Anime genres and tags

Browse all anime genres and tags, with descriptions, and a full list of all tagged anime. Comedy, action, ecchi, fantasy, romance, horror and more! Mark your favorite tags as loved or hated for personal suggestions. To filter by multiple tags at once, use the browse anime feature.

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Chinese Animation

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

Korean Animation

These anime usually have original Korean dialogue and/or were first released in Korea. For Korean manga, see Manhwa.

Motorcycles

Characters in these anime love, ride, or race motorcycles. For non-motorized enthusiasts, see Cycling.

Yakuza

These anime feature the Yakuza: Japanese gangs that follows a strict code of honor, similar to the Samurai.

Mafia

These anime feature the Mafia: traditionally Italian Gangs that follow a strict code of honor called Omertà.

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.

Conspiracy

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.

Noir

Noir is a genre from the 40s and 50s that features hardboiled cynical heroes, femme fatale, and bleak, sleazy settings. These anime either take place in 40s and 50s, or are considered Neo-Noir: titles that combine elements of Noir in a modern or futuristic setting.

Anime no Me

Anime no Me is a joint project that aims to produce high-quality anime. Five companies are involved with the project: TMS Entertainment, Shinei Animation, East Japan Marketing & Communications, Inc., Sumitomo Corporation, and Asmik-Ace Entertainment.

Animeism

Animeism is a MBS television programming block created in 2012.

Anime no Chikara

Anime no Chikara was a joint project between TV Tokyo and Aniplex. Created in 2009, the project's goal was to create and air original anime content on television. Only three series were created before the project was put on a permanent hiatus.

Modelling

These anime feature Models as protagonists, or focus on the modelling and Fashion industry.

Showbiz

These anime are all about show business. Characters are involved in the industry as actors, idols, or other talents.

Acting

These anime feature the acting industry. Protagonists are amateur or famous actors in TV, film or other media.

Cooking

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.

Mind Games

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.

Proxy Battles

In these anime, protagonists use and control creatures, robots or other beings to fight on their behalf.

Middle Eastern

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.

Afterlife

These anime focus on the afterlife. The anime might take place in Heaven or Hell, focus on purgatory and the judging of souls, or other topics that cover life after death.

Hell

These anime fully or mostly take place in Hell. Demons, fiery landscapes and the Devil are commonplace in these titles.

Heaven

These anime fully or mostly take place in the kingdom of Heaven. Angels, halos and winged deities are commonplace in these titles.

Desert

These anime fully or mostly take place in a desert.

Ocean

These anime take place on or within an ocean.

Monster School

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.

Kendo

Kendo 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.

Archery

Archery 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.

Wrestling

Wrestling 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.

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.

Sumo Wrestling

Sumo Wrestling 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.

Swimming

Swimming 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.