Anime genres and tags

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These anime predominantly take place in a cafe.

Card Battles

In these anime, characters summon creatures or constructs from cards to battle the forces of their opponent. Common themes include card collecting, training, and participating in matches and tournaments.


They're fast, they're sexy and they're the perfect way to get from A to B in style. They're cars! These anime showcase automobiles and the characters who interact with them, from street races to cars used in combat, to AI-controlled vehicles that have gone awry.

CG Animation

These anime have fully computer-animated graphics. Flash Animation is a subset of CG Animation.


Chibi is Japanese slang for someone small and cute. In Western anime fandom, the term is used to describe characters who are "super deformed", usually with giant heads and tiny bodies for comedic effect. In these anime, several or all of the characters frequently appear in a Chibi state.


The main characters in these anime provide care for children, either through the industry or individually. They might be a single parent, or suddenly become an adopted parent or guardian for a child, or work as a nanny or caregiver.

Chinese Animation

These anime usually have original Chinese dialogue and/or were first released in China. For Chinese manga, see Manhua.

Classical Music

Classical music encompasses a broad array of styles and instruments, These anime focus on the appreciation of the art form or on classical musicians themselves, whether they’re amateurs or professionals.


For anime, collections are a compilation of episodes that focus on the same theme, but from different directors or staff.

For manga, collections are a compilation of One Shots from a single author, unlike Anthologies, which are a compilation of One Shots from multiple authors or artists.

Combining Mecha

These anime feature multiple mecha which can attach to each other in modular fashion, creating larger and more powerful super-machines that can act in new ways.


These anime aim to make you laugh through satire, parody, humorous observations, slapstick scenarios, or absurd antics. Bonus points for spitting your drink all over your screen!

Coming of Age

Coming-of-age refers to the process by which a child becomes an adult. These anime showcase characters who make the transition naturally, or are forced to grow due to outside pressures. Learning about one's self, about others, about the world, and what society requires from adults, are all common themes of coming-of-age works.


These anime feature an organization of two or more people executing an unlawful or harmful secret plan. Conspiracies can be anything from large-scale government coverups to several people conspiring to make someone else's life miserable.

Convenience Store

These anime predominantly take place in a convenience store.


Cooking, baking and drink making are the focus of these titles. Whether the characters within attend a Culinary School, work in a Restaurant or are simply passionate home cooks, these anime showcase step-by-step instructions on how to create a dish, often including a full recipe complete with images. Different techniques, historical facts, plating ideas, or general appreciation for food and the art of cooking are frequent themes in these anime.


These anime are set in the countryside, an area outside of cities and removed from their influence. Communities are generally rural and pastoral in nature, with customs and dialects that could be seen as strange or antiquated. Some anime showcase the contrast between city and country life, showing how city folk struggle in adapting to a slower way of living.


Unlike Gender Bender titles where a character undergoes a complete physical sex change, these anime showcase characters who crossdress for a secretive reason, whether it's to attend a single-sex school or to acquire a job targeted at a specific gender. The secretive, crossdressing element must be the focus of these anime to receive the tag.


Crossover titles showcase characters from two or more different franchises. They are often short specials for anime or extra chapters for manga.


These anime use lowbrow humor to make you laugh, most commonly by sex jokes, toilet humor, bodily functions or crass racial stereotypes. If these anime ask you to pull their finger you should politely decline.

Culinary School

Characters in these anime attend a culinary school to learn how to cook or bake, with an emphasis on cooking techniques and proper plating.


Cyberpunk is a type of science fiction where rapid advancement of technology comes at the cost of neglecting social issues. Common themes include powerful or intelligent computers, vast cyberspace networks that can be jacked into or explored virtually, or human augmentation. Many Cyberpunk anime showcase a society that's evolved into a hyper-efficient Dystopia where human needs are secondary to a smoothly functioning corporate machine.


Harder, better, faster, stronger. Cyborgs are organic beings enhanced by mechanical prosthetics, granting them abilities beyond those of mere mortals. Where does the man end and the machine begin?


Whether they're riding casually or racing competitively, the characters in these anime adore their bikes and the feeling of the wind rushing by as they ride. For motorized enthusiasts, see Motorcycles.


These anime feature dancers and the art of dancing, whether it's hip hop, ballroom, ballet or other styles.

Deal with the Devil

Characters in these anime have a need and there's only one person who can fulfill it, for a price. The "devil" might be a merchant in a Mysterious Shop, a demon or evil being from the underworld, or any number of other individuals who offer a Faustian bargain.


Characters in these anime are dealing with debt, be it their own issue through Gambling or other activities, or are saddled with someone else's debt and must work to pay it off through financial or other means.


A delinquent is a young person, generally of school age, who has a problem with following social rules or the word of authority figures. These anime typically focus on the group dynamics of a delinquent's gang of friends, or the misadventures they get into thanks to their attitudes and actions.


Demons are non-human entities generally believed to be dark or evil in nature. If demons are a core aspect of the work, their actions - often harmful to humans - will generally be the focus. Characters may engage in fighting demons physically; may attempt exorcisms or other rituals or spells to deal with them; or may be the demons or their servants or allies, carrying out their own agendas.


These anime fully or mostly take place in a desert.


Detectives are people who investigate crimes. These anime feature characters who work the streets, analyze evidence from crime scenes, or research past records, using logic and reasoning to discover who did what, and how. Detectives may be members of a police force, employed by some other organization, or private citizens with a desire to learn the truth.