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❤ Must Protect ❤

All characters are likeable, wholesome and would've probably needed hella hugs at some point. May be super sweet stories or slightly deeper stories with a tragic backstory.
1 10 Years That I Loved You the Most

10 Years That I Loved You the Most

WARNING TRAGEDY AHEAD...:: I've never experienced such heartache in my life until I read this

Summary: He Zhishu and Jiang Wenxu have been together for over 10 years now. Their first couple years were super sweet, wholesome and honestly such great memories, but as it reached the 7-10 year point, Jiang Wenxu starts hooking up with other people behind He Zhishu's back. Although He Zhishu finds out, he still ends up staying with Jiang Wenxu and this is honestly the really sad part. He Zhishu is diagnosed with a terminal disease but at this point Jiang Wenxu has taken him for granted way too long and doesn't realize until its way too late. 

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5

Tragic PRESENT: 5/5

How much I want to give them a hug: 10/5

Halfway into reading this, I didn't cry but my heart just ached so hard for Zhishu. Wenxu meant the world to him and he would do anything for him but Wenxu just kept hurting him both on purpose and unintentionally. I just want my baby Zhishu to pass happily without feeling burdened and living the rest of his life to the fullest and I hope it comes true.


2 A Condition Called Love

A Condition Called Love

Summary: It's winter of the first year of high school, and Hotaru casually lends her umbrella to an attractive classmate. With only that, Hananoi asks out in the open if Hotaru will go out with him. Hananoi is willing to do anything for the girl he likes. Hotaru is overwhelmed, but the pair start to build a relationship. 

Protect Vibes: 4/5 as a couple 

Main Character's Innocence: 4/5

Wholesome Level: 5/5. Sometimes male lead gives off some kinda dangerous hella protective vibes, but I think he's just super insecure and has been raised in a not as loving fam, so be strong Hananoi!


3 Adelaide


Summary: 17 years after her own reincarnation, Adelaide hears that a dimensional traveler has suddenly arrived at the imperial palace. Just the jolt of excitement my boring life needed, she thought! Attending the debutant ball to meet this new Susanne, Adelaide ends up making a deal with the handsome duke Felix: become his “fake” fiancée so he can keep the gold-digging Susanne away from him! As Felix warms to his companion, can Adelaide win this battle for his heart?

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5 that Adelaide would step up to protect Felix if needed

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5 <- Felix is the purest smol bean once he is in love, it's so cute.

Wholesome Level: 5/5. I feel like a teenager again watching their love blossom.


4 Akuyaku Reijou wa Ringoku no Outaishi ni Dekiai Sareru

Akuyaku Reijou wa Ringoku no Outaishi ni Dekiai Sareru

Summary: With her engagement annulled, Tiararose was supposed to have been exiled from the country. “This is the otome game I played!” She realized on the day before the story’s ending. Is waiting for my conviction the only thing I can do? But, I did not do anything too cruel... Thinking so, the ending proceeds. However, during the judgement, something that was not possible in the game happened. Tiarose was proposed to by the crown prince of the neighboring country.

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5. This couple needs to be protected with a sword and shield. The main lead is so caring and loving to Tiararose and Tiararose is just so cute and charming ahhh.

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5. 

Tragic Past: 1/5 - I wouldn't really call it tragic...

Wholesome Level: 5/5. Come eat some sugar.


5 An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride

An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride

Summary: Zagan is feared by the masses as an evil sorcerer. Both socially awkward and foulmouthed, he spends his days studying sorcery while beating down any trespassers within his domain. One day he's invited to a dark auction, and what he finds there is an elven slave girl of peerless beauty, Nephy. Having fallen in love at first sight, Zagan uses up his entire fortune to purchase her, but being a poor conversationalist, he has no idea how to properly interact with her. Thus, the awkward cohabitation of a sorcerer who has no idea how to convey his love and his slave who yearns for her master but has no idea how to appeal to him begins.

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5. What must be protected is this relationship. It's so awkward and wholesome, I love it.

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5. Strong, powerful, feared, but has no prior knowledge in romance. Watch him fumble around trying to talk to a cute elf who is his future waifu.

How much I want THEM to hug: 5/5 - Yes. I don't want to hug them. i want to watch them hug and blush and be hella cute.


6 Around Thirty dakedo, Hatsukoi desu.

Around Thirty dakedo, Hatsukoi desu.

7 A Sign of Affection

A Sign of Affection

Summary: “I’ve met you and my world and my heartbeat changed.” The pure love story of a hearing-impaired woman and a man who travels the world.

