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''Terms used by anime fandom (not all of which are real Japanese words). The links on the left lead to definitions of the term. The links to the right go to the more general term, which is where the examples go.''
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[[index]]
[[AC: Anime Demographics]]
* [[ShonenDemographic Shounen]] -> aimed at boys.
* {{Seinen}} -> aimed at 18-40 year old men.
* [[ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]] -> aimed at girls.
* {{Josei}} -> aimed at 18-40 year old women.
* {{Kodomomuke}} -> aimed at younger children, mostly unaffected by the AnimationAgeGhetto.
* Mina -> MultipleDemographicAppeal

[[AC: Anime Genres]]
* {{Hentai}} -> Means "pervert" or "perversion", used by English fans to label porn. (The usual terms in Japanese are "ero-manga" for comics, and "ero-anime" for animation.)
** {{Ecchi}} -> The [[GratuitousEnglish moonspeak]] pronunciation of the English letter "H", which, in Japan is a catch-all term for naughty stuff, but in the west usually refers to {{Fanservice}}-heavy, but non-explicit anime and manga.
* JidaiGeki -> Historical drama, usually feudal Japan.
* MagicalGirl (Mahou Shoujo) -> Young female superheroes, often an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, gain powers and fight evil.
* {{Mecha}} -> Referring to the genre and many subgenres of robot shows as well as the robots that star in them. Usually divided into two categories.
** RealRobot: Mecha Anime the usually runs on [[MohsScaleofScienceFictionHardness 'hard' science]], or at the very least [[RealityEnsues a general adherence to what would happen in real life]]. Hard specs for mechs are common, as are darker themes. (Examples include most iterations of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS'', ''CodeGeass'', etc.)
** SuperRobot: Hard specs are usually thrown out the window in favor of RuleOfCool, RuleOfDrama, and other such "soft" science like powering your robot with [[ThePowerOfLove love]], [[HotBlooded courage]], [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]], or, in a pinch, [[ThePowerOfRock high velocity music]]. Generally LighterAndSofter, though not always. (Examples include ''MazingerZ'', ''GaoGaiGar'', ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', and the like.)
* {{Netorare}} -> A genre involving the {{Cuckold}} trope.

[[AC:Character Types]]
* {{Bishoujo}} -> An attractive girl or woman.
* {{Bokukko}} -> A {{Tomboy}} that refers to herself with the masculine JapanesePronouns.
* {{Dandere}} -> ShrinkingViolet
* {{Dojikko}} -> CuteClumsyGirl
* GenkiGirl -> Genki means "energetic". ''Very'' energetic.
* {{Kawaiiko}} -> Little-girl cuteness personified, to TastesLikeDiabetes and beyond
* [[BastardBoyfriend Kichiku]] -> Sexy, sadistic boyfriend
* [[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend Kichiku Megane]] -> Sexy, sadistic boyfriend with hot little glasses
* {{Kuudere}} -> A SugarAndIcePersonality, icy with a sugary interior.
* {{Megane}} -> Boys with glasses, for glasses-fetish fangirls. Available in several flavours.
* {{Meganekko}} -> Literally "Glasses Girl", mixed with a good dose of {{Moe}}; unlike the [[TheGlassesGottaGo western stereotype]], the glasses are essential to her attractiveness.
* {{Moe}} -> Tooth-achingly cute and {{Woobie}}ish, which some apparently find very sexy.
* {{Seme}} -> The dominant male partner in a {{yaoi}} story.
* {{Tsundere}} -> She says she's [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend not your girlfriend]], but she alternates between swooning over you, sulking at you and [[MegatonPunch dishing out]] [[ArmorPiercingSlap physical]] [[HyperspaceMallet abuse]].
* [[SourOutsideSadInside Tsunshun]]-> Acts rude and haughty, but in reality is very depressed and probably lonely.
* {{Uke}} -> The submissive male partner in a {{yaoi}} story.
* {{Yandere}} -> She loves you. She really does. She just has a peculiar way [[AxeCrazy of]] [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon showing]] [[PsychoSupporter it.]]
* [[CuteAndPsycho Yangire]] -> Cute but [[AxCrazy insanely]] [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon homicidal]] girl. Non-romantic.

