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Action
A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1347 person(s)
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Adult
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.
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Adventure
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 1180 person(s)
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Comedy
A dramatic work that is light and often humorous or satirical in tone and that usually contains a happy resolution of the thematic conflict.
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Doujinshi
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
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Drama
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1101 person(s)
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Ecchi
Possibly the line between hentai and non-hentai, ecchi usually refers to fanservice put in to attract a certain group of fans.
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Fantasy
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
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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 1953 person(s)
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Harem
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.
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Hentai
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
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Historical
Having to do with old or ancient times.
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Horror
A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking.
Filtered by 1921 person(s)
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Josei
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 2266 person(s)
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Lolicon
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4579 person(s)
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Search Series for Lolicon (2937 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 1254 person(s)
Highlighted by 832 person(s)

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Mature
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 1467 person(s)
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Mecha
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1915 person(s)
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Mystery
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
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Psychological
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
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Search Series for Psychological (2381 total)
 
Romance
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.
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School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1233 person(s)
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Sci-fi
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 1140 person(s)
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Seinen
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.
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Shotacon
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4540 person(s)
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Shoujo
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2872 person(s)
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Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4606 person(s)
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Shounen
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1421 person(s)
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Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6619 person(s)
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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 963 person(s)
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Smut
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
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Sports
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1542 person(s)
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Supernatural
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 1051 person(s)
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Tragedy
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1471 person(s)
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Search Series for Tragedy (1905 total)
 
Yaoi
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 10068 person(s)
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Yuri
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5596 person(s)
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Search Authors for Yuri (428 total)
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