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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1253 person(s)
Highlighted by 1314 person(s)

Search Authors for Action (1934 total)
Search Series for Action (8373 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 2301 person(s)
Highlighted by 2486 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (4579 total)
Search Series for Adult (28266 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 1100 person(s)
Highlighted by 971 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (742 total)
Search Series for Adventure (4032 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 1314 person(s)
Highlighted by 1574 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (3927 total)
Search Series for Comedy (20334 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3475 person(s)
Highlighted by 1336 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (5101 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (23087 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1030 person(s)
Highlighted by 705 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (2247 total)
Search Series for Drama (14720 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 2415 person(s)
Highlighted by 2312 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (639 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3191 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1127 person(s)
Highlighted by 1090 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (1608 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (8288 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 1853 person(s)
Highlighted by 1405 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (318 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2539 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 1342 person(s)
Highlighted by 1049 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (353 total)
Search Series for Harem (2174 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 5353 person(s)
Highlighted by 3899 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (4011 total)
Search Series for Hentai (25597 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 1031 person(s)
Highlighted by 574 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (638 total)
Search Series for Historical (3540 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 1836 person(s)
Highlighted by 822 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (505 total)
Search Series for Horror (2368 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 2194 person(s)
Highlighted by 1541 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (1752 total)
Search Series for Josei (8888 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4413 person(s)
Highlighted by 1448 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (314 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2872 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 1186 person(s)
Highlighted by 810 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (198 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (1086 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 1382 person(s)
Highlighted by 1411 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (388 total)
Search Series for Mature (3121 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1831 person(s)
Highlighted by 555 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (189 total)
Search Series for Mecha (818 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 920 person(s)
Highlighted by 611 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (533 total)
Search Series for Mystery (2863 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 1033 person(s)
Highlighted by 736 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (359 total)
Search Series for Psychological (2152 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 1513 person(s)
Highlighted by 2334 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (4014 total)
Search Series for Romance (25246 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1149 person(s)
Highlighted by 931 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (1597 total)
Search Series for School Life (11629 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 1079 person(s)
Highlighted by 671 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (698 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (3614 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 1227 person(s)
Highlighted by 1483 person(s)

Search Authors for Seinen (4046 total)
Search Series for Seinen (14267 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4369 person(s)
Highlighted by 1177 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (200 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (2054 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2746 person(s)
Highlighted by 2515 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3403 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (18310 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4436 person(s)
Highlighted by 1554 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (379 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (2065 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1351 person(s)
Highlighted by 1504 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (4773 total)
Search Series for Shounen (10431 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6368 person(s)
Highlighted by 2899 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (1306 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (6891 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 887 person(s)
Highlighted by 765 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (1103 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (7379 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2345 person(s)
Highlighted by 1703 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (454 total)
Search Series for Smut (3952 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1465 person(s)
Highlighted by 641 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (500 total)
Search Series for Sports (2605 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 985 person(s)
Highlighted by 810 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (1208 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (7100 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1391 person(s)
Highlighted by 642 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (227 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1738 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 9671 person(s)
Highlighted by 4333 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (3345 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (18804 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5376 person(s)
Highlighted by 2257 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (342 total)
Search Series for Yuri (2185 total)
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