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5. 

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5. 

Wholesome Level: 5/5. Come eat some sugar.


8 A Thousand Cranes

A Thousand Cranes

If I had one word to describe this manga, it would be... 'Beautiful'. This story is about Craig and Dean, two people who just happened to meet one day from an unexpected event and end up becoming each other's everything. There is no drama with third wheels or miscommunication, just an amazingly beautifully executed manga. 10/10 would recommend.

9 By the Grace of the Gods

By the Grace of the Gods

Summary: Ryouma Takuma, 39 years old man with hidden past, found himself in a strange white room. The gods tell him that he has died and they are sending his soul to a different world, a world where magic exists. Living alone for 3 years his gamer soul just lose common sense and start toward crazy routes. 

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5 

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5. His personality is honestly so wholesome and sweet. He tries his best to help everyone and really doesn't need anything in return. All he wants is to be of use and live freely with those around him.

Tragic Past: 2/5 - Was just always looked down upon due to his large stature yet timid personality in his past life.

How much I want to give them a hug: 5/5 - Rather than because of his sad past, it's more because he's just too adorable on how he tries to do his best and works hard without being materialistic or greedy. He's happy with what he has and is genuinely happy when he helps others.


10 Daughter of the Archmage

Daughter of the Archmage

Summary: Maybelle had lived a life of abuse under her parents. Upon discovering that these 'parents' aren't her true biological parents and that somewhere, her father exists, Maybelle sets off in search of him.

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5 

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5 

Tragic Past: 5/5 - Abuse from her 'fake' parents.

How much I want to give them a hug: 5/5 - I say want to tell her it's ok to be a child, to speak out your feelings and know that it's ok. Watching her flinch when people raise their hands or feeling like she needs to do something if someone gives her something or else she'd be punished is just so sad to see especially for a child like her.


11 An E-Rank Apothecarist

An E-Rank Apothecarist

Summary: Carol is an E-rank Healer. Even though she was told that she'd be useless, she still poured her heart and soul into being the best healer for her party. In the end, she was thrown out of the party with no money and no way to get back home. On her way home, Carol comes across a dying adventurer, Kaido. She treats him with the medicine which she had created, and for some reason, she receives extremely high praise for it?! 

Main Character's Innocence: 3/5 

Tragic Past: 3/5 - Basically she was charmed/manipulated using magic to feel like she loved the hero, who was in her party, and was forced to churn out medicine. Although her potions are super quality, the hero kept putting her down saying she sucked, leading to her low self-esteem.

Wholesome Level: 3/5 


12 Eleceed


Summary: Jiwoo is a kind-hearted young man who basically has a super speed power, but because of it he's been ostracized and called out as a monster all his life. As a result, he's always needed to move quite often in order to prevent rumors from spreading. Kayden is a secret agent on the run, who finds himself stuck in the body of a…um…decidedly fat old fluffy cat. Jiwoo finds the hurt cat Kayden and decides to help it, but ends up being helped by him instead.

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5

Tragic Past: 4/5- Pretty sad because he had to transfer all the time due to his powers, but it was more like a very lonesome childhood

How much I want to give them a hug: 5/5 - Looking at him laugh when a classmate came over for the first time was the most precious thing I've ever seen


13 Flirting with The Villain's Dad

Flirting with The Villain's Dad

This girl is so cute and sweet like she's a fluffy marshmallow to the max.

14 Futago no Ane ga Miko toshite Hikitorarete, Watashi wa Suterareta kedo Tabun Watashi ga Miko de Aru.

Futago no Ane ga Miko toshite Hikitorarete, Watashi wa Suterareta kedo Tabun Watashi ga Miko de Aru.

Summary: Relunda has always been treated unfairly, constantly compared to her twin sister, whose personality is bright and beautiful. One day Relunda was thrown away into the forest, abandoned by her parents when her sister was taken to the Great Temple as a child... In disappointment, the strongest monster Griffon in the forest and a Sky Horse helped her lonely self...

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5. How can someone show off their talents if all you do is lock them up and assume they're useless you stupid family.

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5. 

Tragic Past: 5/5

How much I want to give them a hug: 5/5 


15 I Belong to House Castielo

I Belong to House Castielo

Summary: 11-year-old Estelle never imagined she’d be sold off by her own mother. But the buyer is the one and only duke in the empire, Ein Castielo… and he’s Estelle’s father?! Feared across kingdoms for his blood-red eyes and the immense powers of his magical lineage, Ein is the cold master of House Castielo. His sworn enemies and dashing knights could become Estelle’s, but does being his rare daughter really mean she is a child of this house?

