IS <Infinite Stratos> Concepts

IS <Infinite Stratos> is a franchise comprised of 2 movies, 2 anime series, 3 manga series
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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.

Ambiguous Gender

A common theme in anime and manga is for a character to be a man that looks feminine or a woman that looks masculine, often leading the viewers to believe them to be of the opposite gender.

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?

Bitch Slap

A slap with a flat open hand against someone's cheek (most common). This is sometimes performed during an argument.

Blu-ray Release

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

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.

Cat Fight

A term given to an altercation between two women.

Catgirl

Girls with cat-like features, primarily ears and tail. Feline mannerisms are also common.

Childhood Friend

The character has known the protagonist for a long time, typically all his/her life. If he/she's from the opposite gender there's a high chance he/she has a crush on the main character.

Clothing Damage

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

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.

Cute Bruiser

She may look cute, but she sure packs a surprising punch.

DVD Release

Anime episodes and movies released on DVD should be linked to this page.

Duel

Prearranged fight with two people. It is used in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor.

Face Between Breasts

When a character has had their face put in the middle of a girls breasts. Though most of the time it may be on accident. Other times it shows sexual relationship between a man and a woman.

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.

Gratuitous Changing Scene

Scenes of characters changing clothes shown in part or entirely for the purpose of fan service.

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.

Heterochromia

Characters with two different eye colors.

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.

Infinite Stratos

Powered exoskeleton's abbreviated as IS. A IS was originally designed for outer space exploration but became a new mainstream weapon for the world.

Japanese Honorifics

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

Japanese Writing

Japanese Writing is the writing system of the Japanese language in the form of syllabaries. It consists of Kanji, hiragana, katakana, and romaji.

Jealousy

A feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival).

Kendo

Kendo translates to "Way of the Sword". It is a sword competition using bamboo swords called a shinai. It is a popular martial arts practice in Japan.

Kidnapping

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

Kissing

Kissing is the act of pressing your lips to the body of another person. This can be on the cheeks, head, hand, but more commonly to another person's lips.

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.

Mech

Generally refers to a large, usually humanoid weapon-type robot, usually piloted from within.

Mech Fight

Mech fights are battles between two or more large human-controlled robots.

Modesty Towel

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

Naked Apron

The Naked Apron is a fetish cosplay. The wearer will either be in underwear or naked with an apron covering their front.

Oblivious To Love

Someone being completely oblivious about people liking him/her.

Police

The Police are a form of law enforcement officers that work on the local levels. Uniforms are normally in either blue or black.

Potential Love Interest

The character has a chance of ending up with the protagonist. It means either the protagonist or the heroine(or maybe both) have feelings for the other.

Robot

An electro-mechanical machine which is guided by computer or electronic programming, and is thus able to do tasks on its own.

Shrine Maiden

A Shrine Maiden is a female caretaker of the Shinto shrines of Japan, and they are connected to the oracles from kami. Considered to be a medium/prophet between earth and the spirit realm. Traditionally wearing a white kimono and red hakama.

Shyness

When one character has trouble expressing themselves and is very reserved. Usually used in Anime as an endearing quality.

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.

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.

Strong Women

Anime has long been known for having many strong male protagonist and depicting women as being weaker and in need of protection, but there are many female characters out there fighting this stereotype. These are women who possess strength not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well and are often the heroes of a series.

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.

Teachers

A Teacher is a type of person who is in charge of educating others in some form of higher learning or skill. The Japanese title is "Sensei".

Thanks for the Mammary

A guy may have the best of intentions, but sometimes he may accidentally grab a boob. These things happen.

Transfer Students

A new student who comes from another school, they typically come from a mysterious background or they arrive to spark some changes in the story.

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