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15th Jan '16 6:00:44 PM Adept
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* ''PleaseSaveMyEarth'' - one of the first and best Shoujo science fictions. Deals with aliens sent to Earth to research it, and their reincarnations on Earth. Also involves some fantasy stuff. * ''KimiNiTodoke'' - one of the most fresh and optimistic Shoujo series out there. Emphasis on the character development of the ShrinkingViolet main heroine Sawako, instead of JerkAss BastardBoyfriend, we got a NiceGuy as resident ChickMagnet and her object of affection. Characters are fleshed out, the conflict within the story are mundane but extremely touching. Oh, and they also has a couple of {{Shonen}} {{Genre Refugee}}s PlayedForLaughs.
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* ''PleaseSaveMyEarth'' ''Manga/PleaseSaveMyEarth'' - one of the first and best Shoujo science fictions. Deals with aliens sent to Earth to research it, and their reincarnations on Earth. Also involves some fantasy stuff. * ''KimiNiTodoke'' ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' - one of the most fresh and optimistic Shoujo series out there. Emphasis on the character development of the ShrinkingViolet main heroine Sawako, instead of JerkAss BastardBoyfriend, we got a NiceGuy as resident ChickMagnet and her object of affection. Characters are fleshed out, the conflict within the story are mundane but extremely touching. Oh, and they also has a couple of {{Shonen}} {{Genre Refugee}}s PlayedForLaughs.
29th Dec '15 6:31:27 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* While we're on the subject: [[{{Rival}} Rivals.]] They can show up anywhere and any time, and they can keep your story interesting by providing the necessary drama. They can be either gender. There's the [{{BuxomIsBetter}} more]] [[{{HollywoodHomely}} conventionally]] [[{{BettyAndVeronica}} pretty]] girl who's out to steal the main girl's man, one way or another. For fanservice, pick a sexy {{Bishonen}} who's after the girl herself. [[{{BiTheWay}} In fact, it's not completely uncommon for a rival character to switch from one crush to the other]] or to be after both at the same time, though this idea should be handled with ''extreme'' care so as to avoid the UnfortunateImplications of a DepravedBisexual. Overall, just try to keep these things in mind: Why do they want the hero/heroine? Why are they there? What is it about them that makes them a viable threat for their opponent's love interest? How do they plan on stealing away the love interest? What would they do if they ''didn't'' succeed in stealing them away? all of these describe character motivations and if you want a complex cast, each character needs a complex inner life.
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* While we're on the subject: [[{{Rival}} Rivals.]] They can show up anywhere and any time, and they can keep your story interesting by providing the necessary drama. They can be either gender. There's the [{{BuxomIsBetter}} [[BuxomIsBetter more]] [[{{HollywoodHomely}} conventionally]] [[{{BettyAndVeronica}} pretty]] girl who's out to steal the main girl's man, one way or another. For fanservice, pick a sexy {{Bishonen}} who's after the girl herself. [[{{BiTheWay}} In fact, it's not completely uncommon for a rival character to switch from one crush to the other]] or to be after both at the same time, though this idea should be handled with ''extreme'' care so as to avoid the UnfortunateImplications of a DepravedBisexual. Overall, just try to keep these things in mind: Why do they want the hero/heroine? Why are they there? What is it about them that makes them a viable threat for their opponent's love interest? How do they plan on stealing away the love interest? What would they do if they ''didn't'' succeed in stealing them away? all of these describe character motivations and if you want a complex cast, each character needs a complex inner life.
