Azumanga Daioh Concepts

Azumanga Daioh is a franchise comprised of 1 anime series, 2 manga series
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4Koma

A popular comicstrip format in Japan, usually used for gag comic strips. Consists of four equal-sized panels depicting a sequence going from top to bottom.

Baseball

Baseball is a field sport played between two teams. The sport is very popular in the United States, Japan, and elsewhere throughout the world. It has also been a popular theme in anime and manga for more than 50 years.

Bathing Scene

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

Best Friends

Cats

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

Cheerleaders

Trained people, typically female, who stand on the sidelines of a sporting event and cheer for one of the teams. They usually chant, move in formation, and perform acrobatics.

Chibi

Chibi means to be small in stature. In anime/manga the term is used for a character that is small in appearance and exaggerated features.

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.

Christmas

Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated on December the 25th where people often exchange presents.

Class Representative

The Class Representative is the person who is appointed as the spokesperson for a classroom in certain school committees. They also enforce the rules amongst the students in class.

Comedy

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

Crazy Driver

Anime characters whose reckless driving makes them a feared presence both to other drivers on the road and the passengers who are along for the ride. Quite often used for gags in comedy anime and manga titles.

Dreams & Nightmares

The imaginary events that goes on in your head when you are asleep. In some anime's they can bring important messages or to haunt a person.

Drowning

Drowning is death from suffocation (asphyxia) caused by a liquid entering the lungs and preventing the absorption of oxygen leading to cerebral hypoxia and cardiac arrest.

Drunk

Someone who loves to consume alcohol, and typically overdoes it.

Father

Fatherhood as a concept. A man who has conceived or raised a child.

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.

Japanese Festival

Japanese Festivals are referred to in Japan as 'Matsuri'. Festivals can be local affairs or even nationwide holidays. In many ways similar to Fairs in the US.

Japanese Writing

Japanese Writing is the writing system of the Japanese language in the form of syllabaries. It consists of Kanji, hiragana, katakana, and romaji.

Kuudere

A character, often cold and harsh on the outside; but swirling with feelings inside. Much like an igloo, they keep an ice-cold wall, in an ice-cold world; just to protect the warmth inside.

Lecher

Characters who exercise their strong libidinous desires in unwholesome ways, such as peeping on the objects of their desire, making inappropriate comments, stealing underwear etc. Though typically middle-aged or elderly men with a penchant for young girls, there are probably a few dirty old women out there.

Manga Iconography

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

Moronic character

The kind of character always gets into trouble by his or her bad luck, silliness, and/or cluelessness. A common source of comedy.

Mother

A woman who has given birth to or raised a child.

Parents

Someone or something that both has and raises children/offspring.

Pet Owner

Someone who has a pet for a reason. Said owner may either treat the pet like royalty or like dirt. It is not too common for at least one anime/manga character to own a pet or two in a series, even though said pet might possess special powers.

Pets

Something that serves as a pet or behaves in the manner of one.

Rivals

Rivals are competitor to someone. Unlike an enemy, rivals could have similar goals but disagree on the process.

School Festival

A tradition seen in Japan every year in their school system. The students set up booths for activities or food stands.

Shyness

When one character has trouble expressing themselves and is very reserved. Usually used in Anime as an endearing quality.

Sports

A common theme in many mangas and animes.

Sports Day

Japans equivalent to a field day.

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.

Tan Lines

Visible marks on the body that indicate where clothing was worn while the wearer was out in the sun.

Teachers

A Teacher is a type of person who is in charge of educating others in some form of higher learning or skill. The Japanese title is "Sensei".

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.

Yuri

A genre of anime/manga featuring girl-on-girl relationships. Although the genre originated in female-targeted works, today it is featured in many male-targeted works as well.

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