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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98 books · 402 voters · list created February 26th, 2010 by Nisha (votes) .
Tags: josei, manga, women
156 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Nisha 4306 books
288 friends
Nemesis 4119 books
95 friends
Astraea 4145 books
29 friends
new_user 1435 books
188 friends
Jessie 4143 books
126 friends
Ngoc 0 books
0 friends
Karen Murray // 1160 books
38 friends
Amanda 1674 books
144 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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