Anime genres and tags

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These anime imitate well known genres, styles or characters in an exaggerated, comedic manner to poke fun at them.


A person is suddenly whisked away to a strange world - be it an alien landscape, a parallel dimension, an unfamiliar time in history, a virtual reality they can't escape from, or a number of other settings. Common themes include trying to discover how to get home, coming to terms with a new life in a new place, or political or social involvement with the local populace.


These anime focus on pets and the people who care for them. Common pets include cats, dogs, hamsters and variety of other species.


These anime focus on photography, the practice of taking and processing photographs. Characters in these shows may be professional or amateur photographers, or voyeurs who take pictures of others without their consent.


Characters in these anime suffer Physical Abuse at the hands of others, whether they’re Bullied and beat up by a classmate, struck by a relative, sexually abused, or something worse.


Picture Dramas are stories told using a sequence of still drawings with voiceovers. They sometimes include brief animation or camera panning, and are frequently included on DVD releases for anime series.


Pigs are the focus of these anime, whether they're the classic barnyard type or a wild boar.


Ping Pong 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.


Yarr matey! These anime follow swashbuckling pirates as they sail the seas or skies, exploring the world, pillaging the populace, or searching for buried treasure. Not to be confused with their counterparts in the heavens, Space Pirates, or ordinary Mercenaries.


These anime feature playboys: men who have frequent and varied sexual or romantic partners. Playboys are typically smooth-talking players who have no problems getting attention from anyone they desire. The anime might focus on a Romance between a playboy and another, or simply on the playboy and how they live their lifestyle.


Characters in these anime are forced or choose to play in a special type of High Stakes Game: you play to win, or you die trying.


Police forces are responsible for upholding the justice of their nation and/or community. These anime follow uniformed men and women as they carry out their duties: patrolling the streets, investigating crimes or potential criminals, or keeping citizens safe, whatever the time or place.


Political issues concern people on a broad scale, and generally relate to a region's government or its relationship with other territories. These anime focus on anything from political campaigns and policies to international politics, wars and treaties.


The world was nearly wiped clean of life, whether through nuclear war, an alien invasion, a natural disaster, or a pandemic. From the ashes of the old world, some societies struggle to endure and rebuild, while others live new, agrarian lifestyles and the old days are merely legends.


Characters in these anime are destitute. Their poverty might be because of Debt, their social standing, their employment status or other reasons.


Characters in these anime wear suits of powered armor that are not much larger than the wearer, unlike Mecha, which are giant in size. These suits give the wearer abilities such as enhanced strength or speed, magic shields, or laser weapons. The suits are the product of advanced science or robotics, or have magical origins.


Characters in these anime must deal with a planned or unexpected pregnancy. Or, the anime showcases pregnancy themes.


These anime take place in a prison.


These anime were made for promotional purposes such as promoting a manga or novel, tourism in a certain region, or a brand of merchandise.


These anime focus on a prophecy. Characters may possess the gift of prophecy, are trying to fulfill a prophecy, or are attempting to stop one from coming true. Some may rebel against getting involved, while others may be affected by a prophecy whether they like it or not. Common prophecies include the coming of a destined hero, the rise or fall of a great evil, or the foretelling of an event that will have far-reaching consequences.


Characters in these anime perform sexual favors for money, professionally. They might walk the streets, work at a brothel, or frequent a different establishment. Or, they might be forced into prostitution against their will.


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


Psychic powers are extraordinary abilities that allow those that have them to project their mind and will onto the world. Common examples include additional or heightened senses; telekinesis, or general manipulation of physical objects; mentally projecting oneself into space or time; or manifesting physical objects from distant places or from nothing at all.


Psychological anime delve into mental or emotional states of a character in the midst of a difficult situation, letting you observe them change as tension increases. Internal monologues are a key feature, allowing narration to delve into a character's mind, revealing their innermost ideas and motivations - even as they may be driven to the brink of sanity.


These anime include psychopaths: people who often engage in frightening or violent behavior with no regard for the feelings or safety of others and usually derive pleasure from the fear and distress their behavior causes. This can have severe and often fatal consequences for the people around them. Some may be Serial Killers, or engage in other violent criminal activity.


These High Stakes Games anime are PVE: player versus environment. The game rules dictate that players don't battle each other, they must instead fight a common enemy or deal with an external force. Not to be confused with PVP anime (player versus player).


These High Stakes Games anime are PVP: player versus player. The game rules dictate that one or more players are the enemy, pitting the characters against each other. PVP anime are often a Battle Royale setup where players must kill each other off until only one remains. Not to be confused with PVE anime (player versus environment).


Rabbits are the focus of these anime.


Races are competitions of speed and skill where losing means heartache and winning means anything from fame and glory to financial riches. Using bikes, cars, spaceships, or even themselves, competitors battle it out on the streets, on a track, or in the skies to see who can finish the fastest.


These anime feature Mecha that are based on hard science, and have realistic abilities and limitations. These anime tend to have overarching plots and more mature themes than their Super Robot counterparts.


In these anime, one or more characters attempt to overthrow the current government or ruling system, and replace it with their new version of a "better" one. They might use Terrorism to achieve their goal. A rebellion might be led by a single person or group of peasants, or it might turn into a full-scale civil war between factions.


In these titles, a character or narrator recaps the events of part or all of a series. Recaps are typically movies (anime) or specials, and sometimes have new animation or artwork that showcases the characters doing the narration.


These food-themed anime showcase step-by-step instructions on how to create a dish, typically including a full recipe with images. The recipes may be for baked goodssavory dishes, or beverages.


Reincarnation is the concept that a person's essence continues after their body dies, and may be reborn into a new one after their lifetime. These anime focus on the theme of reincarnation, featuring characters who either have been reborn into a new life-cycle, or may be carrying the spirits of past lives as well as having their own personality.