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Which Anime Genre Do you like?
Action - Adventure - Game - Martial Arts -Cars - Sports - Music
15%
 15% [ 6 ]
Comedy - Parody
15%
 15% [ 6 ]
Dementia - Horror
8%
 8% [ 3 ]
Detective - Mystery
8%
 8% [ 3 ]
Fantasy - Vampire - Demons
20%
 20% [ 8 ]
Ghibli - Kids
5%
 5% [ 2 ]
Historical - Samurai
5%
 5% [ 2 ]
Magic - Super Power
8%
 8% [ 3 ]
Romance - School - Drama - Ecchi - Hentai
15%
 15% [ 6 ]
SciFi - Space - Mecha
3%
 3% [ 1 ]
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PostSubject: Anime's Genre   Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:49 pm


This is an explanation of Genres so you can decide better.
Action:
Animes whose central struggle plays out mainly through a clash of physical forces. Frequently these stories have fast cuts, tough characters making quick decisions and usually a beautiful girl nearby. Anything quick and most likely a thin storyline.
Adventure:
Animes whose setting is exploring new places, environments or situations. This is often associated with people on long journeys to places far away encountering amazing things, usually not in an epic but in a rather gripping and interesting way.
Cars:
Animes whose central theme revolves around cars and probably car races. A single character's obsession for cars does not mean that it should belong to this genre. Most of these stories also are in the action genre.
Comedy:
Animes whose central struggle causes hilarious results. These stories are built upon funny characters, situations and events.
Dementia:
Animes that have mind-twisting plots. According to wahaha, "When watching this anime, you'll quickly assume that either you or the storywriter are mad."
Demons:
Animes that are set in a world where demons and other dark creatures play a significant role - the main character may even be one.
Detective:
Animes that answer the question, "Who is the murderer?" These stories rely on the well-known detective themes. This is a sub-genre of mystery.
Drama:
Animes that often show life or characters through conflict and emotions. In general, the different parts of the story tend to form a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts. In other words, the story has a message that is bigger than just the story line itself.
Ecchi:
Animes that contain a lot of sexual innuendo. The translation of this letter (Ecchi is the letter 'H' in Japanese) is pervert. Ecchi is about panties (pantsu) and bra/breast showing, situations with "sudden nudity" and of course, subtle hints or sexual thoughts. Ecchi does not describe actual sex acts or show any intimate body parts except for bare breasts and buttocks. Ecchi is almost always used for humor.
Fantasy:
Animes that are set in a mythical world quite different from modern-day Earth. Frequently this world has magic and/or mythical creatures such as dragons and unicorns. These stories are sometimes based on real world legends and myths. Frequently fantasies describe tales featuring magic, brave knights, damsels in distress, and/or quests.
Game:
Animes whose central theme is based on a non-violent, non-sports game, like go, chess, trading card games or computer/video games. This can either be where the characters are involved in a game and/or the story is from a real world video or card game.
Ghibli:
Animes created by Studio Ghibli. This is not really a traditional genre, but Studio Ghibli has proven to be very successful with their highly-rated and unique style of anime. In Japan they are the equivalent of Disney Studios.
Hentai:
Animes whose central theme is explicit sex. Hentai is sex with usually a very small storyline, comparable with normal porn. Hentai can range from normal couple's sexual relationship to a wide variety of fetishes and perversions.
Historical:
Animes whose setting is in the past. Frequently these follow historical tales, sagas or facts.
Horror:
Animes whose focus is to scare the audience.
Kids:
Animes whose target audience is children. This does not necessarily mean that the character(s) are children or that an anime whose main character(s) are children is appropriate for this genre.
Magic:
Animes whose central theme revolves around magic. Things that are "out of this world" happen - incidents that cannot be explained by the laws of nature or science. Usually wizards/witches indicate that it is of the "Magic" type. This is a sub-genre of fantasy.
Martial Arts:
Animes whose central theme revolves around martial arts. This includes all hand-to-hand fighting styles, including Karate, Tae-Kwon-Do and even Boxing. Weapons use, like Nunchaku and Shuriken are also indications of this genre. This is a sub-genre of action.
Mecha:
Animes whose central theme involves mechanical things. This genre is mainly used to point out when there are giant robots. Human size androids are in general not considered "Mecha" but "SciFi".
Music:
Animes whose central theme revolves around singers/idols or people playing instruments. This category is not intended for finding AMVs (Animated Music Videos).
Mystery:
Animes where characters reveal secrets that may lead a solution for a great mystery. This is not necessarily solving a crime, but can be a realization after a quest.
Parody:
Animes that imitate other stories (can be from TV, film, books, historical events, ...) for comic effect by exaggerating the style and changing the content of the original. Also known as spoofs. This is a sub-genre of comedy.
Romance:
Animes whose story is about two people who each want [sometimes unconciously] to win or keep the love of the other. This kind of anime might also fall in the "Ecchi" category, while "Romance" and "Hentai" generally contradict each other.
Samurai:
Animes whose main character(s) are samurai, the old, but not forgotten, warrior cast of medieval Japan.
School:
Animes which are mainly set in a school environment.
SciFi:
Animes where the setting is based on the technology and tools of a scientifically imaginable world. The majority of technologies presented are not available in the present day and therefore the Science is Fiction. This incorporates any possible place (planets, space, underwater, you name it).
Shoujo:
Animes that are targeted towards the "young girl" market. Usually the story is from the point of view of a girl and deals with romance, drama or magic.
Shoujo Ai:
Animes whose central theme is about a relationship (or strong affection, not usually sexual) between two girls or women. Shoujo Ai literally means "girl love".
Shounen:
Animes that are targeted towards the "young boy" market. The usual topics for this involve fighting, friendship and sometimes super powers.
Shounen Ai:
Animes whose central theme is about a relationship (or strong affection, not usually sexual) between two boys or men. Shounen Ai literally means "boy love", but could be expressed as "male bonding".
Space:
Animes whose setting is in outer space, not on another planet, nor in another dimension, but space. This is a sub-genre of scifi.
Sports:
Animes whose central theme revolves around sports, examples are tennis, boxing and basketball.
Super Power:
Animes whose main character(s) have powers beyond normal humans. Often it looks like magic, but can't really be considered magic; usually ki-attacks, flying or superhuman strength.
Vampire:
Animes whose main character(s) are vampires or at least vampires play a significant role in the story.

