By Sabrina Murray
Anime: Short for animation, normally only used with Japanese animation.
OVA: A shorter version of an anime or a special.
Manga: A term used for Japanese comics.
Doujinshi: Mangas that were drawn by a fan.
Fanart: Artwork drawn by a fan of a certain anime.
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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.
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.