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''Shōjo'' is a demographic (usually identified by the time slot or magazine a story runs in) and shows so classified can fit into any "standard" genre, up to and including martial arts and ScienceFiction. And even this is variable; popular female leads sometimes [[TestosteroneBrigade gain a male fan following]], to the degree of the infamous [[{{Seinen}} older male fanbase]]. Anything MagicalGirl is usually ''Shōjo'' by default, [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha although there are exceptions]], specifically made for said older fanbase.

Should not be confused with ''{{Bishoujo}}''. [[NamesTheSame Or]] [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Lord Shojo]]. Serves as both the TropeNamer and TropeCodifier for StockShoujoHeroine.

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''Shōjo'' is a demographic (usually identified by the time slot or magazine a story runs in) and shows so classified can fit into any "standard" genre, up to and including martial arts and ScienceFiction. And even this is variable; popular female leads sometimes [[TestosteroneBrigade gain a male fan following]], to the degree of the infamous [[{{Seinen}} older male fanbase]]. Anything MagicalGirl is usually ''Shōjo'' by default, [[Franchise/LyricalNanoha although there are although]] [[Anime/SenkiZesshouSymphogear there]] [[Franchise/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica are]] [[Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero exceptions]], specifically made for said older fanbase.

Should not be confused with ''{{Bishoujo}}''.''{{Bishoujo}}'', though some may feature as characters. [[NamesTheSame Or]] [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Lord Shojo]]. Serves as both the TropeNamer and TropeCodifier for StockShoujoHeroine.

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* ''Anime/TweenyWitches'' - (The manga. The original anime is not marketed by gender.)


* ''Manga/BananaFish'' - Though this series revolves around gang violence in New York City and incorporates rather mature themes as a result, it originally ran in ''Betsucomi'' (formerly known as ''Bessatsu Shōjo Comic'').

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* ''Manga/BananaFish'' - Though this series revolves around gang violence in New York City and incorporates rather mature themes as a result, that most people would associate with {{Seinen}}, it originally ran in the shōjo magazine ''Betsucomi'' (formerly known as ''Bessatsu Shōjo Comic'').

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* ''Manga/LoveMonster''

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* ''Manga/BananaFish'' - Though this series revolves around gang violence in New York City and incorporates rather mature themes as a result, it originally ran in ''Betsucomi'' (formerly known as ''Bessatsu Shōjo Comic'').


The [[UsefulNotes/MangaDemographics demographic category]] of {{anime}} and {{manga}} aimed mainly at pre-teen to teenage girls. It tends to have female leads, romantic subplots and resolutions involving personal growth. This doesn't mean ''Shōjo'' is devoid of action, though. In addition to more traditional romance stories, Shōjo can include tales of [[ActionGirl heroines who kick righteous butt]] -- while pursuing romantic subplots and personal growth.

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The [[UsefulNotes/MangaDemographics demographic category]] of {{anime}} and {{manga}} aimed mainly at pre-teen to teenage girls. It tends to have female leads, romantic subplots and resolutions involving personal growth. This doesn't mean ''Shōjo'' is devoid of action, though. In addition to more traditional romance stories, Shōjo can include tales of [[ActionGirl heroines who kick righteous butt]] -- while pursuing romantic subplots and personal growth.

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* Many ''Magazine/MangaTimeKirara'' series, thanks to the all-ages appeal of their stories and {{moe}} aesthetic. The ''Kirara'' family is collectively seinen.


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* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'': Heavy focus on romance, the dramatic second half, and the dynamic between spunky Taiga and reluctant Ryuji are the main factors. In the west, it's common to see the anime listed on "GatewaySeries" lists for Shoujo despite its label being the shonen Dengeki Bunko.


* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' has a CastFullOfPrettyBoys, a bright [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} cutesy]] art style, HomoeroticSubtext, plenty of fanservice from the male characters, and a fandom that's [[EstrogenBrigade overwhelmingly female and teenaged]]. It would be a textbook example of a {{moe}} franchise for girls/women instead of men, if not for seinen magazine ''Comic Birz'' advertising and serializing it, and then switching to the ''Magazine/ShonenJump''.

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* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' has a CastFullOfPrettyBoys, a bright [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} cutesy]] art style, HomoeroticSubtext, plenty of fanservice from the male characters, and a fandom that's [[EstrogenBrigade overwhelmingly female and teenaged]]. It would be a textbook example of a {{moe}} franchise for girls/women instead of men, if not for seinen magazine ''Comic Birz'' advertising and serializing it, and then switching to the ''Magazine/ShonenJump''.shonen site ''Magazine/{{Shonen Jump}}+''.

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* ''Manga/ISOtokoDemoOnnaDemoNaiSei''

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* ''Anime/MischievousTwinsTheTalesOfStClares''

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*** ''Manga/CardCaptorSakuraClearCard''

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* ''Manga/RealGirl''


* ''Manga/{{Servamp}}'' - ZigZagged; It's commonly called shōjo due to its CastFullOfPrettyBoys, but it actually runs in a [[ShonenDemographic shonen]] magazine. The mistake can be forgiven as the intended audience for the magazine (''Comic Gene'') is female.

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* ''Manga/{{Servamp}}'' - ZigZagged; It's commonly called shōjo due to its CastFullOfPrettyBoys, but it actually runs in a [[ShonenDemographic shonen]] {{Josei}} magazine. The mistake can be forgiven as the intended audience for the magazine (''Comic Gene'') is female.

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* ''Tomatoy no Lycopene'' - Creator/{{Sanrio}}-esque art style and levity aside, it runs in ''Shonen Jump''. The magazine predicted the confusion so early that the cover of the issue it debuted in had "[[LampshadeHanging Yes, this is still]] ''[[LampshadeHanging Jump]]''." printed in large text.


** ''Anime/KirattoPriChan''

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** ''Anime/KirattoPriChan''''VideoGame/KirattoPriChan''

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