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Josei

Josei is a class of novel that focuses on female empowerment and romance. The term “Josei” comes from the Japanese word- Josei sumi meaning women’s or wifely stories -it was used to describe any comic book published by Tokuma Shoten Publishing Company Ltd starting in 1933 categorized into three categories based off content: pure love (uro), family life (“yaoi”), fiction aimed at adults only including crime comics until 1976 when it became known as josei be unless otherwise specified such amine which tends more towards erotica rather than sexual fantasies about other people