One of distinct themes in manga is sweet forbidden romantic relationship. Most genres have touch about the subject; be it blood related, step siblings, student-teacher, young-old or one of those Romeo and Juliet love story. The manga scanlation community has blessed upon us a large library of literature with this theme.

Two of the most frequently scanlated of forbidden romance manga are about love between family members and students and teachers. I found many great mangas with these stories. My list is long, so this time I’m only going to be listing family members romance manga. (Non-hentai, although some are smut.) Student-teacher romance will be posted soon.

Favorite Scanlated Family Romance Manga
(alphabetical order)


Ai Hime ai to Himegoto
By Mitsuki Kako
Genre: Shoujo
Lovers’ relationship: Uncle – Niece
Scanlation status: 2 of 3 volumes
Scanlator: Serenus Dreamer

One day Mao decided to follow a cat that leads her to a beautiful man, sleeping under a sakura tree. She took a minute to observe his beauty but the man suddenly wakes up. In the middle of the shock and confussion, she falls in love at the first sight. The man sweeps her heart (and her) off her feet and kisses her. They parted without even asking each other’s name. The next day, her parents took her to meet a person who will take care of her while they are abroad. The person who they introduce as her uncle is the same beautiful man. Mao suddenly found herself in a heartbreak and dilemma as they were to live under the same roof as uncle and niece.

This manga is all about facial expression, especially the eyes. Each dramatic moment swoop me off my computer chair. Mitsuki’s drawing style reminds me a lot that of Yu Asagiri, the author of “Panic”.


Akuma de Sorou
By Takanashi Mitsuba
Genre: Shoujo
Lovers’ relationship: Step-siblings
Scanlation status: Completed
Scanlator: Hush

A widow of several years, Kayano’s mother decided to remarry. The man of her choice is also a widower with teenage son. He turned out to be her school principal and his son is no other than Takeru, her trouble maker school mate. Kayano’s life becomes disarrayed because of him. But as time goes on, Kayano sees something more in Takeru inside his bad boy personality.

Takeru is so handsome! I had wished I was Kayano many, many times while reading this manga. I already read this manga 3 times and tempted to read it again soon.


Bara no Tame Ni
By Yoshimura, Akemi
Genre: Shoujo
Lovers relationship: half siblings
Scanlation status: 7 out of 12 volumes
Scanlators: Aerie Scans, Esthétique, JanimeS

From Aerie Scans:

After being dumped, followed closely by her grandmother’s sudden death, the chubby Yuri is left broke and homeless. That is until she discovers that her grandmother had been lying to her for years. Her mother is not dead, but is in fact a famous movie star, and very much alive.
Upon arriving at her mother’s house, she meets her three new beautiful siblings, all from different fathers. Her newfound family is filled with hilarious oddities, ranging from laziness to drunkennes to gay incest. She is constantly antagonized by her brothers Sumire and Aoi. And her sister Fuyou does little to help. And thus Yuri becomes little more than a maid in the household, catering to her siblings needs while her mother travels the world. But as Yuri’s warmth fills the house which before had been so cold…what will happen between her and her brothers? Can they come to see each other as siblings before it’s too late?

Bara no Tame Ni is a very dynamic story. I fell in love with Yuri’s simplicity and kindness. Her so far (v.7) one sided love for Sumire is heart wrenching. The manga was released in 1992, so the drawing style is not as sweet as the current trend, but expressive.


Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru
By Aoki Kotomi
Genre: Shoujo
Romance type: Twincest (twin incest)
Lovers relationship: 3.5 out of 10 volumes
Lovers relationship: ShoujoMagic

Summary from ShoujoMagic:

Yori’s attitude has changed. He and his twin sister, Iku, used to be inseparable as children, but lately Yori’s been different — eager to be apart from Iku. Iku worries that he hates her, but the truth is far more scandalous. Now, Yori would risk losing everything to have his little sister. Iku loves her big brother enough that she would never risk losing him, and so she’ll do what it takes to keep them together… but Yori doesn’t want to have her that way — as a sister dedicated to her twin. Can Iku ever love Yori not as a brother but as a man?

This is one of the hottest incest shoujo manga to date. Yori is so aggressive and scheming. Iku in the other hand is timid, naïve and weak. They are so greedy for each other. Twincest is a guilty bliss. It even got turned into a movie starring Matsumoto Jun (kyaa) which was released in Japan in January.


Deepening the Scar
By Midorikawa Yuki
Genre: Shoujo
Lovers’ relationship: siblings
Scanlation status: Completed one shot
Scanlator: Dragon Voice Project

This story is a part of “Hotarubi no Mori E” one shots compilation which has a common theme of painful separations. After 8 years of living apart, Ritsu’s mother makes peace with her husband. This brings joy to Ritsu, especially because she is reunited with her older brother. They were very close during their childhood and had kept in touch with letters and phone calls while they were separated. Now that they are together once more, their love for each other suddenly developed to something different than before. This story is so simple and straightforward.


Desire Climax
By UKYOU Ayane
Genre: Shoujo
Lovers’ relationship: half siblings
Scanlation status: 4 out of 7 volumes
Scanlators: Shoujomagic

From ShoujoMagic:

Omori Mio is 17 years old. To help out her desperately poor family, she takes on a part-time job. Then, one night, a boy snatches a kiss from her and offers her money, saying, “I’ll buy you.” Who is the boy who stole Mio’s first kiss…!?

