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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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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Characters in these anime were framed for a crime they didn't commit, sometimes as a Betrayal by someone they know.

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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 Fudanshi (腐男子). Translated as "rotten boy", the term describes men 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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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.

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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 feature genies: members of the djinn race. They are magic users and are typically known to grant wishes to humans in Middle Eastern settings.

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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 Go: a two-player, strategy Board Game where players try to surround more territory than their opponents using black and white playing pieces called stones. Believed to be the oldest board game still played in modern times, Go was invented in China more than 2,500 years ago before spreading to Korea and Japan.

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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.