The Familiar of Zero Concepts

The Familiar of Zero is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 4 anime series, 7 manga series
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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.

Arranged Marriage

A marriage that is arraigned through a meeting and interview process or between families. Many times, the participants may have never even met one another.

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.

Big Boobs

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

Blu-ray Release

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

Bookworm

Bookworms are characters who would rather have their face buried in a book than do anything else. Whether it be a spellbook or a classic novel, these characters just love books.

Breast Envy

Commonly seen in anime and manga, less-developed girls are often envious of those with larger breasts.

Bunny Girl

The Bunny Girl is a fetish outfit made popular by the Playboy company though the meaning is different in Japan. A popular outfit in cosplay.

Catgirl

Girls with cat-like features, primarily ears and tail. Feline mannerisms are also common.

Caught in a Lewd Position

In anime and real life, people barge in and see a person and another person in a compromising position, intentionally or accidentally.

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.

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 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.

Dances And Balls

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.

Dragons

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

Elf

Elves are a race found in a lot of fantasy media. They are recognizable by their elongated ears and often have longer lifespans than humans.

Explosion

Explosions are featured in a wide array of anime/manga, created from various weapons/attacks.

Eyecatch

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

Face Between Breasts

When a character has had their face put in the middle of a girls breasts. Though most of the time it may be on accident. Other times it shows sexual relationship between a man and a woman.

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.

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.

First Kiss

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

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.

Gainax Bounce

The "Gainax Bounce" refers to breasts bouncing around gratuitously in anime, often in ways that seem to defy physics.

Good Turned Bad

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

Harem

The term "harem" is frequently used to describe manga and anime series that feature one man surrounded by a variety of female romantic candidates.

Heterochromia

Characters with two different eye colors.

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.

Hybrids

Hybrid characters are often a mixture of different background that are normally thought to be in opposition. These are mostly seen as a mixture of humans with either aliens, spirits, or demons.

Japanese Honorifics

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

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.

Knight

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

Lecher

Characters who exercise their strong libidinous desires in unwholesome ways, such as peeping on the objects of their desire, making inappropriate comments, stealing underwear etc. Though typically middle-aged or elderly men with a penchant for young girls, there are probably a few dirty old women out there.

Love Confession

Telling someone you love them. It usually takes a lot of courage to say it.

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.

Magical Girl

A fantasy sub-genre that features girls who magically transform into super-heroines and combat evil.

Maids & Butlers

Maids and Butlers are highly popular within anime and manga. They can simply be a job, or they can be a lifestyle for loyal servants to a master or mistress. Identified by a particular uniform. Also popular in cosplay.

Major death

Death of a major character.

Manga Iconography

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

Marriage

A couple who have made an official vow to stay together.

Mixed Bathing

When Male and Female characters are usually forced to bathe together. This usually happens at hot springs.

Modesty Towel

A towel usually worn after bathing or showering to cover up. Sometimes used as censorship even during bathing.

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

Naked Apron

The Naked Apron is a fetish cosplay. The wearer will either be in underwear or naked with an apron covering their front.

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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