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Top 50 Best Josei Anime Of All Time

 Kay SebastianKay-Posted Oct 18, 2021


Josei Animes

 

"Josei". One of the most underrated demographics in the anime and manga medium.

 

I think many of you might not know the meaning of the Josei demographic so let me provide you with a Google definition.

 

Josei manga/anime are Japanese comics/anime catered specifically to women's interests, and marketed towards older teenage girls and adult women demographics who are able to read kanji without the aid of furigana.

 

Subgenres of josei manga include "ladies' comics" Readers can range in age from 18 to 45. So now that we have the basics clear, I think it would be great if we dive into the main course.

 

That's right anime fans, this article is a list of the Top 50 Best Josei Anime!

 

Being an underground demographic, I thought that I should shed some light on it. And this list will do just that.

 

So grab your husbando pillows, a bunch of roses, and sit back as you are about to learn about some of the finest Josei series out there.

 

I hope you enjoy it!

 

 

50. Strange+

 

Strange+

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, let's commence our list. And why not start it with something unique.

 

Something strange! Strange+ is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2014. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Mikawa Verno. The series talks about the journey of Kou.

 

Now Kou was a normal man before his life changed forever. He went in search of his brother and somehow ended up as the head of a private detective firm.

 

He was drafted by his brother Takumi to do some usual chores. And on this journey, our boys meet new people and visit interesting places.

 

This series is filled with fun and humor. And of course, we get to enjoy the slice-of-life element as well.

 

 

49. XL Joushi

 

XL Joushi

 

A Cultured anime is on its way, weebs! I hope you are ready for it.

 

XL Joushi is an 8 episode TV anime that aired back in 2019. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Kani Itou. The series talks about an office lady named Saki Watase who opted for a product review program part-time.

 

However, the first set of products she got was a set of XL condoms. Now she is a she so she kept that work on the side.

 

However, one day when her boss was escorting her drunk self to her home, he came across those condoms.

 

And let's just say that his Devil boss might be able to test those XL sizes.

 

Without a doubt, culture at its finest. I can't imply how amazing this anime already feels.

 

But the actual contents are even better.

 

 

48. Tomie

 

Tomie

 

Now let's take a look at some horror series, shall we? Get ready to be scared by the disturbing presence of Tomie.

 

Tomei is a 2 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Junji Ito. The series tells us about Tomie, an unrealistically beautiful girl who had her body shattered into pieces during her murder.

 

This murder caused her classmates to feel sad about their high school days. However, when a girl resembles the face of Tomie, the class can't do anything but feel shocked about it.

 

However, she can't be the original girl, right? Tomie is dramatic, extreme, and most importantly, horrifying.

 

A work by Junji Ito isn't supposed to be looked over anyway.

 

 

47. Kiko-chan Smile

 

Kiko-chan Smile

 

Entity Detail
Title Kiko-chan Smile
Type TV
Studios Eiken, Magic Bus
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Josei, Slice of Life
Aired Oct 5, 1996 to Sep 27, 1997
Source Manga
Score 6.401
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

But after getting ourselves terrified with Tomie, I think we shall move on to a better place.

 

And that one would be the wholesome Kiko Chan. Kiko-chan Smile is a 51 episode TV anime that aired back in 1996.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The anime was directed by Shibuichi Setsuko and animated by Studio Eiken.

 

The series talks about a prodigy child and his features. You might think that he is an insane kindergartener for how qualified he is.

 

However, at the same time, our boy also has some weird habits that just can't be compared to normalcy.

 

The premise of the show is to express the happenings in the life of our boy.

 

And without a doubt, it is going to be an interesting journey.

 

 

46. Shin Strange+

 

Shin Strange+

 

Entity Detail
Title Shin Strange+
Type TV
Studios Seven
Genres Slice of Life, Comedy, Josei
Aired Jul 11, 2014 to Sep 26, 2014
Source Manga
Score 6.241
Duration 3 min. per ep.

 

Well well, look what we have got here. A series that you might feel acquainted with.

 

And that is because it has been on our list before. However, this version is a straight-up upgrade.

 

Shin Strange+ is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2014. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Mikawa Verno. This anime is the second season of strange+ and talks about more adventures experienced by the detective firm.

 

As Kou and Takumi meet new people, they also realize about this world. However, this reality is not as dark as you think.

 

The second season of Strange+, being Shin Strange+ is an upgrade to its predecessor. With a better storyline and an improvement in direction, this work becomes a must-watch for Strange+ fans.

 

 

45. Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Kinetograph

 

Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Kinetograph

 

Entity Detail
Title Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Kinetograph
Type OVA
Studios Anpro, teamKG
Genres Historical, Drama, Josei
Aired Dec 2, 2012 to Mar 14, 2013
Source Visual novel
Score 6.411
Duration 51 min. per ep.

 

Do you like a series that features Hot anime boys? Do you like stories about rich and strong males?

 

Well, if you answered either of these questions with a 'Yes' then make sure to watch this anime.

 

Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Kinetograph is a 2 episode OVA series that aired back in 2012.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel. The anime was directed by Kazuya Naoyuki and animated by Studio Anpro.

 

The series talks about the life of Haru Asagi who is working as a maid for the Miyanomori family.

 

However, as she is working here, she has to deal with 6 sons of the family.

 

Moreover, their father has recently announced his retirement. And thus, all the brothers are on their way to claim the throne for themselves.

 

And in the process, they might create something that can destroy all they have. This anime is all about in-house politics and hot anime boys.

 

A great package, right?

 

 

44. Massugu ni Ikou.

 

Massugu ni Ikou.

 

Entity Detail
Title Massugu ni Ikou.
Type TV
Studios Yumeta Company
Genres Comedy, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
Aired Aug 18, 2003 to Aug 21, 2003
Source Manga
Score 6.471
Duration 21 min. per ep.

