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  • Bulgaria
  • Joined Jun 29, 2013
  • 25 / F

pure subtext

ok, so this is a category/tag, obtained by a fellow user at the baka-updates manga community, that implies as follows: A manga [or anime] that has tons of romantic subtext between two characters. By "subtext," I mean that the romance or non-platonic feelings remain only hinted at, and never realized -- at least, not within the pages of the manga [or episodes of the anime]. Perhaps a kiss at most, a single kiss, but no more than that! Just loads of meaningful and sexually-fraught interaction between the two main characters, with absolutely no on-screen consummation.

  1. Nerawareta Gakuen
  2. Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape
  3. Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou
  4. No. 6
  5. From Up On Poppy Hill
  6. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
  7. The Place Promised In Our Early Days
  8. Kuragehime
  9. Fractale
  10. Honey and Clover
  11. Honey and Clover II
  12. Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.
  13. Kokoro Connect
  14. Hana-Saku Iroha
  15. Hotarubi no Mori e
  16. Howl's Moving Castle
  17. Koitabi: True Tours Nanto
  18. Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi.