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    Default Otaku Terminology Dictionary

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    -2channel/2ch: Japanese internet forum.
    -4th wall/Breaking the 4th wall: when a character acknowledges the fact that they are fictional.


    A
    -Ahoge: 「あほげ」[ah-ho-geh] Literally means “foolish/stupid hair.” Refers to a length of hair that sticks out from the top of the head of an anime or manga character. It is not to be confused with hair antennae.
    Examples of characters with ahoge include Edward Elric from “Fullmetal Alchemist” and Konata from “Lucky Star.
    -Akihabara: 「秋葉原」[ah-kee-hah-bah-rah] Also known as “Akiba” it is the “electric town” of Japan and is one of the largest areas in the world for electronics, games, and otaku merchandise.
    -Akiba-kei: 「アキバケイ」[ah-kee-bah-kay] Literally means “Akihabara style.” Refers to young men or women who spend much of their time in Akihabara. Can also be used to refer to otaku in general.
    -AMV: or Animated/Anime Music Video. A type of unofficial music video (fan created), to popular Anime and Music that are usually edited to sync the video clips with the chosen music or sound clips. A popular, and one of my favorite, examples would be AMV Hell.
    -AMV Hell: Internet phenomenon. A series of five AMVs, parodying commercials, movies, and anime. The most well known is "AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture", an hour long.
    -Aniki: big brother, usually used by thugs or gangsters.
    -Anime: A style of animation developed in Japan, characterized by stylized colorful art and often adult themes.
    -Aniparo Literally, "anime parody"—anime characters being used by fans in a parodic way
    -Ansatsuken: Literally "assassination fist", is a Japanese neologism used frequently in fictional works to describe any martial art style or fighting technique that has been developed with the purpose of killing an opponent.
    -Arigatou: thank you
    -Aishiteru: i love you


    B
    -Baba: Old woman, grandma or wise.
    -Bakemono: Monster
    -Bara: also known as the wasei-eigo construction "Mens' Love" or ML, is a Japanese jargon term for a genre of art and fictional media that focuses on male same-sex love and desire, usually created by and for gay men.
    -Baka: Idiot/Moron/Fool
    -Bijin: Beautiful person (woman)
    -Bishojo: Opposite of Bishonen, beautiful female heartthrob character, usually in a Shojo-genre manga.
    -Bishonen: Male heartthrob character, usually in a Shojo-genre manga.
    -BL: Boy's Love
    -(blank): Advanced honorific, when an honorific is left out, it shows the speaker has permission to address the person in such a way, this is usually only between families and the closest of friends, it shows the highest form of honor, however, when permission has not been granted, it can be highly disrespectful.
    -"[Blank] never exsisted": A common phrase used when a off shoot or season of a show is so bad that you wish it never existed. Ex. The second season of Minami-Ke was never made. Ex. 2 The 4 kids version of ANY anime was never made, rumors have around but they never popped up. O_O NEVER!
    -Boke: receives most of the verbal and physical abuse from the "smart" tsukkomi because of the boke's misunderstandings and slip-ups.
    -Boku no Pico: A show you should NEVER EVER WATCH! NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE TELLS YOU!
    -Bozu: Honorific, literally meaning 'kid'.
    -Bushido: The code of honor and conduct of the Japanese Samurai.

    C
    -Chibi: A big-headed, small-bodied version of a person which is general very adorable.
    -Chissu/Chiwassu: Japanese slang for "Whats'up" or "Hello."
    -Cosplay: Litterally meaning 'Costume-Play'. When someone dresses up as a character from an anime, manga or video game.
    -Crack Shipping: often used in fan fiction or role playing that pairs two people pairing from different fandom universes into a romantic relationship. This can be anything from a tv show, video game, or a book. (See "Shipping").
    -Crossplay:a blend of the words crossdress and cosplay. It refers to people that dress up as characters of the opposite gender.

    D
    -Daisuki:(大好き) sort of means huge like. This is similar to Daikazoku (大家族)
    This also applies to kirai(嫌い) and daikirai (ダイキライ), which is also an adjective.
    -Dandere: Quiet girl characters, because they are shy.
    -Desu: A short Japanese word that links a noun and verb, literally translated as "it is." Image boards have taken this as a meme, often repeating "desu desu desu," for various reasons, including to tease the newbies or stubbornly persist in an argument.
    -De wa: Well then...
    -Doujinshi: self-published Japanese works, usually magazines, manga or novels.
    -Douitashimashite: You're welcome.

