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Nodame Cantabile

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Josei
  4. Music
  5. Romance
  6. Slice of Life
Nodame Cantabile
Jan 12, 2007 at 1:00am JST

Chiaki Shin'ichi is the top piano student at his university and an excellent violinist, but Chiaki doesn't care about playing these instruments as much as he dreams of someday being a conductor. Chiaki, however, has several deeply rooted fears about traveling, and so finds himself trapped in Japan. Because he's trapped, Chiaki starts to question exactly how far he can possibly go in music, especially when he's passed over again and again for others he thinks are less worthy of musical scholarship and fame.

Recently dumped by his girlfriend for a sausage looking fellow, passed over for a chance to go overseas, removed from his star spot in the piano competition because he walked out on his piano instructor, Chiaki is at his limit. This is when he meets Nodame, or Noda Megumi. Nodame is a free — if filthy — spirit who reminds Chiaki that music can be fun. She reminds him what drew him to be a conductor in the first place and, in learning how to deal with Nodame, Chiaki learns how to deal with others. Chiaki begins to realize what is possible for him, even on the tiny island of Japan.

For Nodame, Chiaki is everything she isn't. Clean, neat, dedicated, studious and inherently arrogant about his accomplishments and capabilities, Chiaki constantly bullies her into being more serious about life. He sees potential in her and her abilities as a pianist that she doesn't care about. Nodame loves Chiaki and wants to be with him, but, because she's not serious about her piano studies nor her personal hygiene, Chiaki denies her affections again and again.

But Chiaki and Nodame complete each other in ways no other can, a musical complement that neither of them can completely escape entirely. Watching them grow as people and musicians, and even as a couple, is an interesting ride.

(Source: AniDB)

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Usagi Drop

  1. Josei
  2. Slice of Life
Usagi Drop
4.5
Jul 8, 2011 at 1:00am JST

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
4.1
Oct 5, 2011 at 12:59am JST

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
4.5
Apr 13, 2012 at 1:10am JST

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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Chihayafuru 2

  1. Drama
  2. Game
  3. Josei
  4. Sports
Chihayafuru 2
Jan 12, 2013 at 1:53am JST

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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Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hankaishin ga Imasu.

  1. Comedy
  2. Josei
  3. School
Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hankaishin ga Imasu.
  • Studio TBD
Airdate TBA

The styory follows Seri Koyuki, a high school student who tries to avoid strange people because he knows he will just end up being the the straight man to their antics. Enter Kabuto Hanadori, Koyuki's classmate who has chuunibyou (second-year middle school syndrome) and claims his eyepatch seals his god of destruction alter ego. Everything about Hanadori exudes the need for a straight man to keep him in check, and sure enough Koyuki is drawn in.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
  3. Josei
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
4.6
Jan 9, 2016 at 2:25am JST

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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Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji.

  1. Ecchi
  2. Josei
  3. Romance
  4. Slice of Life
Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyoki na, Mondaiji.
Short-form
Oct 2, 2017 at 12:00am JST

The two are female teacher and her student… but they are Engaged!?

Nano is a popular teacher who are admired by students.
Only Souji, a male student, gives her trouble.
One day, someone she knows introduced her for an arranged marriage.
Nano is worried at first, but later became frank with the man who she meets and is in a good mood.
Later realized that he is Souji who disguised as someone else!
Even though she rejects the arranged marriage, Souji still comes to pursuit her.
Will Nano, the Serious teacher, be able to reject Souji's love…?

(Source: MAL News)

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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

Second season of Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu.

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Saiyuki Reload Blast

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Drama
  5. Josei
  6. Supernatural
Saiyuki Reload Blast
Jul 5, 2017 at 10:30pm JST

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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Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni...

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

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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Natsuyuki Rendezvous

  1. Drama
  2. Josei
  3. Romance
  4. Supernatural
Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Jul 6, 2012 at 1:35am JST

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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Super Seisyun Brothers

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

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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Shirokuma Cafe

  1. Comedy
  2. Josei
Shirokuma Cafe
Apr 5, 2012 at 5:30pm JST

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)

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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

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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Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan

  1. Comedy
  2. Josei
  3. Slice of Life
EP11:
Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan
Short-form
Oct 6, 2018 at 1:35am JST

Chitose-chan is a penguin who lives in Kyoto. Getting in touch with people and getting fed delicious food as she curiously walks around Kyoto streets is her favourite thing to do. The story features popular places in Kyoto like Kiyomizu Temple, Ginkaku Temple, and Gion from the Penguin's point of view. This is a short story about a penguin that is nostalgic and warm, curing and relieving the heart.

