Large new batch of character tags: Demon Hunters, Intersex, Healing Powers, and more!

Do people even use tags? If so what for? I'm confused, why would I ever care that something is tagged with "fish"?

The tags are extremely useful for finding a specific character if you can't remember their name and finding anime/manga with certain types of characters in it.

Like the fish tag, for example. Maybe someone wants to watch an anime with a fish protagonist. So they'd use the fish tag along with the Role filter - if you did that, I would highly recommend Swimming to Sea aka Padak.
You could use this method for vampires, adult protagonists if you don't want high schooler stuff, yakuza, or anything else we have a tag for.
 
Do people even use tags? If so what for? I'm confused, why would I ever care that something is tagged with "fish"?

What AnimeJunkee said. People with varying interests watch anime / read manga and go looking for different things, and the point of character tags is to make them easier to find. Maybe you want to browse through certain types of characters for cosplay ideas. Maybe you love vampire-hunting shows and you want to watch everything with vampire hunters in it. Maybe you read a manga a few years ago about a talking fish that you can't remember the name of so looking through a collection of fish characters might help you find it. Tags are great for that sort of thing.
 
If you need ideas for more tags, here's a few
Charm-User
-Characters that can force romantic feelings
Depressed
-Characters who are depressed
Former Human
-Characters that used to be human, but aren't anymore
Legal Guardian
-Characters who look after a child that isn't their biological kid
Multilingual
-Characters that can speak multiple languages
Metal Powers
-Characters with power over metal
Young-Adult
-Characters who are 18-29
 
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.


Vampire Hunters
These characters are dedicated to finding and killing Vampires. Some do this solely to protect humanity, while others are Hunters for hire who slay them for profit.


Demon Hunters

These characters are dedicated to finding and killing devils and Demons. Demon hunters may do this for money, due to orders through an organization, to avenge family, or just for the good of the land.


Intersex
Intersex characters are born with biological sex characteristics that are outside the typical binary of "male" or "female". Intersex people were once more commonly known by the now-dated term "hermaphrodite", but this usage has fallen out of favor in modern times.


Blood Powers
These characters have the power to manipulate blood. Blood manipulation is also known as hemokinesis: the power to move and create shapes with it outside of the body, and the ability to control it within the body by causing it to clot, change temperature, or thin to the point of causing the person to bleed excessively. Some characters with blood powers can use their abilities to heal contaminated blood or restore blood loss in others.


Chain Fighters
These characters use a chain or chain-like weapon to fight with. In addition to wielding common chains, chain whips, or chain maces, they may also have the ability to magically summon chains, or possess powers that allow for other kinds of chain manipulation.


Force Field Powers
These characters have the ability to erect force fields - sometimes called deflector shields - either through Magic, Psychic Powers, or another type of ability. These invisible or transparent barriers can be electric, magnetic, or made of magic or pure energy. Characters who specialize in using this power are sometimes called barrier warriors.


Hammer Wielders
These characters wield a hammer in battle. Hammer weapons can vary in size and weight, from a common war hammer to giant weapons that dwarf their wielder. Some hammers have magical or divine properties, such as the god Thor's hammer, Mjolnir.


Healing Powers
These characters have the ability to heal others using Magic, Psychic Powers, a divine blessing, or other Superpowers. Artificial beings might have built-in healing technology. Healers may use their powers for their profession, or only in secret in case of emergencies.


Invisibility Powers
These characters have the ability to render themselves or others completely invisible using Magic or Superpowers. Supernatural beings such as Ghosts or Youkai may possess a natural ability to turn invisible.


Prehensile Hair
These characters have the power to control their hair and make it move without touching it. This kind of hair manipulation may include the ability to grasp and lift objects with it, to make one's hair instantly grow and retract, or to fight with their hair by using it as a weapon to attack or restrain opponents.


Shield Wielders
These characters wield a shield as part of their equipment. Although shields are almost always used for defense, they are also used to attack in some cases.


Staff Wielders
These characters regularly carry a staff. It may be a common staff used for walking, a battle staff used for fighting, a magic staff used for casting spells or performing exorcisms, a traditional khakkhara issued to Buddhist monks, or a staff of office carried as a sign of authority.


