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revamped this quite alot, updating it to current categories list, and merged Categories:Genre:Action:Sports with this.
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 '''Action''' anime usually involve a fairly straightforward story of good guys versus bad guys, where most disputes are resolved by using physical force. Contains It often lots contains alot of shooting, explosionsand fighting...:''Examples: {{a|90|Rurouni Kenshin}}, {{a|247|Koukaku Kidoutai STAND ALONE COMPLEX}}''
= Subcategories =
 
== Adventure ==
 
'''Adventures''' are exciting stories, with new experiences or exotic locales. Adventures are designed to provide an action-filled, energetic experience for the viewer. Rather than the predominant emphasis on violence and fighting that is found in pure action anime, however, the viewer of adventures can live vicariously through the travels, conquests, explorations, creation of empires, struggles and situations that confront the main characters, actual historical figures or protagonists.
Under the category of adventures, we can include traditional swashbucklers, serialized films, and historical spectacles, searches or expeditions for lost continents, "jungle" and "desert" epics, treasure hunts and quests, disaster films, and heroic journeys or searches for the unknown. Adventure films are often set in an historical period, and may include adapted stories of historical or literary adventure heroes, kings, battles, rebellion, or piracy.
 === Quest === A quest anime contains a single goal set out at the start of the story that directs the action of the entire plot, and is not attained, if at all, until the very end. In its purest case it will be a specific, achievable task, which will be obvious when accomplished. Though the adventure may include diversions, respites, and sub-goals, the driving force and motivation throughout should be a single specific aim.  For example, Gon in {{a|132|Hunter X Hunter}} is hunting for is father, the party in {{a|788|JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken}} is out to kill Dio, Ed and Al in {{a|979|Hagane no Renkinjutsushi}} are motivated almost entirely by their desire to restore their bodies, and Claude and Lavi in {{a|581|Last Exile}} are trying to... do something lame and boring I don:'t remember, in emulation of their fathers. === Journey === A journey anime is one where the travelling itself is a large part of the adventure, or even the whole purpose itself. More than just simply moving from place to place, it's about the differences between locations and the varying encounters found along the way. A bet sends Phileas Fogg Examples: {{a|270624|Around the World in Eighty Days}}, along the way the cultral delights include preventing a sati in India, and having their train attacked by 'Indians' in the US. In {{a|330|Mirai Shounen Conanhack//SIGN}}, Conan not only covers a lot of ocean, desert and forest, but also the dystopic Industria and utopic High Harbor. {{a|575132|Kino no TabiHunter X Hunter}} doesn't have a specific purpose, but each quirky land has a moral message hidden at its heart. Each stage in {{a|1551|Boukyaku no Senritsu}} has uniquely themed graphics, and the end of level boss gets harder each time! === Ticklist === A ticklist anime is one where there is set of something enumertated near the start of the story, then gradually ticked off as the plot progresses. This might be a list of objects to aquire, a bunch of enemies to be defeated, a group of people to encounter, or anything else of the kind. They would archetypally be introduced at regular invervals, perhaps one an episode in the case of a tv series format. In some cases the number might be implicit, but typically a definate count that defines the adventure is clearly given, and running totals might be kept. While most glaring in collection anime such as the infamous {{a|230|Pokemon}}, this is a common device in all kinds of anime, see the twelve Gung-ho Guns in {{a|53|Trigun}}, the twelve (plus cat) animals of the zodiac in {{a|34|Fruits Basket}}, the eight 'Devils of Kimon' in {{a|277|Juubee Ninpuuchou}}, the seven deadly sins in {{a|979|Hagane no Renkinjutsushi}}, and the eight dog warriors in {{a|362|The Hakkenden}}.
== Guns ==
 
