The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya Concepts

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 4 anime series, 5 manga series
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Aliens

Beings from another planet.

Big Boobs

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

Bishonen

Typical "beautiful boy" in anime and manga

Breaking the Fourth Wall

The act of Breaking the 4th Wall is when a character seem to show knowledge that they are in a fictional series. Normally by talking directly to the audience.

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.

Christmas

Christmas is a holiday that is celebrated on December the 25th where people often exchange presents.

Comedy

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

Cooking

Someone or something to do with cooking.

Cosplay

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

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.

Energy Blast

A character can harness their power and shoot energy-based projectiles from their body.

Esper

An esper (or ESP-er) is someone with psychic abilities. The concept is frequently used in a variety of anime series.

Fox Eyes

When a character always seems to have their eyes shut. This can be used to either show wisdom or mischief.

Halloween

Halloween is a holiday celebrated on October 31st.

Homage

Something done to show acknowledgment or consideration for another.

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.

Light Novel

A popular form of novel, usually aimed at young adults, which features regular illustrations. Light novels also usually use shorter paragraphs and easier kanji than novels aimed at adults, as well as furigana readings for kanji, offering a fast, easy read.

Love Triangle

Someone > Someone > Someone

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.

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.

Mikuru Beam

In the film Koi no Mikuru Densetsu, Mikuru gets a special-effects laser blast out of her eye...but it becomes a problem when the laser starts working without any special effects.

Moe

Moe (pronounce moh-eh) is a Japanese slang term for something one likes, and within the anime realm is used to refer to characters who inspire a protective sort of love-- usually because the characters seem to need someone to take care of them.

Otaku

In Japanese, otaku means people who are obsessed over something. Usually, it is in reference to anime, manga, and video games. In the western world, the word is frequently designated to a fan of anime, manga, video games and/or Japanese culture.

SOS Brigade

The "Sekai o Ōini Moriageru Tame no Suzumiya Haruhi no Dan" (or Haruhi Suzumiya's Brigade to Greatly Enliven the World).

School Festival

A tradition seen in Japan every year in their school system. The students set up booths for activities or food stands.

Singer

A person who sings as a profession.

Time Travel

The ability to travel from one era to another, forward and/or backward.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated across much of the world on February 14th. The practice of the holiday is much different in Japan then in the Western parts of the world.

Witches

A female sorcerer or magician.

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