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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1339 person(s)
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Search Authors for Action (2501 total)
Search Series for Action (9393 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 2415 person(s)
Highlighted by 2577 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (4827 total)
Search Series for Adult (29805 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 1173 person(s)
Highlighted by 1014 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (1155 total)
Search Series for Adventure (4618 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 1613 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (5138 total)
Search Series for Comedy (22716 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3605 person(s)
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Search Authors for Doujinshi (6545 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (25171 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1095 person(s)
Highlighted by 730 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (2754 total)
Search Series for Drama (16249 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 2379 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (725 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3478 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1213 person(s)
Highlighted by 1142 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (2425 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (9483 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 1943 person(s)
Highlighted by 1446 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (403 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2706 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 1434 person(s)
Highlighted by 1097 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (526 total)
Search Series for Harem (2506 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 5543 person(s)
Highlighted by 4007 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (4084 total)
Search Series for Hentai (26389 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 1096 person(s)
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Search Authors for Historical (805 total)
Search Series for Historical (4019 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 1915 person(s)
Highlighted by 855 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (557 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 2260 person(s)
Highlighted by 1582 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (2047 total)
Search Series for Josei (11024 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4566 person(s)
Highlighted by 1496 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (313 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2930 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 1247 person(s)
Highlighted by 831 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (321 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (1292 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 1458 person(s)
Highlighted by 1460 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (494 total)
Search Series for Mature (3630 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1908 person(s)
Highlighted by 573 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (218 total)
Search Series for Mecha (874 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 974 person(s)
Highlighted by 634 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (653 total)
Search Series for Mystery (3210 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 1105 person(s)
Highlighted by 775 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (386 total)
Search Series for Psychological (2371 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 1613 person(s)
Highlighted by 2407 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (5119 total)
Search Series for Romance (29216 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1225 person(s)
Highlighted by 965 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (1910 total)
Search Series for School Life (13039 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 1136 person(s)
Highlighted by 696 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (823 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (3915 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 1288 person(s)
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Search Authors for Seinen (4404 total)
Search Series for Seinen (15228 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4530 person(s)
Highlighted by 1216 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (242 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (2203 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2865 person(s)
Highlighted by 2576 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3714 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (19212 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4597 person(s)
Highlighted by 1600 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (495 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (2310 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1418 person(s)
Highlighted by 1537 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (5495 total)
Search Series for Shounen (11210 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6603 person(s)
Highlighted by 2977 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (1813 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (7521 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 957 person(s)
Highlighted by 792 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (1646 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (8813 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2446 person(s)
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Search Authors for Smut (541 total)
Search Series for Smut (4862 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1535 person(s)
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Search Authors for Sports (543 total)
Search Series for Sports (2749 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 1048 person(s)
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Search Authors for Supernatural (1680 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (8045 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1464 person(s)
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Search Authors for Tragedy (288 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1893 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 10032 person(s)
Highlighted by 4484 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (3990 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (20805 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5577 person(s)
Highlighted by 2317 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (430 total)
Search Series for Yuri (2433 total)
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