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Yaoi or yuri?
I'm female and I prefer yuri
I'm female and I prefer yaoi
I'm female and I prefer neither
I'm female and I like both equally
I'm male and I prefer yuri
I'm male and I prefer yaoi
I'm male and I prefer neither
I'm male and I like both equally
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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1139 person(s)
Highlighted by 1216 person(s)

Search Authors for Action (1617 total)
Search Series for Action (6567 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 2145 person(s)
Highlighted by 2292 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (4037 total)
Search Series for Adult (24959 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 1004 person(s)
Highlighted by 886 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (633 total)
Search Series for Adventure (3182 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 1204 person(s)
Highlighted by 1480 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (2936 total)
Search Series for Comedy (16293 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3208 person(s)
Highlighted by 1243 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (3104 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (18770 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 951 person(s)
Highlighted by 657 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (1408 total)
Search Series for Drama (10930 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 2243 person(s)
Highlighted by 2163 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (636 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3089 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1028 person(s)
Highlighted by 998 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (1305 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (6647 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 1698 person(s)
Highlighted by 1301 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (289 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2119 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 1201 person(s)
Highlighted by 932 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (231 total)
Search Series for Harem (1452 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 4969 person(s)
Highlighted by 3644 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (3858 total)
Search Series for Hentai (23522 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 962 person(s)
Highlighted by 528 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (546 total)
Search Series for Historical (2919 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 1709 person(s)
Highlighted by 751 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (456 total)
Search Series for Horror (2072 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 2001 person(s)
Highlighted by 1424 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (1478 total)
Search Series for Josei (7147 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4038 person(s)
Highlighted by 1333 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (308 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2765 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 1081 person(s)
Highlighted by 742 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (189 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (928 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 1288 person(s)
Highlighted by 1317 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (290 total)
Search Series for Mature (2459 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1671 person(s)
Highlighted by 507 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (187 total)
Search Series for Mecha (656 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 846 person(s)
Highlighted by 554 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (395 total)
Search Series for Mystery (2172 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 952 person(s)
Highlighted by 658 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (298 total)
Search Series for Psychological (1872 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 1387 person(s)
Highlighted by 2171 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (3113 total)
Search Series for Romance (20270 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1066 person(s)
Highlighted by 882 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (1219 total)
Search Series for School Life (8829 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 1001 person(s)
Highlighted by 612 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (564 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (2888 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 1142 person(s)
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Search Authors for Seinen (3682 total)
Search Series for Seinen (12074 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 3974 person(s)
Highlighted by 1075 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (157 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (1668 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2529 person(s)
Highlighted by 2345 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3171 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (17321 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4078 person(s)
Highlighted by 1434 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (205 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (1604 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1259 person(s)
Highlighted by 1417 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (3947 total)
Search Series for Shounen (8905 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 5857 person(s)
Highlighted by 2674 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (771 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (5486 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 812 person(s)
Highlighted by 700 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (779 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (5784 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2170 person(s)
Highlighted by 1573 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (263 total)
Search Series for Smut (3122 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1358 person(s)
Highlighted by 585 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (488 total)
Search Series for Sports (2287 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 895 person(s)
Highlighted by 747 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (930 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (5604 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1291 person(s)
Highlighted by 589 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (221 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1625 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 8868 person(s)
Highlighted by 3994 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (2234 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (14971 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 4940 person(s)
Highlighted by 2096 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (253 total)
Search Series for Yuri (1745 total)
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