Manga genres and tags

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These manga feature characters who spend time in the great outdoors for fun or for work. They might enjoy hobbies such as camping, Mountain Climbing, or hiking, or simply adventuring into the wilderness. They might have a job such as search and rescue, or they might be an avid hunter.


Thieves are experts in taking what belongs to others, by stealth, force, or treachery. Thieving manga may focus on the exploits of one thief, a number of rivals, or even an entire band working together.


Thrillers are characterized by tension. These manga typically set up a complex story with a variety of dangerous elements, plot twists, and possible outcomes, and attempt to resolve it in a manner that keeps the level of suspense high, keeping you guessing as to what might be coming next.


The characters in these manga are in a time loop: a phenomenon where they are forced or choose to Time Travel into the past and repeat the same events over and over again unless they can find a way to break the cycle, or until they complete their mission. Also includes cases where a reincarnated or transmigrated character continuously loops through the same events in time, typically dying at the end of each loop and returning back to the point where they transmigrated. Does not include Second Chance cases, which are defined on Anime-Planet as going back once to change events.


Time travel is the concept of moving between different points in time, usually with an invention called a time machine. The science is loosely based in theoretical physics, with quantum mechanics and wormholes as common themes. These titles either focus on the concept of time travel or include time travel, often involving a Person in a Strange World.



Tokusatsu is a Japanese term for live action media that include special effects. In the west, the term is primarily used for titles starring superheroes, such as transforming henshin heroes, or metal heroes such as robots or those who wear metallic suits. Tokusatsu-inspired manga often include themes such as battles with Kaijuu, or color-coded Sentai squads.


Tournaments are competitions on a large scale, in which many challengers or teams may take part in the hopes of winning grand acclaim or prizes. These manga feature characters who intend to succeed in one or more Tournaments, and may focus on their preparations for entry or training as well as individual matches in whatever style of competition the series favors.


Track and Field sports such as running, pole-vaulting, jumping, shot-putting or hurdling is the focus of these manga. Training and competing in Tournaments or championships are common themes in Sports titles, as well as team spirit, or being an underdog who goes against the odds to succeed.


Trains are a focus or a primary setting of these manga, whether they’re steam-powered, subway carriages or fantastical in nature.


These manga feature students who have just transferred to a new school, and typically focus on their experiences as they make new friends, find a new love, or adjust to their new environment.


These manga feature Mecha that can rearrange their parts to take another form, such as a car, boat, or plane. Each piece of a Combining Mecha usually transforms before joining into its final shape.


These manga feature characters who have been transported into a novel, or sometimes another form of fiction such as a manga or doujin. They generally take the role of one of the book's characters, such as the hero, romantic lead, or Villainess.


In these manga, characters are stuck in a video game or a Virtual Reality world. Typically it’s a High Stakes Game in which players can’t leave until they beat the game, and in extreme cases, dying in the game means they die in real life.


Treasure Hunters have one goal in life: to locate and acquire gold, jewels or downright rare items by any means necessary. Characters in these manga are known to travel the land or the galaxy in search of riches beyond their wildest dreams, no matter the authority figures or laws that stand in the way.


Rough and tough exterior - soft, sweet, nougaty center. A Tsundere is a character who is or appears conflicted in their affection for another, seeming either interested or apathetic, dismissive, or even vicious in turns as the circumstances change. These manga showcase Tsundere types as major characters. B-because they don’t really like that person! Baka!


These manga feature tutors: private teachers who give one-on-one instruction to a single student, or a small group of students. They may teach ordinary academics, give lessons on music or art, or give instruction on more fantastical subjects, like magic.


These manga feature 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.


Characters in these manga 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.


Urban Fantasy is a subgenre of Fantasy that typically takes place in an urban setting. These manga might be a Contemporary Fantasy set in the present day, or they might take place in the future, or in the historical past. Urban fantasies are set primarily in the real world but contain fantasy aspects.


Urban Legends are modern folklore spread by word of mouth and passed off as true stories. These legends often serve as cautionary tales with horrific implications for the characters in these manga.


These manga focus on Valentine's Day, a holiday for lovers celebrated on February 14th. Common themes include Love Confessions, going on romantic dates, and giving chocolates or gifts.


These manga showcase traditional vampires - whether they're explicitly called vampires or not - who drink blood, can't sunbathe or have a pesky sensitivity to garlic.


These manga feature veterinarians: medical professionals who treat sick and injured animals. In Fantasy manga, they may treat mythical beasts or other fantastical creatures.


These manga explore the video game industry, from typical console games, to mobile games, or even erogames. Common themes include the creative and design process, development lifecycle, or Voice Acting.


These manga predominantly or fully take place in Vietnam.


These manga feature Vigilantes: characters who punish those they perceive to be criminals by whatever means are necessary. They typically believe their cause to be just, and their actions to be justified, even if it involves murdering their targets. Vigilantes are often anti-heroes.


These manga are about a woman who is written to be the villainess in an Otome Game or a novel, and thus is on the road to ruin. Most commonly an Isekai trope where the main character is reincarnated or transmigrated into the villainess, or someone related to them such as a mob character or the heroine. The villainess and her companions must work to do whatever they can to avoid her fate, deal with life after doom, or just avoid the problem altogether! The worlds are usually based on an existing Otome Game or novel the main character is familiar with, or even wrote in their past life.


These manga have a mild amount of physical conflict, such as weapon fights that result in bodily harm, bloodless death, or dangerous explosions. Violence in these manga may also be censored with glowing or unusually-colored blood, a lack of detail given to wounds, or clever uses of cinematography.


A virtual reality is an immersive, computer-simulated environment that can be accessed using a computer, through a video game console, or even jacked into directly. These manga either take place inside a virtual reality, or might showcase a world where a virtual reality is commonplace.


Vocaloids are pre-packaged audio synthesizers that mimic the sound of a human-like voice and can be programmed to 'sing' words as they are written. Many Vocaloids also have a commonly known appearance as a 3D model, and may receive recognition almost like real pop stars in Japan. These manga feature Vocaloids, either as instrumental 'singers' or as cultural phenomena.


These manga feature protagonists that are voice actors for TV, movies, games or other media formats.


Volleyball is the focus of these manga. Training and competing in tournaments or championships are common themes in sports titles, as well as individual or team spirit, or being an underdog who goes against the odds to succeed.


Voyeurism is the act of deriving sexual pleasure from secretly spying on others as they engage in intimate activities, such as undressing, or having sex. Characters in these manga are voyeurs.


These manga feature VTubers (Virtual YouTubers): people who adopt virtual avatars and produce content on the internet for their fanbase. While the name suggests VTubers specifically work on YouTube, the term has branched out to other services such as Twitch and Niconico. Popular examples include Hololive and Kizuna Ai.