A Certain Magical Index Concepts

A Certain Magical Index is an anime series in the To Aru Majutsu no Index franchise
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A.I.

The capability of a machine to imitate and act like a human.

Amnesia

Mental condition of when someone forgets almost all of his or her past, including his/her identity. Some anime characters have such an allingment.

Arson

The act of intentionally starting a fire with the intent of burning down a building or destroying something such as land or property.

Back to life

Also known as resurrection. This is when a previously dead character is restored back to life.

Bad Ass Fight Scene

A fight scene or epic battle that stands above the norm of what the series offers and goes down in history as one of the best combat encounters in the series. The perfect combination of epicness and animation.

Bathing Scene

Bathing Scenes, while occasionally meaningful to plot or character development, are generally excuses for fan service.

Big Boobs

What is anime without the over-sexualization of women's breasts?

Cats

Feline animal with four legs and says "meow." Many are found hanging around animes and mangas.

Child Prodigy

A child who is on the same ability level as an older person. This can include things such as skipping grades or talent at an instrument.

Clone

A Clone is a biological copy of any organic creature. A Clone is mostly created through science and is sometimes abused to an extent.

Clothing Damage

When a character's clothes become torn from an attack, such as an explosion or energy blast.

Cool character

Someone who remains calm in most of the situations. Even in the middle of battle.

Cosplay

The practice of dressing like characters from anime, manga, video games, and even novels, TV shows, celebrities, etc.

Esper

An esper (or ESP-er) is someone with psychic abilities. The concept is frequently used in a variety of anime series.

Fan Disservice

Fan Disservice is the opposite of Fan Service where the fans are repulsed and turned off.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Harem

The term "harem" is frequently used to describe manga and anime series that feature one man surrounded by a variety of female romantic candidates.

Heroic Sacrifice

An act when someone gives up something of great importance for a greater good.

Immortality

The ability to live beyond a regular human's lifespan.

Japanese Honorifics

Japanese Honorifics are best described as a sign of respect and endearment. Politeness is an important part of Japanese culture and language.

Magic

Magic is an often used term in fiction. It is the concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods and breaking the physical laws.

Maids & Butlers

Maids and Butlers are highly popular within anime and manga. They can simply be a job, or they can be a lifestyle for loyal servants to a master or mistress. Identified by a particular uniform. Also popular in cosplay.

Modesty Towel

A towel usually worn after bathing or showering to cover up. Sometimes used as censorship even during bathing.

Moe

Moe (pronounce moh-eh) is a Japanese slang term for something one likes, and within the anime realm is used to refer to characters who inspire a protective sort of love-- usually because the characters seem to need someone to take care of them.

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

Nun

A woman who has taken vows committing herself to a spiritual life.

Panty Shot

Gratuitous exposure of a character's panties, possibly the biggest fan service concept in anime and manga.

Shrine Maiden

A Shrine Maiden is a female caretaker of the Shinto shrines of Japan, and they are connected to the oracles from kami. Considered to be a medium/prophet between earth and the spirit realm. Traditionally wearing a white kimono and red hakama.

Smoker

A person who smokes tobacco.

Sniper

A sniper is an individual who supports the front from distance. They use ranged weapons to shoot from very long distances with great accuracy. The snipers are famous for their precision and to attack from unexpected directions.

Stalker

A anonymous follower and tab-keeper of another person or persons.

Tennis

Tennis is a sport played on a normally green court separated into two halves by a waist high net. It is played with Tennis Rackets and a Tennis Ball. Played between two to four players at a time.

Transfer Students

A new student who comes from another school, they typically come from a mysterious background or they arrive to spark some changes in the story.

Vampires

Blood sucking creatures of the night, although not always evil necessarily. They are a staple of countless anime and manga series.

War

The massive battle of death between 2 factions or nations. Can either be because of religion, need for power or wealth, hatred of the other faction/nation etc.

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