TOP 10 Best Josei Anime (Anime for Women)

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Hello my dears! We are here today with a TOP 10 Anime Josei which is a genre somewhat unknown to people.

Anime Josei are animes geared towards adult women, but of course this does not prevent men from being able to attend as well.

But in general most animes in this genre have a stronger theme, usually linked to drama or family problems, except for a few exceptions that focus on romance. So let's go to the best Anime Josei.

Name in English

  1. Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
  2. Bunny Drop
  3. Kids on the Slope
  4. Chihayafuru
  5. Nodame Cantabile
  6. Princess Jellyfish
  7. Honey and Clover
  8. Servamp
  9. 07-Ghost
  10. Amnesia

Japanese name

  1. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
  2. Usagi Drop
  3. Sakamichi no Apollon
  4. Kuragehime
  5. Hachimitsu to Clover

1. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
  • Name in English: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
    Japanese name: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
  • Genre: Drama, Historical, Josei
  • Episodes: 13
  • Displayed: January 9, 2016 to April 2, 2016
  • Studio: Studio Deen
  • Trailer: Teaser
  • Where to Watch: ??

Synopsis:

Yotarou is a former member of the yakuza just out of prison and fixed on just one thing: instead of returning to criminal life, the young man aspires to take the stage in Rakugo, a traditional Japanese way of telling comic stories.

Inspired during his incarceration by the performance of the illustrious practitioner Yakumo Yuurakutei, he decides to meet the man who changed his life.

After hearing Yotarou's desperate plea for his guidance, Yakumo has no choice but to accept his first apprentice.

When he eagerly begins his training, Yotarou meets Konatsu, an abrasive young woman who has been in Yakumo's care since her beloved father Sukeroku Yuurakutei, another prolific artist from Rakugo, passed away.

Through his hidden passion, Yotarou is drawn to Rakugo's unique Sukeroku style, despite learning under contrasting techniques.

Upon seeing this, old memories and feelings return to Yakumo, whom he remembers long before, when he made a promise to his biggest rival.


2. Usagi Drop

Bunny Drop
Usagi Drop
  • Name in English: Bunny Drop
    Japanese name: Usagi Drop
  • Genre: Josei, Slice of Life
  • Episodes: 11
  • Displayed: July 8, 2011 to September 16, 2011
  • Studio: Production IG
  • Trailer: Teaser
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

Synopsis:

Daikichi Kawachi is a 30-year-old bachelor who works in a respectable job, but who wanders aimlessly through life.

When his grandfather suddenly passes away, he returns to the family home to pay tribute.

Upon arriving home, he meets a mysterious young woman named Rin who, to Daikichi's surprise, is her grandfather's illegitimate daughter! The shy and inaccessible girl is considered a shame for the family and finds herself banished from her father's relatives, all of whom refuse to take care of her after her death.

Daikichi, irritated by their coldness towards Rin, announces that he will welcome her - despite being a young, single man with no previous experience in caring for children.


3. Sakamichi at Apollon

Kids on the Slope
Sakamichi no Apollon
  • Name in English: Kids on the Slope
    Japanese name: Sakamichi no Apollon
  • Genre: Musician, Romance, School, Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Displayed: April 13, 2012 to June 29, 2012
  • Studio: Tezuka Productions, MAPPA
  • Trailer: Teaser
  • Where to Watch: ??

Synopsis:

The introverted classical pianist and best student Kaoru Nishimi has just arrived in Kyushu for his first year of high school.

Having moved constantly 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 finds 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 come out of his shell, making his first friend.

Kaoru starts playing the piano in the jazz sessions after school, located in the basement of colleague Ritsuko Mukae's record store.

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 he will remember forever.


4. Chihayafuru

Chihayafuru animes josei
Chihayafuru
  • Name in English: Chihayafuru
    Japanese name:
  • Genre: Drama, Game, Josei, School, Slice of Life, sports
  • Episodes: 25
  • Displayed: October 5, 2011 to March 28, 2012
  • Studio: Madhouse
  • Trailer: Teaser
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

Synopsis:

Chihaya Ayase, a strong-willed and tomboy girl, grows up in the shadow of her older sister.

Without her own dreams, she is happy with her part of life until she meets Arata Wataya.

The silent transfer student in her elementary school class introduces her to competitive karuta, a card game physically and mentally inspired by the classic Japanese anthology of Cem Poetas.

Captivated by Arata's passion for the game and inspired by the possibility of becoming the best in Japan, Chihaya quickly falls in love with the world of karuta.

Along with the prodigy Arata and her arrogant but hardworking friend, Taichi Mashima, she joins the local Shiranami Society.

The trio spends their idyllic childhood days playing together, until circumstances separate them.

Now in high school, Chihaya has become crazy about karuta.

She plans to establish the Kariz Municipal High Competition Club of Mizusawa, focusing on the national championship of Omi Jingu.


5. Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile animes josei
Nodame Cantabile
  • Name in English: Nodame Cantabile
    Japanese name:
  • Genre: Music, Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Josei
  • Episodes: 23
  • Displayed: January 12, 2007 to June 15, 2007
  • Studio: JCStaff
  • Trailer: Teaser
  • Where to Watch: ??

