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Recommendations for Shoujo Mangas From Popular Mangakas in 2021 (Part 2)

We’re still halfway through the year 2021, so there is still a lot more series coming on our list. Here’s Part 1 if you still haven’t checked it yet. Please note that the list is arranged based on the manga’s release date and will be updated more in the future.

Tsugi wa Ii yo Ne, Senpai by Umezawa Marina

Tsugi wa Ii yo Ne, Senpai 01 Cover

English Title: Seventeen Again
Status: Volume 06 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School life, Senpai-Kouhai, Shoujo


Due to some reason, Mao had to repeat her 2nd year in high school. However, she’s in the same class as Hachiya, a cheeky junior from the soccer club. They’re now classmates but he still won’t drop calling her “Senpai” which makes her uncomfortable. He’s cheeky and annoying… but cool. A redo of youthful love with this junior guy will now start!

Hikaeme ni Itte mo, Kore wa Ai by Fuji Momo

Hikaeme ni Itte mo, Kore wa Ai 01 Cover

English Title: Love That’s an Understatement
Status: Volume 02 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Genre: Comedy, Delinquents, Romance, School life, Shoujo


One day, a serious student named Risa, saves a wounded delinquent on her way home from cram school. Now, that delinquent Zen is following her around!! What will she do?

Osananajimi ni Koi Shitara by Teshima Chia

Osananajimi ni Koi Shitara 01 Cover

English Title: If I Fall For My Childhood Friend
Status: Volume 03 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Genre: Childhood Friends, Comedy, Drama, Romance, School life, Shoujo


Koyuri and Sei-chan are childhood friends who have lived in the same apartment complex since they were born. Despite growing up together, she decided to stop talking to him due to her being bullied because of how close they are back in 6th grade. She’s now in high school, and finally made up her mind to fall in love and get a boyfriend!!

Shujinkou Nikki by Yoshinaga Yuu

Shujinkou Nikki 01 Cover

English Title: The Protagonist’s Diary
Status: Volume 03 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Genre: Romance, School life, Shoujo, Quiet FL


Despite having a mom who’s a successful shoujo mangaka and a brother who’s a genius in sports, Aoi is a cynical person with pretty low self-esteem. Even with that, her brother’s friend and her mom’s manga will help her change. A story of how the magic of shoujo manga can change a person’s life.

Ano Ko no Kodomo by Aoi Mamoru

Ano Ko no Kodomo 01 Cover

English Title: My Girlfriend’s Child
Status: Volume 05 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Yes by Seven Seas on 2023
Genre: Drama, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of life


Sachi and her boyfriend Takara are a young couple in high school. They go to school together, hang out, and even engage in the more intimate side of dating. However, after a recent evening of sex, Sachi gets the feeling that something isn’t right and buys a pregnancy test. Later, in the bathroom of a family restaurant far from her home, she sees the two red lines that will change her life forever. A tender and honest look at the realities of teen pregnancy.

Seishun no Hekireki by Yasuko

Seishun no Hekireki 01 Cover

English Title: A Sudden Incident In My Youth
Status: Volume 03 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Genre: Romance, School life, Shoujo, Supernatural, Gender Bender, Aggressive FL


“If I’m not attracted to the things that most girls are attracted to… Is there something wrong with me?”
Amane Shizuku has been worried about a possible sexual frigidity. She can fall in love with men, she’s even dated some of them, but when things were about to go to the next level, her heart didn’t throb at all. Due to this matter, she was about to give up on love, but when she meets the popular Kouki, her world changes… literally!!

Pink to Habanero by Satonaka Mika

Pink to Habanero 01 Cover

English Title: Pink and Habanero
Status: Volume 04 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Genre: Romance, Comedy, School life, Shoujo, Blunt ML


Two weeks have passed since the start of high school. Miyao Mugi encounters the handsome, cool Kurose Kei coldly rejecting a confession. That very same day, Mugi meets him again, but in the most unexpected place and even acting completely different?! What will happen now that she knows Kei’s secret?

Hiiragi-senpai to Ofutari-sama by Mizuno Minami

Hiiragi-senpai to Ofutari-sama 01 Cover

English Title: Home Sweet Home
Status: Volume 03 (Completed)
Licensed: No
Genre: Romance, Comedy, School life, Shoujo, Cohabitation, Kouhai-Senpai


After repeatedly changing schools due to her father’s job transfers, Moemi decides to stay at her parent’s home on the condition that she lives together with the daughter of her dad’s boss. However, the girl she was told to live with is in fact… a boy! A senpai from the same high school, Hiiragi! Suddenly living together with an older boy starts off with a lot of excitement…?! 

Azakoi by Kurachi Yone

Azakoi 01 Cover

English Title: Cunning Love
Status: Volume 02 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Genre: Romance, School life, Shoujo,


A story about a shy girl who is assumed to be “cunning/sly” by people around her. She has a crush on her senior but she never had a chance to act on it due to her worries about what people would think. She then meets a junior of hers who will help her work hard for love.

Tamon-kun Ima Docchi?! by Shiwasu Yuki

Tamon-kun Ima Docchi?! 01 Cover

English Title: Which Face Does Tamon Have Now?
Status: Volume 03 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Celebrity, Shoujo, Two-faced ML


Utage Kinoshita is a high school student who is in love with Tamon Fukuhara of the popular idol group F/ACE. One day, she goes to work, but finds to her surprise that it’s Tamon’s house! Tamon’s true character is gloomy and the complete opposite of his sexy and wild idol image. Tamon-kun is Tamon-kun, no matter what he looks like. He has low self-esteem, and she’ll do her best to support him! However, even the gloomy Tamon-kun is making my heart ache…?

Shio no Machi Jietai Sanbusaku Series by Arikawa Hiro and Yumi Kiiro

Taiyou Yori mo Mabushii 01 Cover

English Title: Town of Salt ~ Self-Defense Force Trilogy Series
Status: Volume 02 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Romance, Shoujo


In the era of “salt damage” when salt fills the city. Mana, who lives in Tokyo on the verge of collapse, picks up a collapsing young man, Ryoichi, carrying a large bag on his back. Together with Akiba, a man who acts like her guardian, she heads for Ryoichi’s destination, the sea, but…?

Tsumugu to Koi ni Naru Futari by Taamo

Tsumugu to Koi ni Naru Futari 01 Cover

English Title: Fall in Love with Tsumugu
Status: Vokume 02 (Ongoing)
Licensed: No
Genre: Romance, Shoujo, Cohabitation, Senpai-Kouhai


Tsumugi is a high school girl who enjoys being alone. Her mother suddenly decided to move to a new place so she ended up staying at her mom’s friend’s son’s house who turned out to be her senior in school.

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