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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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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These anime focus on dysfunctional families. A major theme of these stories deal with unhealthy familial relationships such as abusive, overly-controlling, or codependent parent-child and sibling relationships. Unlike the Family Life tag, these stories have a stronger focus on Drama and the negative consequences it has for the characters.

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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 focus on economics, showing the inner workings of markets, trade, and business. They may show how economics affects the overall economy, or they may feature merchants and other money-driven characters whose goal is to find new and better ways to turn a profit.

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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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These anime feature characters who are elves. Members of elven races are often slender, have pointy ears, and have a talent for archery; but other kinds of elves exist as well, such as those that work for Santa at the north pole.

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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.

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These anime predominantly or fully take place in England.

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Environmental anime concern themselves with the state of the natural world and how humans interact with it. Balance and harmony, and specifically the effects of expanding civilization and industry on wildlife, biological diversity, and the world as a whole, are important themes.

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Episodic anime are a collection of separate stories loosely connected by a theme or one or more central recurring characters.

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Espionage is the main focus of these anime. Common themes include surveillance and reconnaissance, infiltrating past enemy lines, or Spies that act as secret agents who go undercover, steal technology for their home country, or sabotage the enemy.

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Esports, short for electronic sports, is a form of competition where professional players compete individually or in teams using video games, most frequently with multiplayer games. Common examples include Dota, League of Legends, and Starcraft, but these anime may include fictional games as well.

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These anime feature eunuchs: castrated males who were often employed to manage or guard harems, or serve as personal attendants in royal households. Some eunuchs may also get involved in politics or serve as advisors.

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These anime predominantly or fully take place in Europe.

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These anime feature exorcists: people who specialize in expelling Supernatural beings from people, animals, objects, and places. Exorcists are often trained by and work for religious organizations, such as the Catholic church or a Buddhist temple, or they might wander the land of their own volition helping those in need. Demons, Ghosts, and Youkai are common creatures that exorcists deal with.

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These anime depict an explicit level of sexual content, indicated by one or more of the following: detailed, graphic sequences; a high frequency of sexual content, even if content isn't explicit; prevalent nudity; Fetish-based, graphic sequences; or simulated sexual acts.

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These anime contain graphic acts of physical conflict, such as weapon fights that result in visible mutilation or realistically-depicted dismemberment, gruesome deaths, or people exploding into viscera.

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Characters in these anime are in a pretend relationship. They are in a fake romance because of many reasons, such as one person blackmailing the other, or trying to make their real crushes jealous.

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These anime focus on interaction between family members, whether they are living their everyday lives together in peace, grieving together after a loss, or adjusting to changes such as moving to a new home, divorce, remarriage, or facing unexpected challenges together.