Haganai NEXT Concepts

Haganai NEXT is an anime series in the Haganai franchise
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Accidental Pervert

A common fan service/comedy trope wherein a guy (or girl) accidentally does something lecherous, such as grabbing a breast or catching sight of someone in a state of undress.

Arranged Marriage

A marriage that is arraigned through a meeting and interview process or between families. Many times, the participants may have never even met one another.

Bathing Scene

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

Big Boobs

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

Birthday

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

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.

Cross-Dressing

The act of wearing clothes commonly associated with the opposite gender.

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.

Engagement

An engagement is a promise to marriage.

Eyecatch

Eyecatches are short scenes or illustrations used to begin and end a commercial break in anime.

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.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Gainax Bounce

The "Gainax Bounce" refers to breasts bouncing around gratuitously in anime, often in ways that seem to defy physics.

Games

There is a particular genre of anime, usually shounen, devoted entirely to the playing of various games, such as mahjongg, Go, etc. These anime may also be tie-ins for CCGs.

Gothic Lolita

A particular style of dress that generally incorporates vaguely historical looks done up flamboyantly with lace, although there are several subsets of Gothic Lolita.

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.

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.

Japanese Honorifics

Japanese Honorifics are best described as a sign of respect and endearment. Politeness is an important part of Japanese culture and language.

Love Confession

Telling someone you love them. It usually takes a lot of courage to say it.

Maids & Butlers

Maids and Butlers are highly popular within anime and manga. They can simply be a job, or they can be a lifestyle for loyal servants to a master or mistress. Identified by a particular uniform. Also popular in cosplay.

Manga Iconography

Common visual conventions seen in manga and anime to convey emotions, often for comical effect.

Modesty Towel

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

Nun

A woman who has taken vows committing herself to a spiritual life.

Parody

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

School Clubs

A group gathering or activities that occurs after school is over.

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.

Scientists

People who through a great pursuit of knowledge tends to make the impossible possible.

Simultaneous Release

When anime or manga is broadcast or published -- usually on the internet -- in countries outside of Japan around the same time as it airs/releases in Japan, usually within one week or even 24 hours.

Students

A Student is one who is enrolled or attends classes at a school, college, or university. A popular theme among many manga and animes.

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.

Tsundere

"Tsundere" is a portmanteau of two Japanese phrases: "tsuntsun" and "deredere" and refers to characters who act hostile to the object of their affections, but secretly (or not-so-secretly) harbor feelings for them.

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.

Zettai Ryouiki

Literally meaning "Absolute Territory", zettai ryouiki is the area of uncovered thigh between the skirt and the knee sock.

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