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A work typically depicting fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.
Filtered by 1521 person(s)
Highlighted by 1491 person(s)

Search Authors for Action (3285 total)
Search Series for Action (11323 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 2694 person(s)
Highlighted by 2849 person(s)

Search Authors for Adult (5667 total)
Search Series for Adult (30153 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 1327 person(s)
Highlighted by 1103 person(s)

Search Authors for Adventure (2180 total)
Search Series for Adventure (6457 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 1575 person(s)
Highlighted by 1719 person(s)

Search Authors for Comedy (7775 total)
Search Series for Comedy (28289 total)
Fan based work inspired by official anime or manga. For MangaUpdates, original works DO NOT fall under this category
Filtered by 3941 person(s)
Highlighted by 1474 person(s)

Search Authors for Doujinshi (8493 total)
Search Series for Doujinshi (26020 total)
A work meant to bring on an emotional response, such as instilling sadness or tension.
Filtered by 1237 person(s)
Highlighted by 786 person(s)

Search Authors for Drama (4672 total)
Search Series for Drama (21483 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 2796 person(s)
Highlighted by 2576 person(s)

Search Authors for Ecchi (918 total)
Search Series for Ecchi (4386 total)
Anything that involves, but not limited to, magic, dream world, and fairy tales.
Filtered by 1376 person(s)
Highlighted by 1263 person(s)

Search Authors for Fantasy (4078 total)
Search Series for Fantasy (12643 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 2237 person(s)
Highlighted by 1546 person(s)

Search Authors for Gender Bender (449 total)
Search Series for Gender Bender (2863 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 1679 person(s)
Highlighted by 1238 person(s)

Search Authors for Harem (699 total)
Search Series for Harem (3211 total)
Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the FOCUS of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.
Filtered by 6111 person(s)
Highlighted by 4326 person(s)

Search Authors for Hentai (4414 total)
Search Series for Hentai (25237 total)
Having to do with old or ancient times.
Filtered by 1224 person(s)
Highlighted by 655 person(s)

Search Authors for Historical (1225 total)
Search Series for Historical (5196 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 2156 person(s)
Highlighted by 955 person(s)

Search Authors for Horror (756 total)
Search Series for Horror (3429 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 2537 person(s)
Highlighted by 1698 person(s)

Search Authors for Josei (2879 total)
Search Series for Josei (14819 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.
Filtered by 5085 person(s)
Highlighted by 1646 person(s)

Search Authors for Lolicon (395 total)
Search Series for Lolicon (2825 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 1379 person(s)
Highlighted by 889 person(s)

Search Authors for Martial Arts (403 total)
Search Series for Martial Arts (1574 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 1615 person(s)
Highlighted by 1599 person(s)

Search Authors for Mature (695 total)
Search Series for Mature (4386 total)
A work involving and usually concentrating on all types of large robotic machines.
Filtered by 2116 person(s)
Highlighted by 615 person(s)

Search Authors for Mecha (253 total)
Search Series for Mecha (939 total)
Usually an unexplained event occurs, and the main protagonist attempts to find out what caused it.
Filtered by 1074 person(s)
Highlighted by 686 person(s)

Search Authors for Mystery (1026 total)
Search Series for Mystery (4255 total)
Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases detailing abnormal psychology.
Filtered by 1231 person(s)
Highlighted by 848 person(s)

Search Authors for Psychological (832 total)
Search Series for Psychological (3344 total)
A story where the primary focus is a romantic relationship between the main protagonist and another character
Filtered by 1840 person(s)
Highlighted by 2600 person(s)

Search Authors for Romance (7975 total)
Search Series for Romance (36960 total)
School Life
Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.
Filtered by 1375 person(s)
Highlighted by 1026 person(s)

Search Authors for School Life (2688 total)
Search Series for School Life (15707 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 1245 person(s)
Highlighted by 753 person(s)

Search Authors for Sci-fi (1137 total)
Search Series for Sci-fi (4641 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 1408 person(s)
Highlighted by 1612 person(s)

Search Authors for Seinen (5677 total)
Search Series for Seinen (18923 total)
Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.
Filtered by 4993 person(s)
Highlighted by 1325 person(s)

Search Authors for Shotacon (377 total)
Search Series for Shotacon (2253 total)
A work intended and primarily written for females. Usually involves a lot of romance and strong character development.
Filtered by 3177 person(s)
Highlighted by 2709 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo (3946 total)
Search Series for Shoujo (20449 total)
Shoujo Ai
Often synonymous with yuri, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Girl's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 5102 person(s)
Highlighted by 1757 person(s)

Search Authors for Shoujo Ai (554 total)
Search Series for Shoujo Ai (2198 total)
A work intended and primarily written for males. These works usually involve fighting and/or violence.
Filtered by 1566 person(s)
Highlighted by 1614 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen (4499 total)
Search Series for Shounen (13169 total)
Shounen Ai
Often synonymous with yaoi, this can be thought of as somewhat less extreme. "Boy's Love", so to speak.
Filtered by 7364 person(s)
Highlighted by 3226 person(s)

Search Authors for Shounen Ai (2370 total)
Search Series for Shounen Ai (7900 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 1090 person(s)
Highlighted by 873 person(s)

Search Authors for Slice of Life (3399 total)
Search Series for Slice of Life (13836 total)
Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content
Filtered by 2723 person(s)
Highlighted by 1944 person(s)

Search Authors for Smut (1048 total)
Search Series for Smut (7357 total)
As the name suggests, anything sports related. Baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, golf, and racing just to name a few.
Filtered by 1694 person(s)
Highlighted by 703 person(s)

Search Authors for Sports (624 total)
Search Series for Sports (3026 total)
Usually entails amazing and unexplained powers or events which defy the laws of physics.
Filtered by 1159 person(s)
Highlighted by 906 person(s)

Search Authors for Supernatural (2280 total)
Search Series for Supernatural (10156 total)
Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.
Filtered by 1634 person(s)
Highlighted by 738 person(s)

Search Authors for Tragedy (490 total)
Search Series for Tragedy (2424 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between men.
Filtered by 11346 person(s)
Highlighted by 4947 person(s)

Search Authors for Yaoi (5880 total)
Search Series for Yaoi (24063 total)
This work usually involves intimate relationships between women.
Filtered by 6204 person(s)
Highlighted by 2564 person(s)

Search Authors for Yuri (590 total)
Search Series for Yuri (2565 total)