Manga genres and tags

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These manga are categorized as Shounen-ai. Boys' Love or BL in Japan, is a genre that depicts homosexual relationships between men. Japan typically uses this single category for all forms of these relationships, sexual or not. In the West, the term Shounen-ai categorizes stories that focus on the emotional aspects of the relationships, while Yaoi categorizes more of the sexual aspects, such as Smut or explicit content. As Anime-Planet's audience is mostly based in the West, we use the Western definition for both Yaoi and Shounen-ai. See BL for a list of both titles.


These manga are all about show business. Characters are involved in the industry as actors, idols, or other talents.


These manga showcase siblings that live together, work together, or travel together to accomplish a common goal. The siblings' relationship or bond is the primary focus of these manga.


These manga predominantly or fully take place in Singapore.


These manga feature characters who are the sole caregivers of a child. They might be the biological parent, an adopted parent, or simply a primary caretaker. These single parents are responsible for all the tasks involved with childcare, either alone, or with the aid of friends, family or a potential new love interest who serves as a secondary parental figure.


These manga feature Siblings with a Sister Complex: they want nothing more than to ensure the well-being and happiness of their beloved sister, often to an unhealthy or even romantic degree. They're known to be over-protective and jealous of their sister's suitors.


These manga focus on skateboarding, or feature skateboarders. 


These manga feature protagonists that are skeletons: characters that have nothing more left to their physical bodies than their bones.


Skiing or ski jumping is the focus of these manga. Characters may participate in the sport as a hobby, or compete in championships such as the Olympics.


These manga feature humor based on physical comedy. Characters might be comedically clumsy, or hit each other in comical, over the top ways.


Slice of life, or "nichijou" in Japanese, refers to events that occur on a daily basis such as getting ready for the day, light chores, enjoying a hobby, or preparing meals. These events differ depending on setting, but above all else are considered to be ordinary, everyday actions that don’t always follow a central plot. The related tags School Life and Work Life focus on ordinary events that take place in a school or work setting, respectively.


These manga feature characters that are slimes: masses of gelatinous fluid that typically don't have a distinct shape.


These manga feature characters who have had their fill of excitement, adventures, and drama, and seek a more peaceful life. They may be Isekai'd heroes, villains, high-ranking adventurers, or a typical salaryman, but they all share something in common: they've had enough and want to retire to a slow and peaceful life.


Smut manga are typically written by women, for women, for genres like Shoujo, Josei, and Yaoi. There's a strong focus on seduction, characters being swept off their feet, and other buildups to having sex that make you feel hot and bothered. Smutty manga frequently, but not always, includes explicit sexual content.


These manga feature snakes: long, limbless Reptiles that bite and strangle their prey before attempting to swallow it whole.


Soccer, also known as football, 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.


These manga showcase a relationship where the characters are in two different social groups. Common differences include rich vs poor, royalty vs commoners, police vs criminals, or other differences. While not always the case, these characters sometimes must overcome challenges or stigma associated with their difference in social status.


These manga focus on the impact and utility of social media or web communities. Characters may explore online social networks, or communicate with others through instant messaging or chatrooms.


Space Operas take place primarily in Outer Space or across many worlds. They are known to have a large-scale sense of Adventure, Romance, complex characters and Political conflicts which often lead to epic space battles.


In these titles, Space Pirates pillage and plunder spaceships throughout the galaxy, rather than sailing the seas like their swashbuckling brethren.


These manga predominantly or fully take place in Spain.


These manga feature sparrows: small Birds with brown and grey plumage.


These manga feature spiders: eight-legged arachnids that are known for weaving sticky webs to catch their prey. See also: Insects.


These manga feature characters with multiple personalities. This may be the result of magic, a supernatural occurrence, or the character may have Dissociative Identity Disorder (also known as Multiple Personality Disorder), a Mental Illness that causes the person to shut off or dissociate their mind from their current surrounding by shifting to a different personality.


These manga delve into the world of competitive Sports, ranging from team-based to individual participants. From Baseball or Basketball, to track and field or combat-based sports, these works focus on the athletes and those around them who show their support.


These manga focus on sports medicine: a branch of medicine that deals with the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise-related injuries. Sports medicine doctors are specially trained to help professional and amateur athletes, and people who have physically strenuous jobs.


These manga feature squirrels: small creatures known for collecting nuts and seeds to store for winter. This family of rodents includes tree squirrels, chipmunks, and flying squirrels.


These manga feature stalkers: people who spend a great deal of time following a target for romantic or nefarious reasons. They’re often hiding in the shadows, habitually following their obsession or observing them from afar.


Characters in these manga are in love, but because of fate, family loyalties, timing, or other reasons, their relationship seems doomed to fail.


Steampunk describes an alternate timeline based on the industrial revolution, where steam-powered technology like airships, robots and appliances are commonplace. Invention and imagination are common themes in these manga, and elaborate, mechanical devices with cogs, gears, wheels and lenses are found everywhere, even in the outfits of ordinary people.


Stockholm Syndrome is a phenomenon in which Kidnapping victims, hostages, or other forms of prisoners develop sympathy or romantic feelings towards their captors. These manga feature protagonists who develop Stockholm Syndrome.


These manga feature characters who are a part of their school's student council. Elected by the student body, student councils represent their peers when it comes to school affairs. Typical themes in these manga include student council elections, planning of school events such as culture festivals, or interactions between the council members.


These manga focus on a romantic or sexual relationship - usually forbidden and taboo - between a teacher and their student.


These manga primarily take place onboard a submarine that sails the seas.


These manga feature succubi: Demons or spirits in female form that engage in sexual intercourse to feed off the energy of their partners. In traditional folklore, a succubus 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.