Large new batch of character tags: anthropomorphic, elemental power-type tags, Pokemon, and more!

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by sothis, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Nov 13, 2019
    Today we've launched a new set of character tags, joining the hundreds of others in the database. Character tags can be helpful to try to remember an anime or manga you've seen when you only remember something about the cast, for finding cosplay ideas, or simply for finding another title to watch or read. Browse all character tags.

    As a reminder, you can post suggestions for characters that are missing specific tags, in the update a character thread. And remember that you can check out recently added tags anytime by using the "date added" sort on the tags page.


    These non-human characters display human characteristics, such has walking on two legs, wearing clothes, or having a human appearance. Common examples in anime and manga include anthropomorphic Animals, Food, or objects. Not to be confused with Animal Characteristics, which describes characters that only have animal-like features, such as a human with a Tail.


    These characters specialize in taming normal animals to use in battle, for financial profit, or for other reasons. Some may do this by befriending them and forming a bond, while others may use magic or brute force to control the creatures. For those taming more fantastical beasts, see Monster Tamers.

    Specific elemental powers tags

    Guild Masters

    These characters are leaders of Guilds.


    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.

    This tag was previously called Ganguro. The definition has been updated to include other types of Gyaru girls.


    These characters are centaurs: beings from Greek mythology with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse.


    These characters are firefighters: professionals employed to extinguish fires and rescue those whose lives are threatened by them.


    These characters are goblins: creatures from European folklore and fantasy stories that are sometimes depicted as friendly, while other times as grotesque and malicious.


    These characters are Pokemon, also known as Pocket Monsters, due to the fact that their human trainers can store them in pocket-sized containers called pokeballs. Pokemon have unique skills and abilities based on their species, and over time some can evolve into more powerful forms.


    These characters have nothing more left to their physical bodies than their bones.


    These characters are masses of gelatinous fluid that typically don't have a distinct shape.


    A succubus is a demon in female form that uses sexual prowess to trap and seduce men to feed off them.


    These characters have a bindi: a dot on the center their forehead used for religious or fashion reasons. Usually worn by those from India, bindis can be created with makeup or jewelry.

    Bowl Cut

    These characters have a haircut that looks like an upside down bowl. The hair is cut with a straight fringe on the front, and the rest of the hair is the same length all the way around.


    These characters specialize in necromancy, a form of dark magic that involves controlling the dead. Necromancers may summon and control the souls of the dead, or reanimate fresh, rotting or skeletal corpses in order to make them do their bidding.

    Photographic Memory

    Characters with a photographic memory have the natural ability to recall information in vivid detail and recite it back with perfect accuracy. This phenomenon is also known as having an eidetic memory. These characters have a photographic memory.


    These characters are snipers: marksmen that shoot their targets from long distances, usually from a concealed position.

    Athlete type tags

    Animal tags

    Thanks, as always, for your continued support of Anime-Planet! Make sure you tell your friends about the awesome new tags here! :drinking:
  2. Civan3931

    Civan3931 Member

    A Pokemon tag huh? that's a good thing.
  3. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Nov 13, 2019
    This one was championed by our moderator @Sheepmatty , who's been working hard to fill in all pokemon entries with voice actors. It's still a work in progress but quite a few are added at this point
  4. KappaBoo

    KappaBoo New Member

    finally some skeleton representation
    Mayank, Oceanwithwaves and Nicknames like this.
  5. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Nov 13, 2019
  6. Dissey

    Dissey Active Member

    Posted by Dissey on Nov 14, 2019
    woo! :D
  7. Oceanwithwaves

    Oceanwithwaves Well-Known Member

    Yay! Good to see that you're specifying even more! Keep on going guys!
  8. LavanderGirl

    LavanderGirl Well-Known Member

    I really like the Pokémon tag. As I’m a very big fan of the series.
    Loving the new tags too!
  9. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    Gyaru tag is much needed justice.
  10. Burgermiester

    Burgermiester New Member

    Gyaru’s good
    Nicknames and BrainBlow like this.
  11. Orhunaa

    Orhunaa New Member

    I'm pretty sure Succubus's plural form should be Succubi, like all Latin nouns that end with -us (eg. Cacti, Fungi etc.)
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2019
  12. Miyoko43

    Miyoko43 New Member

    Awesome this is great! ^^
    Nicknames likes this.
  13. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    No one searches for the plural term so for discoverability we chose to keep this one singular
  14. Oceanwithwaves

    Oceanwithwaves Well-Known Member

    I was curious about your signature. So I clicked on it and then saved the video for later. Matthew Mercer is one coincidence, but D&D is a whole other one, since I want to get in to it. This was really random lol. But could you explain what the heck it's about?!
  15. Grizz

    Grizz Database Moderator

    Posted by Grizz on Nov 14, 2019
    Isn't it just.
  16. OkamiHime95

    OkamiHime95 Well-Known Member

    Love the new tags! I'm especially a fan of the Pokémon tag. :love:
  17. GlennMagusHarvey

    GlennMagusHarvey Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see you already tagged [Chaika] Chaika (Sniper), [Sky Girls] Aisha Krishnam (Bindi), [Vanadis] Valentina Glinka Estes (Elemental Powers, Darkness Powers), [Vanadis] Sofya Obertas (Elemental Powers, Light Powers), [Brynhildr] Ryouta Murakami (Photographic Memory).

    Is there a tag for a character who learns stuff quickly by observation (but doesn't involve a photographic memory)? I'm thinking of Ikki Kurogane from Chivalry of a Failed Knight.
    howtoprocrastinate and Nicknames like this.
  18. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Not yet. That seems hard to summarize in a single tag, though. But might be a good custom list for now.
  19. BrainBlow

    BrainBlow Well-Known Member

    Sending a soon PM so the thread isn't derailed.
  20. mykaa

    mykaa New Member

    Posted by mykaa on Nov 14, 2019
    Love the necromancers tag!

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