Cracking the Manga Code

Attack on Titan So just what in the hey hey is seinen manga? And what about josei?

Longtime manga fans are probably pretty familiar with some of the more common terms to describe them. In all likelihood, you manga fans know that shoujo manga is manga targeted towards girls, such as the classic Sailor Moon, whereas shonen manga are aimed at boys, with titles like Dragon Ball Z  and One Piece.

But there are two other terms that you might not be aware of that can help you find the manga that is right for you. Seinen and josei are manga that are geared towards older audiences, seinen being intended for young men and josei aimed at women. 

So if you're of an older persuasion and you're looking for the next step after Naruto or Vampire Knight, then seinen series like Attack on Titan or josei series Puella Magi Madoka Magica might be more your style. 

 

It goes to show, you can never be too old for manga.