Anime genres and tags

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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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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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Ice Hockey 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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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 horse racing: an equestrian performance sport where horses race each other in a competition, usually ridden by jockeys.

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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.

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These anime predominantly or fully take place in India.

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In these anime, infidelity is an important aspect of the story. Characters may be dealing with an unfaithful partner, or having an affair with someone else. Their actions may result in a Divorce or unplanned Pregnancy.

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Characters in these anime receive an inheritance, typically from a relative who has passed away, and gifted them with riches, a mansion, or some other form of property. Common anime themes include receiving the inheritance, such as having to move to a new house; stipulations about the inheritance, such as having to marry; or squabbles amongst family members to split up the inheritance.

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Insects are the primary component of these anime, whether they're giant, man-eating monsters or household pests of another variety.

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These anime focus on romantic or sexual relationships between beings of two different species, such as Gods, Vampires, Robots, Demons, or others. The characters might be humans who are in a romantic relationship with a non-human, or non-human beings who fall in love with each other, such as an angel and a demon, an elf and a werewolf, or different kinds of animals. See also: God-Human Relationship.

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Isekai is a fantasy genre where a person from Earth is transported to, reborn, or trapped in a parallel universe or fantasy world. For beings from other worlds visiting Earth, see Reverse Isekai.

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These anime fully or mostly take place on an island, whether the land mass is in the sea or floating in the air.

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These anime feature a society that is physically isolated from the world. The populace might live inside of a walled or domed city, or are limited to a small island. Typically, the society is unaware of what exists outside of their borders in the Outside World, or are forbidden to go there.

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These anime predominantly or fully take place in Italy.