Top Ten Shoujo Mangas

So when it comes to the best Mangas, we seem to see Naruto and One Piece etc dominate, having our poor Shoujo Manga being forgotten.

So this is a list of the best Shoujo's out there! I hope you enjoy ^_^

The Top Ten

1 Ouran Highschool Host Club

Ouran is a classic that simultaneously parodies and utilizes the shoujo genre. I adore the characters and their natural chemistry. The host club creates a really great atmosphere and truly convince you of their unbreakable friendship, but I especially love the two main leads Haruhi and Tamaki. They inspire you to be exactly who you truly are while making no apologies for it, but also to be wholeheartedly kind to others without holding grudges.

Haruhi shows that being a strong female character is not about being physically kickass or violent - it's about not losing sight of yourself and what's important to you as an individual. She is surrounded by gorgeous host club members but she can look past their appearances and see who they really are, much to their initial surprise. She is blunt, witty and intelligent and she actually has dreams for her future that she works hard for instead of drooling over hot guys (even letting romance take over her life). And what I love about Tamaki ...more

Definitely the best for me. The characters are all well-rounded, and who couldn't love the host club?! (Spoilers! You have been warned... ) especially Tamaki's emo attitude! And the plot has many twists and turns, some of which can beat the sanity out of you! Bisco Hatori is probably the best author out there yet, with her humorous comments and heart-breaking storyline which keeps you reading Ouran over and over. When you've finished the story, it just makes you swoon and cry out "WHY IS THIS IT?! " At the same time.

The lively attitude brought through all of the mishaps and mischief keeps you choking with laughter right to the end! I recommend this to every manga fan, whether boy or girl! 1st place definitely!

Oh dear... Ouran. I just hope Tamaki doesn't go into his emo corner because they didn't come first. But 5th is fantastic, just like Ouran.
All honesty, Ouran's story has been done so many times. The hot guys at the rich school, and the poor girl. But writer, Bisco Hatori would have to be one of the most creative and funny woman out there! All the characters are so in depth and unique, and when you finnish it you really feel like you've lost a friend. Or a part of you even.
At times, you will have to put the damn book down because you can't stop laughing! In a way, Ouran is simple, but it has a big impact and is highly loved by many.

I love Ouran! It simply makes me laugh, Ouran is the best way to wind down a terrible day when everything goes wrong because fangirls got over the characters is so much fun! And Haruhi is so easy to relate to!

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2 Kaichou Wa Maid Sama Kaichou Wa Maid Sama Maid Sama! is a shōjo manga series by Hiro Fujiwara. It is serialized in Hakusensha's monthly shōjo manga magazine, LaLa. There are currently 18 published volumes under the Hana to Yume Comics imprint in Japan.

Look I won't lie, I really do not like this Manga. I have tried to read it seven times. SEVEN TIMES! But I can't. It bores me, and I find the characters so hard to feel for. But! I know how much this Manga is loved and that is why I've tried given it 6th place.
I've seen Misaki and Usui dominate couples in polls, and seen forums of people rattling on about there love for this, so I have respect for this Manga.
A point many point out, is there love for Misaki's strong personality, and how she encourages girls to stand up against guys, and I agree heart and soul to that statement.

Usui is so HAWT~! >A< misaki is the most lucky girl in the world! I LOVE misaki's personality and how she's called the demon president. It's also funny how she calls usui a perverted outer-space alien! LMAO! Kaichou wa maid-sama ALWAYS makes me laugh

This shoujo manga is the BEST for me out of all other shoujo mangas.. I can't get enough of it and I love reading it again and again.. The plot, the characters, their personality, the setting, the events, twists, side stories, the way it was drawn.. everything is perfect.. It never failed to make me laugh and cry and laugh again like crazy..

And USUI? An epitome of perfection.. I would really love to meet a guy like him (how I wish).. Their love story is something you'll never forget.. I LOVE THIS MANGA..

I have read the manga like 5 times and watched the anime a billion times. When I finished this anime/manga I thought I would never fall in love with an anime ever again and I was right. I will always love this anime more than my boyfriend

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3 Skip Beat Skip Beat

Skip beat was the first truly good manga I read. It has amazing art, really lovable characters, and an overall great storyline/plot. My personal favorite character is Mr. Yashiro, Ren's manager. I feel like he is just one of us fangirls and I love him. Not to mention RenxKyoko. I will go down with this ship.

I love how Skip Beat is a manga for girls that is not solely based on romance. While romance is woven into the story I appreciate that they recognize that some girls aren't boy crazy and Nicholas Sparks and love at first sight and ugh. I also appreciate that the characters in this manga aren't based on cup size. I am a huge fan of manga as an art form and all books, but I still hate the way that girls are sex objects and guys are perverts. In Skip Beat, the women aren't all scantily clad and the men aren't talking to women's chests. For once each girl's boobs are covered. I started reading Skip Beat when I was younger and I had fairly strict parents and they couldn't find a ...more

Never once did I think acting was like fighting! Skip Beat is without a doubt amazing! Revenge? Hell yes says Kyoko Mogami!
I don't see how you couldn't love Kyoko, I really don't. One minuet she's yelling like she's going to battle, then the next she's crying at how cute something is!
So you see, Kyoko has given her life to a guy right? And then it turns out he didn't give a shiz about her... So what does she do? Get revenge of course! But that's not all, the lovable but scary Ren get's involved, just giving it even more edge! I'd love to give Skip Beat a higher place, but I don't want to be biased, so I give it 9th place. Please don't send your demons onto me Kyoko! I'll give you first place next time I promise!

Skip beat is one of the most awesome manga you will ever read it is so pure containing all types, drama, comedy, romance, showbiz, all in one! So it is highly recommended and it is in my top 3, start reading it immediately...

