hello friends. i am in desperate need of new shoujos because i’m a hopeless romantic and it seems that i’ve somehow watched/read almost all shoujos in existence. please help me. shoot me a message. reblog this. anything.
here’s a list of my favorite shoujos that i’ve watched so far (favorites have a ♡)
Here are some fabulous shojo romance choices to keep you warm and cuddly! Enjoy! (No particular order)
Haru No Ride
Reason to read: The struggles the characters face are real. Futaba struggles with her identity, and Kou with his family and self-worth. We get to see these two characters fall in love and get many satisfying romantic moments!
Wolf Girl and Black Prince
Reason to read: At first, I wasn’t a fan of this one, but I am glad I gave it a second chance because this manga is freaking fantastic. The dynamic between the two has a rocky start but romance and reciprocated feelings soon ensure. Another great thing is that this manga actually mentions (and may in the future show) sex, unlike many shojo that tend to pretend that it does not exist.
Ouran High School Host Club
Reason to read: If you haven’t seen the fabulous anime, then go watch it and come back and read it. Your welcome. If you have seen it, then we all know what that final scene was missing. Do not fret! For this manga continues the antics and the romance! Everything from the characters to the plot are perfect in this manga and I can say with complete confidence that this manga has the most satisfying, heart-warming ending of any manga I have ever read.
Reason to read: I do not play an instrument and have never listened to classical music, but this manga gave me a profound appreciation for that world. Nodame is by far the most unique and interesting heroine I have come across in manga, and her relationship with Chiaki is great because the love takes a while to blossom, but that makes it a lot sweeter. There is a 3 season long anime series that I watched and enjoyed and I actually do believe that watching it might be a better option because this show does involve music, but the manga has a lot of spicy details that are fun to come back to after watching!
Reason to read: This manga is not everyone’s cup of tea, but those who like it LOVE it! The reason this manga polarizes people is because both protagonists are extremely quiet and shy, so we get a lot of glimpses into their thoughts and wishes, but not a lot of actual dialogue. The reason everyone should give it a try is because it really is an accurate depiction of the struggles of shy love and is really well drawn and cute.
Reason to read: Nanami proves that a cute face and dainty demeanor does not define her level of strength. Tomoe and her relationship grow so naturally and the special circumstances they are in makes the reader really want to root for them.
Reason to read: Hori and Miyamura show each other sides of themselves that no one knows and they become essential parts of each others lives. They are so freaking cute together!
Your Lie in April
Reason to read: First of all, I REALLY recommend watching the anime first. Our protagonists are musicians so if you actually want to hear their music, the anime is the best option. I would recommend reading the manga after watching the anime if you want to relive the pain good feelings. The strange thing about this show/manga is that technically, it is categorized as a “shonen” which automatically makes me think of lots of boobs and butts, but this show is an innocent and lovely choice for any reader! WARNING: sadness inside.
Kaichou wa Maid Sama!
Reason to read: Misaki is one of the most kick-ass girl characters. She juggles being the student council president with great grades and a job at a maid cafe all while her home life crumbles. Usui and Misaki are one of my favorite manga couples because they truly deserve each other!
Akagami no Shirayukihime
Reason to read: Shirayuki may look like a weakling, but she is actually mentally strong and incredibly brave. I have not read too much of this manga yet, but so far I like what I see, and since I always spoil stuff for myself, I know for a fact that love is around the river bend!
Cherry Boy, That Girl
Reason to Read: First of all, this is a Korean manhwa, not a manga, so you read it left to right. This freaking work of art…I love this manhwa. It has it all, twists, turns, love, deceit, tricks, and treats galore, all wrapped up in fully colored chapters!
