I really like no love romance stories and just the genre in general, however, im severely annoyed and pissy with it in manga. Although, I'm talking in a general sense. Here are just TWO of a couple of themes that are just grinding my gears to put nicely.
This is grating and depreciating. The guy physically points out that she is lacking usually countless times to her face. Often he is "bored" with beauties and stumbles upon the girl, led usually by her own clumsiness. Then he goes to his friends who are all like "dude, come on she's ugly" yet still know everything about her and tell him enough for him to start his quest. She eventually becomes dependent on him. He makes her cry at least 4 times. There is usually some Soirée of some sort attended by glittering rich folk of his class and he decides to be a renegade and take her, she stresses because she knows nothing and has never danced and nothing to wear. But he provides her with a dress and different hairstyle that he "knew" would be perfect for her. She looks beautiful, which proves she was never ugly she just couldn't dress! It ends with him saying something that resembles I love you but it usually said with more comedy than love. HOW ANNOYING. How dare you call a girl ugly and string her along and maker her cry. of course there are instances where this little plot line works and is cute with the girl not being spindless and the guy having a concious but I have found THOSE are not in excess
ENOUGH SAID. there are all types of girls in this instance, pretty ones, ugly ones, but they all have on thing in common, they are with a cheatea nd somehow loveshim. It is not just cheating during a rough patch or when they were on break or during a hard part of his life, not that that would be excusable, but is a lot of the time just because he wants to or because she is not doing EXACTLY what he wants. Then she cries but through her tears she is saying how much she loves him and wont give up on her. Of course he gets mad and says leave me, sometimes the girl does. of course the guy makes any other guy who tries to come within a football field of her life's a complete hell until he says some barbaric thing like "your mine.' Malicious cheating is unacceptable, and is seen often in manga, OFTEN. of course there are girl cheaters, but they are usually portrayed as pretty but super ugly on the inside beeeotches who end up lonely with nothing but her clique of dumb girls to console her.
I might continue this blog, there are quite a couple others that i hate but its already a big blog as it is. I do read other genres like action and mystery and historical and such but I love romance. I'm tired of having to search for a story where the girl isn't a spineless insecure mush and the guy isn't an a**face to put it nicely.