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Characters in these anime attend a Magic School where they learn about the magical arts.
Mahjong is a table game that originated in China and has many regional variants. In the game, four players take turns drawing tiles with the goal of making a hand worth the most points, and ultimately winning the most points after several rounds. These anime showcase the game of mahjong through gambling, tournaments or casual play.
These anime showcase maids: women - or rarely men - who are employed to help cook, clean, run errands, or anything else that their master requires. Alternately, the characters might be employees of a theme cafe where cosplay is required to please customers.
These anime explore manga from the industry or consumer side. Common themes include the creative and design process, editing or meeting publishing deadlines, distribution and marketing, or the culture of manga consumption.
Martial arts are techniques that heavily involve training and are steeped in tradition. These techniques can have varied applications such as self-defense, psychological health or advanced use of weaponry, amongst others. Characters in these anime often spend much of their time training to defend themselves or others, participate in competitions of skill, honor their culture, or develop their health and spirituality.
Characters in these anime attend a Martial Arts School where they learn one or more specialized Martial Arts forms. Competitions and power struggles are a common occurrence in these titles.
These anime are based on a Marvel comic book.
These anime focus on a relationship - platonic or romantic - between a master and a servant. Sometimes these relationships are traditional, such as the interactions between a Maid or butler with the master of the house. Comedy and Fantasy titles sometimes showcase this relationship in a different capacity, featuring a magic user with a human 'familiar' or 'pet' as a designated servant.
Mecha are self-propelling machines that are modeled after humans; some can change into multiple, non-humanoid formats as well. They're usually controlled by an internal pilot or by remote, but are sometimes sentient beings that move autonomously. A mecha's size ranges from bulky, wearable armor to a massive, towering contraption and beyond. While mecha have a wide range of applications, such as making manual labor easier, they are most commonly portrayed as heavily-armed war machines.
These anime feature medical professionals such as doctors, surgeons and other staff, as they perform their medical duties at hospitals, clinics, or other locations.
These anime take place in a setting thematically similar to Europe in the middle ages. Castles, moats and small villages adorn the landscape, and knights, military forces and feudal kingdoms rule the populace.
Mercenaries are people who take on dangerous jobs for their own personal gain and generally don't have any loyalty to their employer. In these anime, characters undertake a variety of jobs such armed combat, retrieving an item or person, or straightforward assassination.
Merfolk are human above and fish below, and generally can breathe both above and below the water. These anime showcase mermaids and mermen either as the primary cast or as the story's primary theme and focus.
These anime take place in the Middle East or have Middle Eastern themes. Protagonists might be sheikhs or sultans, or the anime might simply take place in the Middle East. The plot can be realistic, or fantastical, such as being based on the Arabian Nights folklore.
These anime have a strong military presence, be it on a national or intergalactic level, or showcase characters that are in the military.
Characters in these anime attend a military academy. They're often found in the classroom or training in the field, whether they're attending the school to become a mecha pilot or a member of the armed forces.
In these anime, characters use words and actions to manipulate others psychologically. Whether it be for their own amusement, to gain an advantage or for darker purposes, the characters in these anime use manipulation to get others to do their bidding.
Minna no Uta is a short television program on the NHK network. Created in 1961, the program aims to introduce new songs and highlight the talents of animators and directors. Anime tagged with Minna no Uta are music videos that usually combine a popular song with custom animation made for the program.
These anime are about an MMORPG: a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The setting might take place inside of the game if it's a virtual reality, or the story might focus on the MMORPG's existence and use instead.
Characters in these Action-packed titles are faced with a revolving door of challengers or enemies, battling a new foe on a regular basis before the next appears. Typically these anime showcase a new monster or villain each week, but sometimes fights can last for several episodes.
Monsters are fantastical creatures that appear in a wide variety of genres. They're classifed most easily by what they aren't; Vampires, youkai and a variety of other characters are separate categories. Monsters can be cute and cuddly sidekicks, scary beasts or anything in between, as long as they are fantastical, not found in nature, and don't fit another character classification.
These anime feature schools where monsters, vampires or other supernatural beings attend classes like typical students. These monster academies can sometimes host human students as well, with or without their knowledge.
Characters in these anime climb mountains casually or professionally.
These anime are all about the appreciation or performance of music, no matter the genre, or the skill level any musicians involved. Music lives in the soul of these characters!
Characters in these anime attend a Music School. There they learn how to play instruments, be a singer, compose their own songs, or learn other musical skills.
Seemingly out of the blue, the protagonists of these anime receive unexpected aid from a shadowy figure. The person may claim to be a distant relative, a representative of a government organization, or something else entirely - or they may not give out any information about themselves at all.
In these anime, a mysterious merchant appears with wares or services that are rare, difficult to acquire, or fantastical. These characters can sometimes appear out of thin air as a lone traveller, or can sometimes be found in a mysterious shop that displays the items for sale. Their services usually come at a high cost and can backfire in unexpected ways.
Mystery anime focus on unresolved questions, and the efforts of characters to discover the answers to them. Whether curious and deadly events are afoot, or some part of the world itself is strange or inexplicable, or someone's past or identity seems strangely shrouded, these characters are set on learning the truth.