Who doesn’t like reading comics, and especially, the equivalent of Japan is manga? But with thousands of genres and titles, it is quite confusing to know what genres will appeal to us, and what title to start reading, especially if we just started finding this interesting media.
One thing you need to know, manga is not a “comic book for children”, and there are genres that will cover each group, gender and social group groups.
So, what manga should you read?
Well, let’s start with genres and some title suggestions:
Redikomi or Josei, from the “comic woman” of Japan. Sometimes it is called Josei (female). This genre is intended because teenage girls are late to adulthood, beyond the ideal reference romance, with more realistic modern Japanese women’s relationship. I recommend: “Midnight โดจิน Secretary”, “Gokusen” and “Honey and Clover”.
Seinen (youth) is a male partner of Redikomi / Josei. The genre is relatively the same as Shonen, except that they are darker and more grim. My recommendation: “Bastard !!”, “rampage” “Basilisk” ad.
Shojo or Shouso (literally “girl”) is a manga aimed at women who are younger to the age of 18. Focus on the romance and relationship from the perspective of teenage girls. Recommendation: “Ceres Celestial Legend”, “Fushigi Yuugi” and “Celebrity Love”.
Shonen or Shounen (it was literally translated as “boys”), Male Shojo partners, centered on adventure genres, action and Martial Arts. Manga recommendations: “Bleach”, “Naruto” and “full metal alchemists”.
Yuri or Shojo-ai is based on a strong romantic relationship of women / women, graphically described. Shojo-ai is literally translated as “love-love”. Yuri lined out literally as “Lily”. In Japan, the term GL (love girl) is also used. Recommended reading: “Strawberry Panic”, “free soul” and “love my life”.
Shonen-ai / yaoi, equivalent to men with shojo-ai /. Shonen-ai translates as “Boy-Love” Bl (Boy Love). Less graphics from Yuri. Recommended reading: “Calculate the cloth – Godchild”, “Boys next door” and “just around the corner”.
Hentai: This manga is a sexual hardcore manga. Hentai is Japanese for “heresy” or “deviations” (adult content). Recommendation: “Step Up Love Story”, “Maid In Heaven” and “Sexy Magical Girl”.
The next step is to truly look for these titles. But with a busy schedule and limited resources, especially when we just want to test the waters, go to the manga store that can actually be a challenge. That’s why reading online manga can be a good alternative.