If you are wondering what kinds of shows you might be interested in, much like books and movies, anime is classified into different genres. It can be a little confusing at first for beginners to understand all of the different terms as many of them are pulled from words used in the Japanese culture and language. Here is an excellent and extensive guide written by author Cheeky Kid on the website ReelRundown.com, a website dedicated to providing informative content on film and television related topics. They explain and provided definitions for the different categories and genre titles in anime as well as provide examples of different titles they discuss.
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