Love Stories
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English: Love Stories
Japanese: こいものがたり


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 22, 2013 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, Shounen AiShounen Ai, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Tagura, Tohru (Story & Art)
Serialization: RuTile


Score: 8.301 (scored by 23542,354 users)
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Ranked: #2682
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Popularity: #1395
Members: 8,803
Favorites: 310


Apart from having superficial similarities (a high school setting, Shounen Ai, one dude's straight and one is gay, and sadly the fact that both manga are ongoing), what makes both so much alike is the emphasis given on dialogues, including thoughts and monologues. The flow of the dialogues is very natural, and exactly the kind of conversation you would have with a friend (or with yourself). So if you enjoy reading manga that focus a lot on the feelings of the MCs, then they're both the perfect fit for you. 
reportRecommended by Sonal1988
This rec is for ch 1-2 of Mousouka - both manga have a very open minded het boy who finds that one of his batch mates is gay. Curiosity leads him to get to know the gay boy better, and slowly but surely, he starts developing feelings for this quiet little boy. 
reportRecommended by Sonal1988
When I read LGBTQ manga’s I personally don’t like when they sexualized the living shit of Yuri and yaoi. Both of these manga deals with homosexuality in a very real way without sexualizing those said characters. They treat the characters like real people with just more and as a LGBTQ person myself, I strongly appreciate that. If someone was looking for real LGBTQ manga I would definitely recommend these two  
reportRecommended by AmazingElephant
What's similar: the overall vibe (romantic/introspective), the setting (high-school), the context and the circumstances of the two MC (a guy falls in love with his classmate, the other just kind of gets swept up in the whole thing and has to sort out his feelings on the subject). Comments: Koimonogatari is deeper, more thoughtful and far less stereotypical (up to now); Blue Lust is more yaoi than shounen ai, the romance and where it's headed is much clearer (although both mangas are still publishing); also, Blue Lust has a strong tragic element, whereas the overall story in Koimonogatari is far more "mundane". 
reportRecommended by ryuu_no_yoake
Both deal with the problem of being gay/LGBT in society without going into many relationships between gays. Also, both have a careful explanaition of struggles and problems of members of the LGBT community - while Koimonogatari only focuses on the problems of gay people, Shimanami Tasogare has L,G,B(?) and T characters 
reportRecommended by Accelority
Both are slice of life and deal heavily with introspection and LGBT issues. However, Hourou Musuko is focused on transgendered youths, following them through life from elementary to high school. Koimonogatari is focused on the psychology and complications of being gay. H.M. is also written from the perspective of the LGBT individuals themselves where as Koimonogatari is most often more from an outsider's perspective looking in. 
reportRecommended by ElderElric
They're both slow-paced shounen ai with a focus on realism. They start off by depicting the beginning of a tender friendship, and then only gradually start exploring the possibility of there being something more... 
reportRecommended by Firesui
In my opinion, both are a bit more mature pieces of art in the BL genre. While Hidamari confronts disabilities in a very touching and true way, Koimonogatari is about another difficulty - of being homosexual in an environment that is not always accepting. The characters in both series are easy to relate to. They are true to their feeling throughout the series, and it is conveyed to us in a simple and yet very touching way. 
reportRecommended by Shu0chan