Shoujo anime is to me as soap operas are to ladies of my mother's generation. They consist of predictable and over the top love stories, yet I can't help but love them. Sometimes it's eye candy, other times it's the dramatic, "doki doki" (heart racing sound) feelings of first love - I can't get enough.
So whenever I get some alone time (Sak, understandably, isn't much game for shoujo), I'll marathon through a series, sobbing/laughing/yelling at the screen the whole way through. Back in my school days I'd watch with my girl pals, and that really does make for the best girly bonding, right? Drooling over animated men? I miss being able to do that. If someone wants to start a Bay Area Shoujo Anime Club, I will be your first member.
Though I know many of you won't find much interest, I'd like to start reviewing shoujo series (and also josei (for women) series too, though I'm just going to lump them all together for now). Mostly for myself, but also because I feel that too much emphasis is placed on shonen (for guys) anime - like Naruto, Dragonball and Bleach. Those shows are fine (I have a huge Ichigo crush), but there's more out there!
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To start, I'll follow up this post with a review of my absolute favorite shoujo series ever!