Seinen manga


Seinen manga

is a subset of manga that is generally targeted at an 18–30 year old male audience, but the audience can be much older with some comics aimed at businessmen well into their 40s. It has a wide variety of art styles and more variation in subject matter, ranging from the avant-garde to the pornographic. The female equivalent to seinen manga is josei manga. 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 furigana is used over the original kanji text: 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"."

ee also

* Shōnen: intended for boys
* Shōjo: intended for girls
* Josei: intended for adult women
* Kodomo: intended for children
* List of seinen magazines

External links

* [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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