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Best Shoujo Manga

Shoujo (少女), translated as "young woman", is a demographic aimed at teenage girls. The most iconic and influential Shoujo character designs come from the early 20th century, where girls and boys alike were drawn with huge eyes. Shoujo is the counterpart of Shounen, a demographic aimed at boys and young men.

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Orange, Vol.1
Ichigo Takano - 2016-01-26
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A letter from her future self sets Naho on a path to watch over a new transfer student named Kakeru, who holds the key to preventing a tragic fate. This heart-wrenching sci-fi romance has captivated readers in Japan with over a million copies in print.
Ouran High School Host Club Complete Box Set book cover
Ouran High School Host Club Complete Box Set
Bisco Hatori - 2012-11-06 (first published in 2010)
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"Discover the hilarious misadventures of a poor girl who finds herself indebted to a rich kids school and forced to work for their lavish all-male club as a boy. This screwball romantic comedy will keep you engaged from start to finish. Get the complete best-selling series in a value-priced box set, perfect for teen audiences."
Ao Haru Ride, Vol. 4 book cover
Ao Haru Ride, Vol. 4
Io Sakisaka - 2012-04-13
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A heart-wrenching tale of first loves, high school romance and the complexities of emotions. Follow Futaba Yoshioka as she navigates her feelings towards a boy from her past, who now seems to be a different person. Dive into the intricacies of Kou's past and learn why he keeps others at bay. Discover the truth alongside Futaba in this captivating read.
Ao Haru Ride book cover
Ao Haru Ride
Vol. 1
Io Sakisaka - 2011-04-13
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"Rekindle teenage romance with Ao Haru Ride, a beloved shojo manga series that follows Futaba Yoshioka and her journey to reconnect with her first love, Kou Tanaka. Despite their past separation, Futaba gets a second chance with Kou in high school, but discovers he may not be the same boy she fell for years ago. A beautiful story of overcoming obstacles and finding love again, this series was even adapted into the beloved Blue Spring Ride anime."
Nana 2 book cover
Nana 2
Al Yazawa Ai Yazawa - 2005-12-06 (first published in 2000)
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Two young women named Nana meet on a train to Tokyo and quickly become best friends. Nana Komatsu is seeking a new start in the city to escape her messy love life, while Nana Osaki is determined to become Japan's No.1 rock'n'roll superstar. The story follows their adventures in a world of sex, music, fashion, gossip, and all-night parties.
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1 book cover
Fruits Basket Collector's Edition, Vol. 1
Natsuki Takaya - 2004-02-10 (first published in 1999)
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Discover a world of magical curses and hidden family secrets in this captivating tale. Meet Tohru Honda, an orphan taken in by the mysterious Sohma family. Follow her as she navigates this new and strange world, filled with unexpected twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is a must-read for fans of fantasy and coming-of-age stories alike.
Maid-sama! Vol. 1 book cover
Maid-sama! Vol. 1
Includes Volumes 1 & 2
Hiro Fujiwara - 2015-08-04
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This charming manga explores the relationship between Misaki, a student council president who works at a maid café, and Usui, a mystery boy who keeps showing up. Will Usui be able to keep Misaki's secret and can Misaki trust him? The story is full of delightful twists, unexpected confessions, and even a kiss.