The Familiar of Zero Concepts

The Familiar of Zero is an anime series in the The Familiar of Zero 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.

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.

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".

DVD Release

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

Dragons

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

Eyecatch

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

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.

First Kiss

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

Good Turned Bad

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Manga Iconography

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

Modesty Towel

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

Royalty

Someone part of a royal family.

Spellcasters

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

Students

A Student is one who is enrolled or attends classes at a school, college, or university. A popular theme among many manga and animes.

Summon

The character is summoned from some place else and generally it means he/she/it became someone's familiar.

Teachers

A Teacher is a type of person who is in charge of educating others in some form of higher learning or skill. The Japanese title is "Sensei".

Tsundere

"Tsundere" is a portmanteau of two Japanese phrases: "tsuntsun" and "deredere" and refers to characters who act hostile to the object of their affections, but secretly (or not-so-secretly) harbor feelings for them.

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.

War

The massive battle of death between 2 factions or nations. Can either be because of religion, need for power or wealth, hatred of the other faction/nation etc.

Zettai Ryouiki

Literally meaning "Absolute Territory", zettai ryouiki is the area of uncovered thigh between the skirt and the knee sock.

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