Shojo anime gear themselves towards a young, female demographic, but the genre finds an audience in people of all genders and ages. It tends to focus on emotional bonds and romantic situations, usually with a female protagonist at the helm.
While shows typically take place in a realistic setting like a high school, a few shojo anime are set in fantastical worlds and/or introduce magical elements into a real-life setting. While certain tropes apply to shojo heroines, their personalities do vary significantly.
Are you a smart, organized, and somewhat judgmental Virgo? Then you might find yourself connecting with Shizuku Mizutani from My Little Monster. Are you a Cancer who rocks at taking care of other people, but sometimes neglects their own needs? Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket might be pretty relatable.
Toradora's Taiga Aisaka might be canonically represented by a tiger, but since that's not an option in this particular zodiac system, the ram does just as well.
As an Aries, Taiga angers quickly. Whether kicking Ryuuji in the face for a perceived slight or dishing out sarcastic insults after someone insults her short stature, Taiga always comes ready to fight. Thanks to a complicated family history, she often displays far more aggression than situations require.
However, Taiga also exhibits some more adaptive Arien traits—if anyone messes with her friends or loved ones, she turns her aggression into something positive in order to defend them. Not all aggression counts as a bad thing.see more on Taiga Aisaka
Practical, hardworking, and stubborn as heck, Ouran High School Host Club's Haruhi Fujioka presents a perfect example of the Earth sign Taurus. Haruhi boasts infinite patience for the ridiculous antics of the rest of the Host Club but still remains adamant about her personal boundaries.
Haruhi never finds herself impressed by the luxuries provided by her wealthy school, and instead stays powerfully motivated by delicious, high-quality foods, particularly a type of gourmet tuna called ootoro.
Taureans nearly always love luxury, but the exact kind of luxury varies from person to person, and Haruhi loves nothing if not the finer things.see more on Haruhi Fujioka
Complex, even contradictory personalities define the Gemini experience. Erika Shinohara of Wolf Girl & Black Prince lives life as a charming, cheerful young girl most of the time. However, she also tends to lie about her social life and romantic exploits in order to make herself sound more impressive and gain brownie points with her peers.
This habit, which she calls her "wolf girl" side, sometimes gets her into trouble she can't dig herself out of, leading her to feel overwhelmed and depressed—two negative emotions Gemini fall victim to if they grow careless.
Those born under the fourth zodiac sign, Cancer, excel at taking care of other people and their emotions, and so does Fruit Basket's Tohru Honda.
After her mother dies, Tohru finds herself living with the Sohma family. A teenager reeling from tragedy could be forgiven for putting her own needs first, but her Cancer energy pushes her to focus her energy on helping out her new family.
At first, Tohru simply cooks and cleans for them in exchange for room and board, but she dramatically expands her responsibilities, taking on the family's complex emotional problems with empathy and kindness.
Like many Cancers, Tohru goes overboard if she isn't careful. Her nurturing occasionally comes off as smothering, and she often forgets her own needs in the process of caring for others.see more on Tohru Honda