why do people still think that seinen means "dark" and shounen means "nekketsu" ?
I couldn't give a damn what the original and intended meaning of the words are, 'Shounen' is used to describe a certain kind of show now because words and language evolves.
It hasn't lost it's original meaning, it's just gained another one.
I don't really care that retards throw around words that they don't understand, but for some reason it really irks me when some faggot uses seinen as a synonym for "deep mature stuff for mature people like myself".
Nah and its a stupid point that you are even trying to make. That shounen isn't all light+fluffy stuff? Yeah I could make a pic showing lots of grimdark shounens and happy lighthearted seinens if that is what you are just trying to show.
But "Seinen is not a genre" is not something that can be expressed via picture. It can only be done by exploring the meaning of genre and what makes one subdivision of art a "genre". It may actually require some arguments on your part.
Little kids can enjoy slice of life because "hurr girls, hurrr boring", that's why they are aimed at seinen because they actually are more mature people.
But I see you and realize, there are seinen with shounen mentality that can't enjoy the magic of yuri anime.
I know what the original meaning is, I said it's still there but it also has a new meaning in addition to that.
Ya'll need to read before you take your shits.
Seinen is for young adults and manchildren
Shonen is for young teens and actual children
They can be about ANYTHING
"powerlevel-based battle manga" is just apparently too many words for the people who want to cry about their existence on the daily
Shounen and Seinen are just demographics, violence has nothing to do here - though the amount of violence in shounen manga magazines has gone down considerably compared to the 80s and early 90s.
The main distinction are the themes used in the stories. In shounen manga you usually get some come-of-age story, ideals, self-discovery, etc... Seinen is either for otaku stuff, or themes that appeal to older people.
It's funny, because the image in the OP works great. On the left you have a story about a teenager on a power-trip, trying to change a world he barely understands and he lost because of his immaturity.
On the right, you have a story about a bunch of people who decided to either leave their lives behind or lead a second life, in order to be able to drop their usual roles and find some degree of freedom and meaning in life.