Must Protect Vibes: 3/5 - As she grows older, I feel it less now but at the beginning, it was legit skyrocketing.

Main Character's Innocence: 4/5 

Tragic Past: 5/5 - Abused, traumatized, beaten, you name it.

Wholesome Level: 3/5 


16 If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord

If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord

Summary: While on a job deep in the forest, Dale–a young, but famed adventurer–comes across a little devil girl who's almost wasted away. Unable to just leave her there to die, Dale takes her home and becomes her adoptive father. Devil or not, Latina is beyond adorable, and the adventurer soon finds himself head over heels with being a parent. But why was she out in the forest in the first place–and why does she carry the mark of a criminal?


Main Character's Innocence: 10000/5

Wholesome Level: 5/5.

Hurt Latina and you'll have a very angry Dale and a mob of people coming after you with weapons.


17 I Married the Male Lead's Dad

I Married the Male Lead's Dad

18 In My Closet

In My Closet


Summary: When Sua met Jung for the first time, that’s when he knew he liked boys. As the founder of the famous band Attack, Jung was Sua’s idol and more. Years later Sua follows in his idol’s footsteps to become a star but, little did he expect his new manager to be Jung?! Terrified to reveal his true feelings, Sua spirals deeper into depression and refuses to work until Jung begins working closer with him. He promises to keep training so long as Jung rewards him… 

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5. Sua is just so childlike, so innocent and carefree. I just want to bundle him in a blanket and let Jung cuddle him

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5... Until he met Jung ;)

Wholesome Level: 5/5. 


19 Koori Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Douryou Joshi

Koori Zokusei Danshi to Cool na Douryou Joshi

Summary: A cute, fluffy romance about a cool female worker and an ice-cold colleague. Sorta like a 4-koma.

Must Protect Vibes: 3/5

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5 - This boy legits starts a blizzard when his emotions goes everywhere and its actually super cute especially when he's embarrassed.

Wholesome Level: 5/5 - It's like watching two introverts open up to each other and it's so cute


20 Lady Baby

Lady Baby

Summary: Calliope has suffered through nature's law and many accidents. Her family was murdered and an ongoing war ended her life, but she traveled back in time to when she was born?! While Calliope slowly grows, will she be able to figure out who killed her family and stop them in time?

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5 but I think her brothers and her parents will do a hella fine job in doing this already, but for future Calliope... she deserves all the love ;-;

Main Character's Innocence: 1/5 - Rather than innocent, she's hella cute and mature on the inside. On the outside, she's a living angel/goddess/princess/etc according to her family x')

Tragic Past: 10/5 - Watching each member of your family die and not be able to do anything maybe the harshest experience ever...

How much I want to give them a hug: 1/5 - I say this because every single one of her family members love her so much and they wouldn't even give me space to hug her.


21 Lady Beast

Lady Beast

Summary: An arranged marriage that ends in a body swap?! The quiet Princess Elissa has lived a miserable life thus far. To get away from it all she agrees to marry the war tyrant, Duke Ginger of Landall Kingdom. But by some evil curse, the new couple wakes up in each other's bodies! Between royal functions to attend and getting used to their physical changes, can they keep their cool long enough to find a way to switch back? Or will they be stuck like this forever?! 

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5 - The female lead is strong yet so delicate at the same time

Main Character's Innocence: 4/5 - The male lead making Elissa's innocent decrease ;)

Tragic Past: 3/5- More like she was ostracized a lot and looked down upon a lot

Wholesome Level: 5/5 - for NOW while they still PG 13 ;)

Watching the romance between these two unfold makes my heart go doki doki.


22 Lucia


Summary: Lucia, the sixteenth princess of the kingdom, has seen her future through a strange dream. But it was a vivid nightmare of a terrible marriage that continues to haunt her. To change her dreadful fate, she suggests a contract marriage to Duke Hugo Taran, a well-known womanizer. Can this setup break Lucia from her fate? Or will her choice lead down a path even she couldn't foresee?! 

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5

Tragic Past: 4/5  

How much I want to give them a hug: 3/5 - I think Lucia, although small and fragile, is a very strong woman who stands up for what she wants and needs. She's responsible, mature, yet its a bit sad to see her like that sometimes. I just hope she gets all the love in the world.


23 My Dress-Up Darling

My Dress-Up Darling

Summary: A high school boy with a passion for traditional dolls and a talent for sewing gets roped into making cosplay outfits for one of the prettiest, most popular girls in his class! As the odd couple grows ever closer, their interactions get ever racier! - its actually super wholesome and the art is amazing

Must Protect Vibes: 1/5. He a big boy ok.