    E
    -Ecchi: Describes someone who is perverted.
    -Eroge: is a Japanese video or computer game that features erotic content, usually in the form of anime-style artwork.
    -Eyecatch: is a scene or illustration used to begin and end a commercial break in a Japanese TV program, especially in anime and tokusatsu shows, similar to how "bumpers" into/out of commercial breaks are used in the United States. The term is used, in Japan, to refer to all kinds of bumpers.

    F
    -Fandub: (not to be confused with a fansub) is a fan-made dub or redub of a production, typically completely altering dialogues, story plots and personalities of protagonists in a funny way (frequently referred to as ?fundub? or "Abridged Series").
    -Fanservice: explicitly refers to material that is designed to amuse or excite the audience with sexually-derived content. Excessive content is usually considered gratuitous regardless of its justification in relation to the narrative in which it takes place.
    -Fansub: (short for fan-subtitled) is a version of a foreign film or foreign television program which has been translated by fans and subtitled into a language other than that of the original.
    -Fujoshi: Fujoshi (腐女子?, lit. "rotten girl") is a pejorative Japanese term for female fans of manga and novels that feature romantic relationships between men.
    -Futoshi: A female Otaku that is obsessed with shounen ai or yaoi the most and can be quite the pervert!
    -Futanari: Literally referring to one thing holding the shapes/properties of two different things. A hermaphrodite. In the otaku(?) world, futanari can be considered as a genre name (similiar to yuri or yaoi), most often used to refer to to 18+ ero products featuring explicit acts between female characters, with at least one of them possessing the male organ.

    G
    -Gaiden: means "side story" or "tale", used to refer to an anecdote or supplementary biography of a person.
    -Galge (Bishōjo game): or "gal game", is "a type of Japanese video game centered around interactions with attractive anime-style girls".
    -Genderplay Crossplay: a costumed gender performance which plays with or parodies traditional gender roles, perceptions and issues by intentionally presenting a confusing gender identity.
    -Gijinka: A Chibi-Like person who looks like an animal or creature, for example, a pokemon.
    -Glomp: A sweet, pouncing hug.
    -Gochisosama-deshita: means 'Thank you' but only to your host when leaving a restaurant or bar (it literally means 'I was spoiled' as in having received food and drink).
    -Gokigenyou: "How do you do?" (It's more of an upper-class/formal greeting)
    -Gomen/Gomenasai: Gomenasai and sumimasen both mean "excuse me" or "im sorry" only in a different sense. "Gomenasai" is an "excuse me I appear to have carelessly driven my car into your living room" whereas "sumimasen" is more a "could you please move out of the way so I can drive your car into living room" kind of excuse me.
    -Goshujinsama: addressing a man with high respect.

    H
    -Hai: "yes" or "okay" ; Contrary to popular usage and belief, Hai does not mean "Hello" in any sense. Please stop using it as such.
    -Harem: An Anime/Manga story featuring multiple girl characters and generaly a single guy character.
    -Haruhi Suzumiya: The god(ess) of all otaku, she has the power to create and destroy worlds at her own will, though she doesn't know it yet
    -Hashi: Chopsticks (it can also mean "bridge")
    -Hatsune Miku/Miku:One of the first digital diva's. She is one of the original vocaliods and is arguably the most popular. She has spawned her own video game and has headlined her own concerts.
    -Hanaji/Hanadzi: Nosebleed
    -Henshin: The Japanese word for "transformation," literally meaning, "to change or transform the body."
    -Hentai: is a Japanese word that, in the West, is used when referring to sexually explicit or pornographic comics and animation, particularly those of Japanese origin such as anime, manga and computer games. In Japan it can be used to mean "metamorphosis" or "abnormality". The word "hentai" has a negative connotation to the Japanese and is commonly used to mean "sexually perverted".
    -Hikikomori: literally "pulling away, being confined", i.e., "acute social withdrawal", is a Japanese term to refer to the phenomenon of reclusive people who have chosen to withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement because of various personal and social factors in their lives. The term hikikomori refers to both the sociological phenomenon in general as well as to people belonging to this societal group.
    -Hinamizawa Syndrome: a psychological disease found in Hinamizawa. It can cause anxiety and paranoia which can force the person to commit strange and violent acts, including suicide.
    -Hokuto: North

