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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1307 person(s)
Highlighted by 1347 person(s)

Search Authors for Action (2399 total)
Search Series for Action (9083 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 2374 person(s)
Highlighted by 2547 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (4801 total)
Search Series for Adult (29142 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 1148 person(s)
Highlighted by 998 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (1098 total)
Search Series for Adventure (4483 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 1373 person(s)
Highlighted by 1598 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (4909 total)
Search Series for Comedy (21929 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3563 person(s)
Highlighted by 1360 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (6336 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (24508 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1075 person(s)
Highlighted by 718 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (2632 total)
Search Series for Drama (15710 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 2471 person(s)
Highlighted by 2356 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (721 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (3424 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1181 person(s)
Highlighted by 1121 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (2316 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (9193 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 1911 person(s)
Highlighted by 1432 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (398 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2654 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 1400 person(s)
Highlighted by 1083 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (514 total)
Search Series for Harem (2436 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 5473 person(s)
Highlighted by 3972 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (4090 total)
Search Series for Hentai (25999 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 1071 person(s)
Highlighted by 587 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (746 total)
Search Series for Historical (3793 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 1884 person(s)
Highlighted by 841 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (538 total)
Search Series for Horror (2470 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 2229 person(s)
Highlighted by 1570 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (1873 total)
Search Series for Josei (9687 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 4515 person(s)
Highlighted by 1482 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (324 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2917 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 1224 person(s)
Highlighted by 822 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (301 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (1245 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 1428 person(s)
Highlighted by 1443 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (481 total)
Search Series for Mature (3435 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 1875 person(s)
Highlighted by 565 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (214 total)
Search Series for Mecha (861 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 955 person(s)
Highlighted by 627 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (597 total)
Search Series for Mystery (3063 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 1085 person(s)
Highlighted by 756 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (384 total)
Search Series for Psychological (2303 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 1580 person(s)
Highlighted by 2380 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (4766 total)
Search Series for Romance (27296 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1196 person(s)
Highlighted by 951 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (1833 total)
Search Series for School Life (12619 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 1113 person(s)
Highlighted by 686 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (793 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (3818 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 1266 person(s)
Highlighted by 1513 person(s)

Search Authors for Seinen (4238 total)
Search Series for Seinen (14875 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4475 person(s)
Highlighted by 1197 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (239 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (2158 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 2824 person(s)
Highlighted by 2554 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3666 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (18882 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 4542 person(s)
Highlighted by 1584 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (489 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (2219 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1395 person(s)
Highlighted by 1527 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (5354 total)
Search Series for Shounen (10877 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 6528 person(s)
Highlighted by 2952 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (1755 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (7343 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 935 person(s)
Highlighted by 778 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (1469 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (8229 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2414 person(s)
Highlighted by 1741 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (502 total)
Search Series for Smut (4456 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1511 person(s)
Highlighted by 652 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (539 total)
Search Series for Sports (2704 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 1026 person(s)
Highlighted by 826 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (1566 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (7749 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1437 person(s)
Highlighted by 655 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (271 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (1858 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 9915 person(s)
Highlighted by 4434 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (3821 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (20093 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 5507 person(s)
Highlighted by 2295 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (428 total)
Search Series for Yuri (2379 total)
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