Romance (1792)

Falling in love and struggling to progress towards—or maintain—a romantic relationship take priority, while other subplots either take backseat or are designed to develop the main love story. The narrative focuses on the thoughts and emotions of the characters, illustrating the connections between them and explaining their reactions to events or conflict. Almost always, the story ends happily and the couple is rewarded for their efforts with lasting love. Romance stories require significant romantic development leading to some kind of conclusion: either to begin the relationship, continue it, or end it. Open-ended romantic endings are only acceptable when the work is an incomplete adaptation of a Romance source. "Teasing" stories which do not narrate significant romantic development but have a conclusion should be tagged Romantic Subplot. A story can be simply Romance. Since they are plot-driven stories showing humans experiencing romantic struggle, most Romance has some Drama inherently. For both tags, the drama should be focused not only on the relationship but also on the side storylines; for example, one character overcoming the death of a loved one or a drug addiction. Comedy requires Romance narratives to be focused on eliciting laughter, not only using comedy for lightheartedness. Slice of Life and Romance are incompatible by definition.

Moujuu wa Ori no Naka

Toyota, Yuu 2023
Humans are no good. Humans betray each other… The kingdom of Gulba is racked by rebellion against its young prince. A special guard has been formed to protect the realm against the rebels. They are led by Captain Carla, the Beast Tamer. And her “beast” is tall handsome Hazel, her aide and bodyguard–and the only one she trusts. Vowing to avenge her father’s death at rebel hands, Carla rescues Hazel from a circus to raise and train herself. The rebels have stepped up their attacks, there’s a traitor in the guard ranks, and now Hazel is acting strangely. Can she really trust him after all…?
(Source: Aerandria)
Jun 10, 2009 to Aug 10, 2009 | 2 chp | Publishing

Kirei no Tamago

Kaori 2023
Never being clean or neat, Asami wanted to change herself and so entered a hair salon school. However, as soon as she enters, troubles follow and she is immediately depressed... She meets a boy named Nii Raito who is the type to talk without reserve. She is told, "It doesn't suit you", and all of a sudden her hair is cut...?!. She must show him that she can be a good hair stylist!
(Source: Shinnen)
Included one-shots: 1min, Kiss; Beauty x Beauty
Apr 24, 2009 | 5 chp | Publishing

Mushibugyou

Fukuda, Hiroshi 2023
The people have demanded change; Criterion boxes were created for the purpose of the people to leave their complaints in it. The result of this were two changes: the first being the creation of "Koishigawa Youjoujo" for the people, the second being an inner-city magistrate office, known as the Mushibugyou.

Tsukishima Jinbee is a warrior who aims to be best, under the belief that a weak warrior isn't a warrior at all. He was scouted out by a representative to join the Mushibugyou and told to go to Edo with the instructions that he'd know what to do once he got there. Shortly after arriving at Edo, he hears a scream and goes to check it out... to find a giant spider-like creature devouring some citizens of Edo. Being a warrior, there's no way he could stand this...

(Source: MU)
Aug 25, 2009 to Sep 25, 2010 | 15 chp | Publishing

Himawari

2023
The story starts with two members of the Space Club launching their 21st rocket, Himawari. The club president, Amamiya Ginga, is the son of a hero who does everything with a grin and states that "Nothing's impossible for the members of the Space Club!" after jumping off the school's roof. The protagonist of this story, Hinata Youichi, is a space-lover and knowledgeable about starts, is a less outgoing than Amamiya, still follows the President around, sometimes forcefully.

The story picks up when Hinata sees a shooting star, so he starts going to where it landed. Along the way, he meets up with Amamiya, stating that is wasn't a meteor, but a UFO.