13th Sep '15 9:16:32 AM mimaiselfandai
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Ahhh Shojou, that genre of manga and anime where love and angst abound. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy reveals deep dark secret keeping him from girl, girl reveals that her brother is magically ensorcelled to be a dog.... Shojou comes in all shapes and sizes, but at it's core is a slice of life story about a girl and a boy and the wacky cast of characters helping or hindering their romance. There can be supernatural elements, as in FruitsBasket; there can be more serious themes as in KareKano; maybe there's some GenderFlip hijinks as in Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub; Whatever twists are put in, what comes out are solid, heart-wrenching love stories, desperate heroes and heroines, and almost always a HappyEverAfter. Clouds of roses are of course a guaranteed. (Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)
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Ahhh Shojou, Shoujo, that genre of manga and anime where love and angst abound. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy reveals deep dark secret keeping him from girl, girl reveals that her brother is magically ensorcelled to be a dog.... Shojou Shoujo comes in all shapes and sizes, but at it's core is a slice of life story about a girl and a boy and the wacky cast of characters helping or hindering their romance. There can be supernatural elements, as in FruitsBasket; there can be more serious themes as in KareKano; Kare Kano; maybe there's some GenderFlip hijinks as in Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub; Whatever twists are put in, what comes out are solid, heart-wrenching love stories, desperate heroes and heroines, and almost always a HappyEverAfter. Clouds of roses are of course a guaranteed. (Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)
18th Aug '15 6:10:15 AM Adept
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Ahhh Shojou, that genre of manga and anime where love and angst abound. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy reveals deep dark secret keeping him from girl, girl reveals that her brother is magically ensorcelled to be a dog.... Shojou comes in all shapes and sizes, but at it's core is a slice of life story about a girl and a boy and the wacky cast of characters helping or hindering their romance. There can be supernatural elements, as in FruitsBasket; there can be more serious themes as in KareKano; maybe there's some GenderFlip hijinks as in OuranHighSchoolHostClub; Whatever twists are put in, what comes out are solid, heart-wrenching love stories, desperate heroes and heroines, and almost always a HappyEverAfter. Clouds of roses are of course a guaranteed. (Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)
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Ahhh Shojou, that genre of manga and anime where love and angst abound. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy reveals deep dark secret keeping him from girl, girl reveals that her brother is magically ensorcelled to be a dog.... Shojou comes in all shapes and sizes, but at it's core is a slice of life story about a girl and a boy and the wacky cast of characters helping or hindering their romance. There can be supernatural elements, as in FruitsBasket; there can be more serious themes as in KareKano; maybe there's some GenderFlip hijinks as in OuranHighSchoolHostClub; Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub; Whatever twists are put in, what comes out are solid, heart-wrenching love stories, desperate heroes and heroines, and almost always a HappyEverAfter. Clouds of roses are of course a guaranteed. (Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)

** A way to [[{{PlayingWithATrope}} make fun of]] this is to, say, have a couple of {{Mook}} background characters throwing flowers behind the dude [[{{UnusuallyUninterestingSight}} for unexplained reasons.]] Also, a common joke in OuranHighSchoolHostClub fanfiction is to have someone open the door to the host club and immediately have thier face pelted by a blast of rose petals out of nowhere. (Though it should be noted that {{Ouran}} itself is already an AffectionateParody of shoujo.)
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** A way to [[{{PlayingWithATrope}} make fun of]] this is to, say, have a couple of {{Mook}} background characters throwing flowers behind the dude [[{{UnusuallyUninterestingSight}} for unexplained reasons.]] Also, a common joke in OuranHighSchoolHostClub ''Ouran High School Host Club'' fanfiction is to have someone open the door to the host club and immediately have thier face pelted by a blast of rose petals out of nowhere. (Though it should be noted that {{Ouran}} Ouran itself is already an AffectionateParody of shoujo.)
14th Aug '15 11:37:54 AM Willbyr
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* {{Princess Knight}} - Aired 1967-68 in Japan. Distributed under the title "Choppy and the Princess" in America, Princess Knight followed the adventures of Princess Sapphire, a young girl who was mistakenly given the heart of a boy and a girl, and how she was raised as a boy in order to inherit the throne of her country in order to thwart the efforts of Duke Duralumon. The story shows Sapphire's interactions and conflicts with people and her own heart, staples of the shoujo genre that still hold to this day. * {{Rose of Versailles}} - The highly influential 1979 anime/manga that changed Shojo Genre anime. The historical drama lasted for two years. Notable for being one of the first Shojo anime series. * {{Revolutionary Girl Utena}} - Compared stylistically to Rose Of Versailles, Revolutionary Girl Utena (Shoujo Kakumei Utena) aired in Japan in 1997. It couples a shojo dueling story with elements of chivalric romance, Jungian psychology, and a surreal thriller. Its post-modern narrative and feminist themes distinguish it from any other anime ever made. * {{Please Save My Earth}} - one of the first and best Shoujo science fictions. Deals with aliens sent to Earth to research it, and their reincarnations on Earth. Also involves some fantasy stuff.