Reason to read: OMGGGGG. It all started when Kujou knocked Yanagi off of his high-horse by beating him in almost everything: school, sports, and the like. Yanagai was one of those boys who has talent, but mostly gets what he wants because he is rich. Then Kujou comes out of nowhere and with her ordinary, plain-jane looks steals his pride without really trying at all. From that moment, Yanagi has followed Kujou to high school and now college to try to win the Last Game. Yanagi is the true gem of this manga because unlike in many shojo romances, it is actually told from the boy’s perspective and the boy falls in love first.
Reason to read: This is literally the epitome of the classic “competition –> love” scenario…and I love it. The charm of this manga is all of the different love stories that blossom between all of the other characters. There is a good anime for this show, but the manga is a tad better.
Love Stories/Romance/Shoujo Anime:
-Ao Haru ride
-Ouran High school Host Club
-Snow White with the red hair
-My little monster
-Black prince and wolf girl
-Sukitte ii na yo
-Bonjour Koiaji Patisserie
-Masamune-kun no revenge
-Kyoukai no Kanata
-Ao no Exorcist
-The devil is a part timer
-Boku no Hero Academia
-Yuri on Ice!!!
-Koruko no Basket
-Kimi no na wa
-Hotarubi No Mori e
-Tamako Love Story
-Koe no Katachi
-Kyoukai no kanata (mirai-hen)
-My Neighbor Totoro
-The Wind Rises
-When Marnie was there
-The Cat Returns
-Howl’s Moving Castle
-The Whisper of the heart
Hello, I’d just want to recommend anime to watchs ( ^ ‿ ^)-b. Gomen, if it’s placed wrong, please tell me. ⋋⁞ ◔ ﹏ ◔ ⁞⋌
These are animes I’ve seen and would recommend as well as some i would like to watch, I just decided to post them and keep track of them here.
Animes I’ve watched
Ouran High School Host Club
Anime about a normal high school girl that breaks a hella expensive vase and cross dress as a guy to pay for it.
Attack on Titan/Attack on Titan: Junior High
Anime about a smol angry dude and his fight against tol naked things with the help of his hot, adopted sister and rlly smart friend.
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club/Free! Eternal Summer
Sports anime. contains angst in Eternal Summer and will make u question ur life plans. Iwatobi Swim Club is just half naked boys messing around.
Tokyo Mew Mew
(i watched this as a kid) Anime about girls who are named after foods and have the powers of animals. They try and fight against some demons i guess.
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Anime about a girl’s struggle with her tol crush who turns out to be a shoujo manga artist. its just one big meme.
Wolf Girl and Black Prince
Anime about a girl who lied about her boyfriend so asks for help from this closeted sadist.
Blue Spring Ride
Honestly this one just broke my heart. a really good romance anime with hints of comedy. tho after watching this i was depressed for a week and read the manga. its great. 10/10. just watch it.
Say ‘I Love You'
Anime about a shy girl and a popular guy. sounds cliche but has the best character development ive seen man.
My Little Monster
(at this point u can see i had a romance anime phase) a romantic comedy about an uptight girl dealing with this basically fuckboy nerd. theres a chicken in it.
Kimi ni Todoke
Romance anime about a shy girl who breaks out of her shell when she befriends the friendly popular guy in her class. comedy but can be angsty.
a gay, animated volleyball montage. just watch it, its already so fuckin popular.
Kuroshitsuji (all of it)
basically sherlock but as a 10 yr old boy. a guy makes a contract with a demon in 20th century England and the story goes from there.
One Punch Man
anime about a man who defeats villains with one punch, but since its so easy he soon gets bored of it so its mainly him trying to get to the market sales in time. theres a hot teenage cyborg and memes.
anime about 4 guys who struggle with romance. the sadist one is my fave <3
Prince of Stride
a gay, animated parkour/running montage. the plot can be questionable but it has great art and characters.
a fantasy anime with a cool plot but sickingly good romance. basically.
a music anime about 4 girls starting up a light music club. theres banter and cute scenes with good animation when it comes to instruments.
