A true horror story: The abuse of teenage boys in a detention centre
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The word behind almost any sprawling anime franchise or much raved about show is usually shounen. But while it seems like "shounen" just means action anime where a bunch of guys aim to be the best, it's so much more than that. Read our Shounen Subgenre Guide. Shounen's all about huge life-or-death battles, side-splitting comedy, heavy suspenseful atmosphere, mindless fun and even a bit of romance. That's because shounen isn't a genre; it's a demographic — that is, it's a whole lot of solid gold anime aimed at young teen boys.