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*Men’s Kou

So I got a request for a recommendation from “humanbeing”. I figure other people may be looking for something similar so rather then answer directly, a post may be better!

Also if you have any other good suggestions just leave them in the comment box!

Question:
“… I have a favour to ask of you: could you recommend me a good shoujo comedy? With good graphics and not so long (unlike Oresama Teacher), without drama, but with some romance, cause comedies that I’m reading always lack it :< I like Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Bu (the heroine is just killing me) but it's long as well and I feel like having something light and short… I think I've read everything tagged as 'comedy' that you recommended here, but maybe you could help me? Oh and I don't like older looking graphics…" Answer:
Oh not a problem at all! A short comedy with romance but no drama.
Hmmm… kind of difficult! Because drama adds a spicy flair? I think.
Men’s Kou is fairly drama free but absolutely hilairious. I love the graphics too! A little bit of romance.

I’ve read Gokuraku Seishun Hockey too! But not enough romance. T_T

The Devil Within was also light on drama. Also hilarious. (2 Volumes)

Some other titles that may not fit the bill exactly but you may still like:
Gakuen Ouji
Bring it On (hasn’t been reviewed yet, oh my!)

Difficult. Especially since you’ve read the all of the comedy on the site haha! If I think of anything else I’ll definitely add it on.

If anyone would like a recommendation feel free to leave a comment anywhere or email me at recommend@yourgimmick.net

Name: Diamond Life
Manga-ka: Fujiwara, Akira

Volumes: 3 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.03 (Hiatus)
Scanlator: Riri Manga Scans (Closed) Romance Alley (Closed)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Josei
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary: Kanae dropped out of high school, because her father is a gambler while her mother ran away with her boyfriend. Kanae is twenty-two years old, and very poor working for a cleaning shop. She comes to have something to do with Haruki Oda quite by chance. Haruki is an IT millionaire and called “money-mad man,” or “the god of death.” Then Kanae’s life makes a sudden development. Money cannot be made by love alone, though love cannot be bought with money. People of today want to have both love and money. This get-happy-story is a must read for the present-day people.

-From Mangaupdates

*Easter correlation? Um… Nuns… and …. uh…. Church. o_o

Name: Rensou no Aria (My Destiny)
Manga-ka: Mitsuki, Miko

Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.05 (Complete)
Scanlator: Nagareboshi
Type: Manga
Genre: Action/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Aria’s parents have been gone since she was very young. Thus, she’s had to grow up in a “foster home” of sorts, and was raised by nuns. On her 16th birthday, Aria recieves a present in the mail– a ring from her “Daddy-long-legs” (a man who protects someone from afar while they’re growing up)! All of a sudden Aria’s life is thrown into chaos. Men try to run her over with cars, shoot her, and kidnap her. Relief comes in the form of Canon, who claims he’s her bodyguard. But can he keep Aria safe forever?

-From Mangaupdates

Name: Dear My Girls
Manga-ka: Kim, Hee-Eun

Volumes: 8 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.08 Ch.29 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Evil Flowers and Kyon Pyon (Joint Project)
Type: Manhwa
Genre: Historical/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Elizabeth March is one of four daughters from a prestigious family. The only reason she stands out from her sisters’ extraordinary beauty and talent is because she’s talentless. After her acceptance into the same academy all her sisters are at, Elizabeth encountered a chain of interesting things including getting off at the wrong start with a rich boy named Adrian.

-From Mangaupdates

Name: Stepping on Roses (Hadashi de Bara wo Fume)
Mangaka: Ueda, Rinko

Volumes: 5 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Viz
Scanlations: V.07 Ch.48 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Starry Heaven
Type: Manga
Genre: Historical/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Poor Sumi Kitamura… Her irresponsible older brother Eisuke keeps bringing home orphans for her to take care of even though they can barely afford their own basic needs! Just when Sumi’s financial problems become dire, wealthy Soichiro Ashida enters her life with a bizarre proposition: he’ll provide her with the money she so desperately needs if she agrees to marry him. But can Sumi fool high society into thinking she’s a proper lady? Moreover, is it worth giving up everything for this sham of a marriage?

-From Viz

Name: Queens
Mangaka: Ha, Sung-Hyen

Volumes: 5 (complete)
Licensed: Tokyopop
Scanlations: V.04 Ch.21
Scanlator: Purple Innocence (Inactive)
Type: Manhwa
Genre: Romance/Comedy
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Pil-Hyun is revered by all the girls at his school as Teddy Boy. Not only is Pil-Hyun cute, he also sews teddy bears for his crush. Convinced he was on the way to a relationship, Pil-Hyun was completely crushed when his crush beginsa one sided love for the manliest guy in school. Convinced to win Song-Ah’s love Pil-Hyun decides to become an apprentice to the mangaka of How To Be a Man, in hopes of becoming a man. But the author is a woman?

Name: Forest of Gray City
Mangaka: Jung Hyun, Uhm

Volumes: 2 (complete)
Licensed: Yen Press
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.10 (Ongoing?)
Scanlator: RedMadness (Inactive), Miracle Manhwa (Inactive), Evil Flowers
Type: Manhwa
Genre: Romance/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: In a last ditch effort to raise enough money for the rent Yun-Ook, a starving artist, decides to rent out the spare room in her apartment. Yun-Ook finds a room mate in Bum-Woo, but will the two get along? Especially with Bum-Woos’ secrets.

Name: Wild Ones (Arakure)
Mangaka: Fujiwara, Kiyo

Volumes: 10 (complete)
Licensed: Viz (Shoujo Beat)
Scanlations: V.08 Ch.41
Scanlator: Saigo no Shou, OneLove (Inactive), Night Walker, Omari’s Sister
Type: Manga
Genre: Yakuza/School Life/Romance/Comedy
Age Group: Everyone

Summary: When Sachie’s mother dies in an accident she finds herself living with her estranged grandfather. This would be completely normal if her grandfather weren’t the leader of a yakuza clan. Sachie quickly falls for her new bodyguard. Forbidden love.

*I suck at descriptions… please forgive me. -bows-

Name: Seduction more Beautiful than Love|
Manga-ka: Lee, Hyeon-Sook

Licensed: Yes (Viz)
Scanlations: V.05 Ch.15 (Complete)
Scanlator: Miracle Manwha (closed), RC Scans, Evil Flowers
Volumes: 5 Volumes (Complete)
Type: Manwha (Korean)
Genre: School/Drama/Romance/Teacher student
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Miss Jung is determined to become a great teacher. The only thing standing in the way is Ryumin, the school prince. Ryumin tells Jung that he would like to kiss her but turns out to be pulling a prank? Is Ryumin serious, or seriously playing Miss Jung?

Name: Kiken Jun’ai DNA (Our Dangerous Pure Love DNA)
Manga-ka: Kurumatani, Haruko

Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.03 Ch.17 (Complete)
Scanlator: Shoujo Manga Maniac
Volumes: 3 Volumes (Complete)
Type: Manga
Genre: Gender Bender/ School Life/ Romance/ Forbidden Relationship/ Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary: Leading lady Ami has always been under the shadow of her younger brother. Not in brains or sports, but in looks. Chihiro is actually a cross dressing female model and takes his role as brother way too seriously. Up to this point all of Ami’s potential suitors have been chased off by Chihiro. Will she ever find her true love, or does Chihiro have his own reasons?