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mnmike 
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I've only seen two: Usagi Drop (which I loved), and Natsuyuki Rendesvouz (which I really wanted to love, except that I couldn't stand one of the characters).

That being said, I don't really miss not seeing more josei manga. I can think of a number of particular shoujo, shounen, and seinen manga that I loved which haven't been animated. Josei? Not really. Even the best josei manga I've read (that hasn't already been animated) is either "good but not very memorable" (Kitchen Palette, Oishii Kankei) or is a one-shot (Handmade no Ouji-sama). Then again, I don't read a lot of yuri or yaoi, so perhaps that's coloring my opinion.
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I think that josei manga are more likely to get live-action adaptations instead, because the intended demographic might not be into anime as much anymore? It also seems more feasible to turn those kind of stories into live-action series than, say, your regular shounen manga.

(NANA is a shoujo by the way, just saying 〜( ̄▽ ̄〜) )
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First time I hear Kids on the Slope is Josei

Well, guess I know what my favorite Josei anime is now.
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ailly wrote:

I think that josei manga are more likely to get live-action adaptations instead, because the intended demographic might not be into anime as much anymore? It also seems more feasible to turn those kind of stories into live-action series than, say, your regular shounen manga.

(NANA is a shoujo by the way, just saying 〜( ̄▽ ̄〜) )


NANA was actually in a josei anthology in Japan. Though Cookie's demographic is really more 18-25 year olds, so it's kind of an edge case. It was marketed as shoujo outside of Japan because josei isn't a very well known term elsewhere.
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Dropplet wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:

the only Josei i've seen are:
Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Usagi Drop and Chihayafuru. I really liked the latter one. Usagi Drop was pretty fun too ^~^


I really loved Usagi Drop. It was the type of "Slice of Life" I really like. It made me cry more than a dozen times.




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One of the main reason I stopped watching anime was because so much of it was shounen or shoujo and josie was left behind if you want Josie I'd go with manga there are plenty out there.
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Princess Jellyfish and Nodame Cantabile are my personal favorites.
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Chihayafuru
Chihayafuru 2
Honey and Clover
Honey and Clover 2
Kids on the Slope
Princess Jellyfish
shirokuma cafe
usagi drop
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Princess jelly fish why no season 2?
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what?
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'm trying to stay away from demographic descriptions and move more toward genre descriptions, but that's just a personal thing.

Shows I've Seen
Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Princess Jellyfish
Nana
Chihayafuru
Nodame Cantabile
Love Stage (?)
Usagi Drop (?)

I'm not sure, but apparently Love Stage and Usagi Drop are josei? I would have assumed shoujo and seinen respectively, but w/e

I can't really pick favorites - all of them are favorites of mine, actually.

I would absolutely love to see more josei, as it tends to be a demographic category with shows that I really like (again, trying to move away from demographic categories, but still). Shame there isn't that much out there.
mnmike 
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seekerperson7 wrote:

I'm not sure, but apparently Love Stage and Usagi Drop are josei? I would have assumed shoujo and seinen respectively, but w/e


Yeah, I was very surprised when I found out that Usagi Drop was josei as well. On the other hand, I would have sword that Otome Youkai Zakuro was a josei--not to mention about half the CLAMP catalogue--but they are all seinen.

Out of curiosity, though, what specific josei manga do people want to see animated? Or to put it another way, what josei manga (that hasn't been made into anime yet) should I be reading?

In general I like romances and slice-of-life, especially romantic comedies, although drama too as long as the characters are likable and the melodrama isn't too heavy handed. And I'm not a big fan of action sequences, unless they are especially funny or particularly well drawn. So I would have thought that there would be a lot of josei out there I would like, and yet I've struggled to find much at all.
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Nana and Nodame Cantibile FTW.

I really liked Princess Jellyfish too, it would have been nice if they had made a second season. There were to many things left hanging for me to be satisfied with the ending.
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