Manga genres and tags

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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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These manga predominantly or fully take place in Europe.

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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 portray an explicit level of violence, either due to high frequency or for showing shocking, graphic acts. Common sightings include excessive blood, body explosions, broken bones, internal organs, torture, cannibalism, or detailed, disturbing sequences of other types of violence.

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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".

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Characters in these manga have an unusual desire or sexual fetish that falls outside of the social norm. Often deviant, these obsessions can manifest in a variety of forms such as Voyeurism, BSDM, sadomasochism, or an unnatural preference for feet.

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These manga take place in Japan between the Heian and Meiji eras. Common themes are typically influenced by Samurai, shinsengumi, or the shogunate, and frequently focus on warfare, travel, or rural life.

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A Film Comic is a special type of manga that's based on an anime. The artwork is generally Full-Color images from the anime, with the exact same dialogue as the anime. Film Comics are sometimes called Ani-manga or Cine-manga.

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These manga predominantly or fully take place in Finland.

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Fishing 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.

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These manga relate to food and beverage, from taking place in a Restaurant, Cafe or Culinary School, to showcasing step-by-step cooking instructions and techniques, to featuring culinary competitions that pit would-be chefs or bakers against each other.

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These manga feature protagonists that are partially or fully based on food or ingredients. The characters can appear in normal, anthropomorphic or fantastical forms, for example, the creatures in Dogtato-kun are food-based representations of normal animals.

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American 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.

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These manga fully or mostly take place in a forest: a large area dominated by trees. Forests can vary greatly based on climate, from woods filled with tall fir trees, to tropical jungles with dense vegetation.

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These manga predominantly or fully take place in France.

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These manga are directly or loosely based on the French Revolution: a period of social and Political upheaval that lasted from 1789-1799.

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Frogs are the focus of these manga.

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These manga feature Fujoshi (腐女子). Translated as "rotten girl", the term describes women who are obsessed with men in homosexual relationships. Their preferred fiction is anything to do with Yaoi or Boys' Love (BL).

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These manga are fully drawn in color, unlike normal manga which occasionally have a few colored pages, followed by all black and white artwork. Korean and Chinese webcomics, and Film Comics, frequently have Full Color artwork.

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Gag comedies are usually episodic, focusing on a specific pun, joke, situation, or character, for a series of episodes for anime, or one or more chapters for manga. The breakdown is similar to a single sketch in a stand-up comedy show. 4-koma manga typically use a single strip for a single joke.

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You win some, you lose some. Gambling is a strong focus in these manga, from casino adventures to backroom games. Characters often gamble day in and day out for a variety of stakes: money, fame, or in the case of High Stakes Games, even more sinister consequences.

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In these manga, a group of individuals have joined forces to commit crimes or cause mayhem. They might be Delinquents in a school gang, members of the Bosozoku (biker gangs), or hardened criminals in a crime syndicate like the Mafia or Yakuza.

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Gekiga is a term coined by Yoshihiro Tatsumi in the 1950s to separate his more adult works from the generally kid-friendly titles that dominated the manga scene at the time. These manga can be identified by their focus on realistic artwork and character design, and inclusion of mature or adult content. Other artistic movements began to supercede Gekiga in the 1990s.

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A character in these manga undergoes a complete or partial physical sex change, whether due to environmental aspects, an enchanted item, a wish that's been granted or a number of other factors. Depending on the situation, the character might be stuck in their new body, or changed back automatically at some point, or have the ability to change back and forth at will. If a man and woman suddenly share the same body, the Gender Bender tag applies as well.

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These manga predominantly or fully take place in Germany.

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The protagonists of these manga are hot on the trail of ghosts, goblins and other things that go bump in the night. Whether they're running a paranormal school club or ghost hunting in a haunted mansion, the characters of these manga are always on the lookout for the supernatural.

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These manga feature protagonists who are Ghosts: Supernatural beings who have passed on to the Afterlife. Ghosts are usually non-corporeal and translucent, unless they're possessing someone.

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GL (short for Girls' Love) is a genre that depicts homosexual relationships between women. On Anime-Planet, Shoujo-ai categorizes romantic stories that focus on emotional aspects of relationships, while Yuri categorizes more of the sexual aspects such as Borderline H or explicit content.

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These manga focus on romantic relationships between humans and Gods. They may meet by chance and fall in love, or the relationship may be the result of something more sinister, such as the human being offered as a sacrifice to appease the god.

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These manga feature deities - gods or goddesses - as main characters. The gods may be based on a form of mythology such as Greek or Norse, or they may be fictional deities. Manga with gods may focus on a God-Human Relationship.