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In Japan, these terms refer to manga created for adult and late teenage male audiences (although everyone reads them). Stories feature lots of action and humor, male heroes, and often focus on growing friendships.

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  Cover Art: 21st Century Boys Urasawa, Naoki
21st Century Boys
War is over. The Friend is dead. Mankind no longer faces the threat of extinction. Peace has finally come to Tokyo ... Or has it? The mystery still remains. Nobody knows who the Friend was and where he came from. The only clue is hidden deep within the memories--the memories of the hero Kenji. It is time to open Pandora's Box to discover what is left at the bottom.
2012
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Afterschool Charisma Suekane, Kumiko
Afterschool Charisma
The only non-clone at St. Kleio Academy, a school dedicated to the clones of great historical personages. Shiro's father is a professor at the academy. Why is a regular kid taking classes at the school? Nobody seems to know for sure.
2010
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: AiON Kagesaki, Yuna.
AiON
Tatsuya Tsugawa has just lost both of his parents in a car accident. While trying to live up to his father's dying wish of becoming an upstanding man, Tatsuya rushes to help Seine--his bizarre classmate--from bullies. Little does he know he is about to find himself in the middle of a supernatural war between the immortal Seine and sea creatures that can control humans. So much for being Mr. Nice Guy!
2011
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Akira Otomo, Katsuhiro
Akira
In Neo-Tokyo, built on the former site of Tokyo after World War III, two teenagers are targeted by agencies after they develop paranormal abilities.
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Amnesia Labyrinth Tanigawa, Nagaru.
Amnesia Labyrinth
When high school student Souji Kushiki, an academic achiever and talented athlete from a well-to-do family, returns home from boarding school, he finds that his sisters Harumi, Youko, and Saki have changed. Their strangely clingy behavior borders on the inappropriate and bizarre, yet Souji just brushes off their odd behavior at first. However, when Souji arrives at school the next day, he learns that, during the summer, one of the students in his class was pushed to his death in front of a subway train. And what's more, two other students were stabbed by an unknown culprit. Are the victims linked, and could Souji's sisters have anything to do with the murders?
2011
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Angel Para Bellum Minami, Kent.
Angel Para Bellum
A war between heaven and hell is brewing and only a young man named Mitsuru holds the key to prevent it. Yet Mitsuru is unaware of his secret birthright and his role in the battle between angels and demons. All he knows is that his family is dead and Kyrie, the kindly woman who cared for him in his time of mourning, is not what she seems. Now, with demon attackers seeking to destroy him at every turn, his only protection is two beautiful gun-wielding angels who kick ass like nobody's business.
2012
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Attack On Titan Isayama, Hajime
Attack On Titan
For the past century, what's left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city, trapped in fear of the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they come from or why they are bent on consuming humankind, but the sudden appearance of an enormous Titan is about to change everything...
2012
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Biomega Nihei, Tsutomu
Biomega
Zoichi Kanoe plunges into the depths of 9JO, an island city in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, in search of Eon Green, a girl with the power to transmute the N5S virus. He's not the only one looking for her, though! Agents of the Public Health Service's Compulsory Execution Unit are also in hot pursuit. Zoichi and his transhuman allies have no time to waste; the countdown to the zombie apocalypse has begun!
2010
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Black Butler Toboso, Yana
Black Butler
Sebastian Michaelis, the butler to Ciel Phantomhive, the twelve-year-old earl, is the perfect servant, adept at every task from preparing meals to dispatching gangsters, so good at everything he does that he cannot possibly be human.
2010
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Black Cat Yabuki, Kentaro
Black Cat
Train and his partner Sven go after a huge bounty, attempting to track down a weapons smuggler who is dealing dangerous new technology on the black market. They cross paths with an elegant thief who offers to help them, but will the alliance be fruitful, or will the burglar bring bad luck to Black Cat?
2006
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Blood+ Katsura, Asuka
Blood
Set several decades after the events in the popular 'Blood: the last vampire' anime film, an amnesiac Saya Otonashi lives as a seemingly normal high school student with her adoptive family in Okinawa. Horrible nightmares are the only hints at the violent life she once led, but her past is about to catch up with her and awaken the merciless warrior within. Chiropterans--powerful shape-changing creatures who need and crave blood--threaten humanity once more, and a mysterious organization called the Red Shield needs Saya's deadly sword skills and mysterious powers to aid in the fight against these beasts.
2008
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Blue Exorcist Kato, Kazue
Blue Exorcist
When Rin Okumura learns his real father is the Demon Lord Satan, he swears to defeat him and enters True Cross Academy to become an exorcist.
2011
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Cat Paradise Iwahara, Yuji
Cat Paradise
At Matabi Academy, students are allowed to bring their pet cats to the dorms. For Yumi Hayakawa, whose favorite hobby is making clothes for her kitty Kansuke, Matabi seems like a sure bet. After all, nothing can possibly go wrong with her best friend at her side! But on the first day of school, the two find themselves face-to-face with a murderous demonic minion on campus! Will Yumi and Kansuke be able to defend themselves and their school against an ancient cat demon's thirst for vengeance?
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Children of the Sea Igarashi, Daisuke
Children of the Sea
When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea that she does. Ruka's dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the ocean's fish.
2009
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Code:breaker Kamijo, Akimine
Code:breaker
Rei seems like an affable transfer student to everyone around him, but quirky high school beauty Sakura sees his true face as a terrifying vigilante-- a 'nonexistent' Code:Breaker who cannot be touched by the law. And since Sakura has just witnessed the effects of his deadly blue flame, she's slated to be the next to burn!
