directed towards young boys. The anime and manga of the shounen genre tend to lie more along the lines of action and adventure, such as fighting superheros, destroying villains, and triumphing over impossible odds. Examples of shounen series are Street Fighter II or Dragonball. The genre also appeals to both males and females alike.
(also: shonen): boy's manga/anime. The focus is generally on fighting, battles, and action rather than deep characterization. ( Rurouni Kenshin, Trigun)
Japanese for â€œboyâ€ and describes anime targeted at males.