Seinen are anime that are made for young adults over 18.
They are like Shonen anime except the stories are more mature.
Seinen is home to the strange and dark anime.
What is Considered a Seinen?
Most anime fans associate Seinen with horror, gore, violence, and nudity.
You will find some of those aspects in Seinen but not all of them.
Studios seek out Adults as their market for Seinen.
The maturity of the content does not determine a Seinen (they are usually juxtaposed).
For example, Claymore has similar aspects to Berserk a Seinen but it was released as a Shonen.
Ping Pong the Animation is a story about ping pong but it was marketed towards adults making it a Seinen.
Why is it Good for Beginners?
Some of the weird anime stuff can be divisive so avoiding it early is a good thing.
Any of that stereotypical anime “stuff” is not in these shows.
For fans who are dipping their feet into anime, this can be a good thing.
Watching a Seinen will show new fans how intelligent and mature anime is.
Some of the best animes of all time are in this genre so why not start by watching the best that’s out there.
My Experience from Watching Seinen Anime
Monster is my favorite Seinen anime and altered my perspectives in life.
Seinen animes proved to me that anime was more than kid stuff like Pokemon or typical Shonen antics like in Dragon Ball z (there is nothing wrong with either).