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If you are a sucker for romance then you should read this article to find the best modern romance manga for you. Romance as a genre is widely famous among the readers and new mangas pop up every other day. To save you precious time, we have presented a list of the best modern romance manga for you to read.

12+ Best Modern Romance Manga To Read In 2024

13. Noragami

Noragami modern romance manfa
  • Alternative Title: Noragami: Stray God
  • Authors: Adachi Toka
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Genre: Action Adventure Comedy Drama Romance Shounen Supernatural
  • Where To Read: Kodansha USA

A god is known by the shrines that are dedicated to him. Yato is a stray God, and he does not have a single shine. He has no one who worships him, and his helpful assistant has also left his side. One day he saved the life of Ikiko Hiyori and saved her from a truck accident.

Hiyori has supernatural senses that allow her to see creatures from far shore. Now, Yato, Hiyori, and Yukine, who is Yato’s new weapon, are stuck together. Together they will find ways and help Yato discover and gain fame and cognition.

This modern romance manga has supernatural creatures and gods. The romance between the main characters develops realistically and is not rushed. The story has a good pace and plot. It has supernatural spirit powers, powers, God, etc.

12. Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss
  • Alternative Title: Kami-Sama Hajimemashita
  • Author: Suzuki Julietta
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Shoujo, Supernatural
  • Where To Read: Viz.

Momozono Nanami is a homeless girl. As she was straying in the park, she helped a guy who a dog was chasing. To return his favor, he gave Nanami his house keys. It turned out that it was a shine, and the man was the god of shine. There she met Tomoe, a Yokai fox who serves as the priest of the shrine. Now that Nanami has become familiar to Tomoe after kissing him, he is bound to protect her at any cost.

The romance in this modern romance manga is to die for. From the plot to the developments, everything is great. The female character is strong and resilient. The fox spirits also have a back story, which is written so well.

11. Maid Sama

Maid Sama modern romance manga
  • Alternative Title: Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!
  • Authors: Fujiwara Hiro
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo
  • Where To Read: Viz.

Misaki is a bold girl who is president of the student council. Formerly, her school was an all-male school and later became a coeducational school. Thus, there are more male students than female students, and Misaki has to keep them grounded.

But one day, she encountered Usui, the sexiest boy in the school, who happened to fall in love with Misaki. Usi knows Misaki’s secret, which is that she works as a part-timer in a maid café. Now Misaki must ensure that her secret gets hidden from everyone so that it will not tarnish her reputation as president in school.

This is a good modern romance manga where both the main leads are very cool. The romance is slow-burning, and both the characters are likable.

10. Snow White With The Red Hair

Snow White With The Red Hair
  • Alternative Title: Akagami No Shirayukihime
  • Authors: AKIZUKI Sorata
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Slice Of Life
  • Where To Read: Viz.

This is another beautiful modern romance manga about a prince and a red-haired heroine. Shirayuki has beautiful red hair, and Prince Rajin wants her to become his concubine. Shirayuki ran away from her country and helped a young man named Zen, who happened to be a prince.

The female character of this manga is smart and strong. The male lead cares for the princess a lot, and he is also a rich prince. The manga excellently portrays a healthy relationship between the main leads. The author takes the readers on the journey of Shirayuki and the problems she faced and overcame.

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9. Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket
  • Alternative Title: Furuutsu Basuketto
  • Author: Natsuki Takay
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Supernatural
  • Where To Read: Yen Press

Tohru is a schoolgirl who lives in a tent. The tent is on the Sohma clan’s private property. The owner made her aware of her mistake, and when he found out that she had nowhere to go, he allowed her to live with them in their house in return for doing household chores for them.

However, the Sohma family has some deep, hidden secrets that they have kept hidden from the world. Whenever they get touched by the opposite sex, they turn into animals of the Chinese zodiac. How will Tohru continue her life when she discovers this secret?

This is another amazing modern romance manga where the female lead is extremely kind. Because of her kindness, everyone around her is affected positively. This manga explores the family-related problems and inner conflicts among the members of the Sohma clan. The romance is slow-burn and develops slowly. There are many characters whose love lives will get explored, but the love between the main leads is the best.

8. Au Haru Ride

Au Haru Ride
  • Alternative Title: Blue Spring Ride
  • Authors: SAKISAKA Io
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life
  • Where To Read: Viz.

Yoshioka behaves in an unladylike manner so that her friends won’t consider her an outcast. One day, she met Tanaka Kun, who had come back to school under a different name. She has always liked Tanak Kun, but she was not able to express her feelings as Tanaka had to get transferred. They both liked each other as children but could not express their feelings because of a misunderstanding. Now that he is back, Yoshiko’s feelings have been rekindled, but the same might not be true for Tanaka.

This modern romantic manga presents the dynamic between childhood friends and lovers and all the unexpressed feelings. The story might feel a bit dragged on, but it is worth a read.

7. Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku

Wotakoi: Love Is Hard For Otaku
  • Alternative Title: Wotaku Ni Koi Wa Muzukashii
  • Authors: Fujita
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Comedy  Josei Romance: A Slice Of Life
  • Where To Read: Kodansha Comics

Narumi Momose is an office worker who is a hardcore otaku. Her obsession with bl manga, anime, and video games has always caused problems in her previous relationships, as every boyfriend has dumped her after discovering her unhealthy obsession.

As she was giving up on finding a partner, she met her childhood friend Hirotaka Nifuji at her office. He is her new coworker and knows her secret. He offered to make her his girlfriend so that their secrets would be safe and they wouldn’t have to look for a potential partner for the time being.

This is a wholesome modern romance manga with lots of comedy. It shows real adult life without adding any extra nonsense. It has lots of cute fights between the characters and a slow-burn romance.

6. Hormiya

Hormiya
  • Alternative Title: Horimiya: Horisan Ile Miyamurakun
  • Authors: Hero; Hagiwara Daisuke
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Slice Of Life
  • Where To Read: Yen Press

Hori and Miyamura look like any other teenagers. But both have secrets that they have not told anyone about. Hori Kyouko is the caretaker of her brother, and Miyamura has lots of piercings and tattoos. They both crossed paths unexpectedly and learned about each other’s secrets; now they are slowly becoming friends.

This romantic manga will take you on a journey of two teenagers exploring their friendship and emotions. The everyday mundane school life and romantic elements are written really well. All the characters are likable and sweet.

5. Daytime Shooting Star

Daytime Shooting Star
  • Alternative Title: Cookie Girl, Cream Boy
  • Authors: Yamamori Mika Status: Complete
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Romance; School Life; Shoujo; Slice Of Life
  • Where To Read: Viz.

This is a modern romance manga about Suzume and her homeroom teacher. When Suzume moved to Tokyo to live with her uncle, she got lost. A kind stranger helped her, who happened to be her homeroom teacher in her new school.

This is an age-gap romance manga with a teacher and student relationship. You can expect character growth in the series.

4. Living-Room  Matsunaga-San

Living-Room  Matsunaga-San
  • Alternative Title: Living With Matsunaga; The Share House
  • Authors: Iwashita Keiko
  • Status: Compete
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice Of Life
  • Where To Read: Kodansha USA

Meeko is a high schooler who goes to her uncle’s boarding house to learn adulting. She must learn all the things adults are supposed to do. There she met one of his uncle’s tenants, who is her senior. Her senior looks scary and impatient, but he always takes care of her.

This is a perfect modern romance manga completed for those who are looking for a light read. The chemistry between the characters is depicted beautifully. The art style is great. It also contains a love triangle.

3. The Demon Prince Of Momochi House

The Demon Prince Of Momochi House
  • Alternative Title: The Demon Prince; Momochi-San Chi No Ayakashi Ouji
  • Authors: Shouoto Aya
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural
  • Where To Read: Viz.

Momochi Himori is living in a haunted house despite being warned several times. However, she is not alone. In the haunted house of Momochi, three other guys named Aoi, Yukai, and Ise live. These guys possess supernatural powers. What will happen to Himori, who has been thrown into the world of supernatural spirits and yokais?

This modern romance manga has stunning art with a reverse harem theme. The relationship between the characters is adorable. The female character might feel annoyed at the beginning, but as the story progresses, her character becomes stronger.

2. An Incurable Case Of Love

An Incurable Case Of Love
  • Alternative Title: Koi Wa Tsuzuku Yo Doko Made Mo
  • Authors: ENJOUJI Maki
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Comedy, Josei, Romance, Slice Of Life
  • Where To Read: Viz.

Nanase worked really hard to achieve her dreams and became a nurse. And her coworker is the doctor, whom she has been admiring for so long. She has been in love with him and obsessed with Mr. Doctor.

This is another Modern romance manga where Female Lead is chasing Male Lead. However, she is not your typical girl; she is stubborn and sets her own goals. The ML is selfish and takes time to reciprocate the FL’s feelings.

1. Kaguya Sama: Love Is War

Kaguya Sama: Love Is War
  • Alternative Title: Kaguya-Sama Wa Kokurasetai, Tensai-Tachi No Renai Zunousen
  • Authors: AKASAKA Aka
  • Status: Complete
  • Genre: Comedy; Drama; Romance; School Life; Seinen Slice Of Life
  • Where To Read: Viz.

This is one of the best modern romance manga which revolves around the lives of members of the prestigious student council of Shuichiin Academy. Kaguya and Miyuki are geniuses, and both are members of the prestigious club. They have both spent so much time in each other’s vicinity that they have started developing feelings for each other. However, confessing is not as easy as it seems because it is a matter of ego. Whoever confesses first will lose.

The dynamic between the power couples is great in this romance manga. The story, art, plot, and art are on point. The story gets better after each chapter, and the character development is extremely good. If you want to enjoy a good read with lots of laughter, then you should give this manga a read.

Conclusion

In this article, we have shared with you some of the best completed modern romance manga that you should read in 2024. Now I’m sure you might be uncertain whether you should read them or just watch the anime. But I’ll recommend you to read the manga since most times animes are incomplete and will leave you hanging in the middle of the story.

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