It is Its own thing, Kyoko as a protagonist is unique.

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4 Dengeki Daisy

It started off with a cliche' hook of "I'll always protect you. " But then it turned out to be so much better with a new and interesting plot. The book manages to keep the familiar ties with the shoujo mangas we know and love, while making it more realistic and and easier to relate to. There's also complete new in depth and more view on the characters rather than the standard lonely hot guy meets simple girl that thinks she's ugly and plain but is really pretty. The art style is also beautiful, and on top of that the manga artist is MALE, which makes this manga even better! In my eyes this is the absolute best shoujo manga out there.

Oh my goodness. I am completely hooked on this manga. Teru is one of the few female protagonists I have actually come to love rather than grown to hate. This manga has largely become a coming of age story for her and not just a romance. I have also really appreciated the "my pace" approach to Kurosaki and Teru's relationship. It feels very natural and it's so good to see characters who aren't rushing to fall into bed with each other before the relationship is ready for it. Now I just have to wait for the next volume.

I mean I rarely read shoujo manga (being a guy and all) but I have to say, this manga is really good :D
And for ONCE in a manga the girl isn't a weak twig, I mean I know that's the stereotype for shoujo manga, but they are always weak and useless and clingy and annoying, but not this manga! This one the girl can take care of herself and is strong, and its awesome! :D

I hiiighly recommend this underrated manga. Not because it's good, but because it's great - no exaggeration. With a refreshing plot, intriguing characters that have real depth and dark undertones, it always gets you engaged. The mangaka also likes to have a fun jab at shoujo stereotypes from the sidelines, which I think is a nice additon. The protagonist, Teru, is strong and resourceful and the leading male protagonist is one of my favourites out of all the shoujo's I have read. Reading this manga makes it feel like you're in the middle of an intense action/mystery/romance drama, which is only one of the reasons it is one of my top 3 mangas ever.
so worth it. WOw this was long but honestly the manga deserves it.

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5 Gakuen Alice

I completely agree that Gakuen Alice should be top 3. It was also my turning point in life to manga and just wow. Since I'm terrible with words I don't know where to explain how amazing and wonderful it truly is. If a character is sad you'll cry, if a character is angry and mad and just feeling alone, you'll be feeling that characters loneiness and anger, and then you'll cry. If a character is semi with their expressions but honestly cares for the good of someone very dear to them, you'll care for their immense compassion for them and their friend, and then you'll cry. If there is a character who is happy and a bit ditzy, you'll feel just as stupid and ditzy, and you'll be happy, and then crying. If a character if being humorous and just right out amazingly outgoing, you'll want to be outgoing just as much, and will want to make people laugh, and then you'll be crying because the comedy in this manga is just over the top. If a character is in love or has one of the strongest love for ...more

Gakuen Alice is one of, if not, the best shoujo manga I have ever read in my life. And that is quite a large number. It has elements of comedy, fantasy, adventure and mystery as well as romance. I found all the characters entertaining and the story never got boring.

While MIkan (the lead) may seem like a stereotypical ditzy shoujo lead, she grows out of it and becomes a genuinely likeable character worthy to be the lead in such a fantastic manga. Her companions are similarly likeable. Hotaru, her best friend, is definitely someone I would love to meet in real life.

The romance was great too. I usually despise love triangles but this one was good. It wasn't annoying because Mikan (the girl) wasn't overly indecisive. As for the story, I can't say much without giving too much away. Just know that it is developed, incredible and worth the read:).

If you haven't read Gakuen Alice, please please please read it asap. For those Gakuen Alice lovers who haven't voted yet, ...more

Waaah~ for me, Gakuen Alice is where my love for all manga and anime has started! Surely, at a young age prior to when I've watch Gakuen Alice, I've already seen lots of amazing anime like Sailormoon which is like a classic one for me. But I think, Gakuen Alice is where I started feeling enthusiastic, happy, sad and agitated when I had watched its' anime. But since the anime has only 26 episodes, I found its manga from mangafox and my love for manga had started from then on. It's actually like a turning point in my life.

This manga is the best one I have ever read! Although after this, I have also read lots and lots of wonderful manga, this is the only that I won't definitely let go off on the very top. It will always be the best among the others in my heart. Natsume and Mikan will always be the best couple for me and Natsume will always be my hottest guy!

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I keep reading this manga and like, seriously, it NEVER gets old. Although the protagonists may seem like kids who know no better, each have their own philosophies despite being 10 (don't even know what I was doing at that age). The character development as well as the romance part flows so naturally that the next thing you know, the characters are already together and you as the reader find it completely natural. no. questions. asked. It starts of feeling a bit innocent at first but it takes you into a whirlwind of emotions you might never find randomly the deeper you get submerged into the plot. Sure there were fluffs and fillers here and there but Tachibana made sure they were relevant to the story and character development and I find that very good. the plot twists were well thought out and the characters have their charms. The love triangle was not cringey and I thought that the school conspiracies was something that should be a regular thing in mangas. I love how everyone ...more

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6 Hana Yori Dango

In Hana Yori Dango, there is an incredible dynamic journey for most, if not all, the characters. Makino Tsukushi is an incredible role model to serve as the main character; her strong will and refusal to meet the superficial standards of her snobbish classmates gives readers an urgency to cheer for her as she stands up to the elite F4, the wealthy upper class, and all those that disregard her for her low status in society. Though the art style during the first few chapters are not exactly up to par, it is definitely a unique aspect of the manga's beginning. Nevertheless, the storyline and dialogue manages to detract attention from the art style, which does, in fact, progress and shape beautifully as the story develops. By the end, Hana Yori Dango is remembered for much more than just its art and plot. Yoko Kamio launches her readers through an incredible up-and-down journey of her characters and their given role in society. The central relationship between hot-headed, arrogant ...more

Yeah, best shoujo manga ever! So many emotions, so many feelings... Words are not enough to describe how good this is... Or how people so flawed can be so perfect!

