The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

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List of the best josei anime/manga series of all time, actively changed by your votes. Since there is often confusion about its definition, lets just say that josei is manga and anime targeted towards woman who are in their adult years (if you're looking for shoujo titles for younger girls we have a  list of that too). Some of titles featured here are smut josei, while others are more romantic or slice of life. Either way the josei demographic is basically women 18 and older, but these shows are enjoyable no matter who you are. Vote on this josei anime list for what you believe to be the top shows, and downvote titles you've watched or read that didn't appeal to you as much. 

We've noted below if any of the series are manga only with no anime adaptation. These include Tramps Like Us, Red River, and a few others. This list of josei anime/manga is a great starting point, but please help us build up the list by adding your favorite titles! 
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    Nana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Nana

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    Princess Jellyfish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Princess Jellyfish

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    Paradise Kiss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Paradise Kiss

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    Chihayafuru is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Chihayafuru

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    Nodame Cantabile is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Nodame Cantabile

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    Kids on the Slope is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Kids on the Slope

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    Honey and Clover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Honey and Clover

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    Eden of the East is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Eden of the East

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    Bunny Drop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Bunny Drop

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    Boys Over Flowers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Boys Over Flowers

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    Anohana: The Flower We Saw Tha... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series
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    Natsuyuki Rendezvous is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Natsuyuki Rendezvous

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    Tramps Like Us is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

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    Gokusen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

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    Gokusen

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    Mars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Mars Manga Only

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    Red River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Red River Manga Only

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    Genji Monogatari Sennenki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Genji Monogatari Sennenki

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    Ristorante Paradiso is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Ristorante Paradiso

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    Diamond Dust Drops is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

    Diamond Dust Drops

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    Hotarubi No Mori E is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

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    Happy Mania is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Josei Anime/Manga Series

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    Happy Mania

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