This manga took me by surprise with its twists and turns. I am not going to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t read it yet. But there is an incest theme in the manga regardless of the synopsis above. The characters are so beautiful and hot, a great fit for a smutty manga with plot.


Itadakimasu
By Yoshihara Yuki
Genre: Josei
Lovers’ relationship: Ex in laws
Scanlation status: Completed
Scanlators: Condensation, Eden

From Condensation:

Naeko is a young divorcee who works in a bridal salon beneath her ex-husband who wants nothing more than for her to forgive his cheating and get back together with him. She wants nothing more to do with him. By chance she runs into the (now) young man Ouji who is the girl from her memories?! But why is he the girl from her memories?! Soon after meeting, they become engaged and start living together. The series follows our protagonists as they grow more in love, learn more about each other, fight and make-up and fend off Souichi – Naeko’s ex-husband and Ouji’s older brother!

Yoshihara Yuki is my favorite smut mangaka next to Kayono. Yoshihara’s plot portrays believable every day life and romance. Her drawings are clean, pretty and funny. I love her style! Itadakimasu is one of her few excellent creations. I was laughing and smitten by love at the same time.

Koi Kaze
By Yoshida Motoi
Genre: Seinen
Lovers relationship: siblings
Scanlation status: completed
Scanlator: Animewaves

From Animewaves:

Nanoka and Koshiro were separated at a young age when their parents divorced. Now, 10 years has passed, Koshiro has already forgotten about his younger sister. Yet, Nanoka has decided to attend the nearby high school and came back to live with her father and brother. However, the two have met just before Nanoka came back to live together and without knowing each other’s real identity, they went on a date, only to find out that they were actually siblings…

I first came across this title through its anime series. I can’t get over the soft and sweet drawing style and plot.


Me-Teru no Kimochi
By OKU Hiroya
Genre: Seinen
Lovers’ relationship: step mother – step son
Scanlation status: Almost completed. (3 volumes)
Scanlator: Gantz_Waitingroom, LONGBJS, Square Ocean

From Baka-Updates Manga:

Koizumi, Shintarou is 30 years old, a virgin, and has isolated himself in his room for 15 years. He has become a burden on his father, Koizumi Yasujirou. one day, Shintarou makes a proposition that if Yasujirou gets a girlfriend, Shintarou will come out of his room. It turns out that Yasujirou has already made a girlfriend, a young beautiful woman, Yoshinaga Haruka, who is with Yasujirou for her own personal reasons.Yasujirou and Haruka decide to get married, but Yasujirou dies on their honeymoon. Now Haruka decides to take care of Shintarou, and so this weird “mother and son” are now living together.

I’ve taken quite a liking to this manga especially because it’s about otaku life..


Tsumi ni Nureta Futari
By Kitagawa Miyuki
Genre: Shoujo
Scanlation status: 8 of 18 volumes
Scanlator: ShoujoMagic

From ShoujoMagic:

This tale of forbidden fruit is ripe with angst and taboo. Nineteen year old college girl Kasumi is traveling in Italy after a painful breakup. In Rome, she meets a handsome Japanese man and, knowing nothing about him, not even his name, she has a one-night stand with him. There should have been no chance of them meeting again, but when Kasumi gets back to Japan, she learns that fate has played a cruel trick! The man she slept with was Yoshiki…her younger brother!! And that’s only the start of it…

Even though Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wi Suru is more popular, I like this manga better. It is more exciting and intriguing! Kasumi’s and Yoshiki’s age also play a part; it is closer to mine than Iku and Yori. The smut parts are hotter too. =D


Honorable Mention

Auto Focus
By Roppongi Aya
Genre: Shoujo
Lovers’ relationship: step siblings
Scanlation status: completed
Scanlator: MangaONE
Info Link
I translated some SFX for this scanlation.

Eden no Hana
By Suetsugu Yuki
Genre: Shoujo
Lovers’ relationship: step siblings
Scanlation status: Completed
Scanlators: Da Gurlz Translationz, Esthétique
Info Link

Gekkoh
By Himuro Serika
Genre: Seinen
Lovers’ relationship: half siblings
Scanlation status: 3.2 out of 7 volumes
Scanlators: Chikan-Manga, M.I.L.F., Manga-Mania, Manga-Underground

Info Link

Kiss wa Naisho ni
By Takeuchi Masami
Genre: Shoujo
Lovers’ relationship: step siblings
Scanlation status: completed
Scanlator: Ephemeral-Dreams
Info Link

Lovesick
By Maria
Genre: Shoujo
Lovers’ relationship: step father and step daughter
Scanlation status: completed
Scanlator: Shoujomagic

Info Link

Sonan Jyanaiyo
By Izumi Kaneyoshi
Genre: Shoujo
Lovers’ relationship: siblings (sister – twin older brothers)
Scanlation status: 2 of 9 volumes
Scanlator: Animewaves
Info Link
The twins, Retsu and Tetsu are hot! I would gladly take Maku’s place and gnaw them.

Yoru Made Matenai
By Oota Saki
Genre: Shoujo
Lovers’ relationship: step siblings
Scanlation status: 2 of 9 volumes
Scanlator: Shoujomagic
Info Link


That is it. I hope my list is useful!

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