I'm confused why this manga isn't one of the top fives. I recently read it, and I thought that it won't get out of my head. It is amazing how slowly the writer changes someone that is impossible to find love, ended up being someone who can't live without love. I was drained in different emotions while reading and sometimes I thought that Makino and Domyouji would be impossible getting back together again. The rollercoaster, the hills, up and downs of the relationship was so amazing that it could make us cheer or cry at one episode.

This is my favourite shoujo manga of all time. The character development is fantastic and (contrary to popular opinion) I loved the art. I've read it countless times and it never fails to make me laugh, swoon and cry.

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7 Kamisama Hajimemashita

This manga should totally be higher on the list. It's a very good manga, especially for those who want a nice, long manga. The main heroine faces problems that are very realistic and I love that the main couple doesn't just fall in love at first sight. I admit that I first looked at this story because I was bored, but I'm definitely a fan now. I'll be one of the first to cry and scream if ever this story gets put on permanent hiatus or ever stops getting scanlated.

This manga has everything and balances it all perfectly. Character development is really great and the plot is just... OOHHMMYYGOD... Basically. The romance feels right and NOT forced, and the female lead is really likable. And, of course, the male lead (s) are just awesome, as well. Also, the art, as well as the storytelling, is phenomenal, in my opinion. Just... Just go read it, please!

Personally, I think this should really be higher on the list. This manga has all the elements of a good shoujo weaved seamlessly together. The love story was touching, passionate and at the same time, funny. Moreover, it also includes wild adventures of the characters that keeps the manga thrilling and not boring. The supporting characters were also very likeable. I hope that they'll publish an update soon and that the second season of the anime will already be released :)) Overall, this is a must-read.

This is literally the best shoujo manga ever! As I read this manga, I was filled with so many emotions and feelings. This manga is so cute and funny at the same time. The art is really good as well and I really like and find this manga really creative. <3 Tomoe x Nanami~

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8 Fruits Basket Fruits Basket

Who wouldn't love this? I have not met one person who does not know about this amazing manga. It has a curse, romance, drama, and humor. And hello... Kyo Sohma is in it! He is just the definition of HOT! Tohru is also a great role model because she is nice to everyone no matter who they are and what they have done. She accepts everyone, even Akito who has hurt everyone in the story... Including Tohru herself. The romance is also adorable. To me, this is the best one out there.

This shoujo manga has just the perfect mixture of romance, life lessons, comedy, drama, and other psychological stuff. Reading this feels like you are actually with the Sohma family, you'll be heartbroken and won't wish to leave them so soon. Unlike those typical shoujo mangas where the problem is only about getting the hottest guy in school, this manga truly depicts how people are actually emotional because of real serious life problems. The author creates such that you grow with them, since she draws the characters as if their features mature at some point of the story. The chemistry between the characters doesn't feel rushed, so you'll understand completely about how they develop feelings for each other. Overall, it's the best shoujo manga I have ever read, strongly recommended!

Last year I attended a psychologist because of many reasons. One of the things I exposed to him was the fact that it bothered me to no end the fact that nobody likes how or who I am, and that I totally refuse to become anything else than what I already am. Then he told me that true change is not to become something else, but the purest form of oneself.
Then, a few weeks ago, I began to read this amazing story for the second time. Is was as refreshing and as lovely as the first time I read it. It's original, has such rich and realistic characters, and the psychological development is far superior to most of the mangas (even books) I've fallen for. But this second time I realized something else - that is, the change that faces every character is exactly what I talked about with my shrink; Yuki and Kyo finally got rid of the suffering of their childhoods and were able to be free... to become what they always should have been, what they always were inside. When I saw this, it was true ...more

I have read this story at least 7 times and never get tired of it. I plan to read it to my child when they are a little older. The anime was terrible in my opinion and had a lame excuse for an ending, also made the main character out to be completely stupid when Tohru's nature is to be kind-hearted and give you a sense of security. She isn't perfect, nor the smartest, sexiest or strongest character which is what I love about her, she is just average with a big heart even with all that she has been through. She has been bullied, lost a loved one, shamed by her relatives but yet keeps choosing to move forward with her head held high. I will always recommend this manga.

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9 Kimi ni Todoke Kimi ni Todoke

It's simply just a beautiful story about friendship and falling in love, overall living a life filled with ups and downs, and a chance to change.

I'm absolutely in love with this manga. Well, both the manga and anime are great. It's adorable how the story develops - The main character, Sawako, starts off as a really shy but kind girl, who is satisfied with making others happy. She just wants to be a normal girl, have friends, carry on the typical life of a student. She tries really hard but she still scares people, until Kazehaya shows up. He helps her win confidence in herself, he introduces her to new people, helps the classroom to see a new side of her, and eventually he falls in love with all the things she has to offer. Everything is perfect.

The supporting cast is also great, I have to admit I hated some of the characters as they were showing up (the antagonists, of course) but even the bad guys end up being cuties.

The supporting cast is amazing, which doesn't often happen in mangas where more focus is places on the main couple. I really love every character.

Although it's now more than 100 chapters, it continued be interesting.

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10 Last Game

Totally amazing. The artwork is neat and nice! Although, there are some parts that are a little bit rushed, they are still cute! Oh gods, I hope they're gonna make an anime for this. Even the manga, which is new, is already a big hit, what's more if this is an anime?

One last thing... HISATO X MIKOTO forever!

I really enjoyed this manga, the manga style is my type and the whole story is great too, I was like waiting for almost a year then just to finally see that they will get married in the end and FINALLY! I hope they make it into an anime, I will watch it for sure!

