Shaman King Concepts

Shaman King is an manga series in the Shaman King franchise
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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.

American Football

Sometimes called Ameriball around the world, American Football is a sport played by teams on a 100 yard field with an oval ball. In Anime it was made famous in the series Eyeshield 21

Angels

Angels are beings that reside in Heaven. They are often portrayed with wings, halos, or both.

Animal Cruelty

Just like reality, anime and manga have animal cruelty where humans treat animals like objects and use them for fights to entertain themselves. It's cruel to neglect to take care of an animal and it is also cruel to kill or torture animal without reason.

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.

Avengers

Super-hero team from the Marvel Mangaverse

Back to life

Also known as resurrection. This is when a previously dead character is restored back to life.

Bad Turned Good

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

Bathing Scene

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

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.

Blind

A handicap where a person has severely poor eyesight. It may range from very poor eyesight in one eye to being unable to see anything with both eyes.

Blood Bath

A massacre

Cats

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

Christmas

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

Crazy Anime Hair

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

Cultural Diversity

This concept describes how people from different race, background, and religion interact. In certain anime and manga series, there are diversity in their characters like Bleach, Code Geass, and Shaman King.

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.

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.

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.

Dragons

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

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.

Espionage

This is the act of secretly watching a person or group to gather information, often for political purposes. Spies typically disguise themselves so that they might sneak around. Espionage is also frequently tied to assassination plots.

Familiar

A animal or even a person that is basically a slave to another person. Familiars typically are tame, obediant and magical, though not always.

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.

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.

Hao Asakura's followers

Hao Asakura searches for allies who are strong shamans for his shaman only empire. He hates humans and treats his followers differently. (depends on the relationship)

Hitchhiker

A hitchhiker points his/ or her thumb up to signal drivers that they need a ride. It may be different hand gestures in different countries.

Implied Sex Scene

Due to censorships, anime has a funny way of implying a scene where the characters may have sexual intercourse. It happens in manga, too.

Karma

Karma is the belief that one's actions influenced the outcome one's life. If the person does bad things, bad things will occur to that person. (Vice Versa with the good things.)

Knight

The character is officially a knight. He/She usually values honor above everything else and fights for justice. There are perhaps exceptions...

Loss of Innocence

Like real life, anime and manga characters lose their innocence through war, trauma, rape, torture, and many agonizing scenarios.

Major death

Death of a major character.

Manga Iconography

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

Monk

A religious person who lives either alone or in a holy place sutch as a temple or a church. Most of them tries to avoid worldy pleasures and to bring good to the world.

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

No Mercy

When a character doesn't even hesitate to take care of an opponent and shows them no restraint or sympathy at all. Usually a trait in villains but even heroes can prove to be cold blooded when they need to be.

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.

Omake

An Omake is extra content that is often added to the end of manga volumes and some anime episodes for comedic effect.

Origin Story

The tale of how a hero or villain came to be who they are.

Over Soul

An Over Soul is basically making the shaman and spirit ally's form an extension, a body, a weapon, and more out of furyoko (mana).

Patch Tribe

The Patch Tribe oversees the Shaman fight tournament. They protect the great Spirit.

Pentagram

A pentagram is a five pointed star with five strokes and it can represent many things in religion and anime.

Promise

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

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.

Reincarnation

Reincarnation is a common theme in most Asian literature, and frequently a character will appear who turns out to be the reincarnation of a past figure (fictional or otherwise).

Revenge

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

Rock Hard Abs

Men who train and sculpt their bodies have "Rock Hard Abs." Their abs can come in different packs: six pack and eight pack. Women love to feel men's polished abs.

Shaman

In the words of Yoh Asakura, a "shaman" is a link between the physical and spiritual worlds. They primarily integrate with ghosts to achieve a common goal. In other franchises, shaman communicate with ghosts.

Shikigami

A kind of spirit summoned to serve a practitioner of onmyōdō.

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