Post Reply Why is there no Horror genre?
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Posted 8/25/14 , edited 8/25/14
I noticed today that when you go to anime and try to look up under genre type, they have no horror genre or supernatural. I found that kind of confusing since I know crunchyroll has some supernatural and horror animes on it's list. For example, Mushi-shi, Natsume Yuujinchou, yamishibai, and even hell girl that fall under both supernatural/horror categories.

So, why is there no horror or supernatural genre I can look up under the genre tab for anime?
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I'm not sure why there isn't an official genre listed, but I know that you can search by tags.

For example: horror
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showtag?tag=horror&type=2
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Posted 8/25/14

Kazimo wrote:

I noticed today that when you go to anime and try to look up under genre type, they have no horror genre or supernatural. I found that kind of confusing since I know crunchyroll has some supernatural and horror animes on it's list. For example, Mushi-shi, Natsume Yuujinchou, yamishibai, and even hell girl that fall under both supernatural/horror categories.

So, why is there no horror or supernatural genre I can look up under the genre tab for anime?
Well, mostly because there isn't all that much, usually Funi grabs a lot of the really serious stuff, but there are a few shows that could marginally fall in that category. Some of these may stretch the definition a bit, but better to be inclusive than miss out on something...

Try here:
Tag Horror
Tag Psychological
Tag supernatural
Tag thriller

The independent index of the extended set of tags I have assembled is here
Rotten Sushi Pages Index

Click on the pictures to go to the CR show pages...
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Posted 8/25/14

ShiftedDesign wrote:

I'm not sure why there isn't an official genre listed, but I know that you can search by tags.

For example: horror
http://www.crunchyroll.com/showtag?tag=horror&type=2


Yeah, but that tag doesn't even show part of the horror animes Crunchyroll has on the website.


asharka wrote:

Well, mostly because there isn't all that much, usually Funi grabs a lot of the really serious stuff, but there are a few shows that could marginally fall in that category. Some of these may stretch the definition a bit, but better to be inclusive than miss out on something...

Try here:
Tag Horror
Tag Psychological
Tag supernatural
Tag thriller

The independent index of the extended set of tags I have assembled is here
Rotten Sushi Pages Index

Click on the pictures to go to the CR show pages...


The tags only show the animes that actually have those tags attached, which means the horror or supernatural animes that don't have the tags attached to them aren't included. But thank you very much, I'll check them out, though I really think crunchyroll should add a tab for those two genres, they have plenty of animes on here that fall under those two categories.
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Kazimo wrote:
The tags only show the animes that actually have those tags attached, which means the horror or supernatural animes that don't have the tags attached to them aren't included. But thank you very much, I'll check them out, though I really think crunchyroll should add a tab for those two genres, they have plenty of animes on here that fall under those two categories.

Well they would only show those if I actually was only using CR's tags... But I'm not. I gathered tags from all over and applied them myself, and created my own pages (which do link back to the actual show pages), so I have lots more included than the local ones... And I didn't include dramas, and shows that aren't on here anymore, so you don't have to chase ghosts, so to speak...
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asharka wrote:

Well they would only show those if I actually was only using CR's tags... But I'm not. I gathered tags from all over and applied them myself, and created my own pages (which do link back to the actual show pages), so I have lots more included than the local ones... And I didn't include dramas, and shows that aren't on here anymore, so you don't have to chase ghosts, so to speak...


Thank you, I'm checking out your pages right now, so far I've added a few to my queue. This was really helpful.
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