I really love the art style in this and the main male lead is so fun to read about! This is definitely one of my favorite manga and I really can't wait to see how things'll end up with the protagonist. It's also got a cute love triangle that makes me all fluttery to read about.

I really love this manga... it really is hard to get rid of the emptiness you feel after finishing it.

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The Contenders

11 Ao Haru Ride Ao Haru Ride

Liked this because it was kind of refreshing to me when I was reading this. Great artistry and nice flow of story, while there were times that I asked why she has to be like this or that. But I really enjoyed this, which is the most important thing when reading.

This is on of the mangas that I truly loved it has drama and romance in it this is definitely a must read... Iam still expecting the next chapter... I really like the author's style and plot of her mangas

I've read this like 5 times already and I never get tired of it. Love the art and the characters. Everything about thing manga is perfect for me. And I'm not saying this to oversell, but seriously, you'll miss most of your life if you don't read this.

The anime is amazing... the manga is too, but it gets so painful, you just want to cry and shout at the characters. It's one of the best mangas I have ever read, I love it a lot.

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12 High School Debut

To me this is the best out of the best of what I've ever read.
I fell in love with it from the first chapter and couldn't stop reading,
The story is really good and the art is well done too.
Without a doubt this manga is a MUST-READ.

This is my all time favorite manga! The characters weren't annoying. Also I fell in love with lead guy. You have to read this book no matter what. I literally finished this in 2 days. I strongly recommend for you to read this book.

MUST READ. MUST READ. MUST READ ALERT. The storyline is pretty unique as well!
REALLY JUST GO READ THE SYNOPSIS AND THE FIRST CHAPTER. It's not that I can relate to the main character... but this manga is just... my favourite! I don't know how to describe it but I'll aggressively promote it. MUST READ.

Simply heartwarming

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13 Vampire Knight Vampire Knight

IT is an amazing manga and for me reading it you really feel for the characters Yuki, Zero, Kaname you fall for them and their struggles. The love triangle is amazing and the anime was excellent. The manga has a mysterious quality about it that you get pulled in from the first page if you've never read a manga I recommend this you will not be disappointed its so good

A plot with unstoppable twists is presented with well-developed characters and beautiful drawings. Can't call myself a romance-lover but I was totally drown in the atmosphere, wished it never ended!
Ah and of course not to mention the hottest vampires on earth

A hit everywhere! People who have nothing to do with Manga, love this!
Vampire's have always been a hit among many, and so have hot guys batteling it out for that one, amazing girl.
Vampire Knight follows your average romantic vampiric story, but the art work and characters bring it to life, to snatch 3rd place.
Also, it has one of the most sucesful and satisfying love triangles ever. At one point you think she's found her Mr right, then something happens to go back to square one. A little frustrating yes, but exciting and keeps the story going at a good pace.

Absolutely amazing manga.

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14 We Were There

Even though reading the plot might make you think it is the stereotypical shoujo manga, it gets better each chapter. The story and art gets better as you keep reading, it is a truly moving story. If you like reading meaningful and deep manga, this is the one to try! The movie and the anime are awesome as well.

I just shared my opinions and love for Gakuen Alice and Skip Beat, and was scrolling along hardly stopping myself to comment on just about the nominated ones in here, but I just don't have the power to pass by We Were There or Bokura Ga Ita. This is also one of the best manga I've read, one of my all-time favorites as well, and a manga I can read for a million times and would be satisfied every time I finish. The plot is great and the characters were so real to themselves that I applaud the mangaka for not altering anything given that she has all the power to manipulate them, but really I feel that the characters were really real people dealing with the circumstances in their lives and that choosing to grow or lose is all up to them. I love this manga and forever will.

This must be at the top. This made me smile, laugh, cry, mad, curious, confused and startled. There were parts that really stabbed me straight to the heart and didn't make me sleep. The ending was quite abrupt but this Manga made me feel countless of emotions and it was really heavy until the end.

great

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15 Strobe Edge

Ah~ I love the heroine. She's simply so innocent and then because of a certain event that made her interact with the boy who lots of girls adore, she ended up feeling attracted for the first time. I think this manga has a very pure romance in it since the heroine simply looks so child-like but she readily knows how to act according to how she feels. I think she is actually just an honest girl and that she is really brave. Moreover, the guy is really hot and I love him!

This manga has a mild drama and kind of refreshing. It ended just good and enough. I feel happy whenever I saw this manga and hear of its name.

This shoujo lacks the drama which has become almost a standard for most shoujo mangas. This story though, shines for that itself. With a refreshingly different lead male, it tells the story of a pure and unrequited (initially) love. With great art as well, this manga is a must read!

Amazing! I loved it! You actually don't know which characters to cheer for, so it makes everything so interesting, rooting differently for everyone!

This mangaka has the most beautiful style I've ever seen in a shoujo manga.

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16 Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

In English it translates to 'My little monster'

This manga is a newer released one.. Maybe a a year ago. It is one of the most unique and phenomenon all love onesies you will ever one across.
The two main characters are Shizuku and Haru... It's about how they meet and whole lot more. There is also an anime :) I'm up to the latest chapter of he manga and am addicted! Its definitely a must read for everyone. :)

Enjoy!

The comedy is hilarious, the romance is adorable, the characters are interesting, and... What more could I ask for?!

This is my absolute favorite shoujo manga! A must read in my opinion.

Hilarious comedy, great story, non-cliche characters with weird quirks, and adorable romance. The couple pairings are so cute especially the beta couple Sasayan and Natsume.

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17 Faster Then a Kiss

So sexy with so little actual sexuality. The less male is very hot and appealing. And who doesn't love a secret romance? I really hope someone publishes this in English.

