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A Twinkle in the Sky

A common trope in anime & manga. When characters or objects are launched into the sky, they vanish and a small twinkle appears where they disappeared.

Anime Based on Video Game

Anime that based on a Game.

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.

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.

Big Boobs

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

CPU

CPU are goddesses (magical girls) that can transform to a older form when they need more power. When a CPU doesn't have enough Shares (popularity), she loses her power.

Cosplay

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

Dragons

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

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.

Fan Service Fight

A battle that features excessive fanservice.

Fighters

The character knows well how to defend him or herself.

Gainax Bounce

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

Henshin

The Japanese word for "transformation," literally meaning, to change or transform the body. Generally used in tokusatsu and magical girl series.

Kidnapping

Capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment .

Magical Girl

A fantasy sub-genre that features girls who magically transform into super-heroines and combat evil.

Moe

Moe (pronounce moh-eh) is a Japanese slang term for something one likes, and within the anime realm is used to refer to characters who inspire a protective sort of love-- usually because the characters seem to need someone to take care of them.

Otaku

In Japanese, otaku means people who are obsessed over something. Usually, it is in reference to anime, manga, and video games. In the western world, the word is frequently designated to a fan of anime, manga, video games and/or Japanese culture.

Power Dyes Your Hair

A character just got a huge power-up. How can you tell? Their hair changed color!

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.

Rivals

Rivals are competitor to someone. Unlike an enemy, rivals could have similar goals but disagree on the process.

Snaggletooth

A common theme in character designs when a character has one tooth that hangs out like a fang. Typically used to show a sassy or rough personality.

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.

Twins

Twins are children who are born on the same day from the same mother. Though not always identical.

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.

War

The massive battle of death between 2 factions or nations. Can either be because of religion, need for power or wealth, hatred of the other faction/nation etc.

World of Buxom

When large is standard and the majority of female characters are big-breasted, usually with very few exceptions.

Yuri

A genre of anime/manga featuring girl-on-girl relationships. Although the genre originated in female-targeted works, today it is featured in many male-targeted works as well.

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