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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.

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.

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.

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.

Japanese Manga Industry

The collective Japanese publishers who release manga in Japan.

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.

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.

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.

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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