    I
    -Itadakimasu: Generaly said before a meal, meaning 'thank you for the food'.
    -Itai: Painful
    -Ittai: Basically saying,"What on earth?!"
    -Itasha: Literally "painmobile", is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female.
    -Ittekimasu: "I'm leaving" used when leaving your home for whatever reason, it literally means "I'll go and come back", can be used elsewhere too if you intend to come back.
    -Itterasshai: Response to "ittekimasu" it literally means "please go and come back".
    -Iyada: No way, not a chance

    J
    -Ja ne: see you later (Can also use "Ja").
    -Jirai wo Funda (Stepped on a mine): An expression that you use when you bought a game (or DVD, or whatever) that you thought it was going to be great (whether by means of pre-sale hype or by looking at the pretty pictures), but it turned out to be a dud.
    -Jitsu wa: Actually
    -Josei: Usually refers to more adult women's books. Usually being more realistic and have a much harsher tone to romance unlike the upbeat tone that shojo usually takes. Ex: Honey and Clover (Love is so depressing in that show and I love it!)

    K
    -Kaeru: Go home/Return Home
    Kaeru- mashou: Let us go home/Let us return home
    -Kaidan: Ghost stories (It also means stairs)
    -Kaji: Fire (It also means housework/chores)
    -Ken- Sword/ Fist
    -Kirei: Pretty, beautiful/clean, tidy.
    -Kawaii: literally meaning: cute.
    -Kao-gei: Weird facial expressions, in which many people in the English speaking world would use the term "emo-facials."
    -Kaku Jirai (Nuclear Mine): Same meaning as a normal mine, but a hell-of-a-lot worse.
    -Kakkoi: A Japanese word, usually referring to a male character who has a "cool" look and demeanor
    -Kimo-ota: is short for "kimoi otaku" which means "disgusting otaku".
    -Kimochi: 'Feeling', 'Mood' or 'Sensation'
    -Kimochi ii (気持ちいい): Good Feeling
    -Kimoi: Slang for Kimochi warui; Gross, disgusting feeling.
    -Kimochi warui: Bad feeling
    -Kimono: Much like a Yukata. A dressing gown-like outfit traditionally worn for festivals.
    -Konbanwa: Good evening.
    -Konnichiwa: Good afternoon, popular day greeting like hi/hello.
    -Kouhai: Basic honorific, usually used between members of school when referring to an underclassmen.
    -Konata Izumi: True otaku, completely obsessed with anime, manga and video games, very short for her age.
    -Kuro-rekishi("Dark History"): Something that is so bad, it is never discussed or brought up again as it never happened. The term has also encompassed to anything that should be put under the rug, never to be spoken of again.
    -Kuudere: Refers to a completely cold character, one who shows no emotions until she reaches the "dere" stage.
    -KY: Shortcut for "Kuuki Yome." Basically it means a person who doesn't see/understand/read the situation or how other feel. For example, the two main characters are having a serious conversation when suddenly the comic relief character barges in with something stupid to say.

    L
    -Light Novel: The term "light novel" is a wasei-eigo, or a Japanese term formed from words in the English language. Light novels are often called ranobe or rainobe. They are typically not more than 40-50,000 words long (the shorter ones being equivalent to a novella in US publishing terms), usually published in bunkobon size, and are often illustrated.
    -Loli: Underage (Usually 12 or younger) female characters.
    -Lolicon: Someone with a Lolita Complex.
    -Lolita Complex: An (often sexual) attraction to young girls.

