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

Ouran Highschool Host Club

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!

Its like the best manga I ever read. The characters are very awesome. And the reactions are priceless. The story touched my heart. Like I've red an inspirational book. Its funny but also inspiring. You'll be as optimistic as Tamaki. As innocent and strong as haruhi when you're reading. I consider the twins' story very interesting, I almost cry (I can relate, not that I have a twin too) Then kyouya who is cool but also cares most about the club. The honey and mori that shows a lot of caring. You can find the true value of friendship here. You will realize what true friends really are. And that youll find a lesson while laughing. The most innocent love story I've ever known. I learned a lot of lesson here. From the stroy and characters. I thank the one who made this.

To be honest I thought I would hate this series. It seemed far too harem-ey with twins and cross dressing girls, but I fell in love with this series. The entire dynamic of the group and this rich society was amazing. This series is light hearted and funny and while they are entertaining tons of young women I somehow feel like women are being treated with respect. No huge knockers and drowning in cleavage here. I love that it's centered more around comedy than romance which is hard to find is manga marketed towards girls. I really like this series and would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Don't worry you get used to how strange the whole harem thing is pretty fast.

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

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.

Dude, this was one of the most typical manga I've ever read.

First of all:
You know why people like this? Because it's "different" because the female lead is strong. No, the female lead is a poorly written character and stereotyped. People think she's a tomboy because she knows how to fight back�"newsflash people! It's called being a violent, not boyish. She really likes to show it off to other boys she's stronger, and sometimes, they get beat up because of Misaki's misandry and feminism. Misaki spoils the girls while the boys get beat up. She's also selfish, instead of going with the idea the boys made for the cultural festival, Misaki threw the idea and created one that will satisfy her only, satisfying her selfish desire to bring more girls into the school, that only she wants. She's completely unappreciative and biased. The reason she's got a lot of boys tailing her is because of the Mangaka's poor writing, suddenly she doesn't give a reason why boys fall in love with ...more

I really like it. Usui is so hot. It's so cute when misaki and usui are together. I prefer that it'll be really nice if she writes more. I'm in love with it. It's the best manga I've read till now. I really wish I was in misaki's place. I really envy her. She looks pretty in the maid outfit. It suits her well. I can't believe I read the manga more than 5 times and I'm still not bored with it. In fact, I don't think I'd be bored of it. I think everyone should read it. Even if they think it's not nice they should give it a try. I'm sure they will like it.

Love it so much! The first time I read kaichou wa maid sama was when my sister bought a magazine, that included some chapters of some awesome other mangas, like LALA in Japan. It was... I don't know which chapter anymore but the chapter where Usui rescues Misaki from Igarashi! so AWESOME!

Usui looked so HAWT! And the drawing is mesmerising! The plot is also great, not like typical shoujo manga but it has more of a meaning! I just Love it! And in the beginning of this manga it is hilarious! '

Everybody needs to read the first volume to really judge it! So try it out please!

Skip Beat

First off, Skip Beat shows Yoshiki-sensei's style in drawing. It's rather different to a point that some of my friends don't like the drawing but hey, it's still very good. And when an exceptional quite unique style of drawing couples with a unique refreshing plot that has almost all dose of genre and amazing characters that people can relate with one way or another, Skip Beat is really one of my all time favorite manga after 8 years of reading manga and counting. It's really recommended.

Also, while the story ships Ren and Kyoko, I don't know people can hate me and all and maybe I do have first love attachments, because ShouxKyoko also have so much feels. I love you Yoshiki Nakamura sensei!

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!

This is so far the very best shoujo manga I've ever read. When I first picked it up, I didn't think I would be as into it as I got. But the main plot is so compelling and the story arcs are interesting, not to mention that the characters are truly amazing and just wonderfully complex. I also love that there is a supernatural element to the story, but it's not a main focus. Kyoko is by far my favorite, but Lori the president of LME is just so outrageous, funny and eccentric. The character interactions can be truly painful or fantastically satisfying. This is just a really, really good series. Please read and fall in love!

