Black Lagoon Concepts

Black Lagoon is a franchise comprised of 4 anime series, 3 manga series
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Secret Agent

The character is working for a secret association organization, often they seem to be living a perfectly normal life.

Amputee

A character that has had one or more of his/her limbs completely severed.

Anime/Manga within Anime/Manga

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

Antagonist

The main opposing force of a story. Normally the antagonist is a villain but other forms of fiction may have them as heroes or indifferent characters.

Assassins

A person who was paid to preform the extermination of a specific person.

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.

Bad Turned Good

Also known as redemption. This is when someone who was previously wicked decided to become good.

Betrayal

Betrayal is the act of treachery or a violation of a trust or allegiance. This can be to one's friends, country, or God.

Big Boobs

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

Blood Bath

A massacre

Brother and Sister

A male and a female member of a family that share the same parents.

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 Abuse

Child Abuse is the act of an adult striking or causing harm to a child. Not necessarily physical, but emotional abuse as well.There are also adults who sexually abuse kids called Pedophilia.

Comedy

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

Convenient Censorship

Convenient Censorship such as steam, hair and beams of light are often used in anime and manga to show naked characters while obscuring their "naughty bits".

Cool character

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

Corrupt Leaders

Power corrupts. Bureaucratic power (especially tied to other powers) is no exception.

Crazy

Characters with serious long mental unstabilities. They're sometimes simply weird but recently they're portrayed as downright homicidiacs. Not to be confused with the Mentally Unstable where the character fights against it and usually wins.

Crazy Anime Hair

Huge spikes, multiple colors, gravity-defying ponytails... and it's probably all natural somehow too.

Cross-Dressing

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

Dark Past

One or more past events that negatively affected one or more people. It's very common in an anime for at least one person to have such a past.

Dark Side

Not to be confused with "Evil Twin" which is a completely different person who is an evil version of a character, the Dark Side is an internal evil persona of a character. It is often seen as a figure that must be defeated to gain control over one's own body and gain extra powers.

Decapitation

AKA beheading

Deceased Characters

These characters had died by the end of the manga, anime or movie. Permanently.

Delinquents

One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws, often used to describe younger individuals such as high schoolers who cause trouble.

Dismemberment

The loss of limbs and body parts is a common concept in many of the more violent Japanese manga and anime.

Dogs

Canine animal with four legs that is seen as a pet.

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.

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.

Drug Dealer

Someone who sells illegal drugs for profit

Drunk

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

Fan Service

Fan Service is often a sexually provocative moment or pose that takes place in manga and anime. It usually has no real purpose to a story, and serves as a lurid visual.

Father

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

Fighters

The character knows well how to defend him or herself.

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.

Funeral

The Funeral is the act of a burial after a death. Friends and family gather to morn as the body is placed into the ground, or pass along condolences to surviving family.

Genderbend

As the name suggests, it's a situation where a character's gender is switched.

Ghosts

A ghost is a dead persons spirit that roams the earth usually attached to where they died or refusing to go to the after life until there are finished on earth.

Gore

Guts, blood. All that stuff. Mostly seen in violent anime.

Henchmen

Henchmen, or Lackeys, are the nameless masses under the command of a villain or other leader.

Heroic Sacrifice

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

Hotel Moscow

Hotel Moscow is the Thailand branch of the Russian Mafia led by Balalaika, and it's primarily compromised of her military subordinates from the former Soviet Union.

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.

Incest

Sexual intimacy between family members.

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 Food

The food of Japan in its many flavors, from its own traditional cuisine (such as sushi) to its adaptations of other nations' foods (be cautious eating American-style Japanese pizza).

Japanese Honorifics

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

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.

Kidnapping

Capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment .

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.

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