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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.

Big Boobs

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

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.

Delinquents

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

Fortune Telling

A fortune teller is a person with divine or magical powers who can tell various bits of personal information about an unknown person. She/he can tell the future, more often she/he can see one of many potential futures. Sometimes objects like tarot cards, tea leaves, crystal balls are used to assist the fortune teller in his/her reading.

Hermaphrodite

A hermaphrodite is a being which possesses both male and female reproductive organs.

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.

Hypnosis

To influence or control someone using hypnosis.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Revealing Attire

A concept where characters wear revealing or risque clothing.

Rivals

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

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.

Sexually Aggressive Females

Assertive, confident females who take the initiative with sex and don't take "NO!" for an answer.

Sexually Insatiable Females

Kinky female characters in anime, manga and hentai who have an insatiable appetite for sex.

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.

Witches

A female sorcerer or magician.

Yakuza

The Yakuza are crime syndicates of Japan. Members are often marked with elaborate tattoos.

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