If sheer awesomeness was a genre, Skip Beat would so come under it. It's got everything a great shoujo manga should have, lovable characters, laugh out loud humor, beautiful art, the occasional tearjerker, and just pure fun. You just can't help but cheer on Kyoko! She's a unique heroine, one who doesn't always just wait around for her knight to rescue her. Ren too isn' t your typical prince. I'd really like to thank the mangaka for creating such an epic work! If you haven't read skip beat yet, you're missing out. It's a manga that gets progressively better so don't let go of it!

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 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.

I've laughed my brains out, gotten frustrated out of my mind, cried my eyes out, and swooned like no other with this manga. I couldn't put it down! Kurosaki and Teru has one of the most beautiful relationships out of the mangas I've read. Also, the story actually has depth. It's not just about flirting and whatnot. It's action-filled as well. It really is, by far, the best shoujo manga.

Gakuen Alice

Having finished this manga, Tachibana-sensei is my no. 1 mangaka and this is my number 1 shoujo manga. While I'm still hoping that the ending isn't an end yet, that it could be continued, Gakuen Alice will have readers enroll to a school of feels where you can laugh, cry, squeal, shout and everything. The plot of this manga started as if it was kind of an easy-go-lucky heroine changes hardships to bliss and stuff, while this happens, the depth of the story is so deep you can see Adele rolling. Sorry for that pun. And yeah, puns and comedic antics in this manga can be so hilarious you can hardly see it coming. But anyway, I just love everything there is to Gakuen Alice, and as cliche as this sounds, but really, no words can express how much I love this manga. Therefore, I can guarantee anyone especially first to those who want great shoujo manga, second to those who love good plots, and third, to anyone who just want to find a world you wish wasn't fictional or that you can be part in, ...more

Gakuen Alice. How to explain it?

The first few chapters make it look like nothing special, and then it changes. Pretty much completely flips over. It gets dark, then there's something for everyone.

There is a clear romance line (Natsume x Mikan Forever! ), and a clear action line which the author combines together so beautifully. She adds humor into the saddest scenes, and sadness into the happiest scenes. Every chapter is a mix of emotions and its just so beautiful.

Coincidently enough, I used to really dislike anime and manga until Gakuen Alice came around. I read it and now I'm fully hooked on anime and manga.

Yay for the best manga ever: Gakuen Alice.

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!

Although young, the characters where all forced to be involved in evil schemes that the greedy and selfish adults in ...more

It's the best manga ever. The first time I read this, I thought that this manga would be boring but it turns out that this manga is really good. This manga has all the genres I could wish for. I love the relationship between mikan and natsume. They're fated to be together even before they was born. And I feel sorry for mikan that she has lost both her parents. But anyway I really reccomend this manga. It got first place in my list. Thumbs up!

Fruits Basket After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is unable to continue living with him. Claiming she will find someone to stay with but also fearing the criticism of her family and not wanting to burden any of her ...read more.

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.

I'm really sad that this isn't in the top ten anymore... I hope it goes back up! Words cannot express my love for this manga. The story is incomparable and the artwork just gets better and better (and better). I love ALL of the characters, I mean what can I say the author is a masterful writer and storyteller and made sure to develop each and every person's story, and made sure that they all had a real role in the story as well. The author made me fall in love with all of the characters and I think that's what she wanted to accomplish. Heck, I even love that little turd Hiro (and his super epic middle school relationship made me go aww! ) to everyone who isn't a fan of shoujo, read this. You will never want to leave the Sohma family behind.

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.

I read this onee bcos of the anime version
i love it
just that I just hope
that they show what happen in the future of the story
like thebecome husband and wife
they even didn't kiss
hahaa
so I wanted to see romance

Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997; the 52 individual chapters were published in 18 tankōbon volumes. ...read more.

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.

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

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

Kamisama Hajimemashita

"Even though I started this awesome manga series a month ago, finished and saw all the anime: I want more. This manga takes normal fantasy and throws it out of the window. The villians, well, they do what they want and get away with it before the protagonist even has time to think. Its funny, beautiful, deep and emotional all at the same time. Tomoe is just perfect as a character, the protagonist has the most awesome personality and all the other characters just fit in perfectly. Who says Demons and a mortal Land God don't get along? This one, in the best way possible!