Akatsuki no Yona
a princess’ crush/cousin kills the king which leads to the princess having to go on a quest to acquire dragons and kill the cousin. theres a hot springs OVA.
Boku dake ga Inai Machi
ITS FUCKING AMAZING ITS A MYSTERY/ PSYCHOLOGICAL ANIME AND I LOVE IT, ITS GREAT, THE PLOT IS AWESOME, THE MUSIC IS AWESOME ITS JUST AWESOME GO WATCH IT.
a comedy anime with a old yet new style of animation, a little adulty (kind of like family guy). it has an amazing voice actor lineup and is really popular in japan.
Owari no Seraph
kids from an orphanage are taken by the vampires when a virus breaks out and kills everyone over the age of 13. it follows a child, Yuuichrou who escapes from the vamps and tries to kill them. (SO GOOD I LOVE IT MIKA IS MY FAVE AND SO IS SHINOA)
a horror anime that just fucked me up. it has an amazing plot and keeps you on your toes.
Diamond no Ace
sports anime about baseball. its hella long but its hella worth it. it follows a pitcher, Eijun Sawamura and his dream to go to nationals. (miyusawa is canon)
its about some kids solving mysteries i guess. (jk its great watch it)
it only just started but its gay and about some dude and his brothers i guess?
Animes I need to watch
Akame Ga Kill!
its about some dude who goes on a quest but gets kidnapped by a gang? (ive only seen 2 episodes)
some dude finds the most difficult way to dye his hair (its probs from twitter and ive only seen 2 episodes)
theres this book who kills people? and it has detectives?
Your Lie in April
music anime which apparently fucks you up emotionally.
Snow White with the Red Hair
apparently its like Akatsuki no Yona just without dragons?
have no idea what this is about but i read somewhere that its good.
ill probably update this monthly? if i remember. also i would recommend researching these animes on MyAnimeList or smth bc im not the most reliable person with my weirdass summaries. also these are the animes I mainly reblog about as now an anime blog rather than just haikyuu, tho it’s mainly haikyuu and I will never get out of that rut.
Seeing so many new animes that are getting their second or third season or mangas finally getting animated, while I’m still here waiting for my favorites to appear once again in our lives…. I’m happy and excited that Cardcaptor Sakura, Sailor Moon Crystal S4 & Fairy Tail are returning!!!
Snow White With The Red Hair,
Magic Kyun! Renaissance,
Yona Of The Dawn,
Ouran Highschool Host Club,
La Corda d'oro,
Ao Haru Ride,
Please!?!?! Their Stories Need To Continued in our Lives
Here’s a really long list of a ton of the more simple/generic AU’s I’ve seen floating around. I made this list for personal reference and figured having so many all in one place might be helpful to others, too. I tried my best to alphabetize but I can’t promise it’s entirely correct. Hope you enjoy!
