probably adding only japanese and korean novels... reading list for chinese novels is on my jjwxc account

prefer clingy/yandere female leads and not a huge fan of harem

one of the best romance novels that I have ever read is Imouto Life by Hitoma Iruma which is somehow not on here - too taboo to be translated? edit: longer thoughts on a novel will be posted as a review under the novel itself

update dec 23: been reading a lot of korean mtls, will update with some decent finds
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Created: Aug 5th, 2023, Updated: Dec 22nd, 2023
Created Aug 5th, 2023
Updated Dec 22nd, 2023
JP (4.5)
3 Chapters Every 100 Day(s) 4766 Readers 45 Reviews 01-25-2024
edit: I gave this another try and it changed my mind. 10/10
JP (4.7)
0 Chapters Every 8794 Day(s) 1969 Readers 6 Reviews N/A
one of the og adventure + romance novels back in the era when it was tough to get published (no web novels) and series usually lasted 10+ volumes or were axed early.... more>>
JP (4)
25 Chapters Every 154.3 Day(s) 1007 Readers 0 Reviews 01-08-2018
a really really funny romcom (harem) from my teenage days... more>>
JP (4)
61 Chapters Every 197.8 Day(s) 4980 Readers 11 Reviews 12-05-2018
always wondered how they got away with publishing literal p*rn in the mainstream media in the past
JP (3.7)
3 Chapters Every 79 Day(s) 149 Readers 0 Reviews 07-28-2023
not terrible... more>>
JP (4.5)
1 Chapters Every 1378 Day(s) 1579 Readers 10 Reviews 05-25-2020
KR (4.6)
247 Chapters Every 2.9 Day(s) 5754 Readers 46 Reviews 03-03-2024
jealous fl, above average story so far?
JP (4.5)
96 Chapters Every 54.9 Day(s) 11750 Readers 57 Reviews 03-24-2022
pretty okay.. 7/10?. centres around the male lead's manipulation of events in the main story to make things go smoothly... the female lead is cute but unfortunately she doesn't appear as much in the story as she should have.... more>>
JP (3.7)
25 Chapters Every 9 Day(s) 293 Readers 1 Reviews 08-29-2023
yandere short story... more>>
JP (4)
57 Chapters Every 25.8 Day(s) 1902 Readers 3 Reviews 03-18-2023
my god the pace of the romance in this novel is like when I took a bullet train in Japan - so freaking fast... more>>
JP (4)
221 Chapters Every 4.3 Day(s) 4519 Readers 24 Reviews 02-18-2024
no plot pure fluff
JP (3.9)
61 Chapters Every 16.9 Day(s) 1052 Readers 6 Reviews 08-01-2023
despite the tr*shy name, it's actually a pretty clean romance story where the fl is really in love with the ml and has orchestrated certain events behind the scenes.... more>>
JP (3.7)
0 Chapters Every 8769 Day(s) 337 Readers 0 Reviews N/A
a very old series that I read in my teens. i think it was published from 2008 to 2012? despite the name and the cover, it's actually one of those old-school rom-coms without a harem. there are only two female leads (a classmate and the eldest daughter) and one of them ends up as the winner.... more>>
JP (4.4)
0 Chapters Every 123.4 Day(s) 1021 Readers 2 Reviews N/A
another old-school rom-com series. two female leads (childhood friend and girl on cover), with decent character development all around. i enjoyed this as well.... more>>
JP (4.7)
0 Chapters Every 2000 Day(s) 1944 Readers 18 Reviews N/A
cute one short, might move it into another list for one-shots if this list gets filled up
JP (4)
31 Chapters Every 105.5 Day(s) 4894 Readers 10 Reviews 10-25-2022
this is a pure love novel under the guise of a harem shonen series. it was published back in the old days of harem, and was one of my favourite series because it combined the elements of non-harem romance with a good execution of a shonen series that fires the reader up.... more>>
JP (3.5)
40 Chapters Every 19.1 Day(s) 628 Readers 0 Reviews 07-19-2023
it's not bad, just that the subject matter is well... if you don't like it you won't like it.... more>>
KR (4)
6 Chapters Every 36 Day(s) 362 Readers 3 Reviews 01-09-2024
still reading (c79 MTL). too early to tell the quality but it has been an enjoyable read so far.... more>>
JP (4.2)
225 Chapters Every 10.4 Day(s) 4574 Readers 17 Reviews 03-01-2024
Another take on JP school romance, albeit one with an arranged marriage.... more>>
JP (3.7)
12 Chapters Every 26 Day(s) 305 Readers 2 Reviews 04-30-2023
short and cute novel, not sure why it's rated so low
KR (3.9)
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  1. skuxxman
    skuxxman· Sep 7, 2023 05:14 PM
    Is it possible to get that mtl for #2 Pick up the rejected pure love? clear.png
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    • nouni
      nouni· Author · Sep 7, 2023 06:49 PM

      it's on noble mtl. it is generally quite readable, the main issue being that the fl's name is constantly translated to "galaxy", so just substitute that mentally

      anyway, please be aware that it's a pure romance novel, which is why my rating is subjective

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    • skuxxman
      skuxxman· Sep 8, 2023 02:08 AM
      @nouni Hey I'm all for it, I don't like drama in my romances (not necessarily drama in general, more like that soap-opera, k-drama stuff), that's why it's been so hard for me to find a romance I like. Thanks for the link.
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    • nouni
      nouni· Author · Sep 8, 2023 07:47 AM
      no problemo, let me know if you find something good as well
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  2. Hykal
    Hykal· Sep 12, 2023 12:08 PM
    I'm interested on Imouto Life by Hitoma Iruma. There's hardly any info for the novel tell me how you read them if not physical copy 
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    • nouni
      nouni· Author · Sep 12, 2023 01:55 PM

      I don't have a shortcut for you as I read the Chinese translations. If you can read Chinese, I'll pass you the link.

      I was thinking about translating it from Chinese myself, but it's such a good novel that I don't want anything to be lost in translation (particularly when it goes from JP -> CN -> EN), even if the quality of the Chinese tl is amazing.

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