Battle shounen, ecchi, harems, and just about every fantasy anime is geared towards boys, while girls get the standard shoujo romance, yaoi and shounen ai series. Obviously, sticking with these same genres all the time can get boring after a while. Therefore, we’ve come up with ten anime that young ladies can enjoy. We’ve created this list based on how relatable the anime are to girls, and how big of a female fan base the series have. Keep in mind that this is an updated list, so please make sure to check out our original one before continuing on. With all that said, let’s get on to the list!
10. Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2018 to June 2018
Rokuhoudou isn’t a very noticeable cafe. It’s located in a hidden but relaxed area for patrons to find peace. However, if a customer needs peace, then they must be having some sort of stress in their life. In comes the handsome waiters of Rokuhoudou to help customers with their problems while also serving them delicious tea and treats.
Don’t get us wrong, butler cafes are nice, but going to a traditional Japanese tea shop and being served by good-looking men is a step up. Bishounen, or pretty boys, are common in anime that’s geared towards a female audience. What isn’t common are bishi-men. (We made that up). Be charmed by the dashing men of Rokuhoudou as they serve customers tea and help them with their daily problems. The servers; Gure, Sui, Tokitaka, and Tsubaki are gentlemen, and will do anything to make a customer smile. This is something that every girl wants, a man to make them smile. And hey, if he cooks, that’s a bonus!
9. New Game!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2016 to September 2016
Aoba just graduated high school, and is starting her new life as a character designer for her favorite video game company, Eagle Jump. Even better is that she gets to work alongside her role model Yagami Ko. Aoba’s nervous at first since she’s the youngest employee, but after befriending her coworkers, Aoba begins to relax. It may seem like Aoba is living out her dream, but not quite. One day, Aoba wants to be the main character designer for a game, even if that means surpassing Yagami Ko.
Moe anime are usually geared towards men. You have cute girls doing adorable things that real girls don’t actually do. New Game is also popular with males, but has the girls acting in a more believable manor. Even though they look cute, they’re working full time jobs instead of doing cute things. Real girls sleep in nothing but a t-shirt and panties. They also geek out and go to anime related events with their friends and collect figures. Girls have different personalities from being nervous or cool headed at work, and a total tease when they’re with friends. The only unrealistic aspect of New Game is that guys are pretty much nonexistent.
8. Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)
- Episodes: 1
- Aired: October 2016
New girl Shouko, just transferred elementary schools and right into Shouya’s class. Most kids have never interacted with a deaf person, and this includes Shouya and his classmates. All Shouko wants to do is make friends, but Shouya finds her annoying. As the self-proclaimed ringleader, Shouya bullies Shouko for being strange and gets his other friends in on it. Years later, Shouya deeply regrets his actions and hopes to find Shouko and befriend her. That is, if he decides not to kill himself.
Unfortunately, we’ve all seen bullying first hand. Whether you were a bystander, the victim, or the bully, you’ve certainly seen it. But what happens after that? Do you runaway, ignore it, or grow past it? A Silent Voice hits you in the feels by showing you the aftermath of the children who were involved with Shoko’s bullying. It’s a very realistic situation and you’ll probably see some of the characters as actual people you went to school with. This is a film to watch alone, when you’re feeling down. Although A Silent Voice will make you cry even more, it is a redemption story and does have a happy ending.
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2014 to March 2014
Yato is a homeless man who tries to get work by doing odd jobs for people. Would you believe us if we told you he’s a God? One day, high school girl Hiyori gets hit by a truck while trying to save Yato one afternoon. Because of this, her soul constantly leaves her body. Yato has decided to take it upon himself to turn Hiyori back to normal...when he feels like it.
Here’s a pure shounen anime that girls can’t get enough of. That could be because of the very good-looking Yato but there’s more to it. Hiyori is headstrong and not afraid to fight someone by using her sumo skills. Bishamon, one of the supporting characters, is the goddess of war, and a very strong leader. Noragami also has great storytelling with the first season being more lighthearted, while the second deals with heavier themes. You’ll get so into Noragami, that you’ll never want it to end.
6. Paradise Kiss
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2005 to December 2005
Yukari spent all her life trying to please her mother by studying her butt off and trying to get into an elite college. While walking to her cram school, a designer student from a fashion academy is enchanted by Yukari’s model figure. Yukari ends up at the designer’s hideout, where she meets the most gorgeous people she’s ever seen. Yukari refuses to be a model, but shortly changes her mind when the handsome and seductive George walks in.
Paradise Kiss is classified as a josei anime, but we feel that teenagers will be able to relate to Yukari the most. We’ve all been through that stage where we feel more independent than we really are and start talking back to our parents. As a girl, it always seems like the mother is pushing more work onto you, and after awhile, you get sick of it. You may even grow to hate her and try to run away. That’s what Yukari goes through after witnessing an incredible life of fashion, glamour, and freedom. Whether you’re a boy, girl, or inbetween, if you’ve felt or been in Yukari’s shoes, you have to to watch Paradise kiss.