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* {{Princess Knight}} ''Manga/PrincessKnight'' - Aired 1967-68 in Japan. Distributed under the title "Choppy and the Princess" in America, Princess Knight followed the adventures of Princess Sapphire, a young girl who was mistakenly given the heart of a boy and a girl, and how she was raised as a boy in order to inherit the throne of her country in order to thwart the efforts of Duke Duralumon. The story shows Sapphire's interactions and conflicts with people and her own heart, staples of the shoujo genre that still hold to this day. * {{Rose of Versailles}} ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' - The highly influential 1979 anime/manga that changed Shojo Genre anime. The historical drama lasted for two years. Notable for being one of the first Shojo anime series. * {{Revolutionary Girl Utena}} ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' - Compared stylistically to Rose ''Rose Of Versailles, Revolutionary Versailles'', ''Revolutionary Girl Utena (Shoujo Utena'' (''Shoujo Kakumei Utena) Utena'') aired in Japan in 1997. It couples a shojo dueling story with elements of chivalric romance, Jungian psychology, and a surreal thriller. Its post-modern narrative and feminist themes distinguish it from any other anime ever made. * {{Please Save My Earth}} ''PleaseSaveMyEarth'' - one of the first and best Shoujo science fictions. Deals with aliens sent to Earth to research it, and their reincarnations on Earth. Also involves some fantasy stuff.
15th Jul '15 8:35:37 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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Ahhh Shojou, that genre of manga and anime where love and angst abound. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy reveals deep dark secret keeping him from girl, girl reveals that her brother is magically ensorcelled to be a dog.... Shojou comes in all shapes and sizes, but at it's core is a slice of life story about a girl and a boy and the wacky cast of characters helping or hindering their romance. There can be supernatural elements, as in FruitsBasket; there can be more serious themes as in KareKano; maybe there's some GenderFlip hijinks as in OuranHostHighSchoolClub; Whatever twists are put in, what comes out are solid, heart-wrenching love stories, desperate heroes and heroines, and almost always a HappyEverAfter. Clouds of roses are of course a guaranteed. (Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)
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Ahhh Shojou, that genre of manga and anime where love and angst abound. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy reveals deep dark secret keeping him from girl, girl reveals that her brother is magically ensorcelled to be a dog.... Shojou comes in all shapes and sizes, but at it's core is a slice of life story about a girl and a boy and the wacky cast of characters helping or hindering their romance. There can be supernatural elements, as in FruitsBasket; there can be more serious themes as in KareKano; maybe there's some GenderFlip hijinks as in OuranHostHighSchoolClub; OuranHighSchoolHostClub; Whatever twists are put in, what comes out are solid, heart-wrenching love stories, desperate heroes and heroines, and almost always a HappyEverAfter. Clouds of roses are of course a guaranteed. (Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)
19th Jun '15 10:58:10 PM OriDoodle
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Ahhh Shojou, that genre of manga and anime where love and angst abound. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy reveals deep dark secret keeping him from girl, girl reveals that her brother is magically ensorcelled to be a dog.... Shojou comes in all shapes and sizes, but at it's core is a slice of life story about a girl and a boy and the wacky cast of characters helping or hindering their romance. There can be supernatural elements, as in FruitsBasket; there can be more serious themes as in KareKano; maybe there's some GenderFlip hijinks as in OuranHost; Whatever twists are put in, what comes out are solid, heart-wrenching love stories, desperate heroes and heroines, and almost always a HappyEverAfter. Clouds of roses are of course a guaranteed. (Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)
