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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1189 person(s)
Highlighted by 1246 person(s)

Search Authors for Action (1736 total)
Search Series for Action (7218 total)
Contains content that is suitable only for adults. Titles in this category may include prolonged scenes of intense violence and/or graphic sexual content and nudity.
Filtered by 2198 person(s)
Highlighted by 2361 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (4176 total)
Search Series for Adult (26233 total)
If a character in the story goes on a trip or along that line, your best bet is that it is an adventure manga. Otherwise, it's up to your personal prejudice on this case.
Filtered by 1043 person(s)
Highlighted by 908 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (671 total)
Search Series for Adventure (3544 total)
A dramatic work that is light and often humorous or satirical in tone and that usually contains a happy resolution of the thematic conflict.
Filtered by 1253 person(s)
Highlighted by 1510 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (3210 total)
Search Series for Comedy (17746 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3331 person(s)
Highlighted by 1282 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (3457 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (20004 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 991 person(s)
Highlighted by 673 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (1708 total)
Search Series for Drama (12389 total)
Possibly the line between hentai and non-hentai, ecchi usually refers to fanservice put in to attract a certain group of fans.
Filtered by 2303 person(s)
Highlighted by 2215 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (668 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3274 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1075 person(s)
Highlighted by 1033 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (1363 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (7136 total)
Gender Bender
Girls dressing up as guys, guys dressing up as girls.. Guys turning into girls, girls turning into guys.. I think you get the picture.
Filtered by 1760 person(s)
Highlighted by 1333 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (279 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2211 total)
A series involving one male character and many female characters (usually attracted to the male character). A Reverse Harem is when the genders are reversed.
Filtered by 1257 person(s)
Highlighted by 976 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (273 total)
Search Series for Harem (1705 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 5110 person(s)
Highlighted by 3728 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (3892 total)
Search Series for Hentai (24403 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 995 person(s)
Highlighted by 545 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (574 total)
Search Series for Historical (3049 total)
A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking.
Filtered by 1763 person(s)
Highlighted by 771 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (444 total)
Search Series for Horror (2143 total)
Literally "Woman". Targets women 18-30. Female equivalent to seinen. Unlike shoujo the romance is more realistic and less idealized. The storytelling is more explicit and mature.
Filtered by 2083 person(s)
Highlighted by 1462 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (1605 total)
Search Series for Josei (7675 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4155 person(s)
Highlighted by 1367 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (305 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2781 total)
Martial Arts
As the name suggests, anything martial arts related. Any of several arts of combat or self-defense, such as aikido, karate, judo, or tae kwon do, kendo, fencing, and so on and so forth.
Filtered by 1119 person(s)
Highlighted by 762 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (186 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (980 total)
Contains subject matter which may be too extreme for people under the age of 17. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.
Filtered by 1326 person(s)
Highlighted by 1352 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (327 total)
Search Series for Mature (2642 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1723 person(s)
Highlighted by 518 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (195 total)
Search Series for Mecha (699 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 875 person(s)
Highlighted by 566 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (431 total)
Search Series for Mystery (2419 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 988 person(s)
Highlighted by 681 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (308 total)
Search Series for Psychological (2001 total)
Any love related story. We will define love as between man and woman in this case. Other than that, it is up to your own imagination of what love is.
Filtered by 1436 person(s)
Highlighted by 2229 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (3331 total)
Search Series for Romance (21730 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1106 person(s)
Highlighted by 901 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (1327 total)
Search Series for School Life (9772 total)
Short for science fiction, these works involve twists on technology and other science related phenomena which are contrary or stretches of the modern day scientific world.
Filtered by 1038 person(s)
Highlighted by 629 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (630 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (3115 total)
From Google:
Seinen means "young Man." Manga and anime that specifically targets young adult males around the ages of 18 to 25 are seinen titles. The stories in seinen works appeal to university students and those in the working world. Typically the story lines deal with the issues of adulthood.
Filtered by 1175 person(s)
Highlighted by 1417 person(s)

Search Authors for Seinen (3842 total)
Search Series for Seinen (13089 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4106 person(s)
Highlighted by 1112 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (168 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (1827 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2621 person(s)
Highlighted by 2403 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3210 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (17548 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4197 person(s)
Highlighted by 1469 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (236 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (1750 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1303 person(s)
Highlighted by 1447 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (4190 total)
Search Series for Shounen (9514 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6049 person(s)
Highlighted by 2747 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (863 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (5851 total)
Slice of Life
As the name suggests, this genre represents day-to-day tribulations of one/many character(s). These challenges/events could technically happen in real life and are often -if not all the time- set in the present timeline in a world that mirrors our own.
Filtered by 848 person(s)
Highlighted by 720 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (878 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (6410 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2235 person(s)
Highlighted by 1616 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (275 total)
Search Series for Smut (3327 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1402 person(s)
Highlighted by 603 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (509 total)
Search Series for Sports (2438 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 935 person(s)
Highlighted by 759 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (994 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (6114 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1332 person(s)
Highlighted by 602 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (217 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1650 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 9166 person(s)
Highlighted by 4119 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (2361 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (15726 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5088 person(s)
Highlighted by 2148 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (254 total)
Search Series for Yuri (1835 total)
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