I like this very much... There are many handsome guys and its very interesting. It show us that true love will always together no matter how much the obstacles

Faster than a kiss was the first manga I read and it definitely was worth it! Amazing plot and wonderful characters.
This has got lots and lots of comedy that make you cringe with laughter. Also the character development is done with perfection.
I love the interaction between the lead characters. They have this undefinable chemistry that cannot b put into words and they look so cute together that it makes your eyeballs jump out! Plus their "secret romantic moments" will definitely make you all giddy.

Highly recommended. Must read!

I really fell in love this manga..i can't find any other manga or any love story better than..this story is so heart warming..nice..sweet and cute ♥♥♥

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18 Nana

Nana was an amazing anime. It made me cry a couple of time and it is really unique. When I was watching the anime I always taught Nana (Hachi) was going to get back together. Nana is really a awesome anime in fact it is one of my favorite and when I watch it I can sometimes relate to. The ending was good but I wished they showed Nana Osaki when she was in England. I wished she didn't chose Tamaki because all he does is cheat on her she should have gone with Nobu because he really did love her. I really think the anime was spectacular and it really is going to get you hooked. I finished watch it in 2 days. I really like it :D and whenever you watch it it's like you understand what there going through. BEST ANIME EVER :D

My 2nd one in rank. If maybe I haven't read Gakuen Alice first, Nana might have claimed the top first. This particular manga had actually opened my eyes to reality. Among all the other manga, this manga really focuses on how hard it is to live a life you have chosen with your career. It starts of with a fated meeting of two complete-opposite people and becoming best friends, following their dreams, meeting people, encountering obstacles, struggling to stand up, falling in love, choosing, making decisions, hurting each other, tragedy--- there were a lot of complications in life that was really portrayed in here. Whenever I think of this, I always end up in a trance and I can't help but empathize to the characters. Although, how great it should be if Ai Yazawa, the author, will finally continue this story until it finishes. Right now, the scans were all on hiatus and I still don't have any news of continuation.

You try, but fail to find Manga out there like Nana. Nana is incredibly unique, and shows you how strong friendship is in a whole different way, so that is why it gets NANA (7)
Nana meets Nana, and they instantly hit it off. And fate brings them together again to their liking. All of a sudden, the two have a new best friend in there lives! And that is what Nana is, the lives of two best friends who share the same name and lives. The music, celebrities and sex whirls around to make a dramatic and juicy Manga which is loved by many.

Best anime ever.
It makes you cry, laugh, scream. I finished watch it in 2 days. Unfortunately, there’s not a real ending, ‘cause Ai Yazawa is ill.
Great story, amazing characters and wonderful songs.

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19 Say I Love You

I wasn't so sure about this manga at first, but I fell completely in love with it. Of all the manga I read, I get most excited when a new chapter is released on this one. The side characters are amazing, too. Great character development pretty much all around.

The style is the best I've seen in manga's so far, and Yamato and Mei make a great couple :)
I found Mei so easy to follow in her thoughts, and the other characters are also have a good story

FAVORITE SHOUJO MANGA HANDS DOWN

I love this story and its anime it's like this the best one I ever read.. Who ever wrote this manga is pretty cool that what I would say✌️

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20 Ghost Hunt

Well it's more about ghost hunting and psyches than romance in general. But it's interesting to have the female lead alternating between being irritated and enamoured with the male lead, because he is mostly ice cold and rude in real life but he often appears in her dreams like some astral projection and be borderline angel to her there. Their relationship are not boring, to say at least, both because of their obvious line of job and many of their cute moments.
Additional info is that there is a big bomb somewhere on the series and because of that I have never moved on from this series at all.

If you are not too much of scaredy cat, I recommend this manga.

Ghost Hunt should be in the top 3 on this list. This is a solid, stellar series. Instead of saying it's light on romance, I would say that its plot and characterization are so well done that the romantic aspect doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things. There are very few shoujo mangas out there that could be as riveting as Ghost Hunt without a blatant romantic element, which is why it's such an impressive piece of work.

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21 Hapi Mari

The plot is awesome so are the characters

It has everything I guess? No comment... I love this manga *-*

It is the best romance manga I've ever read

ONE OF THE best MANGA I'VE READ.

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22 Kotoura-san

cute

23 Tokyo Mew Mew Tokyo Mew Mew

Tokyo Mew Mew is nice. But since she ends up with the wrong guy, I must admit I got pretty angry! It made me go mad! I don't even know why I voted for this anyways.

Before I watched Tokyo Mew Mew, I couldn't stand anime. Once my friend showed it to me, I was completely intrigued by the characters and plot, and it even got me watching plenty of other anime!

Tokyo Mew Mew is one of the best magical girl series I've ever seen. It has romance, action, and all the guys are HOT =D
I didn't think Ichigo ended up with the wrong guy though. After all, he was Ichigo's most loved person so I was happy with this ending.

I hated Tokyo mew mew the main character pissed me off

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24 Clannad Clannad

Clannad is a very emotional and sad story sometimes filled with happiness and sadness too. Its really the best anime out there and also the saddest one too. It touches the bottom of your heart.

I don't recall Clannad being a shoujo (more like seinen), but it's awesome nonetheless. Amazing art, and a solid plot. If you're looking for something to move your heart, this is definitely the show for you!

To be honest, I'm not a fan of Clannad... At all. But still I give it 4th place, because it still made me cry! And also, because people are nuts about it!
Clannad follows the life of Tomoya Okazaki, your average teenaged boy protaganist, as he helps his cute friends with their life crisis's. Despite there stories being quiet depressing, the characters stay happy making you laugh at there unique charm. At first it seems intierly average, but if you read between the lines, it's actually a very deep and heartwarming story.

