Newcomers to manga are often surprised to learn that there are many different genres of manga, each with its own typical reader and subject matter. For example, “shojo” manga focuses on young female readers, friendships, and romance. “Seinen” manga focuses on young male readers, often stressing action. “Josei” manga focuses on adult relationships and often more realistic settings. This presentation would give a brief overview of each major genre while offering recommendations of famous works in the genre.
Dr. Michael Charlton, Chair & Professor, Department of Communication, Missouri Western State University (Ph.D. University of Oklahoma).