    M
    -"M" : Masochist, the M in S&M
    -MMD: Acronym for Miku Miku Dance; It's a program that allows a user to manipulate VOCALOID characters using bone tools to create a movie.
    -MAD movie/M@D: Japanese fan-made video. It is much like an AMV, but MAD videos usually come from Nico Nico Douga and don't always have to relate to anime.
    -Mahou shoujo: "magical girls".
    -Make-inu: "Make-inu" literally means "a dog that gets the worst of it in a dog fight." Therefore, it means "a loser" or "an underdog."
    -Manga: Japanese graphic novel, read from right to left unlike with normal books, much like anime, only in book form.
    -Mangaka: is the Japanese word for a comic artist or cartoonist. Outside of Japan, manga usually refers to a Japanese comic book and mangaka refers to the author of the manga, who is usually Japanese.
    -Masukomi: The media, mass communication.
    -Mashou: = Let us... >> This suffix is usually added when someone is suggesting to do something.
    e.g.
    "Ikimasu = Go
    Iki-Mashou = Let us go
    Tabemasu = Eat
    Tabe-mashou = Let us eat"
    -Mecha: Name given to a robot, usually gigantic, that appears in anime or manga, and has a pilot.
    -Megane: glasses, usually referring to someone who wears glasses.
    -Meganecon: a person with a glasses complex
    -Moe: Girl characters, clumsy and/or fragile in a way that makes them cute and appealing.
    -Moe Anthropomorphism: is a form of anthropomorphism where moe qualities are given to non-human beings, objects, concepts, or phenomena.
    -Monogatari: Japanese word meaning a story or tale.
    -Moshimoshi: Used when answering the phone like "hello?".
    -Mugen: fantasy/illusion
    -Mune: Chest or Breast

    N
    -Nae: Literally, nae mean "to wither," "to lose strength," "to lose one's drive." It's also a term used when a man's certain protruding organ loses its erection due to "malfunction. "In otaku lingo, this is used primarily as an antonym to moe. If moe~ spurs warmth throughout your body, nae suddenly cools you drastically for being too awful. It may be used counter-actively along with an initial moe~ drive.
    -Nakama: Companion
    -Naruhodo: "I see" / "Oh really" / "Oh I get it now"
    -NEET: Not currently seeking Employment, Education or Training.
    -Neko: (1) Cat. (2)Cat girl character(s).
    -Nanto: South
    -Nice Boat!: an epic phrase. Nice Boat 1. To divert attention from chaos or dissatisfaction. 2. To comment that the boat looks cool. 3. Increase of total aired episodes. 4. To erase from existence (into kuro-rekishi). 5. A synonym of the f-word, but cannot be inflected into an adjective or adverb.
    -Nico Nico Douga: A Japanese video sharing site much like it's English counterpart YouTube.
    -Nipah~: Rika Furuude's catchphrase in the anime/game/manga Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni.
    -Nya~: usually put at the end of a sentence or word to add a cat-like emphasis.
    -Noroi: Curse

    O
    -Obakeyashiki: Haunted house
    -Obasan: Middle Aged Lady
    -Ohayou: Good morning.
    -Okaerinasai: Response to "tadaima", it means "welcome home".
    -Onee-chan: Literally, "elder sister."
    -Oni-sama: Honorific, opposite of ojou-sama, roughly meaning 'Young lord'.
    -Oppai: Boobs
    -Ojou-sama: Honorific, meaning 'Young Mistress'.
    -Otaku: Originally a derogatory term, is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime, manga, and video games. A female otaku is occasionally referred to as a fujoshi.
    -OTL/ORZ/OTZ: means a man in despair post/ all fours. As an AA emoticon, it originally started as 〇| ̄|_, but since it's a lot easier to type "orz", it became the most commonly used version.
    -Otome Game: Literally "Maiden Game" is a Japanese video game that is targeted towards a female market, where one of the main goals, besides the plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male characters.
    -OTP: One True Pair/One True Pairing, refers to the pair of people in an anime that you feel should be be together. Ex. Naruto and Sakura or Luffy and Hancock.
    -OVA/OAV: Original Video Animation, or OVA, is a type of anime, which is intended to be distributed on VHS or DVDs, and not to show in movies, or television. It can also less frequently be referred to as OAV, or Original Animated Video.
    -Owari: End
    -Oyasuminasai: Good night, used before going to sleep.

