|Well I'm not too sure if this is entirely correct but I do want to say that I agree with you, about 90 - 95% which I obviously mean in a good way. First of all I do agree most people do not know the fact that it is THAT easy to tell the difference between a Shounen and Seinen manga.
Why argue I say. Being Shounen or Seinen doesn't stop it from being a goo story story.
So to not sound so ignorant, try checking where its published before stating its shounen and seinen.
Who knows maybe in the process you might get another new read. Cheerio to all..
Wow, if more fans knew that there would a little more paece between us manga fans. Heck we wouldn't have to run into chats and forums and see fans bickering on and on saying whether "this manga" is "that manga" or "that manga" is "this manga" in a non-stop never ending cycle. Now wouldn't that bring our heart rate level downa little. ( haha )
Although I do say this I must digress. There are times (rarely but do happen)when series get shifted from shounen magazines up to seinen magazines or vice versa. Even when publishing companies buy rights to a series before it gets serialized. Thus it become a "this manga" in "that manga" type magazine. Not ever losing its actual demographic feeling. We even find times when a female type manga is published in a male type magazine. That doesn't make it shounen/seinen that manga is still targeted toward a female audience inside that male-orientated mangazine.
But like a stated before it rarely happens. The Majority of the time its just like C Rank Hero said it really is that simple. So dont be a fool and just check where that manga came from who are its publishers/authors and even artist and what are they known for.
woah i didnt even notice it was thi s long...sorry didnt mean to post a useless rant