Nisemonogatari Concepts

Nisemonogatari is an anime series in the Monogatari franchise
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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.

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.

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 .

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.

Simulcast & Simulpub

The term generally used 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 within 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

Coined by Tom Pinchuk, 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 (17) 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.

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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