Bleach Concepts

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A Twinkle in the Sky

A common trope in anime & manga. When characters or objects are launched into the sky, they vanish and a small twinkle appears where they disappeared.

Amazingly Embarrassing Parents

Amnesia

Mental condition of when someone forgets almost all of his or her past, including his/her identity. Some anime characters have such an allingment.

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.

Arrancar

A Hollow that has removed its mask and has gained Shinigami-like powers

Arrogant

The character is head over heels of him -or herself. He/she might be the best(or not) , but usually the laziest to act and always underestimates the enemies. Rather popular concept for villains and rivals.

Back to life

Also known as resurrection. This is when a previously dead character is restored back to life.

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.

Bankai

Ban-Kai is a zanpakutou's final form. It means "Full Release'"

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 Bad

Usually the main villain of the season/show. Alongside the "Bigger Bads", they are the most difficult to defeat or even kill.

Big Boobs

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

Blind

A handicap where a person has severely poor eyesight. It may range from very poor eyesight in one eye to being unable to see anything with both eyes.

Blood Bath

A massacre

Bounts

Bounts have the unique ability to absorb Human souls, making them their own.

Breaking the Fourth Wall

The act of Breaking the 4th Wall is when a character seem to show knowledge that they are in a fictional series. Normally by talking directly to the audience.

Brother and Sister

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

Cannibalism

The act of eating a member of ones own species.

Captain (Bleach)

The highest level of soldier in Soul Society. Each Captain is served by a Lieutenant, and is in charge of an aspect of Soul Society's structure

Cats

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

Censorship And Localization

The history of anime censorship largely involves the early anime releases and the question of their place in the larger media model.

Cero

Cero is an attack used by the creatures and beings known as Hollows and Espada. It is seen as a blinding flash of red light and is extremely deadly.

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.

Childhood Friend

The character has known the protagonist for a long time, typically all his/her life. If he/she's from the opposite gender there's a high chance he/she has a crush on the main character.

Clone

A Clone is a biological copy of any organic creature. A Clone is mostly created through science and is sometimes abused to an extent.

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage is a military term describing a situation where soldiers destroy property or kill civilians by accident or on purpose. Example:Dragon Ball Z, there is a lot of property damages and lives lost when Majin Buu blows up the whole city.

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".

Cooking

Someone or something to do with cooking.

Cool character

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

Coward

Often used as a form of comic relief in anime, cowards run away to fight another day. This doesn't mean they won't stand up for what's right, they'll just do it with trembling knees.

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.

Crybaby

A common character type in anime and manga, these are characters who will burst into tears at the drop of a hat and tend to be insecure and whiny. In anime they can be children but are often teens and adults for comedic purposes.

Crying

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

Dances And Balls

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.

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.

Demons

Are powerful creatures that live in the pits of Hell. That are many classes and levels for these monsters but no matter the rank they are deadly beasts.

Doctors

A Doctor is a medical professional that works to the goal of curing illness in others.

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.

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.

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.

Energy Blast

A character can harness their power and shoot energy-based projectiles from their body.

Episode Recap

Basically a short summary of past events told in one episode.

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