 

What would it be, if dogs could speak? If you have ever wondered this in your childhood then this anime has got you covered.

 

Massugu ni Ikou is a 4 episode TV anime that aired back in 2003. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Kira. This anime talks about a dog who can speak.

 

He loves his girlfriend and owner and is looking forward to an amazing life. The premise is all about a dog's perspective on daily incidents and how he would interpret them.

 

The anime is wholesome with bits of comedy, romance and slice-of-life added to it. To be fair, the concept is incredible in itself, right?

 

 

43. Koisuru Shirokuma Tokubetsu-ban

 

Koisuru Shirokuma Tokubetsu-ban

 

Entity Detail
Title Koisuru Shirokuma Tokubetsu-ban
Type ONA
Studios None found, add some
Genres Comedy, Josei
Aired Nov 1, 2017 to Jan 31, 2018
Source Manga
Score 6.481
Duration 1 min. per ep.

 

The next anime is an ONA series of great comedy anime. Allow me to introduce you to Koisuru Shirokuma.

 

Koisuru Shirokuma Tokubetsu-ban is a 3 episode ONA series that aired back in 2017. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Koromo. The series talks about Seal who wishes to escape the grips of this polar bear.

 

However, as he tries to succeed in his mission, the polar bear wakes up and runs after him.

 

Begging for his life, Seal goes ahead and tries to stop the polar bear from eating him.

 

However, the bear does something unexpected. This anime is for those who love their wholesome comedy.

 

Nothing too out-of-the-world.

 

 

42. Norn9: Norn+Nonet

 

Norn9: Norn+Nonet

 

Entity Detail
Title Norn9: Norn+Nonet
Type TV
Studios Kinema Citrus
Genres Sci-Fi, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Josei
Aired Jan 7, 2016 to Mar 31, 2016
Source Visual novel
Score 6.561
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

The next anime is set in an unreal world. So make sure that you don't try to do anything mentioned here.

 

Norn9: Norn+Nonet is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016. It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel.

 

The anime was directed by Abo Takao and animated by Kinema Citrus. The series talks about the existence of a place that brings ultimate peace.

 

So when a bunch of people was on their way to that place, they got attacked by some sort of spaceship outside.

 

And now, they must make sure to survive if they want to reach a better place.

 

And in all this, a few supernatural beings also happen to summon up. A series that will entertain you and me with its touch on sci-fi and fantasy.

 

Be sure to watch it.

 

 

41. Massugu ni Ikou. 2nd Season

 

Massugu ni Ikou. 2nd Season

 

Entity Detail
Title Massugu ni Ikou. 2nd Season
Type TV
Studios Yumeta Company
Genres Comedy, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
Aired Mar 27, 2004 to Apr 1, 2004
Source Manga
Score 6.621
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

Well, well. The dog anime is back yet again, boys! And this time around, it is even better than before.

 

Massugu ni Ikou. 2nd Season is a 5 episode TV anime that aired back in 2004.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Kira.

 

The series talks about Mametarou, a dog who can speak and loves his girlfriend and owner.

 

This is the projection of our real-world from his perspective and viewpoint. Our boy managed to prevail yet again.

 

No wonder he is loved so much by fans.

 

 

40. Hakuouki: Otogisoushi

 

Hakuouki: Otogisoushi

 

Entity Detail
Title Hakuouki: Otogisoushi
Type TV
Studios DLE
Genres Fantasy, Historical, Josei, Samurai
Aired Apr 5, 2016 to Jun 28, 2016
Source Visual novel
Score 6.591
Duration 3 min. per ep.

 

Welcome to the realm of cute anime, weebs. Here you will find multiple amazing anime to watch and enjoy.

 

However, this time, we are focusing on Hakuouki: Otogisoushi. Hakuouki: Otogisoushi is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel. The anime was directed by Shinohara Parako and animated by DLE.

 

The series talks about a bunch of characters and their daily life. However, their life is NOT normal.

 

Instead, their life is represented with the help of chibi avatars. That's right, every character in the anime is presented in a chibi form and that is just so cute.

 

Filled with cuteness and beautiful use of their fantasy narrative, this anime is just a great Josei series.

 

 

39. Koisuru Shirokuma

 

Koisuru Shirokuma

 

Entity Detail
Title Koisuru Shirokuma
Type Movie
Studios Gathering
Genres Comedy, Josei, Shounen Ai
Aired Mar 4, 2017 to Jul 6, 2018
Source Manga
Score 6.591
Duration 39 sec. per ep.

 

Remember we have had one of these before? Oh yeah, it is back now. And this time, it is the parent story.

 

Koisuru Shirokuma is a 9 episode TV anime that aired back in 2017. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Koromo. This series talks about a bear in the polar region.

 

In other words, a polar bear. And this bear is in mad love with an earless seal.

 

He will do anything and everything to ensure that this deal accepts his love. However, this seal is more afraid of this bear than feeling comfortable around him.

 

How will this love story go? Technically it's a yaoi series considering both the seal and the polar bear are males.

 

So yeah, this is indeed one-of-a-kind anime.

 

 

38. Nil Admirari no Tenbin

 

Nil Admirari no Tenbin

 

Entity Detail
Title Nil Admirari no Tenbin
Type TV
Studios Zero-G
Genres Harem, Historical, Romance, Fantasy, Josei
Aired Apr 8, 2018 to Jun 24, 2018
Source Visual novel
Score 6.621
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

The next entry on our list is an interesting one. It talks about the Taishou era but adds its own feature to it.

 

Therefore, it is more fleshed out than ever. Nil Admirari no Tenbin is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel. The anime was directed by Takata Masahito and animated by Zero-G.

 

The series talks about a girl who tries to marry an unknown man. However, before her marriage, her brother commits suicide and now she has to find the reason for his act.

 

And she tries to dive deeper into his case, she realizes the true nature of this world.

