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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Japanese Manga 'Yaoi' - Lesson 2

Lesson 2

'Others words associated with yaoi.'

It's been a few days since my last blog and I apologize, but life keeps me busy - too busy at times. Today I'm adding another list of words, which you guessed it, I've labeled 'Section B'. Please note I took the information from other websites, downsized and edited to suit my blog. I hope the list is informative as well as interesting, so please enjoy!
In other news I went on a bit of a spending spree and I just have to share with you. As it happens I shop quite a bit online, not out of necessity, but habit and because I work from home, and because sometimes you can find an extremely good deal online. There are certain websites I purchase from regularly...Ebay, Amazon, Chapters, Barnes & Noble etc and to be honest you really have to shop around when it comes to anime. Anime, because it's usually an imported product(s) can be quite expensive. So I spend a tremendous amount of time browsing for the best price. I collect a number of items such as OVAs, full length movies, doujinshis, manga (only shonen-jump) and toys, and I have certain sets I'm trying to complete. One manga set is Kizuna. I have all the OVAs and the manga series is almost complete. But yesterday I came across something unique and rare...a signed, by the artist Kazuma Kodaka, anime shitajiki (pencil board). I'm thrilled to death and can't wait to see it! Ebay can be fun as well as rewarding. I've decided to start posting pictures of the items, as I receive them in the mail. Maybe this will help you identify with an item, you maybe searching for! 


Translation of Shitajiki: 'Spread Under'



Japanese word for a pencil board, an implement used when writing. It is place under the top sheet in a notepad, to prevent pencil marks from carrying over to sheets below the top sheet.



Pencil boards are often produced with fanciful designs from manga or anime, and can become collectibles in their own right - especially if they are produced in limited editions for inclusion as omake with a limited-edition DVD or the like. (Taken From Anime News Network)

Anyway, those are my words of wisdom for the day!
Happy yaoi hunting!
Blak Rayne ^_^!!

Section B (E to J and not in alphebetical order)


Ecchi: Derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the letter ‘H’ (from the Japanese word ‘hentai’, which means ‘pervert’). It refers to anime with a significant amount of (sometimes) humorous indecency, which can include nudity and sexual situations. However, it's milder than hentai (see Hentai).
Ending Theme: This is also called an ‘ending song’ or ‘outro’. It refers to the song sung at the end of every episode of an anime series while the end credits role, along with a sequence of animation that usually flows with the words of the song. Almost every anime has an ending theme that usually changes each season or if the anime's plot changes significantly. The ending theme is almost always followed by a preview of the anime's next episode.
Eyecatch: A quick animation sequence shown in the middle of practically every single anime episode to signify the beginning and ending of a commercial break.
Fandub: Like a fansub (see Fansub), except rather than adding subtitles, the Japanese dialogue is edited out and replaced with a fan-made English dialogue. Fandubs are rare.
Fansub: Refers to an anime episode or movie with subtitles made by fans themselves and not by official companies. They are distributed among the anime market mostly via the Internet. They’re very popular among anime fans because many fansubs are made of episodes or movies of anime, that hasn't yet been officially released.
Fan Fic: An abbreviation for ‘fan fiction’. Refers to original stories written by fans using existing anime/manga characters and plot lines.
Fan Art: Art made by fans depicting characters from their favourite anime or manga; this also includes video game, movie and book characters, basically anything popular. (Deviant Art is bursting with Fan Art).
Fan Service: Refer to scenes in anime that don't have much purpose but are there mainly to please any adolescent male viewers. Such scenes include a female character taking a shower or bath, having her panties show, etc. On a more positive note, fan service could also refer to anything shown in an anime that is unrelated to the story but is pleasing to the fans, such as cute animals, flashy outfits, or cool action scenes.
Filler: Refers to an episode of an anime series that does not occur in the series' original manga (and thus, not created by the original author). The purpose of filler episodes is to give the manga time to catch up with the anime or to make the anime last longer than the manga. The stories of filler episodes are not made by the original series creator and they usually involve events in which nothing extremely significant is done or accomplished that affects the actual storyline. Instead, these episodes usually focus more on character development.
Fanon: Fan made pairings. (Very big in sub genres like Yaoi, Yuri etc)
Flame: Very nasty review.
Fluff: Light and/or mushy.
FTW: For the win/ enthusiasm.
Graphic Novel: a book made up of chapters from a manga series. They're usually around 150 to 200 pages long. Most manga is originally sold in a series of chapters in weekly magazines. About 10 of these chapters make up a graphic novel. The Japanese word for graphic novel is ‘tankouban’.
Hentai: Japanese for ‘pervert’. Hentai is an actual genre of anime that includes major nudity and sexual situations. (Sexually perverted, acts of rape, bondage, violence etc are usually associated with hentai and very graphic)
Hiragana: Japanese characters/letters used for words of Japanese origin only or words without a based Chinese kanji reading. Japanese grammar particles and certain Japanese names are also written in hiragana.
HET: Heterosexual relationship.
Hiatus: Break from updating for undetermined amount of time.
IRL: In real life.
Image Song: A song from an anime sung by one of its characters, usually about his/her thoughts and feelings. These songs are usually only heard on the anime's soundtrack CDs and are always sung by the actual voice actor/actress of the character.
J-pop and J-rock: Refers to Japanese popular or rock music, similar to English pop and rock, but with its own unique sound. A lot of anime use existing songs by Japanese artists and almost all of them have at least one available soundtrack CD (Usually the longer and more popular an anime is, the more soundtracks it gets).
Japanime(tion): An old Americanized word used to refer to Japanese animation. 








1 comment:

  1. I didn't know half of this stuff, thanks for the info!

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