Anime by tag

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Doujinshi

Doujin are a popular type of independently produced and distributed magazine, generally made in small print runs and often written by fans of manga and/or anime, including fan-fiction based on pre-existing characters from other authors. Common themes in these anime include production and distribution, attending doujinshi conventions, or the culture of doujin readers.

Dragons

Dragons are huge and mighty serpentine mythological creatures, often seen as being magical in nature. These anime center on the impact of dragons - whether reimagined, extinct, or living and breathing alongside humans, and may feature dragons as major characters.

Drama

Drama anime heavily emphasize their characters' emotional development. Whether by experiencing the protagonist’s emotional turmoil, viewing heated character interactions, or exploring a passionate romance, any anime that humanizes its characters through emphasizing their flaws qualifies as a Drama.

Drug Use

Drug Use occurs in these anime. The substances of choice are narcotics prevalent in the real world, or fictional cocktails that enhance moods or physical abilities. While usually portrayed in a negative light, some anime showcase Drug Use as an accepted part of the culture. 

Dystopia

Unlike idyllic utopias, a Dystopia is an imagined timeline where something has gone terribly wrong. In these anime, invasive, totalitarian governments might rule the populace with an iron fist and use fear as a controlling mechanism. Sentient machines, ethics violations, forced population control and corrupt justice systems are common Dystopian themes. Some Dystopias might appear to be utopias, but once you look beneath the surface, terrible secrets are exposed.

Earthquake

An earthquake shatters the tranquillity of these anime, whether the disaster was natural or manmade. Often these anime center on the aftermath of the event and how the characters struggle to survive.

Ecchi

Constant panty shots, bouncing breasts and dubious camera angles are hallmarks of an Ecchi title. These titles are usually sexualized and designed to titillate, depicting perverted themes and focusing heavily on the female body. Nosebleeds, suspicious hand positions, faceplanting into bosoms, expressive and exaggerated body parts and other tropes characterize this genre.

Educational

These anime aim to inform you about a real world subject. Whether scientific, historical, cultural, social, or practical knowledge useful towards mastering a skill, facts are provided on a given set of topics throughout the story.

Emotional Abuse

Characters in these anime suffer Emotional Abuse at the hands of others, whether they're Bullied or cruelly teased by a classmate, are the victim of gaslighting, are abused by a relative, or anything in between.

Environmental

Environmental anime concern themselves with the state of the natural world and how humans interact with it. Balance and harmony, and specifically the effects of expanding civilization and industry on wildlife, biological diversity, and the world as a whole, are important themes.

Episodic

Episodic anime are a collection of separate stories loosely connected by a theme or one or more central recurring characters.

Europe

These anime predominantly or fully take place in Europe.

Explicit Sex

These anime depict an explicit level of sexual content, indicated by one or more of the following: detailed, graphic sequences; a high frequency of sexual content, even if content isn't explicit; prevalent nudity; Fetish-based, graphic sequences; or simulated sexual acts.

Explicit Violence

These anime portray an explicit level of violence, either due to high frequency or for showing shocking, graphic acts. Common sightings include excessive blood, body explosions, broken bones, internal organs, torture, cannibalism, or detailed, disturbing sequences of other types of violence.

Family Friendly

Fantasy

Fantasy anime take place in a broad range of settings influenced by mythologies, legends, or popular and defining works of the genre such as The Lord of the Rings. They are generally characterized by a low level of technological development, though fantasy stories can just as easily take place in our modern world, or in a Post-apocalyptic society where technology was buried alongside the old world. These anime also tend to feature magic or other extraordinary abilities, strange or mysterious creatures, or humanoid races which coexist with humanity or inhabit their own lands removed from ours.

Fashion

These anime focus on the fashion industry. Common themes include design, creation, modelling, marketing, or appreciation of clothing, makeup and accessories.

Fetish

Characters in these anime have an unusual desire or sexual fetish that falls outside of the social norm. Often deviant, these obsessions can manifest in a variety of forms such as voyeurism, sadomasochism, bondage, or an unnatural preference for feet.

Feudal Japan

These anime take place in Japan between the Heian and Meiji eras. Common themes are typically influenced by Samurai, shinsengumi, or the shogunate, and frequently focus on warfare, travel, or rural life.

Fishing

Fishing is the focus of these anime. Training and competing in tournaments or championships are common themes in sports titles, as well as individual or team spirit, or being an underdog who goes against the odds to succeed.

Flash Animation

These titles were animated using Adobe Flash, and fall under the category CG Animation.

Food and Beverage

These anime relate to food and beverage, from taking place in a Restaurant, Cafe or Culinary School, to showcasing step-by-step cooking instructions and techniques, to featuring culinary competitions that pit would-be chefs or bakers against each other.

Food Protagonists

These anime feature protagonists that are partially or fully based on food or ingredients. The characters can appear in normal, anthropomorphic or fantastical forms, for example, the creatures in Dogtato-kun are food-based representations of normal animals.

Forest

These anime fully or mostly take place in a forest.

Gambling

You win some, you lose some. Gambling is a strong focus in these anime, from casino adventures to backroom games. Characters often gamble day in and day out for a variety of stakes: money, fame, or in the case of High Stakes Games, even more sinister consequences.

Gangs

In these anime, a group of individuals have joined forces to commit crimes or cause mayhem. They might be Delinquents in a school gang, members of the Bosozoku (biker gangs), or hardened criminals in a crime syndicate like the Mafia or Yakuza.

Ga-nime

Ga-nime is a type of anime defined by its unique use of illustrations, photographs, woodcuts and computer graphics alongside minimal animation. The term was defined and announced by Toei Animation in 2006.

Gender Bender

A character in these anime undergoes a complete or partial physical sex change, whether due to environmental aspects, an enchanted item, a wish that's been granted or a number of other factors. Depending on the situation, the character might be stuck in their new body, or changed back automatically at some point, or have the ability to change back and forth at will. If a man and woman suddenly share the same body, the Gender Bender tag applies as well.

Ghibli Museum Shorts

These anime are exclusively shown at the Ghibli Museum in Japan on a rotating schedule. They are unreleased outside of the venue.

Ghost Hunters

The protagonists of these anime are hot on the trail of ghosts, goblins and other things that go bump in the night. Whether they're running a paranormal school club or ghost hunting in a haunted mansion, the characters of these anime are always on the lookout for the supernatural.