 

A book that captivates its readers to the next level has been found while checking his dead body.

 

And as this girl tries to find clues, she is about to experience the worst of the worst first hand.

 

This fantasy romance anime has a dark tone in it. And this time not only brings fun but also interest in this series.

 

 

37. Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan

 

Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan

 

Entity Detail
Title Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan
Type TV
Studios Gathering
Genres Slice of Life, Comedy, Josei
Aired Oct 6, 2018 to Mar 23, 2019
Source Manga
Score 6.621
Duration 3 min. per ep.

 

Yet another comedy and slice-of-life anime paved its way for our Josei's. And this one is about Penguins.

 

Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Natsume Yukiko. The series talks about an adorable Penguin named Chitose chan who loves to enjoy its life.

 

By playing with friends and being fed by the owner, this penguin is having the time of its life.

 

And we just have to make sure that we also vibe with it as long as we can.

 

Chitose chan is just too wholesome of a show. Taking a look at some uncommon animals and their lifestyle is captivating in themselves, right?

 

 

36. Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu

 

Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu

 

Entity Detail
Title Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu.
Type TV
Studios EMT Squared
Genres Slice of Life, Comedy, School, Josei
Aired Jan 11, 2020 to Mar 28, 2020
Source Manga
Score 6.651
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Talk about fantasy mixed with Josei. And if you do, don't forget to add Boku no Tonari into your conversation.

 

Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2020.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Aki Arata.

 

This anime is about a bunch of kids, trying to live with their fun little theories and fantasies.

 

Some of them are knights while others are someone else. And let's just say that these fantasies might be something real too.

 

A comedy series that will appeal to many Josei fans out-of-there including you and me.

 

Without a doubt, calmful and entertaining!

 

 

35. Code: Realize

 

Code: Realize

 

Entity Detail
Title Code:Realize - Sousei no Himegimi
Type TV
Studios M.S.C
Genres Military, Harem, Historical, Romance, Fantasy, Josei
Aired Oct 7, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017
Source Visual novel
Score 6.651
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list might remind you of something. Yup, you might think about the Code: Geass series.

 

However, this one is actually completely new. Code: Realize is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2017.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel. The anime was directed by Yamamoto Hideyo and animated by MSC.

 

The series talks about Cardia, who has a heart that can create infinite powers. This heart was created by her father and anything she touches gets destroyed.

 

A terrorist organization wants her heart and so does the government. However, while she was escaping them both, she comes across a thief who wants to steal her heart as well.

 

Now she will be working with that thief to find out his father's connection with the terrorist organization.

 

An amazing series about chase and politics. Don't forget to give it a watch.

 

 

34. Super Seisyun Brothers

 

Super Seisyun Brothers

 

Entity Detail
Title Super Seisyun Brothers
Type TV
Studios AIC PLUS+
Genres Comedy, Josei, Slice of Life
Aired Sep 14, 2013 to Dec 14, 2013
Source Web manga
Score 6.761
Duration 4 min. per ep.

 

Time for some casual slice-of-life anime, ladies, and gentlemen. This is the time to appreciate the Super Seisyun Brothers.

 

Super Seisyun Brothers is a 14 episode TV anime that aired back in 2013. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Shinmoto Shin. The series talks about two families, the Shinmotos and the Saitous.

 

In each of these families, there are siblings with both of them having an elder sister and a younger brother.

 

The story talks about the daily life of these siblings as they coexist together. An entertaining anime that dives into human relationships with comedy added to it.

 

Clearly, something you would love to watch.

 

 

33. Loveless

 

Loveless

 

Entity Detail
Title Loveless
Type TV
Studios J.C.Staff
Genres Action, Mystery, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Josei, Shounen Ai
Aired Apr 7, 2005 to Jun 30, 2005
Source Manga
Score 6.831
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Time for some Yaoi series, weebs. The next anime on our list is something that Josei fans would crave.

 

Loveless is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2005. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Kouga Yun. The series talks about Ritsuka Aoyagi and the mystery revolving around his brother.

 

It is set in a world where people are born with cat ears and tails.

 

And these parts would only go off if they have intercourse with someone. This makes things interesting in their lifestyle.

 

But what does this have to do with Ritsuka's brother? Watch it to find out.

 

Josei fans are already craving this series. That is because of the narrative and genre *wink*.

 

 

32. Akkun to Kanojo

 

Akkun to Kanojo

 

Entity Detail
Title Akkun to Kanojo
Type TV
Studios Yumeta Company
Genres Comedy, Josei, Romance, School
Aired Apr 6, 2018 to Sep 21, 2018
Source Manga
Score 6.831
Duration 3 min. per ep.

 

Time for some wholesome anime to raise our ranks, ladies and gentlemen. This is the story of Akkun to Kanojo.

 

Akkun to Kanojo is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2018. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Kakitsubata Waka. The story talks about a boy named Akkun who gets the girl of his dreams.

 

However, Akkun lacks personality and so all he says to his girlfriend are insults and teasing.

 

However, his girlfriend is very open-minded so she doesn't mind any of this. Moreover, he loves her in his own way.

 

By stalking her all day and eavesdropping on his own girl, my man has his own outlook on love.

 

And let's just say that this outlook is something to be caring about. The series is great for anyone who wants to just relax and enjoy cute anime.

 

And I know that many of you are part of the 'anyone'.

 

 

31. Servamp

 

Servamp

 

The next anime on our list has hot anime boys. So you know it is going to be absolutely amazing, right?

 

Servamp is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Tanaka Strike. The series talks about the life of Mahiru Shirota who wants a simple life.

 

However, when he picked a cat on his way home, he had called some trouble for himself by doing so.

 

My man soon realizes that he took in a vampire and accidentally formed a contract with him.

 

Now his life will be on the line now and then and this life is nothing like 'simple'.

