Persona 4: The Animation Concepts

Persona 4: The Animation is an anime series in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise
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Kidnapping

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

King's Game

The King's Game is a popular party-dare game played using chopsticks.

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.

Love Confession

Telling someone you love them. It usually takes a lot of courage to say it.

Magical Girl

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

Manga Iconography

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

Models

Models are known in Japan as Idols. They are young female models who appear in magazines and advertising. They can often be the public faces for companies.

Modesty Towel

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

Mother

A woman who has given birth to or raised a child.

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

Musician

A musician is a person who creates and/or plays music.

Nosebleed

Bleeding from the nose, in manga/anime it mostly used as a sight gag that happens when a character is thinking or witnessing something perverted.

Nurses

A Nurse is a regular hospital worker and Doctor's assistant. Assisting in the day to day care of patients, they can be male or female.

Origami

Origami is a traditional Japanese art of folding paper in a precise way in order to mold it into various shapes, such as animals.

Paku-Man

Male characters voiced by female voice actresses.

Personas

Personas is the manifestation of a person's heart and contain amazing powers.

Police

The Police are a form of law enforcement officers that work on the local levels. Uniforms are normally in either blue or black.

Pop Idol

Pop Idols in Japan are classically females in their teens to early twenties. Not only are they singers, but they can also be models and general media personalities.

Potential Love Interest

The character has a chance of ending up with the protagonist. It means either the protagonist or the heroine(or maybe both) have feelings for the other.

Protagonist

The main character of a story or plot. Most forms of fiction have the protagonist as a hero but there are rare occasions with an evil or not-so-noble protagonist.

Romantic Drama

Romantic Drama is a concept used in series to create tensions of highs and lows in order to leave the audience in suspense over an outcome in a romance based series.

School Festival

A tradition seen in Japan every year in their school system. The students set up booths for activities or food stands.

Science!

Sometimes the pursuit of scientific knowledge goes far beyond what is accepted in polite society. When normal Science can't get the job done, we turn to "Science!" and the perverse minds that practice it.

Shadows

Shadows are the monsters of the Persona series that can take forms of a person's deepest resentments or wishes.

Sh┼Źnen

Literally means "boy" in Japanese, but is also used to refer to Japan's biggest manga demographic: pre-teen and teenage boys.

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.

Smoker

A person who smokes tobacco.

Soccer

Commonly known as football. Soccer is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is one the world's most popular sport. Inazuma Eleven is a great example.

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.

Talking Animals

Usually special animals that have the ability to speak to humans. Talking animals are a big part in several animes and mangas

Tattoos

Tattoos are permanent forms of body art that are created by injecting an ink or dye into the skin with a needle.

Teachers

A Teacher is a type of person who is in charge of educating others in some form of higher learning or skill. The Japanese title is "Sensei".

Tomboy

A fairly common character type in anime, a tomboy is a girl who takes on more stereotypical male characteristics, such as being more aggressive.

Training

Specialized strategies and methods of exercise used in various anime and manga series to develop characters and prepare them for performing in events.

Transfer Students

A new student who comes from another school, they typically come from a mysterious background or they arrive to spark some changes in the story.

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