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Post #156016
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9:09 am, Apr 22 2008
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errr... I hope the topic title makes sense and is relevant but I wasn't sure how else to put it.

Ok... so I'm looking for a romance where the main girl character has some ambition to do something with her life beyond becoming the wife of the guy she's dating.
Just to give a few examples.
- W juliet the main girl character wants to become an actor when she grows up.
- skip beat- main character becomes an actor.

these are only examples where the characters are actors, but other different suggestions would be great. Romance thrown into the mix would be fantastic, whether a major (i.e. w juliet) or small part (i.e. skip beat), although it dosen't have to be there. I'm also not asking exclusively for the 'strong female' factor in the story either (there have been about six of those posts, lol), just that at least the girl wants to do something with her life beyond the guy.

thanks in advance for suggestions.

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Post #156017
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9:57 am, Apr 22 2008
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Try girl queen the girl wants to be queen and uhh maybe kurohime well, the female protagonist is ambitious in a sense that she wants to battle the gods, but from the manga example's you've given, I doubt you'll like it..

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Post #156019

10:03 am, Apr 22 2008
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Penguin Revolution comes to mind.

Post #156076
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4:46 pm, Apr 22 2008
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Jam1- girl queen sounds good- thanks for the suggestion. I've read kurohime as well, it was good.

broomstick3000- I'd totally forgotten about penguin revolution, thanks a lot!

If anyone has any more suggestions that would be great.

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4:59 pm, Apr 22 2008
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5:08 pm, Apr 22 2008
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Don't know if you're looking for something outside of shoujo, but I'd recommend REC, a seinen manga.

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Post #156082
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5:17 pm, Apr 22 2008
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There's only a few chapters out scanlated but I'd still recommend Kaichou wa-Maid-sama. The girl has a lot of fire to her though the main guy is one of those seemingly perfect type who is good at everything.

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5:28 pm, Apr 22 2008
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Uwasa no Midori-kun!! - she plays football, and wants to become a sportswoman.
Tsuki no Shippo - she wants to become a
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(don't remember if it wasn't at the beginning, but it could be a spoiler.

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6:22 pm, Apr 22 2008
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Crimson Hero would probably fit the bill then... and I agree with migitlicious, Kachou wa Maid-sama has a perfect heroine for you.

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Don't know if you're looking for something outside of shoujo, but I'd recommend REC, a seinen manga.


Also, Spicy Pink.

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Post #156156
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12:59 am, Apr 23 2008
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show me the money
othello ---> she wishes to be stronger not sure if it applies
anne freaks
charming junkie --> wants to be a model
daughter of basilis --> she only wants to do a statue no
honey hunt --> wants to be an actress to show up her mom
zero no tsukaima >_>
wild act --> wants to own the items of an actor to the point of stealing it.
my girl --> wants to be a model
kimi ni todoke --> wants friends
ciel ? not sure about that one... she wants to have ambition >_>

on a side note... cool bigrazz first time doing this

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6:30 pm, Apr 23 2008
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Comic - wants to be a manga artist
Paradise Kiss - wants to become a model (ambition doesn't turn up till later in the manga)
Ingènuo - Highly suggest. Girls wishes to become a photographer
One - singer/popstar
PA - is an actress
Rough - diver[/m]
Toe Shoes - Ballet Dancer
Tokyo Juliet - highly suggest. Fashion Designer
Doll - Dancer
Tenshi no Kiss - Dancer

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Post #156642

7:19 am, Apr 25 2008
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These are the only ones I can think of, and I think you may have read these already.
Nana. I mean it really shows the obstacles an ambitious (career driven) woman would experience in a relationship.

Honey and Clover could also be one. Hagu is a really driven and talented artist.

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12:37 pm, Sep 5 2009
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This is my first post...

I would reccomend Kirarin Revolution - She wants to be a star.
It's sort of like Skip Beat, it's still different.

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4:53 pm, Sep 5 2009
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how about Kobato?

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