The protagonist usually takes a risky turn, which leads to explosions, fight scenes and daring escapes.
Stories about protagonists who journeys to epic or distant places to accomplish something.
Stories that present new and experimental ideas or mind-twisting plots.
Stories that have won prizes in recognition of quality.
Stories that tell a series of funny, or comical events, intended to make the audience laugh.
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.
An often used slang term in the Japanese language for playfully sexual actions.
Stories about magic or supernatural forces, rather than technology (as science fiction) if it happens to take place in a modern or future era.
Stories that revolve around the culinary arts, and often includes themes such as food appreciation, cooking techniques, and the cultural significance of food.
A story told to deliberately scare or frighten the audience, through suspense, violence or shock.
Mostly related to women’s universe, tastes, and vision of the world.
Stories that are generally enjoyed by children.
Stories where abnormal events such as levitation, telekinesis and talking with the dead take place.
A type of fiction in which a detective, or other professional, solves a crime or series of crimes.
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.
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.
Stories that are typically aimed at men from their 20s to 50s.
Stories that are typically aimed at young girls under the age of fifteen.
A narrative or visual work featuring a romantic relationships between women, both sexual and non-sexual in nature.
Show that are typically aimed at young boys under the age of fifteen.
A narrative or visual work featuring a romantic relationship between men, both sexual and non-sexual in nature.
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.
Sports is the main theme of the show.
A genre of speculative fiction that exploits or is centered around supernatural themes, often violating naturalist assumptions of the real world.
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.