I don't understand what some genres are

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I'm new to Scribble Hub and I cannot understand some genres, especially those which are not english in title.

Example:
  • Seinen
  • Isekai
  • Josei
Actually, among the non-English genres, the only thing I understand is Ecchi. 😅
 

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I'm new to Scribble Hub and I cannot understand some genres, especially those which are not english in title.

Example:
  • Seinen
  • Isekai
  • Josei
Actually, among the non-English genres, the only thing I understand is Ecchi. 😅
  • Seinen: Stories marketed towards young adult males
  • Isekai: is a subgenre of Japanese light novels, manga, anime, and video games, revolving around a normal person from Earth being transported to, reborn in, or trapped in a parallel universe (usually a fantasy world)
  • Josei: Stories marketed towards young adult females.
 

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  • Seinen: Stories marketed towards young adult males
  • Isekai: is a subgenre of Japanese light novels, manga, anime, and video games, revolving around a normal person from Earth being transported to, reborn in, or trapped in a parallel universe (usually a fantasy world)
  • Josei: Stories marketed towards young adult females.
What he said.

Edit: There are mouse-over tooltips for tags on NU, so mybe @Tony will add them here at some point as well?
 

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  • Seinen: Stories marketed towards young adult males
  • Isekai: is a subgenre of Japanese light novels, manga, anime, and video games, revolving around a normal person from Earth being transported to, reborn in, or trapped in a parallel universe (usually a fantasy world)
  • Josei: Stories marketed towards young adult females.
To expound on this:

  • Shounen: Stories marketed towards teenage boys
  • Shoujo: Stories marketed towards young teenage girls
  • Shounen-ai: Boys love
  • Yaoi: Smutty boys love
  • Shoujo-ai: Girls Love
  • Yuri: Smutty girls love
Just in case you come across them.
 

nani

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  • Seinen: Stories marketed towards young adult males
  • Isekai: is a subgenre of Japanese light novels, manga, anime, and video games, revolving around a normal person from Earth being transported to, reborn in, or trapped in a parallel universe (usually a fantasy world)
  • Josei: Stories marketed towards young adult females.
To expound on this:

  • Shounen: Stories marketed towards teenage boys
  • Shoujo: Stories marketed towards young teenage girls
  • Shounen-ai: Boys love
  • Yaoi: Smutty boys love
  • Shoujo-ai: Girls Love
  • Yuri: Smutty girls love
Just in case you come across them.
Thank you!
So:
▪ Josei & Shoujo are the same thing?
▪ Seinen & Shounen are the same thing?
 

NiQuinn

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Thank you!
So:
▪ Josei & Shoujo are the same thing?
▪ Seinen & Shounen are the same thing?
Somewhat. Like Josei and Shoujo are catered to females but the content is different. Josei tends to be more mature. Typically a story, usually romance, between adults. Also, usually office romance.

Meanwhile, shounen and seinen are addressed to males. With Seinen for a more mature audience. Typically from 20s to 50s.
 

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To expound on this:

  • Shounen: Stories marketed towards teenage boys
  • Shoujo: Stories marketed towards young teenage girls
  • Shounen-ai: Boys love
  • Yaoi: Smutty boys love
  • Shoujo-ai: Girls Love
  • Yuri: Smutty girls love
Just in case you come across them.
I want to add that people don't always mean smutty Boys' Love or Girls' Love when they say "yaoi" or "yuri" - it can be just another catch-all way of referring to BL and GL. The use of the shounen-ai and shoujo-ai distinction is going out of fashion.

Yuri and yaoi was never split this way in Japan to begin with. There, shounen-ai and shoujo-ai refers to paedophilia.
 

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I want to add that people don't always mean smutty Boys' Love or Girls' Love when they say "yaoi" or "yuri" - it can be just another catch-all way of referring to BL and GL. The use of the shounen-ai and shoujo-ai distinction is going out of fashion.

Yuri and yaoi was never split this way in Japan to begin with. There, shounen-ai and shoujo-ai refers to paedophilia.
That's a trivia to me. I used to think that shounen-ai ang shoujo-ai where lighter version of yaoi and Yuri.
 

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That's a trivia to me. I used to think that shounen-ai ang shoujo-ai where lighter version of yaoi and Yuri.
If someone goes out of their way to use those terms in the Western/international fandoms, they'll still mean that. It's just that not using them doesn't mean you're referencing only smutty or hardcore works.
 

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Shoujo ai and Shounen ai can also mean love between young girls/boys, which tend to be more on the innocent side? Since I thought that love for younger kids (pedophilia) is classified as shoutacon.
 

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Shoujo tends to be more of a highschool setting whilst Josei is more of office setting.

Shoutacon is just pedophilia. Usually it's yaoi, but sometimes it's shoujo (girl×boy).

Seinen and shounen are quite similar but really it's just the fan service that's different.
 
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