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 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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These anime predominantly or fully take place in Europe.

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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.

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Fantasy anime take place in a broad range of settings influenced by mythologies, legends, or popular and defining works of the genre such as The Lord of the Rings. They are generally characterized by a low level of technological development, though fantasy stories can just as easily take place in our modern world, or in a Post-apocalyptic society where technology was buried alongside the old world. These anime also tend to feature magic or other extraordinary abilities, strange or mysterious creatures, or humanoid races which coexist with humanity or inhabit their own lands removed from ours.

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These anime focus on the fashion industry. Common themes include design, creation, modelling, marketing, or appreciation of clothing, makeup and accessories.

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These anime feature couples that are destined to be together. They may have been chosen for each other by a higher power, loved each other in a past life, or live in a world where everyone has a fated soulmate that they can instinctively tell is "the one".

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Characters in these anime have an unusual desire or sexual fetish that falls outside of the social norm. Often deviant, these obsessions can manifest in a variety of forms such as Voyeurism, BSDM, sadomasochism, or an unnatural preference for feet.

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These anime take place in Japan between the Heian and Meiji eras. Common themes are typically influenced by Samurai, shinsengumi, or the shogunate, and frequently focus on warfare, travel, or rural life.

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These anime predominantly or fully take place in Finland.

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These anime feature firefighters: professionals employed to extinguish fires and rescue those whose lives are threatened by them. Firefighting might be the focus of these anime, or important characters are firefighters.

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Fishing 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.

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These titles were animated using Adobe Flash, and fall under the category CG Animation.

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These anime relate to food and beverage, from taking place in a Restaurant, Cafe or Culinary School, to showcasing step-by-step cooking instructions and techniques, to featuring culinary competitions that pit would-be chefs or bakers against each other.

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These anime feature protagonists that are partially or fully based on food or ingredients. The characters can appear in normal, anthropomorphic or fantastical forms, for example, the creatures in Dogtato-kun are food-based representations of normal animals.

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American football 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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These anime fully or mostly take place in a forest: a large area dominated by trees. Forests can vary greatly based on climate, from woods filled with tall fir trees, to tropical jungles with dense vegetation.

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These anime predominantly or fully take place in France.

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These anime are directly or loosely based on the French Revolution: a period of social and Political upheaval that lasted from 1789-1799.

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Frogs are the focus of these anime.

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These anime feature Fujoshi (腐女子). Translated as "rotten girl", the term describes women who are obsessed with men in homosexual relationships. Their preferred fiction is anything to do with Yaoi or Boys' Love (BL).

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Gag comedies are usually episodic, focusing on a specific pun, joke, situation, or character, for a series of episodes for anime, or one or more chapters for manga. The breakdown is similar to a single sketch in a stand-up comedy show. 4-koma manga typically use a single strip for a single joke.

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You win some, you lose some. Gambling is a strong focus in these anime, from casino adventures to backroom games. Characters often gamble day in and day out for a variety of stakes: money, fame, or in the case of High Stakes Games, even more sinister consequences.

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In these anime, a group of individuals have joined forces to commit crimes or cause mayhem. They might be Delinquents in a school gang, members of the Bosozoku (biker gangs), or hardened criminals in a crime syndicate like the Mafia or Yakuza.

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Ga-nime is a type of anime defined by its unique use of illustrations, photographs, woodcuts and computer graphics alongside minimal animation. The term was defined and announced by Toei Animation in 2006.