It’s no secret that I love manga just as much if not more than otome games—I have the bank statements to prove it. But, when I’m not romancing 2D hotties on my Switch you can usually find me curled up on my couch with a manga or two. I read a lot of manga and played a lot of otome games over the years and I’ve noticed a few similarities between the two mediums. Of course my tastes are over the place: action, horror, romance, slice-of-life… I’ll give just about anything a try at least once.
Otome games are story-based visual novels aimed at women, where the goal is to romance your own personal harem of love interests. Short description of otome games
So, while I was looking at my latest manga TBR, it got me thinking, what are some manga titles that I’d recommend to otome fans, and thus this post was born. All of the manga on this list are available in English (either digitally or in print)!
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Bad Boys Happy Home is a slice-of-life boys love manga series by Shoowa with art by shounen artist, Hiromasa Okujima and published in English by SuBLime Manga. High school “bad boy” Akamatsu likes to blow off steam by sparring with Seven, a homeless guy living in a nearby park. But when Seven finds himself without a place to sleep, Akamatsu opens his home to the stranger. Two hot blooded men under one roof?! What’s the worse that can happen?
Life sucks, and high school bad boy Akamatsu needs an outlet for his pent-up frustrations. Seven, a homeless guy living in a nearby park, is just the outlet Akamatsu is looking for. Soon, he finds himself heading to the park every day just to pick a fight, even though he never wins. So when Seven ends up kicked out of his favorite sleeping spot, Akamatsu decides there’s only one possible solution to retain his fighting partner—invite Seven home to live with him!Official Synopsis
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- Genre: Boys Love | Drama | Slice-of-Life
- Author: Shoowa
- Artist: Hiromasa Okujima
- Publisher: Sublime Manga
- Price: $12.99 USD
- Length: 3 volumes (Complete)
My Love Mix-Up is a wholesome shojo rom-com by Wataru Hinekure, with art by Aruko, published in English by Shojo Beat. In this super cute series, an eraser and a small misunderstanding lead to a budding romance between two high school boys!
Aoki has a crush on Hashimoto, the girl in the seat next to him in class. But he despairs when he borrows her eraser and sees she’s written the name of another boy—Ida—on it. To make matters more confusing, Ida sees Aoki holding that very eraser and thinks Aoki has a crush on him!Official Synopsis
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- Genre: Shojo | Rom-Com | Slice-of-Life
- Author: Wataru Hinekure
- Artist: Aruko
- Publisher: Shojo Beat
- Price: $9.99 USD
I’ve Become an Omega Today is an omegaverse boys love manga by Sachi Maiki and published in English by Yen Press. Kanade has been in love with his best friend Munechika, an alpha, since they were kids, but when he presents as a beta, his hopes of being with him are shattered forever. But, maybe fate has other plans…
One wish. Ever since they were kids, a single desire saturated every corner of Kanade’s life. I want to be with Munechika. Despite that, his dream was only a dream—any hope Kanade had of becoming Munechika’s was shattered the moment he found out he was a beta. After all, an alpha like Munechika needs an omega… But today, everything has changed.Official Synopsis
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- Genre: Boys Love | Omegaverse | Slice-of-Life
- Author: Sachi Maiki
- Publisher: Yen Press
- Price: $15.00 USD
Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe! Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Between work, responsibilities, and bills… life can be pretty stressful and it’s kind of hard to fit in time for just relaxing. Hell, even hobbies can seem like work. So when I start to feel burn out rearing its ugly head I like to take a step back and chill with one of my tried and true comfort manga. A comfort manga is a series that you love, that you can read over and over again without having to worry about how the story ends. Comfort manga are like a warm embrace or an old friend, it makes you feel good to read it and when you’re not feeling your best these series are great for relieving stress. Comfort manga don’t have to be the best and they more often than not aren’t wholesome or comfy, in fact they can be downright trashy (most of mine are pretty questionable), but what’s most important is how reading the series makes you feel!
So today, I’m sharing my comfort manga, these are the series that I can read over and over again and even though I know how they end I never seem to get bored… When life gets me down these are the series that I read to mellow out…
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