Weekly Shonen Jump (US) Concepts

Weekly Shonen Jump (US) is an manga series
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Alien Languages

Aliens who speak in their own language

Aliens

Beings from another planet.

Allied Shinobi Forces

The Allied Shinobi Forces are the Five Nations with the Land or Iron alliance against the forces of akatsuki

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.

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.

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.

Anthology

Anthology is a collection of different manga series usually in magazine format.

Anti-Hero

A kind of Hero who has rather questionable methods and motives. He may have good goals but does evil things for it or being totally selfish but saves the day somehow.

Anti-Villain

A villain with heroic goals.

Arrancar

A Hollow that has removed its mask and has gained Shinigami-like powers

Assassins

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

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.

Bad Turned Good

Also known as redemption. This is when someone who was previously wicked decided to become good.

Bankai

Ban-Kai is a zanpakutou's final form. It means "Full Release'"

Baseball

Baseball is a field sport played between two teams. The sport is very popular in the United States, Japan, and elsewhere throughout the world. It has also been a popular theme in anime and manga for more than 50 years.

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?

Big Eater

Big Eater are characters that can eat tons of food in one meal

Big Mam Pirates

Big Mam Pirates are a crew of pirates led by Big Mam, a member of the Four Emperors.

Blind

A handicap where a person has severely poor eyesight. It may range from very poor eyesight in one eye to being unable to see anything with both eyes.

Border

Border is a defense organization that fights and studied Neighbors

Bounty Hunter

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

Buggy Pirates

The Buggy Pirates are a band of wild and not particularly strong pirates. They follow under their current captain Buggy the Clown.

Bullies and Bullying

A bully is a person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.

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.

Byakugan

The Original Dojutsu that was said to evolved into the legendary Sharingan, still prominently used by Konoha's Hyuuga Clan.

Captain (Bleach)

The highest level of soldier in Soul Society. Each Captain is served by a Lieutenant, and is in charge of an aspect of Soul Society's structure

Cero

Cero is an attack used by the creatures and beings known as Hollows and Espada. It is seen as a blinding flash of red light and is extremely deadly.

Chakra

In the Naruto universe chakra is a form of energy through which ninjutsu moves can be accomplished. There are five different types of elemental chakras.

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.

Chick Magnet

All the girls fall in love with him.

Childishness

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

Cipher Pol Aigis Zero

Cipher Pol Aigis Zero is the most powerful intelligence agency of the World Government.

Clothing Damage

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

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage is a military term describing a situation where soldiers destroy property or kill civilians by accident or on purpose. Example:Dragon Ball Z, there is a lot of property damages and lives lost when Majin Buu blows up the whole city.

Color Spread

Color spreads are special double pages (sometime one) that are colorized for the magazine release

Comedy

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

Cool character

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

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.

Crazy Anime Hair

Huge spikes, multiple colors, gravity-defying ponytails... and it's probably all natural somehow too.

Crying

What someone does when upset/sad. Sometimes people can also cry from sheer joy.

Curse

A long-lasting spell that causes negative results to the cursed one and sometimes those around him/her.

Cyborgs

A fictional being that is part organic and part machine.

Damsel In Distress

A maiden is in peril and only her one true hero can save her.

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.

Deathbed

Demons

Are powerful creatures that live in the pits of Hell. That are many classes and levels for these monsters but no matter the rank they are deadly beasts.

Don Quixote Family

The Don Quixote Family is an organization of pirates that secretly take part in many underground activities and led by Don Quixote Doflamingo.

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