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Nyl
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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?

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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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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 ^^.
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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.
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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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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.

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No one mentioned Immortal Rain?

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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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Umm... Does 1/2 prince count?
Record of a Fallen vampire?
Tokyo Crazy Paradise?

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No one mentioned Immortal Rain?


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

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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.
Replica
Kugutsu
Kamui
Chicago
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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Screw was a bit ambiguous...

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

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Most shounen-like shoujo:

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


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i'm partial to kurohime though mi like many of the others as well.

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