Slayers Special Concepts

Slayers Special is an manga series in the Slayers franchise
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Age Change

When a character changes their age, either growing older or younger, and typically not simply by having time pass but as the result of some power or outside source.

Bad Turned Good

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

Big Boobs

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

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.

Clone

A Clone is a biological copy of any organic creature. A Clone is mostly created through science and is sometimes abused to an extent.

Clothing Damage

When a character's clothes become torn from an attack, such as an explosion or energy blast.

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.

Comedy

Nearly every anime has a comedic moment here or there. Everyone likes to laugh.

Crazy

Characters with serious long mental unstabilities. They're sometimes simply weird but recently they're portrayed as downright homicidiacs. Not to be confused with the Mentally Unstable where the character fights against it and usually wins.

Damsel In Distress

A maiden is in peril and only her one true hero can save her.

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.

Dragon Slave

Dragon Slave is one of Lina Inverse most powerful spell.

Dragons

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

Energy Blast

A character can harness their power and shoot energy-based projectiles from their body.

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.

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.

Frenemy

When someone is friends with a person who for one reason or another they are forced to also be enemies with.

Giant Monster

An enormous creature generally the size of a building or larger. Giant Monster is also a popular theme in Japanese anime and horror, with Godzilla as it's most iconic example.

Good Turned Bad

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

Hammerspace

Hammerspace is where a character manages to pull out items and objects seemingly out of thin air, several examples may include the Great Director Watanabe from Excel Saga pulling machineguns out of his afro and Sano in Law of Ueki pulling a seemingly infinite amount of battle ready towels. The best example would be Doraemon's four dimensional pocket.

Knight

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

Light Novel

A popular form of novel, usually aimed at young adults, which features regular illustrations. Light novels also usually use shorter paragraphs and easier kanji than novels aimed at adults, as well as furigana readings for kanji, offering a fast, easy read.

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.

Manga Iconography

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

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.

Noblewoman's Laugh

A Noblewoman's Laugh is one of the most annoying laughs you'll ever hear

Royalty

Someone part of a royal family.

Sea Monster

A creature/monster that lives in the sea or ocean.

Unrequited love

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

Villains

The villain of the story.

Yuri

A genre of anime/manga featuring girl-on-girl relationships. Although the genre originated in female-targeted works, today it is featured in many male-targeted works as well.

Zombies

Zombies are an undead rotting corpse that is alive yet dead and have voracious appetites for living flesh.

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