The Ultimate Shojo Anime List: Get Your Heart Racing

The Ultimate Shojo Anime List: Get Your Heart Racing

Gojasu on Apr 3rd 2024

1. Fruits Basket (2001 & 2019)

  • A heartwarming classic about a kind-hearted girl who discovers her new home is inhabited by members of the Chinese zodiac, cursed to transform into animals when hugged. Both versions are excellent, with the 2019 reboot offering modernized animation and deeper emotional exploration.
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2. Ouran High School Host Club

  • A hilarious and charming reverse-harem where a scholarship student disguises herself as a boy to repay a debt to a flamboyant host club.
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3. Sailor Moon

  • One of the most influential shojo series ever, Sailor Moon established magical girl tropes that continue to this day. It follows a clumsy but optimistic girl who transforms into a champion fighting for love and justice.
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4. Cardcaptor Sakura

  • This beloved magical girl anime sees a young girl tasked with capturing magical cards she accidentally released. It's famous for beautiful animation, heartwarming themes, and iconic fashion.
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5. Yona of the Dawn

  • A blend of historical fiction, fantasy, and romance, this tells the story of a pampered princess forced to flee her kingdom. Now, with an unlikely group of allies, she must fight to reclaim her throne.
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  • 6. Nana
  • A complex and realistic portrayal of friendship and romance between two women, both named Nana. This series is praised for its raw emotions and mature themes.
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7. Revolutionary Girl Utena

  • Highly stylized and surreal, Utena subverts the "prince rescuing princess" trope. Utena, an idealistic young woman, is drawn into a secret world of duels for the power to revolutionize the world.
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8. Skip Beat!

  • A determined and slightly vengeful girl enters the world of show business to get back at her ex-crush. It's a hilarious and inspiring story of personal growth.
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9. Kamisama Kiss

  • A unique blend of the supernatural and romance. After a girl loses her home, she becomes the caretaker of a shrine and forms a bond with a reluctant fox spirit familiar.
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10. Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

  • A sweet and sincere romance about a misunderstood girl with a spooky reputation and the outgoing, popular boy who sees her for who she truly is.
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