Adult Cast Symbol

Adult Cast

Stories where the main cast is of an adult age.

Anthropomorphic Symbol


Stories that revolve around non-human entities with human traits, emotions, or intentions.

Baseball Symbol


A ball game played between two teams of nine on a diamond-shaped circuit of four bases.

CGDCT Symbol


Cute Girls Doing Cute Things.

Childcare Symbol


Series where the main character takes care of their own, or someone else's, children.

Combat Sports Symbol

Combat Sports

Boxing, judo, and other forms of 1-vs-1 fights.

Crossdressing Symbol


Stories where the main character routinely dresses, and get mistaken for, as the opposite sex.

Delinquents Symbol


A story where the main character is a delinquent or deals with delinquents on a regular basis.

Detective Symbol


A story that primarily deals with detectives and the police.

Educational Symbol


Series that have an educational value. Usually focusing one subject.

Gag Humor Symbol

Gag Humor

Series with funny, but mostly ridiculous happenings.

Gender Bender Symbol

Gender Bender

Stories focused on a person who dresses and behaves like a member of the opposite sex.

Gore Symbol


Gruesome brutality, violence, and bloodshed.

Gourmet Symbol


Stories that revolve around food or involve food as the main focus of the story.

Harem Symbol


An emphasis on polygamous or love triangle relationships characterized by a male protagonist surrounded amorously by three or more members of either the same or opposing gender, sex or love interests.

High Stakes Game Symbol

High Stakes Game

Stories that deal with stressful or tense situations.

Historical Symbol


Stories focused on characters or happenings of the past.

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Idols (Female)

Stories where the main female character is an idol or part of an idol group.

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Idols (Male)

Stories where the main male character is an idol or part of an idol group.

Isekai Symbol


Series that revolve around a person or people who are transported to and have to survive in another world.

Iyashikei Symbol


A sub-theme of the slice of life genre with a calming and heart soothing story.

Love Polygon Symbol

Love Polygon

Love relationships that deal with more than three sides. Usually consists of a female cast that tries to get the main character's attention.

Magical Sex Shift Symbol

Magical Sex Shift

Series where the main character changes to the opposite sex through magical powers.

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Mahou Shoujo

Series centered around young girls who possess magical abilities, which they typically use through an ideal alter ego into which they can transform.

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Martial Arts

Stories that portray fighting and the practicing of martial arts.

Mecha Symbol


Mecha refers to both scientific ideas and science fiction stories that center on giant robots or machines controlled by people.

Medical Symbol


Stories whose events center upon a hospital, or any medical environment, and uses medical practices to treat illnesses.

Memoir Symbol


These series, often based on true stories, focus on the author's personal experiences, emotions and reflections, giving an intimate and honest portrayal of their life.

Military Symbol


Stories that involve militaries or war.

Music Symbol


Music is the main theme of the show.

Mythology Symbol


Supernatural and often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore.

Organized Crime Symbol

Organized Crime

Series that focus on gangs, and usually involve large criminal organizations.

Otaku Culture Symbol

Otaku Culture

Series where the hobbies of the main cast are centered around anime-related media.

Parody Symbol


An imitation of a particular writer, artist, or genre, exaggerating it deliberately to produce a comic effect.

Performing Arts Symbol

Performing Arts

Stories that may include dance, music, and opera among others.

Pets Symbol


Stories where pets such as cats and dogs are either the main character or part of the main cast.

Psychological Symbol


A story which emphasizes the psychology of its characters and their unstable emotional states

Racing Symbol


Stories that feature cars at the center of attention or involve racing.

Reincarnation Symbol


Series where the main character, usually upon dying, gets a second chance at life after being transported to a different world.

Reverse Harem Symbol

Reverse Harem

An emphasis on polygamous or love triangle relationships characterized by a female protagonist surrounded amorously by three or more members of either the same or opposing gender, sex or love interests.

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Romantic Subtext

Stories that may set a couple for a heartwarming moment, but without any significant romantic development.

Samurai Symbol


Shows that depict samurai or swordplay in general.

School Symbol


The main theme of the show takes place at a school or in a school like environment.

Showbiz Symbol


Stories centered around a main character who works in the entertainment industry, for example, as a performer.

Space Symbol


The main theme of the show is set in space.

Strategy Game Symbol

Strategy Game

Stories that feature games at the center of attention or involve gaming.

Super Power Symbol

Super Power

A popular culture term for an imaginary superhuman ability.

Survival Symbol


Series that revolve around the main character trying to avoid death over and over.

Team Sports Symbol

Team Sports

Sports which require multiple athletes on one team to compete against multiple athletes on another team.

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Time Travel

Stories where the main character travels back or forward in time, either willingly or forced by external factors.

Vampire Symbol


A vampire is a creature from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital essence (generally in the form of blood) of the living.

Video Game Symbol

Video Game

Series based around electroanic game that involve interaction with a user interface or input device.

Villainess Symbol


Female characters starting as antagonists, but undergoing personal growth and, sometimes, redemption.

Visual Arts Symbol

Visual Arts

Series centered around the main character creating paintings, sculptures, and ceramics among others.

Workplace Symbol


Stories that take place at an occupation, for example at a school if the main character is a teacher.