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Best Josei Manga

Josei (女性), translated as "woman", is a demographic aimed at women from late teens through adulthood. These titles tend to be more mature, often focusing on realistic situations such as work life or romance. Josei is the counterpart of Seinen, a demographic aimed at older teens and men.

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ごくせん 1 book cover
ごくせん 1
408862503X [Japanese Import]
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A new math teacher finds herself in charge of a rowdy class of delinquent students in a boys' high school. Despite their attempts to sabotage her career, her persistence and aggression gain their respect. Little do they know that she's actually the heiress to one of Tokyo's most powerful yakuza clans.
Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 1 book cover
Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 1
Akiko Higashimura - 2016-03-22
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"Join Tsukimi Kurashita and her fellow girl geeks as they take on Tokyo in this charming manga about the power of enthusiasm. With over 400 pages, this large-size 2-in-1 edition tells the story of Tsukimi's fascination with jellyfish and her journey to navigate the big city among fashionable women. Packed with humor, heart, and insight, Princess Jellyfish is a delightful tale that proves enthusiasm is key to paving the road to the future."
Chihayafuru, Vol. 1 book cover
Chihayafuru, Vol. 1
Yuki Suetsugu - 2008-05-13
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Discover the world of competitive karuta in this captivating tale of adolescent life and emotion. Follow Chihaya, a sixth-grade girl, and Arata, a transfer student with an unexpected talent, as they navigate the complex rules and intense passion of traditional Japanese card games. With incredible natural abilities and the embrace of an all-consuming zeal, Chihayafuru, Vol. 1 will leave you eager for more.
Suppli, Volume 1 book cover
Suppli, Volume 1
Mari Okazaki - 2007-11-01 (first published in 2004)
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A young woman working at a top-notch advertising agency struggles with the demands of her career and her feelings for two of her female colleagues.