The best anime Josei + List

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In this article, we will see a list with the best anime of the Josei genre, those that target a more mature female audience. Josei [女性] can literally be translated as "woman".

These titles tend to be more mature, usually focused on realistic situations, such as professional life or romance. Josei is the counterpart of Seinen, a demographic group aimed at teenagers and older men.

Nodame Cantabile

Studious and tense Chiaki is known as the best pianist in his school and dreams of becoming a world-class conductor like his idol, Viera; but his fear of flying (which makes it impossible to study abroad) combined with a recent separation and dismissal from his piano instructor makes that future look bleak and unlikely.

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After passing out outside his apartment, drunk, Chiaki inadvertently meets a young woman named Nodame who, despite being quite talented at the piano, is filthy, clumsy and casual. Despite being almost opposite, the two begin to approach and work together to overcome obstacles in their careers.

The anime is complete with several seasons and specials, full of comedy and romance, also presenting a lot of the world of music and the reality of adult life. One classic josei and favorite among fans of music animes.

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Chihayafuru

Chihaya Ayase is one of the most beautiful and famous girls in school, but she is far from a conventional girl. Three years ago, in their final year of elementary school, Chihaya and her friend Taichi fell in love with the card game, Karuta, after connecting with a lonely boy named Arata Wataya.

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But when the trio formed in elementary school, each followed separate paths, but shared a common goal: to stand out in the game and meet in national championships. Now, Chihaya is trying to share her passion for the game by creating a competitive Karuta club at school, but when she reunites with Taichi, it looks like maybe she is the only one intent on fulfilling her childhood promise.

The anime has 3 seasons and although it is a very traditional card game from Japan, the battles and atmosphere of the anime are very flashy and fun, just the romance which is a little aside, but the plot of the anime itself is perfect.

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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

When a small bandit is released from prison, he is determined to change his life by becoming apprentice to the great master of Rakugo Yakumo VIII, inspired by his role in "Shinigami" during his imprisonment.

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Surprisingly, the old man agrees to train him and takes his new apprentice to his home to live, giving him the name "Yotaro", a classic word used in rakugo which means "fool". Yakumo has a lot to teach about the art of rakugo.

Strangely, the anime features both a current and the dark history of Yakumo's past. In this medium we have a girl adopted by master Rakugo who refuses to teach her about this art of storytelling.

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Honey and Clover

Yuuta Takemoto, a sophomore at an arts college, shares a cheap apartment with two elderly people - eccentric Shinobu Morita, who can't graduate due to absenteeism, and the sensible Takumi Mayama, who acts as a senior in Takemoto.

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Takemoto had not thought much about his future until a beautiful spring day, when he met Hagumi Hanamoto and fell in love at first sight. Incredibly talented in the arts, Hagumi enrolls at Takemoto University and soon befriends popular pottery student Ayumi Yamada.

Ayumi is already well acquainted with the three roommates and secretly has deep feelings for one of them. Hachimitsu to Clover is an exciting tale of youth, love, search and self-discovery among these five friends.

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Sakamichi no Apollon

The introverted classical pianist and best student Kaoru Nishimi has just arrived in Kyushu for his first year of high school. Having constantly moved from place to place since childhood, he gives up all hope of fitting in, preparing for another lonely and meaningless year.

That is, until he meets the notorious delinquent Sentarou Kawabuchi. Sentarou's immeasurable love for jazz music inspires Kaoru to learn more about the genre and, as a result, he slowly starts to let go, making his first friend.

Kaoru starts playing the piano in the jazz sessions after school, located in the basement of the record store owned by colleague Ritsuko Mukae. As he discovers the immense joy of using his musical talents to bring pleasure to himself and others, Kaoru's summer can grow into one that he will remember forever.

Sakamichi no Apollon is an exciting story of friendship, music and love that follows three unique individuals brought together by their mutual appreciation of jazz.

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Complete list of Animes Josei

Below we have a complete list according to Anime Planet ordered by note, including seasons, OVAs and Movies. Beware that for some reason, some of the last ones on the list below look like hentao disguised as a Josei genre.

Some may think that certain anime fall into the Josei genre due to their maturity or adult theme, but not all fit into that genre. So the list may seem small to you.

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AnimeYearType
Descending Stories: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu2017TV
Bunny Drop2011TV
Chihayafuru 32019TV
Chihayafuru 22013TV
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu2016TV
Kids on the Slope2012TV
Nodame Cantabile2007TV
Nodame Cantabile: Finale2010TV
Nodame Cantabile: Paris2008TV
Princess Jellyfish2010TV
Chihayafuru2011TV
Honey and Clover II2006TV
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu OVA2015OVA
Saiyuki Reload: Burial2007OVA
Osomatsu-san2015TV
Nodame Cantabile OVA 22010OVA
Paradise Kiss2005TV
Honey and Clover2005TV
Nodame Cantabile OVA2009OVA
Only Yesterday1991Movie
Saiyuki Reload Gunlock2004TV
Gokusen2004TV
Saiyuki Reload2003TV
Pet Shop of Horrors1999OVA
Polar Bear Cafe2012TV
Servamp Movie: Alice in the Garden2018Movie
Karneval OVA2012OVA
Kaze no You ni2016Movie
Natsuyuki Rendezvous2012TV
Ristorante Paradiso2009TV
Chihayafuru OVA2013OVA
07-Ghost2009TV
Karneval2013TV
Utakoi2012TV
Hatenkou Yuugi2008TV
Servamp2016TV
Devils and Realist2013TV
A Polar Bear in Love2017Other
Amatsuki2008TV
My Sweet Tyrant2018TV
Higepiyo2009TV
Holiday Love: Fuufukan Ren`ai2018Other
Super Seisyun Brothers2013TV
Trick or Alice2016OVA
A Destructive God Sits Next to Me2020TV
Gestalt1997OVA
Wild Adapter2014OVA
Sin Strange +2014TV
Yubisaki kara no Honki no Netsujou: Osananajimi wa Shouboushi2019TV
Servamp Movie: Alice in the Garden2018Movie
Karneval OVA2012OVA
Kaze no You ni2016Movie
Natsuyuki Rendezvous2012TV
Ristorante Paradiso2009TV
Chihayafuru OVA2013OVA
07-Ghost2009TV
Karneval2013TV
Utakoi2012TV
Hatenkou Yuugi2008TV
Servamp2016TV
Devils and Realist2013TV
A Polar Bear in Love2017Other
Amatsuki2008TV
My Sweet Tyrant2018TV
Higepiyo2009TV
Holiday Love: Fuufukan Ren`ai2018Other
Super Seisyun Brothers2013TV
Trick or Alice2016OVA
A Destructive God Sits Next to Me2020TV
Gestalt1997OVA
Wild Adapter2014OVA
Sin Strange +2014TV
Yubisaki kara no Honki no Netsujou: Osananajimi wa Shouboushi2019TV