Entries with this keyword should contain the use of firearms (that are small enough to be handled by one or two persons).
:''Examples: {{a|2326|Grenadier: Hohoemi no Senshi}}, {{a|1003|Gungrave}}''
== Martial Arts ==
 Characterized by extensive fighting scenes employing various types of martial arts, meaning systems of codified practices and traditions of training for combat.:''Examples: {{a|148|Shen Diao Xia Lu}}, {{a|1663|Mutsu Enmei Ryuu Gaiden: Shura no Toki}}''
== Military ==
The anime concerns an organised armed force, and its members. Said body should have both the equipment and hierarchy found in military groups, and should ideally be actively utilising their power against an opponent. Characters are either employed as professional soldiers or enlisted on a volunteer basis, for ideological reasons.
The '''Note:''' Just because the anime concerns an organised armed forcecontains a bunch of soldiers or a tank, and its members. Said body should have both unless that is actually what the equipment and hierarchy found in military groupsanime is '''about''', and should ideally be actively utilising their power against an opponentyou might not want to add this genre. Characters are either employed as professional soldiers or enlisted on :''Examples: {{a volunteer basis|98|Kenpuu Denki Berserk}}, for ideological reasons.{{a|2535|Zipang}}''
=== Air Combat Airforce ===Anime with this category, like anime with Military as category concerns an organised armed force, but with the difference that they should primarily conduct aerial warfare.
Planes and shit'''Note:''' Just because the anime contains a bunch of planes or similar, unless the anime is actually '''about''' a fighting airforce, you might not want to add this genre.:''Examples: {{a|111|Sentou Yousei Yukikaze}}, {{a|581|Last Exile}}''
=== Naval Combat Navy ===As with Airforce and Military, this category is for anime that concerns an organised armed force, but it conduct naval or space warfare.
Boats and subs and shit'''Note:''' Just because the anime contains warships, submarines or spaceships, unless it is actually '''about''' those armed forces, you might not want to add this genre.:''Examples: {{a|3522|Tactical Roar}}, {{a|361|Ao no 6-gou}}''
== Sports ==
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'''Sports''' anime revolves around a ''recreational'' physical activity or skill. In addition they often adhere to certain genre conventions, the emphasis on ''training'' and ''practice'' in preparation for ''competition'', characters desire for ''self improvement'', and pursuit of a specific goal.
The different subcategories of sports should be used when the anime specifically is about one of those activities:* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball Baseball]:''See main Examples: {{Cata|Sports241|Touch}}, {{a|2168|Major}}''* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball Basketball]:''Examples: {{a|590|Slam Dunk}}, {{a|430|I'll/CKBC}}''* Combat:Involves a violent conflict whose goal is to establish dominance over an opponent.:''Examples: {{a|2921|Ueki no Housoku}}, {{a|997|Ayane-chan High Kick}}''** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing Boxing]::''Examples: {{a|1457|Ashita no Joe}}, {{a|129|Hajime no Ippo}}''** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judo Judo]::''Examples: {{a|806|Yawara!}}, {{a|766|Kurenai Sanshiro}}''* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_racing Driving]:Involves driving in a competitive manner. Note that just driving to get groceries does not suffice, unless one does it like Takumi Fujiwara in {{a|135|Initial D}}.:''Examples: {{a|135|Initial D}}, {{a|55|ex-Driver}}''* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_%28soccer%29 Football]:Involves kicking a ball in order to score a goal, while the other team tries to stop you by kicking the ball in the other direction to score a goal of their own. Note that this is not American Football.:''Examples: {{a|1840|Aoki Densetsu Shoot!}}, {{a|612|Hungry Heart - Wild Striker}}''* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golf Golf]:''Examples: <none?>''* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnastics Gymnastics]:''Examples: {{a|635|Kaleido Star}}, {{a|1347|Shintaisou (Kari) The Animation: Yousei-tachi no Rondo (warning: Hentai)}}''* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis Tennis]:''Examples: {{a|56|Tennis no Ouji-sama}}, {{a|1072|Ace wo Nerae!}}''* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volleyball Volleyball]:''Examples: {{a|2852|Attacker You!}}, {{a|757|Attack No. 1}} article''
== Super Power ==
 
Be it an ancient greek Hercules, a cybernetic muscle-man, or a fourteen year-old girl in a mini-skirted sailor suit. As long as they have super power, they're in the show.
:''Examples: {{a|235|Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon}}, {{a|1554|Mai-HiME}}''
== Swordplay ==
 
This is about the art or skill of wielding a sword, esp. in fencing.
:''Examples: {{a|2656|Afro Samurai}}, {{a|43|Blood - The Last Vampire}}''
== Western ==
 
Westerns, by definition, are set in the American west, almost always in the 19th century, from the antebellum period to the turn of the century. Many incorporate the Civil War into the plot, or into the background, although the west was not touched by the war to the extent the east was.
The art of the Western takes these simple elements and uses them to tell simple morality stories, setting them against the spectacular scenery of the American West. With the best Western directors, the scenery essentially became a star of the movie.
 ...all of which obvious has :''soExamples: {{a|53|Trigun}}, {{a|1209|Gun Frontier}}'' much to do with it as a sub-category of "Action".
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