Angst : Depression, torture (mental or otherwise), general bad feelings
AU: Alternate Universe. The characters are
placed in a situation impossible in the series.
Crossover: A fic with characters from two (or
more) anime series.
Deathfic: Someone dies, usually as the central point of the fic
Fluff: Light-hearted, happy stuff. No real content.
Lemon: Explicit sexual content; penetration, oral sex, etc.
Non-excplicit sexual content; heavy kissing, petting, etc.
Original Character: Fic contains one or more original
PWP: Plot? What Plot? Purely a sexual fic, no plot.
Sap: I love you, you love me, everybody loves everybody. Pure sugar.
fic set around or to the lyrics of a song
Vidfic: A written video to the lyrics of a song
Yuri: Female/female relationships
Dictionary type thing-a-ma-jig of Japanese terms:
- general sound of agreement.
Ahou - "Moron"
Ai - "love"
Ai shiteru - "I love you"
Aisuru - "beloved"
- Japanese animated film/television.
Anata - "You", usually used between close relationships, meaning 'dear'
- older brother/sister, particularly for the older of a set of twins. Sometimes used as an affectionate nickname between friends.
Ano - "that over there" always followed by a noun
>Anou - hesitation sound, basically "Ummm..."
Anta - slang
for 'anata', considered rude
Ara - expression of surprise, used mainly by females.
Arashi - "storm"
Are - "That
Are - expression of surprise and confusion, used mainly by females.
Arigato - "Thank you"
Aru - plain
form "to exist", for non-living things
Atashi - female "I", equivalent to 'boku'
Atatakai or Atakai - "warm"
Baa - "grandmother", usually preceeded by 'o' and followed by 'san'
Baka - "idiot"
Bakayarou - harsher
version of 'baka', literally 'stupid person'.
Bakumatsu - a period of revolution in Japan during the 1860s, during the
shift from the Tokugawa Dynasty to the Meiji Era.
Betsuni - 'not really' or 'nothing'.
Biseinen - literally, 'beautiful
Bishonen or bishounen - literally, 'beautiful boy'
Bokken - solid wooden practice sword, more sturdy than a shinai
Boku - male "I", equivalent to 'atashi'
Budo - a particular style of sword fighting, or a way of life
Busu - "old
chan - an affectionate honorific, used on very young children, young girls, or a significant
Che/ch' - essentially the same level of swearing as "shit"
<Chichi - an older, more formal word for 'father'.
Often followed by 'ue'
Chibi - a smaller, chubby, super-cute version of an anime character. Literally, "small"
- "God dammit"
Chotto - a little bit
Daijobu or daijoubu - "It's/I'm alright"
Dare - "who"
de gozaru -
an ancient form of ' de gozaimasu', used mostly by samurai in the 16th century.
Demo - "but"
Desu - existence particle.
Do - "earth"
Doko - "where"
Dou - soothing sound, often used with animals.
Douitashimashite -"It was nothing"
Doujinshi - fan-drawn manga of an established series.
Dojo - a place for learning budo
Doumo - "very", sometimes
used alone to indicate gratitude
dono - a very formal honourific, somewhere between -san and -sama
Doushite - "why"
Doushio - "What now?" or "What do I do now?"
Ecchi - "pervert"
Furo - "bath"
Fushigi - "mysterious"
Futon - traditional Japanese bed. Basically, a thin mattress on the floor.
Ga - grammatic particle, indicating
the subject of a sentance
Gaikokujin - 'foreigner'
Gaijin - slang for 'foreigner'
Gakkoi - "cool", "super", etc.
Gakkou - "school"
Ganbaru - "to do one's best" dictionary form.
Ganbatte - "Good luck!" or "Do your best!"
- left handed sword stanced, favoured by the Shinsen-gumi and Saitou Hajime in particular.
Gi - traditional outfit for
Go - "five"
Go - a strategic game. Sometimes called "Japanese Chess", though it does not really resemble
Gomen - "I'm sorry"
Gozaimasu - Polite verb at the end of sentances.
gumi - literally, "group".
Haha - an older, more formal word for 'mother'. Often followed by -ue
Hai - "yes"
Hajime - "begin",
Hakama - traditional male garb
Halisen - a paper fan
han - Kanzai-ben equivalent to '-san'. Used mainly
in the Kyoto region.
Hanashi - "story"
Hanaste - "Let go!" Forceful.
Hayaku - "hurry", "fast"
Heika - "Your
Hentai - "pervert", stronger than 'ecchi'
Hi - "Fire"
Hidoi - "Cruel"
Hime - "Princess", usually
followed by 'san' or 'sama'
Hiragana - a set of characters for use with Japanese words not covered by kanji characters.
Hisashiburi - Sort of a "Long time, no see"
Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu - the style of Budo which Kenshin uses.