5. Owari no Seraph (Seraph of the End)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2015 to June 2015
What should have been a regular day ended up being the end of the world. Vampires reveal themselves and take over the human race, killing almost every adult and sparing the children. The children are practically cows on a farm to the vampires, as they enslave them in a facility. One day, Yu and his family try to escape the vampire’s clutches, but end up getting killed in cold blood. Only Yu was able to break free and now he’s in training to become a vampire exterminator of the Moon Demon Company.
Who remembers the Twilight Saga craze? Middle school girls from around the world squealed over vampires that sparkled in the sunlight. Although Owari no Seraph doesn’t have glittery vampires, it does have sexy vampires. Vampires are naturally erotic with the way they suck someone’s blood, and Owari no Seraph has a lot of those moments. Some bloodsucking scenes are more violent than sexy, but it makes for an exacting watch either way. If you’re not the type of fangirl that’s into yaoi vibes, then maybe you’ll watch Owari no Seraph for Shinoa, the leader of the Moon Demon Company. Shinoa is a unique female character that we don’t get often in anime. She’s sarcastic, brave, smart, a tease, and a great fighter. Hey, sometimes girls like to pull pranks too.
4. Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: October 2008 to March 2009
How far will you go to get your revenge? Ciel Phantomhive witnessed the fall of the Phantomhive Manor and the death of his parents. Only 13 years old, Ciel decided to take over the business and make a contract with a demon. If the demon fulfills Ciel’s request to complete his revenge, the demon will eat Ciel’s soul.
Black Butler has always been popular with the ladies even though it’s classified as a shounen. This is all because of the sexy demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, and the yaoi undertones. If we ignore the obvious sex appeal, you get a dark fantasy anime with death, blood, and satanic themes. There are no heroes in Black Butler, as Ciel’s only purpose in life is revenge. With each season, OVA, and film, a new mystery arises that’s more interesting and difficult to solve than the last. It’s an exciting ride that has to be watched on a girls night.
3. Bungou Stray Dogs (Bungo Stray Dogs)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2016 to June 2016
Orphan boy Atsushi, was kicked out of his orphanage for no reason at all. Starving and homeless, Atsushi decides to rob the next person he sees. That person ends up being a drowning man. After saving his life, Atsushi is quickly swept up into the supernatural thanks to the Armed Detective Agency. Through them, Atsushi will discover his true power, and hopefully learn to control it. But he better be careful, as rival mafias want to use Atsushi’s power for themselves.
Bungou Stray Dogs is a supernatural crime anime, with great animation, plot, and music. But what makes this seinen series a treat for the ladies are the characters. The Armed Detective Agency and their enemies, the Port Mafia, are made up of dashing men. The fan favorite of them all is the suicidal flirt, Dazai Osamu. And what’s a an anime filled with bishounen without yaoi undertones? Dazai has this homo-erotic relationship with Chuuya of the Port Mafia that we can’t talk too much about. If you ever get around to watching the film Bungou Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, you’ll become a Dazai x Chuuya fan too.
2. Ouran Koukou Host Club (Ouran High School Host Club)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 2006 to September 2006
Haruhi is not like the other students at Ouran High School. Ouran is a prestigious academy for the rich, but Haruhi attends on a scholarship. Haruhi can’t even afford the uniforms, and wears bummy clothes. One odd day, Haruhi stumbles into the school’s host club and breaks a very expensive vase. To pay off the debt, Haruhi must work for the host club and romance their clients. That might be difficult since Haruhi is a girl.
When it comes to classic anime for girls, there are three that come to mind; Sailor Moon, Fruits Basket, and Ouran High School Host Club. Ouran High School Host Club was definitely ahead of its time. Main character Haruhi never cared to look or judge people by their gender or good looks, but through their personality. Although Haruhi was pretty much forced into working for the Host Club, with good reason, she doesn’t let people push her around, and isn’t afraid to tell a guy off. Although Haruhi is tough, she does have her girly moments whenever she’s in the arms of one of the Host Club members. If for whatever reason you haven’t checked out this famous reverse harem anime, be sure to change that right after you finish number one.
1. Little Witch Academia
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: January 2017 to June 2017
Akko is about to make history at Luna Nova Magical Academy. She’s the first and only lady from a non-witch family to enroll. Normally, this would not be allowed, but Luna Nova has been plummeting due to a lesser need for witches. For a while, people make fun of Akko as she messes up the simplest of spells, but soon, an evil arises that only Akko can defeat.
