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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1118 person(s)
Highlighted by 1185 person(s)

Search Authors for Action (1568 total)
Search Series for Action (6303 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 2120 person(s)
Highlighted by 2247 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (3768 total)
Search Series for Adult (22777 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 988 person(s)
Highlighted by 862 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (597 total)
Search Series for Adventure (3070 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 1186 person(s)
Highlighted by 1453 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (2829 total)
Search Series for Comedy (15463 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3130 person(s)
Highlighted by 1221 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (3028 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (17818 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 938 person(s)
Highlighted by 654 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (1341 total)
Search Series for Drama (10465 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 2196 person(s)
Highlighted by 2126 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (619 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3004 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1013 person(s)
Highlighted by 969 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (1243 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (6360 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 1652 person(s)
Highlighted by 1273 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (280 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2026 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 1167 person(s)
Highlighted by 899 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (213 total)
Search Series for Harem (1345 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 4855 person(s)
Highlighted by 3574 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (3671 total)
Search Series for Hentai (21632 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 941 person(s)
Highlighted by 516 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (546 total)
Search Series for Historical (2821 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 1667 person(s)
Highlighted by 734 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (418 total)
Search Series for Horror (1977 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 1958 person(s)
Highlighted by 1389 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (1427 total)
Search Series for Josei (6889 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 3961 person(s)
Highlighted by 1302 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (302 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2536 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 1059 person(s)
Highlighted by 727 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (182 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (885 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 1271 person(s)
Highlighted by 1289 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (286 total)
Search Series for Mature (2330 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1641 person(s)
Highlighted by 491 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (182 total)
Search Series for Mecha (633 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 833 person(s)
Highlighted by 544 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (371 total)
Search Series for Mystery (2076 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 933 person(s)
Highlighted by 642 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (289 total)
Search Series for Psychological (1825 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 1355 person(s)
Highlighted by 2123 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (2942 total)
Search Series for Romance (19308 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1046 person(s)
Highlighted by 876 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (1143 total)
Search Series for School Life (8363 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 983 person(s)
Highlighted by 592 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (558 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (2780 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 1124 person(s)
Highlighted by 1361 person(s)

Search Authors for Seinen (3542 total)
Search Series for Seinen (11584 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 3898 person(s)
Highlighted by 1055 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (161 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (1582 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2472 person(s)
Highlighted by 2298 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3102 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (17038 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 3980 person(s)
Highlighted by 1405 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (185 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (1440 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1237 person(s)
Highlighted by 1390 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (3879 total)
Search Series for Shounen (8553 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 5723 person(s)
Highlighted by 2631 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (754 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (5255 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 798 person(s)
Highlighted by 685 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (743 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (5453 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2129 person(s)
Highlighted by 1537 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (247 total)
Search Series for Smut (2917 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1332 person(s)
Highlighted by 572 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (474 total)
Search Series for Sports (2196 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 876 person(s)
Highlighted by 726 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (895 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (5308 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1269 person(s)
Highlighted by 575 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (233 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1639 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 8659 person(s)
Highlighted by 3907 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (2186 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (14382 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 4818 person(s)
Highlighted by 2038 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (247 total)
Search Series for Yuri (1680 total)
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