New batch of anime tags: sports sub-genres, animal characteristics, infidelity, and more

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by sothis, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Jun 10, 2019
    Hi all,

    Here's a summary of all of the anime and manga tags added since the last announcement. Plenty of obscure or niche sports sub-genre tags, plus some others that help classify sets of manga the moderators are triaging (such as Harlequins and comic essays).

    We couldn't find many anime for some of these tags, so if you only see a manga link, please do suggest additions to anime at this link, and we'll add the anime option for the tag. For example, we added both an "alcohol" and "alcoholism" tag, but could only find manga that have an alcoholism theme (typically comic essays).

    As a reminder, you can post suggestions for new tags, as well as anime/manga that are missing specific tags, in the tag section of the forum. Help out by posting missing ones in the above section! And remember that you can check out recently added tags anytime by using the "date added" sort on the tags page.

    Animal Characteristics

    These anime feature human-like beings that possess animal characteristics, such as animal ears, tails, or other body parts not normally found on people. Catgirls are a common example.

    Unrequited Love

    Characters in these anime are dealing with an unrequited love for someone. Their feelings may be reciprocated later on, or they may have to come to terms with the fact that the object of their affection is not interested and move on. In some cases, characters may never confess their love at all.


    In these manga, 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.

    One-Night Stand

    In these manga, a one-night stand is an important aspect of the story. The characters may have a one-night stand and have to deal with the aftermath, such as sorting through their feelings or dealing with an unplanned Pregnancy; or they might reconnect with someone they had a one-night stand with at some point in the past.


    These anime predominantly take place in a bar.


    In these anime, people, objects, or even entire worlds have been cursed. Or, characters are trying to curse, or uncurse, someone or something. Curses are generally caused by malevolent magical or supernatural forces, and can have a wide range of undesirable effects. Common curses include unnatural illnesses, disasters, or being transformed against one's will into a monster or animal.


    These anime focus on a prophecy. Characters may possess the gift of prophecy, are trying to fulfill a prophecy, or are attempting to stop one from coming true. Some may rebel against getting involved, while others may be affected by a prophecy whether they like it or not. Common prophecies include the coming of a destined hero, the rise or fall of a great evil, or the foretelling of an event that will have far-reaching consequences.


    A biography is a story that recounts a person’s life, written by another person. These anime are biographies that are either factual or fantastical in nature; even if the story is loosely based on the person’s life, it is marked as a biography.

    Note: this tag is a split off of the Autobiographies tag (which we used to use for both auto and regular biographies).


    Alcohol is the subject of these anime. The story might take place in a Bar, where beer, wine, or spirits are served to patrons. Characters in these anime might run a brewery, or are sommeliers, alcoholics, or simply enjoy the experience of drinking alcohol. These anime may offer step-by-step Recipes for how to make cocktails or alcoholic beverages.


    Alcoholism, a dependence on Alcohol, is a main subject of these manga. Characters in these manga may be alcoholics, or they may be related to or are in a relationship with someone who suffers from the disease.

    Adapted to Anime

    These manga or light novels were directly adapted to an anime.

    Based on a Play

    These manga are based on a play.

    Sports sub-genre tags

    Location tags

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

    AnnaSartin Database Moderator

    Poor Transfer Students got left out of the announcement again.
    LupaLunae, watchnojutsu, Azmi and 6 others like this.
  3. Funkgun

    Funkgun Forum Moderator

    One day they will be there. One day...
  4. Kari5

    Kari5 Database Moderator

    Posted by Kari5 on Jun 11, 2019
    They're just late, transfer students never show up on time.
  5. Funkgun

    Funkgun Forum Moderator

    I actually lost some coffee on this post.
    Thanks Kari5
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  6. RedDatalGirl

    RedDatalGirl Well-Known Member

    Reading the first few lines of it made pretty sad esepcally the unrequited love and infidelity
  7. Esper26

    Esper26 Member

    Technically wouldn't a Death Note fall under curse because technically isn't the one whose name written in Death Note cursed to die in 10 seconds and the user is cursed neither to go to heaven or the bad place when they die.
    It's an anime and manga

    Sorry I don't know if I can say that word on anime planet
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  8. Grizz

    Grizz Database Moderator

    Posted by Grizz on Jul 11, 2019
    If you read the Tag Description its usage in deathnote doesn't apply for the tag.

    Also any and all tag suggestions should be taken to
  9. Esper26

    Esper26 Member

    So basically contract curses don't count as curses because the characters have to make a deal with another character or use the cursed object or objects am I am right?
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  10. GlennMagusHarvey

    GlennMagusHarvey Well-Known Member

    These two links are improperly formatted; they should be the following instead (I typed them up for convenience)


    edit: i forgot how to do plaintext lol; just posting the links instead
    edit: i also forgut hao to spel
  11. KawaiiSB01

    KawaiiSB01 Well-Known Member

    It's Good one !! I really Like Some new Features ~
    It will help me now ~
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  12. Kahran042

    Kahran042 New Member

    If an work is tagged with "Egypt," would it also qualify for the "Africa" tag?
  13. AnnaSartin

    AnnaSartin Database Moderator

    Since Egypt is in Africa, and the tag is for works that take place in Egypt, then yes.

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