Japan Concepts

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4Koma

A popular comicstrip format in Japan, usually used for gag comic strips. Consists of four equal-sized panels depicting a sequence going from top to bottom.

Apocalypse Virus

In the Guilty Crown Franchise, the Apocalypse Virus is a mysterious virus which broke out in Japan.

Baseball

Baseball is a field sport played between two teams. The sport is very popular in the United States, Japan, and elsewhere throughout the world. It has also been a popular theme in anime and manga for more than 50 years.

Betrayal

Betrayal is the act of treachery or a violation of a trust or allegiance. This can be to one's friends, country, or God.

Brain Burst

A secret game program which allows a person to make time appear to stand still in their surroundings by "accelerating" their brainwaves in the real world. It is a mystery as to who made this program but players are able to once reaching level 10.

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.

Class President

A Class President is the elected leader of a student council in most academies. They are in charge of most student events and serve as representative of the student body to the faculty.

Class Representative

The Class Representative is the person who is appointed as the spokesperson for a classroom in certain school committees. They also enforce the rules amongst the students in class.

Clown

A performer who wears colored wigs, stylistic makeup, outlandish costumes, unusually large footwear, and red nose.Although they can sometimes appear to be heroic or vileness.Or as evil monsters which in some anime and manga has.In some series like Soul Eater has Clowns that represents madness and servitude of the Kishin.

Crazy Anime Hair

Huge spikes, multiple colors, gravity-defying ponytails... and it's probably all natural somehow too.

Cultural Diversity

This concept describes how people from different race, background, and religion interact. In certain anime and manga series, there are diversity in their characters like Bleach, Code Geass, and Shaman King.

Cursed Objects

A object that has negative effects on it owner or wielder.

Cyborgs

A fictional being that is part organic and part machine.

DaiKaiju

Translates roughly to "big strange beast," and usually refers though not limited to the costumed monsters of tokusatsu as well as their own genre of live wrestling (in-costume, of course).

Devil-Beast Syndrome

The disease that cause humans to become demon-monsters in the Devilman Lady Universe.

Devilman

A Devilman is a human being merged with a Demon and is capable of using it's powers without losing their heart and soul.

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.

Duel

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

Ecchi

Ecchi is a Japanese term meaning sexy or erotic, anything that evolves sexy characters. Derived from the word "Hentai" but their meanings are completely different. Ecchi walks that line between sexy, but never crosses it into full graphic nudity or sex.

Eden of the East

Eden of the East is a communication company founded by Kazuomi Hirasawa.

Editors

People who help writers and artist with the creation of their series. They give them ideas, tell them what to change, and help represent them to publishers.

Edo Period

The Edo Period is a portion of Japanese history that was ruled over by the Tokugawa Imperial family from 1603 to 1868. This region of Japan's history has been highly popular in many anime/manga series.

F4

The most rich and popular group that the whole school idolizes, consisting of Tsukasa Domyouji, Rui Hanazawa, Sojiro Nishikado and Akira Mimasaka.

Fan Service Fight

A battle that features excessive fanservice.

Father

Fatherhood as a concept. A man who has conceived or raised a child.

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.

Feng Shui

A Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi.

Fog

Fog is a collection of water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface. It is used in animes or manga to build a atmospheric element.

Forgeries

Forgeries are artificial Deadmen created by Tamaki to serve his purposes in several experiments.

Four Holy Swords

The Four Holy Swords are an elite squad of KMF pilots of the Black Knights, led by Kyoshiro Tohdoh. They are formally of the Japanese Liberation Front.

Furukimonos

The monsters that appear in Blood-C.

GHQ

An international government association in the Guilty Crown franchise that has taken over Japan, known as GHQ

Ganguro

Ganguro is a fashion trend where young girls have deep tans, bleached out hair, and heavy make up.

Geisha

Traditional, female Japanese entertainers whose skills include performing various Japanese arts such as classical music and dance.

Ghost Stories

A concept given to the telling of scary stories, folktales and urban legends.

Girl Games

Girl Games or "bishōjo games" are dating simulation games that are classically targeted toward a male audience.

Golden Week

A week period that contains a number of public holidays, such as the Emperor's Birthday, Constitution Memorial Day, Greenery Day, and Children's Day. This week is usually a school and work holiday for many, and is a huge release time in the entertainment world.

Good Turned Bad

Also known as corruption, this is when someone previously goodhearted becomes sinister.

Grandmother

The mother of one's mother or father.

Guro

A Form Of anime that depicts extreme injury, mutilation Or death. Normally In a Sexual Manner.

Halloween

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31st.

Hanafuda

A Japanese card game that are used for a number of games. The name literally translates as "flower cards".

Hanami

A Japanese tradition of sitting under sakura (cherry) trees while they're in full bloom and the petals are falling. Usually during this time the Japanese drink and essentially have a big spring party.

Henshin

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

House Mother

A house mother is the elder woman placed in charge of an all girl's dormitory.

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.

Iincho

Iincho is a Japanese term meaning class representative,

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.

Investigation Team

The Investigation Team is a group of students who banded together to solve the mysterious murders of Inaba and explore the TV World.

Japan Liberation Front

The Japan Liberation Front was the only original military force left in Japan after the invasion of Britannia. It's members were eventually absorbed into the Black Knights.

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