Negima!? Concepts

Negima!? is an anime series in the Negima! franchise
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Anime Laws of Physics

Originally compiled by Darrin Bright and Ryan Shellito at the California Polytechnical Institute, they explain much of the abnormal physics phenomena we see in most anime.

Bathing Scene

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

Big Boobs

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

Brother and Sister

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

Cats

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

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 Teacher

Child Teachers are theme in some manga/animes. They are normally rather intelligent characters who still display childish behavior at times.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dark Magical Girl

Dark Magical Girls are female characters that practice the dark form of magical arts.

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.

Date

Going on a date with...

Detective

A Detective is one who works to solve crimes and mysteries of the world using not brawn, but their minds. These can be part of law enforcement or freelance.

Dinosaur

A group of animals that went extinct 65 million years ago. They often appear in or influenced various manga/anime.

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.

Drunk

Someone who loves to consume alcohol, and typically overdoes it.

Fairy

A small human like creature that has insect like wings and is seen in many fantasy stories around the world. The hellish verision of these creatures is called "Imp".

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.

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.

Fighters

The character knows well how to defend him or herself.

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.

Fortune Telling

A fortune teller is a person with divine or magical powers who can tell various bits of personal information about an unknown person. She/he can tell the future, more often she/he can see one of many potential futures. Sometimes objects like tarot cards, tea leaves, crystal balls are used to assist the fortune teller in his/her reading.

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.

God

A God can be a guardian or a ruler with nearly unlimited powers or sense of consciousness. Most of them are creators or controlers of a sertain element or concept, but there are also gods who are destroyers wile some can be both.

Good Turned Bad

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

Gothic Lolita

A particular style of dress that generally incorporates vaguely historical looks done up flamboyantly with lace, although there are several subsets of Gothic Lolita.

Harem

The term "harem" is frequently used to describe manga and anime series that feature one man surrounded by a variety of female romantic candidates.

Heroic Sacrifice

An act when someone gives up something of great importance for a greater good.

Japanese Honorifics

Japanese Honorifics are best described as a sign of respect and endearment. Politeness is an important part of Japanese culture and language.

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.

Legendary Parent

Many times in anime and manga, the protagonist of the series will not know who their parent is, or just think they're a regular person, only to later discover that they were a legendary figure or had incredible powers.

Love Triangle

Someone > Someone > Someone

Lustful Drooling

Whether in a state of mere arousal or pure orgasmic bliss, many female characters in modern hentai have a difficult time keeping their saliva under control.

Magic

Magic is an often used term in fiction. It is the concept of affecting the universe through supernatural methods and breaking the physical laws.

Magical Girl

A fantasy sub-genre that features girls who magically transform into super-heroines and combat evil.

Magical boy

The male counterpart of the magical girl.

Mahora Sentai Baka Rangers

Five girls with the lowest grades in Negi Springfield's class form the Baka Rangers team.

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 Artist

A Manga Artist is known in Japan as a manga-ka. Sometimes they work solo to create mangas, but they are also commonly known to have a staff who assist the lead artist.

Manga Iconography

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

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

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