Wednesday , 27 May 2020

Terminology

Term: Yandere

Yandere a Japanese term for a person who is initially very loving and gentle to someone before their devotion becomes destructive in nature, often through violence. The term is derived from the words yanderu meaning a mental or emotional illness and deredere meaning to show affection. Yandere …

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Term: Weeaboo

Weeaboo Somebody not of Japanese origin who is obsessed with the Japanese culture, to the point they wish to move to Japan. One may be known as a weeaboo for a host of trivial reasons, including sporadic Japanese words such as “Baka” or “Sugoi”, preferring Japanese foods …

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Term: Tsundere

Tsundere The progression of a character personality from cold and hostile to eventually displaying their warm and loving side.

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Term: Tsuzuku

Tsuzuku Literally “to be continued”. Occasionally used at the end of a chapter of manga or an episode of anime when a continuation is to follow.

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Term: Sub

Sub Origination from subtitle, when an anime is kept in its original language, but has subtitles.

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Term: Shonen

Shōnen Lit. “Young man”. Anime and manga intended for the adolescent to teenage male demographic.

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Term: Shojo

Shōjo Lit. “Young woman”. Anime and manga intended for the adolescent to teenage female demographic.

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Term: Seiyu

Seiyū or Seiyu Japanese voice actor. As well as voicing characters in anime, seiyū do the voicing for video games, radio shows, drama CDs, etc.

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Term: Scanlation

Scanlation (also “scanslation”) the scanning, translation and editing of comics from one language into another.

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