Top 20 Shoujo Ai manga you should read right now. [2024 List]

Shoujo Ai manga you should read right now.

What is this genre all about? Shoujo Ai means girls love, and thus explores what happens when two girls (or women) fall in love. This is not to be mistaken for Yuri which is (or, at least, how this term is often used by the western audience) used in adult works. This is not; that means there is no graphical sex.

The male version is Shounen Ai.

We present you the list of Shoujo Ai manga you should read right now.

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20. Kininatteru Hito ga Otoko ja Nakatta

Kininatteru Hito ga Otoko ja Nakatta

Kininatteru Hito ga Otoko ja Nakatta depicts the love story between a high school girl and her classmate who she mistakes as a guy outside of school. They eventually bond over their shared taste in rock music.



Note: Kininatteru Hito ga Otoko ja Nakatta began as a web comic released on the author's Twitter account since April 10, 2022, and published in print by Kadokawa since April 19, 2023.

The Guy She Was Interested in Wasn't a Guy At All is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 気になってる人が男じゃなかった, The Person She Fell For Wasn't A Boy, Ki ni Natteru Hito ga Otoko Janakatta, Kinninaru Hito ga Otoko Jyanakatta

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19. Tensei Oujo to Tensai Reijou no Mahou Kakumei

Tensei Oujo to Tensai Reijou no Mahou Kakumei

Anne-Sophia, the princess who remembered her previous life at a young age, as well as her old self's intense love of magic. But she can't use magic?! Well, then there's no choice but to develop it herself!

Pursuing her dream wholeheartedly and unwaveringly, Anne-Sophia soon became rumored to be the biggest problem child in the entire kingdom. One day, during a magical mishap, she stumbles upon a scene where her brother Algard is breaking off his engagement to his fiancée, Euphilia.

What is in store for the young lady, whom is unloved by magic, but loves magic?!

The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 転生王女と天才令嬢の魔法革命, The Magical Revolution of Reincarnation Princess and Genius Young Lady.

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18. Tamen De Gushi

Tamen De Gushi

The funny romantic story of how Qiu Tong and Sun Jing met and fell in love.

Their Story is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: SQ: Begin W/Your Name!, Tamen De Gushi, SQ: Cong Ni De Mingzi Kaishi, SQ从你的名字开始

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17. Mage & Demon Queen

Mage & Demon Queen

Adventurers seek to take the demon queen’s head, but a young female mage wishes to take her hand.

(Souce: Line Webtoon)

Mage & Demon Queen is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Mage & Demon Queen

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16. Watashi no Oshi wa Akuyaku Reijou.

Watashi no Oshi wa Akuyaku Reijou.

Ordinary office worker Oohashi Rei wakes up in the body of the protagonist of her favorite otome game, Revolution. To her delight, the first person to greet her is also her favorite character, Claire Francois–the main antagonist of the story! Now, Rei is determined to romance Claire instead of the game’s male leads. But how will her villainous lady love react to this new courtship?!

I'm in Love With the Villainess is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 私の推しは悪役令嬢。, I Favor the Villainess, WataOshi

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15. Qing Qifu Wo Ba, Eyi Xiaojie!

Qing Qifu Wo Ba, Eyi Xiaojie!

Yifang found herself transported into the body of a villainess in an otome game. As the villainess, her role is supposed to be despised by the readers, bully the FMC, and help the main characters find romance. But there seems to be something wrong with this game's main character Aisha! Hey, I told you not to come so close! Aisha: "Oh, Xiao-Yi, how would you like to bully me today..."

Please Bully Me, Miss Villainess! is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: Please Bully Me, Villainess!, Please Tease Me, Villainess!, Qǐng Qīfù Wǒ Ba, È Yì Xiǎojiě!

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14. Sasayaku You ni Koi wo Utau

Sasayaku You ni Koi wo Utau

Himari fell in love with the band and Sakura at the new student welcome party when the band performedl.
Himari talked to Sakura, and she fell in love with her smile.

Whisper Me a Love Song is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: ささやくように恋を唄う, Прошепчу тебе песню о любви, Whispering Love Song, I love you like whispering, Whispering You a Love Song

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13. My Angel Childhood Friend Was a Gal When We Met Again

My Angel Childhood Friend Was a Gal When We Met Again

My Angel Childhood Friend Was a Gal When We Met Again is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: A Childhood Friend Who Was an Angel, When We Met Again, She Was a Gal, Childhood Friend, Big Love, Tenshi datta Osananajimi, Saikai Shitara Gyaru datta, 天使だった幼なじみ、再会したらギャルだった, 天使的青梅变成辣妹了,却让我很心动

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12. Ouji-sama Nante Iranai

Ouji-sama Nante Iranai

The girl who loves peacefulness, Yukino. One day she met a mysterious bishoujo, Nobara. Ever since that day, Yukino’s feelings have been on a roller coaster ride! This is the story about the youthful girls who live in the school dormitories.

We Don't Need a Prince has finished publishing and it has 200 Chapters. It is also Known as: 我的世界不需要王子, 王子さまなんていらない

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11. Kimi to Tsuzuru Utakata

Kimi to Tsuzuru Utakata

Shizuku Hoshikawa, a high school girl who lives avoiding contact with people, writes a novel which is accidentally read by her classmate Kaori Asaka. However, when she reads the novel, she ends up saying: "Let's have a love relationship, for the next job…"

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Kimi to Tsuzuru Utakata has finished publishing and it has 32 Chapters. It is also Known as: 君と綴るうたかた, Kimi to Tsuzuru Utakata

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10. Hana ni Arashi

Hana ni Arashi

Nanoha and Chidori are students at an all-girls school who are dating but trying to keep this a secret from all of their classmates.

