Ranma ½ Concepts

Ranma ½ is an anime series in the Ranma 1/2 franchise
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Bathing Scene

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

Beauty Pageant

A Beauty Pageant is a contest to see who is the most attractive which can consist of talent competitions and more. Normally, usually just used for fan service in manga/anime.

Cats

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

Cheerleaders

Trained people, typically female, who stand on the sidelines of a sporting event and cheer for one of the teams. They usually chant, move in formation, and perform acrobatics.

Christmas

Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated on December the 25th where people often exchange presents.

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.

Crime And Mystery

A genre/concept that appears in many anime series, notably Case Closed.

Cross-Dressing

The act of wearing clothes commonly associated with the opposite gender.

Curse

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

Date

Going on a date with...

Dragons

A legendary creature that is typically reptilian, that can fly and can breathe fire and sometimes ice.

Engagement

An engagement is a promise to marriage.

Esper

An esper (or ESP-er) is someone with psychic abilities. The concept is frequently used in a variety of anime series.

Evil Twin

Explosion

Explosions are featured in a wide array of anime/manga, created from various weapons/attacks.

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.

Fighting Dirty

Sometimes its the only way to win a fight, and sometimes characters just have no honor. Either way these characters don't like to play fair.

Filler

Something that isn't from the manga. Could be characters, episodes, and so forth.

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.

Genderbend

As the name suggests, it's a situation where a character's gender is switched.

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.

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.

Kendo

Kendo translates to "Way of the Sword". It is a sword competition using bamboo swords called a shinai. It is a popular martial arts practice in Japan.

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.

Love Confession

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

Love Triangle

Someone > Someone > Someone

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

Moronic character

The kind of character always gets into trouble by his or her bad luck, silliness, and/or cluelessness. A common source of comedy.

Mother

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

Ninja Dogs

Ninja Dogs are trained dogs that are used for special tracking and forms of taijutsu and ninjutsu.

Ninjas

A ninja is a (typically Japanese) warrior, trained in martial arts fighting styles, and whom typically specializes in stealthy tactics and unorthodox arts of war.

No Sense of Direction

A character that have no sense of direction, that always get lost

Phobia

An irrational fear of something that can be concrete or abstract.

Possession

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

Promise

A Promise is a frequent theme in anime, manga, and real life.

Rage

Often when a character needs to grow stronger in battle, they find this strength through anger. A character being overwhelmed with rage can give them great power or even let them grow to a new level.

Red String of Fate

An East Asian belief myth where the gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of men and women who are destined to be soul mates and will one day marry each other.

Revenge

When someone returns an cruel favor to another after what has been done to them or an loved one.

Secret Identity

A secret identity is an element of fiction wherein a character develops a separate persona, while keeping their true identity hidden. The character also may wear a disguise. A character may have several types of secret identities simultaneously.

Seppuku

Seppuku is a Japanese ritual suicide, and was a common practice among samurai.

Shadows

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

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry is a type of competition or animosity among brothers and sisters, blood-related or not.

Sports

A common theme in many mangas and animes.

Time Travel

The ability to travel from one era to another, forward and/or backward.

Transformation

The Idea of a character transforming into a animal, monster, creature, demon, or other types of creatures.

Unrequited love

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

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