Understanding Anime and Manga Genres

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Guide to understanding anime & manga genres















Anime











Anime is used in many countrys as an abbreviated term for animation, on this forum it is used to describe animations which are from East Asia originating from about 1917 to date. The main countys this includes is Japan, China and Korea. It is made up of both hand-drawn and computer-animated animations.











Manga











Manga is a very broad term used to describe comics/graphic novels which are from East Asia. The main countrys this includes is Japan, China and Korea. Those three countrys each has their own term for comics/graphic novels which their respective artists produce, with the art style and types of storys told been the major difference.







The general names given to comics/graphic novels, basied on the county of orgin is;







Manga - Comes from Japan.







Manhwa - Comes from Korea.







Manhua - Comes from China.











Genres











The same genres, are applied to both manga and anime, and it is a class or category of similar methodologies and themes in the artistic works. Genres often overlap and blend in with one anouther in both anime and manga.











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The following list, is a few of the most common genres in anime and manga.







Action







The artisitc work, tends to depict scenes of fighting, violence, chaos, and fast paced motion.







Adult







Contains content that is more suited to adults only. Titles in this category may include prolonged graphic scenes of intense violence and/or sexual contant and/or nudity. Adult manga/anime should not be viewed by minors or the faint of heart.







Adventure







The character/s goes on a trip or along that line. Uselly a quest of some sorts.







Comedy







Has a humorous and/or satirical tone.







Doujinshi







Fan based art inspired by official anime or manga







Drama







Focuses on situation or series of events having vivid, emotional, conflicting, or striking interest or results.







Ecchi







Has vague sexual content (skimpy clothing, partial/full nudity), but does not show sexual intercourse. It is often considered the line between hentai and non-hentai. It also tends to refer to fanservice put in to attract a certain group of fans







Fantasy







Takes place in a world that is outside of scientific explanation, it can include anything from magic, dream world, and fairy tales.







Gender Bender







Has character/s that become or act the opposite gender by cross-dressing, surgery, magical means, etc....







Harem







A series that involes one male character with several female characters that are usually attracted to said male character. A Reverse Harem is when the genders are reversed, where it involves one female character with several male characters that are usually attracted to said female character.







Hentai







Adult sexual content in an illustrated form where the focus of the manga is placed on sexually graphic acts.







You get many sub genres of henti which include:



  • Anal - Sexual intercourse in the anus (butt)


  • Bara - Male x Male intercourse, but the men are of a large size


  • Bukkake - mass group ejaculation on one on or more persons


  • Hadaka - (naked) apron


  • Chikan - (molesters on trains)


  • Double penetration - Being penetrated by two penises


  • Enemas - and anal cleansing


  • Furry - part animal part human Hentai


  • Futanari - women with both male and female sexual orgains


  • Guro - Gore


  • Incest - Sex with a family member


  • Lactation - seeping of milk from a womans breasts


  • Loli or lolicon - Lolita complex or sex with a female child


  • manzuri - a Japanese term for female masturbation, literally meaning "ten thousand rubs."


  • Meganekko - Glasses fetish


  • Neko - catgirl


  • Oppai - Breasts/Big Breasts


  • Orgy - group sex


  • Paizuri - intercourse with the breasts (intermammary intercourse)


  • Rape - sexual intercourse with an involuntary partner


  • Scat - poop


  • Shota or shotacon - sex with a male child


  • Tentacles - sex with the use of tentacles


  • Transformation - Human Transforming into a Furry


  • Transgender - turning from one gender into another


  • Vore - Eating someone while having intercourse with them


  • Yaoi - Male x Male Relations


  • Yuri - Female x Female Relations









Historical







Having to do with old or ancient times.







Horror







Has scenes that inspires shock, fear, dread, terror, devastation, etc...







Kodomo







Children's manga aimed at 6-11 year olds. They tend to be moral and teach certain traits and behaviors.







Josei







Literally means "Woman", as it targets women aged 18-30. It tends to include romance storys with a more realistic and less idealized theme. The storytelling is more explicit and mature.







Lolicon







Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age girls.







Martial Arts







Anything related to the several arts of combat or self-defense, such as aikido, karate, judo, or tae kwon do, kendo, fencing, and so on and so forth.







Mature







Contains material that is not suitable for people under the age of 17. Manga in this genre may contain seens of intense violence, gore, sexual content, and/or strong language.







Mecha







Involves large robotic machines.







Mystery







Unexplained events/situations that are usually solved by the character/s.







Psychological







Usually deals with the philosophy of a state of mind, in most cases abnormal states of mind.







Romance







Any love related story.







School Life







Having a major setting of the story deal with some type of school.







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.







Seinen







Seinen means "young Man", as it is manga and anime that specifically targets young adult males around the ages of 18 to 25 are seinen titles.Typically deals with issues of adulthood.







Shotacon







Representing a sexual attraction to young or under-age boys.







Shoujo







Typically involves romance and character development. Primarily written for females (10-18).







Shoujo Ai







Romantic relationship between females not having "adult" themes.







Shounen







Typically involves fighting and/or violence. Primarily written for males between the ages of 10 to 18.







Shounen Ai







Romantic relationship between males not having "adult" themes.







Slice of Life







Present day-to-day happenings that take place in a world that mirrors our own.







Smut







Deals with series that are considered profane or offensive, particularly with regards to sexual content, not necessarily explicit.







Sports







Anything sport related.







Supernatural







Involves unexplained powers/events that defy the laws of modern science/physics.







Suspense







Contains frequent plot twists or shocks meant to keep the reader guessing as to where the plot will go next.







Tragedy








Contains events resulting in great loss and misfortune.







Yaoi







Intimate relationships between men.







Yuri







Intimate relationships between women.















~ adapated from baka-updates and mangatraders
 

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[quote name='Darkparagon']
Guide to understanding anime & manga genres















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[*]Vore - Eating someone while having intercourse with them



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Oh for fucks sake.
 
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I take it, that flapping to cannibalism is not your thing?







*Insert a crappy joke about Hannibal Lecter here*







Though, I will admit that I fear opening some hentai files. You just don't know what you're going to get.
 

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You would if people would tag the zip files properly :p







At least now I know what "Vore" means, I guess,
 

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You could've just put "porn." under Hentai and it would be the same thing since explaining every single genre would take days.
 

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Also, some of these things are blindingly obvious. You should try trimming some fat.
 
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You see the problem is that, my faith in humanity and peoples ability to understand the basics died and crumbled into dust years go, most people are idiots who can not notice/understand the simplist of things, myself included. So the fat stays for the benefit of the nitwits.







[quote name='devon']You would if people would tag the zip files properly :p[/quote]







I hold my hands up and admit, I'm one of those who do not tag the zip files properly, and for the simple reason if I did, it would take away one of the few pleasures I get from uploading. You always get one, who downloads something they did not bank on, then goes into a fit of rage, 99.9% of the time it ends up been some of the most delightful laugh out loud staff you get to read on the net.







Though, Rei Ayanami makes a good point. Leaving everything as just "porn" would make the chances of someone downloading something not to their liking more likely, and almost everyone understands the term porn...*Snigger*
 
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damn!!you sure did a lot of research...but thanks....some of it ive learned what there meaning is...