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There's really no mention about what it stands, as far as I can recall. In fact, S-rank is not only used in One Punch Man. Reading around some articles, it seems like most of them attribute the S-rank as having originated in Japan. The meaning of 'S', however, is still unknown and is subject to speculation. From what I've read, however, it seems like there ...


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The whole point of the "trap" archetype is to trick people (both the audience watching the show, and the characters in the show itself) into thinking the character is female when they aren't. If they were to speak with a masculine voice, the illusion would be ruined the moment they opened their mouth, which kind of ruins the point. Aside from this, it would ...


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I suppose this depends on your definition of "often". It also heavily depends on the kind of show you're watching. If you're watching a slice-of-life anime which has its characters closely rooted in the modern reality as opposed to anything supernatural, then older women are typically drawn closer to what our expectations would be. If you're watching an ...


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I am pretty sure this is something that originates from the intention of the medium (film, novel, game) to tell a story. Weak enemies that are quickly dealt with don't need a fleshed out personality. But strong enemies are often your main antagonists and therefore need a personality, motivations and so on. In order for us to understand these motivations the ...


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The catchphrase comes from character Akira Yuki from the Virtua Fighter series, and was popularized as a seiyuu meme (basically a meme associated to a voice actor) related to famous voice actor Shin-ichiro Miki. Akira is the main character of the Virtua Fighter series, and his catchphrase was used in every game of the series, starting with the first opus in ...


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It's most likely a mix of, Human Hummingbird Kewpie Doll Surprise Wheel o' Feet Floating Limbs Possibly also Thundering Herd if you want to consider the background or context for the first image


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There was supposedly a time, before innovation introduced plastic lenses, when glasses were made with the bottom of cow milk bottles. Bottom of a milk bottle manufactured in Hiroshima, Showa 35 (1960) As you can see, the bottom of the bottle has concentric circles, and the spirals seen in manga basically come from there, and evolved into spirals later. ...


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The symbols you typed are called kaomoji. According to Symbol Go, kaomoji are Japanese emoticons. These are text symbols, which are different from emojis (e.g., ⛄). Unlike emoticons such as :-) kaomoji can be read without tilting one's head to the left; rather, they are read horizontally, such as ( • ‿ • ). Emotions can be expressed by changing how the ...


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At least in the examples you've given, the letter helps differentiate a sequel show, or later season, from the original. For example, the original Dragon Ball was followed by Dragon Ball Z, then Dragon Ball GT, then it gets complicated but they remade Z in a condensed form as Dragon Ball Z Kai and now there's Dragon Ball Super. For Sailor Moon, the seasons ...


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Yes, this is a trope known as blood from the mouth and sometimes also crosses over with the waterfall puke where a stream of blood will follow. This trope is used to indicate significant physical damage to a character, through a force that would be at least significant to getting hit by a car. Disclaimer, I am not a medical professional. The following ...


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Ki is a special kind of natural energy (Originating from Captain Yami's homeland), which is very different from mana. Unlike mana, all living and non -living things give off Ki when they move. In other words, the ability to sense Ki, gives individuals the ability to sense attacks by people and projectile objects. Also, the fact that Ki depends more on ...


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It would depend on the medium and tropes at play within the particular series. Such as comedies breaking a 4th wall. Generally. I would say no. The reading or viewer of a particular series is an extra-diegetic spectator. The narrative present are convey some sort of atmosphere to the spectator (perhaps for amusement). The emotive transformation tropes is ...


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This seems to be a play on the psychological trick of "counting to 10". Counting to 10 (or more) is a methodology often used to help people with anxiety, fear, anger and in the case or R-15, arousal. By counting to ten, you actively keep your mind busy, effectively distracting you from whatever is causing your anxiety, fear etc. In R-15 instead of ...


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Here's what I think: I believe that would depend on the extent of eroticism being shown, although I think the word you're looking for is simply 'censored'. If they are Anime that contain a lot of sexual humor but no outright pornography then they can be classified as an Ecchi anime that is censored. No Game, No Life is one of them. This might be ...


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Pipiko as known as "Pipi" was the first Tsundere in an anime show called "Triton of the Sea (Umi no Toriton) in 1972" was published by Osamu Tezuka. She was found in Northern sea in a cool place. She wanted to become the queen of the Northen sea because she was the last mermaid (Actually she still a badass Tsundere mermaid! xD ). She's not very polite to ...


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Can you name some titles that features "true" incest between biological siblings? Incest is definitely a taboo at least in modern Japan. There are only a few love stories about incest between biological siblings, and most Japanese otaku do not like them. However, a sibling-in-law is a notable exception. The Japanese law allows the marriage of two siblings-...


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