To Love-Ru Concepts

To Love-Ru is a franchise comprised of 4 anime series, 2 manga series
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Age Change

When a character changes their age, either growing older or younger, and typically not simply by having time pass but as the result of some power or outside source.

Aliens

Beings from another planet.

Assassins

A person who was paid to preform the extermination of a specific person.

Bathing Scene

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

Bounty Hunter

Doing deals for large amounts of cash. Usually hunts people wanted by the law.

Breast Envy

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

Breast Expansion

A concept typically found in hentai, but not limited to it, breasts may suddenly begin to grow larger in size with little or no explanation.

Brother and Sister

A male and a female member of a family that share the same parents.

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.

Comedy

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

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".

Cosplay

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

Date

Going on a date with...

Ecchi

Ecchi is a Japanese term meaning sexy or erotic, anything that evolves sexy characters. Derived from the word "Hentai" but their meanings are completely different. Ecchi walks that line between sexy, but never crosses it into full graphic nudity or sex.

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.

Freaky Friday Flip

A concept where characters have their mind transferred into someone else's body.

Gainax Bounce

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

Genderbend

As the name suggests, it's a situation where a character's gender is switched.

Ghosts

A ghost is a dead persons spirit that roams the earth usually attached to where they died or refusing to go to the after life until there are finished on earth.

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.

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.

Limited Wardrobe

Limited Wardrobe applies when a character wears the same outfit constantly, regardless of the setting or season, despite it being non-mandatory as opposed to wearing a uniform.

Manga Iconography

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

Models

Models are known in Japan as Idols. They are young female models who appear in magazines and advertising. They can often be the public faces for companies.

Modesty Towel

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

Panty Shot

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

Possession

The act of controling an individual, making him preform actions at your will.

Revealing Attire

A concept where characters wear revealing or risque clothing.

Romantic Drama

Romantic Drama is a concept used in series to create tensions of highs and lows in order to leave the audience in suspense over an outcome in a romance based series.

School Festival

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

Sisters

Female members of a family that share the same parents.

Skinship Grope

In anime and manga, girls sometimes admire each other's assets, to the point of groping either with or without permission. This concept applies to any part of the body and either gender, but it's usually all about boobs.

Stalker

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

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.

Thanks for the Mammary

A guy may have the best of intentions, but sometimes he may accidentally grab a boob. These things happen.

Twins

Twins are children who are born on the same day from the same mother. Though not always identical.

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.

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.

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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