Main Character's Innocence: 10/5 - This boy is the definition of an innocent teen. This main guy is just the sweetest and most innocent boy ever. He is afraid to let people down and always tries his best and I think he's just a super wholesome boy, who of course the FL falls for :))

Wholesome Level: 5/5


24 No Way, Vampires Don't Exist!

No Way, Vampires Don't Exist!

A wholesome sweet boy who unknowingly becomes the target for all the vampires he's living with??

25 Ookami Ryoushu no Ojou-sama

Ookami Ryoushu no Ojou-sama

The main girl, while she's not weak per say, her conviction and pessimistic attitude towards life makes my heart hurt for her and I just hope she can be happy one day

26 Path to You

Path to You

Summary: When almost college dropout Jensen attempts to drink away his problems, unemployed Nathaniel suddenly pukes on him and ruins his night. As an apology, Nathaniel offers to help Jensen with his studies. Despite Jensen's difficulties in getting along with people, the two become friends and something deeper begins to grow between them...

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5. Niel is a clumsy, sweet boy who just wants someone to love him sincerely, no jokes. #protectNiel

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5 <- Jensen and Niel 

Wholesome Level: 5/5. I can't wait for the day they get together cause that would make my world.


27 Secret Love

Secret Love

their innocence levels are like jumping off of the radar. how can these two be so pure

28 Shokuba to Jitaku de Gyappu no Aru Papa

Shokuba to Jitaku de Gyappu no Aru Papa

29 Sign



Summary: Yohan, a deaf man with a deep, sexy voice and Soohwa, a part-time worker who gets literally hard off of it lol. That's literally all you need to know.

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5. 

Main Character's Innocence: 3/5

Wholesome Level: 5/5 if you're just talking about them being a couple, but -100000 for the rest because there is just too much 18+ content here ;) 




Summary: The master spy codenamed has spent his days on undercover missions, all for the dream of a better world. But one day, he receives a particularly difficult new order from command. For his mission, he must form a temporary family and start a new life?! 

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5. This family has so many misunderstandings but is so wholesome in so many ways. 

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5. They're all so precious in their own ways and I think they don't realize it but they're caring for each other more and more everyday

How much I want THEM to hug: 5/5 - I want this family to last forever and become real.


31 Starting With a Lie

Starting With a Lie

protect these two fluffy children please. I better see them happy soon

32 Star x Fanboy

Star x Fanboy


Summary: What if you could talk to your favorite fictional character every day? And what if they make you feel like the most special person in the world? “Good morning,” “I was thinking about you,” “Sweet dreams,” “See you tomorrow”... Some fans dive into their TV/movie/book obsessions on social media by interacting with accounts that take on the persona of their favorite characters. But what if the person behind that fictional account is actually...the very star who played that role?

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5 - Both the main characters need to be protected at all costs.

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5 - Fanboy fanboying is just oof too relatable

Wholesome Level: 5/5 

It took me a while to get used to the art since it's kinda a very chibi like style for the face, but after I got over that, the story was just too cute to not share.


33 The Beloved Little Princess

The Beloved Little Princess

34 The Faraway Paladin

The Faraway Paladin

Summary: A man dies alone after living a stagnant and fruitless life — but that's not where his story ends, as a boy named William is born into a land of fantasy and magic. Raised in a city of the dead by his new family — a mummy, a skeleton, and a ghost — he can remember glimpses of his past life, enough to know his time on Earth was wasted, and he vows not to let that happen again. Schooled in magic and combat, Will sets out on a journey to see the world. Along the way, he'll meet beings of all shapes and sizes. Each of these people has a story to tell and a lesson to teach Will about how to live his life to the fullest.

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5 

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5. Although he has wisdom and the smarts from his family, he has never really explored the outside world.

Tragic Past: 2/5 

How much I want to give them a hug: 1/5 - At the beginning I did, but now I feel like a proud mom watching him grow

You really have to try reading the first 10 chapter first. They were so amazingly good and I couldn't help wanting more. The plotline is so unique and original, I love it.


35 The Monstrous Duke's Adopted Daughter

The Monstrous Duke's Adopted Daughter

Summary: Leslie has basically lived all her life as a sacrifice instead of her sister because of her powers. She's mistreated, almost killed and eventually runs to someone known as the Monster Duchess for help. Honestly, Leslie deserves nothing but the world and you would really get it once you read it!

