Are you a fan of the Chinese romantic shoujo anime, Sheng Shi Zhuang Niang (The Beauty Blogger)? If so, I have some great news for you! There are many other anime out there that share similar themes and elements as Sheng Shi Zhuang Niang. Whether you’re a fan of Chinese anime or Japanese anime, this list will provide you with the best recommendations for anime that are just like Sheng Shi Zhuang Niang.
In this list, you will find anime that feature strong and independent female characters, romantic storylines, and relatable themes. So, without further delay, let’s dive into the list of the best anime like to Sheng Shi Zhuang Niang. Get ready to discover new and exciting anime that will make your heart flutter!
7. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji
- Genres: comedy, romance, school, shoujo
- Episodes: 12
- Airdate: 2014
Both of them are romcom shoujo with a main male character who first has a cold attitude but grows warmer as he gets to know the female heroine better.
Erika Shinohara gets caught in a web of lies after taking a pic of a pretty stranger when asked to show a picture of her boyfriend to her “friends” at high school. Too bad that the handsome stranger is no one else than popular Kyouya Sata who is also attending the same school as her. The rollercoaster of pretending to be a couple, discovering each other’s personalities, and falling in love begins.
6. Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita)
- Genres: romance, comedy, school, shoujo
- Episodes: 26
- Airdate: 2010
Kamisama Kiss is a romantic comedy shoujo anime, similar in many ways to The Beauty Blogger. One of the key similarities between the two is the behavior of the male lead, who initially acts distant and aloof towards the female heroine, but ultimately comes to realize her true worth and value.
Nanami gets kissed on the forehead by a stranger and boom, she’s now a god. The guy she saved is like “hey, thanks for saving me, here’s a house” but it’s not just any house, it’s an old shrine with spirits and a fox yokai named Tomoe living in it. Now Nanami gotta figure out how to be a proper god.
5. Saiunkoku Monogatari
- Genres: romance, adventure, fantasy, comedy, historical, drama
- Episodes: 39
- Airdate: 2006 – 2007
Both of them are soft reverse harem shows with a historical setting, involving a female lead surrounded by bishounen characters.
Despite being born into a noble family, Shuurei Kou struggles to make ends meet due to her father’s low income. When she’s offered the opportunity to become a concubine for the lazy emperor and teach him how to be a great ruler, she accepts thinking her virtue will be safe as the emperor prefers males. As she spends more time in the palace, her dream of becoming a court official is reignited. However, with women not being allowed to hold that position, she wonders how she can achieve her dream.
4. Akatsuki no Yona
- Genres: fantasy, action, adventure, comedy, romance, shoujo
- Episodes: 24
- Airdate: 2014
Both shows are romcom shoujo with a medieval setting and the male main character is willing to protect the female lead at any cost.
The story of Yona, a princess in the kingdom of Kouka, takes a dramatic turn when her father, the king, is murdered by her own cousin. Forced to flee with her childhood friend, Son Hak, Yona must confront the harsh realities of reclaiming her kingdom. With the new king in power, she must learn to fight and strategize if she hopes to take back her throne and restore justice to the kingdom of Kouka.
3. Tong Ling Fei (Psychic Princess)
- Episodes: 16
- Airdate: 2019
Both shows have a similar theme of a female lead surrounded by a group of attractive male characters set in a historical setting. The male characters initially present a cold and distant attitude, but as the story progresses, they develop feelings for the female lead. The romance in these shows is not immediate but unfolds gradually over time.
Qian Yunxi, the protagonist of the story, is unique in that she possesses extraordinary abilities. When she reaches the age of 16, she is forced to take her younger sister’s place in marriage to the royal family of Ye. However, rumors suggest that her husband, Ye Youming, is a ruthless and unfeeling person. What will become of Qian Yunxi in this predicament?
2. Meng Qi Shi Shen
- Genres: comedy, historical, drama, romance
- Episodes: 13
- Airdate: 2019
The Beauty Blogger and Meng Qi Shi Shen are Chinese romcom shoujo anime set in medieval China, following the story of a cute girl getting involved with a typical bishounen male lead who is first a bit tsundere (before the builds trust in her).
Ye Jiayao’s dream of opening a top-notch restaurant in Huai Song takes an unexpected turn when she finds herself transported back in time to medieval China. Occupying the body of Ye Jinxuan, she faces the added challenge of having no combat skills in this dangerous era. Despite the obstacles, Ye Jiayao remains determined to make her culinary dreams a reality.
1. Xie Wang Zhui Qi
- Genres: romance, comedy, drama, action, martial arts, fantasy
- Episodes: 13
- Airdate: 2019
Both are Chinese romcom shoujo with a similar theme – a female heroine gets transported into medieval times in China and ends up in love with a bishounen male lead.
Su Luo’s journey is far from ordinary. She is reincarnated into medieval China at the perfect time and transforms from a weak and powerless individual into a powerful warrior with extraordinary magical abilities with a demon king as her companion.
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