Monogatari Concepts

Monogatari is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 5 anime series
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Bad Ass Fight Scene

A fight scene or epic battle that stands above the norm of what the series offers and goes down in history as one of the best combat encounters in the series. The perfect combination of epicness and animation.

Bathing Scene

Bathing Scenes, while occasionally meaningful to plot or character development, are generally excuses for fan service.

Blood Bath

A massacre

Blu-ray Release

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

Brother and Sister

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

Catgirl

Girls with cat-like features, primarily ears and tail. Feline mannerisms are also common.

Cats

Feline animal with four legs and says "meow." Many are found hanging around animes and mangas.

Curse

A long-lasting spell that causes negative results to the cursed one and sometimes those around him/her.

DVD Release

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

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.

Ghosts

A ghost is a dead persons spirit that roams the earth usually attached to where they died or refusing to go to the after life until there are finished on earth.

Gore

Guts, blood. All that stuff. Mostly seen in violent anime.

Hanafuda

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

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.

Kidnapping

Capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment .

Lesbian Characters

A list of lesbians that appear in anime and manga.

Martial Arts

Seen in just about every form of anime at least at one point. The key component that makes Shounen popular among boys. As well as Ancient art in itself

Modesty Towel

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

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.

Onmyouji

An onmyouji is a sort of Japanese sorcerer. In anime and manga, they're able to cast spells, perform exorcisms, and contact spirits.

Panty Shot

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

Possession

The act of controling an individual, making him preform actions at your will.

Simultaneous Release

When anime or manga is broadcast or published -- usually on the internet -- in countries outside of Japan around the same time as it airs/releases in Japan, usually within one week or even 24 hours.

Sisters

Female members of a family that share the same parents.

Snaggletooth

A common theme in character designs when a character has one tooth that hangs out like a fang. Typically used to show a sassy or rough personality.

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.

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.

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.

Unrequited love

A passion or romance for a person where these feelings are not returned by the object of affection. A one-sided love.

Vampires

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

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