Japan is the land of cherry blossoms with its traditional beauty, famous dishes, and significant technological development. In addition, this country is also famous for many anime cartoons, most of which are adapted from popular manga series.
Anime Shoujo is known as an anime genre for girls. Anime Shoujo is usually animated films that tell pure, gentle, and equally romantic and humorous love stories of boys and girls in a joyful school. Each shoujo anime series will lead viewers to emotional arcs of first love full of dreams and desires. Many people, especially girls, have loved the anime shoujo genre. If you are looking for shoujo anime to watch, don’t miss the following 50 best shoujo anime series.
Table of Contents
- 1. Weathering With You ( Shoujo Anime)
- 2. Ore Monogatari (My Love Story)
- 3. Fruits Basket
- 4. Orange
- 5. Tamako Market
- 6. Charlotte
- 7. Aquarion Evolo
- 8. Watashi Ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me)
- 9. The Garden Of Words
- 10. Toradora
- 11. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
- 12. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
- 13. Bokura Wa Minna Kawai-sō (The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior)
- 14. Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You)
- 15. Golden Time
- 16. Clannad: After Story
- 17. Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)
- 18. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Snow White with the Red Hair)
- 19. Kaichou wa Maid-sama (Maid Sama)
- 20. Lovely★Complex
- 21. Sukitte Li Na Yo (Say “I Love You”)
- 22. Nana
- 23. Kokoro Connect
- 24. Romeo × Juliet
- 25. Bokura Ga Ita (We Were There)
- 26. Byousoku 5 Centimeter (5 Centimeters Per Second)
- 27. Hotarubi no Mori E (The Light of a Firefly Forest)
- 28. Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf)
- 29. Children Who Chase Lost Voices
- 30. Koe No Katachi (The Shape Of Voice)
- 31. Itsudatte Bokura No Koi Wa 10Cm Datta
- 32. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun
- 33. Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War
- 34. Kimi No Suizou Wo Tabetai (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas)
- 35. True Tears
- 36. The Wind Rises
- 37. Nisekoi
- 38. InuYasha
- 39. This Art Club Has A Problem
- 40. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji (Wolf Girl and Black Prince)
- 41. Kimi No Na wa (Your Name)
- 42. Koi To Uso (Love And Lies)
- 43. Mimi wo Sumaseba (Whisper Of The Heart)
- 44. Kokoro Ga sakebitagatterunda (Anthem Of The Heart)
- 45. Ouran High School Host Club
- 46. Ride Your Wave
- 47. Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life
- 48. Hatsukoi Monster (First Love Monster)
- 49. Rose of Versailles
- 50. Real Girl 3d Kanojo
1. Weathering With You ( Shoujo Anime)
Weathering With You is about Morishima Hodaka – a first-year male student who left his hometown for the city because life on the island was too dull. He met Amano Hina in a restaurant and was given a hamburger by her to save his hunger. Hina’s true identity is revealed; she can change the weather. Thanks to that power, the two started to open a service calling for rain to call the sun to earn money.
2. Ore Monogatari (My Love Story)
My Love Story tells the story of Takeo, who accidentally saves Rinko Yamato from a peddler. She was the only girl who did not disparage his appearance. Takeo’s sincerity shakes Rinko, but he assumes that the person she likes is Makoto. After that, Rinko expressed her feelings for Takeo, and everything was clear, and the two officially started dating. Their love is charming, full of sweetness, and no less funny.
3. Fruits Basket
For some reason, Fruits Basket tells the story of high school girl Honda Tooru, who has to stay at the house of Soma Yuki – a male classmate. The girl Tooru discovered that the Souma family’s secret was cursed with the 12 zodiac animals. At the same time, Tooru also discovered the dark secrets of the Soma clan behind this curse. Tooru is also determined to find a way to break the curse and uncover the mysteries behind it.
Orange tells the story of 16-year-old Takamiya Naho, who received a letter from a stranger. At the same time, the stranger also introduced herself as herself from the next ten years and wrote this letter with the hope that Naho would not repeat the mistakes she had made. At first, Naho ignored the letter, but when the events happened in succession in the present, Naho also believed in what was written in the letter. Especially the incident of Naruse Kakeru, who had just moved in from Tokyo and sat right next to Naho.
5. Tamako Market
The main character of this romantic anime Tamako Market is Tamako, a high school girl passionate about mochi. At the same time, she is also the daughter of a family selling mochi in town. The film is a series of events revolving around Tamako’s school life, family, and friends. Especially Tamako’s love life with two friends, Midori and Kanna.
