If you ask most manga fans today what genre they like to read, you would probably get an answer like shonen or shoujo. When in fact, one of the earliest manga magazines that was published in Japan was a seinen manga. The manga magazine in question was Weekly Manga Times and it was first released in 1956. The magazine was aimed specifically at middle-aged men and content that would be most appealing to them. At the time, it was erotic fiction and manga as well as various stories about the yakuza. The next few decades would see the rise of various manga publication companies, each targeting a specific demographic. Weekly Shonen Magazin and Weekly Shonen Sunday, the first two manga magazines, came out in 1959. Weekly Manga Action gave us Lupin III and Crayon Shin-chan. Big Comics, in 1968, gave us one of its most popular series, Golgo 13.
In 1979, Shueisha, best known for Weekly Shonen Jump, entered the seinen market with Weekly Young Jump. In fact, many of its series have been adapted into anime or live-action TV shows. Shows like Elfen Lied, Gantz, Kirara, and Zetman are some good shows to name a few. If you're new to the seinen manga genre, it's rather easy to tell if one is seinen or not. It has a lot to do with the title of the magazine that's releasing the manga series. If it has the word "young" on it, it's seinen. So what are you waiting for? Go check out our list of some of the best seinen mangas down below and start reading. Who knows, you might find yourself becoming a fan.
Mushishi is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Urushibara. Mushishi's story is set in an imaginary world that features ubiquitous creatures called Mushi that often display what appears as supernatural powers and a young man named Ginko, that has the knowledge and capability to deal with them.
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