Manga genres and tags

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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.

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Golf is the focus of these manga. Training and competing in tournaments or championships are common themes in sports titles, as well as being an underdog who goes against the odds to succeed.

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These manga predominantly or fully take place in Greece.

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These manga reference Greek mythology: a collection of myths involving famous Greek Gods, such as Zeus, Hades and Athena; or stories of mythological Greek figures such as Hercules, Odysseus, or Achilles. The manga may take place in Greece.

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These manga feature characters who are members of guilds. They may be adventurers, thieves, magicians, or other professions associated with fantasy or RPG settings. Guild members often live and work together, making a living by hunting monsters or going on quests that frequently lead to adventures.

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Guns are an important focus of these manga. Characters may frequently engage in gunfights or other battles involving firearms, use guns to engage in criminal activity, or are enthusiasts who research or collect them, such as gun otaku.

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Guro, also known as Ero-guro, is a subgenre of horror that combines extreme violence with deviant sexuality. Guro titles use grotesque imagery and break taboos as a means of social commentary on the decadence of society.

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Gyaru (ギャル) is a subculture of women, also known as "Gyaru girls", who follow many types of Japanese street fashion. Gyaru girls are typically characterized by having heavily bleached or dyed hair, tanned skin, highly decorated nails, and dramatic makeup. There are many types of gyaru, such as Ganguro, Kogyaru, and Himegyaru.

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Gymnastics 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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Gynophobia is defined as an irrational fear of women. In these manga, characters with the disorder have extreme reactions to the women in their lives, from panicking to having an intense allergic reaction to anything in between.

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A hacker is someone who seeks out and exploits weaknesses in a computer network. Hacking is a focus of these manga, either in the traditional sense, or more fantastical systems such as the human mind or dreams.

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Hamsters are the focus of these manga. These small, cute rodents have short tails and large cheek pouches for carrying food, and are common household pets.

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These manga showcase close-quarters combat, from Martial Arts, to Boxing, to flat out street brawling and beyond. Hand-to-hand combat includes all forms of kicks, punches, grabs, or throws, or even stranger close quarters maneuvers.

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A harem includes three or more characters who potentially show romantic interest in a male protagonist. The sex, gender, or orientation of the harem members is irrelevant as long as they exclusively, or at least primarily, are vying for the affections of the same individual - who may or may not reciprocate towards one, several, or none of these romantic rivals.

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Harlequin is a Canadian-based company that publishes romance novels targeted towards women. Harlequin manga are produced by the Japanese branch of the company, coupling the original stories by English authors with artwork from a Japanese mangaka.

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These manga fully or mostly take place in the kingdom of Heaven. Angels, halos and winged deities are commonplace in these titles.

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These manga fully or mostly take place in Hell. Demons, fiery landscapes and the Devil are commonplace in these titles.

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These manga are currently on Hiatus - the author and/or artist have decided to temporarily stop production of more chapters or volumes, often so they can focus on a different project or because of health reasons. On Anime-Planet, we temporarily mark entries on Hiatus as completed, and change its status back to ongoing once production resumes. If a manga is on Hiatus for a very long period of time, it is usually assumed to be Cancelled.

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Characters in these stories play a 'game' with serious consequences. Fame, fortune, power, life: any or all of these may be won or lost according to the rules of competition. The stakes and the rules may be agreed upon by parties involved, or imposed on them by an external force; either way, not following them will usually have severe consequences for the transgressor. Those who take part in the game will generally be forced to play until they win... or lose.

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The setting of a historical manga takes place at some point in Earth's past. The level of dedication to portraying the lifestyles, societies, and technologies of past periods and peoples accurately or believably can vary greatly between different works.

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Ice Hockey 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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Horror manga create an atmosphere of unease. Like Mystery manga, they encourage viewers to learn more about their world... but there may be secrets that are better left unexplored. Through eerie music and sounds, visceral or disturbing imagery, or startling moments, works of Horror make you worry about what gruesome thing is coming next.

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These manga feature characters who are employed at host clubs: high-priced venues where male staff members cater to the needs of women and homosexual men by pouring them drinks and engaging them in attentive conversation. Some hosts may also have sex for money behind closed doors.

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Hotels, inns or ryokans are the focus of these manga. Characters, often Innkeepers, manage day to day operations or other aspects of running the facility.