I've seen various lists of manga genres in English, but in my experience they haven't lined up to the writing that I have read in Japanese book stores.
Note, so that the question is not too broad, I limit the scope of this question to the genres you would find in the labeling scheme of a book store in Japan. Obviously subgenres on to infinity can be defined.
Basically, at a Japanese bookstore (like Kinokuniya), what would the aisles be named?
I ask, because I imagine the perception of genre to the English speaking otaku may be different than what is considered in Japan.
- For instance I see yaoi sections marked as BL
- There appears to be a section for young girls, but I can't read the kanji
- Perhaps scifi? But again I can't read the kanji.
- Is giant robot considered a genre in Japan, is that something you'd see an aisle for in a bookstore?
What would be the idioms be in Japan?