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Genres:

Action
Adventure
Comedy
Doujinshi
Drama
Fantasy
Gender Bender
Harem
Hentai/ Ecchi/ Smut
Historical
Horror
Josei
Mecha
Mystery
Romance
Science Fiction
Seinen
Shoujo
Shounen
Sports

Terms:

(Source: Wikipedia)

Anime- Any animation produced in or originating from Japan. Shorthand for Japanese animation.
Ahoge- A single strand of hair that sticks out of a character's head. It literally means "stupid hair" and indicates that the character is usually stupid in some way.
Baka- Idiot; or fool.
Bishōjo- Literally, "pretty girl". Often used to describe any young attractive woman.
Bishōnen/ Bishie-"Beautiful boy"—Japanese aesthetic concept of the ideally beautiful young man.
Chibi- Japanese word meaning "shorty" or "little one".
Dōjinshi- Fanmade manga/fanzine.
Dub- When the voices in an anime are changed into another language from its native language.
Fan fiction- A general story written by fans of media, including anime. Story or piece of fiction written by fans of a production.
Fanservice- Elements specifically included to amuse (such as in-jokes, visual puns) or titillate the audience that are unnecessary to plot development.
Fujoshi- A female yaoi fan.
Glomp- A hug in the manner of a small child, similar to a bearhug but often including one or both legs as well as arms. Also a hug in which the hugger jumps and catches the victim by surprise or off-guard. Occasionally referred to as a cross between a running tackle and a bearhug.
Hentai- "Abnormal" or "perverted".
Josei- Manga intended for a late teenage and adult female audiences
Kawaii- Cute.
Kodomo- Anime and manga for children of both genders.
Mangaka- Creator of the manga. The mangaka is often the writer and the illustrator of the work.

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