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.

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 manga should really be higher on the list! This manga is amazing. It doesn't leave any threads (and that's really important when it comes to anything with a plot) and this manga really inreddes me. It's really well made and I actually thought that this would be another boring story about spirits, but BOY was I wrong about that. Sure, it's about spirits, but you can follow their lives and see how both love and friendship grows over time.

Clannad Clannad is the anime adaptation of the visual novel developed by KEY for Windows PCs in 2004, which was later ported to PlayStation consoles and the Xbox 360. The game was the best-selling PC game in 2004 and charted in national top 50 rankings several more times afterwards. Clannad has been adapted ...read more.

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.

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!

The Contenders

D.N.Angel
Last Game

It's hillarious, it's refreshing, it's dynamic, it's innocent, it's honest. There is this boy who despite being rich, handsome, smart and tallented, has flaws. And then there's this girl who is pure and dense to the bone but is independent, intelligent, practical and strong. I adore the fact that Hisato is such a girl when it comes to Mikoto, blushing and becoming insecure, but still is manly and reliable (and very atractive). I kinda hated how slow Mikoto realized her own feelings towards Hisato, but when we finally know why she was so reluctant to admit them then it has perfect sense. I only wish there was more development with the secundary characters, but oh well.
The art is amazing. The jokes are hysterical (for me at least, and some expresions and dialogues are to die for). Hisato is effing sexy. The sweet parts are very, VERY sweet. And is warm and I don't know... so realistic. Like the definition of true love.

The most adorable shoujo manga in existence. I swear, it's almost perfect. The art is super cute and not the generic shoujo manga style, it has a softer touch to it and smaller eyes. All the characters are really good looking too~ Also, all the characters are super likeable. The female lead is not the stereotypical shy and nice and cute girl, but she's really smart, "plain", dense, cute, considerate, hilarious, and did I say dense? And the male lead might be my favorite male character of all shoujo mangas. He seems like the "princely type" who's rich, smart, and perfect, but he's just so adorable. A tsundere, and the best part is that the he fell in love first (gyah I love the male-lead-falls-in-love-first trope! ) The story starts in elementary school, but that's just a background and it is currently set at when they are in college. I honestly can not explain this well enough but it's so good do JUST READ IT. And it's relatively short too.

YANAGI X KUJOU <3 (male lead x ...more

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!

Not only the drawings were cute, but the story was well developed and I totally loved the characters, especially Kujou! Thank goodness she isn't the annoying and energetic type, but a calm and collected one. The whole story was so funny, yet dramatic! It really is worth reading.

Kurobara Alice
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!

Vampire Knight Vampire Knight is a Japanese shōjo manga series written by Matsuri Hino. The series premiered in the January 2005 issue of LaLa magazine and officially ended in May of 2013. Chapters were collected and published in collected volumes by Hakusensha, concluding with nineteen volumes released in Japan.

The manga that didn't let me sleep a blink, I couldn't stop reading it.. I thought pick it up from where the anime left off but then I was consumed by the first chapter. Reading it all over felt so refreshing and I've to say this is one of the best love triangle /vampire romances ever!
As I type, my feelings for the amazing cast of v.k floods all over my mind. Mysteries unravel, plot twists here and there, perfect pacing, gets heart wrenching as the story progress.. Read it and you won't regret it.
On a side note: Don't forget a pack of tissue. You might need it, for all we know

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.

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 it's 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

Kimi ni Todoke

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.

If you're looking for a nice,funny, 26-episode anime... then Kimi Ni Todoke is exactly what you're looking for! The romantic moments are just too cute! There's so much fluff and everyone likes a lil' bit of rivalry and jealousy. I swear, I do not regret watching this

This manga is so good. Seeing the development and change of Sawako is simply incredible. I felt like I was changing with her. Plus the love lives of her friends Ayane and Chizu are great as well (especially Chizu-chan's). A great story about love, friendship, and change.

