Pantha's Animetake a look at Pantha's Manga
Most shoujo and josei shows are about relationships - these could be an established romantic relationship between two characters (i.e., Paradise Kiss, My Love Story), complex relationships among a group of people (i.e., Honey and Clover, Nana), or love triangles (or any other shape, i.e., Peach Girl). However, shoujo/josei is a broad genre and there are a handful of shows that don't quite fit the usual mold. Not only is Natsume's Book of Friends such a show, but the main character is male. It's also among the best shoujo on this list. There are also a few other oddballs shows such as Jyu Oh Sei and X TV , the bloodiest and most violent shoujo on the list. If you have a soft spot for the genre (like me), and are looking for something to watch, pick a show. I recommend the majority of these shows. Enjoy!