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Josei Manga for Beginners

Manga
bysurprisedspace
Feb 10 2023, 9:16 AM | Updated Feb 9, 2:57 PM
Here are all the josei manga I think one should read in order to cover all bases. I organized this list by general theme, with publishing series at the bottom.

We start off with the classic slice of life and coming of age stories, then to a couple of autobiographical manga, then to the dark and realistic drama stories, then to action and horror stories, then to mystery stories, then to the rom-coms, then to the more light-hearted slice of life stories, and lastly to the important ongoing series.

I'm currently using this list too, despite me being the one who created it!
Paradise Kiss
Manga, 1999
8.29
52,148
Chihayafuru
Manga, 2007
8.57
46,021
Nodame Cantabile
Manga, 2001
8.41
27,270
Sakamichi no Apollon
Manga, 2007
8.53
30,013
Kuragehime
Manga, 2008
8.25
41,675
Hachimitsu to Clover
Manga, 2000
8.30
23,594
Kimi wa Pet
Manga, 2000
7.96
21,973
Otona ni Nattemo
Manga, 2019
7.13
3,849
Kakukaku Shikajika
Manga, 2011
8.52
26,889
Haru no Noroi
Manga, 2015
7.61
13,351
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Manga, 2010
8.33
8,936
Helter Skelter
Manga, 1995
7.44
18,788
My Broken Mariko
Manga, 2019
7.70
30,943
Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku wo Kite
Manga, 1997
7.03
8,154
Pink
Manga, 1989
7.66
7,378
River's Edge
Manga, 1993
7.33
6,400
Guzu na Onna bakari ja Nai ze
Manga, 1996
6.07
926
Love Vibes
Manga, 1996
6.33
1,873
Pietà
Manga, 1998
7.45
5,895
Kakeochi Girl
Manga, 2018
8.02
10,199
Given
Manga, 2013
8.52
61,588
Gozen 3-ji no Muhouchitai
Manga, 2008
7.25
6,918
Tokyo Tarareba Musume
Manga, 2014
7.49
5,974
Private Actress
Manga, 1991
7.68
1,427
Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Manga, 2009
7.38
5,312
Perfect World
Manga, 2014
7.57
21,431
Papa Told Me
Manga, 1987
7.49
1,479
Petshop of Horrors
Manga, 1995
8.27
32,683
Karneval
Manga, 2007
7.96
35,320
Koroshi Ai
Manga, 2015
7.56
18,153
07-Ghost
Manga, 2005
7.91
33,681
Mitarai-ke, Enjou suru
Manga, 2017
7.57
3,726
Watashitachi wa Douka shiteiru
Manga, 2016
7.37
4,940
Midnight Secretary
Manga, 2006
7.56
21,371
Hapi Mari: Happy Marriage!?
Manga, 2009
7.79
34,888
Majo no Biyaku
Manga, 2011
7.23
4,328
Koi wa Tsuzuku yo Dokomademo
Manga, 2016
7.24
5,679
Happy Mania
Manga, 1996
6.84
1,403
Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
Manga, 2015
8.36
133,979
Ashita no Ousama
Manga, 1996
8.06
4,196
Gokusen
Manga, 1999
8.06
17,332
Shirokuma Café
Manga, 2006
7.32
2,507
Mystery to Iu nakare
Manga, 2017
8.23
8,375
Hirano to Kagiura
Manga, 2019
8.42
9,408
Yume no Shizuku, Kin no Torikago
Manga, 2010
7.56
2,216
Hoshifuru Oukoku no Nina
Manga, 2019
7.59
2,753
Namidaame to Serenade
Manga, 2014
7.82
4,534
Bokura no Kiseki
Manga, 2007
7.91
14,543

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