Does good romance in shoujo even exist? Serious question. It's amazing how bad most of it is, given that romance is the main genre for the demographic.
A shoujo fan looking at seinen is likely to think the same thing. Different strokes for different market segments. Stop being such a huge faggot.
Eh, different strokes? I'll buy that certain kinds of romance are tailored to 12-year old boys and girls, but when you're a young adult, some of that stuff should start feeling immature to you.
That said, shoujo covers a wide swath of different types of romance, some of which I would argue is more mature than even the "best" seinen stuff, which is ultimately still very man-boy in feel. Of course the true answer is that josei is the best... if you can help from falling asleep.
Does Akatsuki no Yona have any romance in it? Was thinking of picking up the manga, since the anime is on-going.
Don't get me wrong I enjoyed Lovely Complex but there was nothing "good" in it. It was average at best and that got helped by the strange setup, everything is so fucking cliched that you're almost thrown off by it.
Men can't enjoy what was written for women.
Stop the fucking presses.
I have only read this shounen romance and it was absolutely amazing. One of the best works in manga, imo.
There really isn't any good shoujo/josei outside of mahou shoujo.
I try to get into it every once in a while but they're all so bad it hurts, it surprises me how many adult male westerners actually enjoy something made for little japanese females.
Yeah, Oremonogatari is definitely not your standard shoujo romance fare but it's fun. I'm rather looking forward to the anime, although if past experience tells us anything, it's that it'll only have one season. Ever.
I liked Karakuri Odette. Asao was the ballest.
Kareshi Kanojou no Jijou is pretty good. I don't really like the (seven) last volumes with all the drama though. The anime is on the same level, if you can stand low budget powerpoint presentations and abrupt endings (personnally I like it a bit better than the manga).
Please save my Earth is fine (but veeeery slow near the end).
Fruits Basket and Hoshi Wa Utau are readable, and sometimes touching if you're not a totally detached unemotional cyborg.
Kodomo no Omocha is like a kindergarten KKNJ (although it was released two years earlier).
Lovely Complex is also fun, as /a/non said.
I'd add Nodame Cantabile, but it's probably josei.
Tons of guys enjoyed Kimi ni Todoke
This one was probably one of the best shounen/shoujo romance Manga i've read. Character development was good the pasting wasn't as slow as a fucking fat kid with a heartattack. Ending sucked, tho. But over and all it was still good.
Shoujo have good romance as much shounen have good, thoughtful and insightful plot.
>Girl is viewed as "ugly" for being a slob
>Suddenly start taking care of herself between the vacation before high school starts
>The perfect shoujo protagonist falls for her right of the bat
Is there a shoujo where the main love interest isnt instantly attached to the female protag and she has to work to get noticed without the best friend secretly being the main love interest.