Manga genres and tags

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These manga feature characters that are centaurs: beings from Greek mythology with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse.


These manga feature chief executive officers (CEOs). In businesses and corporations, CEOs are the Big Boss, the highest-ranking person who is ultimately responsible for making managerial decisions.


Characters in these manga have gained a way to cheat the system through fantastical means, whether the cheat breaks the rules of a game world, the real world, or an isekai fantasy world. Examples include: a game-based levelling system that appears to only them in the real world; finding or being given a game-breaking item; or acquiring an ability to level up faster than usual, or to instantly access new skills. Special, overpowered abilities aren’t considered cheats if they are game-sanctioned - for those manga, see Overpowered Main Characters.


These manga focus on cheerleading. They may show recruiting, practicing, performing at events, or just follow the day-to-day lives of cheerleaders.


These manga focus on chess: a two-player, strategy Board Game where each player controls sixteen pieces on a checkered board.  and tries to capture their opponent's pieces. Players move the game pieces to capture the other's until the opponent's king is unable to escape. Checkmate!


Chibi is Japanese slang for someone small and cute. In Western anime fandom, the term is used to describe characters who are "super deformed", usually with giant heads and tiny bodies for comedic effect. In these manga, several or all of the characters frequently appear in a Chibi state.


The main characters in these manga provide care for children, either through the industry or individually. They might be a single parent, or suddenly become an adopted parent or guardian for a child, or work as a nanny or caregiver.


The focus of these manga is the contested custody of a child. One parent may have just learned about the child and demands custody, or the couple might be going through a divorce and custody is a main concern.


These manga primarily focus on one or more childhood friends. The friends might have reunited after a long period of time apart, or they might be characters who start a relationship in a Romance manga. A Childhood Promise might also be involved.


When they were young, characters in this manga made a promise to each other; in the present, they might be working to fulfill that promise, or they might have forgotten it due to amnesia. Common childhood promises include promising to marry, to return home, or to make it big in a specific career or field.


These manga feature a protagonist that is under the age of 12. Stories with child protagonists can focus on the challenges of growing up, the innocence of childhood, or or on a child's day-to-day life and misadventures. Does not include cases where adults or teenagers have either undergone an Age Transformation or have become a child due to Reincarnation or transmigration and still possess memories of their past life.


These Novels are typicslly written in Chinese or first originated in China. For Chinese manga, see Manhua.


These manga have themes related to the Religion of Christianity. They may focus on the life of Jesus or other historical Christian religious figures, showcase stories from the Bible, or show other aspects of Christian life, such as becoming a priest or nun.


These manga take place during the Christmas season or focus on the holiday. Common themes include finding and exchanging gifts, Santa Claus, Christmas Eve festivities, or other topics related to the season.


These manga center on a circus: a company of performers such as clowns, fire eaters, trapeze artists, members of a freak show, or tightrope walkers. The group might travel from town to town, or might have a stationary location to entertain their audience.


Classical music encompasses a broad array of styles and instruments. These manga focus on the appreciation of the art form or on classical musicians themselves, whether they’re amateurs or professionals.


These Alcohol-related manga feature cocktails: mixed drinks that combine spirits and other ingredients such as tonic water, flavored syrups, and bitters. These manga may involve drinking cocktails, making cocktails, or learning about mixology: the art and study of preparing, inventing, and serving mixed drinks.


These manga feature characters that are in dysfunctional, codependent relationships with lovers, family, or friends. Their reliance on each other means they are unable to thrive normally or to live as independently as they should. Sometimes, these relationships can escalate into Obsessive Love.


These manga are about coffee. The story may take place in a Cafe, where coffee drinks or espresso are served to patrons. Or, characters may be baristas, or coffee connoisseurs.


Cohabitation is an arrangement where unmarried people who are in a romantic or sexual relationship live together. These manga showcase the ups and downs of cohabitation, such as the little things that happen in day-to-day life, intimacy, or even breakups. Occasionally, cohabitation can involve poly relationships.


For anime, collections are a compilation of episodes that focus on the same theme, but from different directors or staff.

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


These manga take place in a college, a university, or a post-secondary school.


These manga feature multiple Mecha which can Transform and attach to each other in modular fashion, creating larger and more powerful super-machines that can act in new ways.


These manga aim to make you laugh through satire, parody, humorous observations, slapstick scenarios, or absurd antics. Bonus points for spitting your drink all over your screen!


A comic essay (コミックエッセイ or エッセイ漫画) is a manga genre that draws on the author's life experiences, much like an Autobiography, to discuss lifestyle topics such as travel, cuisine, child-raising or pet care, or mental health.


Coming-of-age refers to the process by which a child becomes an adult. These manga showcase characters who make the transition naturally, or are forced to grow due to outside pressures. Learning about one's self, about others, about the world, and what society requires from adults, are all common themes of coming-of-age works.


These manga feature concubines: people kept for pleasure, companionship, or to provide children for those in positions of power. Royalty or other wealthy people may keep a harem of concubines. In some cases, concubines are considered married and may even have wedding ceremonies, but they generally have a lower status than a legal spouse.


These manga feature an organization of two or more people executing an unlawful or harmful secret plan. Conspiracies can be anything from large-scale government coverups to several people conspiring to make someone else's life miserable.


Contemporary Fantasy is a subgenre of Fantasy that takes place in the present day. In these stories, Magic or magical creatures might exist in the real world, but the general populace is unaware of their existence or misunderstands their true nature. Manga that take place in an urban setting are also considered to be Urban Fantasies.


These manga predominantly take place in a convenience store.


Cooking is the focus of these food-themed manga, whether the characters within attend a Culinary School, work in a Restaurant or are simply passionate home cooks. These manga may offer step-by-step Recipes for various dishes or plating techniques.


These manga are set in the countryside, an area outside of cities and removed from their influence. Communities are generally rural and pastoral in nature, with customs and dialects that could be seen as strange or antiquated. Some manga showcase the contrast between city and country life, showing how city folk struggle in adapting to a slower way of living.


This manga features coworkers: people who work together at a job, usually at the same level in the company hierarchy. The coworkers might be shown in their day-to-day Work Life, or spending their time together with drinks after work, or are shown to be involved in a Workplace Romance.


Crime fiction is a genre that focuses on the planning, execution or solving of a crime. These manga typically focus on the investigation of a crime, and often include a cat-and-mouse chase between the perpetrator and the ones trying to catch them. The crime at the center of the story is traditionally a murder, though fraud, theft, money laundering, and complex criminal schemes can also be involved.


These manga are told from the perspective of criminals, whether they're lone wolves or a part of an organized group like the Yakuza or Mafia. The protagonists commit crimes that are punishable by law, with motives such as blackmail, profit, personal amusement, or sociopathy. Offenses committed might be thievery, drug dealing, kidnapping, serial killing, terrorism, or other forms of organized or petty crime.