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 tags as loved or hated to get personal suggestions. To filter by multiple tags at once, use the 'Tags' tab on All anime.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In these anime, a natural event such as an earthquake or flood causes widespread damage or loss of life.

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Young people who don't have jobs or aren't enrolled in school are classified as NEETs: Not in Education, Employment, or Training. These anime feature main characters that are NEETs, or focus on the phenomenon.

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This anime features neighbors: people who live in separate apartments, or in separate rooms in a Boarding House, or live in neighboring houses.

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Characters in these anime attend a newly co-ed school that was recently all-girls or all-boys.

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Ninjas study the ancient art of ninjitsu. Skills include disappearing in a puff of smoke, making temporary clones, heightened physical agility and speed, stealthy movements, and precision accuracy. Bright-orange attire is optional.

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These anime feature nobles: individuals who hold land passed down through generations. They're given titles such as Marquis, Count, Baron, Earl, or others. Not to be confused with Royalty.

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These anime contain no dialogue.

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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.

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noitaminA is a Fuji Television programming block that was created to appeal to a wider target audience than the typical young male anime demographic.

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These anime feature protagonists who are not human. They may be animals, monsters, catgirls, deities, space aliens, sentient robots or any other fantastical or supernatural beings. These stories may center solely on a non-human protagonist, or feature one who is paired with a human comrade or romantic partner.

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These anime reference Norse mythology: a collection of myths involving famous Norse Gods, such as Odin, Thor, or Loki; or stories of mythological Norse figures such as Fenrir, Sigurd, or Jormungandr.

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These anime explore novels and light novels from the industry or consumer side. Common themes include the creative and design process, editing, distribution and marketing, or the culture of novel and light novel consumption.

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These titles have a mild amount of nudity, either because of Ecchi or light fanservice, mild Sexual Content, or simply a one-off shower scene or hot springs visit. 

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These anime feature nurses: professional health care providers in the Medical industry, usually working alongside Doctors in hospitals or in schools.

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These anime take place on or within an ocean.

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Characters in these anime are polar opposites, but are drawn together in spite of their different personalities. They may start out hostile towards one another and slowly warm up to each other, or the attraction might be instantaneous, hitting them like a tidal wave of unexplained, out-of-control passion.

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Original Works are not based on any other work or influence.

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These anime feature orphans: characters that were orphaned when both of their birth parents died. They may be Siblings who were orphaned together.

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The word otaku describes a person with obsessive interests, usually in the realm of anime and manga fandom. Characters in these anime may be shown visiting stores to acquire new merchandise, cosplaying as their favourite heroes or heroines, meeting and trading Doujins at fan conventions, or arguing online about works from their favourite authors or studios.

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Unlike their earthbound counterparts, these anime take place in the depths of space: from planets in the outermost reaches of the galaxy, to space stations in orbit around Earth, to ships that travel the solar system, or anything in between.

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These anime feature a world where a part of it is foreign and unknown, such as a forbidden area outside of an isolated community, or a mysterious dungeon or pit that has not been fully explored. These mysterious areas compel curious or adventurous people to want to see for themselves.

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These anime have overpowered protagonists, or overpowered main antagonists. Overpowered anime characters easily rise above the conflicts of their story. When competition is involved, they are typically undefeatable, using their intelligence, fighting prowess or pure raw power to win with ease, always staying ten steps ahead. They might be overpowered because of Cheats.

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These anime feature pandas: large black and white mammals native to China whose diet mainly consists of bamboo.

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A pandemic is an infectious disease that has spread throughout the population in a large region, or even the world, with disastrous consequences like widespread death or illness. These anime follow an epidemic in its infancy, or in the aftermath of a pandemic's wake, with diseases that range from pathogens found in today’s society to parasites, to mysterious zombie outbreaks and beyond.

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These anime display frequent panty shots.

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

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Characters in these anime find themselves in a world very different from their own. They may have been suddenly whisked away to a strange world, become stuck in a video game, or are trapped in a different time period. 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. See also: Isekai, Reverse Isekai, Summoned Into Another World, Trapped in a Video Game, and Time Travel.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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