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Shoujo Romance

I'm on a quest to read adorable shoujo romance stories. Also, boy do I need to start separating this list.
1 Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu

Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu

High School romance that follows the characters lives through marriage.

2 L♥DK


Comedic High School romance with a touch of drama. Wonderful, overprotective dads and fun misunderstandings.

3 Say I Love You.

Say I Love You.

A lovely High School romance about a girl who not only finds love, but who learns to open herself up to friendship.

4 Dengeki Daisy

Dengeki Daisy

Age gap.

5 Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride

A reunion with your first love doesn't immediately lead to a relationship. A High School romance about a girl who stops trying to act a certain way to fit in with her 'friends'.

6 Hiyokoi


Cute, fluffy High School romance about a couple with a big height difference. 

7 Kitchen Princess

Kitchen Princess

She wants to find her prince, but the only clue she has is a speical spoon.

8 The World is Still Beautiful

The World is Still Beautiful

Age gap. I love this one because it has a strong, female character who doesn't want to sit around and be protected. 

9 Kira-kun Today

Kira-kun Today

Cute High School romance about a girl whose only friend is her intelligent bird. She begins to break out of her shell and becomes friends with a boy who only has a year left to live.

Cute closet otaku yankee side character for the win.

10 Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight

Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight

Adorable romance between a celebrity who has left his boy band to go solo and a High School girl. Everyone sees him as a prince, but he just likes big butts. ;)

11 First Love Monster

First Love Monster

Silly romance between a High School girl and a 5th grader.

12 Chibi Vampire

Chibi Vampire

High School romance between a reverse vampire and a boy who is having financial trouble. She needs to do her best to keep him happy in order to stop her body from producing blood and getting embarrassing nosebleeds!

13 Faster Than a Kiss

Faster Than a Kiss

Cute romance between a High School teacher and his student. Despite living under the same roof, they have an extremely pure relationship. Featuring an adorable younger brother!

14 My Boy in Blue

My Boy in Blue

Romance between a police officer and High School girl. There is a misunderstanding in the girl's age and when the officer finds out about it, he does try to distance himself. However, he just can't help but protect her.

15 Sugar Soldier

Sugar Soldier

High School romance between a boy with tragic backstory syndrome and a girl who is constantly compared to her older sister.

16 Strobe Edge

Strobe Edge

High School romance about a girl who falls in love with the most popular guy in school. He has a girlfriend, but she still wants to hold on to her first love.

A wonderful story about moving on from co-dependent relationships and sticking to good principles.

17 High School Debut

High School Debut

After playing softball for the entirety of her middle school career, Haruna decides to become more feminine and snag herself a boyfriend in High School. Unfortunately she needs a little help in the fashion department. 

18 Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

Kyoko followed her childhood friend to Tokyo to help him achieve his dream. She sacrificed everything for him, however, when she realizes that he has just been using her she doesn't break down. She decides to get even.

Follow Kyoko as she gets her revenge and grows as a person.

19 Kageno Datte Seishun Shitai

Kageno Datte Seishun Shitai

High School romance about a girl who just wants to make friends. When the most popular boy in school asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend, she makes her first friend.

On chapter 7

20 When We're in Love

When We're in Love

High School romance between a model student and a delinquent who is in an unrequited love.

Aren't shoujo dad's adorable?

21 Honey So Sweet

Honey So Sweet

Cute High School romance between a shy girl and an adorable 'delinquent' who rescues turtles.

22 Like a Butterfly

Like a Butterfly

High School romance between a girl who has closed herself off because she is too popular among both men and women and a boy who can't talk to girls.

This one is a bit slow and the lack of communication between the characters, especially the boy, can be a bit annoying, but it is beautiful.

23 Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss

Just a typical shoujo romance about a High School girl who becomes a land god.

24 Nekota no Koto ga Ki ni Natte Shikatanai.

Nekota no Koto ga Ki ni Natte Shikatanai.

Elementary School romance. Mikki is used to being the new girl in school and has no plans on making friends at her new school. However, she meets Nekota who for some reason has the head of a cat.

No one else sees the cat head, the girls in class actually think Nekota is attractive.

Why is Mikki the only one who can see it? She needs to stick close to him... for research purposes!

On chapter 27

25 Kimi ni Koishite Ii Desu ka.

Kimi ni Koishite Ii Desu ka.

The lead character in this manga is the male lead. Due to his "scary" appearance, Ryuiji hasn't been able to make friends at school and is constantly dragged into fights. He has been dubbed as a delinquent and even the teachers are afraid of him.

He hopes to be able to have a happy shoujo romance in High School and even falls in love for the first time in his life. Good thing he also finds a wingwoman to help him out.

High School romance.

26 Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet

Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet

Tsubaki had to leave her home due to her father's debt. He is working on a ship to pay it back and she is going to work as a live in housekeeper for an author.

She expects that her boss will be a kindly old man, but instead is met with a young man who is a bit of a grouch.

On chapter 30

27 Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai

Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai

High School romance. The female lead has been treated like a princess her whole life and is in the search of her perfect prince. She is used to getting her way and doesn't know much of anything because she has been spoiled.

Due to circumstances, she ends up living with the senpai who she believes to be the perfect prince. She thinks everything is going acording to her whims, but is that really the case?

Note to self: On chapter 20.

28 Last Game

Last Game

This manga shows the perspective of both characters, however, in the beginning it focuses on the male lead. This was refreshing to see, the author even jokingly categorized him as the heroine on one of the chapter covers.

This is a romance between a male tsundere x dense female kuudere. It briefly follows the characters from elementary to high school, but focuses on their college days.