A super cute and innocent story of Kuronuma Sawako and Kazehaya Shouta with a very honest art quality and character design. The characters are well-rounded, none of them are perfect, and each of them have their own stories, dreams, and personalities the audience can relate with. Highly reccomend it!

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!

Hana Yori Dango

Why is this not in the top five!? This manga is incredible. The characters go through so much development and the emotions they evoke from the reader... the feels are strong with this one. Left me wallowing in the feels weeks after I finished it.
Although the art style can be hard to read, it really improves as the story progresses. The plot is interesting and keeps you on the edge of your chair- the tears, the laughter, the frustration, the 'hurry-up-and-kiss-already! -' it's all there. I loved it and you will too!

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.

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

This was the manga the brought me to the shojo manga world. Its really really old and the drawings are not that good but! The story its just AMAZING! I will recommend anyone that like shoujo manga to read it! Seriously I have laugh cry got angry and be happy with this manga. You really get into the story.

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 deserves to be at the top ten. The story is plotted carefully; the characters have all their own backstory that makes them to who they are of today; the setting is some ancient Korean mixed Chinese time; the art is wonderfully drawn, well it's Kusanagi Sensei.

The female MC is not some ditzy annoying damsel in distress or oh so perfect I'm the best Mary Sue. She's a well-balanced female character that is so easy to love.

The male MC, the childhood friend, is someone who you'll root for the female MC. A great guy with sense of responsibility and caring attitude. He's any woman's dream guy.

The 5 other bishounen are some of the greatest friends you'll want. A caring mother like guy, a kind and devoted guy, a silent and devoted guy, a "pervert" but great guy, and a mysterious ball of sunshine.

The other male MC, the "antagonist, is one of the most mysterious character you'll have. Under his handsome innocent smiling face lies a hundred of secrets ...more

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

Rank 101? AkaYona doesn't deserve this! The manga is pure awesome. The characters are well drawn; they all have interesting pasts which makes to who they are as of the present. The main female isn't a weak, clingy, klutz, annoying, nagger, damsel in distress character. The harem in this one isn't your typical "all the guys fell inlove with her at first sight". The female friends aren't traitor for the sake of their own romance.

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.

I love this manga so much. The romance is great. You will also get feels and the art is amazing. As expected of Arina-sensei.

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

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.

One day, Takamiya Naho receives a letter written to herself from ten years in the future. As Naho reads on, the letter recites the exact events of the day, including the transfer of a new student into her class named Naruse Kakeru. The Naho from ten years later repeatedly states that she has many regrets, and she wants to fix these by making sure the Naho from the past can make the right decisions especially regarding Kakeru. What's more shocking is that she discovers that ten years later, Kakeru will no longer be with them. Future Naho asks her to watch over him closely.

Orange is the best tragic shoujo Anime ever just the idea of the manga is great anstalt the characters has a beautiful personality I don't understand how she got ansetter from the futere but I still love it I don't have so much to say but I recommend it. I cried every time and laughed and smiled. I had different emotions all the time.

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.

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.

One of the best. Seriously I finished it in 2 days and iam not a one to leave everything and focus on a story. Hearwarming, breathtaking. I just love the love between them. I know a lot of people will disagree, but I found it better than maid -sama

It started with a cliche in the firts five chapters, but it got really good afterwards. My favorite manga forever. And trust me, I've read all the mangas in this list.

Tokyo Mew Mew

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.

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 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.

I loved it! It was creative and fun! I don't go in for most shoujo, but this was a deffinate acception! There's apparently a continuation know as something like Tokyo mew mew desert or something.

Ao Haru Ride Ao Haru Ride is the anime adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Io Sakisaka, which was serialized in the shoujo magazine Bessatsu Margaret between 2011 and 2015. It has sold over 5.84 million copies, and released in Germany, France, Italy, Taiwan and Poland. It was adapted into a ...read more.

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.

I enjoyed most of the manga on this list, but this was the manga that gave me the most emotions. Those chapters in the middle was just a whirlpool of emotions for me, and it all felt so real, so agonising.

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