an award winning Shoujo,
which definitely ranks much higher on other lists,
Kimi ni Todoke
Genres: Shoujo, Drama, Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life, School Life
Summary: Sawako Kuronuma, called Sadako by her classmates for her resemblance to the character from The Ring, has always been feared and misunderstood because of her appearance. There are rumors that Sawako can see ghosts and curse people. However, despite her appearances, she is a sweet and timid girl who longs to be able to make friends with everyone and be liked by everyone else. When her idol, popular boy Kazehaya, begins talking with her, everything changes. She finds herself in a new world, trying to make friends and talking to different people and she can't thank Kazehaya enough for giving her these opportunities. Slowly, but surely, a sweet love blossoms between the two as they overcome circumstances and obstacles that stand in their way.
A popular Shoujo that has 2seasons of anime, a film, and is licensed in English: Kimi ni Todoke, is very well known; if you don't know of it, you're missing out!!
Its low on my list but I still READ it!
Basically, there's just too much awkwardness for me. YES, it steps out of the cliché, but I need some loving with all the cuteness. I need more happy moments in the midst of all the relationship anxiety.
Why we don't get these, is because the story does not focus on just the main couple, but the friendships formed, and other couples, and rivals. Its a very FULL story, so its progress is slow. Frustratingly so. Its easy to lose interest so I do a catch up every few months.
Still, worth checking out! A shoujo that simply can not not be on a Shoujo list!
Happy reading! Let me know what you think!