Supernatural Concepts

Supernatural is an anime series in the Supernatural franchise
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Alternate Reality

An alternate reality is a universe that is different from the main world of a series. This world can be different in just small ways and it will still resemble the main reality, or it can be completely different and not be similar at all to the universe the protagonist had known.

Anime/Manga within Anime/Manga

This is for any anime/manga that has created another series within itself that is referenced quite often.

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.

Back to life

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

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.

Big Bad

Usually the main villain of the season/show. Alongside the "Bigger Bads", they are the most difficult to defeat or even kill.

Birthday

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

Brothers

Male characters that share the same parents.

Comedy

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

Cross-Dressing

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

Dark Past

One or more past events that negatively affected one or more people. It's very common in an anime for at least one person to have such a past.

Deal with the Devil

One makes a deal with a demon/devil for something he/she wants. The demon/devil usually wants their soul in return.

Deathbed

Decapitation

AKA beheading

Deceased Characters

These characters had died by the end of the manga, anime or movie. Permanently.

Demon Hunter

A hunter who spends his/her life hunting supernatural beings (ghosts, vampires, demons, etc).

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.

Deus Ex Machina

Plot device where an unsolvable problem is solved with little explanation. Usually with some sort of new character, power, ability ect...

Dismemberment

The loss of limbs and body parts is a common concept in many of the more violent Japanese manga and anime.

Doppelgänger

A double or look-alike of another person.

Drama

Drama is a concept used in story telling to invoke an emotional reaction from the audience by using serious themes; such as tragedy, suspense, and death.

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.

Engagement

An engagement is a promise to marriage.

Episode Recap

Basically a short summary of past events told in one episode.

Evil

The philosophical idea of the opposition of good. Some believe it is the opposite of good while others consider it a misguided attempt of good.

Extreme Violence

It's use can be intended to be shockingly disturbing or hilariously absurd.

Father

Fatherhood as a concept. A man who has conceived or raised a child.

Femme Fatale

A woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive.

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.

Forced Combat

A concept where people are forced to fight against their will against an opponent or opponents who are sometimes also fighting against their will. Usually done under the threat of death, and for the entertainment of morally corrupt individuals.

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.

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.

Good Turned Bad

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

Gore

Guts, blood. All that stuff. Mostly seen in violent anime.

Guro

A Form Of anime that depicts extreme injury, mutilation Or death. Normally In a Sexual Manner.

Heroic Sacrifice

An act when someone gives up something of great importance for a greater good.

Horror & Monsters

A common theme in several anime and manga.

Hug

Hunter

Certified individual who is hired to do a variety of things including finding people or treasure, capturing bounty heads, etc. Seen in the anime/manga Hunter X Hunter.

Just Want To Be Normal

Special people wishing for normal lives.

Kappa

A creature from Japanese folklore.

Kidnapping

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

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.

Major death

Death of a major character.

Military

The force of defense and offense of a nation. Are mostly equiped with the best weapons that the nation can provide.

Monster of the Day

A concept seen in Magical Girl and Tokatsu series where a hero or heroine faces a different monster sent after them each day.

Mother

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

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.

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.

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