Anime genres and tags

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Cyberpunk is a type of science fiction where rapid advancement of technology comes at the cost of neglecting social issues. Common themes include powerful or intelligent computers, vast cyberspace networks that can be jacked into or explored virtually, or human augmentation. Many Cyberpunk anime showcase a society that's evolved into a hyper-efficient Dystopia where human needs are secondary to a smoothly functioning corporate machine.

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Harder, better, faster, stronger. Cyborgs are organic beings enhanced by mechanical prosthetics, granting them abilities beyond those of mere mortals. Where does the man end and the machine begin?

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Whether they're riding casually or racing competitively, the characters in these anime adore their bikes and the feeling of the wind rushing by as they ride. For motorized enthusiasts, see Motorcycles.

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These anime feature dancers and the art of dancing, whether it's hip hop, ballroom, ballet or other styles.

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Dark comedy anime make humorous and comedic light of situations that people would normally find sad, frightening or mentally disturbing. Also known as Black Comedy or Dark Humor.

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Dark fantasy is a subgenre of Fantasy that incorporates grittier and more mature themes. These anime often contain elements of Horror, Graphic Sex, or Explicit Violence.

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Characters in these anime have a need and there's only one person who can fulfill it, for a price. The "devil" might be a merchant in a Mysterious Shop, a demon or evil being from the underworld, or any number of other individuals who offer a Faustian bargain.

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Characters in these anime are dealing with debt, be it their own issue through Gambling or other activities, or are saddled with someone else's debt and must work to pay it off through financial or other means.

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A delinquent is a young person, generally of school age, who has a problem with following social rules or the word of authority figures. These anime typically focus on the group dynamics of a delinquent's gang of friends, or the misadventures they get into thanks to their attitudes and actions.

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A Demon King is the main character of these anime. Typically from Hell, this Demon Lord may still live in his fiery realm, or may have travelled to the human world to live and work. Typically male, Demon Kings can sometimes be female.

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Demons are non-human entities generally believed to be dark or evil in nature. If demons are a core aspect of the work, their actions - often harmful to humans - will generally be the focus. Characters may engage in fighting demons physically; may attempt exorcisms or other rituals or spells to deal with them; or may be the demons or their servants or allies, carrying out their own agendas.

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These anime fully or mostly take place in a desert.

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Detectives are people who investigate crimes. These anime feature characters who work the streets, analyze evidence from crime scenes, or research past records, using logic and reasoning to discover who did what, and how. Detectives may be members of a police force, employed by some other organization, or private citizens with a desire to learn the truth.

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Dinosaurs are a broad range of reptilian or bird-like creatures which generally went extinct before the rise of mankind. These anime center on the impact of dinosaurs - whether reimagined, extinct, or living and breathing alongside humans, and may feature dinosaurs as major characters.

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These anime feature Disney characters or franchises.

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These anime feature characters who are currently going through a divorce, or have recently gotten divorced. Typical themes include facing the emotional ramifications of ending a marriage, dealing with child custody issues, and finding new love.

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These anime feature doctors: Medical professionals who treat the sick and injured. They frequently work alongside Nurses.

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Dodgeball 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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Dogs are the focus of these anime. Common themes in these anime include pet care, or the daily life of a dog from the dog's perspective.

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These anime contain scenes of domestic abuse where characters commit acts of violence against their family members, spouse, romantic partner, or other people they live with.

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Doujin are a popular type of independently produced and distributed magazine, generally made in small print runs and often written by fans of manga and/or anime, including fan-fiction based on pre-existing characters from other authors. Common themes in these anime include production and distribution, attending doujinshi conventions, or the culture of doujin readers.

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These anime are related to the Dragon Quest video game franchise. 

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Dragons are huge and mighty serpentine mythological creatures, often seen as being magical in nature. These anime center on the impact of dragons - whether reimagined, extinct, or living and breathing alongside humans, and may feature dragons as major characters.

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Drama anime heavily emphasize their characters' emotional development. Whether by experiencing the protagonist’s emotional turmoil, viewing heated character interactions, or exploring a passionate romance, any anime that humanizes its characters through emphasizing their flaws qualifies as a Drama.

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Characters in these anime explore a person's subconscious mind, whether they're aware of their own dream world, or traverse someone else's thoughts and dreams through fantastical or technological means.

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Drug Use occurs in these anime. The substances of choice are narcotics prevalent in the real world, or fictional cocktails that enhance moods or physical abilities. While usually portrayed in a negative light, some anime showcase Drug Use as an accepted part of the culture. 

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Dungeons are the focus of these anime. The setting might take place in the dungeon, or the story might be related to one, such as dungeon management or creation. These anime typically follow adventurers who traverse the floors or levels of a dungeon to find treasure, to defeat monsters, or to exit it.

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Unlike idyllic utopias, a Dystopia is an imagined timeline where something has gone terribly wrong. In these anime, invasive, totalitarian governments might rule the populace with an iron fist and use fear as a controlling mechanism. Sentient machines, ethics violations, forced population control and corrupt justice systems are common Dystopian themes. Some Dystopias might appear to be utopias, but once you look beneath the surface, terrible secrets are exposed.

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An earthquake shatters the tranquillity of these anime, whether the disaster was natural or manmade. Often these anime center on the aftermath of the event and how the characters struggle to survive.

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Constant panty shots, bouncing breasts and dubious camera angles are hallmarks of an Ecchi title. These titles are usually sexualized and designed to titillate, depicting perverted themes and focusing heavily on the female body. Nosebleeds, suspicious hand positions, faceplanting into bosoms, expressive and exaggerated body parts and other tropes characterize this genre. Ecchi is all about fanservice, while Borderline H and Smut titles focus more on sexual content.

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These anime feature editors: people who have a career related to editing and publishing written works. They might edit the books of authors in the Manga Industry or Novel Industry, or they might be employed to edit magazine or newspaper articles.

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These anime aim to inform you about a real world subject. Whether scientific, historical, cultural, social, or practical knowledge useful towards mastering a skill, facts are provided on a given set of topics throughout the story.

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These anime reference Egyptian mythology: a collection of myths involving famous Egyptian Gods, such as Ra, Anubis, or Bastet. Other well-known examples include the lion-bodied sphinx, the Egyptian Afterlife, and the tale of Isis and Osiris.

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These anime feature characters who possess elemental powers such as firewaterwind and lightning

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Characters in these anime suffer Emotional Abuse at the hands of others, whether they're Bullied or cruelly teased by a classmate, are the victim of gaslighting, are abused by a relative, or anything in between.