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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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Fresh out of college, Kumiko "Yankumi" Yamaguchi becomes a math teacher at an all-boys high school. Unfortunately for her, she's assigned by the school board as the homeroom teacher for class 3-D, which happens to be the class of delinquent students. When the class attempts to make a living hell out of Yankumi's career, they fail as her persistence...
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Princess Jellyfish, Vol. 1
Akiko Higashimura
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"THE LONG-AWAITED STORY OF FANGIRLS TAKING ON TOKYO! Special large-size 2-in-1 edition of over 400 pages! ""One of the best anime and manga for beginners. Enthusiasm – geeky and otherwise – is power in Princess Jellyfish. Enthusiasm saves the day and paves the road to the future."" – Kotaku ""Princess Jellyfish’s ambition is simple: to tell a delig...
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Chihayafuru, Vol. 1
Yuki Suetsugu - 2017-02-14 (first published in 2008)
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Chihaya is a girl in the sixth grade, still not old enough to even know the meaning of the word zeal. But one day, she meets Arata, a transfer student from rural Fukui prefecture. Though docile and quiet, he has an unexpected skill: his ability to play competitive karuta, a traditional Japanese card game. Chihaya is struck by his obsession with the...
Suppli, Volume 1 book cover
Suppli, Volume 1
Mari Okazaki - 2007-11-13 (first published in 2004)
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Minami Fujii is an employee at a high-powered advertising firm. Shes good at her job but finds herself torn between the pressure and expectations of her career and her attraction to two of her female co-workers....