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Shoujo Anime

Ayashi no Ceres
Azumanga Daioh
Baby Love
Fire Tripper
First Kiss Story
Fruits Basket
Full Moon wo Sagashite
Fushigi Yuugi
Hana Yori Dango
Hime-chan no Ribon
I Wish You were Here
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
Kare Kano
Kodomo no Omocha
Koko wa Greenwood
La Corda d'Oro
Legend of Basara
Marmalade Boy
My Neighbor Totoro
Ocean Waves
Only Yesterday
Ouran High School Host Club
Paradise Kiss
Princess Army
Princess Nine
Romeo x Juliet
Sailor Moon
Serial Experiments Lain
To Heart
Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo
Tokimeki Memorial
Ultra Maniac

Whisper of the Heart
Other Anime
Shoujo Manga


Shoujo Anime

I'm addicted to shoujo anime. I have to possess incredibly obnoxious amounts of it or I get the shakes. I won't hesitate to spend money just to get my grimy paws on new shoujo anime. Oh yeah, and if somebody tells me (or if I read on some site) that so-and-so is the greatest shoujo anime ever to grace the face of the earth, I have to have it or else it will eat away at me. So it will be a cruel joke to tell me that a title is really good when in reality it's not even worth the disc it was recorded on. Because I will search high and low to get it. Really.

Shoujo anime consumes me. It consumes me so bad that I have shoebox after shoebox filled with them. I would spend hours cataloging them, alphabetizing them, reburning them, and relabelling them. What? That just means I'm anal retentive? Oh. Okay.

Over the years, my taste in anime has significantly narrowed. I already preferred shoujo anime to other genres of anime before. Now, I have become much less tolerant of any anime that doesn't have

1) A female leading character
2) Decent romance
3) A good-looking male protagonist

and have

1) Sudden girlfriend appearances
2) A female harem
3) Basically any love triangle where there's more girls than guys
4) Panty shots
5) Actually, any sort of female fanservice

Well. It sure helped me trim down my anime collection.

Spoiler warning
Major spoilers ahead! In the given anime's synopsis, I would typically talk about how the story starts and then give a general overview of the series. It should be noted, though, that an anime would sometimes start with a certain scene and then have flashbacks to something that happened earlier. It could be a few days earlier, a few years earlier, or even a lifetime earlier. The review would be quite vague, but I would be talking about some elements of the story that might also take away some of the suspense. But easily the biggest spoilers in these anime primers are the favorite episode sections. Read at your own risk.

The synopses and the reviews also use a lot of anime terminology. Hopefully, they would be common enough to be understood contextually if not lexically. The sections also make references to other anime. If the characters are well-known, I probably won't elaborate about them too much. For example, I would talk about Usagi and would be implicitly referring to the heroine of Sailor Moon. But if the characters are relatively obscure, I would then provide some elaborations.

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