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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1388 person(s)
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Search Authors for Action (2692 total)
Search Series for Action (10207 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 2474 person(s)
Highlighted by 2641 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (4898 total)
Search Series for Adult (30458 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 1218 person(s)
Highlighted by 1042 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (1315 total)
Search Series for Adventure (5142 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.
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Search Authors for Comedy (5544 total)
Search Series for Comedy (24227 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
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Search Authors for Doujinshi (6534 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (25489 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1131 person(s)
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Search Authors for Drama (2953 total)
Search Series for Drama (17368 total)
Possibly the line between hentai and non-hentai, ecchi usually refers to fanservice put in to attract a certain group of fans.
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Highlighted by 2437 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (755 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3699 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1258 person(s)
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Search Authors for Fantasy (2745 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (10438 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 2012 person(s)
Highlighted by 1487 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (416 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2823 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.
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Search Authors for Harem (569 total)
Search Series for Harem (2720 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
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Highlighted by 4094 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (4108 total)
Search Series for Hentai (26833 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
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Search Authors for Historical (870 total)
Search Series for Historical (4372 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 1981 person(s)
Highlighted by 879 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (614 total)
Search Series for Horror (2740 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 2345 person(s)
Highlighted by 1611 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (2234 total)
Search Series for Josei (11782 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4724 person(s)
Highlighted by 1536 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (323 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2993 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 1289 person(s)
Highlighted by 848 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (335 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (1460 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 1501 person(s)
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Search Authors for Mature (531 total)
Search Series for Mature (3911 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1970 person(s)
Highlighted by 588 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (212 total)
Search Series for Mecha (917 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 1000 person(s)
Highlighted by 650 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (716 total)
Search Series for Mystery (3485 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 1140 person(s)
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Search Authors for Psychological (420 total)
Search Series for Psychological (2530 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.
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Highlighted by 2467 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (5605 total)
Search Series for Romance (31503 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1267 person(s)
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Search Authors for School Life (2056 total)
Search Series for School Life (13914 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 1168 person(s)
Highlighted by 715 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (880 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (4183 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.
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Search Authors for Seinen (4536 total)
Search Series for Seinen (16090 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4662 person(s)
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Search Authors for Shotacon (239 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (2254 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2946 person(s)
Highlighted by 2615 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3840 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (19742 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4739 person(s)
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Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (513 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (2445 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1459 person(s)
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Search Authors for Shounen (5677 total)
Search Series for Shounen (11942 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6842 person(s)
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Search Authors for Shounen Ai (1806 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (7774 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 992 person(s)
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Search Authors for Slice of Life (1958 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (9846 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
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Search Authors for Smut (595 total)
Search Series for Smut (5296 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
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Search Authors for Sports (567 total)
Search Series for Sports (2905 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 1084 person(s)
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Search Authors for Supernatural (1805 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (8875 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1516 person(s)
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Search Authors for Tragedy (286 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (2048 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 10420 person(s)
Highlighted by 4593 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (4209 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (21936 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5754 person(s)
Highlighted by 2387 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (447 total)
Search Series for Yuri (2531 total)
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