Nevermind this. Clannad is one of the most enjoyable anime T.V. series, as well as visual novels I have ever watched/played. It's made me cry more than any other anime/visual novel I have ever watched/played, but it's not a shoujo manga. There's a Clannad manga (which I wouldn't recommend anyone to look at) which was serialized in a shounen manga magazine.
TL;DR It's a great anime, and it's not shoujo.

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25 D.N.Angel
26 Beauty Pop

Amazing! Th female lead had the most hilarious personality! Instead of the always blushing and dependant female leads. She had the guy blushing, she was in control of him, without even caring! But she wasn't dense, she was in tune with her suroundings, she knew how to manipulate people around her. She's still a very nice person. Love her character!

This is my favorite manga ever, I really wish to see more manga like this I really loved kiri, she's the best female lead ever!

I'd recommend Beauty Pop to any shoujo manga reader. The girl isn't weak, and her personality just makes me root for her. I can really relate to her and agree with her for everything (because we have similar personalities). Kiri's just so kyawaiii! YOU HAVE TO READ IT!

I love the storyline. It's cute and interesting. The hairstyles are so great and Kiri is my favourite character! She's got a totally awesome attitude which I love about her. She's carefree and calm about everything... How could I forget, it's Narumi X Kiri!

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27 Nodame Cantabile Nodame Cantabile

Amazing story about musical, comedy and of course "love"

28 Kurobara Alice
29 Suki Desu Suzuki-Kun

I love this manga. It is great and you can laugh and cry because of this. Even though it doesn't update it that much, you should definitely try it.

Love this manga. Wish it updated more but I can wait. It's well worth it.
You really feel for the Hikaru when he loses contact with Hoshino for two years. Then you are so happy when they meet again but find things have drastically changed.

I cried when I read it.. I really love it even tough its smut and the story its really complicated

I love this manga. I wish it update faster!

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30 Black Bird

Most supernatural shoujos are pretty weak on the supernatural criteria, but Black Bird manages to make it both adorable with romance and bloody with fighting and blood. You grow to love each of the characters for their faults (including the main antagonist) and as the chapters go on, clinging to your furniture and desperately wanting for more. Definitely an exciting and wonderful read!

Oh come on. I feel the reason why this Manga is so low on this list is because people probably don't know it exists. I STRONGLY recommend you read this Manga,. It's beautiful, funny, VERY romantic and can even succeed in pulling your heartstrings during some of the more emotional scenes. It's amazing. Absolutely amazing. I find This TONS better than most of the Manga on this list.

I have one sentence for this manga: I simply like it.

Best manga I EVER read. It lets you feel all sorts of different emotions. Its seriously worth reading

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31 The Wallflower

... Lots of sexy :) :D

I haven't actually read that much of this manga yet, but all of it that I've read so far was just hilarious. I'm sure it'll become one of my favorites!

So FUNNY!
Anime version is completed so I watched it too!

Great story! Sunako-chan, who was devastated with her crush became an introvert and started hanging out with creepy anatomy models and skeletons. Her aunt, who owns a mansion with four bishounen with different personalities, made a deal with the four of them to make sunako a lady in exchange for free board and lodging. The story revolves around them while trying to make sunako a lady. Another charactiristic of sunako is that when she sees beautiful creatures, bishounen, or even bishoujo, she gets nosebleeds. SUPER LOVE THIS ANIME.

32 La Corda d'Oro La Corda d'Oro La Corda d'Oro is a role-playing game series targeted at a female audience under the Neoromance series from Koei.

Although I was a bit dissapointed with the ending (ok no spoilers) this is a very nice manga to read! The flow and the plot line was excellently made! It's all about music, and you just don't know how musical of a person I am. So give it a go!

33 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon

Ah... Where it all began. Even if you don't like this magic girl sensation, you have to appreciate that it along with others, influenced the Manga that we have today.
The tale of a normal school girl, who turns out to be a Princess from another planet, saves the world along with her best friends. And of course, win's love from her true love over and over again.
With much respect, Sailor Moon takes first place and is a legend that will never be forgotten.

Best Manga EVER! I loved this manga. It revolutionized the shoujo manga world. Will remain in my heart forever.

This was the first manga I ever read and I instantly loved it. I read it all at once.

I even bought the manga, it's so amazing, and the characters are lovely, so is the art style! I recommend it a lot.

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34 Omoi Omoware Furi Furare

It's a great story so far(at this point there are only 10 chapters in English and I also believe, Japanese). It's a love triangle, much rather a square, but it is also from the author of both Strobe Edge and Ao Haru Ride so it has great promise! I am currently loving it and hopefully the story will progress faster soon!

35 Horimiya Horimiya

About two people who are not who you really think that they are... Not too many cliches, but what do dyou expect from SHOUJO? Excellent art, but a tad bit frustrating at times without any developments every now and then like how a shoujo manga should have, so you could say that it's a bit slow moving as of the 29th of August 2013, up till where I've read, which is the latest available scanlation. A good read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it... I feel this manga should be advertised a bit more and was Shocked to see that nobody had given it a review, go for it, you will NOT waste your precious time; and THAT is a promise ^_^

What? This should be higher up. Super easy read. Super funny. No annoying characters. I'm not sure how the mangaka manage to turn a typical school love comedy into something that makes you crave for more. Just read this and you're gonna get exactly what I meant.

WHAT!? This should be WAY up there! It should be number 1! This is like the best manga in the history of all mangas!

Come on, man it’s fully shounen. Shounen mangas have non-harem romantic comedies too. - Undistinguished

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36 Momo

Momo was very interesting and cute! In this story, Mayu Sakai (also the mangaka of Sugar Soldier and rocking' Heaven) tells the story of 16-year-old Yume Odagiri, who meets a little girl named Momo, who in reality is a self-proclaimed "Devil" that destroys planets that do not meet her requirements! Unfortunatley, Earth is next on her list! When Momo asks Yume of what is her wish, Yume simply asks to be special. Momo grants it, and makes Yume the representative of the earth! Yume is now tasked to find seven reasons the earth is beneficial to cute little Momo, or risk the end of the earth and all humanity.