Hitori - "one person", can mean "alone"
Hontou - "real" or "true"
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Hyaku - "one hundred"
Iie - "No"
Ichi - "one"
Imouto - "little sister"
Inochi - "life"
Inu - "dog"
Irasshaimasu - "welcome"
Iru - plain form "to exist", for living things.
Itadakimasu - Literally, "I am about
to eat." Polite thing to say before a meal.
Itai - "That hurts!"
Ite - "Ow!"
Itsu - "when"
Itsumo - "always"
Ja or Ja ne - "See you!"
Jii - "grandfather" or "uncle", usually preceeded by 'o' and followed by 'san'
- something you might call a younger girl you don't know
Jyuu - "ten"
Ka - grammatic particle, bassically takes
the place of a question mark.
Kaa - "mother", usually preceeded by 'o' and followed by 'san'
Kagami - "reflections"
Kagitsume - two or three bladed weapon which straps on to the hand
Kaishin - "reform"
Kakka - "Your Excellency"
Kami - "god"
Kanji - the Japanese word for the 4000 or so Chinese characters which make up the main written Japanese
Kanpai - "Cheers"
Kanryou - "accomplished"
Kasa - literally "umbrella", also used for the traditional
conical straw hat
Kata - a set pattern of movements, to practice fighting stances.
Katakana - a set of characters
for writing foreign (non-Japanese) words
Katana - traditional Japanese curved sword
Kawaii - "cute"
Kaze - "wind"
Kechi - "stingy"
Kekkai - a magical barrier or sheild
Kenki - an aura around a fighter during battle, made up
of the fighter's ki. Literally, "Sword spirit"
Kesa - a buddist monk's cloak
Ki - life force, internal energy
- traditional female dress
Kirei - "beautiful", literally "clean"
Kisama - "bastard"
Kitsune - in Oriental legend,
a fox spirit, very playful and mischeivous. Literally, "fox"
Kitto - "surely"
Kodomo - "child"
Koi - "come"
Koi - "love"
Koibito - "Lover"
Kokoro - "heart", "mind" or "soul"
Konban wa - "Good evening"
Koneko - "kitten"
Konichi wa - "Good afternoon"
Kono - "this", always followed by a noun
Koorime - in mythology,
a race of all-female ice-demonesses.
Kore - "this"
Korosu - to kill
Kotei - "Emperor"
Kouchou-sensei - "Principal"
Kowai - "scary"
Ku - "nine"
Kudasai - "Please"
kun - honorific for a young boy or inferior worker
- equivalent of 'fuck'
Kyakusan - "customer" or "guest"
Kyosukete - 'be careful', imperitive form.
Kyoudai - "sibling",
most often used for a brother.
Kyu - "nine"
Laoshi - this APPEARS to mean 'master', it may be Chinese. Wufei's
mentor is refered to as "Laoshi" in Gundam Wing.
Lekka Shinen/shien - the incantation which Tasuki uses to bring fire
from his tessen
Maa - soothing noise
Maboroshii no Tsuki - "Phantom Moon"
Mahou - "magic"
Makai - in mythology,
the world where demons reside.
Mamoru - "to protect"
Man - "ten thousand"
Manga - Japanese comic books
Masshiro - "Pure white"
Matsu - "wait', dictionary form
Matte - "wait", imperative form
- a period of peace and reform in Japan, beginning with the Bakumatsu in the 1860s, ending around WWII.
Megami - "goddess"
Miko - "Priestess"
Minna - "everyone"
Mizu - "water"
Mou - "already", sometimes used as a sound of exasperation
Mou korosu no wa, ore no houdo! - roughly, "You'll kill me? I'll kill you!"
na - for some adjectives, necessary
before the noun it is describing.
no da, na no da - generally used by very powerful people, such as gods and emporers.
Used for emphasis. In ordinary conversation, pronounced '...n desu'.
Nana - "seven"
Nani - "what"
Naru hodou -
Nasai - adds formality, ex. "Gomen nasai"
Ne - at the end of a sentance, "isn't it?". At the beginning of
sentance, a general attention-getting noise.
Nee - older sister, usually preceeded by 'o' and followed by 'san'. In more
formal speech, preceeded by 'a' and followed by 'ue'.
Neko - "cat"
Nemui - "sleepy"
Ni - "two"
Nii - older
brother, usually preceeded by 'o' and followed by 'san'. In more formal speech, preceeded by 'a' and followed by 'ue'
Ningenkai - in mythology, the plane on which humans reside.
Ninmu - "mission"
No - particle indicating
possession, used to link two nouns
Ocha no kosaisai hengen jizai! Omi.. - I have no idea of the actual translation,
it's a line from one of Chichiri's character memory songs.
Ohayou - "Good morning"
Oi - general attention-getting
Oira - Possibly a dialect for 'ore'
Ojii - "Prince", usually followed by 'san' or 'sama'
Ojou - "Queen"
usually followed by 'san' or 'sama'
Okaeri - "Welcome back"
Okusan - "wife"
Omae - "You", very rough
Omocha - "toy"
Omoi - "thought", "idea"
Omoide - "memory"
Onegai - "Please"
In Japanese myths, a type of demon
Onna - "woman"
Oou - "King", usually followed by 'san' or 'sama'
Ore - male
Oro - a nonsense sound that Kenshin uses, may be related to 'Ara', a female expression of surprise.