Hana ni Arashi is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: はなにあらし, Nanoha to Chidori

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9. Tsukiatte agete mo ii ka na

Tsukiatte agete mo ii ka na

For as long as she’s known, Miwa’s been into women - and now she’s at university, it might finally be time for her to come out of her straight-passing shell. Of course, that takes a lot of confidence, and coming out is never easy - but could Saeko, her trashy popular weirdo of a friend, give her the help she needs - or just maybe, could the two of them be more alike than Miwa realises…?!

This series is a reimagining of tmfly’s earlier work of the same name.

How Do We Relationship? is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: 付き合ってあげてもいいかな, So, Do You Wanna Go Out, Or?

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8. Anemone wa Netsu wo Obiru

Anemone wa Netsu wo Obiru

Nagisa Ootsuki shed her former self out of shame from failing her highschool entrance exams. On her first day in her new highschool, who does she meet but the girl who made her fail the exam! How does Nagisa deal with these complicated emotions?

Anemone is in Heat is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: アネモネは熱を帯びる, The Girl Doesn't Know Her Heat., Anemone wa Netsu o Obiru

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7. Erio to Denki Ningyou

Erio to Denki Ningyou

The story centers around Anjie, an electric doll, and Erio, a human raised by her. In order for Erio to experience the outside world, the two set out on a journey.

Erio and Electric Doll is currently publishing and has Chapters. It is also Known as: エリオと電気人形, Erio to Denki Ningyou

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6. Husk of Eden

Husk of Eden

Eripha is the only girl in the garrison of the World Government's army that is protecting the city of Eldorado from terrorists. After being stationed there for three months she finally warms up to a boy in the same troop, Melka Dracea. But a sudden raid from the terrorists and a close encounter with the their leader changes their situation, drastically.

Husk of Eden has finished publishing and it has 28 Chapters. It is also Known as: ハスク・エディン husk of Eden, Husk of Eden

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5. Yagate Kimi ni Naru

Yagate Kimi ni Naru

Yuu has always loved shoujo manga and awaits the day she gets a love confession that sends her heart aflutter with bubbles and blushes, and yet when a junior high classmate confesses his feelings to her...she feels nothing. Disappointed and confused, Yuu enters high school still unsure how to respond. That's when Yuu sees the beautiful student council president Nanami turn down a suitor with such maturity that she's inspired to ask her for help. But when the next person to confess to Yuu is Nanami herself. Has her shoujo romance finally begun?

Bloom Into You has finished publishing and it has 50 Chapters. It is also Known as: やがて君になる, Eventually, I Will Become You

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4. Kusanagi-sensei wa Tamesarete Iru

Kusanagi-sensei wa Tamesarete Iru

15 years ago, Kusanagi-sensei gave up her love (♀). Now, her lost love's daughter is her student?! As she wavers under the pressure of her student's relentless attacks, Kusanagi-sensei's (♀/36) era of trial begins!

Kusanagi-sensei Is Being Tested has finished publishing and it has 360 Chapters. It is also Known as: 草薙先生は試されている, Kusanagi-sensei wa Tamesarete Iru

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3. After Hours

After Hours

"The dazzling neon lights were reflected in her eyes. A night like no other was beginning."

Asahina Emi arrives at a club to meet a friend, only to find herself lost and uncomfortable in the crowd. There, she is rescued by the cool and dazzling Eri. She sweeps her away from all the noise and clamor, and into the twilight. A night like no other was beginning...

After Hours has finished publishing and it has 17 Chapters. It is also Known as: アフターアワーズ, After Hours

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2. Futari wa Daitai Konna Kanji

Futari wa Daitai Konna Kanji

Thirty-year-old Eri and twenty-year-old Wako are “roommates.” Eri is a professional writer, and Wako’s a voice actor who’s building up her reel. Having worked together and now living together, these two women in love have a nice little life for themselves! Follow this comfortable couple in a heartwarming manga tale about the everyday humor, stressors, and joys of a life shared together.

We're Usually Like This. has finished publishing and it has 104 Chapters. It is also Known as: ふたりはだいたいこんなかんじ, The Two of Them Are Pretty Much Like This

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1. Real Girl

Real Girl

Tsutsui Hikari is an otaku, and he mostly avoids social life. Hikari has only one friend at school, who is also a social misfit, and he is mocked brutally by most of his classmates for being creepy and weird. One day, he ends up having to clean the school pool with Igarashi Iroha, who appears to be pretty much everything he hates in real-life girls. She skips school, has a blunt manner, doesn't have female friends, and seems the sort to be promiscuous. However, she is friendly to Hikari, and even stands up to the people who make fun of him. Hikari's bitterness and trust issues lead him to say pretty harsh things to Iroha, but she never dismisses him as creepy. After a while, it starts to look like Iroha may become his first real-life, 3D girlfriend! Will he be able to handle it?

Real Girl has finished publishing and it has 48 Chapters. It is also Known as: 3D彼女〈リアルガール〉, 3D Girlfriend, リアルガール, 3D Kanojo

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