With a supernatural theme, underlying motifs of love and family, and gorgeous art, Mayu Sakai shines in this lovely shoujo series. A must read for fans of her other work!

37 Special A Special A

Special A is special because even though the plot is very common and all, you'll find that connection with the characters as you read on. Yeah yeah, there were times when I almost pulled all my hair off of my head due to Hikari's denseness but I guess you could say THAT is her character and she has such a very un-suspicious attitude, easy to trust and has no ill thoughts about others... Kei is! PERFECT! He knows WHEN to step forward and when not to when it comes to Hikari. He's hot and a gentleman at the same time. I like that the story is not JUST focusing on Hikari and Kei but also to the other characters in the story. This is not only a love story but a story about family, friends and dreams.

I really love this manga, it is about falling in love with a rival. It has an interesting plot. This is so funny because the girl is so dense but you'll definitely fall in love with Kei

I've watched the anime and loved it so much! I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

I can not beleave this is not in the top ten! it is the funniest shoujo ever! the romance is slow as hell due to the heroine being so dense (poor kei) but the every day life of their friend and their stories and them falling in love will never get you bored. go read it now. you will laugh so hard that your eyes may pop.

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38 Akatsuki no Yona

Woah? I seriously can't believe this manga's not one of the top tens. The story-line's awesome. You will be craving for the next chapter after the other. The manga goes beyond 100 chapters but I don't find it a drag to read. I have read this over 5 times and still find it awesome. You will be able to see the character growth of a weak, frail girl to a strong heroine. I was really hesitant to read this at first since I'm not really into historical, not to mention, harem type of manga. But, boy!, Am I glad I gave it a shot & read it. The harem in the plot is not annoying unlike in the other types of manga. The art is beautifully drawn. I can really say Kusanagi Mizuho sensei is a genius for creating this masterpiece. Hands down for Akatsuki no Yona.

Woah? I seriously can't believe this manga's not one of the top tens. The story-line's awesome. You will be craving for the next chapter after the other. The manga goes beyond 100 chapters but I don't find it a drag to read. I have read this over 5 times and still find it awesome. You will be able to see the character growth of a weak, frail girl to a strong heroine. I was really hesitant to read this at first since I'm not really into historical, not to mention, harem type of manga. But, boy!, Am I glad I gave it a shot & read it. The harem in the plot is not annoying unlike in the other types of manga. The art is beautifully drawn. I can really say Kusanagi Mizuho sensei is a genius for creating this masterpiece. Hands down for Akatsuki no Yona.

This Manga is seriously one of my all time favorite shoujo manga! I love basically EVERYTHING about this Manga <3 The characters are developed very nicely, adorable, and very lovable. And the main characters are awesome for each other!
What I like the most about the manga, however is not just it's character development, but it's beautiful art as well. I've noticed that in many mangas that I've read, the art start gradually deteriorating or becoming less detailed as time goes by, but this mangas art has not followed this pattern. I personally love the art... It's so detailed and beautiful. Another aspect which really made me love this manga was the plot. In my opinion, the plot is what makes the story the most entertaining and the gem that it is. Although there are funny moments in the manga that occasionally made me LMAO and also little 'filler' sorta chapters are really interesting. Even with these chapters though, the story never really gets boring or side-tracked and sticks ...more

For me it's the best

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39 Fullmoon Wo Sagashite

Never will I forget the moment I started and ended this Manga. And I'm so happy it was my second.

Arina Tanemura is a Manga artist no one can compare with. Many take off her beautiful style, but none capture the emotion like her. And Fullmoon is her at her best, so it's given 8th place.

Misaki Koyama has one dream, to become a famous singer. But her vicious throat tumour is only getting worse, to the state where she will soon lose her voice. What happens next is for you to find out!

This Manga goes where most don't, suicide. And I think the way Arina Tanemura express's this among the characters is some what frightening. My love for this Manga will never fade... Ever. And I know many feel the same way.

Incredible drawings, touching story, truth, love, beauty, laughs and tears. Nothing more to expect from a manga than what Fullmoon can offer.

An good anime and manga touching store gives you lots of emotions you should also see it or read it.

Best shoujo anime ever! - Msptori

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40 Orange

I just love this. I cried when I was reading the manga and when I watched the anime. This is just beautiful. It's about a boy and his friends. The boy is in a lot of pain due to his mother's death which he thinks is his fault and his friends help him. It's kind of like Ao Haru Ride and kinda seems cliche at first but there's a twist. The story literally goes across time and space which makes it better in my point of view. The story is beautifully written and every characters' emotion has been shown so gracefully. It's a masterpiece and it honestly deserves a better spot then 56.

I both cried reading the manga and watching the movie. Probably the best manga I've ever read : distinct plot and strong friendship. Love the romance, so pure and loveable without having to show unnecessary scenes you get to see nowadays. I still can feel the strong love between them. RECOMMENDED, for sure.

I love romanced, tragedy, and school life to be mixed. And this one sure is the best. You'll cry every time you read this. No matter how many times you read it, it still give you the feels. Probably this one is the saddest manga ever.

Amazing! There's also an anime and live action if you're more into that

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41 Gokusen

I loved it, how Ojou is so derpy, but also strong! And how the members of the Yakuza were not 100% evil. And that ending though! I forgot her name so I'll call her Ojou, but anyways, SPOILER ALERT x Ojou x Shin forever!