(Source: MAL News)

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Petshop of Horrors

  1. Horror
  2. Josei
  3. Mystery
  4. Supernatural
Petshop of Horrors
March 2, 1999 JST

Count D, a quite interesting pet shop owner from an area called Chinatown, sells rare and hard to come by pets to people longing for something special, but with each sale comes a contract. If the rules of the contract are followed, everything goes fine, but if someone should break the rules of the contract, the pet shop cannot be held responsible for anything unfortunate that might happen. Leon Orcot, a homicide detective, has linked many odd and unexplainable deaths together; they all were customers of Count D's pet shop, and he intends to find out why.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Massugu ni Ikou.

  1. Comedy
  2. Josei
  3. Romance
  4. Slice of Life
Massugu ni Ikou.
August 18, 2003 JST

A talking dog is a beautiful story that you should have dreamt of as a child. But if you have forgotten about it, this is a reminder of that fable story. This is the story of a dog that talks, but ordinary people cannot hear his voice.

The main character, Mametaro, is an adventurous crossbreed dog. He loves his owner, Iku-chan and his girlfriend Hanako-chan very much. However, he just cannot stand Iku-chan's friend, Akiyoshi.
During this story, which will be told from Mametaro's point of view, the warm days of spring are finally here. The school and the riverbank, which is actually just an ordinary neighborhood for people, seems like a mysterious world that extends infinitely to little Mametaro and his friends.

(Source: AniDB)

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Gokusen

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Josei
  4. School
  5. Slice of Life
Gokusen
January 6, 2004 JST

Kumiko "Yankumi" Yamaguchi enters Shirokin Gakuen Private School to become a math teacher. She's assigned as the homeroom teacher for class 2-4, populated by a gang of delinquents. At first, the class tries everything to rattle her cage, but to no avail. In a short period of time, Yankumi gains the respect of the class. But what the school doesn't know is that she's the heir to the Oedo Group, a powerful Yakuza clan. So while Yankumi struggles to excel in her career as a teacher, she must also keep her Yakuza background a secret.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Loveless

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Fantasy
  4. Josei
  5. Mystery
  6. Romance
  7. Shounen Ai
  8. Supernatural
Loveless
Apr 7, 2005 at 2:40am JST

In the world of Loveless, each person is born with cat ears and a tail, which disappear only if that person engages in a sexual intercourse. Because of this, they have come to symbolize virginity and innocence. Additionally, fighting is only done by "fighting pairs" or couples, where one is known as the Sacrifice and the other as the Fighter. The first receives the damage while the latter attacks.

Ritsuka Aoyagi is a 12-year-old boy, who for some unknown reason suffers from amnesia. His brother got killed recently, and as if his life has not been hard enough lately, on his first day at the new school he gets approached by a stranger called Agatsuma Soubi, who claims to have known his late brother. Ritsuka finds out that Agatsuma and his brother used to be a fighting pair, and that Agatsuma has inherited Ritsuga now that his brother is gone. Together, they try to find the truth behind his brother's death and the organization known as the "Seven Moons," which may have been responsible for it. All the while, it seems that Ritsuka and Agatsuma are becoming closer than they intended to be…

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Hachimitsu to Clover

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Josei
  4. Romance
  5. Slice of Life
Hachimitsu to Clover
Apr 15, 2005 at 12:35am JST

Yuuta, Takumi, and Shinobu share a six-tatami room apartment with no bath. The rent is low and it's perfect for poor college students such as themselves. Shinobu is a mysterious, quirky person, who does things on a whim. Takumi is passionate both in work and love, and Yuuta is a simple person with simple dreams and desires. That is, until he meets Hagumi, a petite girl with enormous amount of talent. Hagumi is fondly called Hagu by Shuuji, who serves as Hagu's guardian. Hagu meets Ayumi, nicknamed Ayu, and they become close friends almost instantly. Meanwhile, Ayu falls for one of the boys...

The joys of falling in love, the pain of letting go, discovering one's self, and finding the courage to move on—these are some of the things that the characters in Hachimitsu to Clover experience as they take part in the play staged by fate.

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Paradise Kiss

  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Josei
  4. Romance
  5. Slice of Life
Paradise Kiss
Oct 14, 2005 at 12:35am JST

Third-year high school student Yukari Hayasaka has no time for frivolous things. She needs to study hard and attend cram school so she can do well on her university exams. She doesn't care which university she gets into; she just wants to leave the town she's grown bored of. Too bad her parents have other opinions on the subject.

One day, while Yukari is walking down the street, a guy with multiple piercings and bleached hair flags her down. Suspicious of the stranger, she tries to get away from him but fails and ultimately ends up meeting his friends: a group of third-year fashion design students at a prestigious art school. They want her to be their model for their final project, but Yukari thinks it will only get in the way of her studies. But the more she gets to know them, the more she grows to admire the way they go after their dreams. Will modeling for this eccentric group of would-be fashion designers give Yukari a much-needed push to strive for her own goals? And what about her attraction to the group's leader, George Koizumi? Can a relationship between them work? Watch Paradise Kiss to find out!

