Talk:List of genres

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Out of the three subgenres listed for Rock Music, can't we use a better example than grindcore. The cultural influence and significance of that genre is no where near that of punk and heavy metal. —Preceding unsigned comment added by All systems go (talkcontribs) 19:55, 11 June 2010 (UTC)


I came across "tnt" as a genre, and cannot find a description of it. Sidereel, a popular television site has several examples listed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:13, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

Die Hard[edit]

The action section talks about Die Hard Scenario movies, but nowhere does it mention the Die Hard movies. I'm going to work on fixing that. HotshotCleaner (talk) 22:12, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Superhero Fiction[edit]

Superhero Fiction is repeated twice on this page: under Adventure and Speculative Fiction. The definitions are slightly different, but I was wondering if they should be changed to the same. Bfotino (talk) 20:13, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

wouldn't it be better under action than either of those two? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:41, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Influence of japanese culture in genre[edit]

Why is are there so many niche japanese genres represented on this page? Magical girl as a subgenre? I doubt that it is significant or influential enough to be worth mentioning on this page. User:Two dudes in Korea 23:15, 24 august 2012 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Japanese buisness intrigue[edit]

Why is there no section on the Japanese business intrigue genre? I guess Asian literature is not important to Wikipedia, so its genres are not, either. Sad. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:37, 5 January 2014 (UTC)


DIY or Do-It-Yourself (or sans hyphens: Do It Yourself) is a well known genre, but it's missing entirely from this article.

Television shows like, This Old House, books on how to remodel your [fill in the blank], abound, but there nothing whatsoever in this article. CmdrDan (talk) 05:35, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Animation is not a genre[edit]

I'm not sure where it should be moved, however the animation genre on the page is very misleading. Animation is a medium, the subgenres listed are also mediums. These affect the creative process but not the narrative structure and I believe it's misleading to include them the way they are currently represented since live-action on the page gets real genres such as drama, comedy, etc. Funny animal is a genre shared by comics and animation because it affects the narrative (animals are the characters and can run on cartoon physics) which is different from a film like Fox and the Hound which is a fill-blown drama. SandSan (talk) 14:31, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

should animation and live action be moved up a level, so they could be shown as a medium, or a non-genre category? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:27, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Removal of Mecha Anime genre from literary genres[edit]

I removed Mecha Anime genre from literary genres > Science Fiction considering that it is impossible for an Animation, in this case Anime, to be shown in a literary form. If someone wants to re-add it they should make sure they either call it just mecha or maybe robotics. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:26, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

where the Adventure literary genre should go[edit]

Currently there are only two sub-genres listed under adventure, and one of the two, shounen manga, isn't really a genre as much as it's a declaration of which age group it targets (shounen). I propose two things, firstly the moving of adventure to being a sub-genre of action, since I can't think of scenario where you can have an adventure without having action (and we would make Superhero fiction a level lower: Action>Adventure>Superhero fiction). Secondly, I propose removing shounen manga as a sub-genre since its basically fulfills the place of action-adventure genre in japan as far as literature goes and thus is already covered by the sub-genre adventure. I'll leave it up to someone else to act on this if they feel it's right, if only because I'm tired.-- (talk) 04:55, 24 February 2015 (UTC)