Top 20 Best Romance Manga with Strong Female Lead (2023)

Romance is such a genre that will never go out of style, no matter what. It is loved by people of every age, be it teenagers or middle-aged people. So, in this article, we bring you the Top 20 Best Romance Manga with Strong Female Lead (2022). With its captivating and unique storyline, it has managed to be on the top list for very manga lovers. Here, we have ranked the anime based on the MAL ratings. So, without wasting any time, let us begin with the article.

20) Shikimori’s Not just a Cutie

Shikimori's Not just a Cutie

In the 20th position on our list of the Top 20 Best Romance Manga with Strong Female Lead, we have Shikimori’s Not just a Cutie manga. The series is about a beautiful and very popular girl named Micchon Shikimori.

Her boyfriend, Yuu Izumi’s life was filled with misfortune one after the other. But his life changed after he began dating Shikimori. Now, he is convinced that his bad days are going to end soon.

MAL Ratings: 6.89

Number of Chapters: 149

Status: On-going

19) Tomo-chan is a Girl

Tomo-chan is a Girl

Next in line, we have Tomo-chan is a Girl manga. It is about a girl named Tomo Aizawa who is in love with a boy named Junchirou “Jun” Kubota. The duo had been very close to each other ever since childhood.

When she was young, Tomo-chan was a tomboyish girl. Jun never noticed any of her attempts to confess her feelings for him and even thought that she was a boy at first because of her boyish personality.

MAL Ratings: 7.92

Number of Chapters: 56

Status: Finished

18) Queen’s Quality

Queen's Quality

The story is about Fumi Nishioka, a girl who tries her best to flush out negative thoughts from people’s hearts. She works with Kyuutarou Horikita and his family members. Kyuutarou gave her a home to live in as she was homeless before.

But, the story has a turning point when the Horikita family discovers that she has an unusual power inside her that could either be used for good deeds or for the bad ones. Read the entire manga series to know what happened further.

MAL Ratings: 7.95

Number of Volumes: 17

Status: Finished

17) Noragami


Following up, we have Noragami manga, which is about a girl Hiyori Iki who saved the life of Yato God and, in turn, got herself hit. Yato is a self-described “Delivery God” who wants to have many followers without having any designated shrine for him.

After the accident, though she survived, her soul began to leave her body. Now, she demands Yato save her life. With this, his life will now be finally changed.

MAL Ratings: 7.97

Number of Chapters: 99

Status: Finished

16) Dawn of the Arcana

Dawn of the Arcana

Next up, we have Dawn of the Arcana manga, in which Princess Nakaba, who is locked in a tower, is forcefully said to marry Caeser, the rude Second Prince of Belquat. Nakaba only has Loki by her side, who is an Ajin.

Nakaba is now supposed to resist all her pain and suffering and is asked to live her life like that. Suddenly, her powers are awakened, which allows her to see the past life, and future to herself as well as the others.

MAL Ratings: 8

Number of Chapters: 65

Status: Finished

15) Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the Dawn

In the 15th position on our list of the Top 20 Best Romance Manga with Strong Female Lead, we have Yona of the Dawn. The story is about a very beautiful girl named Yona, belonging to the Kingdom of Kouka.

She was raised under a protective shelter, saving her from all her misfortunes. However, this comes to an end when the act of treason scares her to snatch all the things that are close to her.

She realizes that her kingdom is not the same as before and so is asked to leave it with her childhood companion Son Hak.

MAL Ratings: 8.03

Number of Chapters: 222

Status: On-going

14) High School Debut

High School Debut

Coming up, we have High School Debut manga; the story is about Haruna Nagashima finding love for herself by playing softball. She has just come into High School, and now is the perfect time for her to find a nice boyfriend.

Haruna finds a dashing boy, You Komiyama, who was very popular that year. He then offers to help her learn about love. But on one condition, that she will not love her back. Read the manga to know whether she was successful in finding love or not.

MAL Ratings: 8.12

Number of Chapters: 52

Status: Finished

13) Last Game

Last Game

Now, we have Last Game manga, which is about a girl named Mikoto Kujou. The heir to the Yanagi Business, Naoto Yanagi was a good-looking and intelligent boy. But, the moment Mikota entered the school, she topped the exams and even bagged first place in athletics.

After ten years, they were in the same college. Now, Naoto decides to play the last game with her, in which he plans to make her fall in love with him and then break up with her. With this, it would be his victory, but instead, he started falling for her.

MAL Ratings: 8.2

Number of Chapters: 66

Status: Finished

12) Horimiya


Following up, we have Horimiya manga, in which the relationship of Kyouko Hori and Izumi Miyamura is shown. Kyouko Hori is a good-looking girl, often regarded as beauty with brains. But, Izumi was a submissive-looking boy.

No one ever imagined that the duo could ever get together. The two became friends soon as they both shared common similarities, sharing a secret about each other’s lives from a different world.

MAL Ratings: 8.21

Number of Chapters: 128

Status: Finished

11) House of the Sun

House of the Sun

Coming up, we have House of the Sun manga, about mao Motomiya who feels there is no place for her after her mother left her. One day, while she was eating street food, Hiro Nakamura asked her to move with her to his place.

After his parents passed away, he finally decided to get his family back after bringing Mao to his place. Mao realizes how easy it was to live with him, and now she must invest her time in building the relationship and helping him achieve his goal.

