Princess Jellyfish aired in Fall 2010. Exactly five years ago. In the years since then, we’ve had exactly SIX full josei* TV anime series: Chihayafuru (2011 & 2013), Bunny Drop (2011), Kids on the Slope (2012), Natsuyuki Rendezvous (2012), Uta Koi (2012), and Polar Bear Cafe (2012-2013). NOTICE THAT NONE OF THOSE AIRED IN 2014 OR 2015. It has been two years since a josei anime last aired (unless someone can correct me).
But the drought has ended - WE HAVE A NEW ONE COMING THIS WINTER 2016: Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū. Be sure to watch it! Spread the word! If you get an official stream, watch the heck out of it! And on a side note, it looks like it could be really interesting; it’s historical and focuses on drama more than romance. And the original manga won some awards - which is probably the only reason they’re willing to adapt it, tbh. But the point is to support it, even if it’s not 100% perfect, because that raises the chance of more josei anime in future!
*For those who don’t know what josei refers to: it’s non-yaoi manga/anime blatantly targeted to adult women. Of course, anyone can enjoy anything, and there are many similar stories targeted to other demographics, etc., etc. But it’s important to support josei anime - anime that sells itself as just for women. It has a reputation of not being very popular and being harder to sell, and when certain demographics and genres don’t sell as well, they tend to make less of them in the future.
And support josei manga in English too. We don’t get much that isn’t primarily romance/smut.
GRYFFINDOR: “I’m not looking for someone else to make me happy! I want to find my own happiness! I don’t want to become a woman who only waits, who needs to be protected!” -Kei Sugita (Ono no Komachi: Chōyaku Hyakunin isshu: Uta Koi)
Omae no koto Anata no koto Eien ni L.o.v.e Maketakunai Ore mo sousa Yuzurenai Ai o… give you
Rashikunē… mune ga dokidoki to Furete mite… kodou hibiite iru Doushiro to Iu no…? ah oshiete Throbbing… Throbbing…! Throbbing…!! hajiketeru senchimentaru
Dakishimete yaru yo Dakishimete ageru Koukai wa Mou sasenai Tsuite oide
Koi wa inazuma! tsuyoku hikaru enajī Hāto ni utau kagayaita messēji ah… Shimetsukerarete setsunai kurai ga ii Nande Nande Nande kokoro ga furueru no ka? Suki da Suki desu Zutto issho ni yume o mitai
Hyakuoku no ginga o anata ni Omae e no rokku o kikasete yaru Mimi moto de Shizuka ni sasayaku Loving… Loving…! Loving…!! tomaranai senchimentaru
Hiasobi no youna Hanpa wa shinai ze Gyutto ima Gutto ima Tsunagaritai
Koi wa jounetsu! kuruwasete ageyou ka? Kanjita koto nai sekai e to goshoutai ah… Kisu wa oazuke jirasu no wa supaisu sa Nido to Nido to Nido to nogasanai kono ai o Sora ni Chikau Kitto nogasanai kono ai wa
Naze ka todokanai Marude shinkirou Nozomu koto Nandatte Kanaeru kara…
Koi wa karakuchi! kanashimi no kurikaeshi Hāto ni shimiru ochite iku nagareboshi ah… Shimetsukerarete setsunasa ga afureteku Nande Nande Nande kokoro ga furueru no ka? Suki da Suki desu Zutto issho ni yume o mitai