 

The series is all about fun and enjoyment. It is filled with emotions and a bit of drama which gives more Dynamics to it.

 

 

30. Orenchi no Furo Jijou

 

Orenchi no Furo Jijou

 

Entity Detail
Title Orenchi no Furo Jijou
Type TV
Studios Asahi Production
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Josei
Aired Oct 6, 2014 to Dec 29, 2014
Source 4-koma manga
Score 6.991
Duration 4 min. per ep.

 

Yet another anime with handsome boys making their way to our list for our Jousei's!

 

This time, in the form of a merman! Orenchi no Furo Jijou is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2014.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Itokichi.

 

The series talks about Tatsumi who helped a faint man near the lake. He takes him to his home in order to help him out.

 

However, they soon realize the problem here. Turns out that the man is a Merman (male mermaid) and now he will be visiting Tatsumi regularly.

 

Moreover, he would bring friends at times, and soon, Tatsumi starts to appreciate their presence.

 

Filled with fun and wet boys, this anime is one of the finest works if you were to look for some good merman series.

 

 

29. Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist

 

Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist

 

Entity Detail
Title Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
Type TV
Studios Doga Kobo
Genres Mystery, Comedy, Historical, Demons, Supernatural, Fantasy, School, Josei
Aired Jul 8, 2013 to Sep 23, 2013
Source Manga
Score 7.041
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

You know where the story is going, right? Yup, it's about Devils! Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2013.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written by Takadono Madoka and illustrated by Yukihiro Utako.

 

The series is focused on Williams, a man from a rich family who soon loses his wealth.

 

In search of something to make cash off, he comes across an underground pathway. This pathway led him to accidentally summoning a demon.

 

And that demon is going to reveal the biggest truth to him. The truth of his capabilities as the king of the demon world.

 

A great series for someone looking to enjoy their devil and demon setting. We don't get good ones like that now, do we?

 

 

28. Karneval (TV)

 

Karneval (TV)

 

Entity Detail
Title Karneval (TV)
Type TV
Studios Manglobe
Genres Action, Fantasy, Josei, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Aired Apr 4, 2013 to Jun 27, 2013
Source Manga
Score 7.121
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Wow, the title seems very interesting. I wonder what the anime is going to be about?

 

Feels like a fantasy to me! Is it? Yes! Karneval is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2013.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Mikanagi Touya.

 

The series talks about a guy named Nai who is looking for his friend. This friend is in the presence of a girl who eats humans.

 

And on his search, Nai comes across a thief. Now our boy is somehow going to end up engaged with this thief and together, both of them are going to experience some bizarre things happening to them.

 

This anime is a fantasy series but also has the elements of Sci-fi in it as well.

 

Make sure to check it out.

 

 

27. Hatenkou Yuugi

 

Hatenkou Yuugi

 

Entity Detail
Title Hatenkou Yuugi
Type TV
Studios Studio Deen
Genres Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Josei
Aired Jan 5, 2008 to Mar 8, 2008
Source Manga
Score 7.141
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Time for some adventure anime, weebs. We haven't had those in a while, right? Hatenkou Yuugi is a 10 episode TV anime that aired back in 2008.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Endou Minari.

 

Rahzel is a clever world who has been sent out of her house to see the real world.

 

On this journey, she comes across Heat and Alzeid, two young men who are on the same journey.

 

And together, these three might end up witnessing something spectacular on their path. A series with a strong cast and great narrative.

 

Lethal combination indeed.

 

 

26. Saiyuuki Reload Blast

 

Saiyuuki Reload Blast

 

Entity Detail
Title Saiyuuki Reload Blast
Type TV
Studios Platinum Vision
Genres Action, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Drama, Josei
Aired Jul 5, 2017 to Sep 20, 2017
Source Manga
Score 7.211
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Have you watched the Saiyuuki series? Yes? Well then, I have a gift for you!

 

Saiyuuki Reload Blast is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2017. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Minekura Kazuya. The series is a part of the Saiyuuki franchise.

 

And this specific installment deals with the Sanzou Party reaching India. Here, they are going to experience the misery of their fate from 500 years back with their violence spiking on and on.

 

What will be the end of their journey? Make sure you watch the entire series before giving this one a try.

 

It is amazing!

 

 

25. 07-Ghost

 

07-Ghost

 

Entity Detail
Title 07-Ghost
Type TV
Studios Studio Deen
Genres Action, Demons, Fantasy, Josei, Magic, Military
Aired Apr 7, 2009 to Sep 22, 2009
Source Manga
Score 7.221
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on this list is filled with action and unreal stuff. And this unreal stuff involved military and politics.

 

Oh yeah, it seems interesting to me as well.   07-Ghost is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2009.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written by Amemiya Yuki and illustrated by Ichihara Yukino.

 

The series talks about Teito Klein who is part of an elite academy that teaches students to bring victory.

 

However, despite being a prodigy, this man is doing nothing but being a slave. But why is it so?

 

What is the past for Teito and what does the current system have to do with it?

 

All these questions will be answered as you watch this series. A fine piece of work that will shake you and me together.

 

 

24. Servamp Movie: Alice in the Garden

 

Servamp Movie: Alice in the Garden

 

Entity Detail
Title Servamp Movie: Alice in the Garden
Type Movie
Studios Platinum Vision
Genres Action, Comedy, Supernatural, Drama, Vampire, Josei
Aired 2018-04-07 00:00:00
Source Manga
Score 7.231
Duration 58 min.

 

Remember Servamp? Yeah, this is the movie of the franchise. And I won't lie, it's an upgrade over its prequel.

 

Servamp Movie: Alice in the Garden is a 1-hour anime movie that aired back in 2018.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Tanaka Strike.

 

The story for this movie focuses on Misano and his past that was never put forward.

 

Moreover, his brother Mikuni Arisuin and the Arisuin mansion also have some unreal secrets that are yet to be disclosed.

