- Seinen manga
is a subset of
mangathat is generally targeted at an 18–30 year old male audience, but the audience can be much older with some comics aimed at businessmenwell into their 40s. It has a wide variety of art styles and more variation in subject matter, ranging from the avant-gardeto the pornographic. The female equivalent to seinen manga is joseimanga. In Japanese, the word "Seinen" means "young man" or "young men", and it is not indicative of sexual matter. Examples include "Berserk", " 3×3 Eyes", " Hellsing", " Chobits", " Tenjho Tenge", " Elfen Lied", " Oh My Goddess!", " Trigun Maximum", " Rozen Maiden", " xxxHolic", " Vagabond (manga)", " Sekirei" and " Zero no Tsukaima".
A common way to tell if a manga is seinen is by looking at whether or not
furiganais used over the original kanjitext: if there are furigana on all kanji, the title is generally aimed at a younger audience. The title of the magazine it was published in is also an important indicator. Usually Japanese manga magazines with the word "young" in the title (" Young Jump" for instance) are seinen. Other popular seinen manga magazines include " Ultra Jump", "Afternoon", and " Big Comic".
List of seinen manga
:"Please see the category for a list of manga that are considered "seinen"."
Shōnen: intended for boys
Shōjo: intended for girls
Josei: intended for adult women
* Kodomo: intended for children
* List of seinen magazines
* [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=19 Definition of seinen] at the
Anime News Network
* [http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/男性向けアニメ Anime for men] ja icon
* [http://www.j-magazine.or.jp/data_001/main_b.html#003 Japanese Magazine Publishers Association] ja icon
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