Anime genres and tags

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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.


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.


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.


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


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.


These anime display frequent panty shots.


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


Characters in these anime have been reincarnated or transmigrated into another life or world, and have retained their past memories. The memories may be Modern Knowledge that they use for a specific advantage in their new life, such as being a doctor using modern medicine.


These anime feature penguins: Birds native to the colder regions of the southern hemisphere. Although they cannot fly, their wings are used as flippers for swimming and diving in the ocean.


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.


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.


In these anime, characters are in a relationship in which one or more parties is possessive. They may become jealous easily, or control their partner's life in subtle or abusive ways. This behavior can potentially lead to Obsessive Love or Codependency.


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.


These anime have a first-person point of view narration style. As the viewer, you watch the story through the eyes of an unseen character.


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 the prehistoric era, or have a prehistoric aesthetic. Cavemen, Dinosaurs or ancient beasts that predate human history populate the landscape, or modern characters may arrive through magic or Time Travel.


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.