Is this a Zombie? Concepts

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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.

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.

Back to life

Also known as resurrection. This is when a previously dead character is restored back to life.

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?

Blu-ray Release

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

Breast Envy

Commonly seen in anime and manga, less-developed girls are often envious of those with larger breasts.

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.

Caught in a Lewd Position

In anime and real life, people barge in and see a person and another person in a compromising position, intentionally or accidentally.

Chibi

Chibi means to be small in stature. In anime/manga the term is used for a character that is small in appearance and exaggerated features.

Concert

A live performance or show were musicians perform before a live audience.

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".

Cooking

Someone or something to do with cooking.

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.

Cross-Dressing

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

DVD Release

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

Dismemberment

The loss of limbs and body parts is a common concept in many of the more violent Japanese manga and anime.

Doujinshi

Doujinshi is amateur-published manga, usually in a format similar to American floppy comics. Doujinshi is most commonly adult stories revolving around a pre-existing series, but also a lot of original works and non-adult materials.

Drunk

Someone who loves to consume alcohol, and typically overdoes it.

Eyecatch

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

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.

Female Ninjas

A Female Ninja in Japanese is referred to as a kunoichi. They were given special training that took advantage of a woman's natural gifts.

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.

From Strangers to Roomies

The concept of strangers who eventually become roommates.

Gainax Bounce

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

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 Festival

Japanese Festivals are referred to in Japan as 'Matsuri'. Festivals can be local affairs or even nationwide holidays. In many ways similar to Fairs in the US.

Japanese Honorifics

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

King's Game

The King's Game is a popular party-dare game played using chopsticks.

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.

Lecher

Characters who exercise their strong libidinous desires in unwholesome ways, such as peeping on the objects of their desire, making inappropriate comments, stealing underwear etc. Though typically middle-aged or elderly men with a penchant for young girls, there are probably a few dirty old women out there.

Love Confession

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

Magic

Magic is an often used term in fiction. It is the concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods and breaking the physical laws.

Magical Girl

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

Magical boy

The male counterpart of the magical girl.

Mahjong

Mahjong is a four player game that uses tiles. It's a game of skill and strategy.

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.

Marriage

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

Megalo

The enemies of the Masō-Shōjo. Megalo are monsters the resemeble giant animals that wear military style uniforms.

Modesty Towel

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

Necromancer

A Necromancer is someone who specializes in Necromancy; magic used to communicate with and even resurrect the dead.

Ninjas

A ninja is a (typically Japanese) warrior, trained in martial arts fighting styles, and whom typically specializes in stealthy tactics and unorthodox arts of war.

Nosebleed

Bleeding from the nose, in manga/anime it mostly used as a sight gag that happens when a character is thinking or witnessing something perverted.

Panty Shot

Gratuitous exposure of a character's panties, possibly the biggest fan service concept in anime and manga.

Parody

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

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