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Offline Kakashi

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Manga and Anime Vocabulary
« on: October 28, 2010, 05:37:49 AM »
I thought having a Manga and Anime Vocabulary can help everyone, specially those who has just started liking Manga and Anime. Plz post , suggest any word related to Manga or Anime. If would be great if you can provide the meaning too if you suggest a word.



Josei Manga - Josei manga target more mature women. It is the female equivalent to Seinen manga.

manhua Manga - Manhua is the Chinese term for manga.

manhwa - Manwha is the Korean term for manga and denotes series that were published in Korea.

Mecha manga - Mecha manga center around robots. Usually big war Robots.

Seinen manga - Seinen manga is meant for a more mature male audience.

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Re: Manga and Anime Vocabulary
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 08:51:01 AM »
Eroge-adult american manga :  ;D :D

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Re: Manga and Anime Vocabulary
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 03:54:37 AM »
Ah, yes, I get to cover the deres.

>-dere: a type of love or show of affection.
>Deredere: a character type in which the character is bubbly and often nice to everyone, particularly so to their love interest.
>Tsundere: a character type in which the character tends to be rough around the edges and often in harsh denial of their feelings, especially towards love interest, which may manifest in violence towards said love interest.
>Yandere: a character type in which the character is obsessed with their love interest, and despite being generally sweet on the outside, their obsession turns them rather psychotic.
>>Yangire: similar to yandere, except that instead of obsession with a love interest, this character will simply fly off the handle and become violent seemingly unpredictably. There may or may not be a clear trigger for this.
>Himedere: a character type in which the character would like to be treated like a princess, generally used for females specifically. Tends to be fairly stuck up. The male variant is Oujidere.
>Kamidere: a step up from hime/oujodere. This character wants to be treated like a god(dess). [[Edit: or simply believes that their word is or should be law of the world, and that they are always/should always be right. It's never "their fault" for anything, in a sense.]]
>Dandere: a character type in which the character is generally seen as quiet, often in a sweet way. Usually will open up more to love interest and show that sweet side.
>Kuudere: a character type in which the character generally acts "cool", or more or less like they couldn't give a damn if they tried, except that, in the case of their love interest, they're actually just good at hiding the fact that they do. Sometimes they still may not care, though.
>Mayadere: a character type in which the character started off as an antagonist and instead joins the main protagonist party, usually out of love interest for one of the members. Tends to make jokes along the lines of "Ah, I'll kill you eventually," although due to their feelings, they likely won't. Maybe.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2017, 10:56:34 PM by MahluaandMilk »
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Re: Manga and Anime Vocabulary
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2016, 02:52:22 PM »
I guess I'll add some more to this because why not lmao.

>Megane: glasses or glasses character.
>Meido: another term for maid or maid culture.
>Shitsuji: the male equivalent of maid, that is, butler. Butler Cafes are also a thing in Japan, after all.
>Kenomomimi: a human with attributes of an animal, not to be confused with a furry, which is an animal with human characteristics. Most notably Kenomomimi usually only have the ears and tail of the creature they're attributed to.
>>Nekomimi/Neko: Neko, meaning cat, when combined with kenomomimi idea, becames what is known as a nekomimi, or a person with cat ears and/or tail.
>>Inumimi/Inu: Similar to above, except with "dog" instead of "cat".
>>Kitsunemimi/Kitsune: Same except "fox."
There are other -mimis, but let's just go with those three for now.
>Hikkikomori: Kind of like the Japanese equivalent of a hermit, but it's got some cultural backing to it. In Japan, the societal and family pressures often cause some people to socially "snap", as it were, and they become very withdrawn, often hardly going to school or leaving their residence. Usually this overlaps with being obsessive or an otaku.
>Ganguro: A style inspired, don't quote me on this, I think by some Japanese pornstar who later became an idol. Usually expressed by dark skin, blonde hair, white make-up, and I guess something like a Valley Girl shtick? That's probably a little culturally insensitive...
>Lolita Fashion: I honestly have no idea how and when it began, but it's like a Japanese take on cutesy, almost Victorian doll style dress personified. It has various subcultures, such as Sweet Lolita, Gothic Lolita, and even into things like Pirate and Qi Lolita. It's got about as many subcategories as "Goth" in general, and they even overlap, as mentioned.

Guess that'll do for now. Dunno who's actually looking over this stuff, but eh.
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Re: Manga and Anime Vocabulary
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2016, 12:44:50 PM »
How about Meanings for Ecchi and Hentai ? :)

Also there are other words like Gore, Loli etc

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Re: Manga and Anime Vocabulary
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2016, 01:08:45 PM »
Ecchi literally means "naughty", in the pevy sense, and hentai, derivative of the root hen, meaning weird, is a word generally used in anime to denote porn. Gore speaks for itself, while guro refers to the sexualization of body horror, usually.

Loli, or lolita, generally refers to a little girl, generally before puberty, and the male variant is called shota. Here would be a good time to go on about the suffix -con, but I hurt my hand or something yesterday, so I'm typing with my non-dominant hand only and it's quite frustrating.
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Re: Manga and Anime Vocabulary
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2016, 02:05:49 AM »
Ah good information ! But I noticed Japanese people use word Hentai than word Ecchi. Ecchi is more like internationally recognize word for naughty or fan service type things.

Good thread. keep this one alive plz.

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Re: Manga and Anime Vocabulary
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2017, 07:50:42 PM »
I haven't added to this in a little bit, but a discussion with my friends made me realize that I happen to know way more of these porny terms than perhaps necessary.

>Yuri: it translates to "lily" but also is slang term for lesbian, usually in the sense of erotica.
>Yaoi: from my research, it is commonly believed to have been an acronym of "yamete, oshiri itai", or "stop, my ass hurts", and refers to gay erotica.
>Bara: translates to "rose" but also is a slang term for a gay man, usually similar to what westerners might call "bears". It can also refer to a type of male/male relationship erotica written for gay men rather than the unusually high audience of women who partake in yaoi. I'm not sure, however, if they have another word for "twink"...although I guess the bishounen nature of yaoi is close enough. On that note:
>Bishounen: translates to "pretty boy" or "beautiful boy" and is often associated with shoujo art styles, but also can simply refer to an attractive male, generally deemed as such by a female audience.
>Bishoujo: translates to "pretty girl" or "beautiful girl" and is the gender opposite of bishounen.
>Seme: in the yaoi community, usually, although I've seen it spread across all boards and fandoms, refers to the more "man" of a relationship in the sense of being the dominant, or in yaoi/hentai media, the pitcher.
>Uke: similar to Seme in use and spread, but refering generally to the "woman" in a relationship, as in the submissive or catcher.
>Neko: translation: cat. Similar to uke, although used with women. It's not exactly a "sub" in a yuri, but more among the lines of a femme, something like a lipstick lesbian. The association here is a little skewed as for a matter of gender roles and cultural views regarding the differences of homosexual men versus homosexual women in Japan and in the West. Because of that, this term is used far, far less than uke.
>Tachi: translation: sword. Similar to seme like neko is to uke, but tends to refer to a butch or a "dom" in yuri. For the same reasons, it is also used far, far less than seme.

Dunno if that really helps anybody, outside of the trivia knowledge of neko/tachi.
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