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Action

The protagonist usually takes a risky turn, which leads to explosions, fight scenes and daring escapes.

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Adventure

Stories about protagonists who journeys to epic or distant places to accomplish something.

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Avant Garde

Stories that present new and experimental ideas or mind-twisting plots.

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Award Winning

Stories that have won prizes in recognition of quality.

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Comedy

Stories that tell a series of funny, or comical events, intended to make the audience laugh.

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Drama

A type of narrative (semi-)fiction intended to be more serious than humorous in tone, focusing on in-depth development of realistic characters who must deal with realistic emotional struggles.

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Ecchi

An often used slang term in the Japanese language for playfully sexual actions.

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Fantasy

Stories about magic or supernatural forces, rather than technology (as science fiction) if it happens to take place in a modern or future era.

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Gourmet

Stories that revolve around the culinary arts, and often includes themes such as food appreciation, cooking techniques, and the cultural significance of food.

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Horror

A story told to deliberately scare or frighten the audience, through suspense, violence or shock.

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Josei

Mostly related to women’s universe, tastes, and vision of the world.

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Kids

Stories that are generally enjoyed by children.

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Magic

Stories where abnormal events such as levitation, telekinesis and talking with the dead take place.

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Mystery

A type of fiction in which a detective, or other professional, solves a crime or series of crimes.

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Romance

Emotion-driven stories that are primarily focused on the relationship between the main characters of the story. Beyond the focus on the relationship, the biggest defining characteristic of the romance genre is that a happy ending is always guaranteed.

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Sci-Fi

Speculative fiction that typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life.

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Seinen

Stories that are typically aimed at men from their 20s to 50s.

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Shoujo

Stories that are typically aimed at young girls under the age of fifteen.

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Shoujo Ai

A narrative or visual work featuring a romantic relationships between women, both sexual and non-sexual in nature.

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Shounen

Show that are typically aimed at young boys under the age of fifteen.

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Shounen Ai

A narrative or visual work featuring a romantic relationship between men, both sexual and non-sexual in nature.

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Slice of Life

Stories that portray a "cut-out" sequence of events in a character's life. It may or may not contain any plot progress and little character development, and often has no exposition, conflict, or dénouement, with an open ending.

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Sports

Sports is the main theme of the show.

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Supernatural

A genre of speculative fiction that exploits or is centered around supernatural themes, often violating naturalist assumptions of the real world.

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Suspense

A genre of fiction, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres. Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety.