Shojo

Shojo (少女) literally means “little girl” (not to be mistaken for its counter part shounen). This demographic is targeted for female audience between ages of 10 and 18. Shojo almost always have a female as their protagonists, although many male homosexual love stories are also considered as shojo too.
The stories for these series usually focus on romance, relationships and character development. However, sometimes shojo can contain elements of action and adventure in the story.

Linked Genres: Love/Romance, Action, Adventure

Example

A good example of Shojo is the popular series “Sailor Moon”. Published in 1991, this story follows a middle-school student named Usagi Tsukino, who is portrayed as a carefree girl living an ordinary middle-school life.

That is until she befriends Luna, a black cat with a cresent moon on its forehead with the ability to talk, that gives her a magical brooch that enables her to transform into Sailor Moon, a sailor soldier that protects the earth from the forces of evil.

Usagi Tsukino, middle , with other sailor guardians

Usagi Tsukino, middle , with other sailor guardians

Now, Usagi and Luna must assemble a team of fellow sailor soldiers to find their princess, who is from the moon, along with the “Legendary Silver Crystal” that possesses great power to restore peace and protection that the moon and earth once had.

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