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Coming of Age
The conspiracy thriller (or paranoid thriller) is a subgenre of the thriller which flourished in the 1970s in the US (and was echoed in other parts of the world) in the wake of a number of high-profile scandals and controversies (most notably Vietnam, the assassination of President Kennedy, Chappaquiddick and Watergate), and which exposed what many people regarded as the clandestine machinations and conspiracies beneath the orderly fabric of political life.
The protagonists of conspiracy thrillers are often journalists or amateur investigators who find themselves (often inadvertently) pulling on a small thread which unravels a vast conspiracy that ultimately goes "all the way to the top".
Anime in the cooking genre will center on the production of different kinds of food, including baking, but also gourmet meals and anything in between.
Cyberpunk focuses on computers or information technology, usually coupled with some degree of breakdown in social order. The plot often centres on a conflict among hackers, artificial intelligences, and mega corporations, tending to be set within a near-future dystopian Earth.
Paraphrased from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk
Law and Order
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.
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.
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.
Music anime generally revolves around people concerned with music in their everyday lives. In addition they often adhere to certain genre conventions, the emphasis on training and practice in preparation for competitions, characters desire for self improvement, and pursuit of a specific goal. This is not unlike the Sports Category.
- Examples: Nodame Cantabile
The different subcategories of music should be used when the anime specifically is about one of those activities:
The anime revolves around a group of people who work together in a band/orchestra for performances.
The anime revolves around people who are working towards a solo career.
- Examples: Full Moon wo Sagashite
Think performance arts, like theater.
In our terms, a proxy battle is a battle where humans use creatures/robots to do the fighting for them, either by commanding those creatures/robots or by simply evolving them/changing them into battle mode. Often the training aspect is also involved, or in some cases the proxys are nothing more than holographic representatives of some other variation of competition (like for example a card game). While many popular shounen anime fit under this category, it's not limited to shounen anime.
|Note||Explanation of the 6 subcategories are available here: Categories:Themes:School|
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:
Baseball is like a complicated version of Rounders. It involves hitting a ball with a stick, then running around a field. Big in the US, and like many things the Japanese took it up eagerly to avoid being nuked for a third time.
Basketball is Netball for men, the real game that encourages dribbling and other such uncouth behaviour that was sanitised out of the ladies' version. However, it is itself woosy compared to Ulama, as the losing side are seldom publicly sacrificed.
Involves a violent conflict whose goal is to establish dominance over an opponent.
Boxing involves puching someone until their brains fall out, then challenging them to a rematch. Many boxers survive successfully for years with no central nervous system at all, to the bafflement of medical science.
Judo is a frightening sport, in that it's not always the biggest strongest person that wins. Being thrown flat on your back and forced to sumbit by girl who's shorter and younger that you is certainly a humbling experience.
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.
Golf is the most pointless sport ever invented.
- Examples: <none?>
Gymnastics used to just be thought of as an excuse for ogling women in skimpy costumes. However, the march of progress has lead to a great reduction in the mammaries that made this an interesting prospect, leading to a disallutionment with the sport.
Tennis is yet another sport involving hitting a ball. Were it not for the copious amounts of grass involved in certain varieties, it seems hard to imagine that people would pay it any attention at all.
Volleyball is a game best played on sand and half naked. Though it can be played indoors, this loses the magic somehow.
Tragedy is a form of drama characterized by seriousness and dignity, usually involving a conflict between a character and some higher power, such as the law, the gods, fate, or society.