Bakuman Concepts

Bakuman is a franchise comprised of 2 anime series, 1 manga series
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A manga series created by Aiko Iwase and Eiji Niizuma in Bakuman. It serves as a large rival series to the protagonist and is meant to be a psychic take on the trainer monster style of manga such as pokemon.

Anime/Manga within Anime/Manga

This is for any anime/manga that has created another series within itself that is referenced quite often.

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.

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.

Crossover

A concept where several characters from different, separate stories and series meet up.

Crow

A fictional manga created by Eiji Niizuma, the eccentric young talented mangaka in Bakuman. It focuses on a flying hero who battles an evil empire and has ranked as Shonen Jump's number one manga several times. It is the manga that the protagonist of Bakuman try to beat throughout the series.

Crying

What someone does when upset/sad. Sometimes people can also cry from sheer joy.

Date

Going on a date with...

Editors

People who help writers and artist with the creation of their series. They give them ideas, tell them what to change, and help represent them to publishers.

Fictional Series

Sometimes animes and mangas will have their own animes and mangas inside of them that only exist in their world. It is often used to serve as a mirror to how anime and manga is in the real world.

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.

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 Manga Industry

The collective Japanese publishers who release manga in Japan.

Kissing

Kissing is the act of pressing your lips to the body of another person. This can be on the cheeks, head, hand, but more commonly to another person's lips.

Love Confession

Telling someone you love them. It usually takes a lot of courage to say it.

Manga Artist

A Manga Artist is known in Japan as a manga-ka. Sometimes they work solo to create mangas, but they are also commonly known to have a staff who assist the lead artist.

Manga Assistants

Those who work under another Mangaka to help them get their series out on time. They do things such as draw in background work, finish inking in details on characters, and more. Many do it in order to break into the business, but some are professional assistants who only do that for a living.

Manga Iconography

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

Partners

A group of at least two people who always work together and often make each other stronger by doing so.

Potential Love Interest

The character has a chance of ending up with the protagonist. It means either the protagonist or the heroine(or maybe both) have feelings for the other.

Rivals

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

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.

Shyness

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

Shōnen

Literally means "boy" in Japanese, but is also used to refer to Japan's biggest manga demographic: pre-teen and teenage boys.

Star Crossed Lovers

Are kept apart no matter how much they struggle and endure.

Team Fukuda

An unofficial group of mangaka who come together to support one another when each other is in trouble, yet still view each other as friendly rivals. They were joined by one idea, which was to change how manga is published and get rid of the rules they view as unfair.

Training

Specialized strategies and methods of exercise used in various anime and manga series to develop characters and prepare them for performing in events.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated across much of the world on February 14th. The practice of the holiday is much different in Japan then in the Western parts of the world.

Voice Acting

The right voice actor can make or break an anime.

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