Romance is a never gets-old genre who always loved by a lot of people. Whether it gives a cliché ending, or unexpected twist and turn storyline, romance manga usually will lingers in everyone’s head a bit longer than any other genre due to its slice of life and feelings. Here are the synopses of 17 new romance manga in 2020 that you should know.
- 1. Kakkou no Iinazuke (The Cuckoo’s Fiancée)
- 2. 100 Nichigo Ni Kekkon Suru Futari (These Two Will Be Married in 100 days)
- 3. Kanojo Mo Kanojo
- 4. Saikin Yatotta Maid ga Ayashii (My Recently Hired Maid is Suspicious)
- 5. The Undead Lord of the Palace of Darkness
- 6. Reiko’s Style: Despite Being Mistaken for a Rich Villainess, She’s Actually Just Penniless
- 7. Koi Wa Tsuzuku Yo Dokomade Mo (An Incurable Case of Love)
- 8. Nettaigyo Wa Yuki Ni Kogareru (A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow)
- 9. Honey Lemon Soda
- 10. Kaguya-Sama: Love is War
- 11. Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Dai 4-Shou – Seiiki To Gouyoku No Majo
- 12. Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san (Please Don’t Bully Me, Nagatoro)
- 13. O Chikazuki ni naritai Miyazen-san
- 14. Akuyaku Reijou wa Kiraware Kizoku ni Koi wo suru
- 15. Aobara Hime no Yarinaoshi Kakumeiki
- 16. Ichioku-nen Button o Renda Shita Ore wa, Kizuitara Saikyou ni Natteita
- 17. Mieruko-chan (The Girl that Sees “Them”)
1. Kakkou no Iinazuke (The Cuckoo’s Fiancée)
A boy and a girl – Nagi and Erika, apparently got switched soon after their birth. Wanting to keep both biological and adopted children, their parents then decides to unite them by engagement, resulting both of them to be trapped in an unwanted relationship.
2. 100 Nichigo Ni Kekkon Suru Futari (These Two Will Be Married in 100 days)
This unique manga is a twitter comic about a couple who’s going to get married in 100 days. Each chapter will serve you a short yet interesting story with the number of their remaining days on the bottom of each chapter.
3. Kanojo Mo Kanojo
Mukai Naoya, a high-schooler boy has loved Saki since middle school, and he couldn’t contain his happiness when she accepts his feeling. Unexpectedly, a cute girl named Misae Nagisa confessed to Naoya. Misae is a good catch that making Naoya impossible to refuse her. Instead of choosing one between Saki and Misae, Naoya decides to go out with both of them. Can you imagine their love-triangle relationship?
4. Saikin Yatotta Maid ga Ayashii (My Recently Hired Maid is Suspicious)
Written by Konbu Wakame, this manga tells the story of a young boy Yuuri and his new maid. Young master Yuuri feels like there is something suspicious about Lilith, his new maid. The story keeps getting interesting as young master always being too pure and keeps believing Lilith’s tease and her lies.
5. The Undead Lord of the Palace of Darkness
This fantasy-action manga starts with a boy with a strange disease with pain all over his body that makes him unable to get off his bed. One day, he suddenly awake in a suspicious room where he meets a man in the so-called underworld and he doesn’t feel pain anymore. Well, it looks like he has been awakened from death.
6. Reiko’s Style: Despite Being Mistaken for a Rich Villainess, She’s Actually Just Penniless
Kujuin Reiko came from a once-great family name which actually has been indulged in poverty. She then goes to a prestigious school using scholarship. However, at her very first day, another girl tackled her and convinced everyone that Reiko is a wealthy villain from the world of otome game.
7. Koi Wa Tsuzuku Yo Dokomade Mo (An Incurable Case of Love)
Nanase Sakura determined to be a nurse after she witnessed a young doctor saving a stranger’s life five years ago. One day, fate encounters and she meets the doctor again. However, apparently, the doctor was nothing like the man that she imagined him to be.
8. Nettaigyo Wa Yuki Ni Kogareru (A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow)
Moving into the seaside town makes Konatsu Amano feels lonely. One day, she somehow gravitates toward Koyuki Hanami, an older girl that seems popular but quiet and out of reach by her peers. As the time goes on, they gradually grow close and find comfort in each other.
9. Honey Lemon Soda
Ishimori Uka is a shy girl who always finds herself feeling uneasy every time she encounter someone, but then she meets a boy on the street. The boy helped her when she was bullied, and he was sweet – as refreshing as lemon soda. Ishimori find herself wanting to change so that she can express herself properly for that lemon soda boy.
10. Kaguya-Sama: Love is War
Miyuki Shirogane, a student council president and Kaguya Shinomiya, a vice-president seems to be the most perfect couple. Both are smart, respected by their peers, and the best representative of the student body. Unfortunately, neither of them are willing to admit about their feelings toward each other.
11. Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Dai 4-Shou – Seiiki To Gouyoku No Majo
This manga is actually a sequel to Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Dai-3 Shou – a part of True Zero story. The story revolves around Subaru Natsuki, a young Japanese boy who find himself transported into another world, and this 4th sequel tells about Subaru and Emilia’s journey that faces new challenges in the Sanctuary, a village in Roswaal’s territory.
12. Ijiranaide, Nagatoro-san (Please Don’t Bully Me, Nagatoro)
Naoto Hachioji, or known as his nickname “Senpai” is an introvert and nerd student. One day, he meets a girl named Nagatoro, and his life gradually changed as Nagatoro starts to tease him. As time goes on, it turns out that her tease is well-sardonic and flirtatious instead of a simple verbal abuse.
13. O Chikazuki ni naritai Miyazen-san
Matsubayashi would like to get close to Miyazen, one of his classmates, and she unknowingly wanted to get close to him too. However, it seems like he has a trouble of communicating due to his embarrassing attempts of using references toward his favorite media.
14. Akuyaku Reijou wa Kiraware Kizoku ni Koi wo suru
Aikawa Eri, a high school student tragically dies in a traffic accident after staying up all night playing otome game. She reincarnates into Eris, the villain in her favorite game which makes her to change the story to avoid bad ending. Unfortunately, the story is hard to change.
15. Aobara Hime no Yarinaoshi Kakumeiki
Alicia, the Queen of Heileland kingdom was stabbed to death during the night of Star festival when an army of rebel stormed the castle, and the king left with his favorite mistress. Somehow, Alice was given her second life and encounter Clover, the one who killed her in her previous life. She then determined to change her redo-life in order to avoid the unfortunate future of the kingdom.
16. Ichioku-nen Button o Renda Shita Ore wa, Kizuitara Saikyou ni Natteita
Allen is a boy who recognized as a failed swordsman and desperate for a duel with an elite swordsman who bets on leaving the academy. Allen then unexpectedly encounters a mysterious Hermit who offers him the “100 million years” button. Apparently, the button will make him able to train for 100 million years.
17. Mieruko-chan (The Girl that Sees “Them”)
Miko is an ordinary high school student, but her life turned upside down when she suddenly able to see something that supposed to be unseen – monsters and paranormal things. She then tried to continue her life by pretending that she couldn’t see the horrors in her surroundings.