Shonen manga only deals with or only targets boys that fall in the group of less or equal to fifteen years of age. Though there were inclusion of female characters but still it was not prominent. Hence there is a complete separate manga series that caters to girls who fall in the age group of less than or equal to eighteen.
Shojo manga is the female counterpart of the male dominated Shonen manga. The word Shojo translates into a young woman. Shojo manga is targeted towards teen age girls. Hence the basic plot lines revolve around romance. There is also a lot of historical stories depicted. But this does not mean it’s devoid of any action. There are a lot many Shojomangas where in the female protagonist is a savior and earns for new adventures. Said that these anime tend to be more subtle and do not comprise of dark fantasies and extreme violence. It has more emotional content.
Shojo also encompasses homosexual romantic fantasies. People tend to read manga a lot, and you can find manga online at HeyManga. This manga genre has profound effects on modern culture. Especially in design and prints on things that teenage girls use. There are some major Shojo manga inspired merchandise available to buy. The characters of Shojomanga also inspire a lot of existing trends.
One of the most popular Shojomanga series is:
- Nana: Nana is a modern culture based manga series. This deals with modern day trials and tribulations as well as cultural differences of city life. This series derives its name from the names of its main protagonist. It is written by Ai Yazawa. It has twenty one volumes and was run in the year of 2000. The subsequent television series was run in the year 2006. Nana will be released in North America soon.