Anime genres and tags

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A character in these anime undergoes a complete or partial physical sex change, whether due to environmental aspects, an enchanted item, a wish that's been granted or a number of other factors. Depending on the situation, the character might be stuck in their new body, or changed back automatically at some point, or have the ability to change back and forth at will. If a man and woman suddenly share the same body, the Gender Bender tag applies as well.

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These anime predominantly or fully take place in Germany.

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These anime are exclusively shown at the Ghibli Museum in Japan on a rotating schedule. They are unreleased outside of the venue.

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The protagonists of these anime are hot on the trail of ghosts, goblins and other things that go bump in the night. Whether they're running a paranormal school club or ghost hunting in a haunted mansion, the characters of these anime are always on the lookout for the supernatural.

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These anime feature protagonists who are Ghosts: Supernatural beings who have passed on to the Afterlife. Ghosts are usually non-corporeal and translucent, unless they're possessing someone.

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GL (short for Girls' Love) is a genre that depicts homosexual relationships between women. On Anime-Planet, Shoujo-ai categorizes romantic stories that focus on emotional aspects of relationships, while Yuri categorizes more of the sexual aspects such as Borderline H or explicit content.

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These anime focus on romantic or sexual relationships between humans and Gods. They may meet by chance and fall in love, or the relationship may be the result of something more sinister, such as the human being offered as a sacrifice to appease the god.

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These anime feature deities - gods or goddesses - as main characters. The gods may be based on a form of mythology such as Greek or Norse, or they may be fictional deities. Anime with gods may focus on a God-Human Relationship.

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Golf is the focus of these anime. Training and competing in tournaments or championships are common themes in sports titles, as well as being an underdog who goes against the odds to succeed.

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These anime predominantly or fully take place in Greece.

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These anime reference Greek mythology: a collection of myths involving famous Greek Gods, such as Zeus, Hades and Athena; or stories of mythological Greek figures such as Hercules, Odysseus, or Achilles. The anime may take place in Greece.

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These anime feature characters who are members of guilds. They may be adventurers, thieves, magicians, or other professions associated with fantasy or RPG settings. Guild members often live and work together, making a living by hunting monsters or going on quests that frequently lead to adventures.

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Guns are an important focus of these anime. Characters may frequently engage in gunfights or other battles involving firearms, use guns to engage in criminal activity, or are enthusiasts who research or collect them, such as gun otaku.

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Gyaru (ギャル) is a subculture of women, also known as "Gyaru girls", who follow many types of Japanese street fashion. Gyaru girls are typically characterized by having heavily bleached or dyed hair, tanned skin, highly decorated nails, and dramatic makeup. There are many types of gyaru, such as Ganguro, Kogyaru, and Himegyaru.

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Gymnastics 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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Gynophobia is defined as an irrational fear of women. In these anime, characters with the disorder have extreme reactions to the women in their lives, from panicking to having an intense allergic reaction to anything in between.

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A hacker is someone who seeks out and exploits weaknesses in a computer network. Hacking is a focus of these anime, either in the traditional sense, or more fantastical systems such as the human mind or dreams.

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Hamsters are the focus of these anime. These small, cute rodents have short tails and large cheek pouches for carrying food, and are common household pets.

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These anime showcase close-quarters combat, from Martial Arts, to Boxing, to flat out street brawling and beyond. Hand-to-hand combat includes all forms of kicks, punches, grabs, or throws, or even stranger close quarters maneuvers.

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These anime were created by the Happy Science religious movement, formerly known as The Institute for Research in Human Happiness. Founded in Japan in 1986, this controversial Religion worships a deity named El Cantare, who they believe has been reborn many times as different mythological gods and historical spiritual leaders.

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A harem includes three or more characters who potentially show romantic interest in a male 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 fully or mostly take place in the kingdom of Heaven. Angels, halos and winged deities are commonplace in these titles.

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These anime fully or mostly take place in Hell. Demons, fiery landscapes and the Devil are commonplace in these titles.

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These anime star Henshin Heroes: characters that transform into a being with special powers, typically using an item that changes their wardrobe and grants their special abilities. They may be a mask-wearing Superhero, a Magical Girl, or another type, such as the Tokusatsu-inspired Metal Heroes. These characters often must maintain a normal life and their secret identity.

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Characters in these stories play a 'game' with serious consequences. Fame, fortune, power, life: any or all of these may be won or lost according to the rules of competition. The stakes and the rules may be agreed upon by parties involved, or imposed on them by an external force; either way, not following them will usually have severe consequences for the transgressor. Those who take part in the game will generally be forced to play until they win... or lose.

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The setting of a historical anime takes place at some point in Earth's past. The level of dedication to portraying the lifestyles, societies, and technologies of past periods and peoples accurately or believably can vary greatly between different works.

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Horror anime create an atmosphere of unease. Like Mystery anime, they encourage viewers to learn more about their world... but there may be secrets that are better left unexplored. Through eerie music and sounds, visceral or disturbing imagery, or startling moments, works of Horror make you worry about what gruesome thing is coming next.

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These anime feature characters who are employed at host clubs: high-priced venues where male staff members cater to the needs of women and homosexual men by pouring them drinks and engaging them in attentive conversation. Some hosts may also have sex for money behind closed doors.

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Hotels, inns or ryokans are the focus of these anime. Characters, often Innkeepers, manage day to day operations or other aspects of running the facility.

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Characters in these anime are the result of human experimentation. They have been biologically, chemically, or genetically altered through experiments, and may have Superpowers, Psychic Powers, or other innate abilities or characteristics due to the experimentation.

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Ice Skating or Figure Skating 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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Idols are heavily promoted multimedia stars. In Japan, they are adored by the masses and frequently perform at concerts or events; however, the idol industry is both competitive and harsh, and many involved have short-lived careers. These anime showcase all there is about the profession, from training, to being scouted by talent agents, to management and production.

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These anime feature characters who struggle with a debilitating health condition, whether they're diagnosed with a terminal illness or a lifelong condition that impacts their way of life. Some illnesses may stem from a physical Disability. This tag doesn't include Mental Illness

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Characters in these anime are impersonating someone. They may be twins who switch places, someone serving as a body-double for a celebrity or other person of importance, or a person pretending to be a deceased relative or friend. Not to be confused with Secret Identity, which defines characters who live a double life.

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Incest is defined as romantic or sexual relations between people classified as being too closely related to marry each other. On Anime-Planet, we apply this tag when: 1) the characters are related by blood, or 2) the characters are related through adoption or marriage and have a long history together. If characters have just met through marriage and develop a romantic relationship, even if the taboo aspect is discussed, we do not apply this tag.