Oboreru Knife, Six Half Recommendations
Have you ever wanted to read a shoujo that was realistic? Well these two manga are perfect examples of a realistic shoujo. The protagonists feel like they truly exist, and the problems they face are relatable. These two shoujos aren't simply about who is dating whom but the emotions that come hand in hand with falling in love.
both are dark and have faced something that has a psychological impact on the main lead
Both of the manga has a dark feel to the setting, and the characters from the stories are 'mature'... as they say. Both stories deal with unusual teenage problems, and the characters hold deep dark feelings inside them. (not horror) even has similar drawing styles. -eg. the realistic features of the characters' faces, or the sketch of the backgrounds.