Best Josei - Manga

Here are the list of Josei (older female manga) that deal with mature theme, such as adult relationships, work, and life. Plus they have pretty art. They don't have to be officially classified as Josei though.
Volume one only please.
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3.89 avg rating — 3,307 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 5,244 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 2,555 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 1,040 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 4,312 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 819 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 2,716 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 8,838 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 5,948 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 529 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 2,540 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 2,440 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 1,811 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 2,533 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 312 ratings
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3.53 avg rating — 68 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 303 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 4,540 ratings
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3.30 avg rating — 204 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 1,514 ratings
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3.47 avg rating — 166 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 90 ratings
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28

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4.14 avg rating — 886 ratings
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3.05 avg rating — 144 ratings
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30

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3.71 avg rating — 411 ratings
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31

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3.31 avg rating — 84 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 222 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 19,617 ratings
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3.27 avg rating — 37 ratings
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35

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3.67 avg rating — 295 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 433 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 323 ratings
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3.29 avg rating — 201 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 213 ratings
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40

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3.73 avg rating — 330 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 107 ratings
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43

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4.14 avg rating — 662 ratings
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44

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4.21 avg rating — 70 ratings
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45

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3.66 avg rating — 50 ratings
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2.40 avg rating — 25 ratings
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3.06 avg rating — 48 ratings
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48

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3.79 avg rating — 351 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 173 ratings
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50

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3.67 avg rating — 67 ratings
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51

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3.66 avg rating — 146 ratings
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52

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3.35 avg rating — 66 ratings
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53

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3.65 avg rating — 62 ratings
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3.42 avg rating — 187 ratings
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2.94 avg rating — 49 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 52 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 170 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 559 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 566 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 117 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 2,005 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 326 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 51 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 229 ratings
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3.37 avg rating — 43 ratings
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3.18 avg rating — 60 ratings
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3.30 avg rating — 37 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 528 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 1,798 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 42 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 428 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 948 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 86 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 30 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 112 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 50 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 82 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 33 ratings
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3.12 avg rating — 56 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 449 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 134 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 64 ratings
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3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings
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3.26 avg rating — 74 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 42 ratings
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3.44 avg rating — 16 ratings
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3.51 avg rating — 91 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 16,150 ratings
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3.33 avg rating — 57 ratings
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3.49 avg rating — 140 ratings
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3.35 avg rating — 26 ratings
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2.91 avg rating — 54 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 158 ratings
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3.28 avg rating — 80 ratings
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3.51 avg rating — 102 ratings
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105 books · 413 voters · list created February 26th, 2010 by Nisha (votes) .
Tags: josei, manga, women
173 likes · 
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Nisha 4423 books
292 friends
Nemesis 4233 books
95 friends
Astraea 4145 books
29 friends
new_user 1434 books
187 friends
Jessie 4249 books
132 friends
Ngoc 0 books
0 friends
Karen Murray // 1249 books
43 friends
Amanda 1674 books
142 friends

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message 1: by new_user (new)

new_user BotWG and Deep Love are definitely tops for me.


message 2: by Nisha (new)

Nisha I'm a complete obsessed with Yuki Yoshihara. She's absolutely crazy. I collect BotWG religiously - somehow, I can't read them online. I just don't understand the story. The art is gorgeous though. Habeak, >_<
Object of desire is really good to read. I definitely recommend it.


message 3: by new_user (last edited Apr 04, 2010 09:30PM) (new)

new_user Ahhh, I love Habaek. It's a little harder to understand online, but I love the scanlators nonetheless. LOL. The books are worth it for the art alone though.

Ack, the wrong Deep Love volume is on the list, LOL.


message 4: by Nisha (new)

Nisha add the Deep Love volume that you like then. They are different stories, after all, not really a series.

BotWG is really hard to understand online. It's only marginally better in book form, but very awesome art, nonetheless. But still, I think I would freak if I saw someone like that in real life.


message 5: by new_user (new)

new_user LOL. You're right, of course. I meant that it's hard to track the Deep Love series on GR. Half the titles are untranslated or missing or under another name. >.< Anyway, I stopped whining and added the first book. I just assumed you were ranking the series instead of the individual books. My bad, LOL.

Yeah, the BotWG scanlators' English isn't that great, but I appreciate their efforts anyways. I'd have nothing otherwise. ;_; Must have! And it's pretty impressive at any rate. It's not that easy to translate.

I haven't read the licensed version, but if it's difficult, I can only imagine that some really talented translators are needed-- maybe the original text is a little higher level/archaic Korean? Just guessin'. She's depicting people as art more so than realistically, but I will take artistic depictions over the more "comic" versions I see in a lot of manga any day.


message 6: by Kathy (new)

Kathy a lot of great josei books can't be found on goodreads but I feel they should be included in this list. These books include:
7 seeds
dokuhime
hyakki yakoushou
hapi mari
yume no shizuku, ougon no torikago
kechonpa
real clothes
natsuki rendez-vous
teke teke rendezvous
futago


message 7: by Kristen (new)

Kristen If you like shoujo manga, you should take a look at Shoujo Manga Book Club! It's a group where you can discuss you favorite manga, meet new people, vote in tournaments, play games and more!


message 8: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 13, 2013 07:56AM) (new)

If you enjoy josei manga, you should check out Josei and Seinen Readers. We're a new group and the only group on GR that discusses josei and seinen manga. The group is 18+.


message 9: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Wow, there's a lot of shoujo on this josei list.


message 10: by 2gami (new)

2gami ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) how did i even get into this genre tho


message 11: by Holly (new)

Holly why is there even seinen on here? >__<


message 12: by Shadowjac (new)

Shadowjac Holly wrote: "why is there even seinen on here? >__<"
I just removed all the seinen I saw


message 13: by Tonks (new)

Tonks Maison Ikkoku is definitely seinen.


message 14: by Shadowjac (new)

Shadowjac Tonks wrote: "Maison Ikkoku is definitely seinen."

Removed along with several other seinen, shonen, and shojo


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