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ANBU

The ANBU is a special squad of ninja specifically created for assassinations, stealth missions and dealing with exceptionally dangerous threats too dangerous for regular ninja

Aburame Clan

The Aburame are a bloodline of ninjas in the Hidden Leaf Village. Their notable feature is that they allow thousands of chakra devouring insects to live in their body and in exchange, the insects do their bidding.

Akatsuki

They serve as the primary antagonists in Naruto.Originally founded by Yahiko and Tobi who helped him,it was suppose to be a freedom group but after Yahiko's death, Akatsuki has become a group of S-class criminal shinobi led by Nagato(Pain) but is really led by Tobi.

Akimichi Clan

The Akimichi clan is a bloodline of Hidden Leaf ninjas that are able to rapidly expand parts of their body by turning excess calories in their body into chakra. Because of this, they tend to be obese people.

Allied Shinobi Forces

The Allied Shinobi Forces are the Five Nations with the Land or Iron alliance against the forces of akatsuki

Ambiguous Gender

A common theme in anime and manga is for a character to be a man that looks feminine or a woman that looks masculine, often leading the viewers to believe them to be of the opposite gender.

Amputee

A character that has had one or more of his/her limbs completely severed.

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.

Assassins

A person who was paid to preform the extermination of a specific person.

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.

Bad Turned Good

Also known as redemption. This is when someone who was previously wicked decided to become good.

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.

Big Bad

Usually the main villain of the season/show. Alongside the "Bigger Bads", they are the most difficult to defeat or even kill.

Big Boobs

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

Broken Friendship

A Broken Friendship is a dead relationship between two people or more.

Brother and Sister

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

Brothers

Male characters that share the same parents.

Bullies and Bullying

A bully is a person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.

Byakugan

The Original Dojutsu that was said to evolved into the legendary Sharingan, still prominently used by Konoha's Hyuuga Clan.

Catch Phrase

A line or word that is used repeatedly by a character until it becomes a line that they are known for and helps make them memorable.

Cats

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

Chakra

In the Naruto universe chakra is a form of energy through which ninjutsu moves can be accomplished. There are five different types of elemental chakras.

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.

Child Abuse

Child Abuse is the act of an adult striking or causing harm to a child. Not necessarily physical, but emotional abuse as well.There are also adults who sexually abuse kids called Pedophilia.

Childhood Friend

The character has known the protagonist for a long time, typically all his/her life. If he/she's from the opposite gender there's a high chance he/she has a crush on the main character.

Chunin

High level Ninja who have completed the Chunin exam, but are not Jounin

Chunin Exam

The Chunin Exams are an event held in the Hidden Leaf where Genin from the Hidden Leaf and other villages go through a series of tests and practical examinations in order to be considered for advancement to the Chunin rank.

Clothing Damage

When a character's clothes become torn from an attack, such as an explosion or energy blast.

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage is a military term describing a situation where soldiers destroy property or kill civilians by accident or on purpose. Example:Dragon Ball Z, there is a lot of property damages and lives lost when Majin Buu blows up the whole city.

Comedy

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

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.

Cool character

Someone who remains calm in most of the situations. Even in the middle of battle.

Crazy

Characters with serious long mental unstabilities. They're sometimes simply weird but recently they're portrayed as downright homicidiacs. Not to be confused with the Mentally Unstable where the character fights against it and usually wins.

Crazy Anime Hair

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

Crude Humor

A style of comedy that takes a crass and politically incorrect approach to topics considered to be taboo, indecent, or impolite such as sex, violence, bodily functions, pedophilia, race, death, gender, sexual orientation and things that would generally be considered offensive if made light of.

Cyborgs

A fictional being that is part organic and part machine.

Dark Past

One or more past events that negatively affected one or more people. It's very common in an anime for at least one person to have such a past.

Dark Side

Not to be confused with "Evil Twin" which is a completely different person who is an evil version of a character, the Dark Side is an internal evil persona of a character. It is often seen as a figure that must be defeated to gain control over one's own body and gain extra powers.

Deceased Characters

These characters had died by the end of the manga, anime or movie. Permanently.

Demons

Are powerful creatures that live in the pits of Hell. That are many classes and levels for these monsters but no matter the rank they are deadly beasts.

Dismemberment

The loss of limbs and body parts is a common concept in many of the more violent Japanese manga and anime.

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.

Double Agent

When someone good or evil who works for one team is actually doing the opposite team's duties behind at least one team's back. This is to hide the fact that they're working for the opposing team.

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.

Dreams & Nightmares

The imaginary events that goes on in your head when you are asleep. In some anime's they can bring important messages or to haunt a person.

Drowning

Drowning is death from suffocation (asphyxia) caused by a liquid entering the lungs and preventing the absorption of oxygen leading to cerebral hypoxia and cardiac arrest.

Energy Blast

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

Face Doodling

When someone is asleep, his/her face sometimes get's doodled on with a marker!

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