- literally, "house". For some reason, this term has come to mean any rabid fan of anime. In Japan, it's actually a derogatory
term, but not in North America.
Otoko - "man"
Otooto - "little brother"
Owari - "finished", "end"
- "Good night"
Rei - "spirit"
Rei - "zero"
Reikai - in mythology, the spirit world or afterlife.
Shinen/shien - see 'Lekka Shinen'
Roku - "six"
Rurouni - a word made up by Watsuki Nobuhiro, meaning "wandering swordsman"
Ryoukai - "Acknowledged"
Ryu - "dragon"
Saa - sound of indetermination, sort of "um... well..."
Saigo - "last" or "final"
Sakabatou - a reversed sword, ie the blade is on the wrong side
Sake - traditional
Japanese rice wine
sama - high honourific, reserved for gods, emperors, etc.
Samui - "cold"
san - general honourific,
equivalent to "Mr." or "Ms."
San - "three"
Saya - sheath for a katana
Sayounara - "Goodbye"
Seishi - literally,
"constellation". Used to mean 'Warrior' in Fushigi Yuugi
Sekai - "Earth" or "the world"
Seme - the 'top' of a male
pairing. In North American slang, he's 'pitching'. The dominant of a pair.
Sen - "one thousand"
sensei - honourific
used for teachers and doctors. Can also stand by itself.
Sessha - "I", literally, "This unworthy one"
Shi - "four"
Shi Jin Ten Shi/Chi Sho - "The Universe of the Four Gods Earth and Sky"
Shi Jin Ten Shi/Chi no Sho - "The Scroll of
the Universe of the Four Gods Earth and Sky"
Shichi - "seven"
Shichiseishi - "seven stars" or "seven constellations"
Shihai - "domination"
Shimatta - equivalent of "damn"
Shinai - hollow bamboo practice sword
Shine - "die"
Shinigami - the God of Death
Shinobi - "ninja"
Shinzahou - a word made up for Fushigi Yuugi. A magic artifact
needed to call the Animal God.
Shizuka - "quiet"
Shogun - High rank, basically a cross between a general and a Duke
Shota-kon - under age sex (I think)
Shounen ai - literally 'boy love'. A term for non-graphic homosexual material.
Soka - "Is that so?"
Sono - "that" always followed by a noun
Sore - "that"
Subarashii - "wonderful"
- "Cool" "Excellent", etc.
Suman - "I'm sorry."
Sumimasen - "Excuse me"
Sunakake baba - not sure exactly, but
it seems to mean "old hag"
Suteki - "wonderful"
Suteki - "stick"
Suzaku no Miko - "Priestess of Suzaku"
- "I'm home!"
Tanjoubi - "birthday"
Tantei - "detective"
Tanuki - a raccon-dog-like creature, similar to Kitsune
in temperament and mischeivousness.
Tasukete - "help" imperitive form
Tatakai - "battle"
Tatami - a woven mat.
Traditionally, Japanese rooms are measured by how many tatami mats they can hold.
Teme - very rude "you"
a metal fan
Tomodachi - "friend"
Torofi - "trophy"
Tou - "father", usually preceeded by 'o' and followed by 'san'
Tsuki - "moon"
Uchuu - "space"
Uchuu no kokoro - "space heart"
Uke - the 'bottom' of a male pairing. In
North American slang, he's 'catching. The sumbissive of a pair.
Ume - "destiny"
Umi - "the sea"
Urusai - "Shut
up!" literally, "Noisy!"
Urusanai - "I'll never forgive you."
Uso - "lie" or "lier"
Wa - grammatic particle,
indicates the topic of a sentance
Wai - "Yay!"
Wakarenai, wakarimasen - "I don't know" or "I don't understand"
wakarimasu - "I understand"
Watashi - polite "I", either sex
Watakushi - very polite "I", either sex
Wo or o -
grammatic particle, indicating the direct object of a sentance
Wo ai ni - Chinese "I love you"
Yakusoku - "promise"
Yakuza - street gang
Yamete - "Stop!" Imperative form
Yaoi - male/male relationships
Yare yare - "Well, well"
Yarou - literally, "person", but it's very rude
Yasumi - "holiday"
Yen - Japanese unit of currency. 100 yen approximately
equals 1 dollar US.
Yo - grammatical particle, indicating emphasis
Yokatta - "Thank goodness"
Yon - "four"
- literally, "Please look favourably upon me". Tradition when greeting someone for the first time
Yoshe or yoshi or yosha
- "All right!"
Yuri - female/female relationships.
Yuugi - "play"
Zutto - "always" or "forever"