Dragon Ball Concepts

Dragon Ball is a franchise comprised of 32 movies, 5 anime series, 8 manga series
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Adult Child

Someone who never grew up on the inside

Age Change

When a character changes their age, either growing older or younger, and typically not simply by having time pass but as the result of some power or outside source.

Aliens

Beings from another planet.

Androids

A type of robot or synthetic organism designed to look and act like a human.

Animal Cruelty

Just like reality, anime and manga have animal cruelty where humans treat animals like objects and use them for fights to entertain themselves. It's cruel to neglect to take care of an animal and it is also cruel to kill or torture animal without reason.

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.

Anti-Hero

A kind of Hero who has rather questionable methods and motives. He may have good goals but does evil things for it or being totally selfish but saves the day somehow.

Anti-Villain

A villain with heroic goals.

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.

Arson

The act of intentionally starting a fire with the intent of burning down a building or destroying something such as land or property.

Ascended Super Saiyan

An advanced form of Super Saiyan, also called Super Saiyan Second Grade.

Assassins

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

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.

Bad Turned Good

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

Bankai

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

Bathing Scene

Bathing Scenes, while occasionally meaningful to plot or character development, are generally excuses for fan service.

Best Friends

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?

Big Eater

Big Eater are characters that can eat tons of food in one meal

Big Mam Pirates

Big Mam Pirates are a crew of pirates led by Big Mam, a member of the Four Emperors.

Birthday

A anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it).

Blu-ray Release

Anime episodes or movies released on Blu-ray should be linked to this page.

Boxing

Boxing is a sport and form of martial arts, where people use nothing but there fist to fight.

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.

Brothers

Male characters that share the same parents.

Bullies and Bullying

A bully is a person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.

Bunny Girl

The Bunny Girl is a fetish outfit made popular by the Playboy company though the meaning is different in Japan. A popular outfit in cosplay.

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.

Chakra

In the Naruto universe chakra is a form of energy through which ninjutsu moves can be accomplished. There are five different types of elemental chakras.

Childishness

When a character doesn't quite act their age and behaves in an upbeat and immature manner.

Clothing Damage

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

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".

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 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.

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.

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.

Cults

A cult is a group of followers who worship a leader who is usually preaching a way of thinking they created. In anime and manga cults are usually villainous groups trying to take over the world or brainwash people.

Curse

A long-lasting spell that causes negative results to the cursed one and sometimes those around him/her.

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