We hate the anime tag.

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Created on: 20 Apr 2006
For those who can't stand seeing their favourite artists incorrectly tagged as "anime".

Our philosophy:

While we do know tags are subjective and may be used freely by anyone to group items, we think that there are right uses and wrong uses of the "anime" tag, most especially when it comes to tagging bands.

We don't listen to anime music; we listen to JAPANESE music. Used in anime or not, we consider all japanese music as JAPANESE MUSIC. There are no "anime bands". Just Japanese bands who may have songs featured in anime. And as far as we know, Japanese bands are NOT Japanese animation. We are aware of the existence of fictional bands in anime. You may tag them as you want to, but if you happen to tag the REAL people behind the music as "anime"...

Having 3 songs out of 100 used in anime does not qualify a full-fledged artist as "anime singer", or "anime soundtrack". If a band's entire discography (rather than a specific song, or album) was made to be featured in anime, feel free to tag them as such if you think that they are Japanese animation dedicated enough. "Seiyuu"s are also artists, by the way. But seriously, how many artists out there qualify?

And really, why should all Japanese artists be tagged as such when they don't have a single song used in anime? 'cause they're baka Japaniiz and kawaiiiiiiiiiiiii anime r00lz Japan!!!11? Give me a break.

Feel free to discuss other Japanese music related tags in the forum.

This is NOT a Japanese animation hate group. Read our manifesto.

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  • cherupii

    so what do you tag the k-on music as

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • DesunotoK

    Bands that sould have anime tag: u's,girl's dead monster Bands taht should not have anime tag:Yousei teikoku,Girugamesh,

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Depends on how it's used imo.

    23 May 2014 Reply
  • tigermaskV

    anison are songs made for anime stuff like Kushida Akira and alike but most suff used on modern anime is not anison

    28 Feb 2014 Reply
  • firefox4899

    @kuchitsu how about only tagging the SONG 'used in anime' that way people know that song was used for an anime but the band is not just making songs for anime

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • kuchitsu

    So what do you propose instead of "anime" tag? "Made some songs for anime"? That's long and not cool.

    19 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Zombierellla

    Well... I consider myself as an otaku, and Im new here so few days ago I started to tag my music, and I saw this "anime" tag and I was like WTF? from when anime is music?those two things are completely different I don't know why people use this tag... but still I don't hate them, this doesn't boder me either, however I support your manifesto ;)

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • kacper92

    This group is correct! I really dislike seeing mindless tags with which many Japanese artists are tagged. Leave it to the fictional bands like K-on or DMC. But dunno why, J-tags somehow annyo me kinda more xd

    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Yogurtito

    @SmokinWickerman, in last.fm i dunno, but i would assume that "japanese" tag alone includes anything japanese; from post rock and punk to pop and animu musics. While "j-pop" is well, only japanese pop.

    13 Nov 2011 Reply
  • SmokinWickerman

    Whats the difference between "J-pop" and the "Japanese" tag? apparently nothing :L

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Ureksa

    I agree, with this anime tag business, but it's really not that big of a deal to get all worked up about...

    21 Sep 2011 Reply
  • dreaming_aaron

    I hate anime tag and japan tag

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • chocolatedisco-

    ugh that tag drives me nuts. the only things that should be tagged with anime are things like k-on! because it's an actual anime band/

    5 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Kyzumi

    You know what? Whoever uses their song on crap such as anime deserve this horrendous tag. Enjoy your crap fanbase!

    26 Jun 2011 Reply
  • HeadphoneGirl11

    I can't believe someone tagged Ryuichi Sakamoto as "anime". He has never done a song for an anime. I hate when people think everything from Japan is related to "anime" Some people seriously think Japan is anime world or something like that

    12 Jun 2011 Reply
  • evebanger666

    lolita, anime, i'm gonna throw up O.O

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • elisekate

    I hate 'anime' 'japanese' j-...' 'k-...' etc etc -__-. No.

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • squezey

    I hate this tag because just because a artist did a song for an anime doesn't mean they are completely associated with anime altogether. Music is music, when I listen to a song I don't listen to it because I liked the anime it may have been used in but because I just like the song itself.

    31 May 2011 Reply
  • purefault

    I love anime and also agree with this. Unless it's an actual anime soundtrack being tagged, or a group/artist that ONLY does music for anime, then this tag should be non-existent.

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • Twiggyay

    I do.

    8 May 2011 Reply
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