Teleportation Powers
These characters have the ability to teleport from place to place using Magic or Superpowers. Characters with teleportation powers may use them to travel great distances, pass through walls and barriers, or move quickly and avoid harm in battle.


Time Manipulators
Time Manipulators have the ability to control time using Magic or Superpowers. Characters who can manipulate time may be able to jump backward or forward in time, reset time back to a specific point, or can speed, slow, or freeze time entirely. People with time manipulation powers may also be Time Travelers.


Cyclops
The Cyclops is a race of beings that have a single eye in the center of their upper face. Originating in Greek Mythology, the original Cyclopses were one-eyed giants who forged the thunderbolts of Zeus.


Golems
These characters are golems: animated beings that are magically created from substances such as wood, clay, or stone. Golems may be soulless automatons that move according to their creator's will, or they may have developed their own consciousness, or possess the soul of a living or formerly living being.


Incubus
An incubus is a Demon or spirit in male form that engages in sexual intercourse to feed off the energy of its partner. In traditional folklore, incubi would visit women in their sleep, but modern renditions of these creatures can have them pursuing people of either sex, whether they are asleep or awake.


Lamias
These characters are lamias: mythological monsters that have the upper body of a human and the lower body of a snake.


Orcs
These characters are orcs: fantasy creatures that tend to be brutish, aggressive, and generally malevolent. They often have a mixture of ape-like and pig-like facial features, with prominent fangs.


Succubus
A succubus is a Demon or spirit in female form that engages in sexual intercourse to feed off the energy of their partner. In traditional folklore, succubi would visit men in their sleep, but modern renditions of these creatures can have them pursuing people of either sex, whether they are asleep or awake.


Unicorns
These characters are unicorns: mythical beasts that resemble a horse with a horn on the center of its forehead. They are often magical and rare to find, and are known for attracting innocent young maidens.


Valkyries
Valkyries are female figures that serve the god Odin in Norse Mythology. Sent by Odin to every battle, Valkyries have the power to decide which warriors live and die, choosing the most heroic souls among the slain to take to Valhalla. In popular culture, Valkyries are a class of female knights in fantasy stories.


Zombies
Zombies can take many forms: from slow, shuffling and mindless undead, to relatively normal-looking humans, to anything in between. What they have in common is they're reanimated corpses brought back to life through an outside force. Who's hungry for some brains?!


Calligraphers
These characters are skilled at creating calligraphy, an artistic form of writing, either professionally or as a hobby. Japanese calligraphists traditionally use a brush on mulberry paper and grind their own ink using an inkstick, water, and inkstone.


Cannibals
These characters are cannibals: those who eat all or part of another individual of their species.


Club Presidents
These characters are presidents of a club. It may be a School Club, sports club, culture club, or any other type of club.


Comedians
These characters are comedians: professional entertainers who amuse those around them by telling jokes, acting out comical situations, relating funny anecdotes, or engaging in other humorous actions designed to make their audience laugh. A stand-up comic who performs live Comedy skits is a common type of comedian.


Florists
These characters are florists: people who work at a shop or a greenhouse selling plants and cut flowers.


Fashion Designers
These characters design clothes either professionally in the Fashion industry or as a hobby. Some both design and create the garments. Designers of high fashion may create outfits worn by celebrities or have their creations displayed in fashion shows and magazines.


Fish
These Animals are scientifically classified as fish: cold-blooded creatures with gills and fins that live in water. This tag doesn't include Whales or Dolphins, as they are not actually fish, despite their fish-like appearance.


Fudanshi
Fudanshi (腐男子), translated as "rotten boy", describes men who are obsessed with men in homosexual relationships. Their preferred fiction is anything to do with Yaoi or Boys' Love (BL).


Ranchers
These characters are ranchers: people who work on or own a ranch. They're often depicted as cowboys who are more comfortable at the ranch than in the city. Typical day-to-day duties include taking care of livestock, farming and agriculture, or overall management of the ranch.


Storytellers
These characters love to tell stories. They may be traveling bards who spread their tales across the land, people who strive to master a particular style of storytelling such as Rakugo or Kodan, or someone who frequently tells stories to others, such as a parent or grandparent entertaining children.


Vehicles
These characters are cars, trucks, planes, or other vehicles.


Musicians

Athletes


Accessories

Physical Traits



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Great addition, can’t wait to see what’s coming next!!
 
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