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Most Shounen-Like Shoujo

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Post #347112

2:25 am, Jan 8 2010
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When you say shounen-like shoujo I thought the manga should be more shoujo than shounen i.e the protagonist gotta be a girl? Like Basara?

Post #349729

3:37 pm, Jan 15 2010
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I see someone already mentioned Yamato Waki. Her stuff is fantastic. Wada Shinji's asskicking heroines are also favorites of mine. Actually, I like most of that classic 70s (or 70s-style) stuff. It tends to have more 3D women and more interesting plots. (I suppose it's because anything really bad from the 70s has been forgotten by now. If you look at current series, you see everything, not just the classics that have stood the test of time.)

Honestly though, for something with a shounen style but good female characters who are sympathetic and who I can relate to, I'd just read Q.E.D. (It's a shounen series, but the women aren't treated in a creepy fanservice-y way.)

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3:59 pm, Jan 15 2010
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hmm... stuff from the 70's (very often shoujo from that era have a 'meatier ' characterization and are more balanced [also in the sense of appealing potential for male readers] overall than a lot of contemporary shoujo IMO ) -->points at post above ^^.
For more recent titles I go by author's style or magazines: once I realized they share - provided the demographic - a certain 'style' I like, I started scanning titles and series by the same artist/magazine hoping for more titles in a similar vein.
Coelacanth, already mentioned in this topic , is a good example of manga that features elements enjoyable by both genders of readers. If not for the magazine -hence the shoujo/josei/shonen/seinen label - you coud happily consider it a seinen IMO.
Tokage could fit the bill of josei-with-seinen-flavour. It's not by chance it's serialized in Comic-Zero Sum too.
Another seinen-like josei?
Basara has already been mentioned here somewhere.
By the same author 7 seeds is a good psychological-action-sci-fi-horror survival seinen-like josei manga wink

On the contrary,
a very shoujo-like seinen to me is Bitter Virgin. That crazy girl rival... @_@
while a very josei-like seinen (in a veery good way) is Emma

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Post #349746
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4:37 pm, Jan 15 2010
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I'm surprised no one has said DNAngel by now.
I'd have never known it wasn't shounen until I looked it up here, based on art and on story.

If you've ever thought or said "Nice Guys finish last" and really meant it, then you should probably read this LJ post by DivaLion. It's incredibly insightful whether you're male or female.

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Post #349792

8:57 pm, Jan 15 2010
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No one mentioned Immortal Rain?

Post #351039

3:01 am, Jan 20 2010
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Post #406254

6:44 pm, Sep 12 2010
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Thought of Karneval. It is technically a shoujo (actually a josei) but it has no romance and more focused on adventure

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Post #406701
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10:02 am, Sep 14 2010
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Umm... Does 1/2 prince count?
Record of a Fallen vampire?
Tokyo Crazy Paradise?

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Post #406703 - Reply to (#349792) by puddle

10:23 am, Sep 14 2010
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Quote from puddle
No one mentioned Immortal Rain?

Yes!! IMMORTAL RAIN! This is a really good manga!

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Lone Wanderer

11:40 am, Sep 14 2010
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I don't think not having romance is a qualification for making a shoujo more shounen-like. There are plenty of shounen with romance in them, and it's not like there aren't any non-romance shoujo (though, admittedly, this is kind of a rarity).

I can't say they're my favourites, but these look like they'll fit;

Monochrome Factor - I really thought this was shounen, at first.
Akusaga , Hokusou Shinsengumi , Kootetsu no Hana - Except Otomen, most of Aya Kanno's works are not really female-oriented...though I wouldn't call them male-oriented either.

The way I see it, there are slightly more shounen / seinen - like josei than there are shoujo. Zero Sum manga are the best examples in that respect.

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10:52 pm, Sep 15 2010
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Sweetly Macabre

7:20 am, Oct 23 2010
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Screw was a bit ambiguous...

Even though it's been said before, 7 seeds really is a good example.

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Manga Eater

11:36 pm, Dec 1 2010
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Most shounen-like shoujo:

Immortal Rain
Otogimoyou Ayanishiki
Kaze Hikaru
After School Nightmare <--I felt like it was shounen-y bigrazz


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6:43 pm, Oct 7 2012
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i'm partial to kurohime though mi like many of the others as well.

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