Squid Girl Concepts

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Aliens

Beings from another planet.

Amnesia

Mental condition of when someone forgets almost all of his or her past, including his/her identity. Some anime characters have such an allingment.

Baseball

Baseball is a field sport played between two teams. The sport is very popular in the United States, Japan, and elsewhere throughout the world. It has also been a popular theme in anime and manga for more than 50 years.

Bathing Scene

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

Birthday

A anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it).

Blu-ray Release

Anime episodes or movies released on Blu-ray should be linked to this page.

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.

Convenient Censorship

Convenient Censorship such as steam, hair and beams of light are often used in anime and manga to show naked characters while obscuring their "naughty bits".

Cosplay

The practice of dressing like characters from anime, manga, video games, and even novels, TV shows, celebrities, etc.

Crazy Anime Hair

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

DVD Release

Anime episodes and movies released on DVD should be linked to this page.

Dogs

Canine animal with four legs that is seen as a pet.

Duel

Prearranged fight with two people. It is used in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor.

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.

Games

There is a particular genre of anime, usually shounen, devoted entirely to the playing of various games, such as mahjongg, Go, etc. These anime may also be tie-ins for CCGs.

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.

Hypnosis

To influence or control someone using hypnosis.

Japanese Festival

Japanese Festivals are referred to in Japan as 'Matsuri'. Festivals can be local affairs or even nationwide holidays. In many ways similar to Fairs in the US.

Manga Iconography

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

Monkeys

One of the races of animal people from ThunderCats.

Motion Sickness

When transportation makes you sick!

Robot

An electro-mechanical machine which is guided by computer or electronic programming, and is thus able to do tasks on its own.

School Clubs

A group gathering or activities that occurs after school is over.

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.

Scientists

People who through a great pursuit of knowledge tends to make the impossible possible.

Simultaneous Release

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 24 hours.

Snake

A elongate, legless, carnivorous reptile of the suborder Serpentes. Snakes are featured in a lot of different countries religions.

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.

Training

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

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.

Volleyball

A Olympic team sport played on a beach or indoor court in which two teams of six players are separated by a net and each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court.

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