Monday, January 14, 2013

Anime Terms for new people

Anime Terms
By Sabrina Murray

Anime: Short for animation, normally only used with Japanese animation.

Japanamation: Another term for anime.

OVA: A shorter version of an anime or a special.

Manga: A term used for Japanese comics.

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Tankobon: The Manga version of an OVA. Normally called graphic novels.

Doujinshi: Mangas that were drawn by a fan.

Fanart: Artwork drawn by a fan of a certain anime.

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Fanfic: Stories or mangas written by a fan.

Fansub: An anime that was subtitled or dubbed by a fan of the anime for others to watch. This is normally done when an anime is just released in Japan.

Cosplay: This is a term used for people who 'costume play.' This is very popular thing to do in the anime community. It is a way to dress up and have fun while meeting other fans as well.

Otaku: These are die hard fans.

Hentai: An adult form of anime. These are normally sexually explicit or very violent.

Mecha: A term used in an anime that involves robots or mechanical things. Its meaning is robot anime.


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