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An "average" shoujo!

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Post #527642
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8:17 pm, Mar 6 2012
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I know there are lots of threads looking for shoujo/josei/romance, and believe me, I have looked through them, but I just can't seem to find what I want...which may be due to the fact that I don't really know what I'm looking for.
Basically, I want an average shoujo. What I mean by that is something like Black Bird, Love so Life, L DK, Say I love you, Ai Hime - Ai to himegoto, Mars and Ten no Ryuu Chi no Sakura.

I suppose what I'm looking for is something where the main characters don't spend half their lifes getting into awkward situations and finally confessing at the end of the series. But at the same time, I don't want angst and stupid females leads and break-ups and makes up. If there's going to be drama, let it be around something else in the story (like Misao in Black Bird has the whole issue of being eaten etc.).

I don't want a stupid female lead. By that I mean the typical low-test-score lead, and also the naive leads that are everywhere.

hmm...this isn't very specific. I suppose if someone could just recommend me some "average" shoujo mangas like the ones I listed above (ones that aren't blow-you-mind-out stunningly original, just don't have annoying female leads.). I can even put up with cliches as long as the female lead isn't annoying.

On a side note, I'm also looking for:
Shoujo/josei where a boy and a girl fall in love, but the dude's a delinquent who stays a delinquent.
Shoujo/josei with a mentally strong female lead.

No yaoi/yuri/hentai/ecchi. I don't mind smut, but would prefer it to be like Black Bird or Ai Hime.

Thanks in advance ^^

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Post #527652

8:50 pm, Mar 6 2012
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Have you tried Shinobi Life?

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9:06 pm, Mar 6 2012
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Hana no Namae? The female lead is pretty mentally strong.

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9:22 pm, Mar 6 2012
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Monkey High says it is not scantalated but i have found it on some readers

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9:30 pm, Mar 6 2012
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Have you tried reading Stardust Wink or Love Berrish, Crimson Hero, and there is also Highschool debt smile all good manga biggrin

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Monkey High says it is not scantalated but i have found it on some readers

I like that manga it's a really good one biggrin he does look like a baby monkey

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Post #527661
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9:39 pm, Mar 6 2012
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Dengeki Daisy, Gokusen, Bitou Lollipop. I was also thinking of Kaichou wa Maid-sama! and Ore-sama Teacher, but you already got them on your on hold list.

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9:51 pm, Mar 6 2012
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lol your post contradicts itself, you want something average, buit nothing with the typical points, but then again you can tolerate cliches >.<
especially Love so Life, I would never call average - isn't it quite original...?

@CunntMuffin: please don't double-post

Well here you have some of my favourite shoujos:
Akagami no Shirayukihime
Dengeki Daisy
Orange Marmalade (not classified as shoujo but seriously try it)
Hana to Akuma
Immortal Rain

as for school life themed:
Kimi ni Todoke
Akuma to Love Song
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Eensy-Weensy Monster
Strobe Edge

and here the boring average stuff that I wouldn't even recommend if you hadn't asked:
Koi Nanka Hajimaranai
Koibana! - Koiseyo Hanabi
Kimi wa Girlfriend
Plastic Girl
Toraware no Minoue
Chocolate Cosmos
Switch Girl

in need of romance?
uncommon, sad, sweet
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9:58 pm, Mar 6 2012
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10:14 pm, Mar 6 2012
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I totally forgot to mention Kamisama Hajimemashita. I'm not 100% sure if you're going to like it, but it's fairly good "average" shoujo. The ones I mentioned earlier are rather above average.

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10:36 pm, Mar 6 2012
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Reimei no Arcana - its still ongoing, but is really good
Red River - I always suggest this manga... The MC isn't stupid like most shoujos..
Karekano - a bit old, but a classic
Mekakushi no Kuni - I just love this history

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Nice desu ne

2:54 am, Mar 7 2012
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I seriously hate shoujo with as much loathing as I would someone who eats babies. Because that's what it feels like, watching someone eat babies. I liked Blue Friend though.

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3:13 am, Mar 7 2012
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I think you'd like Nagareboshi Lens !

Monokuro Shounen Shoujo might be to your liking as well.

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8:58 am, Mar 7 2012
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Barairo My Honey? She's pretty tough... and they don't spend forever realizing that they love each other...

Have you read the other works by MITSUKI Kako? If you haven't, I think you'll like Kiss/Hug.

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6:45 pm, Mar 9 2012
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i'll give anything that i can think of right now..

akagami no shirayukihime smart female lead
dengeki daisy
gokuraku seishun hockey club a good comedy manga
junai tokkou taichou!
kamisama hajimemashita
faster than a kiss
warau kanoko sama it's episodic but the sequel (koi dano ai dano) is continous
nobara no hanayome
reimei no arcana
youko x boku ss it's shounen but with female lead.. but the art is much likely like shoujo art..

bloody kiss
get love!!
hana ni arashi
hana to akuma
lovey dovey
mekakushi no kuni
ng life shoujo with male lead but it's really good in my opinion
rockin' heaven it kinda a bittersweet manga for me
shiawase kissa 3-choume
special a
tokyo crazy paradise
zettai heiwa daisakusen

btw, red river is a MUST
p/s my fingers really itching to put some josei on the list bigrazz

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