Anime genres and tags

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A religion is a set of practices associated with a system of faith. Many religions have an organized structure wherein some manner of spiritual leader guides his or her community in this faith. These anime feature a strong influence from one or several real world religions, which may relate to their faith, their religious orders, or their holy scriptures.

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These anime predominantly take place in a restaurant.

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In these anime, a character seeks vengeance against someone or something that has done them, or someone close to them, harm. The accused offense, be it real or imaginary, can range from a world that has treated them unfairly to more personal motives such as the murder of a loved one, and is the driving force behind the character’s actions.

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A reverse harem includes three or more characters who potentially show romantic interest in a female protagonist. The sex, gender, or orientation of the harem members is irrelevant as long as they exclusively, or at least primarily, are vying for the affections of the same individual - who may or may not reciprocate towards one, several, or none of these romantic rivals.

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These anime focus on a rivalry relationship between two characters. They might be classmates competing to get the best grades, siblings trying to one-up each other, rivals on a sports team, or strategic rivals who play mind games with each other.

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Robots are machines that can be programmed to do a human's bidding. They often have an artificial intelligence, similar to their human-like Android counterparts; depending on their programming, this intelligence can at times create conflicts against their creators' wishes. Unlike their partially human Cyborg brethren, robots are entirely mechnaical.

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These anime are all about rock music or its related sub-genre, metal, either through appreciation for the genre or by showcasing headbanging musicians who want nothing more than to make it big.

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These anime showcase the joys and hardships of falling in love, whether a schoolgirl has an unrequited crush on her senpai, a Love Triangle occurs within a group of friends, or rivals become lovers through competition or their intense passion for each other.

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These anime are directly or loosely based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel by Luo Guanzhong.

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Romantic comedies, also known as romcoms, are a type of comedy anime focused on relationships. Typically, they feature characters who meet and ultimately fall in love, but can sometimes focus on already-coupled characters whose relationships grow throughout the story. The progression of their relationship is usually what provides the comedy aspect; for example, through the obstacles the couple faces such as a love triangle, or through mismatched personalities, misunderstandings, or other common tropes.

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This anime features roommates: unrelated people who live together in a house, a dormitory room, or in an apartment unit. Sometimes referred to as housemates or flatmates. These people might share rent or expenses, or they might be roommates for fantastical reasons, such as an alien or creature that decides to live with a human.

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These anime feature royalty: members of a royal family such as King, Queen, Prince, or Princess.

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These anime were designed to feel like or parody or a role-playing game (RPG), and aren't necessarily based on a specific video game. Common themes include characters that level up, visit armories and shops to purchase equipment, use disposable items, and fight monsters.

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

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Running is the focus of these anime. Characters may run as part of a School Club, or are a Track and Field athlete on a Sports team, or they may enjoy running casually or in marathons.

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These anime predominantly or fully take place in Russia.

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These anime feature salarymen, a Japanese term for white-collar office workers. To the salaryman, work is everything. Every morning, they throw on the same blue suit, white shirt, tie, and shined black shoes to work in their office cubicle. Health and family pale in comparison to their all-important career.

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Samurai are those who follow bushido, the classical Japanese warrior code, as a way of life, and usually hone their skill in combat to make their way in the world or perfect themselves. Characters in a Samurai anime may be in service to a liege lord, or ronin types who serve none but themselves. Common themes include service, honor, strength, and one-on-one combat or battles, often with blades.

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These anime feature characters created by Sanrio, a company that creates adorable Japanese products and franchises. Famous examples include Hello Kitty, Gudetama, and Keroppi.

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These anime feature characters created by San-X, a Japanese stationary company that creates adorable products and franchises. Unlike Sanrio, San-X's characters are often quirky or bizarre, such as a zombie rabbit, a dog with an afro, or a family made of cheese. Famous examples of more traditional characters include Tarepanda, Sumikko Gurashi, and Rilakkuma.

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These comedy anime are parodies that use irony, humor, and exaggerations to criticize or mock culture, politics, or other topical issues.

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Characters in these anime are passionate or begrudging participants in a school club. Typical themes include recruitment, day-to-day activities (be they relevant to the club's purpose or not), participating in school activities and celebrations, and going on field trips as a bonding experience for the members.

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These anime showcase events that occur on a daily basis in a school, whether from the perspective of a student or of a teacher. Having fun in the classroom, attending School Clubs, spending time with friends or doing daily chores are frequent themes in these anime.

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Sci-fi, or science fiction, is a speculative genre which builds on imagination. Sci-fi anime ask, "what if things were different?" They explore a new world, whether it's the world of the future or past, a present Earth with a changed history, a land that was previously unknown, or another planet entirely. The genre commonly features humanity's inquisitiveness and innovation, as they grapple with new technologies, new societies, or new frontiers in Outer Space.

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Characters in these anime have a secret identity: they live a double life. Examples include Thievesmasked superheroes, and magical girls.

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Seinen (青年), translated as "youth", is a demographic aimed at men from late teens to adulthood who understand kanji. Seinen manga rarely include furigana with kanji, and have a wide variety of topics and themes. Seinen is the counterpart of Josei, a demographic aimed at women.

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These anime focus on a relationship between students who are in different grade levels. Upperclassmen are known as "senpai" (先輩), while underclassmen are referred to as "kouhai" (後輩). Notice me, senpai! 

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These anime feature living, sentient Mecha that don't have a pilot. They might be Transforming Mecha or Combining Mecha.

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A serial killer is a person who commits a series of murders, often with a predictable pattern or with a specific motive, such as holding a grudge, or even promoting their own twisted sense of vigilante justice. Serial killers are the focus of these anime. Typical themes include psychological cat and mouse games with police, calling cards, and the process of unmasking the killer.

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An act of sexual assault occurs in these anime.

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These anime have a mild amount of sexual content, such as light Nudity or implied/off-camera sex acts. 

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These anime are directly or loosely based on the Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Shinigami, also known as death gods, are mysterious figures that interact with the dead or the soon-to-be deparated. These beings may assist souls in passing to another world by arriving to lend a helping hand at the moment a person dies, or might maliciously divert a passing soul for their own motives. Anime with Shinigami frequently take place in the afterlife or follow a Shinigami as they complete their duties.

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These anime primarily take place onboard a ship that sails the seas. The craft might be a cruise ship, a freighter, or a military vessel.

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These anime have episode lengths of 12 minutes or less. Anime with a single, short episode are tagged Shorts instead.