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Glossary: Glossary of Terms & Abbreviations

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Anime
An abbreviation of the phrase "Japanese Animation".
Dub
An abbreviation of the word "dubbed". Refers to anime that has been re-recorded or "re-dubbed" with dialog in another language.
Ecchi
Anime containing a lot of nudity, bouncing breasts (covered or uncovered), skin-tight outfits, and/or panty shots. Typically these have little-to-no sexual content.
Eps.
An abbreviation of the word "episodes".
Fanfic
An unofficial story written by a fan that features characters from official anime and/or manga productions.
Fansub
An anime that has been unofficially subtitled by fans.
Hentai
A Japanese word meaning "pervert" (or perverted). In anime, it refers to anime containing a lot of sexually explicit content.
Kawaii
A Japanese word meaning "cute".
Manga
Japanese comic books.
Mecha
Any mechanical device in an anime. Often refers to giant robots.
OVA
Original Animated Video. Anime that is produced to be released directly to video. Also called OVA.
OVA
Original Video Animation. Also called OVA.
Romanization
The writing of the Japanese language phonetically using Roman characters.
Seiyuu
The Japanese word for voice actor or actress.
Shoujo
Anime specifically targeting a young female audience.
Shounen
Anime specifically targeting a young male audience.
Sub
An abbreviation of the word "subtitled". Refers to anime that has been subtitled.

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