Weekly Shōnen Jump Concepts

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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.

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.

Big Bad

Usually the main villain of the season/show. Alongside the "Bigger Bads", they are the most difficult to defeat or even kill.

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.

Comedy

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

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.

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.

Gotei 13

The Gotei 13 are the elite Captain and Lieutenants of the Soul Society's Soul Reaper army. Split into 13 different divisions, they keep the peace and battle the Hollows.

Henchmen

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

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.

Jinchuuriki

"Jinchuuriki" meaning the "power of human sacrifice", are those individuals possessing tailed demons within their bodies.

Jutsu

Jutsu is the Japanese word for "art" and some of the techniques in the Naruto Universe.

Manga Iconography

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

Naval Grand Line Forces

The Naval Grand Line Forces is the military force of the world of One Piece. They are under the command of the World Government.

Pirates

A Pirate is one who steal at sea or and plunders at land. It can also be a term used for adventurers who don't follow the laws of the land.

Protagonist

The main character of a story or plot. Most forms of fiction have the protagonist as a hero but there are rare occasions with an evil or not-so-noble protagonist.

Quincy

A race of spiritual humans in the Bleach franchise.

Rinnegan

The 1st being who wielded the rinnegan was Hagoromo Ohtsutsuki himself and then later on to nagato,madara and obito uchiha and is regarded as the most powerful dojutsu in naruto.

Scientists

People who through a great pursuit of knowledge tends to make the impossible possible.

Sharingan

Powerful eyes in the Naruto series. Doujutsu wielded by the descendants of the Rikudou Sennin's eldest son, the Uchiha Clan. It is an evolution of the Byakugan.

Shichibukai

A group of Seven pirate captains that have allied themselves with The World Government.

Shikai

Shikai is the second form of a Soul Reaper's Zanpakuto. It's initiated by calling out the name of the sword.

Shōnen

Literally means "boy" in Japanese, but is also used to refer to Japan's biggest manga demographic: pre-teen and teenage boys.

Straw Hat Pirates

The Straw Hat Pirates are a band of hero adventurers who sail the seas of the Grand Line. Led by the Captain, Monkey D. Luffy.

Tailed Beasts

Extremely powerful tailed demons. Sealed within Naruto is the nine tailed fox, the most powerful of the Bijuu as well as the most difficult to control.The Ten-Tails is the original Bijuu and it's charka was spilted into the Nine tailed beasts.

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.

Vandenreich

An organization comprised of Quincies that are set on invading and destroying Soul Society.

War

The massive battle of death between 2 factions or nations. Can either be because of religion, need for power or wealth, hatred of the other faction/nation etc.

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