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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.

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.

Breast Expansion

A concept typically found in hentai, but not limited to it, breasts may suddenly begin to grow larger in size with little or no explanation.

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.

Christmas

Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated on December the 25th where people often exchange presents.

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.

Date

Going on a date with...

Energy Blast

A character can harness their power and shoot energy-based projectiles from their body.

Espionage

This is the act of secretly watching a person or group to gather information, often for political purposes. Spies typically disguise themselves so that they might sneak around. Espionage is also frequently tied to assassination plots.

Eyecatch

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

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.

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.

Incest

Sexual intimacy between family members.

Manga Iconography

Common visual conventions seen in manga and anime to convey emotions, often for comical effect.

Masochist

A Masochist is a type of person who attains gratification out of physical or emotional pain. Abuse/Humiliation.

Mech

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

Parody

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

Power Dyes Your Hair

A character just got a huge power-up. How can you tell? Their hair changed color!

School Clubs

A group gathering or activities that occurs after school is over.

Skinship Grope

In anime and manga, girls sometimes admire each other's assets, to the point of groping either with or without permission. This concept applies to any part of the body and either gender, but it's usually all about boobs.

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.

Super Saiyan

A once "Legendary" transformation that grants the user a massive increase in power.

Transformation

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

Tricky

"Tricky" refers to content that sexualizes minors or characters with the appearance of minors. Generally, these characters have a physical appearance that puts them noticeably under the legal age of consent in the United States.

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.

Zettai Ryouiki

Literally meaning "Absolute Territory", zettai ryouiki is the area of uncovered thigh between the skirt and the knee sock.

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