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Beyond the normal entertainment genres, anime and manga (including related games, light novels, and other media) have specific genres that are demographic specific or not as used widely for other non-Japanese types of media.

Demographic genres Edit

  • Josei - for women usually over high school age.
  • Kodomo (Kodomomuke) - for young kids.
  • Seinen - for men usually over high school age.
  • Shōjo - for middle thru high school age girls.
  • Shōnen - for middle thru high school age boys.

Relationship genres Edit

  • Harem/Reverse harem - typically featuring several females focusing o a male main character; "reverse" just means males focusing on a female.
  • Yaoi (or Shōnen Ai) - features romantic relationships between males.
  • Yuri (or Shōjo Ai) - features romantic relationships between females.

Other genres Edit

  • Ecchi - sexualize without being pornographic.
  • Gekiga - about darker themes often with death and violence.
  • Hentai - explicitly sexual or perverted.
  • Isekai - reincarnated or transported to another other world or universe.
  • Iyashikei - "healing" or relaxed.
  • Kaiju - focusing on monsters, sometime extremely large.
  • Mecha - featuring giant mechanical robots, often piloted by non-mechanical creatures.
  • Slice of Life - focuses on human life progression and events; while not uniquely Japanese, seems more common in Japanese shows or stories.
  • Yōkai - ghosts, mythological creatures, spirits, and the unseen.

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