Must Protect Vibes: 5/5. Watching Leslie as her fears are slowly overwritten by happier memories makes me so proud and happy. Whenever she runs to her brothers, I feel like a throb in my heart.

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5

Tragic Past: 5/5. I want to kill her old family and feed them to the dogs and that wouldn't be enough to quell my anger. THEY FKING THREW HER IN A FIRE.

How much I want to give them a hug: 10/5


36 The Weight of Our Sky

The Weight of Our Sky


Summary: A music-loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Must Protect Vibes: 3/5. Sometimes therapy just doesn't work and its hard when you see your parents work so hard to help you but it doesn't work. Main girl pretends to be okay for her mom since she looked so stressed out and worried, but she's really not.

Feels bad vibes: 10/5 HONESTLY. This webtoon is amazing and portrays OCD in such an amazing and chilling manner. The OCD is personified as a monster and haunts the main girl regardless of what she does. Imagine having so much anxiety that you fear your mom may die at any point in time, that if you went out for a night, she would be killed or taken away. 

How much I want to give them a hug: 3/5


37 This Girl is a Little Wild

This Girl is a Little Wild

Summary: As he was being defeated, the Demon King used the last of his strength to curse Sir Roel, the legendary captain of the Holy Knights, into the body of a weak girl. Roel — who was a woman to begin with! — tired of her former life and unable to return to her original body, decides to live a luxurious life as Sila Epheria, the noble daughter whose soul got swapped with hers. Things don't go according to plan when her new family puts her in danger, forcing her to find a way to prove her true identity... Will Roel/Sila be able to live a quiet life as she wishes? Or is there something more to the new life she's received?

Must Protect Vibes: 1/5 This girl does the protecting ok. She's a strong independent woman who NEEDED no man, but now she has one :) 

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5 <- Julius- the main male lead is so innocent and doesn't know what love is, but what he does know is that he wants to stay with Sila.

Wholesome Level: 4/5. -1 because they slept on a bed and cuddled before ;) I need to see them married ASAP


38 This Villainess Wants a Divorce!

This Villainess Wants a Divorce!

Summary: Canaria is reincarnated as the villain of a popular cliche novel. Based on the novel, she is destined to be executed but can she prevent this from happening before it's too late?

Must Protect Vibes: 1/5 individually but 5/5 as a couple 

Main Character's Innocence: 5/5 <- Male lead Caesar is the innocent one who only loves Canaria

Wholesome Level: 3/5. Hard to say since there are wholesome moments, but we're not there yet. They need a little longer to be fully wholesome.


39 Your Romance

Your Romance

Summary: As a closeted gay man, Gyulwoo is 28 and single. He has a decent job but he’s lacking in the love department, too terrified to come out and ruin his career or reputation. Ready to live the rest of his life hiding his feelings, Gyulwoo is shocked when Hojun, his old friend from high school, appears. In the past, Hojun had revealed he loved Gyulwoo but Gyulwoo wasn’t ready to accept his love. Decades later, will Gyulwoo keep their romance secret or will he finally share his heart with Hojun and the world?

Must Protect Vibes: 3/5

Main Character's Innocence: 1/5 but #relatable

How much I want to give them a hug: 5/5 - Gyulwoo really shows what it's like when you have anxiety and the pressure of coming out to those around you. He's scared of people's reactions, looks and tries to make sure he lives his life on the DL. I think his experience is very similar to what many people who face the problem of coming out and who aren't ready to face reality regardless of whether it turns out well or not.



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AnnaSartin Jul 16, 2020

Oh, and nearly forgot these wholesome sweethearts:
Writer x Blind masseur

AnnaSartin Jul 16, 2020

More characters who deserve to be protected:
This kitty just wants to be loved, and he deserves it!
For a vampire who desperately wants to die, we desperately want him to live. Poor sweetheart can't even remember his own tragic backstory other than the "want to die" part.
All this pacifist dragon wants is a home for himself (and later his adopted baby) but his attempts always end in disaster.
This sweet little girl just wants to find all the sick and injured animals of the world and make them all better. And by golly she tries!
Cute boy keeps turning into a cat whenever he gets nervous. Falls in love with his classmate who doesn't mind this adorable quirk in the least.
Innocent young Amish man explores the world outside of his community and falls in love.
This poor little one was abandoned by her asshole family and is trying to survive on her own.
Must protect this precious little girl at all costs. Literally. Humans are practically extinct in her world and most creatures want to eat her!

Fyingfuji Jul 14, 2020

Thank you very much for your recommendation. I will definitely read those mangas!