2010
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: D.Gray-Man Hoshino, Katsura
D.Gray-Man
Allen Walker, along with the other Exorcists--people possessed by God--must prevent the end of the world by fighting and defeating the Millennium Earl, demons, and evil using the special substance known as "Innocence."
2006
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Death Note Oba, Tsugumi
Death Note
Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know?
2005
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Dictatorial Grimoire Kanou, Ayumi
Dictatorial Grimoire
Otogi Grimm, a far-flung descendant of the renowned Grimm Brothers, has always regarded the fairy tales his ancestors concocted as pure fiction. Now, the introverted half-Japanese teen is about to discover that the Grimm legacy is anything but pure. Otogi finds a manuscript that reveals the dark truth about the Brothers Grimm and the secret deal they made with beings known as the Marchen Demons. With Cinderella as his guide, can Otogi Grimm unlock the power of the manuscript and save himself from a horde of living fairy tales gone wild?
2013
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Doubt Tonogai, Yoshiki
Doubt
Rabbit Doubt--a mobile phone game--has taken Japan by storm. In it, players are rabbits who must uncover the wolf in rabbit's clothing before falling prey to its mistrust-sowing wiles--as well as its teeth. When a group of teen players decides to meet offline for fun, the last thing they expect is to lose consciousness and wake up trapped in an abandoned building, mysterious bar codes tattooed on their bodies, and a corpse strung up in front of them. To stay alive and find a way out, they have but one option--to sniff out the lying wolf in their midst.
2013
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Durarara!! Narita, Ryogo
Durarara!!
Welcome to Ikebukuro, where Tokyo's wildest characters gather!! Meet an ordinary boy who daydreams about the extraordinary. A naive stalker girl. The strongest man in Ikebukuro. A shut-in doctor with questionable credentials. A hedonistic informant...and the "headless rider" astride a pitch-black motorcycle!?
2012
Adult Graphic Novel
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MANGA: SEINEN AND SHONEN...


AUTHORS
• Akamatus, Ken
Love Hina, Negima!
• Anzai, Nobuyuki
Flame of Recca
• Aoyama, Gosho
Case Closed
• Arakawa, Hiromu
Fullmetal Alchemist
• Araki, Hirohiko
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
• Asada, Hiroyuki
Tegami Bachi
• Chiba, Tomohiro
Gundam Seed Astray
• CLAMP, (mangaka group)
Cardcaptor Sakura, xxxHOLiC, Tsubasa, Chobits
• Fujisaki, Ryu
Waqwaq, Hoshin Engi
• Gato, Shoji
Full Metal Panic!
• Higuchi, Daisuke
Whistle!
• Hirano, Kohta
Hellsing
• Hoshino, Katsura
D. Gray-Man
• Hotta, Yumi
Hikaru No Go
• Ikeda, Akihisa
Rosario + Vampire
• Inoue, Takehiko
Slam Dunk, Vagabond
• Inoue, Takehiko
Slam Dunk, Vagabond
• Iwaaki, Hitoshi
Parasyte
• Kageyama, Naoyuki
Yu-Gi-Oh!
• Kamijyo, Akimine
Code: Breaker
• Kataoka, Jinsei
Deadman Wonderland
• Kishimoto, Masashi
Naruto
• Kishiro, Yukito
Battle Angel Alita
• Koike, Kazuo
Path of the Assassin, Lone Wolf and Cub
• Kojima, Goseki
Lone Wolf and Cub
• Kondou, Kazuma
Deadman Wonderland
• Konomi, Takeshi
Prince of Tennis
• Kubo, Tite
Bleach
• Mashima, Hiro
Ravemaster
• Miura, Kentaro
Berserk
• Mochizuki, Minetaro
Dragon Head
• Monkey Punch, (a/k/a Monki Panchi)
Lupin III
• Nagasaki, Takashi
Pluto
• Natsume, Yoshinori
Kurozakuro
• Nightow, Yasuhiro
Trigun
• Nihei, Tsutomu
Biomega
• Oba, Tsugumi
Bakuman, Death Note
• Oda, Eiichiro
One Piece
• Oh! Great,
Air Gear
• Oku, Hiroya
Gantz
• Otomo, Katsuhiro
Akira
• Peach-Pit, (a/k/a Momo no Tane)
Zombie-Loan
• Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Neon Genesis Evangelion
• Sakuishi, Harorudo
Beck
• Samura, Hiroaki
Blade of the Immortal
• Shigeno, Shuichi
Initial D
• Takahashi, Rumiko
Inu-Yasha, Ranma 1/2, Rin-ne
• Takami, Koushun
Battle Royale
• Takei, Hiroyuki
Shaman King
• Tatsumi, Yoshihiro
Black Blizzard
• Tezuka, Osamu
Black Jack, Astro Boy, Buddha
• Toboso, Yana
Black Butler
• Togashi, Yoshihiro
Hunter x Hunter, YuYu Hakusho
• Tokita, Koichi
Mobile Suit Gundam 00F
• Tome, Kei
Kurogane
• Toriyama, Akira
Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump
• Umezu, Kazuo
Drifting Classroom
• Urasawa, Naoki
Pluto, 20th Century Boys
• Watsuki, Nobuhiro
Gun Blaze West, Buso Renkin, Rurouni Kenshin
• Yabuki, Kentaro
Black Cat
• Yukimura, Makoto
Planetes
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