Charlotte has the content about a boy who possesses the power to take over other people’s bodies – Yuu Otosaka. He expected to use his prowess at school to pass the subjects confidently. Yuu gives the audience an opposing view when using his unique energy to cheat in exams. The purpose of making Yuu have that wrong view was to make a memorable impression on the girl he secretly liked.
7. Aquarion Evolo
Aquarion Evol is a romantic anime film set 12000 years after the events of Genesis of Aquarion. Conquests and kidnappings are constantly happening on the planet Vega by people from the planet Altair. To put an end to this frequent occurrence, the Neo-DAEVA party was formed. Each squad will consist of male and female members armed with a secret weapon they always carry. The film is a long and arduous journey of the couple, Mikono and Amata.
8. Watashi Ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me)
Watashi Ga Motete Dousunda revolves around Serinuma Kae, who is a true fangirl, always waiting to see two classmates, Igarashi-kun and Nanashima-kun, together. The sudden death of her favorite cartoon character left her in shock, fasting, and rapid weight loss. Now, she has become a beautiful high school girl, attracting the boys in the school.
9. The Garden Of Words
The Garden Of Words tells the story of a high school boy named Takao. Takao has a dream of his own but lacks the courage to follow his dream. On a rainy day when Takao was truant from school, he wandered in the garden and thought about life. Here, he met a woman who was also carrying her thoughts. The young Takao also did not think that this chance encounter would make two strangers fall in love.
Toradora‘s content revolves around two main characters, Taiga and Ryuuji – two people with extraordinary and opposite personalities from personality to appearance. But because of the opposite, they are like different magnets attracted to each other. Both Taiga and Ryuuji secretly like each other’s best friends. They became each other’s advisors and became confidants when they didn’t know it. Is that also the beginning of a predestined relationship?
11. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster)
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun is about the main character Shizuku Mizutani – who is indifferent to her classmates and only interested in her grades. However, her cold outlook on life begins to change when she meets Haru Yoshida, a violent troublemaker who stops attending classes after getting into fights during the school year. Because of her lack of friends and socializing, Shizuku has difficulty understanding her relationship with Haru.
12. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso takes an approach to the tale of Kouse’s recovery based on the manga of the same name. Music is the lifeblood of prodigy pianist Kousei Arima. But after his mother, Saki Arima died, Kousei was sad, depressed, and didn’t care about music. However, everything changes when he meets a beautiful violinist, Kaori Miyazono, who stirs up his world and takes him on a journey to face music again.
13. Bokura Wa Minna Kawai-sō (The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior)
Bokura Wa Minna Kawai-sō revolves around the story of Kazunari USA, a first-year high school student who will start living alone due to his parents working in another area. Excited by his new independent life, he hopes to return to his teenage days without worrying about coming into contact with strangers. Still, as he discovers, the new inn Kawai Complex His is no longer typical. The various tenants at Kawai Complex are all somewhat eccentric characters.
14. Kimi ni Todoke (From Me to You)
From Me to You revolves around Kuronuma Sawako, who his classmates misunderstand entirely. Her timid and sweet demeanor is often mistaken for arrogant behavior. You guys gave her the nickname Sadako. Desperate to make friends and live everyday life, she is attracted to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in the class, who admires Sawako very much. Thus, when Kazehaya began to converse to forge the friendship Sawako had long yearned for.
15. Golden Time
No fairy tale is ever truly happy forever, but Golden Time depicts two lovers attempting to demonstrate this. Banri Tada’s memories of his home country and the past were erased after a tragic accident caused him to lose memory. Nevertheless, he decides to move on and begin a new life at law school in Tokyo after becoming friends with Mitsuo Yanagisawa. But just as Banri is getting used to college life, the stunning Kouko Kaga appears out of nowhere, and their chance encounter ushers in an unforgettable year.
16. Clannad: After Story
Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa enter Clannad: After Story, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed life series, after they complete high school. Tomoya, unable to choose his future path, learns the importance of having a solid work ethic and the strength of Nagisa’s support. The couple pushed to confront personal issues, deepen existing relationships, and forge new ones through their dedication and shared purpose.
17. Ao Haru Ride (Blue Spring Ride)
Ao Haru Ride revolves around Yoshioka Futaba, who wants to reset her image & life as a high school student. Because Yoshioka was cute, she was ostracized by her female friends in middle school. While satisfyingly living her life, Yoshioka meets Tanaka-kun again. Tanaka told her he felt the way she did when they were young. But now, things can never be the same. Can Futaba continue his love that never even started three years ago?
