Japanese word for cartoon. In the west, it means any form of cartoon made with a distinctive style of animation. Sometimes also used for Manga.Arigatou
Japanese word for “Thank You”.
Japanese word for idiot/fool/stupid.
Japanese word for beautiful girl.
Japanese word for beautiful boy. It is the label used for males found in Manga/Anime whom are feminine.
A human character which represents a cat. Catgirls are characterized by their pointy ears and a tail.
Short for costume play. Involves dressing up as a anime or video game character.
Fan-made manga that is based on official manga/anime. A majority are adult themed.
Short for Ending Music.
A word which stands for pervert (slang). Usually involves mid-erotic content.
When Anime/Manga characters put their hand to their face to give a certain effect that I currently can’t describe.
Sometimes Anime/Manga series will deliberately include some Ecchi content into the series. This is known as fan service.
Stands for fan-made subtitling for anime series. Fansubbing usually involves various different groups, each with their own style of subbing.
Anime characters that have a lot of fur.
Japanese word for foreigner.
Short for Hentai. Please refer to Hentai for more information.
Japanese word for pervert. It has been used to classify Anime related material which involves pornographic material.
Japanese word to describe someone who severely refuses to go out into the daylight.
The Japanese use this word to represent a pop singer, actor or a rising star.
Japanese word for god.
Japanese word for water spirit. Usually depicted in anime as a green frog-like creatures with a lily pad on their head.
A japanese long sword.
Japanese word for cute.
An honorific suffix used to refer to children or teenagers. Used to address a person of inferior status. Usually used for males.
Japanese word for magic.
Japanese for comic. In the west, it stands for any comic book that was made in Japan.
Japanese for comic book artist.
A genre of anime which involves gigantic robots. A good example of this would be the Gundam series.
Japanese word for everyone.
Japanese word for good morning.
Japanese word for demon. Usually depicted with one central horn on forehead.
Short for opening music.
Someone who is obsessed with something. In the west, Otaku generally refers to anime fanboys.
Original Video Animation. These are a series of add-on anime episodes for the TV series.
Japanese word for masterless samurai. Usually a mercenary.
Honorific suffix used to address someone who is older and wiser.
Japanese word for cherry blossom.
Honorific suffix used to address someone of equal status.
Japanese word for voice actor.
Honorific used to address someone of higher status in an organization. May also be used to address someone of higher school status.
Honorific used to address a professional of any field.
Japanese word for soldier.
Genre of anime that is specifically aimed towards girls.
Genre of anime that is specifically aimed towards boys.
Refers to the art style used in various Manga/Anime where the character’s head and body are mispoportioned.
An anime series that is aired weekly on TV.
Genre of anime that involve homosexual males. Usually erotic.
Genre of anime that involve homosexual females. Usually erotic.