Shoujo in Japanese means young woman. So, it is quite evident that the stories in this genre of anime are geared towards girls. This has been true for some time and we have seen a lot of manga and anime which have been created especially female consumers. But over the years the products in that genre has changed a lot and today shoujo anime and manga attract consumers from all genders. The genre is really popular and some of the best anime are shoujo anime. The anime that I have decided to include in the list are mostly those which everyone can watch. Very few of them are stereotypical and directed towards the female. So, here’s the list of top shoujo anime ever made.
10. Mimi wo Sumaseba (1995)
Let’s start the list with an anime movie. The protagonist of ‘Mimi wo Sumaseba’ is Shizuku Tsukishima. Shizuku is a 14-year-old girl and is having her summer vacations. She is an unrestrained soul who is always jolly. She loves reading books and visits the local library regularly for her fulfillment. Over the course of her library visits, she notices that whatever book she reads is also checked out by a boy named Seiji Amasawa. One day while riding the train she finds a cat. She is curious as to why the cat is riding the train. Curiosity gets the better of her as she decides to follow the cat. The cat soon leads Shizuku to an antique shop. The owner of the shop is a violin maker, Nishi. Turns out Nishi is the grandfather of the mystery boy whom Shizuku has seen in the library. Soon, a friendship between the two develops and Shizuku’s life changes forever.
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9. Full Moon wo Sagashite (2002)
It’s a great thing that there’s a lot of anime. This gives us enthusiasts a plethora of options to choose from. ‘Full Moon wo Sagashite’ is a lesser known anime from the shoujo genre since I haven’t seen any mentions of it in popular places. It’s just chance that I happened to found it. The premise of the anime is really nice and the characters are pretty decent. This is a show any shoujo lover will enjoy. Mitsuki Kouyama has a crush on Eichi Sakurai. But she was not able to confess her feelings to him. Now, it has been two years since Eichi has moved to America. Though she could not confess her love to him they made a promise that they will follow their dreams. Mitsuki dreams of becoming a singer and Eichi wants to become an astronomer. Mitsuki hopes that someday her music will reach Eichi. But there’s a problem. Mitsuki has throat cancer which makes singing quite a strenuous task for her. Then one day two shinigami visit her. They tell her that she has only one year to live. This sudden news makes Mitsuki jump to action and she starts training with the help of the shinigami.