Shoujo manga can be defined as 'comic books for girls.' They are often complex and dramatic stories involving a young girl and her triumphs and tribulations. The art work is very stylized, lending an evocative and emotional feel to the story.

One of the most popular subgenres of shoujo is the 'Magical Girl.' It involves a heroine with a secret identity that has magical powers and often a cute animal side-kick.

For the purposes of this category, shoujo manga is defined as manga serialized in a shoujo magazine or published by a shoujo imprint. Plot, characters, and style of art are irrelevant. Shoujo magazines include, but are not limited to: Amie, Asuka, Chao, Friend, Hana to Yume, Margaret, Nakayoshi, Ribon, Runrun, and Sho-Comi.

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Beautiful Illusions
Reviews, descriptions, and character profiles of many shoujo manga.
Shrine that promotes lesser-known titles such as MARS, Paradise Kiss, Pretear, and Fashion Boy Is Cool. Contains images, summaries, links and where to buy manga.
Energetic Heartbeats
Overview of shoujo in general, shoujo lingo, overviews of some series (some with image galleries), list of shoujo anime, list of Japanese shoujo manga publishers, links to manga/anime translator teams, and links to mailing lists.
Girls' Horror Comics
Includes a magazine list and bibliographies for Takakazu Nagakubo, Chie Watari, and other artists.
Hana to Yume Mailing List
Discussions of current and past series. Archives and translations for members only.
Manga Alley
Image galleries of Card Captor Sakura, FFX, Chobits, Fushigi Yuugi, Sailor Moon, and Ah, My Goddess!
Nami's Space - Ribon Translations
Sora Sora, Five, Baby Love, and Penguin Brothers character profiles, overviews, translations, links, and fan art.
Paperthin Pleasures
Bishounen images, variety of titles with images and descriptions, ISBN numbers, FAQ and links.
Ribon Database
Information, images, links, and manga-ka for titles in Ribon. Also summaries for Minto Na Bokura and Yuukan Kurabu as well as merchandise images.
Shoujo Manga Home Page
A cultural anthropologist's introduction to shoujo manga. Essays, manga history, links, and information.
Shoujo Manga in the USA
List of releases in the United States, companies, and FAQ.
Thiep Anime & Manga
Free anime and manga e-cards from Candy Candy, Cardcaptor Sakura, Daa! Daa! Daa!, Fullmoon Wo Sagashite, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Time Stranger Kyoko, Marmalade Boy, and other series.
Yahoo Groups: Shoujo Manga List
Unmoderated, public archives, email attachments allowed.
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