The popular Common Anime Slang Encyclopedia Part 2! Now available.
Shounen: Anime or manga aimed at boys or the supposed “manly” man anime.
Shoujo: Anime or manga aimed at girls or the “womanly” anime or manga.
OP: Opening theme song, Intro, Opening song
ED: Ending Theme Song, Outro, Ending song
Moe: Basically anything having to do with anime or manga that is cute. Be it an anime character, inanimate object, etc. Most fans will use it to signify that something is cute.
Kawai: To simply mean ‘cute’. You know adorable.
Plot: Does not mean story plot but that has so much sexual appeal that it might lack any actual story plot. Kind of hilarious in its irony if you ask me.
A good example would be the anime, Maoyu. It can be hilarious when anime fans say the anime has “plot”. To be fair, Maoyu, does in fact have plot of the story kind and of the sexier type. So two wins.
Harem: Sexual appeal from the many female anime characters within an anime series. Usually these anime or manga have various attractive female anime characters vying for the attention of one male lead character.
Fanservice: Sexual appeal taken to the extreme or simply seeing a lot of sexiness in anime or manga.
BL: Boys Love
Yaoi: Men who love men interactions in a work of anime or manga.
Shonen-ai: A lighter version of BL.
Josei: Anime or manga aimed at ladies or young women.
Cuteness Overload: When anime fans find something utterly cute in anime.
These are some of the more basic anime terms thrown around by anime fans and believe me there are more. Anime Fans always come up with vast amounts of ways to cleverly express themselves. Do you know any others? Let me know since I am already working on more parts to this special blog series for the blog.