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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1419 person(s)
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Search Authors for Action (2765 total)
Search Series for Action (10655 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 2509 person(s)
Highlighted by 2688 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (5084 total)
Search Series for Adult (30897 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 1239 person(s)
Highlighted by 1056 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (1425 total)
Search Series for Adventure (5454 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 1484 person(s)
Highlighted by 1664 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (5867 total)
Search Series for Comedy (25163 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3758 person(s)
Highlighted by 1413 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (6576 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (25610 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1157 person(s)
Highlighted by 754 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (3144 total)
Search Series for Drama (18236 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 2640 person(s)
Highlighted by 2468 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (792 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3882 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1278 person(s)
Highlighted by 1185 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (2925 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (10982 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 2054 person(s)
Highlighted by 1502 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (429 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2889 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 1533 person(s)
Highlighted by 1164 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (593 total)
Search Series for Harem (2860 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 5790 person(s)
Highlighted by 4146 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (4204 total)
Search Series for Hentai (27042 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 1150 person(s)
Highlighted by 624 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (907 total)
Search Series for Historical (4548 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 2015 person(s)
Highlighted by 899 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (652 total)
Search Series for Horror (2880 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 2381 person(s)
Highlighted by 1636 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (2304 total)
Search Series for Josei (12371 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4805 person(s)
Highlighted by 1569 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (345 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (3031 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 1309 person(s)
Highlighted by 858 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (348 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (1533 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 1522 person(s)
Highlighted by 1523 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (536 total)
Search Series for Mature (4105 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 2007 person(s)
Highlighted by 595 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (214 total)
Search Series for Mecha (936 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 1013 person(s)
Highlighted by 658 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (778 total)
Search Series for Mystery (3664 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 1160 person(s)
Highlighted by 807 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (445 total)
Search Series for Psychological (2652 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 1712 person(s)
Highlighted by 2499 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (5770 total)
Search Series for Romance (32632 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1296 person(s)
Highlighted by 993 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (2182 total)
Search Series for School Life (14431 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 1183 person(s)
Highlighted by 723 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (929 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (4333 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 1339 person(s)
Highlighted by 1570 person(s)

Search Authors for Seinen (4695 total)
Search Series for Seinen (16975 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4740 person(s)
Highlighted by 1262 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (289 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (2291 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2989 person(s)
Highlighted by 2656 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3936 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (20166 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4817 person(s)
Highlighted by 1675 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (530 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (2494 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1480 person(s)
Highlighted by 1571 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (5796 total)
Search Series for Shounen (12392 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6957 person(s)
Highlighted by 3079 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (1859 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (7923 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 1012 person(s)
Highlighted by 828 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (2170 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (10686 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2574 person(s)
Highlighted by 1820 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (626 total)
Search Series for Smut (5455 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1613 person(s)
Highlighted by 675 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (581 total)
Search Series for Sports (2968 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 1097 person(s)
Highlighted by 870 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (1956 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (9260 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1536 person(s)
Highlighted by 693 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (328 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (2145 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 10632 person(s)
Highlighted by 4676 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (4499 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (22777 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5855 person(s)
Highlighted by 2433 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (483 total)
Search Series for Yuri (2600 total)
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