Top 10 New Josei Anime to Watch


It's a cliché that every child has potential, and movies and anime about teachers trying to bring out the potential in their students is a beloved trope.

Only Yesterday

Studio Ghibli, the famed producers of My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's delivery service, and Princess Mononoke may specialize in children's cute, whimsical movies.

Petshop of Horrors

While Josie can be arranged and discussed as a genre, it is a genre like anything else, as this anime proves.

Ristorante Paradiso

The first thing that sets Ristorante Paradiso apart is its setting: unlike most anime, which take place in Japan or in a different world entirely, the series is set in Italy.


Although a brief series of only 11 episodes, the No. 6 packs in everything one could ask for in a good Josie.

Michiko To Hatchin

Can anime be cute about a runaway criminal? Thanks to Michiko to Hatchin, the audience knows the answer is a resounding "yes."

Princess Jellyfish

Five socially awkward teens grow up to be five socially awkward adults, leaning on the unbreakable bonds of their friendship to make it through a world that doesn't appreciate who they are.

Honey And Clover

Living in cramped quarters with people very different from you may not be a joy, but at least it's an experience that fosters personal growth and plenty of comedy.

Yuri!!! On Ice

Another stellar josei from Lupine the Third director Sayo Yamamoto, Yuri!!! On ice, of all things, competitive ice skating is.

Fruits Basket

The critical and commercial smash-hit Fruits Basket is about high schooler Tohru Honda and the relationship he develops with the Souma family.

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