5 Manga I Accidentally Fell in Love With

We all have those series we never thought we’d like. They could be from a genre we’re not a big fan of, the art-style isn’t too our liking or the story sounds mediocre. But sometimes we decide to give it a chance, and may be pleasantly surprised.  This post features five manga which I was so certain I wouldn’t like, but I ended up kinda loving.

Okusan – Ooi Masakazu

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As soon as I saw this series my first thought was ‘god, not another boob monster’, but it ended up being a boob goddess! The series is a gag manga that follows a young wife’s daily life. It’s filled with short and sweet stories, mostly staring her boobs, as she hangs out with neighbours, gets into trouble and flirts with her husband. It’s definitely not going to win any awards, but it’s a cute story that never fails to bring a smile to my face.

Funouhan – Miyatsuki Arata

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On the other end of the spectrum is Funouhan. I found this series while I was searching for horror manga, and the first chapter actually really put me off it. I waited a few months and saw it again with some more chapters and figured I’d give it another shot. Sure enough, I began to enjoy it. Funouhan doesn’t seem to really have much of a plot, it essentially follows this guy ‘Funouhan’ as people request him to murder other people. Except Funouhan never gets his hands dirty, he uses hypnosis to murder people. The series is quite dark, and definitely not for everyone, but perfect for when I’m in the mood for something screwed up!

Lovely Complex – Aya Nakahara

Lovely Complex Manga Cute Bride Carry Aya Nakahara

Lovely Complex (aka Love.Com) is actually quite a popular shoujo manga. Throughout high school people constantly recommended this series to me, and it was only a few years ago I actually read it. The series follows two high school students – a very short boy and a very tall girl – and their budding romance. It touches on a lot of issues like body image and school pressures. But it does have a lot of the cliche tropes of shoujos like love triangles and silly misunderstandings. So why was I surprised i liked it? I actually really don’t like Shoujo manga – at all. Lovely Complex was the first shoujo I actually enjoyed (yes that includes Ouran High School  – sorry to disappoint).

Geletaria Supernova – Kitahala Lyee

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So my first impressions of this series was definitely not as strong as the others on this list. I came across Geletaria Supernova when I was searching for a new BL series to read, I saw the cover and kind fo shrugged – looked pretty standard, maybe even a below average series – but gosh did I fall. The series follows a university student who has a friends with benefits relationship with a handsome stranger. Before they head off for sexy time, they eat at the same ice cream shop. However, the student slowly becomes more and more interested in the handsome stranger. There was something so innocent yet fragile about this series – like everything could go wrong in a split second. It was a really fun series to read, and I do read it time and time again.

Kannou Sensei – Yoshida Motoi

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In all my years of reading manga, actually consuming any kind of media, I have never really liked age-gaps in romances. I don’t know why, it just…irks me? So when I saw Kannou Sensei, a romance between a 20 year old woman and a middle-aged man, I was sure I’d dislike it. But it actually really surprised me. It sounds odd but reading this series reminded me of those old Audrey Hepburn movies – a sassy but kind of innocent young woman trying to understand the affections of an (and often awkward) older man. It definitely helps that the art is gorgeous in this series!

Thank you for reading! Do you have any series you accidentally fell in love with :)? 


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18 thoughts on “5 Manga I Accidentally Fell in Love With

  1. I hardly read any manga (it’s not that I don’t like it, but I just don’t have enough time with all the hobbies that I already have lol). But there is one series that I bought last year on a whim because I really liked the cover. And that was I am a Hero. An ordinary guy is trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. It is only not just your usual apocalypse type of story, and the Art is amazing. 😀

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  2. Lovely Complex is great. 🙂 Been awhile since I’ve read it but it has still stuck with me after all this time. I remember reading it in high school back when I myself had a crush on a girl who was taller than me.

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    1. Sorry I’m not sure which series you’re referring to >_<! In Lovely Complex there isn't an age difference just height difference and in Kannou Sensei I just said it was a romance series not a shoujo series.


  3. Please Save My Earth didn’t look that good to me, and I only picked it up because I got it cheap in an auction. Now, it’s one of my all-time favorites.


  4. For me it was Claymore. I checked it out from the library because I wanted a fantasy manga. I didn’t know what to expect from it. I figured I might like it. But I found I really loved it. Claymore has beautiful artwork, an intriguing story with lots of twists and turns, and some of the most nightmarish monsters I have ever seen. Not only that, but as a shonen manga it shows boys strong female characters. The female leads in this book are as tough as nails. They are warriors. I have to admit, I’m surprised it’s aimed for young boys being as violent and gory as it is. But then again, standards in Japan are different. Still, an all around great story, full of action and brimming with emotion.

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    1. Ooh! I’ve honestly been meaning to check that series out, but keep forgetting. I previously read a series called ‘Angel Densetsu’ by the mangaka and loved it (although it was a comedy and probably very different to claymore!). I’ll definitely be checking this out, I’m in dire need to see some kick ass females :D! Thanks!!

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  5. Ah, May-December love affairs (aka huge age gap affairs) thrill me. Now I’m interested in Kannou Sensei, since After the Rain is still ongoing and I’ve already read all the available chapters. Nice.

    Gelateria Supernova is super adorable, so much that I made a review about it in my blog.

    Funouhan is interesting too–gimme a handsome and mysterious character that likes animals and you’ll win my heart. :p

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