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 contain scenes of domestic abuse where characters commit acts of violence against their family members, spouse, romantic partner, or other people they live with.

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Doujin are a popular type of independently produced and distributed magazine, generally made in small print runs and often written by fans of manga and/or anime, including fan-fiction based on pre-existing characters from other authors. View Anime-Planet's policy for adding doujinshi to the database.

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Doujin are a popular type of independently produced and distributed magazine, generally made in small print runs and often written by fans of manga and/or anime, including fan-fiction based on pre-existing characters from other authors. Common themes in these manga include production and distribution, attending doujinshi conventions, or the culture of doujin readers.

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These manga are related to the Dragon Quest video game franchise. 

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Dragons are huge and mighty serpentine mythological creatures, often seen as being magical in nature. These manga center on the impact of dragons - whether reimagined, extinct, or living and breathing alongside humans, and may feature dragons as major characters.

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Drama manga heavily emphasize their characters' emotional development. Whether by experiencing the protagonist’s emotional turmoil, viewing heated character interactions, or exploring a passionate romance, any manga that humanizes its characters through emphasizing their flaws qualifies as a Drama.

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Characters in these manga explore a person's subconscious mind, whether they're aware of their own dream world, or traverse someone else's thoughts and dreams through fantastical or technological means.

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Drug Use occurs in these manga. The substances of choice are narcotics prevalent in the real world, or fictional cocktails that enhance moods or physical abilities. While usually portrayed in a negative light, some manga showcase Drug Use as an accepted part of the culture. 

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Dungeons are the focus of these manga. The setting might take place in the dungeon, or the story might be related to one, such as dungeon management or creation. These manga typically follow adventurers who traverse the floors or levels of a dungeon to find treasure, to defeat monsters, or to exit it.

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These manga focus on dysfunctional families. A major theme of these stories deal with unhealthy familial relationships such as abusive, overly-controlling, or codependent parent-child and sibling relationships. Unlike the Family Life tag, these stories have a stronger focus on Drama and the negative consequences it has for the characters.

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Unlike idyllic utopias, a Dystopia is an imagined timeline where something has gone terribly wrong. In these manga, invasive, totalitarian governments might rule the populace with an iron fist and use fear as a controlling mechanism. Sentient machines, ethics violations, forced population control and corrupt justice systems are common Dystopian themes. Some Dystopias might appear to be utopias, but once you look beneath the surface, terrible secrets are exposed.

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An earthquake shatters the tranquillity of these manga, whether the disaster was natural or manmade. Often these manga center on the aftermath of the event and how the characters struggle to survive.

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Constant panty shots, bouncing breasts and dubious camera angles are hallmarks of an Ecchi title. These titles are usually sexualized and designed to titillate, depicting perverted themes and focusing heavily on the female body. Nosebleeds, suspicious hand positions, faceplanting into bosoms, expressive and exaggerated body parts and other tropes characterize this genre. Ecchi is all about fanservice, while Borderline H and Smut titles focus more on sexual content.

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These manga focus on economics, showing the inner workings of markets, trade, and business. They may show how economics affects the overall economy, or they may feature merchants and other money-driven characters whose goal is to find new and better ways to turn a profit.

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These manga feature editors: people who have a career related to editing and publishing written works. They might edit the books of authors in the Manga Industry or Novel Industry, or they might be employed to edit magazine or newspaper articles.

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These manga aim to inform you about a real world subject. Whether scientific, historical, cultural, social, or practical knowledge useful towards mastering a skill, facts are provided on a given set of topics throughout the story.

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These manga predominantly or fully take place in Egypt.

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These manga reference Egyptian mythology: a collection of myths involving famous Egyptian Gods, such as Ra, Anubis, or Bastet. Other well-known examples include the lion-bodied sphinx, the Egyptian Afterlife, and the tale of Isis and Osiris.

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These manga feature characters who possess elemental powers such as firewaterwind and lightning

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These manga feature characters who are elves. Members of elven races are often slender, have pointy ears, and have a talent for archery; but other kinds of elves exist as well, such as those that work for Santa at the north pole.

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Characters in these manga suffer Emotional Abuse at the hands of others, whether they're Bullied or cruelly teased by a classmate, are the victim of gaslighting, are abused by a relative, or anything in between.

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These manga predominantly or fully take place in England.

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Environmental manga concern themselves with the state of the natural world and how humans interact with it. Balance and harmony, and specifically the effects of expanding civilization and industry on wildlife, biological diversity, and the world as a whole, are important themes.

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Episodic manga are a collection of separate stories loosely connected by a theme or one or more central recurring characters.

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Espionage is the main focus of these manga. Common themes include surveillance and reconnaissance, infiltrating past enemy lines, or Spies that act as secret agents who go undercover, steal technology for their home country, or sabotage the enemy.

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These manga predominantly or fully take place in Europe.

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These manga feature exorcists: people who specialize in expelling Supernatural beings from people, animals, objects, and places. Exorcists are often trained by and work for religious organizations, such as the Catholic church or a Buddhist temple, or they might wander the land of their own volition helping those in need. Demons, Ghosts, and Youkai are common creatures that exorcists deal with.

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These manga depict an explicit level of sexual content, indicated by one or more of the following: detailed, graphic sequences; a high frequency of sexual content, even if content isn't explicit; prevalent nudity; Fetish-based, graphic sequences; or simulated sexual acts.

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These manga contain graphic acts of physical conflict, such as weapon fights that result in visible mutilation or realistically-depicted dismemberment, gruesome deaths, or people exploding into viscera.

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Characters in these manga are in a pretend relationship. They are in a fake romance because of many reasons, such as one person blackmailing the other, or trying to make their real crushes jealous.

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These manga focus on interaction between family members, whether they are living their everyday lives together in peace, grieving together after a loss, or adjusting to changes such as moving to a new home, divorce, remarriage, or facing unexpected challenges together.

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Fantasy manga take place in a broad range of settings influenced by mythologies, legends, or popular and defining works of the genre such as The Lord of the Rings. They are generally characterized by a low level of technological development, though fantasy stories can just as easily take place in our modern world, or in a Post-apocalyptic society where technology was buried alongside the old world. These manga also tend to feature magic or other extraordinary abilities, strange or mysterious creatures, or humanoid races which coexist with humanity or inhabit their own lands removed from ours.

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These manga focus on the fashion industry. Common themes include design, creation, modelling, marketing, or appreciation of clothing, makeup and accessories.

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These manga feature couples that are destined to be together. They may have been chosen for each other by a higher power, loved each other in a past life, or live in a world where everyone has a fated soulmate that they can instinctively tell is "the one".