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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1370 person(s)
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Search Authors for Action (2620 total)
Search Series for Action (9936 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 2456 person(s)
Highlighted by 2621 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (4880 total)
Search Series for Adult (30296 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 1202 person(s)
Highlighted by 1037 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (1262 total)
Search Series for Adventure (4974 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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Highlighted by 1632 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (5387 total)
Search Series for Comedy (23725 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 (6545 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (25424 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1115 person(s)
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Search Authors for Drama (2880 total)
Search Series for Drama (17008 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 2426 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (755 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3616 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1243 person(s)
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Search Authors for Fantasy (2655 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (10155 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 1984 person(s)
Highlighted by 1473 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (406 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2774 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 1476 person(s)
Highlighted by 1125 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (555 total)
Search Series for Harem (2662 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 5647 person(s)
Highlighted by 4068 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (4100 total)
Search Series for Hentai (26744 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 1117 person(s)
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Search Authors for Historical (835 total)
Search Series for Historical (4233 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 1954 person(s)
Highlighted by 871 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (597 total)
Search Series for Horror (2668 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 2308 person(s)
Highlighted by 1601 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (2168 total)
Search Series for Josei (11479 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4670 person(s)
Highlighted by 1517 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (316 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2977 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 1272 person(s)
Highlighted by 845 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (325 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (1412 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 1484 person(s)
Highlighted by 1488 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (515 total)
Search Series for Mature (3810 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1946 person(s)
Highlighted by 584 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (214 total)
Search Series for Mecha (904 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 991 person(s)
Highlighted by 645 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (684 total)
Search Series for Mystery (3377 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 1123 person(s)
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Search Authors for Psychological (408 total)
Search Series for Psychological (2469 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 1653 person(s)
Highlighted by 2436 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (5471 total)
Search Series for Romance (30790 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1252 person(s)
Highlighted by 973 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (1970 total)
Search Series for School Life (13600 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 1156 person(s)
Highlighted by 709 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (856 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (4094 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 1306 person(s)
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Search Authors for Seinen (4473 total)
Search Series for Seinen (15692 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4618 person(s)
Highlighted by 1233 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (240 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (2247 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2916 person(s)
Highlighted by 2599 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3778 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (19529 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4680 person(s)
Highlighted by 1625 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (504 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (2373 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1445 person(s)
Highlighted by 1551 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (5633 total)
Search Series for Shounen (11693 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6759 person(s)
Highlighted by 3020 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (1818 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (7734 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 980 person(s)
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Search Authors for Slice of Life (1820 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (9413 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
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Search Authors for Smut (582 total)
Search Series for Smut (5147 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 (563 total)
Search Series for Sports (2845 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 1072 person(s)
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Search Authors for Supernatural (1759 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (8607 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1493 person(s)
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Search Authors for Tragedy (276 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1990 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 10285 person(s)
Highlighted by 4558 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (4156 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (21659 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5688 person(s)
Highlighted by 2357 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (437 total)
Search Series for Yuri (2494 total)
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