This page presents you with an overview on our anime genres and offers you the option to list titles by their main or subsidiary genres.

Main genres

  • Action – All about fighting and violence.
  • Action Comedy – Light-hearted action which doesn’t need to be taken seriously.
  • Action Drama – Besides action it also puts emphasis on elaborated characters and social conflicts.
  • Adventure – Just like in live action adventure movies, this is all about eventful and risky journeys to exotic places.
  • Comedy – Is supposed to make the audience laugh.
  • Crime Fiction – Deals with crimes and their solutions.
  • Drama – Has a conflictual and dramatic plot.
  • Fighting-Shounen – Action for male teenagers which is almost solely about fighting.
  • Ganbatte – The main character wants to climb to the top in a certain sport or another competitive activity.
  • Ghost Stories – Creepy tales about ghosts and other beings of (Japanese) folklore.
  • Hentai – A pornographic title.
  • Horror – Deals with the escape from or the battle with (mostly supernatural) threatening beings. The protogonist is constantly in a frightening situation.
  • Indefinite – Can’t be assigned a specific genre.
  • Nonsense-Comedy – A comedy that has an especially meaningless and crazy humor.
  • Romance – Deals with romantic relationships between the protagonists.
  • Romantic Comedy – A cheerful and mostly comical love story.
  • Romantic Drama – A dramatic and serious love story.
  • Sentimental Drama – An especially emotional drama that tries to trigger strong feelings within the audience.
  • Slice of Life Drama – A serene and sometimes mundane drama about everyday conflicts.
  • Thriller – A suspenseful story about one or more people that have to face a seemingly desperate situation.
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