 

What are they? And how are they going to affect our beloved characters? Watch the anime to find out your answer.

 

If you liked the Servamp anime then this movie is a must-watch for you. There are no ifs and buts here.

 

 

23. Petshop of Horrors

 

Petshop of Horrors

 

Entity Detail
Title Petshop of Horrors
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Genres Horror, Josei, Mystery, Supernatural
Aired Mar 2, 1999 to Mar 23, 1999
Source Manga
Score 7.261
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

A horror anime paved its way to our list, ladies and gentlemen. And let's just say that this series is nothing like we expect it to be.

 

Petshop of Horrors is a 4 episode TV anime that aired back in 1999. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Akino Matsuri. The anime tells us about a pet shop that sells some of the rarest pets in the market.

 

However, these pets are sold in a special way. They are sold on a contract basis.

 

If the contract stays true, everything will be fine. But if the contract is tarnished, things might take some brutal turns.

 

The series soon turns to be a cat and mouse chase. With the entry of the detective in this narrative, the anime soon gains a new direction.

 

 

22. Natsuyuki Rendezvous

 

Natsuyuki Rendezvous

 

Entity Detail
Title Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Type TV
Studios Doga Kobo
Genres Supernatural, Drama, Romance, Josei
Aired Jul 6, 2012 to Sep 14, 2012
Source Manga
Score 7.281
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list is a ghost story, boys. And let's just say that it's a romantic one, with that.

 

Natsuyuki Rendezvous is an 11 episode TV anime that aired back in 2012. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Kawachi Haruka. The series tells us about Ryousuke Hazuki who falls in love with a widow.

 

However, he soon comes across the spirit of her husband. And thus, a clash occurs between him and her late husband's spirit.

 

While the spirit is jealous of Ryousuke, he just wants the spirit to leave peacefully.

 

See unreal stuff is going to take place very soon here. This anime dives deep into the realm of drama and romance.

 

Therefore, it is a feast for those who cherish those genres.

 

 

21. Ristorante Paradiso

 

Ristorante Paradiso

 

Entity Detail
Title Ristorante Paradiso
Type TV
Studios David Production
Genres Drama, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
Aired Apr 9, 2009 to Jun 25, 2009
Source Manga
Score 7.351
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

Some peculiar romance anime has managed to show up on this list, weebs. Josei fans, prepare yourself for Ristorante Paradiso.

 

Ristorante Paradiso is an 11 episode TV anime that aired back in 2009. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Ono Natsume. The series talks about a girl named Nicoletta who was abandoned by her mother.

 

So as she grew up, her hatred for her mother increased. Now she is in search of her.

 

And when she visits a restaurant she assumed to be her place, her life changes forever.

 

Her feelings of hatred are soon replaced by romance? This anime is what most of us Josei fans crave.

 

It's some unreal romance that we just can't help but love.

 

 

20. Otona Joshi no Anime Time

 

Otona Joshi no Anime Time

 

Entity Detail
Title Otona Joshi no Anime Time
Type Special
Studios Bones, Production Reed
Genres Slice of Life, Drama, Romance, Josei
Aired Jan 7, 2011 to Mar 24, 2013
Source Novel
Score 7.401
Duration 25 min. per ep.

 

We are in the Top 20 Ladies and Gentlemen. And let's start this segment with an anime about anime.

 

Oh yeah! Otona Joshi no Anime Time is a 4 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a novel. The anime was directed by Kawamata Hiroshi and animated by Bones.

 

The series is a compilation of multiple short stories that will bloom your heart with its contents.

 

They include drama, romance, and slice-of-life in their narratives. Therefore, skipping them might be a bad idea for you.

 

A great collection of short anime that has sweet stories. I don't think you would miss this one.

 

 

19. Hakuouki

 

Hakuouki

 

Entity Detail
Title Hakuouki
Type TV
Studios Studio Deen
Genres Action, Historical, Supernatural, Drama, Samurai, Josei
Aired Apr 4, 2010 to Jun 20, 2010
Source Visual novel
Score 7.401
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Some good action drama series hasn't shown up on our list for a while now.

 

But I guess the time is changing now huh? Hakuouki is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2010.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel. The anime was directed by Yamazaki Osamu and animated by Studio Deen.

 

The series talks about the life of a girl who visits Kyoto to find out about her missing father.

 

However, she soon gets caught by a cult and is held, hostage. Things turn out a bit light on her when she reveals her father's name to the cult as they are searching for him as well.

 

And thus begins the new journey of this girl as she tries to find his beloved blood.

 

This anime is for all those who love to love their action. And we also have drama in the narrative so that's a plus as well, right?

 

 

18. Saiyuuki Reload

 

Saiyuuki Reload

 

Entity Detail
Title Saiyuuki Reload
Type TV
Studios Studio Pierrot
Genres Action, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Drama, Josei, Supernatural
Aired Oct 2, 2003 to Mar 25, 2004
Source Manga
Score 7.401
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Remember we had one of the Saiyuuki series before? Yeah, this is the original version.

 

Saiyuuki Reload is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2003. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Minekura Kazuya. The series talks about a group that is trying to avoid an alleged demon summoning process.

 

On their way, they meet different demon assassins and fight against them head-on! However, a rebel might be developing amongst our own characters as well.

 

Another amazing action-adventure that you can't help but love. This is because it has hot anime boys fighting to the death.

 

Yeah, a haven for Josei fans.

 

 

17. Saiyuuki Reload Gunlock

 

Saiyuuki Reload Gunlock

 

Entity Detail
Title Saiyuuki Reload Gunlock
Type TV
Studios Studio Pierrot
Genres Action, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Drama, Josei, Supernatural
Aired Apr 2, 2004 to Sep 24, 2004
Source Manga
Score 7.411
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Well well, would you look at that? Another installment from the Saiyuuki series? We might be having a marathon here.

