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Big Boobs

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

Comedy

Nearly every anime has a comedic moment here or there. Everyone likes to laugh.

Cross-Dressing

The act of wearing clothes commonly associated with the opposite gender.

Drama

Drama is a concept used in story telling to invoke an emotional reaction from the audience by using serious themes; such as tragedy, suspense, and death.

Ecchi

Ecchi is a Japanese term meaning sexy or erotic, anything that evolves sexy characters. Derived from the word "Hentai" but their meanings are completely different. Ecchi walks that line between sexy, but never crosses it into full graphic nudity or sex.

Humans

Humans are typically depicted as the dominant species of the planet Earth, and sometimes of other planets. Humans often mirror their real life counterparts in terms of abilities and intellect, while other times they can achieve superhuman feats.

Jealousy

A feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival).

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.

Manga Iconography

Common visual conventions seen in manga and anime to convey emotions, often for comical effect.

Masochist

A Masochist is a type of person who attains gratification out of physical or emotional pain. Abuse/Humiliation.

Military

The force of defense and offense of a nation. Are mostly equiped with the best weapons that the nation can provide.

Models

Models are known in Japan as Idols. They are young female models who appear in magazines and advertising. They can often be the public faces for companies.

Ojou

A character with an arrogant, bossy attitude, often rich and with some princess-like heritage.

Pettanko

A "Pettanko" character is a female who is flat-chested or has small breasts and is either concerned by it or proud of it.

Pop Idol

Pop Idols in Japan are classically females in their teens to early twenties. Not only are they singers, but they can also be models and general media personalities.

Protagonist

The main character of a story or plot. Most forms of fiction have the protagonist as a hero but there are rare occasions with an evil or not-so-noble protagonist.

Revealing Attire

A concept where characters wear revealing or risque clothing.

Romantic Drama

Romantic Drama is a concept used in series to create tensions of highs and lows in order to leave the audience in suspense over an outcome in a romance based series.

Sadist

A Sadist is a type of person who attains gratification out of witnessing the suffering of others, either physical or emotional pain.

Sexually Aggressive Females

Assertive, confident females who take the initiative with sex and don't take "NO!" for an answer.

Sexually Insatiable Females

Kinky female characters in anime, manga and hentai who have an insatiable appetite for sex.

Sisters

Female members of a family that share the same parents.

Students

A Student is one who is enrolled or attends classes at a school, college, or university. A popular theme among many manga and animes.

Twins

Twins are children who are born on the same day from the same mother. Though not always identical.

Unreal Hair/Eye Color

A popular design choice for characters in anime is to give them natural hair and/or eye colors that do not occur in real nature.

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