    P
    -Parody: A parody (also called send-up or spoof), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation.
    -PPPH: A certain "tradition" or "certain way" to get into the heat of the moment in an (otakui-ish) idol concert. PPPH stands for "Pan, Pa-Pan, Hyu-." Translated into English onomatopoeia, it's "Clap, Cla-Clap, Whee!" Would that then make the English equivalent a CCCW? Hmm...
    -Punipuni: Squishy
    -PV: Promotional Video.

    Q

    R
    -Ribon: is a shoujo-themed manga magazine released monthly in Japan. Domestically, readers of Ribon are young girls around the age of 9-15 years; that said, many overseas fans are much older.
    -Ronin:\Ro"nin"\, n. [Jap. r[=o]-nin, fr. Chin. lang profligate,
    lawless + j[^e]n (old sound n[=i]n) man.]
    1.In Japan, under the feudal system, a samurai who had
    renounced his clan or who had been discharged or ostracized
    and had become a wanderer without a lord; an outcast; an
    outlaw.
    2.Once students complete high school, they must then take entrance exams to get into college. Sometime, students will fail the exams for all colleges they applied to, and have to wait to take it again the next year. In the meantime, they study hard so they will do better, and at the same time they are usually holding down part time jobs in order to survive. These "school-less students" are also called ronin, and are a subject of many anime, such as Love Hina and Chobits.

    S
    -Sakuga: "Animation" (Correct me if i'm wrong).
    -Sake: 酒 "rice beer" Alcoholic Japanese beverage made from fermented rice. In Japanese sake is called nihonshu (日本酒).
    -Sankyu: "Thank you" taken from english, it's informal.
    -Sasuga: its meaning changes depending on the context. "Sasuga (ni)" is an adverb that may mean "as may be expected" or "great".
    -Sayonora: good bye
    -Scanslation: is the scanning, translation and editing of comics from a foreign language into a different language,
    done as an amateur work and is nearly always done without express permission from the copyright holder.
    -Seichi junrei (Pilgrimage): In otaku lingo, a pilgrimage means "visiting the real-life location of a certain anime, game, or manga." Some devoted otakus go to lengths of visiting the actual towns, villages, and locations that were used in anime and games, just for the heck of it.
    -Seinen: Usually refers to adult men's books. Usually being much more violent and having alot more gore. Ex: Berserk and Shamo.
    -Seiyu: Japanese voice actors.
    -Seme/Top: usually refers to the dominate partner in a yaoi/yuri relationship
    -Shipping: Derived from the word "relationship", it is a general term for fans' support of a development of romance in a work of fiction, regardless of evidence to support any romantic involvement.
    -Shogi: (将棋) Japanease form of chess, very complicated for beginners.
    -Shounen: "boys' anime".
    -Shounen-ai: "boys' love".
    -Shoujo: "girls' anime".
    -Shoujo-ai: "girls' love".
    -Shotacon: Opposite of lolicon, someone with an (often sexual) attraction to young boys.
    -Superflat: is a postmodern art movement, founded by the artist Takashi Murakami, which is influenced by manga and anime. It is also the name of a 2001 art exhibition, curated by Murakami, that toured West Hollywood, Minneapolis and Seattle.
    -Sumimasen: Excuse me/im sorry (polite)

    T
    -Tadaima: I'm home.
    -Tsukkomi: generally the smarter and more reasonable of the unit, and will criticize, verbally and physically abuse, and generally rail at the boke for their mistakes and exaggerations.
    -Tsundere: Girl characters that seem a little rude and unkind on the outside but when they are around the person they have strong affection for, are shy and kinder.
    -Tsundra: describes a character that has an extremely cold behavior towards anyone and anything.
    -Tokusatsu: is a Japanese term that applies to any live-action film or television drama that usually features superheroes and makes considerable use of special effects (tokusatsu literally translates as "special filming" in Japanese).
    -Tokoro de: By the way..
    -Tomodachi: Friends
    -Tonikaku: Anyway...
    -Tsumari:In other words...
    -Tsuzuku: Continue

    U
    -Uke/Bottom: usally refers to the submissive partner in a yaoi/yuri relationship.
    -Umai: Skillful, expert, good.
    -Urusai: means noisy. but when you shout 'urusai!!!!' that's gonna be same as 'shut up' or 'be quiet' in english.