 

Saiyuuki Reload Gunlock is a 26 episode TV anime that aired back in 2004. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Minekura Kazuya. This installment focuses more on the continued journey of our group as they try to stop the demon's resurrection.

 

They must fight with all their will and strength if they wish to win it all.

 

However, this fight might require them to give something more than 100%. Watch the series in order so that you understand the story.

 

And the fact that there are multiple parts of the series making to this list individually definitely says something, right?

 

 

16. Gokusen

 

Gokusen

 

Entity Detail
Title Gokusen
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Genres Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, School, Josei
Aired Jan 7, 2004 to Mar 31, 2004
Source Manga
Score 7.421
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

Don't worry Dragon Ball Fans, this isn't what you guys are expecting it to be.

 

This is something new and completely different. Gokusen is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2004.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Morimoto Kozueko.

 

The series talks about a girl named Kumiko Yamaguchi who wishes to be a teacher.

 

However, her school life begins brutally with multiple boys of this all-boys school trying to harass her.

 

What they don't know is that Kumiko is part of a Yakuza clan and she is much stronger than them.

 

And thus, begins the journey of Kumiko as she tries to hide her strength while others are trying to blow her cover.

 

A funny drama series that will let you enjoy it, without any setbacks. Make sure to give it a try.

 

 

15. Hakuouki Reimeiroku

 

Hakuouki Reimeiroku

 

Entity Detail
Title Hakuouki Reimeiroku
Type TV
Studios Studio Deen
Genres Action, Historical, Supernatural, Drama, Samurai, Josei
Aired Jul 10, 2012 to Sep 25, 2012
Source Visual novel
Score 7.471
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list is a part of a successful josei franchise. This is the story of Hakuouki Reimeiroku.

 

Hakuouki Reimeiroku is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2012. It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel.

 

The anime was directed by Yamasaki Osamu and animated by Studio Deen. The series is set in 1863 when two factions are against each other.

 

Diving into the conflicts and murders taking place between them, this series focuses on unreal action and political drama that occurs between clans.

 

With Samurai and Assassins in its narrative, this anime is a work that will give you goosebumps.

 

The series has a very fleshed-out narrative and its beauty can only be experienced by watching it.

 

So what are you waiting for?

 

 

14. Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi

 

Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi

 

Entity Detail
Title Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.
Type TV
Studios TYO Animations
Genres Comedy, Historical, Romance, Josei
Aired Jul 3, 2012 to Sep 25, 2012
Source Manga
Score 7.481
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on this list is an artistic series that dives into symbolism and metaphor.

 

This is Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi. Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2012.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Sugita Kei.

 

The series is done as the "super-liberal interpretation" by Uta Koi. He talks about the famous Hyakuninisshu anthology and its contents.

 

These contents include 100 romantic poems by different poets. One of the examples being The Tale Of Genji Murasaki Shikibu.

 

This anime is for anyone who wishes to enjoy the background of Japan and its history in the anime medium.

 

It's a great collection that can be admired by many fans out there.

 

 

13. Hakuouki Hekketsuroku

 

Hakuouki Hekketsuroku

 

Entity Detail
Title Hakuouki Hekketsuroku
Type TV
Studios Studio Deen
Genres Action, Drama, Historical, Josei, Samurai, Supernatural
Aired Oct 4, 2010 to Dec 6, 2010
Source Visual novel
Score 7.601
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

From here on, we might be going on a marathon, ladies, and gentlemen. Let's dive into the Hakuouki series.

 

Hakuouki Hekketsuroku is a 10 episode TV anime that aired back in 2010. It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel.

 

The anime was directed by Yamasaki Osamu and animated by Studio Deen. This installment is the continuation of the original Hakuouki series.

 

It focuses on the life of Chizuru as she tries to figure out his father's location whilst being with this lethal clan.

 

Things are going to get crazier when this clan will learn about the reality of his father.

 

If you have watched the original part, then you have no reason to NOT watch this one.

 

 

12. Hakuouki Sekkaroku

 

Hakuouki Sekkaroku

 

Entity Detail
Title Hakuouki Sekkaroku
Type OVA
Studios Studio Deen
Genres Action, Historical, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Josei
Aired Aug 5, 2011 to Jun 27, 2012
Source Visual novel
Score 7.631
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

The next installment from the Hakuouki series is an OVA. Therefore, you can rest assured that it has some worthwhile content in it.

 

Hakuouki Sekkaroku is a 6 episode OVA series that aired back in 2011. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Yamasaki Osamu and animated by Studio Deen. These OVA episodes are set between the 8th and 9th ones of the first season.

 

It dives into a mission experienced by Chizuru and her first-hand perspective on the mission.

 

A great set of OVA episodes that Hakuouki fans just shouldn't miss at all.

 

 

11. Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu

 

Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu

 

Entity Detail
Title Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu
Type Movie
Studios Studio Deen
Genres Action, Historical, Supernatural, Drama, Samurai, Josei
Aired 2013-08-24 00:00:00
Source Visual novel
Score 7.661
Duration 1 hr. 35 min.

 

A movie of the Hakuouki series has made its way to the list, weebs. Just by knowing this, you should get an idea as to how good this series is.

 

Anyway, let's jump into the movie first. Hakuouki Movie 1: Kyoto Ranbu is a 1 hour 35 min anime movie that aired back in 2013.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel. The anime was directed by Yamasaki Osamu and animated by Studio Deen.

 

The movie follows the same premise as the first season. Chizuru visits Tokyo in search of her father.

 

However, she soon gets caught by the Shinsengumi and they discuss whether they should kill her or not.

 

However, when Chizuru describes her father, these Shinsengumi decide to keep her alive as they are searching for her father as well.

 

Thus begins the journey of Chizuru as she tries to find his father and bring an end to all this.

 

If you watched the first season and you liked it, this movie is a must-watch for you!