Little Witch Academia is a charming, fun, and magical anime that any girl can fall in love with. For starters, it’s made by Studio Trigger, a studio well known for its Western influences and wacky animation. So if you show Little Witch Academia to a child, they’ll think it’s like any other adventurous cartoon on the Cartoon Network. Girls will smile at the loveable characters and funny jokes, but there are also heartwarming moments that’ll make them want to hug whoever’s near them. By the end of the series, Little Witch Academia will have anyone believing in magic.
Hopefully you were able to find an anime that you can watch with your little sister, girlfriend, gal pals, or niece. Do you agree with our choices? Have you seen any of the series we’ve listed? Leave us a comment and we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as we can.
Anime isn't just for boys, you know! The world is 51% female so you just can't count girls out! Now, when it comes to anime for girls, don't think it's limited to shoujo or josei. Come on; females are just not that one dimensional. There's plenty of other anime to appeal to the female gender as well.
New viewers are getting into anime each day, but a majority of them get into it at a young age, say between the age of 13-19. Your teenage years! Teenage girls are a picky demographic, but that doesn't mean that there isn't something out there for them. With that in mind, let's take a look at the top 10 anime for all of you young girls out there!
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: April 2002 - September 2002
Personal computers or "persocoms" have been created to look like humans, making life much easier as these persocoms take on the tasks of computers and assist in day to day errands Motosuwa Hideki is just a broke prep school student who really wants a persocom, but they're too expensive for him. On the way home one day, Hideki picks up a persocom that has been thrown away. Little does Hideki know, "Chii," as he calls her, is going to change his life as she might be one of the rumored "Chobits".
CLAMP does a great job appealing to young girls with the exciting story of Chobits! Chobits is a story of complicated relationships and drama. Romance is complicated even at a young age, so Chobits can be a good anime to watch to see the different sides of love and how it can be made difficult with artificial lifeforms like the Chobits. It helps to know that not everything in your life sucks and other people have their own problems.
9. Karin (Chibi Vampire)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: November 2005 - May 2006
Maaka Karin looks like your average high school girl, but in fact, she comes from a family of vampires residing in Japan. Karin's a little different from her family, though. Once a month, Karin's blood increases and she has to give her blood to others or else she'll have a nosebleed! One day, there's a new transfer student, Usui Kenta, who actually causes Karin's blood to increase more frequently. Kenta has the worst timing, too, so he keeps discovering Karin at the worst moments! Is her secret going to be revealed?
Have you ever felt like some sort of alien lifeform who just can't fit in? Meet Karin, a girl who doesn't 100% fit in with humans and is the complete opposite of her own family! Karin shows you that you can't let your circumstances get in the way of your living life. You'll find that what you think makes you weird actually makes you special
8. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 2013 - September 2013
Humans have lived behind walls for the better part of a century, away from the grotesque creatures called Titans who nearly slaughtered humans to extinction many centuries ago. Mankind has just lived without incident for the past century. One day, a colossal titan breaks through the wall letting in the other titans. After witnessing the gruesome death of someone dear to him, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to the Survey Corp with the sole goal of eradicating the titans from existence. However, there's not much known about the Titans and even worse, Eren doesn't really seem to know much about himself.
Shingeki no Kyojin is an anime that knows no boundaries. Young girls will love strong female characters such as Mikasa who shows that strength is in having something to protect. Shingeki no Kyojin can make you feel like anything is possible, you just have to believe in yourself and find the power within to protect others. Don't let people fool you; there's more to Shingeki no Kyojin than fighting titans.
7. Full Moon wo Sagashite (Searching for the Full Moon)
- Episodes: 52
- Aired: April 2002 - March 2003
Kouyama Mitsuki is a 12 year old girl who was diagnosed with a malignant tumor of her throat, making it difficult for her to do what she loves: sing! However, Mitsuki wants to pursue her dream of becoming a singer to fulfill the promise she made with the boy she loves. One day, two shinigami come to watch over her, but she can see them! Now, with the help of these two shinigami, Mitsuki will be able to fulfill her promise and pursue her dream before her time runs out.
Mitsuki is a great example for young children. She shows you that you can overcome all odds to make your dreams come true against all odds. Mitsuki doesn't let her own illness hold her back, and you shouldn't either. She may be 12 years old, but Mitsuki is emotionally strong enough to defy her family and those around her for the sake of her own dreams. Full Moon wo Sagashite is the perfect anime for all girls out there who have their own battles ahead of them.
6. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2014 - September 2014
Sakura Chiyo has a crush on Nozaki Umetarou, but when she confesses her feelings to him, Umetarou gives her his autograph! Apparently he's a very popular shoujo mangaka who mistakens her as a fan. Chiyo tries to tell him that she wants to be with Umetarou, to which Umetarou invites her over to help as a mangaka assistant! Chiyo's love life won't be an easy one, but now she gets to see a whole new side of Umetarou involving the world of shoujo manga.
