Josei manga – Wikipedia

Manga aimed at girls and women in their late teens on into adulthood
“ Josei ” redirects hera. For early uses, see Josei ( disambiguation ) Josei manga ( 女性漫画, light. “ women ‘s comics ”, pronounced [ dʑoseː ] ) are japanese comics catered specifically to women ‘s interests, and marketed towards older adolescent girls and pornographic women demographics who are able to read kanji without the help of furigana. Subgenres of josei manga include “ ladies ‘ comics ” ( レディースコミックス, redīsu komikkusu ) or “ lady-comi ” ( レディコミ, redikomi ). [ 1 ] Readers can range in long time from 18 to 45. [ 2 ] Unlike shōjo manga, which is aimed at young adolescent girls, josei manga much portray realistic chat up, as opposed to the largely idealized chat up of shōjo manga. They tend to be both more sexually explicit and contain more ripen storytelling than shōjo manga, although this is not always the lawsuit either.

Some of the most popular josei manga have featured female protagonists and/or largely female chief cast, [ 3 ] and the female characters are much quite compassionate toward other women. Although some josei manga can contain plots and characters influenced by shōjo manga, others tell action-packed stories and lack the romantic and slice of life elements associated with shōjo. [ 4 ] The western border on to josei has all but ignored some of its more recent trends, such as an increase in shōnen -influenced series. Although there are housewife-, family-, and young mother-themed josei manga published in Japan, very few josei series are licensed for western publication. [ 5 ] Anthony Gramuglia, a commentator for CBR, argued that josei is the most underserved demographic of zanzibar copal and manga, stating that since they are “ targeted at mature women, ” they are much overlooked by those in “ mainstream zanzibar copal fandom, ” and pointed to successful titles within the genre, like Paradise Kiss, Princess Jellyfish, Usagi Drop, Eden of the East, Chihayafuru, and My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness, along with zanzibar copal like Aggretsuko. [ 6 ]

history [edit ]

Josei manga ( then called “ ladies ‘ comics ” or “ lady-comi ” ) began to appear in the 1980s, during a boom time period in manga, when the women who grew up reading shōjo manga in the 1950s and ’60s wanted to read works aimed at adult women. [ 7 ] The first ladies ‘ comics magazine, Be Love, was printed in 1980. There were alone two ladies ‘ comics magazines being published in Japan by the end of 1980 ; however, there were over fifty by the goal of 1989. [ 8 ] early on ladies ‘ comics were dislodge of sexual contented, and the comics became more and more sexually extreme point until the early 1990s. [ 2 ] Manga branded as ladies ‘ comics have acquired a reputation for being low-brow, and “ dirty ”, and the terminus josei was created to move away from that image. [ 9 ]

Josei magazines in Japan [edit ]

In a rigid sense, the term “ josei manga ” refers to a manga serialized in a josei manga magazine. The list below contains past and current japanese josei manga magazines, grouped according to their publishers. such magazines can appear on a kind of schedules, including monthly ( You ), bi-monthly ( Melody ), and quarterly.

  • Chocolove (TL)
  • Vanillove (TL)
  • Kurofune
  • Comic Yuri Hime (GL)
  • Magazine Be × Boy (BL)
  • BE BOY GOLD (BL)
  • B-boy Cube (BL, web magazine)
  • B-boy Cube Bessatsu (BL, web magazine)
  • B-boy Omegaverse phase2 (BL, web magazine)
  • You
    • Office YOU
    • Young YOU
  • Cocohana (originally published as Chorus)
  • BLink (BL)
  • Kiss
    • Hatsu Kiss
  • Be Love
  • Dessert (also publishes shōjo manga)
  • Ane Friend (web magazine)
  • Comic tint (web magazine)
  • Honey Milk (web magazine)
  • Petit Comic
    • Petit Comic Zōkan
    • Anekei Petit Comic
  • Flowers
    • Zōkan Flowers
  • Judy (defunct)
  • Melody
  • Silky
    • Love Silky (web magazine)
    • Love Silky Zōkan (web magazine)
  • Ane LaLa (web magazine)
  • Hanamaru (BL)
  • Monthly Comic Zero Sum
  • Zero Sum Ward
  • Mystery Sara (formerly Sakura Mystery)
  • Mystery Blanc
  • Harlequin (adapts Harlequin Enterprises novels to manga, 2009-)
    • Bessatsu Harlequin (2009-)
    • Zōkan Harlequin (2010-)
  • Harlequin Original
  • Otome Dolce (2017-)
  • Elegance Eve (1984-)
    • Ren’ai Love MAX (1999-)
    • Ren’ai Cherry Pink (2006-)
  • For Mrs. (1986-)
    • One Coin For Mrs. (releases in odd months)
    • For Mrs. Special
  • JOUR: Suteki na Shufutachi (1985-, formerly Jour)
    • Mystery Jour Special (1986-)
  • Jour Sister (web magazine)
  • Doku Ringo Comic (web magazine)
  • Ren’ai Hakusho Pastel (1985-)
  • Harmony Romance
    • Harmony Romance Zōkan
    • Harmony Romance DX
    • Harmony Rose
    • Harmony Prince
  • Young Love Comic aya (2004-)
    • Ane aya (2015-)
    • Le Noel (2017-)