 

Don't you dare think about skipping it!

 

 

10. Hakuouki Movie 2: Shikon Soukyuu

 

Hakuouki Movie 2: Shikon Soukyuu

 

Entity Detail
Title Hakuouki Movie 2: Shikon Soukyuu
Type Movie
Studios Studio Deen
Genres Action, Historical, Supernatural, Drama, Samurai, Josei
Aired 2014-03-08 00:00:00
Source Visual novel
Score 7.751
Duration 1 hr. 27 min.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen! We have reached a new stage on our goal! We are in the Top 10.

 

Let's go! Every anime from here on out is nothing less than fabulous. So all my Josei fans, prepare yourself for a feast.

 

And let's begin this feast with yet another installment from the Hakuouki series. This is the second movie!

 

Hakuouki Movie 2: Shikon Soukyuu is a 1 hour 30 mins anime movie that aired back in 2014.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a visual novel. The anime was directed by Yamasaki Osamu and animated by Studio Deen.

 

This is the second part of the original Hakuouki movie. And just like its predecessor, it focuses on the life of Chizuru as she tries to find her father.

 

This is going to be a great movie. And you can bet on that one!

 

This movie is continuing the original plot of the first movie. Therefore, if you liked the first one, which I know you did, then you would also love this one.

 

Let's just say that it is a massive improvement over its predecessor!

 

 

9. Paradise Kiss

 

Paradise Kiss

 

Entity Detail
Title Paradise Kiss
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Genres Comedy, Drama, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
Aired Oct 14, 2005 to Dec 30, 2005
Source Manga
Score 7.841
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

If you are an art enthusiast or like art in general, then this anime is for you my friend.

 

Allow me to introduce you to Paradise Kiss, a series that dives into fashion designing.

 

Paradise Kiss is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2005. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Yazawa Ai. The story follows Yukari Hayasaka who met a weird boy at first and then bumped into a unique woman.

 

The bump with the woman caused her to faint. When she wakes up, she realizes that these 2 are fashion designers looking for Yakari as their model.

 

However, Yukari declines the offer and runs away. But the head designer wants her as a model for their school competition and he will do anything and everything to make sure that he gets her.

 

But how does it feel to be a model? Is it fun or a drag?

 

Yukari might have the chance to find it out. Paradise Kiss is focused on a female's outlook on her world and talks about things happening around her.

 

This quality makes it ideal for Josei fans as they love to see some relatable slice-of-life.

 

 

8. Shirokuma Cafe

 

Shirokuma Cafe

 

Entity Detail
Title Shirokuma Cafe
Type TV
Studios Studio Pierrot
Genres Slice of Life, Comedy, Josei
Aired Apr 5, 2012 to Mar 28, 2013
Source Manga
Score 7.921
Duration 24 min. per ep.

 

Do you love animals, my friend? Well if you replied yes then I have some gifts for you.

 

The next anime lined up in our list is the adorable Shirokuma Cafe. Shirokuma Cafe is a 50 episode TV anime that aired back in 2012.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Higa Aloha.

 

The series talks about the Shirokuma Cafe which is set outside of a zoo. Here, everyone can just sit down and relax for once after a troublesome day.

 

The one who works at this Cafe is Shirokuma, a polar bear along with a penguin and a panda.

 

Together, these three are going to have the fun of their life as they spend every day in this super cute cafe!

 

An anime that talks about the human experience with the metaphor of animals are nothing new.

 

However, Shirokuma Cafe is one of the best ones from the stereotypes.

 

 

7. Kuragehime

 

Kuragehime

 

Entity Detail
Title Kuragehime
Type TV
Studios Brain's Base
Genres Slice of Life, Comedy, Josei
Aired Oct 15, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010
Source Manga
Score 8.131
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list may be recognizable by many of you guys. After all, it is one of the best slice-of-life anime of its time.

 

Kuragehime is an 11 episode TV anime that aired back in 2010. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Higashimura Akiko. Tsukimi Kurashita has always been a girl whose fascination lies within Jellyfishes.

 

However, now that she has grown up, she is more into her dream of becoming an illustrator.

 

And this dream doesn't seem to be fulfilled anytime soon. But things start to change for her when she receives help from a bold female while trying to save a Jellyfish.

 

And this bold lady starts to visit our girl daily. However, she seems to be having a few secrets under her sleeves.

 

For starters, she is not she but he. Yup, this is the entire premise of Kuragehime.

 

And I won't lie, it is one of the best anime you can experience if you want some interesting slice-of-life series.

 

Be sure to check it out.

 

 

6. Hachimitsu to Clover

 

Hachimitsu to Clover

 

Entity Detail
Title Hachimitsu to Clover
Type TV
Studios J.C.Staff
Genres Comedy, Drama, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
Aired Apr 15, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Source Manga
Score 8.051
Duration 23 min. per ep.

 

The next anime on our list is a very popular one. This is the renowned Honey and Clover.

 

Hachimitsu to Clover is a 24 episode TV anime that aired back in 2005. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Umino Chika. The series talks about Yuuta Takemoto who lives in an apartment alongside two more people.

 

My man studies in an art school and hasn't given much thought to his life.

 

However, things start to change when he meets Hagumi Hanamoto and falls for her instantly.

 

Hagumi is an art prodigy who took admission in Yuuta's school. Moreover, she even made Ayumi Yamada her friend.

 

And Ayumi seems to be in love with one of the three flatmates. This anime dives into the greatness of youth, school life, and love.

 

If you want to enjoy some calming anime that will remind you of your good old days then Honey and Clover is the way to go.

 

 

5. Nodame Cantabile

 

Nodame Cantabile

 

Entity Detail
Title Nodame Cantabile
Type TV
Studios J.C.Staff
Genres Music, Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Josei
Aired Jan 12, 2007 to Jun 15, 2007
Source Manga
Score 8.301
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

We are in the Top 5, ladies and gentlemen. This is where the 'Absolute Must Watch' section begins.

