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Cover artwork for Golgo 13 Volume 4 by Takao Saito

Golgo 13 Volume 4

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Definition:

Literally translates as "comics for men" or specifically, to male readers between the ages of 18 - 30, although men in their 40's and 50's also read seinen titles. Seinen manga stories usually feature more mature, complex themes than shonen manga. Explicit sex or violent scenes may also be included in the story.

Examples of seinen manga include:

  • Lone Wolf & Cub by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima
  • Golgo 13 by Takao Saito
  • Eagle by Kaiji Kawaguchi
  • Monster by Naoki Urasawa.

Pronunciation: SAY-nen
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