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I think of...
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Monster
Aku no hana
A silent voice
Aswell as the manga adaptions of Higurashi and Umineko too...
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Posted 10/1/16
spice and wolf is a great example of a mature manga. not adult, mind you.
second a brides story, i have the hardcopys. its a lighthearted manga with strong undercurrents that make you think.
music of marie is another great one.
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If you don't mind webtoons, Annarasumanara deals with a lot of mature themes in kind of a whimsical manner with lots of self-awareness and humor.
Orange also deals with some mature themes, moreso as it goes on.
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Is GANTZ considered a mature manga or simply horror? If it is qualified, this is the one I will suggest here
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"Mature" is pretty subjective. A lot of manga get the "explicit content" logo without really having explicit content, especially when they are yaoi-esque. I do have a massive collection of shonen ai/BL, yaoi, and yuri along with a couple thousand volumes of shojo and shonen manga--yeah, I'll read just about anything with a plot--so you could say I read mature manga. The only thing that seems to stand between an OT and M rating is the amount of crude language and how often nudity occurs, and 18+ is somewhat sporadically applied; so, there are the likes of Ubel Blatt and Tenjo Tenge, which are both somewhat less censored shonen/seinen manga with the "M" stamp, vs. the likes of Tokyo Ghoul and Bloody Monday, neither of which are really lighter in plot. Then there are rogues like A Silent Voice, which has a 13+ rating, despite its heavy subject matter

That said, some of my favorites between 16+, M, and 18+ are: Let Dai, ZE, Ubel Blatt, and The Flowers of Evil
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Posted 10/7/16 , edited 10/7/16

PandAndy wrote:

"Mature" is pretty subjective.


Not really. A lot of Seinen fall under the mature category because of things like explicit gore and what not. Yaoi and Yuri also fall under the same category because they're centered around pornographic, homosexual relationships. Shonen are more aimed at young teens, so Shonen manga/anime appeal to just about any and every age (preferably an age where you can read consistently, lol).

I guess my point is that certain demographics are indeed for the mature 17+ audience while demographics like Shonen can appeal to just about anyone really. Which is why they sell pretty damn well).
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Lemontitties wrote:


PandAndy wrote:

"Mature" is pretty subjective.


Not really. A lot of Seinen fall under the mature category because of things like explicit gore and what not. Yaoi and Yuri also fall under the same category because they're centered around pornographic, homosexual relationships. Shonen are more aimed at young teens, so Shonen manga/anime appeal to just about any and every age (preferably an age where you can read consistently, lol).

I guess my point is that certain demographics are indeed for the mature 17+ audience while demographics like Shonen can appeal to just about anyone really. Which is why they sell pretty damn well).


Sure, but I would have to question the rating sometimes. Take for instance that the difference between the 13+ rated La Esperanca and several 18+ titles in the shonen ai genre is the suggestion of sex or taboo versus the depiction (however heavily censored.) In any other regard, there is little to no difference. Here I will use Our Kingdom as an example; the first four volumes are purely fluff and carry the 16+ rating despite being no more suggestive than La Esperanca (I believe it was the same publisher, too.) The last two volumes are bumped up to 18+, though I think the only suggestively explicit scene is at the end of the sixth volume--even then, it is non-revealing.

In comparison, From the New World is rated at 16+ across the collection, even though the first volume alone has three explicit F/F encounters between what are written to be late primary school children and, within the first chapter, had depicted full-frontal with a mere dot only partially covering genital cleavage (without ever getting a badge for explicit content, mind you.) I might consider that a result of publisher discretion, but then I look to the fact that Vertical is a division of Kondansha, which also publishes Attack on Titan and Real Account, both of which also carry the 16+ rating. Meanwhile, Soul Eater and Pandora Hearts, Yen Press publications, carry the OT rating, which is the equivalent of 16+, even though they are comparable in nature to Viz's Kekkaishi and Tegami Bachi (T, or 13+, titles,) and Seven Seas' Kanokon carries the 16+ rating for being sexually suggestive but non-explicit.

I can understand why some titles are rated as they are--Tenjo Tenge, High School of the Dead, and Ubel Blatt being among them--but then there are others that seem arbitrary.
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I love my seinen manga!

I would love to get my hands on Gantz , Bastard!! and also missing a few volumes of Berserk ... You really can't go wrong with these series.

Also Monster is a pretty good manga as well in terms of overall story quality .. the art is dated but it can still hold it's own vs the manga that's produced today.

Junji Ito has produced some good manga also, Gyo and Uzumaki to name 2 whilst 2 of his other works are coming out later this year in the same hard back variants like Gyo and Uzumaki.

I'm also reading a series called Inuyashiki which is done by the same dude who did Gantz and I can say it's underrated to be honest.
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Posted 10/18/16
Read some Tezuka or Nagai
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Posted 10/18/16
Tokyo Ghoul, Black Lagoon, Jormungand just to name a few!
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Posted 10/18/16
Gunslinger Girl. Shigurui. 5 Centimeters Per Second. Goth.

I dunno. I'd first have to ask what you mean by 'mature'.

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Posted 10/19/16
Hellsing Ultimate for sure!
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Hey, ExecuteU2

I've read all the volumes of Spice and Wolf manga that had been released in my country and found it absolutely captivating.
The first 6 volumes are a faithful adaptation of the light novel and the 1st season of the anime (which is a must-see!). Afterwards, we've got a lot of content being cut and overall changes in the plot. Because of that, it may seem kind of rushed. Nevertheless, it's a great read, and Keito Koume does a fantastic job with his drawings (especially later on in the series).


As for other mature manga, I'd recommend you "Eden- it's an endless world!" by Hiroki Endou.
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Posted 10/20/16

Ok lest go by the word "mature"

I will give you one example

and amaama to inazuma maybe, but seinen means it is for mature audience not about maturing.
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