13 best shoujo ai manga for you to read

13 Best Shoujo Ai Manga for You To Read

Shoujo Ai is a relatively unknown genre with a plethora of excellent series. Shoujo-ai is a term that has a rather negative connotation in Japan, but it usually refers to Japanese media that focuses on the romantic connection fostered between two female characters for Western fans.

Despite not being as progressive as many of its western counterparts, Japan has a small but thriving subculture of manga focused on depicting the love that can blossom between two girls, and these mangas can be interspersed with comedy or drama as the mood dictates. Still, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff for those looking for a good lesbian time.This list will hopefully help you find the best of the mangas and manhwas to read.

13. After the Curtain Call

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Genres:Comedy, GL, Romance, Shoujo-ai

Soyoung is heartbroken when her favourite musical actor is absorbed by the world of television. She discovers charismatic actress Jaeyi in a theatre performance of “Macbeth” shortly after she stops supporting him and becomes a fan at first sight. Soyoung transforms from a fan to a good friend by meeting Jaeyi after her shows and even doing her a favour.

But when Jaeyi is forced to work with celebrity actress Hyesun, with whom she has a tumultuous history, it unexpectedly strains their friendship. Soyoung only wanted to help her favourite actress, so why is this new development bothering her so much?

12. Tensei Oujo to Tensai Reijou no Mahou Kakumei


Genres:Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, GL, Romance, Shoujo-ai

Anne-Sophia, the Princess who remembered her previous life at a young age, as well as her old self’s intense love of magic, embarked on a journey to live out her fantasies in this fantasy world. During a magical mishap one day, she happened upon a scene in which her brother Algard was breaking off his engagement to his fiancee, Euphilia. Nobody could have predicted that this strange meeting would change the course of history.

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11. I’m in Love with the Villainess


Genres:Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, GL, Romance, Shoujo-ai

Oohashi Rei, an ordinary office worker, awakens in the body of the protagonist of her favourite otome game, Revolution. To her surprise, the first person to greet her is also her favourite character, Claire Francois–the story’s main antagonist! Rei is now determined to fall in love with Claire rather than the game’s male leads. But how will her evil lady love react to this new courtship?

10. My Food Looks Very Cute

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Genres:Comedy, Fantasy, GL, Shoujo-ai

Maria (Maria), a vampire who has been sleeping for nearly two hundred years, is awakened by a passing werewolf girl star by chance, and the curse falls on the star the moment the coffin is opened. Innocent star was not only not afraid, but also felt they had found a good companion; two people set out on the journey to the city, and the storey began.

9. Lonely Girl ni Sakaraenai


Genres:Drama, GL, Romance, Shoujo-ai

Ayaka Sakurai is a guest student. The high school entrance exam, however, was not accepted by the school of her choice due to the weakness of her actual performance. She made a secret promise to her homeroom teacher, who was aware of the situation, to “recommend students who want to go to school rather than persuade the non-attendance student.”

8. Getting to Know Grace

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Genres:Drama, GL, Shoujo-ai

Andrew is the only child of the well-known Grace family. She also suffers from an incurable disease. Andrew grew up with no friends except for her maid, Herta, whom she has become intensely infatuated with due to her family’s high social status. Herta’s life is being ruined by her family, unbeknownst to her. Can Andrew defy the rules and be with her? Or will Herta put an end to her pain first…

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7. Kase-san and Yamada


Genres:Comedy, GL, Romance, Shoujo, Shoujo-ai

Kase-san and Yamada have graduated from high school to university! Yamada is hard at work in her horticulture program, while Kase-san is studying at university. They may have a long train ride between schools and hectic new schedules to contend with, but they will always make time for each other!

6. Whisper Me a Love Song


Genres:GL, Romance, Shoujo-ai

After hearing her band perform on the first day of school, Himari, a bubbly, energetic first-year high school student, falls head over heels for her senpai Yori. Himari expresses her love for Yori, and to Himari’s surprise, Yori expresses her love for Himari as well! But when Himari realises that she and her senpai are experiencing two types of love, she begins to wonder what “love” really means…

5. Ouji-sama Nante Iranai


Genres:Comedy, Drama, GL, Romance, Shoujo-ai

Yukino is a new student at Douwa all-girls high school. This high school, however, is not like any other because it is divided into two divisions: Botan and Shakuyaku. Botan and Shaku-Yaku students are competing against one another to maintain their elite status. Yukino, a Shakuyaku student, will meet Nobara, a Botan girl, due to a series of events. Yukino and Nobara are both involved in the competition between these two divisions and will play an important role in this rivalry.

4. That Time I Was Blackmailed by the Class’s Green Tea Bitch


Genres:Drama, GL, Romance, Shoujo-ai

A woman who appears pure and innocent but is actually manipulative and cunning. A good honour student is threatened by the class’s green tea bitch after school. “I never expected you wide-eyed goody-two-shoes to do something like this.” “If you don’t want me to expose your shameful secret…” A sweet romance begins as a result of a misunderstanding.

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3. SQ: Begin W/Your Name!

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Genres:Comedy, GL, Romance, Shoujo-ai

When Sun Jing from Affiliated Middle School No.2 meets Qiutong from South Middle School, a small episode reminds Sun of the girl whose smile is as warm as sunlight. Their schools are next to each other, so Sun Jing always meets Qiu at the bus station. He starts keeping an eye on the girl and they become friends ever since.

2. Mage & Demon Queen


Genres:Comedy, Fantasy, GL, Romance, Shoujo-ai

Mage and Demon Queen takes place in a fantasy world that works according to RPG rules, where teams of human adventurers try to challenge the Demon Tower and who manages to climb to the top floor and defeat and kill Demon Queen Velverosa, will attain fame and fortune and a bounty of rewards from the realm, with nearly unlimited replay opportunities thanks to resurrection magic.

A particular thorn in the Demon Queen’s side is Malori, a particularly powerful young mage who has risen time and time again to the top at the expense of her best friend Cerik, not killing her but winning her hand in marriage.

1. Bloom Into You

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Genres:GL, Romance, Shoujo-ai

Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day when she receives a love confession that will make her heart race with bubbles and hearts, and yet when a high school classmate confesses his feelings to her…she feels nothing . . Yuu comes in, disappointed and confused. The high school is still unsure how to respond. Yuu sees Nanami, the beautiful student council president, rejecting a suitor with such maturity that he is inspired to ask her for help. The romance has finally begun?


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