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Hachimitsu to Clover II

  1. Drama
  2. Josei
  3. Romance
  4. Slice of Life
Hachimitsu to Clover II
Jun 30, 2006 at 12:45am JST

The sequel and final installment to the highly popular series once again delves into the life stories and love lives of Takemoto Yuuta, Mayama Takumi and Morita Shinobu. The story continues where the first season left off, after Takemoto's self-discovery journey around Japan. Of course, the love triangles and tribulations they face will continue, and eventually decide the paths to their future.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Amatsuki

  1. Action
  2. Demons
  3. Fantasy
  4. Historical
  5. Josei
  6. Supernatural
Amatsuki
Apr 5, 2008 at 2:30am JST

Tokidoki is a Japanese high school student who, when he fails his history class, is sent to a high-tech history museum that virtually recreates the Edo period to do make-up work. However, what was supposed to be a simple school project becomes much more complicated when he's attacked by two supernatural beings known as "the nue" and "the yakou" and loses the vision in his left eye. After he's saved from the nue by a girl named Kuchiha, he realizes that he's no longer wearing the simulation goggles, and is trapped in the virtual Edo.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Nodame Cantabile: Paris-hen

  1. Comedy
  2. Josei
  3. Music
  4. Romance
  5. Slice of Life
Nodame Cantabile: Paris-hen
Oct 10, 2008 at 12:45am JST

Having been given the opportunity to study in Paris, Noda accompanies Chiaki to Europe as he strives to become the accomplished conductor he always dreamt to be.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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07-Ghost

  1. Action
  2. Demons
  3. Fantasy
  4. Josei
  5. Magic
  6. Military
07-Ghost
Apr 7, 2009 at 1:40am JST

Set in a gothic fantasy world, this is the story of Teito Klein, an orphaned slave who became the top military academy student. However, an unexpected turn of events left him pursued by the forces of the Barsburg Empire. Now an escaping convict, Teito's sheltered by the church and its law of sanctuary. Here, he discovered many mysteries surrounding himself, the church, and the Empire itself. The fact that he might be connected to a dethroned king and the mystical stone of god, "The Eye of Mikhael", made him the target of the empire more than ever. Fortunately the church is under the mythical 7 Ghost protection. But who are the Ghosts really. Will Teito be free from the military's clutch, and what of his said mission to uncover the history. And who is the military's Chief-of-Staff Ayanami exactly. Teito's future seems to have spiraled into an unexpectedly perilous path.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Ristorante Paradiso

  1. Drama
  2. Josei
  3. Romance
  4. Slice of Life
Ristorante Paradiso
Apr 9, 2009 at 2:08am JST

When Nicoletta was a little girl, her mother, Olga, abandoned her and ran off to Rome to remarry. Now, 15 years later and a young woman, she travels to Rome with the intention of ruining her mother's life. She tracks Olga down to a restaurant called Casetta dell'Orso, but the second Nicoletta steps through its door, everything changes. It's a peculiar place staffed entirely by mature gentlemen wearing spectacles, and like their clientele, she is helpless against their wise smiles and warm voices. Before Nicoletta realizes it, her plans for vengeance start to fade, and she's swept up in the sweet romance of everyday Italian life.

(Source: Right Stuf)

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Nodame Cantabile Finale

  1. Comedy
  2. Josei
  3. Music
  4. Romance
Nodame Cantabile Finale
Jan 15, 2010 at 12:45am JST

The series continues the relationship between two aspiring classical musicians, Megumi "Nodame" Noda and Shinichi Chiaki, as students and after graduation.

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Hakuouki

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Historical
  4. Josei
  5. Samurai
  6. Supernatural
Hakuouki
Apr 4, 2010 at 12:30am JST

Chizuru Yukimura has come to Kyoto looking for her father, a doctor who has gone missing. While there, she witnesses a fight between an Oni and the Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody, the Shinsengumi debates on what to do with Chizuru, when they discover that she is the daughter of the doctor for whom they are also looking. The Shinsengumi then take Chizuru along on their search after the missing doctor, from adventure to adventure.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Hakuouki Hekketsuroku

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Historical
  4. Josei
  5. Samurai
  6. Supernatural
Hakuouki Hekketsuroku
Oct 4, 2010 at 9:30am JST

After a resounding defeat and the loss of some comrades Chizuru Yukimura and the Shinsengumi head to Ezo to fight the new government's army. However, all does not go well.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Kuragehime

  1. Comedy
  2. Josei
  3. Slice of Life
Kuragehime
Oct 15, 2010 at 12:45am JST

Amamizukan is an apartment complex where no boys are allowed. Tsukimi, a girl who adores jellyfish, lives there happily with her friends who all have nerdy obsessions of their own. Their peaceful lives gradually start to change when a beautiful woman helps Tsukimi out of a pinch. She stays overnight at the apartments—but it turns out "she" is really a "he".

(Source: Anime News Network)