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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pettanko

A "Pettanko" character is a female who is flat-chested or has small breasts and is either concerned by it or proud of it.

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.

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.

Tanabata

A staple of romance or "slice of life" stories, the equivalent of Valentine's Day with a slightly more religious feel to it.

Thanks for the Mammary

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

Transformation

The Idea of a character transforming into a animal, monster, creature, demon, or other types of creatures.

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.

Vampires

Blood sucking creatures of the night, although not always evil necessarily. They are a staple of countless anime and manga series.

Zombies

Zombies are an undead rotting corpse that is alive yet dead and have voracious appetites for living flesh.

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