 

If you are a Josei anime fan, you just can't bother to ignore any of these anime.

 

And one of them is Nodame Cantabile. Nodame Cantabile is a 23 episode TV anime that aired back in 2007.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Ninomiya Tomoko.

 

The series talks about Shinichi Chiaki, a first-class musician who is looked upon as a prodigy.

 

However, my man hates flying yet wishes to compete against the elites in Europe. Therefore, he is stuck in Japan with hopes in his hands.

 

But a change in his life occurs when he meets a girl who calls herself Nodame.

 

She is nothing special as a person or so Chiaki thought. However, when she is on the piano, her excellence is unreal.

 

Moreover, she has fallen for our boy as well. But things are NOT going to go that smoothly.

 

This anime talks about the journey of our main characters as musicians. And the presentation of this journey will leave you fascinated.

 

 

4. Sakamichi no Apollon

 

Sakamichi no Apollon

 

Entity Detail
Title Sakamichi no Apollon
Type TV
Studios Tezuka Productions, MAPPA
Genres Drama, Josei, Music, Romance, School
Aired Apr 13, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
Source Manga
Score 8.341
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

Do you like music? Do you like school life? Well, if your answers are yes and yes then this anime is a treat for you!

 

Sakamichi no Apollon is a 12 episode TV anime that aired back in 2012. It is an anime adaptation of a manga series.

 

The manga was written and illustrated by Kodama Yuki. The series focuses on the life of Kaoru Nishimi, an expert pianist who frequently changes schools and so, he doesn't have any friends.

 

However, his life changes when he meets Sentarou Kawabuchi, a delinquent who loves jazz music.

 

As they both share the same interest, they try to dive into each other's niches.

 

Together both of them would practice jazz music in a basement and for the first time, Kaoru is enjoying his life.

 

Maybe this life is what he always needed. An incredible anime that dives into friendship, adolescence, and music.

 

With amazing direction and eye-pleasing presentation, this anime has made a place for itself as one of the best offered by the industry.

 

 

3. Usagi Drop

 

Usagi Drop

 

Entity Detail
Title Usagi Drop
Type TV
Studios Production I.G
Genres Slice of Life, Josei
Aired Jul 8, 2011 to Sep 16, 2011
Source Manga
Score 8.411
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

We are in the Top 3, ladies and gentlemen! This is it! The final stretch!

 

And I think that there is no better way to start this stretch other than a wholesome slice-of-life series, right?

 

This is Usagi Drop! Usagi Drop is an 11 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Unita Yumi.

 

The series talks about Daikichi Kawachi who is a 30 years old bachelor living his life from paycheck to paycheck.

 

However, his monotonous life changes when he visits his grandfather's funeral. There, he stumbles across Rin, his grandpa's illegal daughter.

 

And the entire family is disregarding Rin by treating her like trash. Being unable to tolerate their rudeness, Daikichi decides to take her in and promises to nurture her.

 

However, a bachelor with no experience in parenting might not be able to handle this work as effectively as possible.

 

Usagi Drop is an adorable series that talks about parenting and love in a unique way.

 

It is short, sweet, and spectacular! All the 3 S that you need!

 

 

2. Chihayafuru

 

Chihayafuru

 

Entity Detail
Title Chihayafuru
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Genres Drama, Game, Josei, School, Slice of Life, Sports
Aired Oct 5, 2011 to Mar 28, 2012
Source Manga
Score 8.221
Duration 22 min. per ep.

 

For runner-up, we have an anime about sports! Yup, this anime changed the way people look at Josei forever!

 

It is the extraordinary, Chihayafuru! Chihayafuru is a 25 episode TV anime that aired back in 2011.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Suetsugu Yuki.

 

The series talks about the life of Chihaya Ayase, who always lived under her sister's shadow for almost half of her life.

 

However, when she meets Arata Wataya, she gets fascinated with the game of Karuta. Along with her friend, she entered the realm of Karuta with passion in her eyes.

 

Now, years have passed since this incident and she is an extremely good Karuta player now.

 

Looking forward to finding more players like her and creating the strongest group of Karuta players.

 

The greatness of this anime comes from its execution! The premise might not seem something special but the way this simple game was presented and the characters involved with it is the core reason why this anime managed to get the second spot on this list.

 

 

1. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

 

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

 

Entity Detail
Title Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Type TV
Studios Studio Deen
Genres Drama, Historical, Josei
Aired Jan 9, 2016 to Apr 2, 2016
Source Manga
Score 8.591
Duration 26 min. per ep.

 

And finally, the best Josei anime on our list is none other than Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu.

 

A series that will give a completely new eye to look at the world. Let's see what makes it so good.

 

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is a 13 episode TV anime that aired back in 2016.

 

It is an anime adaptation of a manga series. The manga was written and illustrated by Kumota Haruko.

 

The series uses the concept of Rakugo, a Japanese format of comedic storytelling. Yotarou is a former Yakuza member who just came out of prison and now seeks to pursue Rakugo.

 

His inspiration is Yakumo Yuurakutei and so, he approaches his inspiration to be his apprentice.

 

After multiple requests, Yakumo accepts Yotarou. And thus begins the journey of our man trying to learn this art.

 

If an anime can make you fall in love with a dying art form then you know that anime is amazing.

 

With an absolutely gorgeous expression of Rakugo and its execution, this anime will tell you about the depths of any art form and those performing it.

 

Amazing drama presentation and brilliant characters are the shining gems of this show. And that is why Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu is at the top spot on our list.

 

So there you have it, weebs! These were the Top 50 Best Josei Anime. I hope you enjoyed reading this list and at least had one anime added to your watchlist.

 

Thanks a lot for your time and until next time, Sayonara!