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Types of Manga - Japanese Comics Categories & Genres

Manga has something for everyone: There are comics for boys and girls, men and women of all ages and for all interests. About.com's Manga Guide explains the various types of manga, including shonen and shojo genres and and introduces popular story categories, from educational comics to yaoi manga.

Introduction to Shojo Manga
With profiles of popular series including magical Sailor Moon to sexy and sophisticated Nana, our introduction takes a look inside the romantic, stylish and humorous world of shojo manga and explains why comics aren't just a guy thing anymore.

Introduction to Shonen Manga
Geared for teen and young adult males, shonen manga, such as Naruto, Bleach and One Piece capture readers' attention with their exciting stories and dynamic characters. About.com's Manga Guide explains what shonen manga is, and provides a list of recommended reads that will give you a taste for adventure, shonen manga-style.

Seinen Manga
Definition of seinen manga or Japanese comics for men, plus examples of seinen manga.

Josei Manga
What do you read when those doe-eyed magical girls of shojo manga just doesn't interest you anymore? Many twenty and thirty-somethings turn to josei manga or Japanese comics for women for romance, humor and drama from a redicomi (ladies' comics) point of view.

Introduction to Original English Language Manga
Inspired by Japanese manga but created by American, European or Canadian creators, original English language manga or OEL manga is staking its claim to its place the world of comics and mainstream publishing. Our overview introduces you to this emerging and fast-growing segment of the graphic novels world.

5 Cooking Manga Good Enough to Eat
From the land of Iron Chef comes cooking manga -- Japanese comics about the thrills and spills (mostly spills) that happens when you turn baking, frying and slicing into a competitive sport, and turn the kitchen into a backdrop for romance, comedy and intrigue.

Horror Manga: 13 Creepy Comics and Gruesome Graphic Novels
From the slightly spooky tales of Muhyo and Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation to the extremely disturbing Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show, our list of horror manga offers a chilling array of paranormal delights, ghostly lore and gruesome gore.

2010 New Shojo Manga Series and One-Shots
See a list of all the new shojo manga series and one-shots released in 2010 by Yen Press, VIZ Media, TokyoPop, Dark Horse, CMX Manga, Del Rey Manga, Digital Manga Publishing, Fantagraphics and much more.

2010 New Shonen Manga Series and One-Shots
See a list of all the new shonen manga series, one-shots and art books released in 2010 by Yen Press, VIZ Media, TokyoPop, Dark Horse, Udon Entertainment, Digital Manga Publishing, and much more.

2010 New Seinen / Josei Manga Series and One-Shots
See a list of all the new Seinen / Josei manga series, one-shots and art books released in 2010 by Yen Press, VIZ Media, TokyoPop, Dark Horse, Udon Entertainment, Digital Manga Publishing, and much more.

2010 New All-Ages Manga Series and One-Shots
See a list of all the new all-ages manga series, one-shots and art books released in 2010 by Yen Press, VIZ Media, TokyoPop, Dark Horse, Udon Entertainment, Digital Manga Publishing, and much more.

2010 New International Manga Series and One-Shots
See a list of all the new International manga series, one-shots and art books released in 2010 by Yen Press, VIZ Media, TokyoPop, Udon Entertainment, Del Rey Manga and much more.

2010 New One-Shot Manga
See a list of all the new single-volume manga released in 2010 by Yen Press, VIZ Media, TokyoPop, Udon Entertainment, Del Rey Manga and much more.

2010 New Yaoi Manga
See a list of all the new boys love manga released in 2010 by Digital Manga Pubishing (June Manga, 801 Media, DokiDoki) and TokyoPop (BLU Manga).

2010 New Manga Art Books and Anthologies
See a list of all the new manga anthologies and art books released in 2010 by Yen Press, VIZ Media, Udon Entertainment, Dark Horse and much more.

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