    V
    -Visual Novel: A visual novel or bijuaru noberu is an interactive fiction game featuring mostly static graphics, usually with anime-style art. As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels or tableau vivant stage plays.
    -Vocaloid:A program originally used to create music using a voice that can be modified to the right pitch, tune, and holding notes so that songs could be made without having a real/good singing voice. And subsequently spawning Hatsune Miku (The flagship voice/vocaliod) as well as the game Project Diva.

    W
    -W: Shortcut for "warau" which means to smile or laugh. Closest translation to English would be "lol" (The more w's present, the funnier something is: wwwwwwwww -> lolololololololol).
    -Wai: Energetic term, usually repeated twice in one go, literally meaning: 'Yay!'
    -Warui: (悪い) means bad. or Evil. example: Kimochi warui
    -wktk: An acronym for “waku waku teka teka” which means "I can't wait (for something)!"

    X

    Y
    -Yabai: Dangerous, risky.
    -Yandere: is a 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 yan (ヤン?) meaning a mental or emotional illness and dere (デレ?) meaning to show affection. Yandere characters are mentally unstable, often using extreme violence as an outlet for their emotions.
    -Yangire: Quiet girl characters, extremely vicious, normally plagued with evil thoughts making them much like murderers and stalkers. Like Yandere without the love.
    -Yashigani: Literally, it means "coconut crab," a crustacean species whose habitats are in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. However in otaku lingo, this means "extreme low sakuga quality that is too painful to watch."
    -Yatta!: "Alright!" or "Yes!"
    -Yaoi: Genre of fiction that features malexmale relationships.
    -Yo!: a very informal way to say "hi"
    -Yosh: okay
    -Yukata: Variation of Kimono.
    -Yuki- Snow
    -Yuri: Genre of fiction that features femalexfemale relationships.

    Z
    -Zashiki warashi: ghost or spirit that resides in a certain place. It is said that if it (the spirit) is to be released or go away the space will crumble/ be destroyed.
    -Zettai ryouki (absolute territory): that section of leg/butt/thigh right in between thigh high socks and a skirt



    Japanese Onomatopoeias

    -Chu: Usually a kissing sound. Sometimes used to mimic a mouse.
    -Fufufu: often used to indicate the chuckling of a sinister person
    -Gao: used as a growl, many times the sound a dinosaur will make.
    -Don: used to express the sound of an explosion
    -Ban: the sound of something bursting
    -Ki: a screeching sound
    -U: a groaning sound
    -Do: often used to portray the sound of a heavy object moving
    -Dan: another word to describe an explosive sound, however this word can also be used as the sound of a gunshot.
    -Zeze: a wheezing sound
    -Jiji: a sizzling sound
    -Bechabecha: uncontrolled noisy talking
    -Beron: To stick ones tongue out.
    -Kaka: the sound of a bird's cry.
    -Odoodo: to be uneasy, either from worry or from fear.
    -Nono: the sound indicating that someone is stretched out comfortably and is taking a rest.
    -Gohongohon: the resounding repetitive sound of a wet cough with great reverberation.
    -Juuu: A sound often heard after a character takes a long drink, often followed by a sigh.
    -Jiiiiiiiiiiiii: Sound of staring.
    -Doki Doki:The sound of a heart beat
    -Wan wan: The sound of a dog's bark as apposed to "woof woof"
    -Waku-Waku: (わくわく) used to convey the physical act of 'trembling' - another realization is 'excitement'.
    -Pika pika: The sound of electricity.
    -Baku baku: The sound of biting, not chewing.
    -Gusha gusha: The sound of chewing.
    -Gokun: the sound of swallowing, as in when it goes down into your stomach.
    (Bite chew swallow-Baku baku, gusha gusha, gokun)


