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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1108 person(s)
Highlighted by 1178 person(s)

Search Authors for Action (1536 total)
Search Series for Action (6145 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 2107 person(s)
Highlighted by 2235 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (3631 total)
Search Series for Adult (22048 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 979 person(s)
Highlighted by 858 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (590 total)
Search Series for Adventure (2976 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 1179 person(s)
Highlighted by 1449 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (2777 total)
Search Series for Comedy (15076 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3108 person(s)
Highlighted by 1218 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (2972 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (17422 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 934 person(s)
Highlighted by 657 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (1325 total)
Search Series for Drama (10213 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 2181 person(s)
Highlighted by 2120 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (622 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (2976 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1007 person(s)
Highlighted by 966 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (1223 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (6265 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 1636 person(s)
Highlighted by 1264 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (254 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (1980 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 1154 person(s)
Highlighted by 893 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (203 total)
Search Series for Harem (1326 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 4818 person(s)
Highlighted by 3552 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (3561 total)
Search Series for Hentai (21011 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 934 person(s)
Highlighted by 515 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (514 total)
Search Series for Historical (2729 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 1650 person(s)
Highlighted by 726 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (410 total)
Search Series for Horror (1917 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 1942 person(s)
Highlighted by 1384 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (1399 total)
Search Series for Josei (6693 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 3932 person(s)
Highlighted by 1295 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (277 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2481 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 1050 person(s)
Highlighted by 722 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (183 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (874 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 1263 person(s)
Highlighted by 1285 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (277 total)
Search Series for Mature (2293 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1630 person(s)
Highlighted by 487 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (177 total)
Search Series for Mecha (627 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 828 person(s)
Highlighted by 543 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (368 total)
Search Series for Mystery (2009 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 929 person(s)
Highlighted by 637 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (287 total)
Search Series for Psychological (1798 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 1348 person(s)
Highlighted by 2114 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (2919 total)
Search Series for Romance (18872 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1040 person(s)
Highlighted by 874 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (1128 total)
Search Series for School Life (8183 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 976 person(s)
Highlighted by 588 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (543 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (2701 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 1116 person(s)
Highlighted by 1353 person(s)

Search Authors for Seinen (3477 total)
Search Series for Seinen (11345 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 3862 person(s)
Highlighted by 1052 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (162 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (1516 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2458 person(s)
Highlighted by 2292 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3073 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (16848 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 3940 person(s)
Highlighted by 1393 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (183 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (1352 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1226 person(s)
Highlighted by 1383 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (3828 total)
Search Series for Shounen (8322 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 5683 person(s)
Highlighted by 2613 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (747 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (5185 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 790 person(s)
Highlighted by 684 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (715 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (5141 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2108 person(s)
Highlighted by 1532 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (244 total)
Search Series for Smut (2841 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1324 person(s)
Highlighted by 570 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (475 total)
Search Series for Sports (2125 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 868 person(s)
Highlighted by 723 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (891 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (5222 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1258 person(s)
Highlighted by 574 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (229 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1616 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 8591 person(s)
Highlighted by 3877 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (2142 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (14114 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 4773 person(s)
Highlighted by 2025 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (238 total)
Search Series for Yuri (1674 total)
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