Because I am too lazy I did not write this long list myself, though I was writting it.
Well, vote for your favorites genres. Since an Anime can have several genres this is a multiple choice poll

Because of the size of the poll limitation I have added and condensed the genres into less. Maybe the grouping is not the best, but it was the best I could do with a limit of 10 genres
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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:55 pm

I like most anime genres, except yaoi.
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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:26 am

yaoi is the reason i avoid dating fangirls, they can come up with some weird stuff involving you and one of their favorite male characters and then put it on the net. BEWARE OF THE FANGIRL, a friend of mine got nailed that way (but not me thank god).
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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:27 am

I'm into a lot of diff genres, but i avoid all types of hentai frankly
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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:47 am

I don't usually watch hentai, but have have seen a couple episodes of the shows. It's kinda screwed up.


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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:46 pm

I dont usually watch hentai either Ive watched one or two but I usually stay away from it.

My favorite kind of genre is probably fantasy. I like action and stuff like that but fantasy is just cool.

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:54 pm

that was a very long explaintion but i mostly like comdey,romance,action and fantasy...(i dont watch yaoi, ecchi, and hentai...) i never plan to either

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:31 pm

Ecchi is alright for me. Ichigo 100% was funny, and it's partly ecchi.
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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:26 pm

I'm a huge fan of yaoi (yaoi rules)...ecchi is ok,I watched that hentai Bible Black and I couldn't watch the whole episode because I laughed so much...and it's not supposed to be funny...
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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:01 pm

why would you laugh???? and i cant read that much dehcbad!!!..but my favorite would be the adventure kind of anime...i guess

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:15 pm

I dont like yaoi (and I dont know many guys who do) I watch one once without knowing it was yaoi, and got grossed out when I saw a guy trying to kiss another guy while he was trying to sleep...I couldnt sleep that night...

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:36 am

Lol! A guy who likes yaoi...that would be something...I don't really like it (Not A freaky fangirl) I just like a really well-written plot rather than relying on genres..I don't slash characters that would never EVER hook up in an anime. But I have seen a couple of shounen-ai anime...Which a lot of people don't know the difference..I didn't until a little while ago. Shounen-ai is boy-love NO SEX rather than Yaoi..which..is hentai. And Shoujo-ai is girl-love rather than Yuri which is also hentai.Which I am repeating because dehcbad25 already said up on the first post. Sorry if I offend anyone with the repeating:( I don't watch Yaoi...Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:38 am

Ive actually not met many anime fangirls that dont like yaoi...Ive finally found one...I FINALLY FOUND ONE!!!!YAY!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:49 am

LOL! Am I really the only one...It must be a crazy world! And I hate it when; in fanfiction people slash characters who either have no compatibility(Inuyasha/Sango); aren't gay(Yuki/Kyo); or are kin(ED/Al)..gross, I can't read those...they are a bit disgusting..

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:51 am

yaoi???? whats this????

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:19 am

Boy on Boy...literally

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:23 am

Like I said, when I first saw Yaoi, I could not sleep that night....yaoi disgusts me to no end...

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:31 am

I'm glad...otherwise you'd be gay!

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:33 am

Happy gay or not good for a stright guy gay?

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:47 am

You know what I mean, lol! Not good for a straight guy..

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:56 am

Ok...I just wanted to make absolutly sure.

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:21 am

ewwww....why would they make such trash!!!! *shoots yaoi in the face*...but girl on girl in always ok....xD

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:32 am

Ahhh..why is it okay for guys to like shoujo-ai and yuri but not okay for girls to like shounen-ai and yaoi? I still don't like Yaoi, but still...It's a question I've been asking myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:35 am

because yaoi is wrong!!!! thats all you need to know xD...

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PostSubject: Re: Anime's Genre   Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:36 am

Really? But I think Yuri is wrong...not being a lesbian and all:!:

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