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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1155 person(s)
Highlighted by 1223 person(s)

Search Authors for Action (1662 total)
Search Series for Action (6785 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 2165 person(s)
Highlighted by 2312 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (4097 total)
Search Series for Adult (25416 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 1018 person(s)
Highlighted by 892 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (637 total)
Search Series for Adventure (3306 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 1220 person(s)
Highlighted by 1487 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (3028 total)
Search Series for Comedy (16859 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3242 person(s)
Highlighted by 1254 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (3168 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (19225 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 963 person(s)
Highlighted by 661 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (1529 total)
Search Series for Drama (11508 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 2269 person(s)
Highlighted by 2179 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (657 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3182 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1049 person(s)
Highlighted by 1010 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (1313 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (6769 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 1720 person(s)
Highlighted by 1307 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (279 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2153 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 1225 person(s)
Highlighted by 944 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (250 total)
Search Series for Harem (1538 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 5013 person(s)
Highlighted by 3667 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (3909 total)
Search Series for Hentai (23886 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 976 person(s)
Highlighted by 533 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (563 total)
Search Series for Historical (2976 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 1729 person(s)
Highlighted by 756 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (449 total)
Search Series for Horror (2089 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 2032 person(s)
Highlighted by 1441 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (1523 total)
Search Series for Josei (7405 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4078 person(s)
Highlighted by 1342 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (310 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2802 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 1092 person(s)
Highlighted by 745 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (183 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (945 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 1305 person(s)
Highlighted by 1326 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (299 total)
Search Series for Mature (2558 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1687 person(s)
Highlighted by 509 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (186 total)
Search Series for Mecha (667 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 855 person(s)
Highlighted by 556 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (414 total)
Search Series for Mystery (2264 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 966 person(s)
Highlighted by 666 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (304 total)
Search Series for Psychological (1910 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 1404 person(s)
Highlighted by 2188 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (3165 total)
Search Series for Romance (20786 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1081 person(s)
Highlighted by 891 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (1252 total)
Search Series for School Life (9180 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 1014 person(s)
Highlighted by 617 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (575 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (2944 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 1156 person(s)
Highlighted by 1402 person(s)

Search Authors for Seinen (3699 total)
Search Series for Seinen (12332 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4019 person(s)
Highlighted by 1085 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (160 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (1756 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2574 person(s)
Highlighted by 2367 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3174 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (17331 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4129 person(s)
Highlighted by 1439 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (213 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (1645 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1275 person(s)
Highlighted by 1426 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (3995 total)
Search Series for Shounen (9101 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 5926 person(s)
Highlighted by 2695 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (786 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (5626 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 828 person(s)
Highlighted by 706 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (807 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (6018 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2193 person(s)
Highlighted by 1589 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (259 total)
Search Series for Smut (3198 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1372 person(s)
Highlighted by 591 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (497 total)
Search Series for Sports (2354 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 909 person(s)
Highlighted by 749 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (953 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (5780 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1303 person(s)
Highlighted by 592 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (221 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1614 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 8966 person(s)
Highlighted by 4037 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (2253 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (15217 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 4995 person(s)
Highlighted by 2108 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (252 total)
Search Series for Yuri (1777 total)
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