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A note on a couple of the more frequently mentioned ones, if you're wondering where to go:

Special A has a a lot in common with Maid-Sama, in particular the super strong female lead from a poor family, and the "perfect" male lead who is in love with her. It's a touch more light-hearted and fantastical, and also I'll note that the SA gets better as it goes along, so give it a little time if you don't immediately fall in love with it.

Fruits Basket and Kare Kano both start out pretty light-hearted, but both get pretty heavy and dramatic before all things are said and done. Never tragically so--these are love stories for girls, after all--but things get pretty real.

Taiyou no Ie is more straight drama all the way through--it doesn't need to get real, things pretty much start out that way.

Say "I Love You" is Kimi ni Todoke, if you move the plot along at Light Speed and make everyone at the school a bit of a bad-ass.
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I don't watch much Shoujo bc personally, I don't like to watch shows that center around the cliche "boy meets girl" love stories but here are some that don't include any or much romance! :D

1. Love Live School Idol Project

2. Yona of the Dawn (although it belongs to a lot of genres)

3. Celestial method

4. Your Lie in April (not sure if it counts as Shoujo but its definitely not shounen)
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Pretty much every other shojo manga is inferior and will live in it's shadow forever
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All Wataru Yoshizumi and Taamo mangas. :))

I usually get bored reading manga from the same mangaka because the story often the same. But both of them are different. Their mangas never get me bored. They came up with different and great stories each title.
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Wow, I read through this carefully, but unless I missed it I'm surprised that no one has said My Love Story or Ore Monogatari!!
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Oddly enough, a lot of the titles I see people listing here, aren't even shoujo. GG.

1) Hirunaka no Ryuusei
2) Strobe Edge
3) Taiyou no Ie
4) Orange Marmalade
5) Ore Monogatari!!
6) ...

I think that's about it and well, I read A LOT of shoujo lol
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Posted 8/15/15

anniegoesmeow wrote:

I don't watch much Shoujo bc personally, I don't like to watch shows that center around the cliche "boy meets girl" love stories but here are some that don't include any or much romance! :D

1. Love Live School Idol Project

2. Yona of the Dawn (although it belongs to a lot of genres)

3. Celestial method

4. Your Lie in April (not sure if it counts as Shoujo but its definitely not shounen)


your lie in april is definitely shounen. Besides the art and story being very shounen, it was also in a shounen magazine.

love live! is a seinen. weird, i know, but it was published in Dengeki G's Magazine. (source: mangaupdates)

idk about celestial method, not familiar with that one


Rabbitan wrote:

Oddly enough, a lot of the titles I see people listing here, aren't even shoujo. GG.


well i think people equate romance focused on just one male/female couple (not harem) as shoujo, but that isn't the case. There are series that are very shoujo in story and art, but are listed as shounen based on the magazine in which they are published (see Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun).

But not all shoujo is romance either.... I have read some but can't think of names off the top of my head. lol probably Oresama Teacher, nothing ever happens there
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Skip Beat!
Taiyou no ie
Stepping on Roses
Hapi Mari
Orange (TAKANO Ichigo)
Love So Life
NANA
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Fruits Basket
Cardcaptor Sakura
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Nana
Honey and Clover
Mars
Petshop of Horrors

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I'm digging Ore Monogatari right now. As for what has ended a while back, of course I have to go with Fruits Basket and for something that JUST ended, I am going with Taiyou no Ie.
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Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama
AAA
Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura
Mink
Dream Saga
Sailor Moon
Fruits Basket
Instant Teen
Suki-tte ii na yo
Special A
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1 Ouran Host Club
2 Kaichou wa Maid Sama
3 Gakuen Alice
4 Fruits Basket
5 Special A
6 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
7 Koukou Debut
8 Bloody Kiss

I don't read much mangas, but I really love the first 4 mangas I listed above.
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I haven't read much shoujo, so I don't have nearly enough recommendations to fill out 10, but:

1. Orange
2. Ore Monogatari
3. Kimi ni Todoke
4. Horimiya
5. Ao Haru Ride

I consider Orange to be a cut above the others, because I really like the premise, and it goes into subjects that I haven't seen explored in other shoujo titles (depression and suicide), and treats them pretty realistically for a genre known for its melodrama. Also, the comic relief character in it is goddamn hilarious.
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