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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1425 person(s)
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Search Authors for Action (2782 total)
Search Series for Action (9369 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 2519 person(s)
Highlighted by 2695 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (5182 total)
Search Series for Adult (27385 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 1244 person(s)
Highlighted by 1060 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (1433 total)
Search Series for Adventure (4615 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 1490 person(s)
Highlighted by 1668 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (5918 total)
Search Series for Comedy (22829 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3776 person(s)
Highlighted by 1419 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (6634 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (23600 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1162 person(s)
Highlighted by 754 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (3210 total)
Search Series for Drama (16867 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 2652 person(s)
Highlighted by 2473 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (798 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3547 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1283 person(s)
Highlighted by 1192 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (2971 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (9593 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 2071 person(s)
Highlighted by 1507 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (437 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2589 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 1544 person(s)
Highlighted by 1167 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (598 total)
Search Series for Harem (2635 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 5813 person(s)
Highlighted by 4150 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (4275 total)
Search Series for Hentai (23715 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 1157 person(s)
Highlighted by 626 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (909 total)
Search Series for Historical (4171 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 2031 person(s)
Highlighted by 906 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (658 total)
Search Series for Horror (2554 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 2392 person(s)
Highlighted by 1640 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (2305 total)
Search Series for Josei (12004 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4825 person(s)
Highlighted by 1577 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (371 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2616 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 1315 person(s)
Highlighted by 862 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (345 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (1255 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 1529 person(s)
Highlighted by 1527 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (545 total)
Search Series for Mature (3649 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 2016 person(s)
Highlighted by 598 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (222 total)
Search Series for Mecha (857 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 1021 person(s)
Highlighted by 660 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (782 total)
Search Series for Mystery (3348 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 1167 person(s)
Highlighted by 809 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (455 total)
Search Series for Psychological (2340 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 1720 person(s)
Highlighted by 2504 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (5813 total)
Search Series for Romance (29856 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1301 person(s)
Highlighted by 997 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (2199 total)
Search Series for School Life (13049 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 1189 person(s)
Highlighted by 726 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (947 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (3908 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 1345 person(s)
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Search Authors for Seinen (4730 total)
Search Series for Seinen (16039 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4758 person(s)
Highlighted by 1268 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (295 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (1909 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 3003 person(s)
Highlighted by 2656 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3432 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (18321 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4846 person(s)
Highlighted by 1683 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (536 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (2077 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1488 person(s)
Highlighted by 1577 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (3976 total)
Search Series for Shounen (11190 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6988 person(s)
Highlighted by 3095 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (1859 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (7067 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 1020 person(s)
Highlighted by 830 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (2202 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (9885 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2585 person(s)
Highlighted by 1826 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (622 total)
Search Series for Smut (4937 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1623 person(s)
Highlighted by 680 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (585 total)
Search Series for Sports (2771 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 1105 person(s)
Highlighted by 874 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (1980 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (8280 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1547 person(s)
Highlighted by 695 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (328 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1869 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 10673 person(s)
Highlighted by 4698 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (4541 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (20210 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5881 person(s)
Highlighted by 2442 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (492 total)
Search Series for Yuri (2248 total)
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