Flashback Concepts

Flashback is a anime/manga concept
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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.

Avatar

The Avatar is the human incarnation of the planet whose goal is to maintain balance in the world.

Blood Bath

A massacre

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.

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.

Implied Sex Scene

The same thing with Fate Stay Night's relationship with Dreams and Nightmares. Shirou will "enter" Saber's or Rin's mind and explore their pasts during the implied sex scenes.

Live-Action

Anime/manga performed by actual people!

Major death

Death of a major character.

Manga Stereotypes

You can't have an anime/manga without of of these.

Origin Story

The tale of how a hero or villain came to be who they are.

Secret Past

A list of people who won't reveal their past even though it might be revealed later. Who knows, it could either be an extrordinary timeframe, an emberassing childhood or an shockingly dark chain of events.

The Revelation

The idea that a major event/item/history is explained to the protagonist. With the main character and reader aware of the truth, everything is approached with a new view.

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