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Action
A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1120 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.
Filtered by 2124 person(s)
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Search Authors for Adult (3801 total)
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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 989 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.
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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 1660 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.
Filtered by 943 person(s)
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Search Series for Historical (2839 total)
 
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 1672 person(s)
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Search Authors for Horror (437 total)
Search Series for Horror (1990 total)
 
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 1959 person(s)
Highlighted by 1395 person(s)

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Search Series for Josei (6920 total)
 
Lolicon
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 3972 person(s)
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Search Series for Lolicon (2539 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 1060 person(s)
Highlighted by 731 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 1275 person(s)
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Search Series for Mature (2340 total)
 
Mecha
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1645 person(s)
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Search Series for Mecha (636 total)
 
Mystery
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
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Search Series for Mystery (2097 total)
 
Psychological
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 936 person(s)
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Search Series for Psychological (1842 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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Search Series for Romance (19432 total)
 
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1049 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 985 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.
Filtered by 1126 person(s)
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Shotacon
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 3908 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 2475 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 3987 person(s)
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Shounen
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
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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 5735 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.
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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.
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Supernatural
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 878 person(s)
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Search Series for Supernatural (5333 total)
 
Tragedy
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1274 person(s)
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Search Series for Tragedy (1646 total)
 
Yaoi
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 8683 person(s)
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Search Authors for Yaoi (2193 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (14451 total)
 
Yuri
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 4828 person(s)
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Search Authors for Yuri (249 total)
Search Series for Yuri (1674 total)
 
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