Conclusion of Anime and Its Genres


This is the wrap up of my genre posts. From my previous posts, it’s very obvious that I like a light-hearted genre more than a dark and depressing genre. Especially now that I’m in my final semester of college where there are many things to do but I have no idea how to do them. At all. But I’m expected to do great at them… God just let this end quick!

As you can see from my previous posts, I generalize the genre to make it easier for me to differentiate. I usually see romance as something very related to drama so I lump those two together. Granted there are romantic comedy so it’s categorized as comedy.


I lump comedy with moe and slice of life. Those three are very similar on the surface. The only difference is that Moe is more of a girls doing cute things and comedy is well, anything that can make you laugh. Slice of life is anything between those two.

I lump horror and dark psychological genre. Anything that seems dark in an anime, I categorize them as the same thing. Dark anime. I don’t usually watch these kinds of shows though… For something like Fate main franchise, I consider it more of a shounen.


I lump shounen, sports and action together. Because most of these anime are very engaging in a very similar way. Okay maybe I look at sports as another genre altogether but in terms of how I watch it, it’s pretty much the same. It’s the fastest genre of anime that I will finish watching after I started watching it.

Keep in mind that these are just the surface of the genre. I know that there are more complex and more detailed subgenre in every major genre. Just that, when I want to choose what anime to watch, aside from the very popular ones, I tend to skim through an episode of the anime and determine what genre it is (according to the combination above that I mentioned). And then I will choose whether or not to watch.


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