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Here you can see how Baka-Updates - Manga defines each genre. You can also see other statistics such as how many people filter or highlight each specific genre.

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Action
A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1289 person(s)
Highlighted by 1337 person(s)

Search Authors for Action (2289 total)
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Adult
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 2351 person(s)
Highlighted by 2524 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (4711 total)
Search Series for Adult (28841 total)
 
Adventure
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 1128 person(s)
Highlighted by 985 person(s)

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Comedy
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 1353 person(s)
Highlighted by 1586 person(s)

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Doujinshi
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3535 person(s)
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Search Authors for Doujinshi (6004 total)
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Drama
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1060 person(s)
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Ecchi
Possibly the line between hentai and non-hentai, ecchi usually refers to fanservice put in to attract a certain group of fans.
Filtered by 2455 person(s)
Highlighted by 2338 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (698 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3329 total)
 
Fantasy
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
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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 1889 person(s)
Highlighted by 1416 person(s)

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Harem
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 (476 total)
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Hentai
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 5433 person(s)
Highlighted by 3945 person(s)

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Historical
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 1059 person(s)
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Search Series for Historical (3683 total)
 
Horror
A painful emotion of fear, dread, and abhorrence; a shuddering with terror and detestation; the feeling inspired by something frightful and shocking.
Filtered by 1868 person(s)
Highlighted by 831 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (536 total)
Search Series for Horror (2431 total)
 
Josei
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 2213 person(s)
Highlighted by 1557 person(s)

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Search Series for Josei (9285 total)
 
Lolicon
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4483 person(s)
Highlighted by 1469 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (316 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2885 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 1213 person(s)
Highlighted by 819 person(s)

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Mature
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 1417 person(s)
Highlighted by 1428 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (464 total)
Search Series for Mature (3334 total)
 
Mecha
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1859 person(s)
Highlighted by 561 person(s)

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Search Series for Mecha (839 total)
 
Mystery
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 946 person(s)
Highlighted by 620 person(s)

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Search Series for Mystery (2972 total)
 
Psychological
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 1071 person(s)
Highlighted by 747 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (370 total)
Search Series for Psychological (2233 total)
 
Romance
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 1555 person(s)
Highlighted by 2359 person(s)

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Search Series for Romance (26284 total)
 
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1179 person(s)
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Search Series for School Life (12134 total)
 
Sci-fi
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 1102 person(s)
Highlighted by 681 person(s)

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Seinen
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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Shotacon
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4441 person(s)
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Shoujo
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2796 person(s)
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Search Series for Shoujo (18603 total)
 
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4503 person(s)
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Shounen
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1381 person(s)
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Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6470 person(s)
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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 917 person(s)
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Smut
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2392 person(s)
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Search Series for Smut (4144 total)
 
Sports
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1497 person(s)
Highlighted by 646 person(s)

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Search Series for Sports (2652 total)
 
Supernatural
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 1010 person(s)
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Search Authors for Supernatural (1356 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (7446 total)
 
Tragedy
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1423 person(s)
Highlighted by 648 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (251 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1812 total)
 
Yaoi
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 9829 person(s)
Highlighted by 4394 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (3702 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (19703 total)
 
Yuri
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5460 person(s)
Highlighted by 2283 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (394 total)
Search Series for Yuri (2321 total)
 
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