By having anime as the main theme we can rectify that anime has multiple and diverse genres that go hand in hand with the plot; scenarios and characters that a story may contain.
One of the many genres that exist within the traditional Japanese animation, or mostly known as anime, is the Shojo genre; a genre that brings behind it an endless number of fans. And although there are hundreds of Shojo stories; we will prepare a top 10 of the best Shojo anime to watch.
10. Lovely Complex
This anime entitled Lovely complex is a particular case when talking about the Shojo genre, since it fulfills the characteristics such as humor or comedy; drama and of course romance; a production with a simple plot, but at the same time interesting and entertaining.
The story tells us about a girl named Risa Koizumi with a height of 172 cm; which for her becomes an insecurity knowing that she is the tallest girl in the academy; and, on the contrary, we have Atsushi Ootani a boy who is 156 cm tall. Both characters will meet and have a lot in common beyond their insecurities.
9. Ao Haru Ride
Ao Haru Ride tells us a different story within the Shojo genre; it shows us the problems and insecurities that our protagonists may have, which makes it one of the favorite anime for people between 14-20 years old, mostly teenagers.
The main character named Futaba Yoshioka is a girl who had problems during her previous school, but when she is changed to another academy Futaba must change her way of being; but this will not be possible when she meets the young Takana, a former student of her previous school; from then on Yoshioka and Takana will relate more.
8. Fruits Basket
After the death of her mother, the young Tooru Honda must find a home, because she can settle in a tent and must also attend school, and it is here that her classmates Yuki and Shigure Souma allow Tooru to live with them.
But the most interesting of all is that the Souma family has a curse; if a person of the opposite sex hugs a member of the family, they turn into animals of the Chinese zodiac.
7. Sukitte Ii na yo
In her horrible past Mei was betrayed and deceived in a cruel way, this makes Mei isolate herself and vow not to trust anyone else; and after leading a life without friends Mei meets Yamato, this guy is extremely handsome, intelligent and nice, making Mei lose her loneliness little by little.
Sukitte Ii na yo or also known as Say “I Love You” translated from English, is an anime with incredible character growth and development; dramatically simple but undoubtedly manages to keep the viewer wanting more.
Toradora! It tells the story of Ryuji Takasu, a polite, nice and friendly boy, and on the other hand we have Taiga Aisaka, a different character who is usually negative, intimidating and aggressive; having to study in the same classroom Taiga quickly hates Ryuji Takasu.
However, Taiga is extremely attracted to Ryuji’s best friend, and Ryuji likes Taiga’s best friend, both of them will work as a team to be together with the person they like; although this will change little by little when both characters trust each other and get attached to each other.
5. Kamisama Hajimemashita
Thanks to the irresponsibilities and debts of her father, the young Nanami Momozono loses her home and must live on the street; moments later Nanami saves a boy from a dog attack, he is grateful and kindly gives her a house, the young girl accepts without knowing the secrets that the boy hides.
This boy who was saved is nothing more and nothing less than the God of the Earth, besides his home is a temple where Tomoe, a relative of the God, lives. Nanami accepts her new home and becomes the Goddess of the Earth, thus having a new life to know.
Tomoe is a boy with fox ears who proves to be cold and arrogant; this will change when Nanami begins to take an interest in him and they create a strange relationship that will gradually grow.
4. Ore Monogatari!
When talking about Shojo anime we can’t avoid talking about Ore Monogatari!!!; without a doubt within a top of the best 10 Shojo anime to watch we must name this Japanese production, a series that breaks the common schemes by showing us a different story where our main character is a boy.
Takeo is an insecure boy who is used to be rejected by all the girls; with an intimidating appearance, robust and very tall. On the other hand, we have his best friend, a handsome guy who usually attracts a lot of girls.
Takeo helps a young girl named Rinko Yamato from a stalker and pervert; immediately Rinko is surprised and thanks Takeo, unfortunately the latter confuses things and falls in love with Rinko.
3. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun tells the story of two characters, on the one hand, Yoshida Haru, a rebellious, disobedient boy who gets into trouble, and on the other hand, Shizuku Mizutani, a girl who is attentive to her studies, polite and obedient, thus being totally opposite classmates.
Everything changes when Shizuku has to take some class notes to Haru, from here on they relate and become closer despite being totally different. Acclaimed by Shojo fans and fans of Shojo for being a plot of couples, but with unique outcomes.
2. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Misaki Ayuzawa, known for being strictly disciplined, rigid and defending the girls of the academy, is nicknamed “the demon president” for being the first president of the student council. But Misaki has a secret and that is that she works in a maid cafe to help her family financially.
We also have Takumi Usui, a handsome boy and the most popular of the academy, one day, Takumi enters a maid cafe, just where Misaki works; from here the secret and her reputation as president of the student council can be ended. Kaichou wa Maid-sama! is ranked as one of the best Shojo anime thanks to its comedy and original plot.
1. Sailor Moon
Everything revolves around the main character Usagi Tsukino, this girl together with other warriors must fight against great threats that could destroy the world. Usagi is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior of justice and love who will also be accompanied by a talking cat.
And so immense is the change of Usagi Tsukino, along with her classmates, she is a student by day and superheroine by night, proving to be in the top 10 Shojo anime to watch and even the most popular of all time both for its entertaining plot and for the demonstration of brave, strong, yet loving girls or women.