Manga genres and tags

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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.


These titles are classified as novels. They are typically longer than Light Novels. See also: Web Novels.


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. 


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


In these manga, a character has a romantic obsession with another. The feelings may be reciprocated in a dysfunctional relationship, or is Unrequited Love via a Stalker or a yandere that can lead to violence.


These manga take place on or within an ocean.


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.


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.


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.


These manga predominantly or fully take place in Okinawa.


These manga are classified as Omegaverse, a genre that takes place in an alternate universe where there are six genders. In addition to being a man or a woman, you are also an alpha, a beta, or an omega: classifications based on precise physical and behavioral characteristics. This classification is often a hierarchical social status where alphas are considered superior, betas are ruled by alphas, and omegas are treated as inferior by all. Common Omegaverse tropes include omegas going into heat, attracting mates with pheromones, Fated Lovers, and male pregnancy.


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.


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.


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.


These manga take place in an orphanage: an institution that houses and provides for the needs of orphaned and abandoned children.


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


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.


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.


Otome games are typically story-based visual novels aimed at women. The goal is to pursue one of a number of love interests, aiming for the best case "Good End" with their chosen love. However, there are usually many branching paths and other endings, including "Bad Ends" where they may even meet their demise. These manga feature characters that find themselves in an otome game setting. They often have been Isekai'd or Reincarnated into the otome game, sometimes as the villainess.


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.


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.


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.


These manga feature pandas: large black and white mammals native to China whose diet mainly consists of bamboo.


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.


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


These manga predominantly take place in a pawn shop, where pre-owned items are bought and sold. Common themes include getting appraisals for items and bartering for purchases.


These manga feature penguins: Birds native to the colder regions of the southern hemisphere. Although they cannot fly, their wings are used as flippers for swimming and diving in the ocean.


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.


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


These manga predominantly take place in a pet shop where traditional animals such as dogs, cats, or fish are sold, or where you can purchase fantastical creatures. The location might be a Mysterious Shop where the pets come with a high cost or come with unintended consequences.


These manga predominantly or fully in The Phillipines.


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.


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.


Pigs are the focus of these manga, whether they're the classic barnyard type or a wild boar.


These manhua or novels feature protagonists who study the art of making and refining magical pills using their spiritual energy, or qi, as a form of Cultivation. The pills can have many powers and effects that are dependant on the setting, although they usually help one to increase their cultivation and the power of their qi-based attacks