[[AC: Fandom Terms]]
* {{Baka}}: Just the Japanese word for "dummy."
* BoysLoveNotes: Contains a list of fanspeak terms commonly used in {{Yaoi}}.
* CosplayOtakuGirl - A girl who ''really'' likes to play dress-up.
* [[RailEnthusiast Densha Otaku]] - A major fan of trains.
* {{Doujinshi}} -> Fan comics and fanzines; FanFic elevated to its own cottage industry in Japan.
** DoujinSoft -> A sub-genre of doujinshi with self-published video games made by indie Japanese game developers; Often considered as fan games as some doujin circles creates games based around popular franchises, although there are some original works as well.
* [[YaoiFangirl Fujoshi]] -> The stereotypical female {{yaoi}} fan. Literally means 'rotten girl'. See also YuriFan.
* {{Kawaisa}} -> Japanese cuteness
* {{Lolicon}} -> A person romantically or sexually attracted to young or young-looking girls (most commonly fictional, even InUniverse). Sometimes used more in a big-brother or big-sister kind of way. ''Loli'' usually refers ''to'' a young-ish girl instead. Also refers to the genre of media [[TargetAudience aimed at]] such people.
* [[TrueCompanions Nakama]]: A group of mostly unrelated people that have bonded into something like a family. Not used that way in Japan.
* OccidentalOtaku - AffectionateParody of non-Japanese fans of Japanese stuff.
* {{Otaku}} -> Hardcore nerd. English anime fans adopted the term to refer to themselves, but it is ''not'' a compliment in Japan.
* OtakuOClock -> the {{Watershed}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}} - Flat-chested character, normally always that of a girl's chest. Is also known as DFC (Delicious Flat Chest) on {{Image boards}}.
* {{Shotacon}} -> A person romantically or sexually attracted to young or young-looking boys (most commonly fictional, even InUniverse). Sometimes used more in a big-brother or big-sister kind of way. ''Shota'' usually refers ''to'' a young-ish boy instead. Also refers to the genre of media [[TargetAudience aimed at]] such people.
* TakahashiCouple -> BelligerentSexualTension
* ZettaiRyouiki -> thigh-high socks fetish

[[/index]]
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''Terms used by anime fandom (not all of which are real Japanese words). The links on the left lead to definitions of the term. The links to the right go to the more general term, which is where the examples go.''
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[[index]]
[[AC: Anime Demographics]]
* [[ShonenDemographic Shounen]] -> aimed at boys.
* {{Seinen}} -> aimed at 18-40 year old men.
* [[ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]] -> aimed at girls.
* {{Josei}} -> aimed at 18-40 year old women.
* {{Kodomomuke}} -> aimed at younger children, mostly unaffected by the AnimationAgeGhetto.
* Mina -> MultipleDemographicAppeal

[[AC: Anime Genres]]
* {{Hentai}} -> Means "pervert" or "perversion", used by English fans to label porn. (The usual terms in Japanese are "ero-manga" for comics, and "ero-anime" for animation.)
** {{Ecchi}} -> The [[GratuitousEnglish moonspeak]] pronunciation of the English letter "H", which, in Japan is a catch-all term for naughty stuff, but in the west usually refers to {{Fanservice}}-heavy, but non-explicit anime and manga.
* JidaiGeki -> Historical drama, usually feudal Japan.
* MagicalGirl (Mahou Shoujo) -> Young female superheroes, often an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, gain powers and fight evil.
* {{Mecha}} -> Referring to the genre and many subgenres of robot shows as well as the robots that star in them. Usually divided into two categories.
** RealRobot: Mecha Anime the usually runs on [[MohsScaleofScienceFictionHardness 'hard' science]], or at the very least [[RealityEnsues a general adherence to what would happen in real life]]. Hard specs for mechs are common, as are darker themes. (Examples include most iterations of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS'', ''CodeGeass'', etc.)
** SuperRobot: Hard specs are usually thrown out the window in favor of RuleOfCool, RuleOfDrama, and other such "soft" science like powering your robot with [[ThePowerOfLove love]], [[HotBlooded courage]], [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship]], or, in a pinch, [[ThePowerOfRock high velocity music]]. Generally LighterAndSofter, though not always. (Examples include ''MazingerZ'', ''GaoGaiGar'', ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'', ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', and the like.)
* {{Netorare}} -> A genre involving the {{Cuckold}} trope.

