15 Best Shoujo animes of all time
Yes, the Shoujo is one of the best known genres in the world, is present in anime and manga. But how much do you really know about the genre? Is it really just about teenage romance destined to the young female audience or maybe goes way beyond that? With the best anime you will know.
1. Special A
Hikari Hanazono has always lost to Takishima Kei, thus considering his eternal rival. But, what Hikari doesn't know is that Takishima is in love with her. All your friends know this, only Hikari did not realize because besides being innocent, it is slow and does not perceive the very feelings that the Takishima feels…
The feud between the two happened when they were children, because Hikari had never lost a wrestling match until he met Takishima. From there, she began to pursue Takishima, challenging him in anything, sweating to defeat him academically and making him start studying in the same place he is, where he is in the special class called Special A Where only the top seven students Can enter and she is the second best student in Hakusenkan High school, losing only to Takishima.
2. Pray Monogatari!!
Gouda Takeo is a freshman in high school. He spends his days peacefully with his super popular childhood friend with girls, but insensitive, Sunagawa. One morning, on the train to school, Takeo saves a girl, Yamato, from being molested by a pervert. Would this be the beginning of spring for Takeo?
3. Akatsuki no Yona
Yona is the only child of the king of the Kingdom of Kouka, living a luxurious and uncaring life as a princess should. She had it all: from luxury clothing to a devoted father. But his almost perfect world falls in the blink of an eye so that there is an internal coup carried out by those who seek power. Now, Yona, who was once unable to touch arms, is eager to regain what belonged to him.
4. Cardcaptor Sakura
Kinomoto Sakura is designated the card Slayer by the seal keeper, Kerberos, when she accidentally opens the magic Book of the Clow cards and spreads them to the four winds. To protect the world from a disaster, she must capture all Clow cards with the help of her friend, Tomoyo, and Kerberos.
Tokyo: The Metropolis of Dreams, of opportunities, of great personal achievements. Nana Komatsu ("Hachi") is looking for a place to sit on the train that leaves towards the Japanese capital. She travels in order to find her boyfriend, Shouji, and get a job. Coincidentally, she sits next to Nana Osaki, who was traveling to the same destination, carrying with her a great dream: it becomes a great icon of music. Lead singer of his punk band "Blast", Nana Osaki aims to make a great performance in the "Blast", where her boyfriend, Ren, is the guitarist of a very popular band, the "Trapnest". Sharing the same name "Nana", the two girls quickly create a strong bond of friendship. Their paths will cross again when they see themselves in the search for accommodation. Eventually, the girls decide to live in the same apartment and, with that, friendship grows. And so they walk the "Nanas": Facing the follies of their lives and careers.
6. Natsume Yuujinchou
Natsume Takashi secretly maintains his ability to see spirits, but when he receives a book of inheritance from his late grandmother, he discovers why the spirits are always close to him. The book contains the name of these spirits, and by possessing it a contract between them and the owner of the book is done. Now Natsume is determined to release them, undoing the contracts.
7. To Haru Ride
Yoshioka Futaba has his reasons for wanting to "erase" his old image and start a new one in high school. Because she was beautiful, she was always ignored and misspoken by the other girls in the elementary, and, because of a misunderstanding, Yoshioka could not express his feelings to the only boy he ever liked, Tanaka. In high school she is determined to be the least delicate and feminine possible, so that it does not attract the attention of the boys and their friends do not envy her.
8. Sukitte Ii on Yo.
This first love story runs around Tachibana Mei, a girl who has never made friends or had a boyfriend in her 16 years. One day, she accidentally hurts Kurosawa Yamato, the most popular kid in high school. For some reason, Yamato becomes interested in Mei, and begins an unmatched friendship with her. He even protects her from a stalker, kissing her.
9. Lovely ★ Complex
A romantic comedy that tells the story of two high school students who are desperately looking for a love. Koizumi, a very charming and funny young woman, and otani a handsome and charismatic boy. But they both have a small impediment as they seek the right person: Koizumi is too high and otani too low. They always walk together, are even nicknamed All Hanshin-Kiojin (a duo of Japanese comedians). As time goes by, all of his friends are forming couples and only the two remain single. Maybe someday all Hanshin-Kiojin can find someone who really loves them.
10. Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket tells the story of a young girl of the second degree, Honda Tohru. After losing her mother in a car accident, she decided to live alone in a forest near her school. Never bothering anyone, she follows her life in honor of her mother's memory and works hard to do the best she can of her life. One day, she found a house among the trees not far from where she had camped. The villagers, Sohma Yuki, and their cousin Shigure are not entirely unknown. Sohma is the coolest kid in Tohru school! Would that be the opportunity to make new friends, and who knows, a new novel? Why all this mystery about the Chinese zodiac? And why the title "Fruits Basket"? Watch to find out!
11. Vampire Knight
Yuki's earliest memory is one night from when she was about 5 years old. In the midst of a snowstorm, she was attacked by a vampire and rescued by another, called Kaname Kuran, one of the few pure-blood existing. Ten years later, Yuki Cross becomes the adoptive daughter of the director of the Cross Academy, growing and becoming a college monitor, along with Zero Kiryuu, a boy who had his family killed by a vampire. The Kaien Cross Academy aims to prove that it is possible to peaceful coexistence between vampires and humans and try to promote understanding between the two races, even if the daytime class, composed only of humans, do not have the slightest idea of who really are the Students of the night class. The task of the monitors is precisely to prevent the students of the daytime class from discovering this truth and, for that, they need to be always attentive to keep everything under control. However, there are still many vampires, especially outside those walls, who do not share the same ideals of Kaien.
12. Kimi ni Todoke
At school, Kuronuma Sawako is feared by all because of his gloomy and frightening look. She has the nickname "Sadako" and few still know her real name. What you don't know is that behind that creepy look, there's a sweet girl, always wanting to make friends and trying to be nice. Kazehaya Shouta is the only person who does not discriminate Sawako and begins to understand it better. She admires and aspires to be like him: pleasant and full of people around him. With the help of Kazehaya, Sawako seems to have a chance to change.
13. Tonari No Kaibutsu-kun
Mizutani Shizuku is the kind of person who only cares about his grades and his plans for the future. But when she accidentally delivers class handouts to Yoshida Haru, he becomes convinced that they became friends. Haru ends up having a very innocent personality, but who would have thought he would actually confess to Shizuku?
14. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Romantic comedy about the Student Guild leader Ayuzawa Misaki, who is super strict with the behaviour of other students, and, for financial problems, she needs to work as "Maid (Maid)" in a cafeteria, and is discovered by the greatest Gallic College, Usui Takumi.
15. Ouran Koukou Host Club
Based on a manga by Hatori Bisco, Fujioka Haruhi has won a scholarship to study at Ouran High School, a school reserved for the prestigious wealthy. Despite what others might think of her, Haruhi does not care about physical appearances or the fact that she is humble. Unfortunately for Haruhi, his days as a high school student suffered a turnaround when she came across the Host club, a boys club that uses its specific features and charm to entertain the girls at the Ouran school. And to make Haruhi worse accidentally broke a vase of 8 million yen from the club. Unable to repay his debt with money, Haruhi had no other choice but to work for the host club, acting as a man host.
Better anime Shoujo that go beyond the romance
You can deepen more about the genre by simply conferring the 15 best Shoujo anime ever created, maybe so we can learn that the Shoujo is not only teenage romance, but rather, far beyond that. If you're a man, we have a list of the anime that most men like, check out the special list. And see also the list best manga Shoujo.
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