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Shounen is a genre in anime and manga that typically has action, comedy, friendship, and has tragedy occasionally. Shounen anime are mostly targeted towards a young-teen male audience. Classic shounens include Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, and more.

Witnessing the fullness of the Titan horror first-hand, a young and tenacious Eren Jaeger vows to rid the world of all Titans and win back freedom for mankind.
The story of the Joestar family, who are possessed with intense psychic strength, and the adventures each member encounters throughout their lives.
Gon Freecss aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptional being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger.
The series focuses on Monkey D. Luffy, whom, inspired by his childhood idol, the powerful pirate Red-Haired Shanks, sets off on a journey to find the mythical treasure, the One Piece, and proclaim himself the King of the Pirates.

The story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks recognition from his peers and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village.
Follows the adventures of an extraordinarily strong young boy named Goku as he searches for the seven dragon balls. Along the way he makes many new friends, and enemies, and he trains to become the strongest fighter in the world.
It follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki, who inherits his parents' destiny after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper—a death personification similar to the Grim Reaper—from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki.
Tanjiro Kamado's family is slaughtered and the only survivor, his sister, has turned into a Demon. The young man embarks on a journey to seek out the Demon that killed their family, and turn his sister back into a human.


Shoujo is a genre of anime, and manga that sets young teenage girls as the target demographic. Shoujo anime frequently focus on romance as a key plot element, is often set in a school setting or a fantasy world, and typically features a female protagonist.

Tohru Honda, an orphan girl who, after meeting Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure Sohma, learns that thirteen members of the Sohma family are possessed by the animals of the Chinese zodiac and are cursed to turn into their animal forms if they embrace anyone of the opposite sex.
Kousei Arima, a piano prodigy who lost his ability to play after suffering a traumatic event in his childhood is forced back into the spotlight by an eccentric girl with a secret of her own.
Anohana tells the tale of five childhood companions who reunite when the ghost of their dead friend appears, and demands they grant her final wish.
Sixteen-year-old Naho Takamiya discovers a letter from herself from ten years into that future that tells her to watch for a new transfer student, Kakeru Naruse, who will become one of her friends.


Josei anime and manga, also known as ladies' comics, is an category of Japanese comics that emerged in the 1980s. Josei refers to manga marketed to an audience of adult women, contrasting shoujo manga, which is marketed to an audience of girls and young adult women.

The series is centered on Nana Osaki and Nana Komatsu, two women who move to Tokyo at the age of 20, with the story focused on Nana O.'s pursuit for fame and Nana K.'s pursuit for romance, all while struggling to maintain their friendship.
The sports anime revolves around Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki, who is taken under the wing of his role model Russian figure-skating champion, alongside young skating prodigy Yuri Plitsetsky.
The series depicts the lives and relationships of five students at a Tokyo art college, four of whom live in the same apartment building.
Yukari is a typical high-school student who listens to her parents and attends school everyday. As she starts to question her way of life, she encounters some fashion students who have a clothing label known as "Paradise Kiss".


Seinen anime and manga are shows and comics marketed towards young adult men, contrasting shounen anime, which is directed towards younger boys. Seinen anime and manga tend to focus on action, politics, science fiction, fantasy, relationships, sports, or comedy.

Set in a medieval dark fantasy world, the story centers on the characters of Guts, a lone mercenary, and Griffith, the leader of a mercenary band called the "Band of the Hawk".
A self-proclaimed mad scientist discovers an unusual series of events that only he has witnessed, and with his childhood friend and a professional hacker, he reopens a device which he thinks is a step closer into creating a real time machine.
Thorfinn pursues a journey with his father's killer in order to take revenge and end his life in a duel as an honorable warrior and pay his father a homage.
Growing up in 17th century Sengoku era Japan, Shinmen Takezou is shunned by the local villagers as a devil child. Running away from home at age 17, Takezou joins the army to fight the Tokugawa clan at the battle of Sekigahara.
Years after a schoolboy writes a book of prophecies, a mysterious super-villain uses it as his master-plan of world destruction
The story revolves around Kenzo Tenma, a Japanese surgeon whose life enters turmoil after getting involved with Johan Liebert, one of his former patients, who is revealed to be a dangerous serial killer
Kingdom provides a fictionalized account of the Warring States period primarily through the experiences of the war orphan Xin and his comrades as he fights to become the greatest general under the heavens, and in doing so, unifying China for the first time in 500 years.
A college student is attacked by a ghoul, a being that feeds on human flesh. He later receives an organ transplant from the ghoul, becoming part monster himself.