Manga genres and tags

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Seemingly out of the blue, the protagonists of these manga receive unexpected aid from a shadowy figure. The person may claim to be a distant relative, a representative of a government organization, or something else entirely - or they may not give out any information about themselves at all.

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In these manga, a mysterious merchant appears with wares or services that are rare, difficult to acquire, or fantastical. These characters can sometimes appear out of thin air as a lone traveller, or can sometimes be found in a mysterious shop that displays the items for sale. Their services usually come at a high cost and can backfire in unexpected ways.

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Mystery manga focus on unresolved questions, and the efforts of characters to discover the answers to them. Whether curious and deadly events are afoot, or some part of the world itself is strange or inexplicable, or someone's past or identity seems strangely shrouded, these characters are set on learning the truth.

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In these manga, a natural event such as an earthquake or flood causes widespread damage or loss of life.

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Young people who don't have jobs or aren't enrolled in school are classified as NEETs: Not in Education, Employment, or Training. These manga feature main characters that are NEETs, or focus on the phenomenon.

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This manga features neighbors: people who live in separate apartments, or in separate rooms in a Boarding House, or live in neighboring houses.

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Characters in these manga attend a newly co-ed school that was recently all-girls or all-boys.

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Ninjas study the ancient art of ninjitsu. Skills include disappearing in a puff of smoke, making temporary clones, heightened physical agility and speed, stealthy movements, and precision accuracy. Bright-orange attire is optional.

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These manga contain no dialogue.

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Noir is a genre from the 40s and 50s that features hardboiled cynical heroes, femme fatale, and bleak, sleazy settings. These manga either take place in 40s and 50s, or are considered Neo-Noir: titles that combine elements of Noir in a modern or futuristic setting.

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These manga reference Norse mythology: a collection of myths involving famous Norse Gods, such as Odin, Thor, or Loki; or stories of mythological Norse figures such as Fenrir, Sigurd, or Jormungandr.

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These manga explore novels and light novels from the industry or consumer side. Common themes include the creative and design process, editing, distribution and marketing, or the culture of novel and light novel consumption.

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These titles have a mild amount of nudity, either because of Ecchi or light fanservice, mild Sexual Content, or simply a one-off shower scene or hot springs visit. 

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These manga feature nurses: professional health care providers in the Medical industry, usually working alongside Doctors in hospitals or in schools.

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These manga take place on or within an ocean.

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These titles have authors and artists that originate from an English-speaking country such as the USA or Canada, and/or were first published in those countries. English is the primary language of these comics.

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These manga-style comics have authors and artists that originate from a French-speaking country, and/or were first published in those countries. French is the primary language of these comics.

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These manga-style comics have authors and artists that originate from a German-speaking country, and/or were first published in those countries. German is the primary language of these comics.

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Omegaverse is a sub-genre of Yaoi. These manga take place in an alternate universe where everyone can become pregnant. Instead of being a man or a woman, you are an alpha, a beta, or an omega; classifications based on precise physical and behavioral characteristics. This classification is a hierarchical social status where alphas are considered superior, betas are ruled by alphas, and omegas are treated as inferior by all.

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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.

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A One Shot is a single, standalone manga that tells a complete story in roughly 15-60 pages. While the majority of the time they consist of a single chapter, One Shots are occasionally several chapters long. One Shots are often released to gauge interest in a full series, in which case they’re also labeled as Pilot Chapters. If popular, these Pilot Chapter/One Shots are serialized into a full series.

Standalone One Shots are sometimes included as specials in a published volume of an unrelated series by the same author, or sometimes are included with a DVD or other merchandise.

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Characters in these manga are polar opposites, but are drawn together in spite of their different personalities. They may start out hostile towards one another and slowly warm up to each other, or the attraction might be instantaneous, hitting them like a tidal wave of unexplained, out-of-control passion.

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These manga feature orphans: characters that were orphaned when both of their birth parents died. They may be Siblings who were orphaned together.

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These manga-style comics have authors and artists that originate from a Spanish-speaking country, and/or were first published in those countries. Spanish is the primary language of these comics.

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The word otaku describes a person with obsessive interests, usually in the realm of anime and manga fandom. Characters in these manga may be shown visiting stores to acquire new merchandise, cosplaying as their favourite heroes or heroines, meeting and trading Doujins at fan conventions, or arguing online about works from their favourite authors or studios.

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Unlike their earthbound counterparts, these manga take place in the depths of space: from planets in the outermost reaches of the galaxy, to space stations in orbit around Earth, to ships that travel the solar system, or anything in between.

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These manga feature a world where a part of it is foreign and unknown, such as a forbidden area outside of an isolated community, or a mysterious dungeon or pit that has not been fully explored. These mysterious areas compel curious or adventurous people to want to see for themselves.

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These manga have overpowered protagonists, or overpowered main antagonists. Overpowered manga characters easily rise above the conflicts of their story. When competition is involved, they are typically undefeatable, using their intelligence, fighting prowess or pure raw power to win with ease, always staying ten steps ahead. They might be overpowered because of Cheats.

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A pandemic is an infectious disease that has spread throughout the population in a large region, or even the world, with disastrous consequences like widespread death or illness. These manga follow an epidemic in its infancy, or in the aftermath of a pandemic's wake, with diseases that range from pathogens found in today’s society to parasites, to mysterious zombie outbreaks and beyond.

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These manga display frequent panty shots.

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These manga imitate well known genres, styles or characters in an exaggerated, comedic manner to poke fun at them.

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Characters in these manga find themselves in a world very different from their own. They may have been suddenly whisked away to a strange world, become stuck in a video game, or are trapped in a different time period. Common themes include trying to discover how to get home, coming to terms with a new life in a new place, or political or social involvement with the local populace. See also: Isekai, Reverse Isekai, Summoned Into Another World, Trapped in a Video Game, and Time Travel.

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These anime focus on pets and the people who care for them. Common pets include cats, dogs, hamsters and variety of other species.

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These manga focus on photography, the practice of taking and processing photographs. Characters in these shows may be professional or amateur photographers, or voyeurs who take pictures of others without their consent.

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Characters in these manga suffer Physical Abuse at the hands of others, whether they’re Bullied and beat up by a classmate, struck by a relative, sexually abused, or something worse.