Top 4 Shoujo: Age Gap

Top 4: Age Gap Shoujo Manga

There’s something so wonderful in the taboo and especially when it comes to Shoujo Manga. What’s more taboo than a teenager dating an adult? Continuing my “Top 4” series I list some of my favourite series in each popular “genre” of shoujo.

Since Age Gap is such a popular genre in shoujo manga I wanted to set some ground rules when searching. Basically why do people love this genre so much? These series include adults and teens and are steamy romantic. That being said, sometimes it is creepy, so I’ll avoid those ones. What’s your favourite Age Gap series? Let me know in the comments!

Note: These are not in an order I love them all in their own special way! Also! All these series are complete and bingeable ;)


Kinkyori Renai (Loves Reach)

The most popular sub-genre of age gap shoujo is definitely teacher and student. Who didn’t have a major crush on some hot young teacher in high school?

Kinkyori Renai is without a doubt my favourite teacher/student series. In a rare combo this series also has the Heroine as a Tsundere making the series irresistible.

Read my full review on Love’s Reach


Love So Life

Another key sub-genre in age gap series is the “substitute family”. A heroine thrown out on her own left to rely on an adult man to take care of her. While the set up is mildly creepy, this series is the best of that sub-genre and manages to stay sweet as pie.

Love So Life is a heartwarming adorable series about a high school girl just trying to find a home. The kids she takes care of are a super cute sprinkle on top. A great read if you’re looking for a WHOLESOME slow romance age gap series.

Read my full review on Love So Life


Hana to Akuma

For variety I knew I wanted to add in a supernatural series. While my heart was torn between this series and Black Bird, the latter did end up being a little creepy.

All the series listed have a popular sub-genre and Hana to Akuma is no different. The age gap in this series is from the “father figure”. Hana is adopted and raised by the male lead but the series isn’t creepy by any means! Very sweet slow romance but very well rounded series.

Read my full review on Hana to Akuma


Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight

This series is one of the most recent age gap series I’ve read/collected. It is also the healthiest relationship in this collection I’ve gathered. While none of the selected series are creepy, this series actually promoted proper communication. Super refreshing to read!

The sub genre for this series is: Celebrity! Our Heroine becomes entangled with a popstar turned actor. They definitely face many challenges due to their age gap it still feels very sweet. Not to mention many fun steamy moments.

Read my full review on Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight

Boy carries girl on back laughing, from manga Baby I love you by Komori Mikko

I Love You Baby

Name: I Love You Baby
Mangaka: Komori Mikko

Volumes: 4 (Complete)
Licensed: Unlicensed
Releases: V.04 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life
Age Group: Everyone

Summary:  You are the “first” of everything for me who is afraid of guys.

A 7th grade girl by the name of Mirei is not allowed to do anything after school due to her strict parents, but one day she goes out on her own after her mom has left for work. That day, she meets a boy that seems to be younger than her. What will become of this meeting.

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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 5/5

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Ill win you over sempai manga of girl and guy

I’ll Win You Over Sempai

Name: I’ll win you Over Sempai ( Senpai! Ima Kara Kokurimasu! )
Mangaka: Shin Shinmoto

Volumes: 5 (Complete)
Licensed: Kodansha
Releases: V.05 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  Koharu’s has lived her young life by her mother’s motto: a good woman never gets rejected. But when the most popular guy in school turns her down before she even gets the words out, her whole world comes crashing down … until she realizes, if she just keeps confessing, she’ll never get rejected! And as an unlikely friendship begins between the two, she’s given an ultimatum: he’ll say yes when his heart leans 100% towards her! A goofy, assertive romantic comedy!

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Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Worlds End and Apricot Jam Manga

World’s End and Apricot Jam

Name: World’s End and Apricot Jam (Sekai no Hajikko to Anzu Jam)
Mangaka: Kirishima, Rira

Volumes: 6 (Complete)
LicensedKodansha
Licensed Volumes: V.06 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary
After breaking into Anzu Shinohara’s apartment and smashing his already broken keyboard, Hina Sakata quickly finds herself in his debt. As she works to pay him back, Hina finds out that Anzu is a vocalist in a band and becomes entranced, wanting to explore more of his unknown world. Will this unlikely couple last longer their fifteen seconds of fame?

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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Beware the Kamiki Brothers by Onda Yuj

Beware the Kamiki Brothers

Name: Beware the Kamiki Brothers (Kamiki Kyoudai Okotowari)
Mangaka: Onda, Yuj

Volumes: 6 (Complete)
LicensedKodansha
Licensed Volumes: V.06 (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
High-school freshman Iroha’s life is about to change. Her mother just got remarried, and they’re both moving in with her new partner and his sons. The elder son is really hot, but he’s far from normal ? and together with his cute younger brother, she’s now stuck with them both morning, noon, and night! The mean elder brother and Iroha just can’t see eye to eye, and as the distance between all three of them decreases, cohabitation has never been so heart-poundingly exciting!

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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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