[[AC:Character Types]]
* {{Bishoujo}} -> An attractive girl or woman.
* {{Bokukko}} -> A {{Tomboy}} that refers to herself with the masculine JapanesePronouns.
* {{Dandere}} -> ShrinkingViolet
* {{Dojikko}} -> CuteClumsyGirl
* GenkiGirl -> Genki means "energetic". ''Very'' energetic.
* {{Kawaiiko}} -> Little-girl cuteness personified, to TastesLikeDiabetes and beyond
* [[BastardBoyfriend Kichiku]] -> Sexy, sadistic boyfriend
* [[BespectacledBastardBoyfriend Kichiku Megane]] -> Sexy, sadistic boyfriend with hot little glasses
* {{Kuudere}} -> A SugarAndIcePersonality, icy with a sugary interior.
* {{Megane}} -> Boys with glasses, for glasses-fetish fangirls. Available in several flavours.
* {{Meganekko}} -> Literally "Glasses Girl", mixed with a good dose of {{Moe}}; unlike the [[TheGlassesGottaGo western stereotype]], the glasses are essential to her attractiveness.
* {{Moe}} -> Tooth-achingly cute and {{Woobie}}ish, which some apparently find very sexy.
* {{Seme}} -> The dominant male partner in a {{yaoi}} story.
* {{Tsundere}} -> She says she's [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend not your girlfriend]], but she alternates between swooning over you, sulking at you and [[MegatonPunch dishing out]] [[ArmorPiercingSlap physical]] [[HyperspaceMallet abuse]].
* [[SourOutsideSadInside Tsunshun]]-> Acts rude and haughty, but in reality is very depressed and probably lonely.
* {{Uke}} -> The submissive male partner in a {{yaoi}} story.
* {{Yandere}} -> She loves you. She really does. She just has a peculiar way [[AxeCrazy of]] [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon showing]] [[PsychoSupporter it.]]
* [[CuteAndPsycho Yangire]] -> Cute but [[AxCrazy insanely]] [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon homicidal]] girl. Non-romantic.

[[AC: Fandom Terms]]
* {{Baka}}: Just the Japanese word for "dummy."
* BoysLoveNotes: Contains a list of fanspeak terms commonly used in {{Yaoi}}.
* CosplayOtakuGirl - A girl who ''really'' likes to play dress-up.
* [[RailEnthusiast Densha Otaku]] - A major fan of trains.
* {{Doujinshi}} -> Fan comics and fanzines; FanFic elevated to its own cottage industry in Japan.
** DoujinSoft -> A sub-genre of doujinshi with self-published video games made by indie Japanese game developers; Often considered as fan games as some doujin circles creates games based around popular franchises, although there are some original works as well.
* [[YaoiFangirl Fujoshi]] -> The stereotypical female {{yaoi}} fan. Literally means 'rotten girl'. See also YuriFan.
* {{Kawaisa}} -> Japanese cuteness
* {{Lolicon}} -> A person romantically or sexually attracted to young or young-looking girls (most commonly fictional, even InUniverse). Sometimes used more in a big-brother or big-sister kind of way. ''Loli'' usually refers ''to'' a young-ish girl instead. Also refers to the genre of media [[TargetAudience aimed at]] such people.
* [[TrueCompanions Nakama]]: A group of mostly unrelated people that have bonded into something like a family. Not used that way in Japan.
* OccidentalOtaku - AffectionateParody of non-Japanese fans of Japanese stuff.
* {{Otaku}} -> Hardcore nerd. English anime fans adopted the term to refer to themselves, but it is ''not'' a compliment in Japan.
* OtakuOClock -> the {{Watershed}}
* UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}} - Flat-chested character, normally always that of a girl's chest. Is also known as DFC (Delicious Flat Chest) on {{Image boards}}.
* {{Shotacon}} -> A person romantically or sexually attracted to young or young-looking boys (most commonly fictional, even InUniverse). Sometimes used more in a big-brother or big-sister kind of way. ''Shota'' usually refers ''to'' a young-ish boy instead. Also refers to the genre of media [[TargetAudience aimed at]] such people.
* TakahashiCouple -> BelligerentSexualTension
* ZettaiRyouiki -> thigh-high socks fetish

[[/index]]
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3rd Apr '14 9:11:08 PM Seraphine
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* JidaiGeki -> Historical drama, usualy feudal Japan.