MAL Ratings: 8.25

Number of Chapters: 53

Status: Finished

10) Bunny Girl Senpai

Bunny Girl Senpai

In the 10th position on our list of the Top 20 Best Romance Manga with Strong Female Lead, we have Bunny Girl Senpai. The story is about actress Mai Sakurajima, dressed as a bunny girl, who changed the life of Sakuta Azusagawa.

She is only noticed by Sakuta, as the other people fail to notice her even when she is dressed casually. She calls this Adolescence Syndrome, and Sakuta now tries his best to solve her mystery.

MAL Ratings: 8.27

Number of Chapters: 29

Status: Ongoing

9) Dengeki Daisy

Dengeki Daisy

Next, we have Dengeki Daisy manga, in which Teru Kurebayashi is left alone after her brother Souchirou dies. She only has daisy by her side, who always tries his best to make her happy.

Teru always talked with Daisy over the phone, which was gifted to her by her late brother, and she had no idea what he looked like. Later, she was asked to work for Tasuko Kurosaki, as she had broken the window pane. Continue reading the entire manga series to know more about the story.

MAL Ratings: 8.32

Number of Chapters: 75

Status: Finished

8) Love So Life

Love So Life

Love so Life manga is about Shiharu Nakamura, who loves children a lot. She likes to spend time with them in the orphanage and also wishes to run a daycare for them. At the place where she worked in a nursery, she met two twins, Akane and Aoi Matsunaga.

Once, when Seiji Matsunaga arrived to pick them up, the twins refused to go with him, so he asked Shiharu to babysit his twins. She agreed for the same as she was being paid double the amount, and with this experience, she would get one step closer to her goals.

MAL Ratings: 8.32

Number of Chapters: 111

Status: Finished

7) Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer

Following up, we have Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer manga, in which Yuuhi Amamiya approached Sir Noi Crezant. Crezant then starts dreaming of a story in which Animus tries to destroy the Earth with the help of his biscuit hammer.

During one fight, he was saved by Asahina. The only hope Earth has is with the princess and the beast Knights. They fight to survive the attacks of Animus’s golem, and now the Beast Knights have started learning about their strengths. He now has to choose between Asahina’s plans or saving the Earth.

MAL Ratings: 8.41

Number of Chapters: 65

Status: Finished

6) A Bride’s Story

Bride's Story

Love knows no boundaries, and this very theme has been beautifully weaved throughout the storyline of A Bride’s story. Despite the large age gap between the 12-year-old Karluk and 20-year-old Amir Haglal, both of them overcome their hurdles and work their way out.

The beautiful portrayal of the cultures and traditions of ancient Central Asia makes this manga a must-read for all. So, grab this manga series to know more about cultures.

MAL Ratings: 8.56

Number of Chapters: 95

Status: On-going

5) Our Happy time

Our Happy time

Next, we have Our Happy time, life is not a smooth road for all, but it can be given a fresh start at any point in time. Our protagonists, Juri and Yuu, are both victims of their respective dark pasts, and their life story has been patched with multiple attempts to take their own life. When fate intersects their paths, do you think Yuu and Juri can develop a new perspective on life?

MAL Ratings: 8.56

Number of Chapters: 8

Status: Finished

4) Skip Beat

Skip Beat

Now, we have Skip Beat manga, in which Kyouko Mogami followed her friend to Tokyo, where he was all set to fulfill his dream of becoming an idol in the industry. On finding out that he considered her more than just a housekeeper, she thought of taking an act of revenge. But, she was rejected by the industry and was offered a second chance later. To know whether she succeeds in her plans or not, continue reading the manga.

MAL Ratings: 8.58

Number of Chapters: 66

Status: Finished

3) Your lie in April

Your Lie in April

In the 3rd position on our list of the Top 20 Best Romance Manga with Strong Female Lead, we have Your Lie in April. In this Kousei Arima was exceptionally well at playing the piano; he used to gain a lot of appreciation from the audience as well.

However, when his mother passed away, he was so depressed and traumatized that now he could not even hear the piano’s sound. His dull and boring life suddenly changed for the good when he met Kaori Miyazono, a violinist, who helped him bring happiness to his life again.

MAL Ratings: 8.66

Number of Chapters: 44

Status: Finished

2) Your name

Your Name

Up next, we have Your name manga, which is a story of a girl Mitsuha Miyamizu who wishes to live a boy’s life. Meanwhile, Taki Tachibana is shown as a student who struggles between his job and future hopes.

One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not hers and is living the life she always wished for, and on the other hand, Taki is living Mitsuha’s life. To know what exactly happened to them, they both started to find each other.

MAL Ratings: 8.87

Number of Chapters: 9

Status: Finished

1) Fruit Basket

Fruit Basket

In the 1st position on our list of the Top 20 Best Romance Manga with Strong Female Lead, we have Fruit Basket. The plot revolves around a group of Chinese Zodiac spirits and gods who swore to stick together. It is because of this vow that the Souma family will reunite.

However, it appeared to them now that it was an unneeded weight. Tohru learns a family secret that has been kept hidden for a long time. It was when a member of the other gender caressed them that they were converted into an animal.

MAL Ratings: 9.06

Number of Chapters: 136

Status: Finished

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