18. Akagami no Shirayuki-hime (Snow White with the Red Hair)
Akagami no Shirayuki-Hime revolves around a girl; although her name means Snow White, Shir Shiruki is a cheerful red-haired girl living in the country of Tanbarun. Her life changes dramatically when she is noticed by the goofy prince Tanbarun, Prince Raji, who then tries to force her into becoming his concubine. Not wanting to give up her freedom, Shirayuki cut her long red hair and fled into the forest, where she was rescued by Zen Wistalia, the second prince of a neighboring country.
19. Kaichou wa Maid-sama (Maid Sama)
In Maid Sama!, Being the student council president isn’t easy, especially when your school has just transitioned from an all-boys high school to a co-educational school. Misaki Ayuzawa isn’t afraid to use her masterful Aikido techniques to judge the naughty boys and protect the girls at Seika High. However, even the perfect Ayuzawa has an embarrassing secret; she works part-time as a maid at a maid cafe to help her struggling family pay the bills.
In Lovely★Complex, love is unusual for Koizumi Risa and Ootani Atsushi, who struggle to find their ideal life partner in high school. At 172 cm tall, Koizumi is much taller than the average girl, and Ootani is much shorter than the boys because his height is only 156 cm. Both have lovers, but their lovers fall in love, leaving Koizumi and Ootani confused and heartbroken.
21. Sukitte Li Na Yo (Say “I Love You”)
Sukitte Ii na yo revolves around the sad true story that Mei Tachibana has been living with ever since she was wrongly blamed for the death of a class pet by her so-called classmates. She has avoided contact with people ever since to prevent further injury. However, Mei’s life changes drastically when a misunderstanding in high school causes her to run into popular student Yamato Kurosawa.
Nana‘s story tells about two main characters Nana Komatsu – an innocent 20-year-old girl. She travels to Tokyo under the pretext of pursuing her current boyfriend, Shouji Endo. On the other hand, Nana Osaki is a proud, enigmatic punk rock vocalist. She boarded the same train to Tokyo as Nana Komatsu. Through a fateful encounter during their journey to the metropolis, young girls with the same name are brought together, setting off a chain of events where they end up sharing an apartment.
23. Kokoro Connect
Kokoro Connect tells the story of when five students at Yamaboshi Academy realize there is no right club. Hence, they banded together to form the Student Cultural Association, or Stu Stu for short. One day, Aoki and Yui experienced a strange incident where, without warning, they switched bodies for a short period. As this supernatural phenomenon continues to happen randomly among the five friends, they realize it’s more than just fun and games.
24. Romeo × Juliet
Romeo × Juliet tells the story of the Montague family slaughtering the entire Capulet family and gaining control of the kingdom. The true heir to the throne, Juliet Fiammata Asto Capulet, managed to escape the onslaught in the hope that she could one day overthrow the evil Montague regime. During one of her escapes, she meets Romeo Candorebanto Montague, the kind and selfless son of the tyrannical Prince Laertes Montague, and the two fall in love at first sight.
25. Bokura Ga Ita (We Were There)
Bokura ga Ita is a love story of a shy and naive girl who falls in love with the most popular and arrogant boy in school. Nanami Takahashi is excited to start her first year of high school and hopes to meet many new people. She learns about Yano Motoharu, a popular boy in their class after she meets the shy Yuri Yamamoto. Yano quickly wins Nanami over and develops a liking for him. More time is spent together, and eventually, the two decide to date.
26. Byousoku 5 Centimeter (5 Centimeters Per Second)
Byousoku 5 Centimeters is a story about growing up, letting go of the impossible past, and taking control of one’s life. Two very close friends and classmates, Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara are torn apart when Akari’s family is relocated to another region of Japan as a result of her family’s employment. Despite their breakup, the two kept in touch through letters. Takaki decides to see Akari one last time after learning that his family is also getting ready to leave.
27. Hotarubi no Mori E (The Light of a Firefly Forest)
Hotarubi no Mori e is about six-year-old Hotaru Takegawa, who gets lost in the ancient forest while visiting his uncle. Exhausted and desperate for help, Hotaru is delighted to find a masked forest spirit named Gin. Gin knows that if she touches the boy, her magic will make him disappear; despite this, Gin leads Hotaru out of the forest and warns her never to return.
28. Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf)
Holo is a powerful wolf god, honored and revered in the small town of Pasloe to bless the annual harvest. However, as the years passed and the villagers became more independent, Holo, who called himself the Wise Wolf of Yoitsu, became a thing of the past. Spice & Wolf creates an enchanting story with intricate plots, sharp humor, and the best love quotes that make the audience unforgettable.
29. Children Who Chase Lost Voices
The main character Asuna is the focus of the anime love story Children Who Chase Lost Voices. Asuna’s situation is extraordinary when her father died early, and the little girl Asuna had to live alone. Asuna’s quiet and simple life passed quietly along with the music from the radio that her father left behind. Then one day, Asuna decided to see her ex-boyfriend again.
30. Koe No Katachi (The Shape Of Voice)
Content Koe No Katachi tells about the life of Nishimiya Shōko – a 6th-grade girl who was unfortunately born deaf. She uses sign language to communicate but makes everyone around feel incredibly bored. Therefore, Shōko is constantly bullied by her friends, but the one who initiates everything is Shōya Ishida. In the short time she lost many hearing aids consecutively, Shōko’s mother, worried about her daughter’s future, decided to transfer schools for her.
31. Itsudatte Bokura No Koi Wa 10Cm Datta
Itsudatte Bokura No Koi Wa 10Cm Datta is a popular romantic anime film, following the success of the previous two parts. This part 3 tells the sweet love story between Haruki Serizawa and Miou Aida. Right from the first meeting, the two sympathized and quickly became close. Feelings develop from friendship to love from time to time.
32. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun revolves around Sakura Chiyo – a high school girl who has a crush on her classmate Nozaki Umetarō. She decides to confess her feelings to her crush, but Nozaki misunderstands Chiyo as simply his fan. Not giving up, Chiyo continued to pursue until the end; she expressed her desire to be with Nozaki. Chiyo became a practical assistant for Nozaki; the two successfully started to write the manga Let’s Fall in Love.
33. Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War
The Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War anime tells the journey of the perfect cat and mouse pair, Miyuki Shirogane and Kaguya Shinomiya. Both have a considerable profile; Miyuki – is the student council president and the prestigious lady of a wealthy corporation. Kaguya – a handsome male student, the best in school, takes the position of vice president. The two have liked each other for a long time, but they bet the person who confesses first will lose.
34. Kimi No Suizou Wo Tabetai (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas)
The movie Kimi No Suizou Wo Tabetai revolves around the unfinished, tragic love of Shiga Haruki. He is a high school student who lives a closed life and is passionate about reading. Haruki accidentally picked up the diary of the girl Yamauchi Sakura, who unfortunately has pancreatic cancer. Haruki spent time encouraging and helping Sakura fulfill her wish in the short time remaining.
35. True Tears
Content True Tears film revolves around the life of a student Shin’ichirō Nakagami with four girls, Hiromi Yuasa, Noe Isurugi, Miyokichi Nobuse, and Aiko Endō. True Tears is not about the love between a man and a woman but the five characters’ cognitive journey about love. Although there is no climax, each character’s unique personality has captivated the audience through each episode.
36. The Wind Rises
The content of this Ghibli animated film, The Wind Rises, revolves around the life of Jiro Horikoshi – A young man who always aspires to become a pilot. However, he is nearsighted, so he cannot fulfill that dream. Jiro studied aeronautical engineering in Tokyo and became the youngest engineer. After that, he went to a resort in Karuizawa to relax his spirit, unexpectedly meeting Nahoko Satomi – the girl he secretly loved many years ago.
Nisekoi is an excellent Japanese animated film about a love triangle between Ichijō Raku – the son of a Yakuza gang boss, and two classmates. Raku is currently secretly loving Onodera Kosaki, hoping that she is the person he has always wanted for the past ten years. One day, he accidentally drops the token of love after bumping into Chitoge – the new transfer student in the class. The two argued fiercely and became hostile to each other.
When the half-demon InuYasha attacked a village during the Warring States era of Japan in an attempt to rob the Shikon no Tama, the community’s peace was disturbed. Kikyo – a talented mage, sealed InuYasha into an old tree, which also caused her serious injury. Five hundred fifty years later, after accidentally traveling back in time to the Warring States period, Kagome encounters InuYasha, who is being sealed; to drive away the centipede demon, she has released the seal for him.
39. This Art Club Has A Problem
This Art Club Has A Problem revolves around the character Usami Mizuki – a very active female student in the Art Club. Subaru Uchimaki, the guy, temporarily considered an active member after Mizuki, is very passionate about the “2D wives” he created. Due to conflicting artistic views, Mizuki repeatedly attacked and denigrated that strange dream. At the same time, Subaru is also very dissatisfied with her fiery, fierce personality.
40. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji (Wolf Girl and Black Prince)
The content of Wolf Girl and Black Prince revolves around the love story of the character Erika Shinohara – an ordinary schoolgirl. Because she wanted to eliminate loneliness, Erika joined a group of beautiful girls and said she also had a lover to blend in with everyone easily. Not wanting to show any loopholes, she took a picture of a handsome guy on the street to prove her words to be true. Unexpectedly, that guy is the most popular male student in school – Kyoya Sata.
41. Kimi No Na wa (Your Name)
A novel plot, Kimi No Na wa is the exchange of souls between Taki – a boy in Tokyo, and Mitsuha – a girl living in rural Japan, when comet Tiamat appeared in the sky. Real life is confusing; they enjoy each other’s life and leave messages to avoid causing trouble. One day, the comet disappeared, and the soul was returned to the original owner; they forgot each other and could not remember each other’s names.
42. Koi To Uso (Love And Lies)
Love and Lies is a romantic anime film set shortly; when young Japanese people reach the age of 16, the government will choose the right marriage partner to ensure they will be happy. What will happen to 15-year-old Yukari Nejima when he falls in love with a girl who already has his fiancé? Strong desire for love, whether Yukari can be happy with her lover in her heart, watch all Love and Lies to get the answer!
43. Mimi wo Sumaseba (Whisper Of The Heart)
The love story in the movie Mimi wo Sumaseba tells the story of a girl named Shizuku Tsukishima – a female student living in the suburbs of Tokyo who has a hobby of reading and often visits the library. She later discovered that her book card had a name that intrigued her, Amasawa Seiji. Finally, the two have a chance to meet each other, and their cute and gentle love story begins.
44. Kokoro Ga sakebitagatterunda (Anthem Of The Heart)
The story in the movie Anthem of the Heart tells about a girl named Naruse Jun with a cheerful personality. But she is also the cause of the broken family, and her father left for another woman. Since then, she has become quiet and quiet, blaming herself for creating a curse inside the egg. Jun wrapped herself in a shell, hoping that one day the prince of her dreams who could see her mind would appear and remove the curse.
45. Ouran High School Host Club
The story of Haruhi, a student at a prestigious school thanks to a scholarship, is told in Ouran High School Host Club. This school has a famous host club with six handsome boys. Because Haruhi accidentally broke a vase worth 8 million yen at the club, she became one of the club’s hostesses under the guise of a male. And it all starts here.
46. Ride Your Wave
Ride Your Wave revolves around Hinako’s relationships. Hinako moved to a place near the sea when she went to college because she loved the sea. Here she meets Minato – a firefighter for justice. The two of them have been in love ever since. When their love affair was beginning to blossom, the incident occurred. Hinako must prepare herself mentally and accept reality and promise Minato her future.
47. Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life
The Kono Oto Tomare! Sounds of Life‘s story revolves around Tokise High School’s Koto club. The Koto club specializes in a type of traditional Japanese stringed instrument. Takezou Kurata is a second-year member, the only member left in the Koto club after all the senior members have graduated. While trying his best to recruit more members to the club that would otherwise be disbanded, Chika Kudou applied.
48. Hatsukoi Monster (First Love Monster)
The story of Hatsukoi Monster revolves around Kaho Nikaidou – a wealthy lady who has left her house to be able to live freely without being bound by money. She went to Kasumi’s house – a house she moved into in Tokyo. After moving in, there was an incident, Kaho nearly got hit by a truck, but a strange guy helped her. She was touched at that moment and then found him and confessed.
49. Rose of Versailles
Rose Of Versailles is built on the historical context of mid-18th century France. Marie Antoinette is the youngest daughter of Queen Maria Theresa of Austria. For the country’s sake, she had to get on a flower car at a very young age – 14 years old. At the age of 18, at the ball, Antoinette met Hans Axel von Fersen, the handsome, talented Swedish aristocrat who was the focus of many ladies in Versailles. Their love officially started from there, the sneaky days.
50. Real Girl 3d Kanojo
The 3D Kanojo story revolves around Tsutsui “Tsuttsun” Hikari, a high school boy who loves virtual girls from the anime and games he often watches and plays. He doesn’t have many friends because he always exists in his “own world.” One day, while doing a daily job cleaning the swimming pool, Iroha, a hot girl in the 3D world, approached him. And after a lot of trouble happened, Iroha asked to date him. What will this love story be like?