Comedy Concepts

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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.

Bromance

These two guys are always together and so close, but share a non-sexual relationship.

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.

Clothing Damage

When a character's clothes become torn from an attack, such as an explosion or energy blast.

Clown

A performer who wears colored wigs, stylistic makeup, outlandish costumes, unusually large footwear, and red nose.Although they can sometimes appear to be heroic or vileness.Or as evil monsters which in some anime and manga has.In some series like Soul Eater has Clowns that represents madness and servitude of the Kishin.

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.

Cosplay

The practice of dressing like characters from anime, manga, video games, and even novels, TV shows, celebrities, etc.

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 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.

Crossover

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

Crude Humor

A style of comedy that takes a crass and politically incorrect approach to topics considered to be taboo, indecent, or impolite such as sex, violence, bodily functions, pedophilia, race, death, gender, sexual orientation and things that would generally be considered offensive if made light of.

Delinquents

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

Dojikko

In anime, a cute, clumsy girl. Her klutziness usually hurts other people more than herself.

Drunk

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

Face Between Breasts

When a character has had their face put in the middle of a girls breasts. Though most of the time it may be on accident. Other times it shows sexual relationship between a man and a woman.

Face Palm

The act of putting your hand on your head in order to show disapproval/dissapointment/anger/irritation.

Facefault

When people are surprised/shocked because of someone's stupidity.

Failure

In anime and manga many characters either consider themselves failures or are seen as such by others for not being strong enough, being scared, or just not being smart enough. However, usually this serves as inspiration for the character to grow stronger and come back to prove them all wrong.

Father

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

Genderbend

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

Hammerspace

Hammerspace is where a character manages to pull out items and objects seemingly out of thin air, several examples may include the Great Director Watanabe from Excel Saga pulling machineguns out of his afro and Sano in Law of Ueki pulling a seemingly infinite amount of battle ready towels. The best example would be Doraemon's four dimensional pocket.

Harem

The term "harem" is frequently used to describe manga and anime series that feature one man surrounded by a variety of female romantic candidates.

Hives

Hives are a skin condition characterized by itching welts and caused by an allergic or internal reaction, infection, or a nervous condition.

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.

Nosebleed

Bleeding from the nose, in manga/anime it mostly used as a sight gag that happens when a character is thinking or witnessing something perverted.

Omake

An Omake is extra content that is often added to the end of manga volumes and some anime episodes for comedic effect.

Parody

Parody is a style of work that closely resembles or mocks preexisting material or genres for comedic effect.

Rock Paper Scissors (janken)

Rock Paper Scissors is known in Japan as "janken". The hand gestures and rules are similar. A game that is often used to decide friendly disputes.

Science!

Sometimes the pursuit of scientific knowledge goes far beyond what is accepted in polite society. When normal Science can't get the job done, we turn to "Science!" and the perverse minds that practice it.

Shrinking

A concept where characters have been reduced in size. Frequently happens in Fantasy and Sci-Fi series.

Strike a Pose

It is not uncommon for anime heroes and villains to strike over the top poses to make a point, usually about how manly or evil they are.

Suspicious Smile

Characters that are most noted for smiling a certain way. No matter how cute said smiles are, they're never good.

Tragedy

A story or event centered around human misery. Characters in the story face suffering, dread, and destruction.

V for Victory

A common form of expressing oneself in an anime where someone makes the piece sign in order to show spunky and cheery youthfulness.

WTF, Japan?

Japan is full of all kinds of weird stuff.

Wash Basin Drop

The Wash Basin Drop is a popular sight gag found in Japanese comedy. Where a wash basin falls on the head of an unsuspecting person, but not seriously harmed.

Whipping Boy/Girl

A form of comic relief in which a character is either defeated, destroyed or simply beaten throughout a series usually in humiliating way. After their defeat they usually reappear in much the same condition before the fight at least physically.

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