(Source: MU)
Apr 22, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010 | 22 chp | Publishing

Zutto Issho niAlways Together

CLAMP 2023
A oneshot published in CLAMP's Wish Memorial Illustrations.
2001 | 1 chp | Publishing

Magical☆Sweet☆Mermaid

Minase, Itsuro 2023
One day the mermaid Mei hurt herself and a human boy saw her and bandaged her sore. She forgot to thank him and realized she had to make up for it. She wanted to go to the human world, so she went to the mermaid queen and asked her to make her a human. The mermaid queen reminded her that the existence of mermaids must remain a secret, and Mei agreed. Thus, the queen made her a human. Mei went to the human world to find him...
Aug 28, 2004 | 3 chp | Publishing

Pin to Kona

Shimaki, Ako 2023
In the world of Kabuki, where family social standings are highly valued, Kyounosuke is inept even though he is born as the son of a duke of a famous household. Ichiya while being born in a family that has no connection to Kabuki, is trying to move from the absolute lowest rank to the top using just his ability. Through some kind of karma, these two completely opposite boys have fallen in love with the same girl, Ayame.

That's where the story begins.

Kyounosuke, who wants to be liked by the Kabuki loving Ayame, cries tears of regret because he would throw away all his powerful connections if he could only have real ability. But what if Ichiya, who wants to be the center of Ayame's attention, was adopted into a famous household...?

(Source: Manga Abyss)
Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Tanaka-san Chi no Takaya-kun
Volume 4: Utakata no Mirai
Sep 24, 2009 to Sep 24, 2015 | 68 chp | Publishing

Sekitou Elegy

Kira, Takashi 2023
Satoshi Yanagawa is working part-time as a police assistant, and works with a beautiful girl that he likes at first sight. But she has a pretty bad character. Are there any prospects for romance? Read on to find out, the story is hilarious at certain moments, and touching at others.
Mar 29, 2004 to May 12, 2008 | 165 chp | Publishing

Ano Hi no Kimi wo Dakishimeta nara

Yamamoto, Kotetsuko 2023
Ever since Hidetoshi told his best friend Kengo that he was gay at graduation, and Kengo responded with “we’ll always be friends no matter what,” Hidetoshi was determined to keep things that way. Though Kengo realized that Hidetoshi probably wanted to confess to him, he keeps his mouth shut in fear of ruining their relationship. But when Hidetoshi gets involved with an abusive boyfriend, Kengo feels that he can no longer just sit back and watch…

(Source: Bliss)
May 22, 2007 to Mar 21, 2009 | 13 chp | Publishing

Sarashi Asobi

Tobina, Touya 2023
A grim reaper decides to spend time with his next victim, Ren Ohba, for a few days before she is scheduled to die. Ren, the student council president at her school, speaks harshly to her subordinates for the sake of performing her job efficiently. The grim reaper, however, can read her mind and knows that, in her head, Ren secretly has many kind things to say. After a first encounter, he possesses Ren and forces her to vocalize her inner thoughts, so that others will know how much their student council president actually cares for them before it is too late. When she realizes that she is not in control of her own speech, he leaves her body and formally reintroduces himself. Since he has no name to go with his title, Ren calls him Ai.

Ren threatens him with a weapon for violating her privacy, but rather than flinch away, Ai welcomes her to try killing him. He reveals that not only is his job boring, but it also reinforces his loneliness; after all, no one is happy to receive a visit from a grim reaper. Out of compassion, Ren promises to always stay by Ai's side and be the person he can talk to, though she does not understand that his presence means her death is imminent.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]

Includes the one-shot "0.3 Byou Lunch (0.3秒Lunch)" originally published on Dec 15, 2007.
Jan 25, 2008 to Dec 1, 2009 | 8 chp | Publishing

Jiujiu: Jujuu

Tobina, Touya 2023
Hachiouji Takamichi, born into a "hunter" family responsible for protecting humans from demons and monsters, lost her beloved older twin brother when she was young. Taking over his role as the heir to the family business, she lost herself in her work as a hunter and cut away ties with others, preferring to be left alone. At age 13, though, Takamichi's father forced her to begin taking care of two half-wolf/half-human puppies that were abandoned. In their family, it was traditional to take on a half-animal as a loyal servant called "jiujiu" to help during hunts. Despite her continued protests that she did not need any help, 3 years pass and Setsu and Yuugure, her wolves have remained by her side. Now that they are older though, they seem to have become more difficult to take care of...
Dec 20, 2008 to Jun 25, 2012 | 23 chp | Publishing