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Ahhh Shojou, that genre of manga and anime where love and angst abound. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy reveals deep dark secret keeping him from girl, girl reveals that her brother is magically ensorcelled to be a dog.... Shojou comes in all shapes and sizes, but at it's core is a slice of life story about a girl and a boy and the wacky cast of characters helping or hindering their romance. There can be supernatural elements, as in FruitsBasket; there can be more serious themes as in KareKano; maybe there's some GenderFlip hijinks as in OuranHost; OuranHostHighSchoolClub; Whatever twists are put in, what comes out are solid, heart-wrenching love stories, desperate heroes and heroines, and almost always a HappyEverAfter. Clouds of roses are of course a guaranteed. (Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)
19th Jun '15 10:57:13 PM OriDoodle
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Ahhh Shojou, that genre of manga and anime where love and angst abound. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy revelas deep rk secret keeping him from girl, girl reveals that her brother is magically ensorcelled to be a dog.... Shojou comes in all shapes and sizes, but at it's core is a slice of life story about a girl and a boy and the wacky cast of characters helping or hindering their romance. There;s can be supernatural elements, as in FruitsBasket; there can be more serious themes as in KareKano; maybe there's some GenderFlip hijinks as in OuranHost; Whatever twists are put in, what comes out are solid, heart-wrenching love stories, desperate heroes and heroines, and almost always a HappyEverAfter. Clouds of roses are of course a guaranteed. (Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)
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Ahhh Shojou, that genre of manga and anime where love and angst abound. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy revelas reveals deep rk dark secret keeping him from girl, girl reveals that her brother is magically ensorcelled to be a dog.... Shojou comes in all shapes and sizes, but at it's core is a slice of life story about a girl and a boy and the wacky cast of characters helping or hindering their romance. There;s There can be supernatural elements, as in FruitsBasket; there can be more serious themes as in KareKano; maybe there's some GenderFlip hijinks as in OuranHost; Whatever twists are put in, what comes out are solid, heart-wrenching love stories, desperate heroes and heroines, and almost always a HappyEverAfter. Clouds of roses are of course a guaranteed. (Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)
19th Jun '15 10:56:33 PM OriDoodle
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Welcome to our shojo page! Roses are of course a guaranteed.(Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)
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Welcome Ahhh Shojou, that genre of manga and anime where love and angst abound. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, boy revelas deep rk secret keeping him from girl, girl reveals that her brother is magically ensorcelled to our shojo page! Roses be a dog.... Shojou comes in all shapes and sizes, but at it's core is a slice of life story about a girl and a boy and the wacky cast of characters helping or hindering their romance. There;s can be supernatural elements, as in FruitsBasket; there can be more serious themes as in KareKano; maybe there's some GenderFlip hijinks as in OuranHost; Whatever twists are put in, what comes out are solid, heart-wrenching love stories, desperate heroes and heroines, and almost always a HappyEverAfter. Clouds of roses are of course a guaranteed.guaranteed. (Also check out SoYouWantTo/WriteAStory for genre-less advice!)
19th Jun '15 7:50:41 PM OriDoodle
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* Drama. See also {{Conflict}} Lots of it. But it has to be the right kind the Shoujo Genre is full of the InnerMonologue type of drama that drives it's readers into teenaged tizzies. Readers love getting emotional reactions out of stories; They love happy endings for the characters they've grown to identify with through the story, to get those feelings of {{Squee}} over {{Fanservice}}. They also love when the romance gets hot and heavy, and the feeling of despair when something bad happens to one of their favorite characters. Emotional highs and lows are the fuel of good Shoujo.
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* Drama. See also {{Conflict}} {{Conflict}}. Lots of it. But it has to be the right kind the Shoujo Genre is full of the InnerMonologue type of drama that drives it's readers into teenaged tizzies. Readers love getting emotional reactions out of stories; They love happy endings for the characters they've grown to identify with through the story, to get those feelings of {{Squee}} over {{Fanservice}}. They also love when the romance gets hot and heavy, and the feeling of despair when something bad happens to one of their favorite characters. Emotional highs and lows are the fuel of good Shoujo.
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