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Rin and Naoyuki are two teenagers in love, but despite their desire to spend the rest of their lives together their happy bubble soon bursts when Rin discovers that she’s pregnant. With a whole new set of problems to face the pair soon faces the agonising decision of whether or not to keep the baby. Then after being forced to have an abortion while she was in middle school, Hatsuhana dedicates her life to celibacy and ensuring she makes up for her baby’s lost life, but when she finally meets someone new, will she be able to forgive herself or is her past doomed to repeat itself?
After meeting each other during a concert by their favourite band, high school students Shigeru and Yuki immediately hit it off and soon find themselves having casual sex. Soon Shigeru begins to wonder if she’s actually in love with her dim-witted best friend and attempts to pluck up the courage to tell him her true feelings. However, that soon turns out to be the least of her problems when the naive girl discovers that she’s three months pregnant, and the pair now has to face a tough decision. Do these two clueless teens really have what it takes to become parents, and will the experience bring them closer together?
Yumi is a sophomore in college stuck in a relationship with a boy she’s unsure that she likes. Luckily for her, the pair mutually decides to break up, leaving Yumi free to pursue her interest in Moriya, the president of her music club. However, before she gets a chance to act upon anything, Yumi discovers that Kouta left her with a farewell gift: she’s two months pregnant! With neither of the two particularly enthusiastic it seems that keeping the baby is an impossibility, but when it comes down to it they just can’t get rid of it and decide to raise their child together. With the pair unprepared for parenthood, little money and constantly squabbling, will they really be able to cope?
Both Kami-sama no Orgel and 17 Sai no Mama are manga that focus on the difficult nature of teenage pregnancy particularly the troubles that the teenagers face when it comes to talking to their parents.
Yi Chae-Won is a high school boy scarred from being dumped by an older woman. Despite his distaste for girls that are his senior, the morning after a night of drinking, he wakes up in bed with college girl, Seul-Gi. With neither of them remembering a thing about their one night stand the pair part ways and Chae-Won thinks no more of his sordid tryst – that is until three months later when Seul-Gi turns up outside his school announcing that she’s pregnant! Taken by surprise Chae-Won panics as the university student leaves, what is he going to do and is there anyone he can turn to?
Both of these series focus on unplanned teenage pregnancies. Though 17 Sa no Mama is a series of oneshots and Say Love is a more developed story, if you like this sort of plotline then try both of these.