To Aru Majutsu no Index Concepts

To Aru Majutsu no Index is a franchise comprised of 1 movie, 5 anime series, 4 manga series
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A.I.

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

Amnesia

Mental condition of when someone forgets almost all of his or her past, including his/her identity. Some anime characters have such an allingment.

Arson

The act of intentionally starting a fire with the intent of burning down a building or destroying something such as land or property.

Back to life

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

Bad Ass Fight Scene

A fight scene or epic battle that stands above the norm of what the series offers and goes down in history as one of the best combat encounters in the series. The perfect combination of epicness and animation.

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.

Cats

Feline animal with four legs and says "meow." Many are found hanging around animes and mangas.

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.

Child Prodigy

A child who is on the same ability level as an older person. This can include things such as skipping grades or talent at an instrument.

Clone

A Clone is a biological copy of any organic creature. A Clone is mostly created through science and is sometimes abused to an extent.

Clothing Damage

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

Cooking

Someone or something to do with cooking.

Cool character

Someone who remains calm in most of the situations. Even in the middle of battle.

Cosplay

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

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.

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.

Drunk

Someone who loves to consume alcohol, and typically overdoes it.

Esper

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

Espionage

This is the act of secretly watching a person or group to gather information, often for political purposes. Spies typically disguise themselves so that they might sneak around. Espionage is also frequently tied to assassination plots.

Fan Disservice

Fan Disservice is the opposite of Fan Service where the fans are repulsed and turned off.

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.

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.

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.

Heroic Sacrifice

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

Immortality

The ability to live beyond a regular human's lifespan.

Japanese Honorifics

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

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.

Mech

Generally refers to a large, usually humanoid weapon-type robot, usually piloted from within.

Modesty Towel

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

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.

Murder

The act of taking another person's life.

Nun

A woman who has taken vows committing herself to a spiritual life.

Panty Shot

Gratuitous exposure of a character's panties, possibly the biggest fan service concept in anime and manga.

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.

Product Placement

Product Placement is a practice done in shows where a company will pay for a real world product to be displayed prominently, or have a character using.

Religion And Belief

A theme in some animes.

School Festival

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

Self Mutilation

Causing painful harm to oneself for whatever reason.

Shrine Maiden

A Shrine Maiden is a female caretaker of the Shinto shrines of Japan, and they are connected to the oracles from kami. Considered to be a medium/prophet between earth and the spirit realm. Traditionally wearing a white kimono and red hakama.

Smoker

A person who smokes tobacco.

Snaggletooth

A common theme in character designs when a character has one tooth that hangs out like a fang. Typically used to show a sassy or rough personality.

Sniper

A sniper is an individual who supports the front from distance. They use ranged weapons to shoot from very long distances with great accuracy. The snipers are famous for their precision and to attack from unexpected directions.

Sports Day

Japans equivalent to a field day.

Stalker

A anonymous follower and tab-keeper of another person or persons.

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".

Technobabble

Short for "technical babbling," technobabble is the near-indecipherable use of technical jargon to describe or explain an event or concept that is seemingly designed to leave the viewer with no clear understanding or description of said event or concept.

Tennis

Tennis is a sport played on a normally green court separated into two halves by a waist high net. It is played with Tennis Rackets and a Tennis Ball. Played between two to four players at a time.

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