Yu-Gi-Oh! Concepts

Yu-Gi-Oh! is a franchise comprised of 3 movies, 7 anime series, 7 manga series
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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.

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.

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'"

Best Friends

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.

Brothers

Male characters that share the same parents.

Cats

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

Censorship And Localization

The history of anime censorship largely involves the early anime releases and the question of their place in the larger media model.

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.

Child Prodigy

A child who is on the same ability level as an older person. This can include things such as skipping grades or talent at an instrument.

Childishness

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

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.

Comedy

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

Cosplay

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

Crazy Anime Hair

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

Cross-Dressing

The act of wearing clothes commonly associated with the opposite gender.

Crossover

A concept where several characters from different, separate stories and series meet up.

Crying

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

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.

Dark Signer

Dark Signer are the evil counterpart of the Signer

Date

Going on a date with...

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.

Destiny

The belief of predetermined events.

Dinosaur

A group of animals that went extinct 65 million years ago. They often appear in or influenced various manga/anime.

Doppelgänger

A double or look-alike of another person.

Dragons

A legendary creature that is typically reptilian, that can fly and can breathe fire and sometimes ice.

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.

Dreams & Nightmares

The imaginary events that goes on in your head when you are asleep. In some anime's they can bring important messages or to haunt a person.

Duel Monsters

The game played in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise

Energy Blast

A character can harness their power and shoot energy-based projectiles from their body.

Evil

The philosophical idea of the opposition of good. Some believe it is the opposite of good while others consider it a misguided attempt of good.

Explosion

Explosions are featured in a wide array of anime/manga, created from various weapons/attacks.

False Friends

Translation problems between two languages or cultures.

Filler

Something that isn't from the manga. Could be characters, episodes, and so forth.

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.

Fullbring

Fullbring is an ability that humans can use to communicate with the souls of inanimate object and manipulate them.

Games

There is a particular genre of anime, usually shounen, devoted entirely to the playing of various games, such as mahjongg, Go, etc. These anime may also be tie-ins for CCGs.

Giant Monster

An enormous creature generally the size of a building or larger. Giant Monster is also a popular theme in Japanese anime and horror, with Godzilla as it's most iconic example.

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.

Hacker

Someone skilled with computers who is able to break into secure programs and alter them. A hacker's motives vary, some do it for malicious reasons, some for heroic ones, and others just for fun.

Hater

A hater is a person with an intense dislike of something or someone for no reasons other than a desire to intensely dislike something and/or jealousy.

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.

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