Action manga have been around for a long time, but they have gained popularity in recent years. If you want to learn more about this genre and why it's so popular, check out our site. What are the subgenres of Action Manga? There are a lot of subgenres of action manga. Here are some popular ones: shounen, seinen, josei, and seinen-ai. This genre was largely inspired by Japanese comics in the 1970s and 1980s such as The Lone Wolf and Cub series by Kazuo Koike. These main titles established many of the tropes that are common to the genre. They include: "A lone hero who finds himself at odds with society, who may or may not have superpowers." "Supernatural beings who secretly live among humans in order to protect them from their enemies." "The protagonist will be targeted by two rival organizations for some task." "Held up against a wall by powerful forces that want him dead."