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42 Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu

Loved it. I normally find myself bored with the so clichéd storyline, but I actually enjoyed this from start to finish

43 Mars

Even as I've drifted away from manga, Mars has stayed with me. It takes the typical and makes it individual and unique. The art uses the format of manga fully and flawlessly. The characters are written consistently and everyone gets a full human arc. It's a level of writing and art that you just don't see in most manga and I'm honestly surprised it's not higher on this list.

An amazing story. I'm surprised this isn't higher on the list and that no one voted for it. It has the cliche bad boy and quiet girl fall in love start. But the more you read the more plot twists emerge. There is even fighting and life and death situations. I highly recommend it. One of my top three favorites.

This manga should be way up on the list! I liked it a lot. It has a bit of a stereotypical plot but the atmosphere and the artwork are amazing. The girl that no one notices at school has a dark secret and the handsome cool guy has a dark past. They fall in love and (no spoilers) but really it's a mature (not in that way) emotion centred manga.
I recommend it... It's one of my top 5

One of the best. It deals with dark aspects of the human condition juxtaposed with the normal aspects of growing up.

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44 Nagareboshi Lens

It is such a great shoujo manga and it definitely, fits in the category as well.

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45 L-DK

I LOVED it! Super sweet, funny and sexy. Great artwork too. It's also quite sad and frustrating sometimes. Kinda stereotypical but with a nice twist.

Amazing! Should be higher up. This was the first manga I ever read, now I can't stop reading! Really worth it, trust me. This is definitely a MUST READ. LOVED!

The relationship between the couple is fab

Awesome! Love this manga so much!

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46 Natsume Yuujinchou
47 Cardcaptor Sakura Cardcaptor Sakura Cardcaptor Sakura, abbreviated as CCS and also known as Cardcaptors, is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by the manga group Clamp.

48th place? Come on, people! I think people overlook this manga because it seems childish. Well, it is meant to be for kids, but anyone else can enjoy it because of its brilliant characters, lovely artwork and great plot, and also for the underlying themes it has running through it. It taught me a lot about life, friendship and love. It's probably my favourite manga, and so I think it should at least be in the top 10!

The best shoujo manga ever. It's the only thing on this list that doesn't just have a bunch of stupid melodrama and yaoi/yuri. Highly recommended for anybody who enjoys watching/reading slice of life manga/anime filled with cute girls doing cute things. Anybody who enjoys mahou shoujo anime like Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, and Madoka Magica will love reading or watching this. Note: this may contain some objectionable content, like student-teacher relationships. If you just ignore it, you'll enjoy a nice, cutesy, heartwarming manga about a cute little girl with magical powers. It's definitely not just for little girls. By the way, I highly recommend you people to read the manga. The anime might be too long, tedious, and outdated-looking for many of you.

This was my first anime ever, and it is still my favorite. It's a cute story with a hint of romance, and Sakura's adventure to becoming a cardcaptor is one will make anyone smile.

The manga is very cute and amazing

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48 Oresama Teacher

AWESOME MANGA! The female is strong and badass in fighting. She's unique and not a girl that is annoying and thinks only about love every second. NOPE, she's way more cooler and definitely different from the stereotypical shoujo female character. it's not only the female lead that's awesome but the other characters are just as unique and has their own personalities make them hilarious and great. The plot is fantastic, art is drawn amazingly and manga contains so many funny moments that your eyes will pop out from laughing to hard. this manga will get you hooked!

Oresama Teacher is a unique manga. I don't think I can find any manga similar to it. The main female lead is strong and I like that type, and also hilariously funny. I laughed throughout the manga. And then the plot is well-planned, the characters are well described with characters that has their purpose in the manga. I think it is for people who would like to read a comedy manga, and probably a friendship kind of thing.

A really unique shoujo manga which strays away from the mainstream plots, characters and relationships in shoujo manga. Friendship is more central then romance, and the romance is very subtle and makes you think about the romance yourself rather than have the characters tell you everything. The art is beautiful and so are the many characters, it has great humour and some action, as well as a strong leading female. I really recommend it!

Unique plot, humorous, awesome art, excellent character development! Come on, this should be in the top 20!

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49 Taiyou No Ie

Full of laugh-out loud moments, touching and tear jerking story, and such a loving bond between the characters. You see them grow so much from the beginning. The art is clean and excellent, one of my favorite art styles. The romance is perfection and it takes cliches and turns them around in some unexpected ways. The familial story is realistic, complex, and heartwarming, and this is my number one for sure.

A great manga. It's sad, funny, cute, and suspenseful at times. Poor Mao feels neglected by her parents to the point where she was forced out of her home to live with her childhood friend Hiro.

Hiro also has a broken family with dead parents and siblings who haven't seen each other in forever. Both character's own past is sad.

Turns into a partial Love Triangle with Hiro's brother Daiki. Mao doesn't realize that Daiki likes her and ends up crying that she was blobbing about Hiro to him realizing how he must have felt.

Mao's father had an actual reason to avoid her, but her mother just comes up and says "Come back to me~" and she CHEATED on her husband and ditched Mao and her father!

Great artwork too by the way.

The manga was cute and heartwarming and sometimes you will feel happy and sometimes sad when you read it. It has a very good and cute romance but it is also about family.

I totally loved this one of my favourite...

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50 Hirunaka No Ryuusei

I can't explain it with word. But, this is the best shoujo manga I ever read! This manga really makes me feel like I'm the protagonist.. Both male makes me confuse, but I choose SENSEI! I REALLY recommend this manga for you!

This really should be in at least top 3. The heroine is likable. Both awesome guys. The ending is the best!

This shouldn't be here! It's my favorite manga of all time. Hot guys and a relatable main character. It's 11/10!

I love the story line and the ending makes my heart ache avery single time I read it. Over and over. But it's a nice kind of ache.

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