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 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 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 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.