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Usagi Drop

  1. Josei
  2. Slice of Life
Usagi Drop
Jul 8, 2011 at 1:00am JST
11 eps × 22 min
Manga

While attending his grandfather's funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is surprised to discover that his grandfather had an illegitimate child with an unknown mother! The rest of his family, fearing the obligation and embarrassment, want nothing to do with the silent little girl, Rin. Sensing her imminent abandonment and outraged by his complacent family members, Daikichi decides to adopt her himself! ...yet he may have underestimated the difficulty of balancing his work, family, and love life with his role as her guardian.

(Source: MyAnimeList)

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Chihayafuru

  1. Drama
  2. Game
  3. Josei
  4. Sports
Chihayafuru
Oct 5, 2011 at 12:59am JST
25 eps × 22 min
Manga

Chihaya is a lighthearted tomboy, who's not especially good at anything in particular. Her dream has always been for her sister (an aspiring model) to become the number one beauty of Japan, or perhaps of the world. But then one day she meets someone who tells her that a dream is something that should concern only herself—and something she has to work hard for as well.

At the same time, Chihaya discovers a passion for the old Japanese game hyakunin isshu, also called "karuta".

(Source: MyAnimeList)

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Sakamichi no Apollon

  1. Drama
  2. Josei
  3. Music
  4. Romance
  5. School
Sakamichi no Apollon
Apr 13, 2012 at 1:10am JST
12 eps × 22 min
Manga

The beginning of summer, 1966.

Because of his father's job situation, freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Kyushu to live with relatives. Until then, Kaoru was an honor roll student who tended to keep to himself, but meeting notorious bad boy Sentaro Kawabuchi starts to change him. Through his devil-may-care classmate, Kaoru learns the attractions of jazz and finds the first person he can call a "friend". He also discovers how much fun it is to play music with a pal.

Other characters include Sentaro's kind childhood chum, Ritsuko, who is the daughter of a record shop owner; the mysterious upperclassman, Yurika; and Brother Jun, the much-admired leader among their peers. Set against the backdrop of a seaside town with a scent of American culture, this series is a drama about young people coming into their own, crossing each other's paths, and finding friendship, love, and music!

(Source: official Website)

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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
  3. Josei
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Jan 9, 2016 at 2:25am JST
13 eps × 24 min
Manga

When a certain man is released from prison, he knows exactly where he's heading first. After falling in love with a traditional comic storyteller's rendition of the story called "Shinigami," he is determined to become his apprentice. The performer, Yakumo, has never taken an apprentice before, but to everyone's surprise, he accepts the eager ex-prisoner, nicknaming him "Yotaro."

As Yotaro happily begins his new life, he meets others in Yakumo's life, including Yakumo's ward Konatsu. Konatsu was the daughter of a famous storyteller, and Yakumo took her in after her father's tragic death. Konatsu loved her father's storytelling, and would love to become a performer in her own right--but that path is not available for women.

(Source: manga synopsis via MangaHelpers)

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Chihayafuru 2

  1. Drama
  2. Game
  3. Josei
  4. Sports
Chihayafuru 2
Jan 12, 2013 at 1:53am JST
25 eps × 22 min
Manga

Now in their second year of high school, Chihaya and her friends share all the fun and worries that come with welcoming underclassmen to the team as they face tough rival schools. The passion of the Mizusawa Karuta Club burns hotter than ever, but with the same refreshing, youthful mood carrying over from the first season.

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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Saiyuki Reload Blast

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Drama
  5. Josei
  6. Supernatural
Saiyuki Reload Blast
EP1:
Jul 5, 2017 at 10:30pm JST
12 eps × ? min
Manga

At last, the Sanzou Party has arrived in India. In this foreign land, where the anomaly's influence runs rampant, their battles only heighten in their violence.

And also awaiting them is their tragic fate from 500 years ago—

What will they find at the end of their long and treacherous journey?

(Source: manga synopsis via MyAnimeList)

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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
  3. Josei
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen
Jan 7, 2017 at 2:25am JST
12 eps × 24 min
Manga

Second season of Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu.

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Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni...

  1. Drama
  2. Josei
  3. Romance
Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni...
Apr 3, 2017 at 1:00am JST
12 eps × 5 min
Manga
Short-form

The story begins when a woman reunites with her first love at a class reunion. She discovers that Kujou has taken over his family's temple as a priest. The woman thought that priests did not have romantic relationships, but a passion ignites between the two. She wonders if what she and the priest do is really right.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Super Seisyun Brothers

  1. Comedy
  2. Josei
  3. Slice of Life
Super Seisyun Brothers
Sep 14, 2013 at 1:53am JST
14 eps × 5 min
Manga
Short-form

The story involves two pairs of teenage elder sister and younger brother, Niimoto's who are a bit of narcissist and Saitou's who look a bit mysterious, and their everyday life in school and at home.

(Source: MyAnimeList)

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Natsuyuki Rendezvous

  1. Drama
  2. Josei
  3. Romance
  4. Supernatural
Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Jul 6, 2012 at 1:35am JST
11 eps × 24 min
Manga

Hazuki may be near-sighted, but he knows true beauty when he sees it and the delicate form of flower shop owner Rokka draws him in like a bee to honey. So, hoping to cultivate a relationship between them, Hazuki takes a part time job at her shop, only to discover two huge thorns preventing the nurturing of any romance. The first, the fact that Rokka is still grieving for her late husband Shimao, would be enough to snip most men's ardor short, but it's the second that really threatens to make Hazuki's forlorn hopes wilt. Because while Shimao is most definitely deceased, he hasn't yet departed and his spirit is still living in Rokka's apartment! Except only Hazuki can see him, which leads to a very strange romantic triangle indeed. Are Hazuki's chances with Rokka as dead as the man who still lives in her house? Or can he somehow make love blossom even though there's an interloper pushing up the daisies between them?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.

  1. Historical
  2. Josei
  3. Romance
Chouyaku Hyakuninisshu: Uta Koi.
Jul 3, 2012 at 1:30am JST
13 eps × 24 min
Manga

Uta Koi tells the "super-liberal interpretation" of the Hyakuninisshu anthology compiled during Japan's Heian period of 100 romantic poems from 100 different poets such as The Tale of Genji's Murasaki Shikibu.

(Source: MyAnimeList)

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Shirokuma Cafe

  1. Comedy
  2. Josei
Shirokuma Cafe
Apr 5, 2012 at 5:30pm JST
50 eps × 24 min
Manga

Shirokuma Cafe revolves around a Canadian white bear that quits his boring job and starts a cafeteria near a zoo. He loves telling tall tales and always brags about himself. According to him, he was picked up by a human couple who owns a diner while he was drifting around on an iceberg.

Though he has lost all contact with his Canadian family, he has discovered a new home in serving the diners' clientele, thanks to the kind couple. His café is an embodiment of his personality. The place is always packed with many regulars, animals and humans, who are drawn by his charismatic magnetism.

(Source: Crunchyroll)