With all the wonderful things shoujo anime to the fear of the ‘no second season’ curse. In fact, something worth mentioning in the anime community is that the better the shoujo anime, the more likely it is to only have one season. While there are some exceptions to this rule that were lucky enough to be picked up for renewal, the ones on this list didn’t do very well despite being most deserving of a second season.
Needless to say, the anime on this list is one of the most beloved shoujo anime of the past two decades that has touched many hearts and told some of the most engaging and sweet stories that never get old. That said, each of these anime series only scratches the surface of the relationships they explore, and there’s much more that can’t be covered in a single season.
10 lovely complexes
Lovely Complex made fans everywhere fall in love with Risa and Otani’s hilarious yet adorable chemistry. Like some of the other shoujo anime on this list, Lovely Complex seems normal at first but gradually makes its way into viewers’ hearts as the romance between the main characters begins to blossom. Having said that, the anime wrapped up Risa and Otani’s relationship as well as some of its subplots quite well. The challenges and obstacles they encounter along the way keep the viewer invested and make the final solution more satisfying.
Overall, Lovely Complex is a perfect blend of romance, slice of life, and comedy that never fails to impress, and even though it’s been decades since its release, fans of the series can’t help but want there is another part with more details. the series’ silly antics and charming humor.
9.Yuri on ice
Yury On Ice conquered fans with its passion for skating, beautiful visuals, beautiful music and the delicate romance between Yuuri and Viktor. Although not based on a manga or light novel, Yuri on Ice is entertaining, wholesome, extremely funny and light yet enchanting, leaving fans craving for more. Even though Season 1 ended on a satisfying note, fans still wanted more of Yuuri and Viktor’s adorable antics as well as the chance to explore the other developing relationships revealed at the end of the series. In particular, Yury Plisetsky and Otabek have great chemistry, highlighted in Yury’s exhibition skateboard, Welcome to the Madness.
Although MAPPA announced a film prequel titled Ice Adolescent in 2017, recent comments from the studio’s CEO regarding the series’ low profitability suggest that the project may be on the backburner. put on hold indefinitely or even canceled altogether as it was removed from the studio’s upcoming releases. This part is the same.
8 Skip beats
Despite its banal story and typically assertive female lead, Skip Beat has an indescribable charm that somehow makes viewers love Kyoko as she enters the glamorous entertainment industry. Although Kyoko’s story starts off motivated by revenge, it gradually becomes a story of self-discovery with just the right amount of romance to keep things interesting. That said, the series ended before the relationship between Kyoko and Ren could fully blossom and left many subplots unresolved, including Ren’s mysterious past.
Even though it’s been over 20 years since the anime was released, there’s still no news of a second season of Skip Beat even though the series has plenty of source material to adapt, leaving some shoujo enthusiasts disappointed. , who are still patiently waiting for a facelift. .
7 Say I love you
Say I Love You takes the tried and tested trope of ‘shy girl meets popular boy’ and executes it perfectly. Despite its cliché premise, the anime depicts first love and high school relationships brilliantly, in a way that reminds viewers of their own experiences. The unbelievable relationship between Mei and Yamato is surprisingly realistic and warm. It’s not surprising that this anime is incredibly popular and loved by fans for its sweet romance.
Considering the manga has 18 volumes, the second season will have a fair amount of source material to boot while also exploring Mei and Yamato’s relationship after high school. Not to mention, the second season will give fans of the series a much-needed closure and also help wrap up the story on a good note.
6 My love story!!
My love story!! Posters
It’s not uncommon for anime to have love triangles. However, even though it may seem like it, My Love Story!! Far from a typical love triangle story. Rather, this series completely reinvented the concept into something wholesome, entertaining, and fresh. The series’ complex relationship dynamics prove to be far from a typical high school romance with complex, lovable characters and a sweet bromance that keeps audiences captivated.
However, the anime omits many of the stages of relationship development and the challenges that Takeo and Rinko go through, including the disappointments of a long-distance relationship. More importantly, the second season of My Love Story!! will certainly put to rest any doubts about Takeo and Rinko’s relationship as well as resolve whether Sunakawa is romantically oriented or not.
5 Yona of Dawn
Yona of the Dawn enchanted many with its over-the-top premise, world-building, characters, and attention to detail. Yona’s journey is one of betrayal and finding strength in the face of tragedy. However, this power is not easy to obtain. During her pursuit of the dragons, Yona went through many different hardships that eventually trained her into the person she is today. Having said that, the series has yet to address its central conflict, namely Yona finally confronting Su-won, her father’s murderer, usurper of the kingdom’s throne, and former love hers.
Considering the manga is still going strong with over 40 volumes, Yona of the Dawn’s story is far from over so it has a relatively higher chance of being picked up for a renewal than the other anime on this list because A second season could boost viewership for the comic.
4 green spring trips
As brilliant as it is, Blue Spring Ride’s timeless story of childhood love still has much more to offer. Since the anime ended with a rather infamous character, no live-action version has been able to quench fans of the series. In fact, the ending of the anime is said to be just the beginning of the story as Kou finally opens up to Futaba and the rest of his friends, allowing them to share their grief and understand him better.
Although the story has a long way to go before Futaba and Kou’s relationship comes to an end, the renewal is sure to promise more conflict and drama as they explore relationships with others and struggle. to forget each other.
My 3 Little Monsters
At its core, My Little Monster is a simple yet charming romance between a goofy girl and a delinquent student. However, as simple as it sounds, Haru and Shizuku’s relationship is filled with conflict, denial, and many changes. As incompatible as they sound, each force builds on the other—Haru forces Shizuku out of her tough, untrustworthy shell while Shizuku curbs Haru’s violent tendencies and helps him make friends by being his safe space.
That being said, the anime barely touches on their intriguing, heart-wrenching romance and leaves many loose threads unresolved including Shizuku’s love triangle with Yamaguchi and their budding relationship. between supporting characters. The second season of My Little Monster certainly has a lot to offer, from hilarious antics and much-needed closure for Haru’s many pet chickens, Nagoya.
2 Ouran High School Host Club
Ouran High School Host Club is easily one of the best-executed reverse harems in shoujo history. With a charming, romantic art style, excellent comedy, and unique, lovable characters, it’s hard not to fall in love with the series. The story follows Haruhi Fujioka as she reluctantly joins the club but not only accepts it but sees it as a place where she belongs, feels safe, and most importantly, loved. That said, while the anime doesn’t focus entirely on the romance aspect, often reducing it largely to jokes, especially when Tamaki is involved, it does have a few romantic moments. helps maintain tension and keep the viewer satisfied.
However, Ouran’s second season could finally give viewers a satisfying ending while also confirming who Haruhi will end up with, an area the anime has been unable to appease.
1 maid Sama!
Charming and lovely like Maid Sama! is, it’s hard to deny that the series ends up being rather mediocre. Even though Misaki and Usui eventually get together, the anime barely does justice to their story or characters. Rather, the anime ends with barely any character development that stands out from Misaki still seemingly in denial of her feelings for Usui.
The second season of Maid Sama! could explore some of Usui’s central conflicts and surprising backstory, while also giving Misaki the opportunity for excellent character development. Not only did Misaki admit her feelings for Usui, but she also changed and put in a lot of effort to make it happen, which makes their eventual happy ending even more worthy and heartwarming.
Although many of the anime on this list have little chance of being renewed for a second season, they are definitely among the most deserving. Regardless of their chances, fans always have hope as was recently proven with the news of Kimi ni Todoke returning after 13 long years. One can only hope that the other shoujo anime will have the same luck in the future, finally breaking the ‘second season’ curse that has plagued the shoujo genre for decades.