-1920’s -1920’s con artist -1940’s noir -1960’s -3DS friends -6 weeks to live
-A Walk to Remember -Accidentally falls asleep on stranger -Accidentally hugging stranger thinking they’re someone else -Accidentally read their journal -Accidentally swapped items and have to return it -Accidentally take each other’s bags -Action hero -Addicts -Adventure -Affair -Afterlife -Airport -Airport bar -Aladdin -Alchemists Alice in Wonderland -Alpha/beta/omega -Alternate history -Amnesia -Ancient Egypt -Ancient mediterraneans -Ancient orientals -Ancient slavs -Android and human -Animal -Angel -Antique shop -Apocalypse -Archaeologists -Architect -Around the world -Arranged marriage -Arthurian era -Artist -Assassins -Asylum -Author and fan
-Babysitter -Back in time -Bakery -Band/musician -Bank robbers -Bar -Barista(s) -Battle of the bands -Bayside -Beach -Beauty and the Beast -Childhood friends reunited -Big Brother -Blind -Blind date -Boarding school -Bonnie and Clyde -Book club -Bookshop -Borrow payphone money -Both cosplay same character at con -Both stood up for blind dates -Break up -Bride Wars -Brothel -Bucket list -Butler
-Camp counselors -Camping -Carnival -Castaways -Catfish -Catfish uncoverer -Celebrity -Centaur -Changeling -Charmed -Cheerleading -Childhood companions -Cinderella -Circus -Civil war (American or otherwise) -Civilian and agent -Clubbing -Coffeeshop -College -College roommates -Comic artist and assistant -Conartists -Cop/detective -Costars in a movie -Cowboy -Craigslist meetup -Crashed their car -Crime spree -Criminal -Criminals on the run -Cruel Intentions -Cruise ship -Cursed -Cyber date -Cyberpunk -Cyborg
-Death race -Demon -Demon and angel -Detective -Deserted island -Destructive relationship -Disneyworld cosplayers -Dinosaurs -Disturbia -Doctor(s) -Doctor and patient -Doctor Who -Dog walker -Domestic -Dragon -Dream -Drug smugglers -Drunk calling the wrong person -Drunk texting a stranger -During war
-Edwardian era -Egyptologists -Elements (earth, water, fire, air) -Elf -Elizabethan era -Enchanted -English class -Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind -Eternal winter -Explorers (any time period)
-Fair -Fairy -Fairytale -Fake family -Faking It -Family doctor -Famous and fan -Farm -FBI -Festival -Fight Club -First time -Flower Shop -Forbidden romance -Foreign exchange program -Forest -Fortune cookie -Fortune teller and customer -Found their dog -Found their phone number in a library book -Fraternity -Freakshow -Friends with benefits -Fugitive -Futuristic -Futuristic resistance
-Game of life and death -Game of Thrones -Game show -Gang -Garden -Gardening -Gay for pay -Genderbend -Genderswap -Genie -Gets into a cab to find someone already in it -Gets lost at airport -Girl/guy next door -Ghibli movie -Ghost Adventures -Ghosts in love -Go to the same support group -Gods/demigods -Government spy -Greek God and Roman counterpart -Gypsy
-Hair stylist/makeup artist and actor/model -Halloween -Halloween party -Haunted -Haunted house -Have to take pictures for photography project -Heaven vs. Hell -Help moving -Heroes -Hidden talents -High class thieves -High School -High School reunion -High School teachers -Hiking -Hipster -Hitchhiker -Hitman -Hogwarts -Homeless -Horseback riding -Horror -Host/hostess and customer -Hostage -Hotel staff and guest -Hotel workers -Huge blizzard and only one hotel room left -Hunger Games -Hush Hush
-Jane Austen story -Journalists -Jurassic Park -Jury -Just keep running into each other everywhere -Juvie
-Kidnapping/ransom -Kindergarten teacher -Kiss bet -Kissogram -Kitsune
-Lab partners -Labyrinth -Laundromat -Law firm -Librarian -Library -Life guard -Little mermaid/merman -Looking for Alaska -Lose virginity bet -Lost -Lost at sea -Love triangle
-Mafia -Magic -Maid -Mailman and person who receives a lot of mail -Makeover -Marriage -Marriage contract -Masseuse -Masquerade -Mechanic -Medieval -Med school -Meet in diner at 2am -Mental hospital -Mermaid/merman/merfolk -Met at Comicon -Met on Tumblr -Met through online rpg -Military -Military school -Mindreader -Mirror world -Mistaken identity -Missed the same flight -Model -Modern royalty -Modern Tangled -Monster hunters -Monsters -Mortal Instruments -Movie rental shop -Movie star -Movie theater job -Murder mystery -Music bar -Music conservatory -Music teacher -Musician and fan -Mythology
