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M - Mature Age 18+ Content Rating


Black Lagoon by Rei Hiroe, published by  Shonen Jump / VIZ Media

Black Lagoon Volume 1

© Rei Hiroe

Equivalent to an "NC-17" movie rating, the "M – Mature, Age 18+" rating means that you can expect to see adult themes, strong language, intense violence and/or explicit sexuality in the story and artwork. Most publishers will shrink-wrap "M"-rated graphic novels and include a content advisory label prominently on its cover.


Examples of manga for Mature – Age 18+ readers include:

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