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Secret Agent

The character is working for a secret association organization, often they seem to be living a perfectly normal life.

Antagonist

The main opposing force of a story. Normally the antagonist is a villain but other forms of fiction may have them as heroes or indifferent characters.

Arson

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

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?

Black Label

The Black Label is a vigilante organization created by Masamune Mochizuki to eliminate the criminal element that the law either can't or refuse to handle.

Blood Bath

A massacre

Brother and Sister

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

Cats

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

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.

Childhood Friend

The character has known the protagonist for a long time, typically all his/her life. If he/she's from the opposite gender there's a high chance he/she has a crush on the main character.

Childishness

When a character doesn't quite act their age and behaves in an upbeat and immature manner.

Class Representative

The Class Representative is the person who is appointed as the spokesperson for a classroom in certain school committees. They also enforce the rules amongst the students in class.

Clothing Damage

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

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".

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.

Corrupt Leaders

Power corrupts. Bureaucratic power (especially tied to other powers) is no exception.

Cosplay

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

Coward

Often used as a form of comic relief in anime, cowards run away to fight another day. This doesn't mean they won't stand up for what's right, they'll just do it with trembling knees.

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.

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.

Deceased Characters

These characters had died by the end of the manga, anime or movie. Permanently.

Delinquents

One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws, often used to describe younger individuals such as high schoolers who cause trouble.

Detective

A Detective is one who works to solve crimes and mysteries of the world using not brawn, but their minds. These can be part of law enforcement or freelance.

Dismemberment

The loss of limbs and body parts is a common concept in many of the more violent Japanese manga and anime.

Doctors

A Doctor is a medical professional that works to the goal of curing illness in others.

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.

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.

Father

Fatherhood as a concept. A man who has conceived or raised a child.

Fighters

The character knows well how to defend him or herself.

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.

Funeral

The Funeral is the act of a burial after a death. Friends and family gather to morn as the body is placed into the ground, or pass along condolences to surviving family.

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.

Gore

Guts, blood. All that stuff. Mostly seen in violent anime.

Henchmen

Henchmen, or Lackeys, are the nameless masses under the command of a villain or other leader.

Heroic Sacrifice

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

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.

Japanese Honorifics

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

Japanese Writing

Japanese Writing is the writing system of the Japanese language in the form of syllabaries. It consists of Kanji, hiragana, katakana, and romaji.

Kidnapping

Capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment .

Kuudere

A character, often cold and harsh on the outside; but swirling with feelings inside. Much like an igloo, they keep an ice-cold wall, in an ice-cold world; just to protect the warmth inside.

Law And Disorder

A common theme in animes. Kids acting without guidance or parental supervision.

Leader

The character is in higher rank. in hiearchy. Either he/she's an officer or simply marked as a leader of the group. He/she's the one making the important decisions ragarding the group or organisation he/she's leading.

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.

Lesbian Characters

A list of lesbians that appear in anime and manga.

Love Triangle

Someone > Someone > Someone

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.

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