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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1552 person(s)
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Search Authors for Action (3504 total)
Search Series for Action (12036 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 2745 person(s)
Highlighted by 2883 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (5823 total)
Search Series for Adult (30774 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 1355 person(s)
Highlighted by 1115 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (2223 total)
Search Series for Adventure (6783 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 1603 person(s)
Highlighted by 1732 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (8406 total)
Search Series for Comedy (29761 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3976 person(s)
Highlighted by 1485 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (8674 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (26637 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1268 person(s)
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Search Authors for Drama (5047 total)
Search Series for Drama (22785 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 2833 person(s)
Highlighted by 2595 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (937 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (4583 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1407 person(s)
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Search Authors for Fantasy (4402 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (13579 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 2279 person(s)
Highlighted by 1559 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (468 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2939 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 1717 person(s)
Highlighted by 1249 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (750 total)
Search Series for Harem (3403 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 6177 person(s)
Highlighted by 4357 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (4460 total)
Search Series for Hentai (25554 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 1245 person(s)
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Search Authors for Historical (1288 total)
Search Series for Historical (5489 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 2184 person(s)
Highlighted by 965 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (780 total)
Search Series for Horror (3661 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 2576 person(s)
Highlighted by 1709 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (3068 total)
Search Series for Josei (15629 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 5155 person(s)
Highlighted by 1663 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (394 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2881 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 1397 person(s)
Highlighted by 898 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (414 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (1663 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 1650 person(s)
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Search Authors for Mature (716 total)
Search Series for Mature (4557 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 2135 person(s)
Highlighted by 621 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (256 total)
Search Series for Mecha (958 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 1093 person(s)
Highlighted by 694 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (1066 total)
Search Series for Mystery (4558 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 1253 person(s)
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Search Authors for Psychological (859 total)
Search Series for Psychological (3526 total)
A story where the primary focus is a romantic relationship between the main protagonist and another character
Filtered by 1887 person(s)
Highlighted by 2628 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (8732 total)
Search Series for Romance (39213 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1397 person(s)
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Search Authors for School Life (2797 total)
Search Series for School Life (16450 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 1261 person(s)
Highlighted by 762 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (1153 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (4836 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 1434 person(s)
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Search Authors for Seinen (5729 total)
Search Series for Seinen (19468 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 5063 person(s)
Highlighted by 1338 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (402 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (2346 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 3209 person(s)
Highlighted by 2727 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (4109 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (21275 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 5163 person(s)
Highlighted by 1773 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (577 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (2295 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1588 person(s)
Highlighted by 1627 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (4580 total)
Search Series for Shounen (13642 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 7449 person(s)
Highlighted by 3259 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (2720 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (8229 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 1118 person(s)
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Search Authors for Slice of Life (3588 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (14790 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2762 person(s)
Highlighted by 1964 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (1195 total)
Search Series for Smut (7916 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1715 person(s)
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Search Authors for Sports (640 total)
Search Series for Sports (3120 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 1176 person(s)
Highlighted by 915 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (2359 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (10702 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1658 person(s)
Highlighted by 744 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (513 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (2563 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 11498 person(s)
Highlighted by 5002 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (5886 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (24949 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 6283 person(s)
Highlighted by 2587 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (612 total)
Search Series for Yuri (2686 total)