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Shojo, shonen’s counterpart targeting a young female demographic, is one of the most. Being more niche, it’s not surprising that shojo series usually don’t have the same popularity as widely appealing action-filled, over-the-top shonen and seinen series, often tracking behind in terms of audience engagement.
Most beloved shows in the genre are cult classics with small but dedicated fanbases that have set expectations of what a successful shojo franchise must resemble. Yet, these unique shojo series astonished even hardcore fans bydespite doubts about their marketability and general appeal.
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Fruits Basket’s Remake Revived Interest In Shojo Anime
started in the late '90s as a shojo manga series about and her relationships with the mysterious Souma family members. Soon, it received an anime adaptation that didn’t satisfy the series’ fans. Many thought that Fruits Basket’s story would end at that.
Yet, the franchise unexpectedly returned in 2019 with a new, source-accurate anime. It’s easy to assume that such an old series wouldn’t gather new fans. However, Fruits Basket surprised the skeptics by becoming one of the most successful modern shojo series.
Natsume's Book Of Friends Was Unexpectedly Captivating For A Somber Slice-Of-Life
An extremely soothing and slow-paced genre, iyashikei doesn’t speak to most mainstream anime viewers. So, it’s shocking that Natsume's Book of Friends, a shojo iyashikei about a teen boy’s interactions with the supernatural world of Japanese folklore, captured the hearts of so many fans.
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An unusual shojo with a male protagonist and no romantic tensions, Natsume became a hit due to its uniqueness. The series’ immersive ambiance transported the viewers into the alluring world of yokai, making them want to stay in this mystical fantasy land forever.
Cardcaptor Sakura Was A Surprise Hit With Adult Fans
The most surprising part of’s success is not a result of the show’s mass appeal. Instead, it has to do with the kinds of audiences the series attracted. A seemingly generic magical girl show, Cardcaptor Sakura would’ve been an explainable sensation among little girls.
However,and unexpectedly complex character writing appealed to adults even more than the show’s intended audience. As a result, Cardcaptor Sakura became one of the only conventional magical girl shojo series enjoyed by fans of all ages.
Kadokawa Acquires Anime News Network’s Media Business
North American media news outlet Anime News Network announced Kadokawa will acquire its media business. The news came directly from the website, which featured a statement from both the President of Anime News Network (or ANN) Christopher Macdonald and President of Kadokawa Takeshi Natsuno. The acquisition will finalize sometime by the end of 2023. An amount was not disclosed in the statement. Both parties express excitement regarding the acquisition, with Macdonald stating that “all of ANN’s staff remain entirely dedicated to the standards of professional, exhaustive, and editorially independent journalism that ANN is already known for and we believe that Kadokawa‘
Vampire Knight Successfully Embraces Shojo Clichés
Needlessly dramatic and morally ambiguous supernatural love polygons are a staple of shojo, often to its detriment. At first glance,fits this comical description to a t, following a cheerful girl Yuuki and her romantic endeavors with .
It’s hard to imagine this story being a hit. Yet, Vampire Knight became a shojo cult classic, appealing to viewers who enjoyed it ironically and to dedicated fans who saw hidden depths in the characters’ tragic backstories and genuinely inventive development.
Ore Monogatari's Unique Take On Romance Wasn't A Disadvantage
Even those who have never seen Ore Monogatari, also known as My Love Story, recognize the iconic character designs of the series’ main couple - a comically muscular and intimidating Takeo Gouda and his petite love interest, Rinko Yamato.
While most would deem a genuinely touching love blooming between those two impossible, Ore Monogatari defied conventional expectations. In fact, the series became one of the most successful romantic comedies in the genre, hitting the perfect balance between heartfelt, character-driven storytelling and hilarious gags.
Why the Rage of Bahamut Sequel Wasn't as Good as the Original
Despite Rage of Bahamut: Genesis' widespread acclaim, its 2017 sequel, Virgin Soul, wasn't quite as loved by fans. But why did it fail?Inspired by the Rage of Bahamut game released on mobile phones, both installments of the anime adaptation were brought to life by MAPPA, the acclaimed studio most known for its work on series like Attack on Titan: The Final Season and Zombie Land Saga. The first installment, Rage of Bahamut: Genesis, hit screens in 2014 and was followed by Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul in 2017.
Snow White With The Red Hair Is More Than A Generic Trope-Filled Love Story
It’s easy to dismissbased on the name alone, expecting it to be just a run-of-the-mill shojo variant of a classic love tale. Thankfully, prejudice didn’t affect the show’s popularity as expected.
Fans recognized that, instead of relying on tiresome tropes, Snow White with the Red Hair gifts viewers with a uniquely compelling fantasy story. At the same time, it, engrossing the viewers in the developing relationship between a free-spirited herbalist, Shirayuki, and a hardworking prince, Zen.
Kimi Ni Todoke Spins Romance Tropes On Their Head
At first glance, Kimi ni Todoke seems like a generic “boy meets girl” shojo flick with no depth or unorthodox appeal. Similar series come out every season and rarely get noticed by more than a handful of viewers. Yet, Kimi ni Todoke sets itself apart from its generic counterparts, which explains its unexpected success.
The series intentionally deconstructs shojo romance stereotypes. Simultaneously, it never forgets about making its main characters, awkward girl Sawako and her cheerful crush, Kazehaya, feel like multifaceted, relatable, and lovable people.
Yona Of The Dawn Is A Well-Balanced Mix Of Different Genres
One of the most acclaimed series in the historical fantasy genre, Yona of the Dawn is a surprisingly popular shojo franchise with all demographics. At first, many anime fans dismiss it as a generic shojo flick, with the only aspect separating it from the others being its unique setting.
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Odd Taxi: Diamond wa Kizutsukanai, a live-action stage play based on the iconic, award-winning anime, is set to debut in Japan early next year.According to Anime News Network, Odd Taxi: Diamond wa Kizutsukanai (Diamonds Will Not Be Damaged) will run at Otemachi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo from Jan. 25 until Jan. 31 and at Cool Japan Park Osaka TT Hall in Osaka on Feb. 4 and 5. The play was initially scheduled to premiere in July but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nevertheless, once enough people gave Yona of the Dawn a try, its fame began spreading. This series has something to grasp the attention of any fan, from compelling action scenes and intricate worldbuilding to gripping romance and complex character writing.
Ghost Hunt Expanded Its Reach By Introducing Horror Into The Mix
Horror and shojo are polar opposite genres that rarely mix well together. Nevertheless, Ghost Hunt managed to unite these clashing genres, being a hit with bothand diehard shojo romance fans.
The genuinely unnerving episodic occult investigations draw in the fans of the paranormal. At the same time, the palpable chemistry between the show’s leads, a cheerful part-time assistant of the Shibuya Psychic Research Company, Mai Taniyama, and her cold yet competent superior, Kazuya Shibuya, appeal to the regular shojo audiences.
Banana Fish Blew Up Despite Disregarding The Conventions Of Shojo Anime
Many things worked against the success of the now universally acclaimed shojo seriesduring its initial release. Firstly, the anime was based on a manga from the '80s, mostly appreciated only by a dedicated, small group of old-school fans.
Secondly, Banana Fish has, focused on the gritty and down-to-earth tensions of New York’s criminal underground. Yet, the 2018 anime adaptation shocked everyone by skyrocketing in popularity, proving the fanbase’s interest in unconventional, daring shojo stories regardless of their source.
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