    Suffixes/Honorifics

    -San: the most common honorific and a title of respect
    -Kun: an informal honorific primarily used towards males
    -Chan: an informal version of san used to address children and female family members
    -Senpai: used to address senior colleagues or mentor figures
    -Kohai: used to refer to juniors; the reverse of "-senpai"
    -Sensei: used to refer to or address authority figures
    -Sama: the formal version of san; used primarily in addressing persons higher in rank
    -Shi: used in formal speech to refer to a stranger
    -Dono: a respective term used for greater respect than -sama, and basically means "lord'.
    -Nii-ya: most childish way to say older brother (girls will use this)
    -Ani-kun: to say older brother but suggests their age difference isn't that much (guys tend to use this)
    -Anigimi-sama: uses the honorific suffix -kimisama (a combinations of the honofirics kimi or kun and -sama) used to address a venerable person in the same bloodline. a way to say older brother.
    -Onii-tama: a more childish version to say big brother. more childish than onii-chama (used by girls)
    -Onii-chama: a childish version of onii-sama (used by girls)
    -Onii-chan: a way to say big brother in a familiar way (used by girls)
    -Anii: a shorter more informal way to say big brother (used by guys)
    -Aniue-sama: the honorific -uesama (a combination of ue and -sama) being used within the royal family or as a sign of politeness. a way to say big brother
    -Aniki: another way to say big brother in a familiar way (used by guys)
    -Onii-sama: a respectful way to say big brother. (used by girls)
    -Nii-sama: a shorter but respectable way to say big brother.
    -Ani-chama: a childish way to say big brother. it is more childish than onii-chama.
    -Pyon: suffix for toys, children, implying cuteness or teasing. Popularized (Invented?) by Bleach.
    -Nyan: honorific added to a person who is wearing neko ears :3

    Some adjectives:

    -Utsukushii: Beautiful
    -Kakui: Cool
    -Yasashii: Easy/Simple
    -Muzukashii: Difficult/Hard
    -Sabishii: Lonely
    -Ureshii: Happy

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    http://otaku-streamers.com/community...ku-Terminology!!

    is this thread you guys talking about>?

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    OTL/ orz - means a man in despair post/ all fours

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    Quote Originally Posted by zevlag21 View Post
    OTL/ orz - means a man in despair post/ all fours
    Thank you. I had to look into it more to make sure it wasn't simply "chat" lingo. Added

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    Japanese Onomatopoeias:

    "Fufufu"- often used to indicate the chuckling of a sinister person

    "Gao"- used as a growl, many times the sound a dinosaur will make.

    "don"- used to express the sound of an explosion

    "ban"- the sound of something bursting

    "ki"- a screeching sound

    "u"- a groaning sound

    "do"- often used to portray the sound of a heavy object moving

    "dan"- another word to describe an explosive sound, however this word can also be used as the sound of a gunshot.

    "zeze"- a wheezing sound

    "jiji"- a sizzling sound

    "bechabecha"- uncontrolled noisy talking

    "hinyari"- to feel cold, however in a way that is not unpleasent.

    "beron"- to stick one's tongue out

    "kaka"- the sound of a bird's cry.

    "odoodo"- to be uneasy, either from worry or from fear.

    "nono"- the sound indicating that someone is stretched out comfortably and is taking a rest.

    "gohongohon"- the resounding repetitive sound of a wet cough with great reverberation.


    Definitions:

    Doujinshi - self-published Japanese works, usually magazines, manga or novels.

    Seiyu - Japanese voice actors.

    Scanslation - is the scanning, translation and editing of comics from a foreign language into a different language,
    done as an amateur work and is nearly always done without express permission from the copyright holder.

    Henshin - The Japanese word for "transformation," literally meaning, "to change or transform the body."

    Futanari - (literally "dual form") is the Japanese word for androgyny or hermaphrodite.

    Otome Game - Literally "Maiden Game" is a Japanese video game that is targeted towards a female market, where one of the main goals, besides the plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male characters.

    Ansatsuken - Literally "assassination fist", is a Japanese neologism used frequently in fictional works to describe any martial art style or fighting technique that has been developed with the purpose of killing an opponent.

    Itasha - Literally "painmobile", is a Japanese term for an otaku fad of individuals decorating the bodies of their cars with fictional characters of anime, manga, or video games (especially bishōjo game or eroge). These characters are predominately "cute" female.
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    Thank you, Neite. I'll update as soon as I am back on my laptop.

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    Visual Novel
    A visual novel or bijuaru noberu is an interactive fiction game featuring mostly static graphics, usually with anime-style art. As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels or tableau vivant stage plays.

