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I know a good amount of anons already know about them, but I highly recommend all the movies from Cartoon Saloon. They're an Irish studio and one of the few that still does hand-drawn animation. Their work is absolutely gorgeous and intricate. As a bonus most of their main characters are strong-willed girls who get things done. Their work is not 100% carefree, there are moments that are bittersweet or address violence (though never explicitly gory), but overall I'm always happy to watch them.
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Kageki Shoujo is really enjoyable and all the characters are great. There are 2 things that might not make it a perfect fit for this thread, but it's close. So anons can decide:
>We see a flashback where one of the main characters is harassed by her mom's boyfriend. He tries (and fails) to enter her room and then we see her being kissed by him as a child, which is obviously disgusting but the show treats it as the abuse it is
>At one point another girl says she had a goal to dress like a sexy/busty anime character which is completely out of character for her, but the comment is quickly dropped/forgotten past like a 2-minute scene
Other than that it's all about the girls wanting to improve their acting/singing, supporting one another, growing up and hoping to become famous entertainers for a primarily female audience.