I’ve delved into shoujo before. I’m a man of varied tastes!Well it's a hugely influential manga to be sure, so for people interested in the history of that medium it's a must-read. But it's also a shoujo manga through and through, so I think its appeal to middle aged men is limited. I've never read it in full myself, just really not my thing. It was on TV when I was a kid back in the day, and I'd always shut it off when it came on. Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, City Hunter... now those were my style!