Maria Holic Concepts

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AT Field

Nearly impenetrable barrier generated by the Angels and Evangelions.

Big Boobs

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

Breaking the Fourth Wall

The act of Breaking the 4th Wall is when a character seem to show knowledge that they are in a fictional series. Normally by talking directly to the audience.

Brother and Sister

A male and a female member of a family that share the same parents.

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.

Comedy

Nearly every anime has a comedic moment here or there. Everyone likes to laugh.

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.

Cross-Dressing

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

Doctors

A Doctor is a medical professional that works to the goal of curing illness in others.

Dogs

Canine animal with four legs that is seen as a pet.

Drama

Drama is a concept used in story telling to invoke an emotional reaction from the audience by using serious themes; such as tragedy, suspense, and death.

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.

Hives

Hives are a skin condition characterized by itching welts and caused by an allergic or internal reaction, infection, or a nervous condition.

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.

It's a Trap

A phrase used to describe a situation where someone mistakes a man/transsexual for an attractive woman. Not to be confused with "Crossplay" even though this can be said in that situation.

Japanese Archery

Japanese Archery (kyudo) is the Japanese practice of archery. It is a sport/martial art that is practiced as part of sports and competitions.

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.

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.

Kuudere

A character, often cold and harsh on the outside; but swirling with feelings inside. Much like an igloo, they keep an ice-cold wall, in an ice-cold world; just to protect the warmth inside.

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.

Lesbian Characters

A list of lesbians that appear in anime and manga.

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.

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.

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.

Nurses

A Nurse is a regular hospital worker and Doctor's assistant. Assisting in the day to day care of patients, they can be male or female.

Omake

An Omake is extra content that is often added to the end of manga volumes and some anime episodes for comedic effect.

Paku-Man

Male characters voiced by female voice actresses.

Parody

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

Pet Owner

Someone who has a pet for a reason. Said owner may either treat the pet like royalty or like dirt. It is not too common for at least one anime/manga character to own a pet or two in a series, even though said pet might possess special powers.

Pets

Something that serves as a pet or behaves in the manner of one.

Priest

The character is working as a priest, a guide and teacher of God. Often leads holy rituals such as marriage and burials.

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.

Sadist

A Sadist is a type of person who attains gratification out of witnessing the suffering of others, either physical or emotional pain.

Samurai

Samurais were warriors of feudal japan

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".

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.

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.

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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