Merry Checker

Suzuki, Tsuta 2023
In this spin-off to Sangen Tonari no Tooi Hito, Mitsuya Kishimoto's bespectacled colleague Shiomi "Shio" Aoyama—popular through his website as Shiomi—frequently participates in IRL catch-ups among bloggers. In one such meeting, Shio gets the opportunity to meet the current idol of the internet world, Miya, who is supposedly a high school girl behind a humorous picture blog. However, much to his surprise, Miya turns out to be neither a teenager nor a girl, but Mutsumi Yamaoka, an adult man of a rather large build who makes kindness abound in any situation with his warm and fuzzy aura. What begins as simple friendship soon begins to confuse Shio, as the two of them spend more time together—and sometimes wake up in the same bed.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
May 2009 to Nov 2010 | 6 chp | Publishing

Sukima Suki

Unita, Yumi 2023
Through his hobby, which is exploring (peeping?) through the spaces in-between, Heisaku-kun ends up falling in love with his neighbor, Fumio-chan. However, it turns out that Fumio-chan has also been spying on Heisaku-kun all this time. Will this uncontrollable pair's hidden love ever be realized?
(Source: Stiletto Heels)
2001 | 10 chp | Publishing

Renai Otogibanashi: Toy BoxAlice Love Fables: Toy Box

Fujimaru, Mamenosuke 2023
Tales of love abound in Wonderland, especially where Alice is concerned. Whether it?s the March Hare, the Clockmaker, Gray Ringmarc, or Blood Dupre, Alice has many admirers and she just can?t make up her mind who she likes best.

This anthology chronicles the many loves of Alice Liddell, and also features a story about the love between a prince and a maid in Crimson Empire, and the love between an assassin and a princess in Arabians Lost.

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)
Sep 5, 2009 | 10 chp | Publishing

Ruler of the Land (The Ruler of the Land)

2023
Bi-Kwang is a handsome young warrior who becomes a drooling mess whenever he sees a pretty girl. Out on the road he meets an extraordinary swordfighter with no name who is searching for a legendary master warrior. Bi-Kwang promises to aid the swordfighter if he lets Bi-Kwang meet his beautiful sister. Of course, it turns out the swordfighter is the sister, Hwa-Rin Dahm, and she must switch identities to keep the plot moving along. Bi-Kwang is immediately smitten, and thus we have a triangle involving only two people.

The story takes place in a setting in each side is trying to unify the Murim as a whole, and while this is taking place, Bi-Kwang who is extremely good at learning martial arts but doesn't want to learn it, gets into a deal where he takes the girl to see her grand father since he was the last person to see him before he disappeared and on the way he encounters many enemies and some friends (who show up from time to time) and he matures since he realizes why martial arts is so important and that he has been using it wrongly.
1995 to ? | chp | Publishing

Crimson Empire: Circumstances to Serve a Noble

Futaba, Haduki 2023
Sheila is a housemaid and exclusively serves Edvard, a prince. She also works as his security guard because of her past assassin training. She is all-purpose at work, but awkward when she is off. Although Sheila is competent at battles and operations, but she isn't good at love and establishing friendships. She, however, needs to use the various people around her to have Edvard take over the throne...
Nov 15, 2008 to Jul 16, 2011 | 17 chp | Publishing

Tokyo Alice

Chiya, Toriko 2023
There are so many things she wants, but she still hasn't found out what she's looking for... That's Fu Arisugawa, an office worker too busy with her shopping spoils and whose motto is "Shopping is Living." Meanwhile, for reasons she doesn't understand yet, she's interested in her cool-tempered and reserved boss. And there are her friends, too. Rio, who keeps her feelings towards Fu a secret; Mizuho, who always ends up dating losers; and Enjoji, who keeps interviewing University of Tokyo grads for an arranged marriage... Each are lost in their own way while searching for happiness. These four Alices wander through their lives of love... and shopping!!

