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Josei is a genre of manga aimed at women age 18-30. The genre includes a more realistic portrayal of romantic relationships than is typically shown in shoujo, as well as more open sexuality.
For the purposes of this category, ladies manga is defined as manga serialized in a ladies magazine or published by a ladies imprint. Plot, characters, and style of art are irrelevant. Ladies magazines include, but are not limited to: Be Love, Chorus, Crimson, Eyes, Office You, Petit Flower, Wings, You, and Young You.
For the purposes of this category, seinen manga is defined as manga serialized in a seinen magazine or published by a seinen imprint. Plot, characters, and style of art are irrelevant. Seinen magazines include, but are not limited to: Afternoon, Big Comic, Business Jump, Champion Jack, Sunday, Super Jump, Tokumori, Ultra Jump, Young Champion, Young Jump, Young Magazine, and Young Sunday.

Please only submit shoujo manga sites. Anime sites should be submitted to the proper subcategory of Arts: Animation: Anime. Also note that this category is for sites about several shoujo series, or about the genre in general. If your site is only about one title, please submit to Arts: Comics: Manga: Titles.

Shoujo manga can be defined as 'comic books for girls.' They are often complex and dramatic stories involving a young girl and her triumphs and tribulations. The art work is very stylized, lending an evocative and emotional feel to the story.

One of the most popular subgenres of shoujo is the 'Magical Girl.' It involves a heroine with a secret identity that has magical powers and often a cute animal side-kick.

For the purposes of this category, shoujo manga is defined as manga serialized in a shoujo magazine or published by a shoujo imprint. Plot, characters, and style of art are irrelevant. Shoujo magazines include, but are not limited to: Amie, Asuka, Chao, Friend, Hana to Yume, Margaret, Nakayoshi, Ribon, Runrun, and Sho-Comi.

For the purposes of this category, shounen manga is defined as manga serialized in a shounen magazine or published by a shounen imprint. Plot, characters, and style of art are irrelevant. Shounen magazines include, but are not limited to: Champion, Monthly Jump, Monthly Magazine, Newtype, Shounen Magazine, Shounen Sunday, V Jump, Weekly Jump, and Weekly Magazine.
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