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***** GUYS, THIS IS IMPORTANT *****

***LISTEN****

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! 

UPDATE since people are still reblogging this: You can watch it all now legally on Crunchyroll (not sure what regions are served, but it has English, Spanish, and Portuguese subs).  There is also a season 2 coming in winter 2017!

UPDATE 2!!!! The manga will be published in English starting in May 2017!  Look for it under the title “Descending Stories” by Haruko Kumoto


*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.