Mediax [edit ]

  • Sakura: Ai no Monogatari (1989-2007)
  • 15 no Aijou Monogatari (2003-2007)
  • 15 no Aijou Monogatari Special
    • Nazotoki Mystery
    • Manatsu no Kaidan
  • Sakura Mystery Deluxe (2007-)
    • Bessatsu Sakura Mystery Deluxe
  • 50dai kara no Watashitachi

Bunkasha [edit ]

  • Kyoufu no Kairaku (1995-)
  • Manga Grim Douwa (2005-)
    • Onna no Fukou Jinsei (2011-)
  • Hontou ni Kowai Douwa (2000-)
    • Gokinjou no Kowai Uwasa (2003-)
  • Harabanjou no Onnatachi (2001-)
  • Katei Mystery (2001-)
  • Hontou ni Nakeru Hanashi (2001-)
  • Hontou ni Atta Onna no Jinsei Drama (2003-)
  • Hontou ni Atta Shufu no Taiken (2004-)
  • Mutenki Ren’ai S*girl (2004-)
  • Anata ga Taiken Shita Kowai Hanashi
  • Mangaka no Mystery ga Omoshiroi!
  • Kindan Lovers (web magazine)
    • Kindan Lovers Romantica (web magazine)
  • Mitsukoi Tiara (web magazine)
  • Mitsukoi Tiara Mania (web magazine)
  • Story na Onnatachi (web magazine)
  • Mutenki Ren’ai S*girl Anette (web magazine)

Kasakura Publishing [edit ]

  • Zettai Ren’ai Sweet (2001-)
  • Bessatsu Katei Suspense
  • Ren’ai Paradise
  • Nemuki+
  • HONKOWA
  • Neko Punch
  • B’S LOG COMIC (web magazine)
  • Ciel (web magazine, BL)
  • Emerald (BL)

Shusuisha [edit ]

  • Love Proclamation Pinky (

    恋愛宣言PINKY

    , Ren’ai sengen pinkī ) (2010-)[10]

  • Mobile Ren’ai Sengen (web magazine)
  • petit Rose (with Daitosha)
  • Romance Unico (web magazine)

NTT Solmare [edit ]

  • Koisuru Soiree (web magazine)

Circulations [edit ]

The reported average circulations for some of the top-selling josei manga magazines in 2007 are as follows :

Magazine title Reported circulation
You 194,791
Be Love 194,333
Kiss 167,600
Cocohana 162,916
Elegance Eve 150,000
For Mrs. 150,000
Romance White Paper Pastel 150,000
Dessert 149,333
The Dessert 141,664
Office You 117,916

For comparison, below are the circulations for the top-selling magazines in other categories in 2007 :
( generator for all circulation figures : Japan Magazine Publishers Association [ 11 ] )

See besides [edit ]

References [edit ]

far read [edit ]

  • Fusami Ogi, 2003: “Female Subjectivity and Shoujo (Girls) Manga (Japanese Comics): Shoujo in Ladies’ Comics and Young Ladies’ Comics”. The Journal of Popular Culture, Volume 36, Issue 4, pages 780–803. doi:10.1111/1540-5931.00045.
  • Gretchen Jones, 2003: “’Ladies’ Comics’: Japan’s Not-So-Underground Market in Pornography for Women”, US-Japan Women’s Journal English Supplement, Volume 22, pages 3–30.
  • Deborah Shamoon, “Office Sluts and Rebel Flowers: The Pleasures of Japanese Pornographic Comics for Women”, in: Porn Studies, ed. Linda Williams, 2004.
  • Gretchen Jones, “Bad Girls Like to Watch: Writing and Reading Ladies’ Comics”, in: Bad Girls of Japan, ed. Laura Miller and Jan Bardsley, 2005.
  • Jonathan Clements, “Living Happily Never After in Women’s Manga”, in Manga & Philosophy, ed. Josef Steiff and Adam Barkman, 2010.
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