Manga genres and tags

Browse all manga genres and tags, with descriptions, and a full list of all tagged manga. Comedy, action, ecchi, fantasy, romance, horror and more! Mark tags as loved or hated to get personal suggestions. To filter by multiple tags at once, use the 'Tags' tab on All manga.

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These manga feature animal protagonists, be they household pets, dinosaurs or other real-world animals. The characters can appear in normal, anthropomorphic or occasionally fantastical forms, for example, the animals in Dogtato-kun are food-based representations of normal animals. Mythical creatures such as unicorns or centaurs are not included in this categorization.


These manga feature humans that transform into animals, or animals that transform into humans. They might use magic to alter their form, change against their will due to a Curse, or naturally have the ability to shape-shift. Werewolves are a common example of natural lycanthropes.


These manga explore anime from the industry or consumer side. Common themes include the creative and design process, sound design or voice acting, editing or meeting deadlines, distribution and marketing, or the culture of anime consumption.


These manga predominantly or fully take place in Antarctica.


Anthologies are a compilation of One Shot manga from multiple authors or artists, unlike Collections, which are a compilation of One Shots from a single author.


Anthropomorphism describes attributing human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, plants, or other natural phenomena. Characters in these manga may walk on two legs, wear clothes, or have a human appearance. Common examples in anime and manga include anthropomorphic animals, food, or objects. Not to be confused with Animal Characteristics, which describes characters that have animal-like features, such as a human with a tail.



These manga focus on life in an apartment complex or Boarding House. Typical themes include interactions between Neighbors, landlords or their management of the apartments and tenants, or moving in or out of the complex.


In these manga, an apocalypse has just occurred, threatening the world with extinction. Mankind might be under attack from Zombies, Insects, or Monsters. Or, the apocalypse may have been triggered by a Pandemic, a Natural Disaster, or another cause. Unlike Post-apocalyptic manga where society struggles to rebuild, characters in these manga focus on Survival, or on understanding and containing the disaster.


Characters in these manga serve an apprenticeship for the purpose of learning an art or trade. They may be serving under an experienced master of the craft, or they may be required to work and study on their own for a time to build experience.



Archery 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.


These manga predominantly or fully take place in Argentina.


An Arranged Marriage is a type of marital union where a third party selects the bride and the groom, rather than the two future newlyweds selecting each other for love or other reasons. Characters in these manga face, or are in, an arranged marriage.


These manga showcase characters who study and practice art, such as painting, sculpture, or architecture. They may be a student in a formal school setting, or are studying under a more experienced mentor, or are a professional earning their living through an artistic craft.


Characters in these manga attend an Art School where they study or practice painting, sculpture, architecture, or another form of art.


Assassins specialize in killing targeted individuals. These manga showcase assassins in training or on the job, whether they're a part of an organized group or work as freelancers.


These manga showcase characters that are in training or have been trained by NASA, JAXA or some other space exploration organization to complete tasks outside of the confines of Earth, such as working on space stations or cleaning up debris in orbit. Unlike futuristic civilizations where travelling into the galaxy is commonplace, these manga take place in an era where space travel isn't easily accomplished by the general populace.


Characters in these manga love to look up at or study the stars, using a telescope, planetarium, or just their own eyes.


These manga predominantly or fully take place in Australia.



An autobiography is a story that recounts a person’s life, written by the person themselves. These manga are autobiographies that are either factual or fantastical in nature; even if the story is loosely based on the person’s life, it is marked as an autobiography.


Aviation concerns the mechanics of aircraft design and operation. These manga feature pilots, mechanics, or engineers of planes or helicopters, or even stranger creations like airships; those featuring spacecraft or mecha do not qualify unless they also have a strong focus on air travel.


Badminton 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.


The characters in these food-themed manga love to bake tasty treats! They might be professional bakers or pastry chefs, students in a Culinary School studying to become a patissier, or enthusiastic people who love to bake as a hobby. These manga may offer step-by-step Recipes so viewers can bake the same delicious bread or pastries at home.


These manga feature ballet dancers, and the art of ballet.


These manga predominantly take place in a bar.


Bara is similar to Yaoi (also known as Boys’ Love or BL in Japan), and depicts homosexual relationships between men. However, unlike Yaoi which is written by women, for women, Bara is written by men, for men. Characters in these manga have a distinct style and are usually burly, muscular or hairy, and typical uke and seme dynamics don’t apply. On Anime-Planet, we double tag Bara with Yaoi for discoverability.


Baseball 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 are based on a Card Game.


These manga are based on a Western cartoon.


These manga are based on a Western comic book.


These manga are based on a Doujinshi: a self-published work such as a manga or novel.


These manga are based on Fairy Tales: short, fantastical stories and folktales such as Momotaro (Japan) or The Little Mermaid (Denmark). Fairy Tales originate from many countries and from many points throughout history.  


These manga are based on a Light Novel.