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What's your favorite anime genre?
action
10%
 10%  [ 25 ]
adventure
3%
 3%  [ 8 ]
comedy
9%
 9%  [ 24 ]
drama
4%
 4%  [ 11 ]
slice of life
14%
 14%  [ 35 ]
fantasy - magic - supernatural
19%
 19%  [ 47 ]
horror
3%
 3%  [ 8 ]
mystery
1%
 1%  [ 4 ]
psychological
6%
 6%  [ 17 ]
romance
9%
 9%  [ 22 ]
science fiction
16%
 16%  [ 39 ]
thriller
1%
 1%  [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 243

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moonie92



Joined: 15 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:24 pm Reply with quote
With the power of magic you can do anything!


...

But seriously, I choose magic as my favorite genre, if that is really a genre, more like fantasy. I can sit and watch basic acts of magic take place all day long. I'm in love with Someday's Dreamers, I have the pretty box and everything.

Comedy is second though. I love School Rumble and Strawberry Marshmallow.
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sailorsarah



Joined: 01 Sep 2006
Posts: 186
Location: Texas

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:23 am Reply with quote
My favorite sub genre is magical girl, so I voted for fantasy-magic-supernatural. I do prefer something magical in my shows. My next favorite would definitely be romance. Good romance is hard to come by most of the time though.
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Ggultra2764
Collector ExtraordinaireCollector Extraordinaire


Joined: 21 Jan 2004
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Location: New York state.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:49 am Reply with quote
I seem to be highly receptive towards liking anime that dabble into psychological elements that explore the mentalities of their characters under tense situations. Anything like Monster, Aoi Bungaku, Serial Experiments Lain and Revolutionary Girl Utena are among my personal favorites for anime titles since they do enough to challenge the beliefs of both their characters and/or their audience.
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namesnipe



Joined: 12 Jun 2012
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Location: home

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:03 pm Reply with quote
i don't really have a favorite, and the only one i dislike is romance
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SereneChaos



Joined: 14 Oct 2011
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Location: Middle of Nowhere, USA

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:53 pm Reply with quote
I love it when a show can blend genres well, such as black comedy or psychological horror. I picked fantasy because nearly everything I watch has some element of fantasy, whether it's slice of life, horror, adventure, or comedy.
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Mr. Oshawott



Joined: 12 Mar 2012
Posts: 579

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:23 am Reply with quote
Supernatural is my favorite genre, as the shows there are often intense and out of the ordinary. Slice of Life is my other one, as the shows in this genre relates to a person's ordinary moments.
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Ambimunch



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:26 am Reply with quote
I guess by science fiction you mean mech
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kookykonata



Joined: 07 May 2013
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:14 pm Reply with quote
This is a really hard choice for me to make because I love comedies, romantic comedies, and slice of lifes.

Stuff like Chuunibyou, Lucky Star, Nichijou, Acchi Kocchi, and so on.
Most of them could fit into any of those categories, so I figured comedy was the best choice.
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Comet Reaper



Joined: 09 May 2013
Posts: 19

PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:47 pm Reply with quote
I like it better when an anime can expertly mix the genres together, like having action, comedy, and mystery, or something like that. The mixes of those are normally my favorite, but anime really doesn't seem to have a one category per show.
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Jose Cruz



Joined: 20 Nov 2012
Posts: 341
Location: Brazil

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:26 pm Reply with quote
I think one should differentiate between genre and setting:

Setting:

- Fantasy
- Science Fiction
- Contemporary
- Historical

Genre:

- Comedy
- Drama
- Tragedy
- Horror
- Action
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sphyre052



Joined: 09 Mar 2013
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:00 pm Reply with quote
Anime dazed I can't believe the genre, Mystery is one of the least favorites. I love mystery anime like Detective Conan and Gosick. It's okay it's everyone's choice.

It is hard for me to choose an anime genre even answering this poll. The truth I don't care what genre I am watching as long the anime is good. Smile .

Okay, sometimes, I'm a bit choosy. I like comedy, slice of life, mystery, and romance. Anime hyper

and top 1 for me is... *drum rolls* Mystery Shocked
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Michael Nathanael T.



Joined: 20 Jun 2013
Posts: 142
Location: Shinju-ku, Tokyo, Japan

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:25 am Reply with quote
I prefer to watch animes with romance category, because the girls are really cute and beautiful in romance animes...Thank you...
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Shiratori1



Joined: 10 Jan 2013
Posts: 300
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:40 pm Reply with quote
By far, my favorite genre is a tie between comedy and slice-of-life, which is clearly reflected in my top 5 favorite series, as well as in the makeup of my Anime collection.
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Raspberry'Gynoid



Joined: 31 Jan 2014
Posts: 30

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:26 pm Reply with quote
There's no option for Magical Girl, so I chose comedy.

I simply enjoy the Japanese sense of humor. It's a lot of fun to watch light hearted and funny anime. I don't like some jokes that are common in anime, like the "ecchi" jokes. But an anime like Nichijou for me is pretty much the epitome of humor.

Japanese comedy is what makes me happy.
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egoist
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Joined: 20 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:54 pm Reply with quote
Raspberry'Gynoid wrote:
There's no option for Magical Girl, so I chose comedy.


Fantasy.
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