scare him off, but Miyagi underestimates just how serious Shinobu is and that he is willing to break through any obstacle, all for their "fated love."

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Junjou Romantica's English volumes 10 and 12 ranked on the New York Time's Best Seller for July 11, 2009 and September 10, 2010 respectively. The series has expanded into several drama CDs, a light novel adaptation, multiple spin-off series, and a three-season anime adaptation. On June 22, 2015, it was announced in Shungiku Nakamura's official twitter that the manga has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide.

The series was previously serialized in CIEL TrèsTrès, but moved to Emerald on August 30, 2014 when the magazine went defunct.

Junjou Romantica was published in English by Tokyopop under its Blu Manga imprint from October 10, 2006 to August 31, 2010. Because of Tokyopop's closure, only 12 volumes were released. It has also been published in Spanish by Ivrea España since February 13, 2015.

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Nov 10, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (Unknown/? chp)
I'm going to rate each story starting with the my favorite to least favorite.

Junjou Terrorist- My favorite pairing and story. It's about a guy who falls for his sister's ex husband. There are so many elements to this storyline. Dealing with age differences, jealousy over past loves, dealing with the death of a past love, the newness of a relationship where you're never sure if you're even in one et al. I really like the Miyagi and Shinobu pairing. I like how Shinobu is honest with his feelings and forces Miyagi to confront his hang ups. Sadly we do not get enough of the terrorist ...
Jan 17, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (55/? chp)
Shungiku Nakamura is known for her most popular work, Junjou Romantica (Pure Romance). All three stories within the manga are interconnected and have some similarities. They present a noticeable age gap between each couple and cover the same themes (jealousy, love triangles, unrequited love, etc.). Although the manga follows the lives of three couples, the primary couple (Usagi and Misaki) receives the most recognition and has the least development. If it were not for the other two stories, Junjou Romantica would be even more unenjoyable.

The stories become clichéd at some point. Each story begin with one major problem that lasts a few chapters until it ...
Aug 18, 2008
Preliminary (5/? chp)
At the time of reading I have read 3 volumes.

NB: Also contains Junjo Egoist

This manga is progressing well. We are starting to find out more about the characters and it's starting to move its focus back to Romantica rather than Egoist, making the manga truer to its name. From a yaoi point of view this manga has everything you need, the right amount of hardcore nekkid scenes with a bit of lovey dovey and coyness mixed in. A yaoi fangirls ideal.

Story/plot wise? Egoist is moving along much better than Romantica, but from the get go Egoist has had more mystery and thus more to ...

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