Life can be difficult when you're young, so a good anime to watch when you need to relax is Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun has light hearted humor that helps ease the troubles that seems to weigh heavily on the minds of young girls. Life isn't easy just because you're young, you know. Unrequited love isn't always funny in the real world, but if you just take it with a grain of salt the way Chiyo does, you might just find that unrequited love isn't as hard as you think. Enjoy this shounen comedy that shows you just to enjoy thing life throws at you!
5. Persona 4: The Animation
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: October 2011 - March 2012
There's a mysterious channel called the Mayonaka TV that airs at midnight and is rumored to let you see your "other half" in the TV screen. A recent murder has led Yuu, Chie, and Yosuke to question its relation to Mayonaka TV. Yuu discovers he can enter the TV screen opening up a whole new world filled with shadows that may have something to do with the murder. Now it's up to Yuu, Chie, and Yosuke to save the victims of Mayonaka TV and figure out who the killer is before it's too late.
Do you ever think that it's difficult to be open about who you are in the face of society? People can be harsh and society unforgiving. Persona 4 may be the perfect anime to watch! Persona 4 is about facing your inner demons and accepting the parts that you keep hidden from others for fear of social acceptance.Let Persona 4 teach you all about self acceptance!
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: October 2012 - March 2013
The government is able to calculate a person's mental state, also known as "psycho-pass." With this equation, police officers are able to decide if a person is likely to commit a crime and arrest them before a crime is committed. Tsunemori Akane is a new cop on the scene who challenges the current status quo. She meets Kougami Shinya, a dog of the police force, who is forced to risk his life to take down criminals due to his status as a criminal. Together, Akane and Shinya work to figure out the mastermind behind all the unusual murders taking place.
Psycho-Pass is a lot like high school. People are always making hasty judgements on who you are, which can hinder your life, but that doesn't mean it has to get you down. Kougami Shinya continues to work hard and protect others despite his own status as a criminal. Psycho-Pass is a great anime that teaches us to challenge the ideas of society and not just accept everything as is.
- Episodes: 47
- Aired: April 2006 - March 2007
Komatsu Nana is the type to fall in love hard and fast, which usually ends with her being left behind and in tears due to her dependent and clingy personality. This time it's different! She's got a new boyfriend that she's able to maintain a long distant relationship with. Yet, Nana sets off on a journey to Tokyo to be near her boyfriend, Shouji. Along the way, she meets Osaki Nana, a punk-looking girl who shares the same name. Osaki Nana is a punk rock singer moving to Tokyo to pursue her dreams. Both Nanas share a snowy train ride together before parting ways to find their own happiness, but little did they both know, that this was the beginning of an even deeper friendship that will put your ideas of "love" to shame.
If you're looking for a happy love story, this isn't the anime for you. Nana is about finding a friend that you can trust with your life. Life may not go so smoothly for you, but when you find someone who you can trust wholeheartedly, you can withstand everything. Nana is an anime about finding true friendship in spite of everything else.
2. Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: October 2014 - March 2015
Yona is a naive princess who knows nothing of hardship aside from having to deal with her current suitors. One day, the murder of the king by the hand of the man she loves, Su-won, forces her to flee for her life with her bodyguard, Son Hak. Now that Yona is no longer in the palace, she discovers that the Kingdom of Kouka is ravaged by poverty, illness, and corruption. Determined to take back her kingdom, Yona goes on a journey to find the dragons of prophecy who will help change the Kingdom of Kouka.
Sometimes, all you need out of life is a reverse harem! Escape from the monotony of life with a reverse harem like Akatsuki no Yona where you will experience betrayal, hardship, truth, and self discovery. It's an epic tale about a young princess growing up to be a strong warrior. That's the type of fairy tale every little girl should dream of as she grows up!
1. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon)
- Episodes: 46
- Aired: March 1992 - February 1993
Tsukino Usagi is a lazy, ditzy crybaby who is often being scolded by her family for failing tests. One day, Usagi comes across Luna, a cat with a crescent on her forehead who can talk! Luna bestows upon Usagi the power to change into Sailor Moon and fight the forces of darkness to save the world. Don't worry, she's not alone! Sailor Moon must find the other sailor senshi to bring down the forces of darkness!
It's hard to find anything who hates Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, boy or girl. It's a story about a spoiled girl with no redeeming qualities finding her niche in life and growing into a powerful sailor senshi. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon is about the close bond of friendship helping to protect lives and change the world. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon is an anime like no other that really encompasses many lessons we need as we grow up. That's what makes Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon number 1!
There's a lot of anime out there in all sorts of genres, but when you're a young girl and life gets you down, hopefully these anime help you out from your troubles. Being a girl has its ups and downs, but that doesn't mean you can't overcome your hurdles.
Are there any anime out there that you'd recommend to the young girls out there? Please, share your recommendations in the comment box below! Let’s help each other out!