Sword Art Online Concepts

Sword Art Online is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 2 anime series, 2 manga series
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A.I.

The capability of a machine to imitate and act like a human.

Aincrad Liberation Army

Aincrad Liberation Army is a guild of online players who had a common goal of clearing the game.

Bathing Scene

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

Big Boobs

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

Bitch Slap

A slap with a flat open hand against someone's cheek (most common). This is sometimes performed during an argument.

Black Cats of the Full Moon guild

Black Cats of the Full Moon guild is a group in Sword Art Online franchise.

Cait Sith

Cait Sith are a race in the ALFheim game of the Sword Art Online franchise.

Clothing Damage

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

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".

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.

Deceased Characters

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

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.

Dragons

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

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.

Eyecatch

Eyecatches are short scenes or illustrations used to begin and end a commercial break in anime.

Fairy

A small human like creature that has insect like wings and is seen in many fantasy stories around the world. The hellish verision of these creatures is called "Imp".

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.

Fighters

The character knows well how to defend him or herself.

First Kiss

The act of someone giving or receiving their first kiss, or a particular couple kissing for the first time.

Fishing

The act of catching fish, usually with a rod and reel. Is often seen in any anime that takes place outdoors or in settings in the past where fishing was a valuable skill needed to gather food.

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.

Golden Apple

Golden Apple is a guild in the Sword Art Online franchise.

Guild

A Guild is a group of people working together and learning from each other

Hand Shake

A hand shake symbolizes a start of a new friendship, or respect for another creature/human.

Holy Dragon Alliance

Holy Dragon Alliance is a guild in the Sword Art Online franchise.

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.

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.

Japanese Honorifics

Japanese Honorifics are best described as a sign of respect and endearment. Politeness is an important part of Japanese culture and language.

Jealousy

A feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival).

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.

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.

Klein's Guild

Klein has a guild in Sword Art Online that has his friends from the outside world.

Knight

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

Knights of the Blood Oath

It's a guild of knights who are characterized by their white and red armor in the Sword Art Online franchise.

Laughing Coffin

It's a secret guild that commits crimes which includes killing players.

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.

Major death

Death of a major character.

Manga Iconography

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

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

Potential Love Interest

The character has a chance of ending up with the protagonist. It means either the protagonist or the heroine(or maybe both) have feelings for the other.

Salamanders

Salamanders are a race in the ALFheim game of the Sword Art Online franchise.

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.

Spellcasters

The character is adept at casting magic. In addition using spells is an integral part of his/her fighting style

Spriggans

Spriggans are a race in ALFheim Online.

Suicide

Suicide is the act of taking ones own life through various means.

Sword Fight

An intense battle between two or more characters using swords.

Sylphs

Sylphs are a race in ALFheim Online.

Undines

Undines are a race in ALFheim Online.

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.

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