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    BL: Boy's Love
    Naruhado: "I see" / "Oh really" / "Oh I get it now"
    "M" : Masochist, the M in S&M
    Uke/Top: usually refers to the dominate partner in a yaoi/yuri relationship
    Seme/Bottom: usally refers to the submissive partner in a yaoi/yuri relationship
    OTP: One True Pair/One True Pairing, refers to the pair of people in an anime that you feel should be be together. Ex. Naruto and Sakura or Luffy and Hancock
    Nya~: usually put at the end of a sentence or word to add a cat-like emphasis.

    Onomatopoeias
    Jiiiiiiiiiiiii: Sound of staring

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    Thank you for your submission. ^^
    Added.

    Feel free to click the "Thanks" under the dictionary to show your appreciation. :p

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    Neko mean cat in Japanese not Cat Girl
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    Actually, you have that reversed. Seme is dominant, Uke is submissive :)

    EDIT: Lol nvm I see you fixed it XDD
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    Umm.... Thanks!!!!! Super useful!!!
    Also, more terms:
    Ja ne: see you later
    Sayanora: good bye
    Arigatou: thank you
    Gomen: sorry
    Yosh: okay
    Hai: yes

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    I'll add them since they are commonly used but this is for Otaku lingo not standard Japanese.

    Thank you for your submission. ^^

    Your terms are acceptable as they are common I just wanted to note that this is for Otaku Termniology so others do not decide to put down all the Japanese words they know lol.
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    gochisosama-deshita - "Thank you for the meal"
    eroge - Ero game


    meme.
    Nice Boat! - an epic phrase. *click me to go to wiki*

    I <3 this thread thanks.

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    Boku no Pico : A show you should NEVER EVER WATCH! NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE TELLS YOU!
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    "[Blank] never exsisted" : A common phrase used when a off shoot or season of a show is so bad that you wish it never existed. Ex. The second season of Minami-Ke was never made. Ex. 2 The 4 kids version of ANY anime was never made, rumors have around but they never popped up. O_O NEVER!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graveflower View Post
    Kuudere: Quiet girl characters, who are cool.

    Otaku: Originally a derogatory term, is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly anime, manga, and video games. A female otaku is occasionally referred to as a fujoshi.


    Tsundare: Girl characters that seem a little rude and unkind on the outside but when they are around the person they have strong affection for, are shy and kinder.


    Yandere: Quiet girl characters, extremely vicious, normally plagued with evil thoughts making them much like murderers and stalkers.
    Kuudere refers to a completely cold character, one who shows no emotions until she reaches the "dere" stage

    A female otaku is not a fujoshi. That term is reserved for yaoi fans.

    You spelled tsundere wrong

    And a yandere is a character that is so in love that they are driven to the point of murder for this person. What you describe is a yangire. Which is basically the same thing but without love.
    Isn't it fine to say that we are loved?
    To be bound, so the world may never but touch
    Isn't this, too, just fate, and nothing more?
    Fade away, fade away, I say to a love...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SquishyNinja View Post
    Kuudere refers to a completely cold character, one who shows no emotions until she reaches the "dere" stage

    A female otaku is not a fujoshi. That term is reserved for yaoi fans.

    You spelled tsundere wrong

    And a yandere is a character that is so in love that they are driven to the point of murder for this person. What you describe is a yangire. Which is basically the same thing but without love.
    Actually those definitions are from another thread I got this from so if definitions are incorrect I will correct them but do not assume I am the one that made the mistake ^^ Thank you for the corrections.

    As for Fujoshi, the definition I have for it is correct. Otaku is a term that is often representative of some form of obsession. A fujoshi is not incorrect in saying they are female Otaku for a fujoshi is a female with an obession for male relationships aka Yaoi. That is not saying all female Otaku are Fujoshi, just that Fujoshi is a female Otaku, or a variant thereof. Refer to the definition of Fujoshi. Thanks again for your corrections. Also I get the definitions from other users and other sources so if there is a mistake do let me know. ^^

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    i mean hentai can also mean pervert in japanese

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    Quote Originally Posted by MioAkiyama View Post
    i mean hentai can also mean pervert in japanese
    I fixed the definition. Thank you, Mio.

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    -pyon <---honorific added to a person who has bunny ears
    -nyan <---honorific added to a person who is wearing neko ears :3
    goshujinsama <-----addressing a man with high respect

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