I keep telling myself that I want to read more manga, but I get nowhere because I don’t know where to start. So, here is a beginning list of shojo manga that I want to try and read.
Nana by Ai Yazawa // Status: Complete
Nana “Hachi” Komatsu hopes that moving to Tokyo will help her make a clean start and leave her capricious love life behind her. Nana Osaki, who arrives in the city at the same time, has plans to score big in the world of rock ’n’ roll. Although these two young women come from different backgrounds, they quickly become best friends in a whirlwind world of sex, music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties! – Viz Media
The Demon Prince of Momochi House by Aya Shouto // Status: Ongoing
On her 16th birthday, orphan Himari Momochi inherits her ancestral estate that she’s never seen. Momochi House exists on the barrier between the human and spiritual realms, and Himari is meant to act as guardian between the two worlds. But on the day she moves in, she finds three handsome squatters living in the house, and one seems to have already taken over her role! – Viz Media
Sand Chronicles by Hinako Ashihara // Status: Complete
After her parents get divorced, Ann Uekusa and her mother move from Tokyo to rural Shimane. Accustomed to the anonymity of city living, Ann can’t get used to the almost overbearing kindness of the people in her mother’s hometown. But when personal tragedy strikes, Ann discovers how much she needs that kindness. – Viz Media
Everyone’s Getting Married by Izumi Miyazono // Status: Ongoing
Successful career woman Asuka Takanashi has an old-fashioned dream of getting married and becoming a housewife. After her long-term boyfriend breaks up with her to pursue his own career goals, she encounters popular newscaster Ryu Nanami. Asuka and Ryu get along well, but the last thing he wants is to ever get married. This levelheaded pair who want the opposite things in life should never get involved, except… – Viz Media
Not entirely exhaustive, but I tried to list out some series that I want to try and read in the near future. Have you read any of these series? Do you have any shojo (and related genres) recommendations?