Dragon Ball Concepts

Dragon Ball is an manga series in the Dragon Ball franchise
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Aliens

Beings from another planet.

Androids

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

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.

Bathing Scene

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

Big Bad

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Crazy Anime Hair

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

Dragons

A legendary creature that is typically reptilian, that can fly and can breathe fire and sometimes ice.

Energy Blast

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

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.

Fighters

The character knows well how to defend him or herself.

Great Ape

The ability that Saiyajin have to transform into giant ape-like monsters.

Henchmen

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

Hot-blooded

Someone who can't think calmly and always jumps into action without thinking much. They're rather unpredictable for both their allies and their enemies.

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.

Kamehameha

An energy attack used in Dragon Ball. The technique was invented by Master Roshi.

Ki

Ki is considered to be life force or life energy. Often in Japanese anime and manga, exceptional martial artists are able to harness the Ki for various superhuman feats. It is also referred to as Chi or Qi in Chinese.

Limited Wardrobe

Limited Wardrobe applies when a character wears the same outfit constantly, regardless of the setting or season, despite it being non-mandatory as opposed to wearing a uniform.

Loner

A loner is a person who avoids or does not actively seek human interaction. There are many reasons for solitude, intentional or otherwise. ...

Major death

Death of a major character.

Marriage

A couple who have made an official vow to stay together.

Martial Arts

Seen in just about every form of anime at least at one point. The key component that makes Shounen popular among boys. As well as Ancient art in itself

Modesty Towel

A towel usually worn after bathing or showering to cover up. Sometimes used as censorship even during bathing.

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.

Namekians

The Namekians are an alien race of green slug-like humanoids from the Planet Namek.

Pirates

A Pirate is one who steal at sea or and plunders at land. It can also be a term used for adventurers who don't follow the laws of the land.

Protagonist

The main character of a story or plot. Most forms of fiction have the protagonist as a hero but there are rare occasions with an evil or not-so-noble protagonist.

Pwnage

Pwnage isn't just losing a fight. These are situations where one opponent significantly outclasses the other to the point of embarrassment.

Rage

Often when a character needs to grow stronger in battle, they find this strength through anger. A character being overwhelmed with rage can give them great power or even let them grow to a new level.

Red Ribbon Army

The worlds most fearsome army.

Revenge

When someone returns an cruel favor to another after what has been done to them or an loved one.

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.

Saiyans

An alien race of physically powerful savage beings.

Samurai

Samurais were warriors of feudal japan

Shounen Tournament

Also referred to as the "Shounen Competitive" subgenre; the most popular shounen series generally fit into this action-oriented category

Sh┼Źnen

Literally means "boy" in Japanese, but is also used to refer to Japan's biggest manga demographic: pre-teen and teenage boys.

Talking Animals

Usually special animals that have the ability to speak to humans. Talking animals are a big part in several animes and mangas

Transformation

The Idea of a character transforming into a animal, monster, creature, demon, or other types of creatures.

Unreal Hair/Eye Color

A popular design choice for characters in anime is to give them natural hair and/or eye colors that do not occur in real nature.

Villains

The villain of the story.

World Martial Arts Tournament

The World Martial Arts tournament is the largest gathering of the greatest fighters across of the world in the Dragon Ball series.

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