Anime Genres 101: You Thought You Knew All Anime Genres? Think Again – Major Genres (Part 2)


A brief recap of what we have covered in Part 1!


  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Drama
  5. Fantasy
  6. Supernatural
  7. Horror
  8. Mystery
  9. Romance
  10. Sci-Fi
  11. Sports

Now let’s pick up where we left off.


There will be very little easiness both to you and the main character. A plot specifically to make you always be on the edge of your chair. Dreadful atmosphere is vital in horror anime.

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Investigative storyline. Usually, the MC will be searching for answers or explanations for things – which mostly serve as the key to the main plot. It is not necessarily a detective anime, it can also be a supernatural or fantasy anime in which the characters try to find the ultimate answer to everything and how it happened.

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I guess no further explanation here. The word itself is self-explanatory. Don’t think that romance anime is girls’ anime. Some of the action and fantasy anime contain romance as well –  even if it’s not significant… whatever, just let the girls daydream about the 2D guys because great real guys are scarce nowadays anyway.

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Often features advanced technologies and high-tech settings. For instance, the setting will be in future years; sometimes the advancement is something we never thought possible. Complete with cutting-edge scientific developments. Not all sci-fi animes are serious. There are some lighthearted and action-packed anime as well.

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The anime will revolve around a sport for the plot. The most popular sports anime are basketball and baseball, with a few different anime about those sports. Sports anime often awakens your competitiveness whether you are/were an athlete or not. It simply boosts up your sportsmanship. Often stress on teamwork, determination, persistence, and hard work.

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Pheww! Feels like the end, but it’s not! We just covered only the major genres! Have you found out which genres are the anime that you often watch? I guess it’s easier now to filter the genre when you’re browsing for new anime to be added to your watchlist.

Please stay tuned for the next post,  which I will cover about the sub-genres. I bet you will discover something that you never thought you would indulge in (wink).


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  • Dianさま

    A 98% Introvert and an ultimate INTP, Dian views things differently but logically. A massive homebody with 10 cats. An author with various backgrounds, she does have a lot to ponder and a lot to say. An avid fan of Anime/Manga/KDrama/KMovie/Kpop, also a borderline psychopath considering her comfort movies are psychological and crime movies.

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