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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1316 person(s)
Highlighted by 1350 person(s)

Search Authors for Action (2436 total)
Search Series for Action (9195 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 2389 person(s)
Highlighted by 2552 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (4809 total)
Search Series for Adult (29324 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 1157 person(s)
Highlighted by 1002 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (1125 total)
Search Series for Adventure (4544 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 1384 person(s)
Highlighted by 1599 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (4981 total)
Search Series for Comedy (22200 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3576 person(s)
Highlighted by 1362 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (6380 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (24635 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1080 person(s)
Highlighted by 718 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (2681 total)
Search Series for Drama (15936 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 2487 person(s)
Highlighted by 2358 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (746 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3503 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1192 person(s)
Highlighted by 1125 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (2350 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (9301 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 1924 person(s)
Highlighted by 1435 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (396 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2674 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 1408 person(s)
Highlighted by 1083 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (526 total)
Search Series for Harem (2469 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 5491 person(s)
Highlighted by 3976 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (4087 total)
Search Series for Hentai (26108 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 1078 person(s)
Highlighted by 588 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (773 total)
Search Series for Historical (3856 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 1895 person(s)
Highlighted by 845 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (553 total)
Search Series for Horror (2489 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 2237 person(s)
Highlighted by 1571 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (1920 total)
Search Series for Josei (9946 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4532 person(s)
Highlighted by 1487 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (320 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2915 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 1231 person(s)
Highlighted by 823 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (309 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (1261 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 1438 person(s)
Highlighted by 1446 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (487 total)
Search Series for Mature (3492 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1888 person(s)
Highlighted by 566 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (213 total)
Search Series for Mecha (864 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 962 person(s)
Highlighted by 627 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (605 total)
Search Series for Mystery (3110 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 1096 person(s)
Highlighted by 761 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (385 total)
Search Series for Psychological (2332 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 1593 person(s)
Highlighted by 2385 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (4885 total)
Search Series for Romance (27783 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1206 person(s)
Highlighted by 951 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (1871 total)
Search Series for School Life (12806 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 1121 person(s)
Highlighted by 689 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (812 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (3861 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 1278 person(s)
Highlighted by 1516 person(s)

Search Authors for Seinen (4354 total)
Search Series for Seinen (15036 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4493 person(s)
Highlighted by 1201 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (241 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (2166 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2835 person(s)
Highlighted by 2556 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3707 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (19040 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4560 person(s)
Highlighted by 1590 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (490 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (2249 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1404 person(s)
Highlighted by 1529 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (5418 total)
Search Series for Shounen (11015 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6554 person(s)
Highlighted by 2961 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (1784 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (7421 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 943 person(s)
Highlighted by 780 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (1569 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (8464 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2423 person(s)
Highlighted by 1748 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (505 total)
Search Series for Smut (4569 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1516 person(s)
Highlighted by 651 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (534 total)
Search Series for Sports (2724 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 1033 person(s)
Highlighted by 828 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (1622 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (7854 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1447 person(s)
Highlighted by 657 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (272 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1859 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 9948 person(s)
Highlighted by 4450 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (3854 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (20245 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5528 person(s)
Highlighted by 2304 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (426 total)
Search Series for Yuri (2393 total)
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