|Thx kitty1826x for opening this thread as may be one of the most prolific categorizes on the site behind the scenes and i will be giving this lovely thread the traffic it deserves .
Animal Cruelty: Explains itself as some reader can feel more for animals then humans. I mentioned it in the other thread as it is making the round and is even applied to porn. You know that your child has hit it big if that happens. Right? So let´s continue to use it.
Examples are: Berserk I came up with it here as Gut´s light the tails of a few horses on fire to cause confusion during an escape, his dad beats his dog and a million horses/exotic animals die horrendously and ...
I have frankly never seen a manga with more violence towards animals so i don´t get the 2 down-votes and the skullknight forums even have an animal kill counter!
Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei Is a bit more traditional as Abiru Kobushi loves to cut off the tails of animal and another one loves to abuses dogs.
Borderline Josei I came up with the last one needed it as i am sick of locked down genre boxes cuZ of tagging wars. Onmyouji (OKANO Reiko) never even went into translation!
I have seen the spread (as i keep tabs on my babies) but please use the 5 borderline variations if you think that your manga targeted the wrong demographic and leave the genre box alone. You can even use borderline josei/seinen for hentai as i do if you feel strongly about well written porn.
Emancipation: I came up with it because of Ryuu - Ron and mentioned this creation of mine in the other thread. The spread is nice and whoever gave it to All Rounder Meguru + Teppuu is a hero as i oversaw to give it out myself. Rooky mistake there but we are sleeping one BIG aspect of the word.
Emancipation is any of various efforts to procuring economic and social rights, political rights or equality, often for a specifically disenfranchised group, or more generally in discussion of such matters. Thx wiki. An example here would be Billy Bat as it is about the rights of a variety of minorities and their struggle.
Japan: Explains itself and i came up with it as the top 3 out of the top 10 bestselling manga of all time aren´t set in japan and the divide get´s bigger down the list. My favorite series isn´t set in japan and is yours? I personally hand out the era/period whenever i can and the always japan / or the right geographical location + the correct century. These don´t need to be highly up-voted so they get highlighted but just view then as good background information and don´t sleep on them in the future. The entire world could be mapped out a bit better if you ask me.
Nouvelle Manga: Because Gekiga is misused way too much!
I have read a lot of books on the history of comics/ manga and the wiki article is good but here the problem in short.
Gekiga was an art movement with a set time period like let´s say the British Invasion (in music or american comics form) that ended somewhere in the 80s. Not only are a lot of the ones tagged as such way too young but most even lack the subject matter to fit (or the up-votes). I will drop all of the wrongly tagged Gekiga manga in the other thread very soon. What followed was Nouvelle Manga. Secret Comics Japan is thus also not Gekiga but a good representation of the follow up movement. I invented that category and have spread it a bit so use that from now on if your "dramatic pictures manga" came out after let´s say 1985 as this was the year Adolf ni Tsugu ended which could have been the swan song for Gekiga. The sole modern one that checks out is Gekiga Hyouryuu because it is a biography about the creator of gekiga so it is a theme and not a sub-genre here.
So it´s a Nouvelle Manga about Gekia. We have a vast amount of unmapped Gekiga manga and i will tag them in the future.
I further look up categories/terms i can´t define as we are on the web so please only vote and more importantly apply tags only if you can give a definition of that word first.
Nudity: Explains itself and i came up with it as we really needed to differentiate between the two versions and Sweet Days (TAKASUGI Kou) + 25 other hentai titles have the partial version. These tag´s lie as there is nothing "partial" about anal.
So if a manga on your reading list now has both then down-vote the unfitting one and please DON´T give any of them to hentai or even worse apply Borderline H to porn.
This tag is also useful by the fact alone that we have manga like Emma that have nudity but aren´t ecchi or mature/adult. Some viewers even give out ecchi to such series and then age-gate them but that is just retarded. I go for nudity when a manga has more then one panel of nipples in it and Major is a good example of partail without being an ecchi manga.
Nausicaä and Meteor Methuselah are save of both tags by me as there is only one bare breast to be seen but Boku no Chikyuu o Mamotte + Aruku Hito (one reviewer even complained) were not. Easy and the tag is spreading so well done.
While we are here: If anyone is curios what i consider my personal tagging standard then look at Major 2nd which i categorized on the first 2 chapters alone for now (only baseball is old) and my knowledge of the author. I will add or remove stuff as we go on and don´t sleep on high resolution covers as the one before was a disgrace. Make your manga shine and grab a juicy original tankobon cover from amazon like i will later on.
Villain Protagonist: I invented it as we have many such tales and tagging them with Antihero / Heroine is just a bad idea. Examples are: Rurouni Kenshin Uramaku - Honoo o Suberu, Shamo and Wolf & Mary.
Do me a solid here too and spread the somewhat related Byronic Hero a bit more.
a man proud, moody, cynical, with defiance on his brow, and misery in his heart, a scorner of his kind, implacable in revenge, yet capable of deep and strong affection
Thx wiki. So these are all a bit of a bastard but the narrative glorifies these traits like nones business. Examples include: Berserk - And how BUT Miura actually comments on the trope too as all the child slaughter he committed managed to finally fracture his mind and heightened his PTSD thereafter + Hellsing - The way he kills Rip Van Winkle (the sniper) made his Byronic level go up to a 11/10.
Both and e.g. the Punisher are antiheroes btw. as they fight on the side of the angels!
Newcommers and calmer examples are: Re:Monster - To a degrees i have barely seen in a manga! How many women does he keep for one? + The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor - As that series managed to present level grinding and blind arrogance as a heroic trait. Awesome! Ironman is one too or how about popular 80s action heroes like Rambo (2-4 only here). A lot of us love such tales so let´s tag them shall we and bonus points to whoever gave Boku no Chikyuu o Mamotte that tag as you showed me a side of Rin/Shion overlooked. Nicely done!
To sum up: Never fear to come up with distinct tags of your own in the future as this isn´t rocket science and we are a community after all.
Here is an example that surprised me a bit: I came up with Antisemitism due to this german "classic" Mein Kampf (Variety Art Works) and gave it to the other Hitler manga when i invented it to prove the tags worth. I the noticed a months later that Anne Frank exists, that Monster has such a subplot, Ryuu - Ron has such subplots and even the historic Cesare. See what i mean (and Jews sure have it hard).
If your tag is good then it will prove it´s use time and time again especially if you give it to a few distinct series at once during your introduction.
There you have it folks. A lot of hopefully varied ideas for future and i will come back in a few weeks and to promote categories that aren´t mine more as this isn´t an ego trip .
Remember that your series (or reviews!) will only be found after the manga ends if you gave it´s database entry the time it deserves first before you take it of your reading list. Unleash your evil and i accept homework too.
Last edited by residentgrigo at 9:30 pm, Mar 22
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