Romantic comedy has been one of the most familiar genre of movies and television series worldwide for a ling time, mixed with romance and comedy. Lately, it has been also more popular among fans of anime and manga than before, which means the romantic comedy is now the field they should follow to keep up with the latest trends.
For both manga beginners and experienced lovers to enjoy the pop culture world, here are 5 best romantic comedy manga of all time including the finest completed series and the ongoing comic books. Of course, they are available in English at the moment.
Enjoy funny everyday incidents, interesting conversations and changing relationships between attractive unique characters in the romantic comedy manga series!
1. My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected
My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。), a.k.a. My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, is one of the best romantic comedy manga series of all time. Based on the 14-volume original light novel written by Wataru Watari and illustrated by Ponkan8 between 2011 and 2021, its manga adaptation started in 2012. In addition to the manga and light novel series, you can enjoy its popular anime adaptations consisting of three seasons.
My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected tells the story of the Service Club members, set in the high school in Chiba Prefecture. It is composed of a quibbling loner Hachiman Hikigaya, the prideful club’s president Yukino Yukinoshita and his cheerful classmate Yui Yuigahama. Their relationships between each other are changing as they are given a commission to solve a variety of problems introduced by other students.
Manga artist: Naomichi Io
Published: Since 2013
Serialized on Monthly Sunday Gene-X
2. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
As one of the most popular ongoing rom-com manga, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (かぐや様は告らせたい〜天才たちの恋愛頭脳戦〜) has been favorably accepted by lots of global fans since its serialization started in 2015. The Aka Akasaka’s masterpiece was first adapted into an anime series by a Japanese anime studio A-1 Pictures in 2019, followed by the second season in 2020 and the third one in 2022. There are also two love-action anime movie adaptations released in 2019 and 2021.
The psychological romance and comedy manga focuses on two elite high school students at Shuchiin Academy: the student council president Miyuki Shirogane and the vice president Kaguya Shinomiya. The rational and defiant girl with long black hair feels a great deal of fondness for Miyuki while the diligent and indirect boy fells in love with Kaguya. However, they are too prideful to profess their love for each other since they think it spells defeat to tell him/her their love first. It humorously depicts their varied attempts to encourage to do that.
Manga artist: Aka Akasaka
Published: Since 2015
Serialized on Miracle Jump (2015-2016)/Weekly Young Jump (Since 2016)
3. Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible
For sensitive fans for the latest Japanese manga, Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible (久保さんは僕を許さない) should be added to their reading list. The modern romantic comedy manga has been serialized on Weekly Young Jump since 2019, and the first volume translated into English is available in May, 2022. The expectation of its anime series adaptation is being boosted by quite a few early adapters especially in Japan.
Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible, also categorized as slice of life, places an emphasis on two cute high school students. A quiet and inconspicuous boy Junta Shiraishi is almost invisible to other people, but it’s found out that a smart girl Nagisa Kubo is the only classmate who can easily recognize him. He is getting along with her and three other classmates through trivial incidents and school events.
Manga artist: Nene Yukimori
Published: Since 2019
Serialized on Weekly Young Jump
4. The Quintessential Quintuplets
There are a bunch of harem categorized manga series that presents a protagonist surrounded by several heroines, and The Quintessential Quintuplets (五等分の花嫁) is one of the most well-known title in the modern genre. It was serialized on Weekly Shonen Magazine from 2017 to 2020, which comprises 14 volumes that have been already translated into English. Its anime adaptation includes two seasons (24 episodes) in 2019 and 2021 and an anime film in 2022.
First of all, The Quintessential Quintuplets suggests that a protagonist Futaro Uesugi marries someone of the Nakano quintuplet sisters. The main story is told by Futaro who looks back in time when they were second-grade high schoolers. The academically talented boy was asked to teach the quintuplets school subjects as a home tutor and each of the girls is getting closer to him through the school life.
Manga artist: Negi Haruba
Serialized on Weekly Shonen Magazine
5. My Dress-Up Darling
The boom of a recent romantic comedy manga My Dress-Up Darling (その着せ替え人形は恋をする) is sparked by its anime adaptation created by CloverWorks airing in the winter of 2022. Written by Shinichi Fukuda, the school-themed manga series has been serialized on Young Gangan since 2018.
Set in Iwatsuki, Saitama Prefecture, My Dress-Up Darling follows an inhibited high school boy Wakana Gojo, who devotes himself to making a Hina doll (a traditional Japanese ornamental doll). One day, his secret that he loves making and watching beautiful Hina dolls is accidentally disclosed by his popular classmate Marin Kitagawa; she asks him to help making outfits of cosplay that is her geeky hobby.
Manga artist: Shinichi Fukuda
Published: Since 2018
Serialized on Young Gangan
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For every fan of romance and comedy, those manga are highly recommended to read at the moment! Trying more latest comic books and looking back further in the manga history, I will add more recommendations to this Best Romantic Comedy Manga list later.
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