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Dictionary of common terms or acronyms used when discussing manga or anime with Otaku. Sometimes you wished you never did (^_^)

1.5IF(lit. Fifth Invasion Force) 1) A group of aliens which all resemble really cute girls which some Otaku believe have already taken over the world. "Previous invasion forces, the 1IF, 2IF, etc. tried to use superior physical strength, super technology, or other advantages to invade the world. Needless to say, they failed. The 5IF which utilized their cuteness, were successful. Look at all of reality (the Anime world) for proof."
2.Aberration1) An instance of "temporary insanity", in which the Otaku considers not being an Otaku, but discards once he "comes to his senses". "The other day I had an Aberration, but it quickly passed."
3.Action1) Something taking place within an Anime, or at a major Otaku convention. 2) "non-action" - something taking place outside of Otakudom, or solely in "real life" and therefore having no bearing to a true Otaku. "Paying your taxes is a non-action."
4.AD1) "lit. After Death of Tezuka Osama" - A date system in which the year AD 0 begins at the death of "the father of Anime/Manga", and goes on from there.
5.Alive(Live, living) - 1) Being an Otaku. "I will be alive until I depart."
6.Angry1) Someone who doesn't like Anime or Manga. "He's a very angry person inside."
7.Anime1) Animated episode, movie, or the like. These resemble Disney animated movies for the most part, only are many steps above Disney for a number of reasons.
8.AO1) Advanced Organization. Refers to any Otaku circle or organization or one dedicated to discussing, collecting, or creating manga or anime. "CLAMP is an AO. The US House of Representatives or the Office of the President is not."
9.Ascended / "grown up"1) An otaku or circle member who has no RL. Sometimes sarcastic, but some otaku consider it a compliment. "I guess I've finally grown up, I don't have anything to do other than watch Anime."
10.B -1) B-type blood. 2) (lit. Bureau) - The intelligence and counterintelligence arm of many Otaku circles. Generally refers to the member charged intelligence gather and infiltration. "Our 'B' turned up dead one day with a bullet in his head. Since then, no one's wanted to take over the position."
11.Bishoujo, Bijin1) A pretty girl.
12.BIS1) When used as a prefix to a number, it means the number of members in an Otaku circle. "Last I checked it was 42 BIS."
13.Book one1) A manga Otaku's favorite manga. "For me, Book one is def- inately Ranma 1/2."
14.Bootlegger(BL) 1) An unscrupulous individual who sells fan subs, or copied commercial releases for profit.
15.Buzz1) Babble on about something irrelevant, whine. "Don't buzz on about having to eat. I just don't care. Talk about reality."
16.Circle1) A close-knit group of friends with similar interests. "In Japan, there are many different types of Circles, manga/anime circles, production circles, drawing/art circles, lolicon circles, political circles, tennis circles, weapon/gun circles, and so on."
17.-chan<1) Almost always insulting when used between equals. 2) Endearing personal suffix, used between lovers, parents talking to children, or between girls.
18.Con - 1) Convention. (literally to deceive or convince by underhanded methods).
19.ClearTo remove all resistance. "We cleared out the TV room in the public library and then finally were able to use it to get some work done."
20.Clunker(literally car, computer) 1) An aged VCR or LD player.
21.Crook(crooked, cranky, criminal) - Someone that dislikes Otaku-ism or anime/manga. "Obviously, the solution is to build jails and, once caught, put the criminals into them."
22.Cycle1) Day. "Help! Get me some Food! I haven't seen UY in 3 cycles! I'm dying!"
23.Die1) Stop being an Otaku. "Jake almost died the other day, but I managed to keep him alive by offering to let him borrow my Usagi blow-up doll." 2) Leave a circle. "We've had two people in a circle die in the last month! Something's got to be done!"
24.Dispatch1) Neutralize or destroy. Generally refers to vehicles/machines and not people.
25.Doujinshi 1) A magazine-type publication with borrows characters from well known manga or anime, but has original stories.
26.Ecchi(H) 1) Perverted, having sexual content. "This issue of Ranma is definitely Ecchi, very H."
27.Enlightened 1) Understands otaku-speak. "After talking with the club a little bit, I was sure I was surrounded by enlightened individuals."
28.Grease1) Money, funding, dues. "Sure, I can ack you some Lunatic Party Doujinshi. But I'll need some extra grease on the side."
29.Hammer Down1) "Go for it" - give it all you've got. 2) "Speed up!"
30.Hentai1) Pervert, perverted. "Don't be so hentai!"
31.Ii na1) yes, that's right, good luck, okay, ..., very dependent on context.
32.Incog1) Offbeat, unusual, strange, abnormal. "Some otaku believe that all bodily needs such as bathing, deodorant, eating, drinking, and exercise are 'incog'."
33.Iscandar1) A prison-planet from "Star Blazers", an old Anime. A really bad place. "I'd rather go to Iscandar than fight that thing!"
