In the year 1580 in feudal Japan, Fifteen-year-old Usagi is a klutz of a ninja who can't seem to complete her training. As she's unfit to be a ninja her great grandfather sends Usagi to Segachi on a very special mission: to marry the skilled ninja Hanzo Hattori and bear his child! However, there's a problem: Hanzo has no desire to be married. Usagi is allowed to stay with Hanzo for one year in order to complete her training, during which she tries her hardest to catch his eye. But lovely rivals such as Yuri and the Princess Sara, and love triangles with childhood friends and others stand in the way of true romance. Will Usagi ever end up with her beloved Hanzo?
In a post-apocalyptic Japan where nothing but desert spans the horizon, prophecy tells of an unborn child named Tatara who will restore abundance and wealth to the land. Tatara is born in the small village of Byakko, alongside a twin sister Sasara; but after the Red King sends an army and kills the boy, it's up to Sasara to secretly take his role and live as Tatara. Now, she must defeat the Emperor and his four sons to give the land back to the people, but she also finds herself falling in love with Shuri, a mysterious man from a hot spring she visits. Can Sasara bring hope back to her people?
When Makoto’s boyfriend ran away with her money and she was fired from her job, she thought her luck was over. That is, until she fell into the ocean while drunk and was rescued by a charming, rich and older man who decides to mold her into a perfect lady to marry! However, for the ordinary Makoto this proves difficult and she soon finds herself in bed with Aito, a rebellious teen… and unbeknownst to her, the son of her fiancée! Now that the three of them are living in the same house, Makoto finds her heart in turmoil. Who will she choose to love?
Though Candy Life and Tail of the Moon have different demographics (josei vs shoujo, respectively) and thus have a difference in mature elements and sexual material, I think both are decent recs for each other. Each involves a girl who must try to fit the perfect role of someone she is not (a ninja and a 'lady'), with plenty of romance and love triangles abounding.
The monarchy was abolished long ago in Korea – but what if it still existed to this day? Chae-Kyung lives in such a world where Korea’s palaces are filled with royalty and the crown prince Shin has transferred into her school. Her initial run-in with the boy is unpleasant to say the least; but what’s worse, Chae-Kyung soon discovers that she and Shin are forced to be married due to a promise their grandparents made! How can a simple commoner learn to live the life of a princess when she can’t stand her newly beloved husband?
Though Tail of the Moon is set in feudal times and Goong is present day, both involve girls who are forced into relationships of sorts that they don't have much desire to be in; yet soon they find their feelings changing. Plenty of shoujo for all!
Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!
Chaseing their dream is important to the people of One Piece and Usagi of Tail of the Moon and so are their nakama, but what awaits them at the end of the road. Will they chose their nakama over their dreams? Will they chase after their dreams? Or will they end up getting hold of their dreams with all of their friends?
Haru Glory lives peacefully on Garage Island with his sister. One day, Haru fishes a strange dog-like creature named Plue out of the ocean, and soon after meets its master, an old man named Shiba. With this man comes terrible news: the world is in peril, for the evil organization Demon Card is attempting to conquer it with power-giving stones known as Dark Bring. To combat this threat Shiba has spent much of his life fighting back with Rave, a Holy Bring; and the Ten Commandments, a sword it powers. When members of Demon Card arrive at the island, Shiba discovers that Rave and the Ten Commandments will now only respond to Haru, making the young boy the new Rave Master. Armed with newfound power, Haru and Plue set forth to put a stop to Demon Card.