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* JidaiGeki -> Historical drama, usualy usually feudal Japan.
24th Feb '14 5:21:20 AM NativeJovian
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* [[HumongousMecha Mecha]] -> Referring to the genre and many subgenres of giant robot shows as well as the giant robots that star in them. Usually divided into two categories.

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* [[HumongousMecha Mecha]] {{Mecha}} -> Referring to the genre and many subgenres of giant robot shows as well as the giant robots that star in them. Usually divided into two categories.
19th Nov '13 6:20:16 PM thesunisup
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* {{Lolicon}} -> A person romantically or sexually attracted to young or young-looking girls (most commonly fictional, even InUniverse). Sometimes used more in a big-brother or big-sister kind of way. ''Loli'' usually refers ''to'' a young-ish girl instead.

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* {{Lolicon}} -> A person romantically or sexually attracted to young or young-looking girls (most commonly fictional, even InUniverse). Sometimes used more in a big-brother or big-sister kind of way. ''Loli'' usually refers ''to'' a young-ish girl instead. Also refers to the genre of media [[TargetAudience aimed at]] such people.



* {{Shotacon}} -> A person romantically or sexually attracted to young or young-looking boys (most commonly fictional, even InUniverse). Sometimes used more in a big-brother or big-sister kind of way. ''Shota'' usually refers ''to'' a young-ish boy instead.

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* {{Shotacon}} -> A person romantically or sexually attracted to young or young-looking boys (most commonly fictional, even InUniverse). Sometimes used more in a big-brother or big-sister kind of way. ''Shota'' usually refers ''to'' a young-ish boy instead. Also refers to the genre of media [[TargetAudience aimed at]] such people.
17th Sep '13 2:12:19 PM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Netorare}} -> A genre involving the {{Cuckold}} trope.
18th Aug '13 3:40:37 PM Kaizerreich
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* {{Lolicon}}

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* {{Lolicon}}{{Lolicon}} -> A person romantically or sexually attracted to young or young-looking girls (most commonly fictional, even InUniverse). Sometimes used more in a big-brother or big-sister kind of way. ''Loli'' usually refers ''to'' a young-ish girl instead.



* {{Shotacon}}

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* {{Shotacon}} {{Shotacon}} -> A person romantically or sexually attracted to young or young-looking boys (most commonly fictional, even InUniverse). Sometimes used more in a big-brother or big-sister kind of way. ''Shota'' usually refers ''to'' a young-ish boy instead.
14th Apr '13 2:14:02 PM nombretomado
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** RealRobot: Mecha Anime the usually runs on [[MohsScaleofScienceFictionHardness 'hard' science]], or at the very least [[RealityEnsues a general adherence to what would happen in real life]]. Hard specs for mechs are common, as are darker themes. (Examples include most iterations of ''{{Gundam}}'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS'', ''CodeGeass'', etc.)

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** RealRobot: Mecha Anime the usually runs on [[MohsScaleofScienceFictionHardness 'hard' science]], or at the very least [[RealityEnsues a general adherence to what would happen in real life]]. Hard specs for mechs are common, as are darker themes. (Examples include most iterations of ''{{Gundam}}'', ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'', ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''ArmoredTrooperVOTOMS'', ''CodeGeass'', etc.)
15th Mar '13 1:58:41 PM JIKTV
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* {{Tsunshun}} -> Acts rude and haughty, but in reality is very depressed and probably lonely.

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* {{Tsunshun}} -> [[SourOutsideSadInside Tsunshun]]-> Acts rude and haughty, but in reality is very depressed and probably lonely.
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