34.Iya, Iya-da!1) No, no way, I'm not (doing that).
35.John1) A lone cop. 2) "Big John" - Federal agents, or the government in general.
36.Joke1) Real Life. "That new guy is so hung up in the joke he can't just enjoy reality (Anime)."
37.Juice1) Power, electricity. "The power company cut the juice to my house so I can't watch Anime anymore."
38.Kososhiseneruu1) lit. "go to sleep and shit in your pants". Extremely insulting. Use with caution.
39.Kuso(literally "shit") 1) "Damn", as in "Damn it!".
40.Level 51) The highest level that an Otaku can reach, something that many aspire too. At this "level of existance" the Otaku professes to living in a total anime-based world.
41.Lolicon1) Lolita complex. "When the FBI busted our Lolicon circle, I sold out and ratted on all my friends."
42.Manga1) Japanese "comics". Unlike american comics, everything is done by a single author (most of the time), and they have a mainstream following. Though its becoming less uncommon for authors to have assistants. For instance Kakinouchi Narumi has her husband help her draw parts of her manga's. Manga accounts for 30% of all book sales in Japan. (Bunko, Takoubon are compilations of manga).
43.Mecha1) Giant robot. 2) Any type of cool-looking vehicle. 3) "mechamecha" - totally messed up.
44.Mon(literally "man") 1) "Man", as in "Oh man! This sucks."
45.NBNosebleed.
46.Neko(literally "cat") 1) Submissive, as in a submissive partner. "I'm not your cat!"
47.Obasan1) Old lady. Insulting.
48.Offload 1) Expel, get rid off. Nicer way of saying "die". "Ben refused to pay his dues twice, so he was offloaded by our circle."
49.Otenba(Otenpa) 1) Tomboy.
50.Pop1) To kill someone with a gun. "The John (cop) wasn't letting up, till Benny popped him with a .44."
51.Prowler1) A police car, a cop, the law. "Ned, who had the largest collection of pirate and bootleg tapes: he got into trouble one day with the prowlers and was never seen from again."
52.Race1) Real life. "Why should I run the race when I can watch anime all day?"
53.Rabbit Ears1) A coded warning that a cop is nearby. "We were about to drop off the Son May CDs but then our watcher yelled 'rabbit ears!' and we had to abort."
54.Reality1) The collective world of all anime and manga ever made. "Sure, so a crank told you so-and-so. But in reality, what is the answer? Hmm?"
55.Rot1) Laser rot. Old LDs tend to turn yellow and degrade in picture quality over time. Newer ones supposedly don't do this.
56.Sailor Moon(BSSM, SM) 1) Bishoujo Senshi Sera Muun (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon), a popular manga aimed at younger girls, aged 6 to 14.
57.-sama - (o-) 1) Honorable prefix/suffix. respected, big, ...
58.ScreamerA police car, especially one with the siren on. "Ain't the guy in that screamer weird? He runs his siren just for company."
59.Seinen1) Manga aimed at adult men, like salary men.
60.Service Shot1) A sequence in Anime that "does service to hentai fan boys". That is totally meaningless regarding the plot and story, but depicts naked girls, sex, rape, or such. "In my club the prez was a total Hentai, he'd always slow-step through Ami's Transformation sequence and other service shots. "
61.Self-determination [lacking in] 1) Dislikes Anime. "Sure, I tried showing Harry UY, only to find he was rather lacking in Self-determination. He's just another Crook."
62.Shoujo - (Shojo) -1) Manga aimed at young girls. 2) A girl.
63.Shonen1) Manga aimed at young boys. Generally the most popular genre.
64.SO1) Sell out. If an illegal circle is broken, sometimes members will sell out and rat on their friends in exchange for immunity or lax/reduced prosecution. "When a circle is broken, the first guy to SO generally gets the sweetest deal."
65.Stone1) Similar to "rock" in english, a planet. 2) "Third stone" - Earth.
66.TR(lit. "True Reality") 1) Canon, actually happened in the official manga/anime; in the Otaku "world". "It is not TR that Marumo kissed Ami, just b'cos so-and-so's Fanfic said so." 2) A part of the Otaku mindset. "So what if Clinton says I must pay taxes. It's not TR, so I won't."
67.Urusei Yatsura(UY) Urusei Yatsura. A shonen series, sci-fi/romance/ humor which is historically the most popular Anime (when it was being shown).
68.Wash Up1) Not admit being an Otaku. "I'm going on a date tonight. Gotta wash up."
69.Wet1) The part of a machine that still maintains some humanity. 2) "Wet- ware", software to make a robot seem more human. 3) Having to do with people in general. 4) "Wet Work" - Assassination. "After doing Wet Work for my circle the third time, it stopped bothering me."
70.Work1) Watch Anime. "Sure I'd love to go on a date, Miss, but I gotta go home and work."
71.Yasashii1) Easy.

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