Manga genres and tags

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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 star Henshin Heroes: characters that transform into a being with special powers, typically using an item that changes their wardrobe and grants their special abilities. They may be a mask-wearing Superhero, a Magical Girl, or another type, such as the Tokusatsu-inspired Metal Heroes. These characters often must maintain a normal life and their secret identity.

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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 hostess clubs: high-priced venues where female staff members cater to the needs of men and homosexual women by pouring them drinks and engaging them in attentive conversation. Some hostesses may also have sex for money behind closed doors.

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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.

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Characters in these manga are the result of human experimentation. They have been biologically, chemically, or genetically altered through experiments, and may have Superpowers, Psychic Powers, or other innate abilities or characteristics due to the experimentation.

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Ice Skating or Figure Skating 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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Idols are heavily promoted multimedia stars. In Japan, they are adored by the masses and frequently perform at concerts or events; however, the idol industry is both competitive and harsh, and many involved have short-lived careers. These manga showcase all there is about the profession, from training, to being scouted by talent agents, to management and production.

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These manga feature characters who struggle with a debilitating health condition, whether they're diagnosed with a terminal illness or a lifelong condition that impacts their way of life. Some illnesses may stem from a physical Disability. This tag doesn't include Mental Illness

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Characters in these manga are impersonating someone. They may be twins who switch places, someone serving as a body-double for a celebrity or other person of importance, or a person pretending to be a deceased relative or friend. Not to be confused with Secret Identity, which defines characters who live a double life.

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Incest is defined as romantic or sexual relations between people classified as being too closely related to marry each other. On Anime-Planet, we apply this tag when: 1) the characters are related by blood, or 2) the characters are related through adoption or marriage and have a long history together. If characters have just met through marriage and develop a romantic relationship, even if the taboo aspect is discussed, we do not apply this tag.

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These manga predominantly or fully take place in India.

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These manga have Indonesian authors and artists, and/or were first published in Indonesia.

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In these manga, infidelity is an important aspect of the story. Characters may be dealing with an unfaithful partner, or having an affair with someone else. Their actions may result in a Divorce or unplanned Pregnancy.

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Characters in these manga receive an inheritance, typically from a relative who has passed away, and gifted them with riches, a mansion, or some other form of property. Common manga themes include receiving the inheritance, such as having to move to a new house; stipulations about the inheritance, such as having to marry; or squabbles amongst family members to split up the inheritance.

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Insects are the primary component of these manga, whether they're giant, man-eating monsters or household pests of another variety.

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These manga focus on romantic or sexual relationships between beings of two different species, such as Gods, Vampires, Robots, Demons, or others. The characters might be humans who are in a romantic relationship with a non-human, or non-human beings who fall in love with each other, such as an angel and a demon, an elf and a werewolf, or different kinds of animals. See also: God-Human Relationship.

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Isekai is a fantasy genre where a person from Earth is transported to, reborn, or trapped in a parallel universe or fantasy world. For beings from other worlds visiting Earth, see Reverse Isekai. Our Isekai tag definition does not include cases of being Trapped in a Video Game, but both sub-genres are included in the Person in a Strange World tag.

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These manga fully or mostly take place on an island, whether the land mass is in the sea or floating in the air.

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These manga feature a society that is physically isolated from the world. The populace might live inside of a walled or domed city, or are limited to a small island. Typically, the society is unaware of what exists outside of their borders in the Outside World, or are forbidden to go there.

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These manga predominantly or fully take place in Italy.

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Iyashikei (癒し系) is a sub-genre of Slice of Life manga that is designed to have a "healing" effect on the viewer. Iyashikei manga are typically Episodic, have little to no conflict, and showcase the characters' peaceful lives. These titles often take place in the peaceful Countryside, but can occur in a variety of other locations such as a home, workplace, or school. Common features include mellow atmospheres, soothing soundtracks, and gorgeous background art.

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Japanese mythology refers to any number of stories involving kami (deities or spirits), oni (ogres), and/or youkai (fey-like creatures). Manga commonly include ideas based on the creation myth, featuring Amaterasu, Susano-o, Izanagi and Izanami; tales of incredible beasts such as the serpentine Orochimaru; or stories of mortal deities or folk heroes like Momotarou.

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These manga focus on the appreciation of Jazz music, or on the musicians themselves, whether they’re amateurs or professionals.

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Josei (女性), translated as "woman", is a demographic aimed at women from late teens through adulthood. These titles tend to be more mature, often focusing on realistic situations such as work life or romance. Josei is the counterpart of Seinen, a demographic aimed at older teens and men.

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Journalism is the focus of these manga. Characters may be news anchors, photojournalists or reporters that work in the field, or people who work in a career involving newspapers, magazines, or other related areas.

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These manga are directly or loosely based on the Journey to the West novel by Wu Cheng'en.

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These manga fully or mostly take place in a jungle: a tropical rainforest dominated by trees and dense vegetation.

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Kendo 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.