This post was inspired by the Top Ten Tuesday Tag on Extraordinary Book Titles because some manga titles could be pure WTF?!
Weird alliterative title goes perfectly well with weird were-animals studying to be wizards.
Hoppe Ni Himawari (Sunflower On Your Cheeks)
A cute story of a chubby boy who loves gardening and the baseball player who loves him.
Mitsumete, Yurarete, 15-bu (15 minutes, watching you, shaking)
Involves intense staring through the glass because train conductor was all shook up at seeing the love of his life
A very summery age-gap love story with grown up vibes.
Ezuke wa Yahan, Ano Heya De (Midnight Feeding in that Room)
I guess that explains the title.
Gozen Yoji, Sasayaku You Ni (Whispering at 4am)
It’s one of those ghostly love affairs that always breaks your heart.
My first impression was that it’s about futuristic time travel but no. It’s really about dealing with the past.
Koi No Senryaku Management (Strategic Management of the Love )
A very cute gay-for-you romance about salarymen.
Taka to Tonbi to Aburaage (The Falcon, the Kite, and the Deep-Fried Tofu )
Who’s who and why, I have no idea. Adorable schoolboy romance.
Also absolutely no idea about the nonsensical title but this one-shot had me LOLing.
Could be a pun or a reference to something obscure. I liked this girl-centric BL story.
Because of the cafe setting?
More charming atypical BL stories from the author of Mo’Some Sting, Tomoko Yamashita.
Chishiryoubun no Ai o Komete (Insert a Lethal Dose of Love)
Nothing so literal as the title page. It’s really about a guy who didn’t know he was gay until he found The One.
labradorescence. : a play of colors or colored reflections exhibited especially by labradorite and caused by internal structures that selectively reflect only certain colors.
Something the MC mentioned that was relevant at some point.
Realist ni Yoru Romanticism (Romanticism by the Realist)
A riff on the rich man x poor man trope made popular by Junjou Romantica
Irony Dress ni Sayonara (Goodbye to Irony Dress)
A beautifully executed story about a cross-dressing boy and his older boyfriend.
Hope you enjoyed this! My favorite is the first one. Try saying it 5 times fast. What are your favorite extraordinary titles?
Ezuke wa Yahan, Ano Heya de – Homerun Ken
A collection of interconnected stories ranging from cactus enthusiasts and compensated dating to vampires and zombies.
The Next Time We Meet, The Crimson Flowers Will Bloom: seemed more a friendship story than romance. I liked the seme’s blunt honesty.
Unable To Reach Neither Love Nor Friendship: they buy each other instead. That angsty search for connection and a place to belong to.
Midnight Feeding In That Room: A riff on the master-servant trope. Was going for dark but the interaction with the two couples gave it a much needed touch of levity
Zombie Cycle + Daybreak: a very poignant story of friendship and love that survived, sort of, the zombie apocalypse. Best story of the collection