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, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: Emerald
Authors: Nakamura, Shungiku (Story & Art)


Score: 8.151 (scored by 1356613,566 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #534
Members: 31,549
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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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Oct 17, 2013
Preliminary (16/? eps)
JUNJOU ROMANTICA was my first introduction into yaoi aka. Boy's Love. I didn't particularly had any thoughts on it before hand. I just hadn't ever tried any because I was addicted to shoujo. I had started out with the JUNJOU ROMANTICA anime and I fell madly in love, Soon after I finished I found out there was a manga and became addicted to it! Man, oh man! JUNJOU ROMANTICA was absoultely amazing! I couldn't get enough!

Misaki is failing and wants to get into university. Luckily Misaki's brother's best friend, Usami Akihito will be tutoring Misaki. Misaki soon finds out that Usami is in love with ...
Jan 17, 2014
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Preliminary (55/? eps)
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 ...
Sep 22, 2023
Preliminary (95/? eps)
Junjou Romantica, the series that portrays wholesome and interesting romance between the well drawn characters… in some alternative universe, maybe. Instead, what we have here is a rape within the first 22 pages of chapter 1, and it being portrayed as a great way to start relationship.

Seriously, the manga cuts from explicit portrayal of rape of underage looking character to the assailant and the victim just talking over some tea, not acknowledging what just happens. The scenario is pretty much A: "Hi I brought you a soup" B: “Welcome to the rape cave lmao” and then they just have casual talk after? The rape into ...

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