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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. It often contains alot of shooting, explosions and fighting.
'''Action''' anime usually involve a fairly straightforward story of good guys versus bad guys, where most disputes are resolved by using physical force. Contains often lots of shooting, explosions...
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:''Examples: {{a|90|Rurouni Kenshin}}, {{a|247|Koukaku Kidoutai STAND ALONE COMPLEX}}''
  
 
= Subcategories =
 
= Subcategories =
 
 
== Adventure ==
 
== 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.
 
'''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.
 
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.
 
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:''Examples: {{a|24|.hack//SIGN}}, {{a|132|Hunter X Hunter}}''
=== 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 {{a|2706|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 Conan}}, Conan not only covers a lot of ocean, desert and forest, but also the dystopic Industria and utopic High Harbor. {{a|575|Kino no Tabi}} 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 ==
 
== Guns ==
 
 
Entries with this keyword should contain the use of firearms (that are small enough to be handled by one or two persons).
 
Entries with this keyword should contain the use of firearms (that are small enough to be handled by one or two persons).
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:''Examples: {{a|2326|Grenadier: Hohoemi no Senshi}}, {{a|1003|Gungrave}}''
  
 
== Martial Arts ==
 
== Martial Arts ==
 
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Characterized by extensive fighting scenes employing various types of martial arts, meaning systems of codified practices and traditions of training for combat.
Characterized by extensive fighting scenes employing various types of martial arts.
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:''Examples: {{a|148|Shen Diao Xia Lu}}, {{a|1663|Mutsu Enmei Ryuu Gaiden: Shura no Toki}}''
  
 
== Military ==
 
== Military ==
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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 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.
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'''Note:''' Just because the anime contains a bunch of soldiers or a tank, unless that is actually what the anime is '''about''', you might not want to add this genre.
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:''Examples: {{a|98|Kenpuu Denki Berserk}}, {{a|2535|Zipang}}''
  
=== Air Combat ===
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=== Airforce ===
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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.
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'''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.
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:''Examples: {{a|111|Sentou Yousei Yukikaze}}, {{a|581|Last Exile}}''
  
=== Naval Combat ===
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=== Navy ===
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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.
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'''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.
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:''Examples: {{a|3522|Tactical Roar}}, {{a|361|Ao no 6-gou}}''
  
 
== Sports ==
 
== 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.
  
''See main {{Cat|Sports}} article''
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The different subcategories of sports should be used when the anime specifically is about one of those activities:
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball Baseball]
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:''Examples: {{a|241|Touch}}, {{a|2168|Major}}''
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball Basketball]
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:''Examples: {{a|590|Slam Dunk}}, {{a|430|I'll/CKBC}}''
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* Combat
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:Involves a violent conflict whose goal is to establish dominance over an opponent.
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:''Examples: {{a|2921|Ueki no Housoku}}, {{a|997|Ayane-chan High Kick}}''
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxing Boxing]
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::''Examples: {{a|1457|Ashita no Joe}}, {{a|129|Hajime no Ippo}}''
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** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judo Judo]
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::''Examples: {{a|806|Yawara!}}, {{a|766|Kurenai Sanshiro}}''
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_racing Driving]
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: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}}.
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:''Examples: {{a|135|Initial D}}, {{a|55|ex-Driver}}''
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_%28soccer%29 Football]
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: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.
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:''Examples: {{a|1840|Aoki Densetsu Shoot!}}, {{a|612|Hungry Heart - Wild Striker}}''
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golf Golf]
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:''Examples: <none?>''
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnastics Gymnastics]
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:''Examples: {{a|635|Kaleido Star}}, {{a|1347|Shintaisou (Kari) The Animation: Yousei-tachi no Rondo (warning: Hentai)}}''
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis Tennis]
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:''Examples: {{a|56|Tennis no Ouji-sama}}, {{a|1072|Ace wo Nerae!}}''
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volleyball Volleyball]
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:''Examples: {{a|2852|Attacker You!}}, {{a|757|Attack No. 1}}''
  
 
== Super Power ==
 
== 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.
 
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.
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:''Examples: {{a|235|Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon}}, {{a|1554|Mai-HiME}}''
  
 
== Swordplay ==
 
== Swordplay ==
 
 
This is about the art or skill of wielding a sword, esp. in fencing.
 
This is about the art or skill of wielding a sword, esp. in fencing.
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:''Examples: {{a|2656|Afro Samurai}}, {{a|43|Blood - The Last Vampire}}''
  
 
== Western ==
 
== 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.
 
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.
  
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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.
 
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.
 
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:''Examples: {{a|53|Trigun}}, {{a|1209|Gun Frontier}}''
...all of which obvious has ''so'' much to do with it as a sub-category of "Action".
 
  
 
[[Category:Definitions]]
 
[[Category:Definitions]]

Revision as of 17:34, 7 March 2007

Action anime usually involve a fairly straightforward story of good guys versus bad guys, where most disputes are resolved by using physical force. It often contains alot of shooting, explosions and fighting.

Examples: Rurouni Kenshin, 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.

Examples: .hack//SIGN, Hunter X Hunter

Guns

Entries with this keyword should contain the use of firearms (that are small enough to be handled by one or two persons).

Examples: Grenadier: Hohoemi no Senshi, 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: Shen Diao Xia Lu, 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.

Note: Just because the anime contains a bunch of soldiers or a tank, unless that is actually what the anime is about, you might not want to add this genre.

Examples: Kenpuu Denki Berserk, Zipang

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.

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: Sentou Yousei Yukikaze, Last Exile

Navy

As with Airforce and Military, this category is for anime that concerns an organised armed force, but it conduct naval or space warfare.

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: Tactical Roar, Ao no 6-gou

Sports

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:

Examples: Touch, Major
Examples: Slam Dunk, I'll/CKBC
  • Combat
Involves a violent conflict whose goal is to establish dominance over an opponent.
Examples: Ueki no Housoku, Ayane-chan High Kick
Examples: Ashita no Joe, Hajime no Ippo
Examples: Yawara!, Kurenai Sanshiro
Involves driving in a competitive manner. Note that just driving to get groceries does not suffice, unless one does it like Takumi Fujiwara in Initial D.
Examples: Initial D, ex-Driver
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: Aoki Densetsu Shoot!, Hungry Heart - Wild Striker
Examples: <none?>
Examples: Kaleido Star, Shintaisou (Kari) The Animation: Yousei-tachi no Rondo (warning: Hentai)
Examples: Tennis no Ouji-sama, Ace wo Nerae!
Examples: Attacker You!, Attack No. 1

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: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, Mai-HiME

Swordplay

This is about the art or skill of wielding a sword, esp. in fencing.

Examples: Afro Samurai, 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.

Many westerns involve nomadic type characters who wander from town to town, their sole possessions being clothing, gun, and horse (the horse may be optional). The high technology of the era – such as the telegraph, printing press, and railroad – do sometimes appear, occasionally as a development just arriving, and symbolizing that the idealized frontier lifestyle is transitory, soon to give way to the march of civilization.

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.

Examples: Trigun, Gun Frontier