Does there exist a shoujo romance wherein the superior side character wins over the main boy?
In Tonari no Atashi second guy won.
That's the only example I can think of atm.
It pretty much never happens
It's in my backlog but I hear the first guy doesn't win in Cat Street, either.
he's not really that great.
he's too normal, and because shizuku is borderline-aspergers, she needs a really blunt and loving partner.
honey and clover
I liked him more than Haru. At first I didn't care about him but that changed pretty quick, unlike Haru who was a little too literally autistic.
Definitely better than Haru, but I agree with who you're responding to. The characters in this show weren't that great in general.
Really? For me this was one of the few series where I liked every character.
Happens in Moe Kare, though they do have sex first.
Honestly, I cared more for the side characters more in this series. I wanted to see more of Natsume and Sasahara.
Agreed. Best character