When They Cry - Higurashi Concepts

When They Cry - Higurashi is an anime series in the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni franchise
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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.

Big Bad

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

Big Boobs

What is anime without the over-sexualization of women's breasts?

Bigger Bad

A type of Villain more power full than the Big Bad and can be a recurring villain as well.

Biker

A motorcycle enthusiast, who often rides in a group with other bikers, usually for recreation, occasionally for criminal reasons.

Bitch Slap

A slap with a flat open hand against someone's cheek (most common). This is sometimes performed during an argument.

Body Horror

The concept where a character's body goes through the process of a graphic transformation, destruction or degeneration of the body.

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.

Child Abuse

Child Abuse is the act of an adult striking or causing harm to a child. Not necessarily physical, but emotional abuse as well.There are also adults who sexually abuse kids called Pedophilia.

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.

Crime And Mystery

A genre/concept that appears in many anime series, notably Case Closed.

Curse

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

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.

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.

Disability

The lack of a sense or physical ability. Blindness, Paralysis, or the loss of a limb are examples. Though in many cases these cease being shortcomings over time, and are not just overcome, but often the character becomes stronger.

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.

Eyecatch

Eyecatches are short scenes or illustrations used to begin and end a commercial break in anime.

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.

Genki

A kind of character who's full of energy. He or she can't stop doing something and almost always seems happy.

God

A God can be a guardian or a ruler with nearly unlimited powers or sense of consciousness. Most of them are creators or controlers of a sertain element or concept, but there are also gods who are destroyers wile some can be both.

Gore

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

Hinamizawa Syndrome

A terrible disease from the Higurashi series, causing delusions and insanity. Also known as "Oyashiro's Curse", and "being spirited by the demon".

Japanese Festival

Japanese Festivals are referred to in Japan as 'Matsuri'. Festivals can be local affairs or even nationwide holidays. In many ways similar to Fairs in the US.

Jealousy

A feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival).

Karma

Karma is the belief that one's actions influenced the outcome one's life. If the person does bad things, bad things will occur to that person. (Vice Versa with the good things.)

Kawaii

Adorable, cute.

Kidnapping

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

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.

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.

Oni

Oni are creatures from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls. They are popular characters in Japanese art, literature and theater.

Police

The Police are a form of law enforcement officers that work on the local levels. Uniforms are normally in either blue or black.

Pregnancy

A state of a female carrying a fertilized egg in her womb until gestation and a child is born. This entire process takes roughly nine months, and is broken into three-month periods known as trimesters.

Psychological Horror

Psychological Horror is a form of drama that will puzzle the mind and leave you guessing to the end. It relies on the interest level of the viewer, due to it's mental puzzles that can change the plot and make a person question reality.

Psychopaths

People who have no conscious or concept or right and wrong (or do but choose wrong on purpose) and draw pleasure from the harming and even killing of others. They are usually portrayed as being completely heartless and beyond redemption of any kind.

Rivals

Rivals are competitor to someone. Unlike an enemy, rivals could have similar goals but disagree on the process.

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.

Sports

A common theme in many mangas and animes.

Suicide

Suicide is the act of taking ones own life through various means.

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".

The Club (When They Cry)

The club seems to be playing a lot of games. Whether it's a game of Old Maid or a Zombie Tag, there are always penalty games following against the loser. Wearing embarrassing cosplay is most often used penalty.

Torture

Torture is the act of inflicting pain to gain something from a victim. There are no restrictions on what can be gained, but generally it is done to receive a confession, information, or pleasure from harming others.

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.

Unrequited love

A passion or romance for a person where these feelings are not returned by the object of affection. A one-sided love.

Yandere

She'll do anything for love, and she'll kill you if you think otherwise.

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