Synopsis:

Shinichi Chiaki is a first class musician whose dream is to play among the elites in Europe.

Coming from a different family, he is an infamous perfectionist - not only is he highly critical of himself, but also of others.

The only thing that keeps Shinichi from leaving for Europe is the fear of flying.

As a result, he is grounded in Japan.

During his fourth year at Japan's best music university, Shinichi meets Megumi Noda or, as she refers to, Nodame.

On the surface, she appears to be a sloppy girl with no direction in life.

However, when Shinichi hears Nodame play the piano for the first time, he is amazed at the type of music she creates.


6. Kuragehime

Kuragehime animes josei
Kuragehime
  • Name in English: Princess Jellyfish
    Japanese name: Kuragehime
  • Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Josei
  • Episodes: 11
  • Displayed: October 15, 2010 to December 31, 2010
  • Studio: Brain's Base
  • Trailer: Teaser
  • Where to Watch: ??

Synopsis:

Since her late mother took her to an aquarium when she was young, Tsukimi Kurashita has become obsessed with jellyfish, comparing her tentacles to the white dress of a princess.

Now living with five other unemployed otaku women, Tsukimi, 19, spends her days as a social outcast dreaming of becoming an illustrator.

However, her life changes forever when one day, a beautiful woman unexpectedly helps her save a jellyfish at a local pet store.

From then on, the stranger - confident, elegant and completely opposed to Tsukimi and her roommates - begins to regularly visit the girls' building.


7. Honey and Clover

Hachimitsu to Clover animes josei
Honey and Clover
  • Name in English: Honey and Clover
    Japanese name: Hachimitsu to Clover
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
  • Episodes: 24
  • Displayed: April 15, 2005 to September 27, 2005
  • Studio: JCStaff
  • Trailer: Teaser
  • Where to Watch: ??

Synopsis:

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 serves as a suitable senior for Takemoto, often looking outside for him.

Takemoto hadn't 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.


8. Servamp

Servamp animes josei
Servamp
  • Name in English: Servamp
    Japanese name:
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural, Drama, Vampire, Josei
  • Episodes: 12
  • Displayed: July 5, 2016 to September 20, 2016
  • Studio: Brain's Base, Platinum Vision
  • Trailer: Teaser
  • Where to Watch: ??

Synopsis:

Mahiru Shirota firmly believes that the simple is the best and problematic things must be avoided at all costs.

It is problematic to do nothing and regret it later - and this ideology led the 15-year-old to catch a stray cat on the way to school.

As he affectionately names the feline Kuro, little does he know that this casual encounter will bring about an extraordinary change in his everyday life.

One day, Mahiru returns home to find something quite strange: a mysterious young man he has never seen before.

His subsequent panic results in an uninvited guest being exposed to sunlight and - much to Mahiru's shock - becoming Kuro! Upon revealing himself to be a mere lazy vampire, Kuro promises to leave when night falls.


9. 07-Ghost

07-Ghost animes josei
07-Ghost
  • Name in English: 07-Ghost
    Japanese name:
  • Genre: Action, Demons, Fantasy, Josei, Magic, Military
  • Episodes: 25
  • Displayed: April 7, 2009 to September 22, 2009
  • Studio: Studio Deen
  • Trailer: Teaser
  • Where to Watch: ??

Synopsis:

The Military Academy of the Barsburg Empire is known for training the elites who bring victory to the empire.

Academy students freely use a skill called “Zaiphon” to fight, while the types of Zaiphon usable depend on the soldier's nature.

Teito Klein, a student at the academy, is one of the most promising soldiers ever produced.

Although ridiculed by everyone for being a slave (German as a slave) with no memories of his past, he befriends a colleague named Mikage.

While preparing for the final exam, Teito discovers a dark secret related to his past.

When an attempt to assassinate Ayanami, a high-ranking officer who killed his father, fails, Teito is locked up awaiting punishment.

Just wanting the best for Teito, Mikage helps him escape.

Teito ends up at the 7th District Church, where he is welcomed by the bishops.


10. Amnesia

Amnesia animes josei
Amnesia
  • Name in English: Amnesia
    Japanese name:
  • Genre: Harem, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, Josei
  • Episodes: 12
  • Displayed: January 7, 2013 to March 25, 2013
  • Studio: Brain's Base
  • Trailer: Teaser
  • Where to Watch: ??

Synopsis:

After passing out at work, a young woman wakes up in the back room of the café where she works, with no memories of her life or those around her.

Two of her friends, whom she soon finds out are called Shin and Toma, are called in to help her get home safely.

When she is alone, she meets a spectral boy named Orion that only she can see and hear.

He explains that she lost her memories because of her casual visit to her world, so he promises to help her remember who she is.

However, recovering the memories you left without worrying the people around you can be more difficult than she imagines.

In addition to the dark Shin and the protector Toma, she must be cautious in arousing the suspicions of captivating Ikki, the smart-ass Kent and a mysterious man who hides in the distance.


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Patrick Perdigão

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