29 Queen Bee!

Queen Bee!

High school romance. A girl with a scary face has had a long term crush on a classmate.

Cute romance comedy.

30 Kare to Kanojo no Chiguhagu

Kare to Kanojo no Chiguhagu

High School romance between a tall girl and a short guy.

31 Koibana! Koiseyo Hanabi

Koibana! Koiseyo Hanabi

High school romance. The girl has an extreme aversion to men and the guy is one of the most popular boys in school.

This wasn't anything too special, but it has puppy romance on the side.

32 Horimiya


High school shounen romance between two people who both hide who they really are at school.

33 Kaichou-kun no Shimobe

Kaichou-kun no Shimobe

This is quite similar to Last Game, though it isn't quite up to par.

It's a high school romance between a boy who wants to take over as leader in the yakuza. His father hasn't acknowledged him as his successor, so he's putting up a front at school as a kind, gentle character. 

The girl is a kudere and both have something to expose about the other. He doesn't want his true self revealed and she doesn't want people to know she's an otaku.

34 My Little Monster

My Little Monster

35 Cheeky Brat

Cheeky Brat

High school romance between the club manager and one of the star players. He's an underclassman who groped her on their first meeting, so she doesn't think he's being serious. But you know how shoujo goes.

This one was cute, but it wasn't anything super special.

36 Jigoku no Enra

Jigoku no Enra

To determine who will be the next successor in hell, the bothers need to collect as many sinful people as possible. A high school girl who is honest and diligent is somehow near the top of the list?

The demon wants to collect her, but she hasn't even done anything wrong yet!

A cute romance between a demon and a high school student.

37 Lovesick Ellie

Lovesick Ellie

I'm on chapter 1

38 Dreamin' Sun

Dreamin' Sun

Want to read! Someday I will get around to this.

39 Takane & Hana

Takane & Hana

When her sister refuses to go to an omai, Hana goes in her place. She is accused of being a gold digger as soon as it begins and storms out furiously.

This catches the attention of the marriage partner, Takane and the tsundere decides to get back at the girl. Hana has to maintain the charade of being her older sister, even though she is only 16 years old.

Thankfully, Takane is fun to poke fun at.

High school girl x Rich heir of a corporation

Read this if you like comedic manga. This is a work of art, man.

40 Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai

Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai

Josei romance. The main character has lost her job, has no savings, and is using all her money (and credit cards) on a college student whose smile is super refreshing.

She meets her old boss at a stressful moment and, although he was a demon who always scolded her, he offers her a job.

Watch this 29 year old struggle and stumble as she realizes the feelings she has for her demon boss.

41 Nanaco Robin

Nanaco Robin

High school romance. The main character helps her sister elope with her boyfriend, who was just about to get married to a business partner before she whisked him away!

Thanks to that, his family business has lost a very important partnership and is now in ruins. With no where to go, the younger brother somehow ends up living with the girl who ruined everything for his family.

42 Koisuru Harinezumi

Koisuru Harinezumi

High school romance between a shy girl and a "delinquent". 

43 ReRe Hello

ReRe Hello

On chapter 27

After her dad get himself in the hospital from overwork, the main character won't let him get out of bed to finish a job! She goes in his place and meets a rich boy who can't believe she is who she says she is.

High school romance between a hard working girl who just wants to keep her family's finances in check and a rich boy who begins to learn to respect people.

44 360° Material

360° Material

High school romance. While I do like this manga, some of the decisions made towards the end were a little unnerving.

45 My Hero!

My Hero!

This was a cute, short high school romance. Nothing serious, just a cute story about a boy who is infatuated with a girl and keeps on trying to win her affections.

46 Namida Usagi - Seifuku no Kataomoi

Namida Usagi - Seifuku no Kataomoi

Middle school to high school romance. This is about a girl who has to sit next to a boy that everyone is affraid of. He's unsociable and there are strange rumors going on about him.

She finds out he isn't really scary, however, he moves away before she can confess. Thankfully, it looks like he's come back again in high school. But he's lost his glasses and is attracking quite a few eyes.

47 Propose no Okite

Propose no Okite

So generic it hurts. Girl comes from a poor family and marries a rich boy. He's a jerk in the beginning, but you know how it is.

48 Kanna to Decchi

Kanna to Decchi

On chapter 5

49 Tsubasa to Hotaru

Tsubasa to Hotaru

High school romance between a girl who can't help but get obsessive and a boy of few words.

The main character is in love with an upperclassman because he saved her at the train station, but she takes her romantic gesters way too far. When he rejects her, quite bluntly, her friend asks that she help out in the basketball club as a temp manager.

Her obsessive tendencies shine again, but everyone in the club is so nice! And why does one of the boys look at her as if he remembers her from somewhere.

50 House of the Sun.

House of the Sun.

After the death of Hiro's family, his brother and sister move to live with relatives, leaving him alone at his parents house.

Mao, who used to spend a lot of time at his house when she was younger, comes to the neighborhood to see how he is doing. But she's a tsundere, so she doesn't want him to know she's checking in on him.

When her dad remarries, she feels lost in her own home and winds up living with Hiro.

He sees it as living with a younger sibling, however, Mao's feelings run more deeply.

This one was pretty cute.


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thatvenetiangirl Oct 2, 2023

a good list! thanks so much <3

Engle17michelle19 Aug 31, 2022

Great list, not to be a pain, but some of these are shonen manga. 

xxNEETxx Apr 10, 2021

Thanks for this comprehensive list with detailed comments! I just started reading manga and got sucked in. This definitely help.

imlolli Nov 24, 2020

I was just looking for such an accurate list! Thanks for your hard work! xX