(Source: Kodansha Comics USA)
Oct 25, 2005 to Aug 25, 2015 | 86 chp | Publishing

Gozen 3-ji no Muhouchitai3am Dangerous zone

2023
Momoko Nanase wants to be an illustrator, so it is unclear why she remains at a company that designs materials for pachinko parlors. The work is difficult and unrelated to her aspirations, assignments accumulate quickly, her coworkers range from the eccentric to the perverted, and all-nighters are common if not mandatory.

The only times Momoko sees her boyfriend are when she sleeps over at his apartment, leading them to gradually grow apart. He and Momoko's female friends urge her to quit while she is still new and not yet burnt out. But despite having written a resignation letter, she keeps it in her desk drawer and is hesitant to turn it in.

One night, Momoko has a rooftop encounter with Masashi Tagaya, who works on the same floor in their building. She confides in him about her intention to quit, only to be told that the people who say that usually end up staying until the end. As time passes, Momoko questions if and when she should leave, as well as whether she wants to know Tagaya better.

[Written by Animeranku Rewrite]
Apr 8, 2008 to Jun 8, 2009 | 15 chp | Publishing

Kimi wa Kirakira

Yoshino, Aki 2023
Shinobu is a photographer-to-be who seems to have trouble adapting to school. Her male friend, glasses guy, who is the captain of the archery team, is worried about her. Then, she meets a football guy in an interesting way. Watching the guy play, she becomes enthusiastic about taking his picture.

(Source: MU)
Aug 8, 2008 to Dec 8, 2008 | 5 chp | Publishing

Myself ; Yourself Sorezore no Overture

2023
The novel is written as a prologue to the game by Takumi Nakazawa, who has also written scenarios for Ever17, and Memories Off 2nd, and is illustrated by Wadapen. Each chapter centers on one of the six heroines; chapters one through six are arranged as follow: Nanaka, Aoi, Syuri, Yuzuki, Hinako, and Asami.

(Source: Wikipedia)
Mar 30, 2007 to Nov 30, 2007 | 6 chp | Publishing

Heart no Diamond

Shinjou, Mayu 2023
Himeno's chest will hurt if any boy touches her because she has the diamond of the heart. However, when she was young, she befriended two boys -- the gentle Mamoru and the blunt Keigo -- who are able to touch her without harming her. Without knowing about the diamond of the heart, both Mamoru and Keigo promised to protect Himeno. When some people threaten to take Himeno's heart, who else will protect her but her knights?
(Source: MU)
Aug 3, 2009 to Apr 30, 2010 | 15 chp | Publishing

Celeste Blue

Sakura, Amyuu 2023
Eishi is one of those popular guys that are smart, good looking, and is good at sports. However, he thinks people and "love" are bothersome and would rather not deal with either of them. When his teacher told him to help this girl, Uta, to study, he dreaded the idea of having to stick with such an annoying girl. Soon, though, his heart starts to lighten up towards her.
(Source: Intercross)
2009 | 1 chp | Publishing

Macross: My Fair Minmay ~ Dreaming Prelude

2023
Focusing on the character of Lynn Minmay, this a book of scripts covering the period from episode 8 to episode 12 of Super Dimension Fortress Macross.
Apr 30, 1983 | 5 chp | Publishing

Nageku Shinigami

Miyuki, Mitsubachi 2023
Rondo is a death god who must retrieve the souls of dying people with a kiss. However, when he meets his next target, he finds himself distracted from his task by her sunny personality.
(Source: Aerandria)
Sep 20, 2008 | 1 chp | Publishing