-Nanny -Neolithic/tribal -New guy/girl -New Orleans -New neighbors -Nightmare on Elm Street Nuclear apocalypse -Nurse(s) -Nurse and patient Nursing home -Nymph
-Ocean -Office -Once Upon a Time -One’s blind and falls in love with the other’s voice -On of them is turned into a child -On opposite sides of a war - POW or spying -Orchestra player/pianist and concertgoer -Out walking their dog who starts chasing another person’s dog
-Pacific Rim -Paired together during an ice breaker -Pandemic apocalypse -Paralysis -Paramedics -Parenting -Park -Partners in crime (literally) -Partners in dance class -Past lives -Patients in mental hospital -Patients in same hospital ward -Pen pals -Personal trainer -Peter Pan -Pet runs away and other person finds it -Phantom of the Opera -Phone sex worker -Photographer -Photographer and model -Pilots -Pirate -Pirate and mermaid -Pixie -Poetry class -Pokemon -Police -Porn star -Poses nude for art students -Pretty Little Liars -Prisoner and guard -Prisoners/escaped prisoners -Private detective and client -Private investigator -Prohibition era -Project partners -Prom -Protester and police -Prostitute/escort -Public demonstrations -Punk rock
-Ranch -Reality TV show -Rebels against the government -Rebellion -Rehab -Reincarnation -Restaurant -Reunited -Rich family and servants -Riding the same bus -Riding the same bus multiple times -Rivals -Roadtrip -Roadtrip, serial killer -Roller derby -Robot -Roommates -Royalty and servant -Runaway royalty and confused commoner -Runaways -Running late for the same flight
-Sailor and mercreature -Sandman -SAW -Scavenger hunt -Scifi -Scream -Screenwriter and director -Sculptor -Selkie -Serial killer -Servant -Sex pact -Sex shop -Sex shop owner -Sex tape -Sex worker -Seven deadly sins -Shakespeare play -Share same layover -Sharing an umbrella -Siblings -Siblings best friend -Sits next to each other at an orchestra -Sits next to each other in theater -Sits next to each other on turbulent flight -Sitting by same wall plug -Skateboarder(s) -Skipping school -Slayer(s) -Sleepwalker -Sleepwalker in college dorm -Small town -Snowboarder(s) -Snowball fight, hits passerby -Snowhite and the Huntsman -Soldiers on opposing sides -‘Sorry about stealing your wallet last year, no I wasn’t drunk’ -Soul mates -Soulless -Space pirates -Space travel -Spartacus -gladiators or freed slaves against the Roman army -Specialty shop -Spectrumswap -Spin the bottle -Spring break -Stage magician and audience participant -Stardust -Step-siblings -Stranded -Steampunk -Strip club -Stripper -Struggling artists -Student and teacher -Study abroad -Stuffed animal becomes a person -Sucked into a video game -Suddenly become disabled/handicap -Suddenly caught in the rain -Summer job -Summer school -Superhero -Supernatural -Supernatural hunters -Superpowers -Surfing -Survivor
-Tailor and customer -Taken hostage at bank robbery -Tattoos and piercings -Tattoo parlor -Teacher and student -Ten Inch Hero -Terminal illness -The Breakfast Club -The Labyrinth -The one that got away -The Princess Diaries -The Vow -Theme park -Theme park mascots -Theme park workers -Theater -Therapist and patient -Therapist and patient in mental institution -Thieves on the run -Time traveler -Titanic -Tourist -Train ride -Translator -Trapped in an elevator -Trapped on a deserted island together -Treasure hunting -Triplets -Tutor and student -TV host -Twins
-Undercover lovers -Undercover stripper -Underwear model -Underworld -vampires vs lycans -Use someone’s charger -Use someone’s hotspot
-Vacation -Vampire -Veronica Mars -Vikings -Violinist(s) -Virtual world
-Waiter(s) -Wake up together in Vegas -Wedding -Werecat -Werewolves -What Happens in Vegas -White House -Wild West -Witch trials -Wizard AU where one accidentally apparates into the wrong house -World War II -Writer and editor -Wrong bag
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