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I already read the original language, so no worries
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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1205 person(s)
Highlighted by 1268 person(s)

Search Authors for Action (1808 total)
Search Series for Action (7648 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 2221 person(s)
Highlighted by 2400 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (4288 total)
Search Series for Adult (26945 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 1058 person(s)
Highlighted by 931 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (694 total)
Search Series for Adventure (3714 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 1269 person(s)
Highlighted by 1522 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (3461 total)
Search Series for Comedy (18751 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3359 person(s)
Highlighted by 1294 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (3919 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (21327 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 998 person(s)
Highlighted by 679 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (1897 total)
Search Series for Drama (13273 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 2323 person(s)
Highlighted by 2241 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (672 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3272 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1090 person(s)
Highlighted by 1048 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (1438 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (7487 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 1793 person(s)
Highlighted by 1360 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (275 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2371 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 1279 person(s)
Highlighted by 993 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (288 total)
Search Series for Harem (1861 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 5160 person(s)
Highlighted by 3789 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (3945 total)
Search Series for Hentai (24833 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 1003 person(s)
Highlighted by 552 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (606 total)
Search Series for Historical (3248 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 1776 person(s)
Highlighted by 790 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (466 total)
Search Series for Horror (2208 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 2116 person(s)
Highlighted by 1483 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (1621 total)
Search Series for Josei (7910 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4220 person(s)
Highlighted by 1396 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (313 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2820 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 1135 person(s)
Highlighted by 779 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (181 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (1015 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 1333 person(s)
Highlighted by 1368 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (310 total)
Search Series for Mature (2724 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1749 person(s)
Highlighted by 528 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (187 total)
Search Series for Mecha (733 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 883 person(s)
Highlighted by 577 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (456 total)
Search Series for Mystery (2559 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 998 person(s)
Highlighted by 695 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (303 total)
Search Series for Psychological (2031 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 1452 person(s)
Highlighted by 2258 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (3438 total)
Search Series for Romance (22640 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1117 person(s)
Highlighted by 906 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (1446 total)
Search Series for School Life (10464 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 1049 person(s)
Highlighted by 641 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (648 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (3317 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 1186 person(s)
Highlighted by 1435 person(s)

Search Authors for Seinen (3925 total)
Search Series for Seinen (13532 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4174 person(s)
Highlighted by 1127 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (176 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (1888 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2651 person(s)
Highlighted by 2432 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3268 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (17735 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4251 person(s)
Highlighted by 1497 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (260 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (1835 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1318 person(s)
Highlighted by 1460 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (4396 total)
Search Series for Shounen (9896 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6145 person(s)
Highlighted by 2788 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (1023 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (6330 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 858 person(s)
Highlighted by 727 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (936 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (6761 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2249 person(s)
Highlighted by 1643 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (285 total)
Search Series for Smut (3393 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1419 person(s)
Highlighted by 610 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (509 total)
Search Series for Sports (2509 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 946 person(s)
Highlighted by 772 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (1045 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (6442 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1350 person(s)
Highlighted by 614 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (212 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1629 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 9312 person(s)
Highlighted by 4169 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (2605 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (16787 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5167 person(s)
Highlighted by 2187 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (265 total)
Search Series for Yuri (1936 total)
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