Akemi's Anime World

Anime Fan's Dictionary Reference

selected terms: 15

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obake
Ghost; spirit; specter. Obake is usually used to describe incorporeal creatures, usually the spirits of the dead.
Synonym: yuurei
See also: mononoke
oi
colloq.
Hey; yo. A meaningless word used to get attention--commonly yelled to someone at a distance, it can also be used to someone nearby, but is a very blunt way of getting attention. "Anoo..." or "sumimasen" are far more polite.
ojousama
n.
Respectful term for the daughter of another person; daughter of an upper-class family. The term is also used as a sort-of insult toward a girl or young woman, implying she is overly pampered or naive.
okane
n.
Money.
oku
num.
Hundred million (100,000,000).
omoi
  1. adj.
    Heavy.
  2. adj.
    Serious; important.
oni
n.
Ogre; demon; "it" in the game of tag. Oni is the standard word for a generic evil monster. The standard image is of a traditional Japanese ogre, a monster looking like a giant, ugly, hairy human with two straight horns and a spiked club. It can also be applied more broadly to big, evil, human-like creatures, and the word is frequently added to the beginning of other nouns (both officially and in slang) to denote particularly powerful or vicious specimens, such as "onimusha" = "fierce warrior".
See also: onigokko
onigokko
n.
The game of tag. Literally meaning "playing oni", the person who is "it" is called the "oni".
onna
n.
A woman.
See also: otoko
ore
pr ; m.
I; me.
 
Very masculine, somewhat informal pronoun. Used only by men, and usually men wanting to project a masculine image at that. Less polite than boku. Frequently used by young male anime characters trying hard to project a masculine image, and occasionally by very tomboyish girls wanting a tough image, though neither is common in actual use. There are, however, a few parts of Japan in which ore might be used by women.
Synonym: watashi, atashi, boku, washi
orenji
  1. n.
    Orange (fruit).
  2. n.
    Orenji iro = Orange (color).
otaku
  1. n.
    You; your house; your home. Otaku is a somewhat uncommon word for you; depending on the situation it can be used formally (this use having a somewhat feminine air) or by younger men in which case it generally has a more rough, colorful air.
  2. n.
    Obsessed fan; geek; nerd. Not restricted to anime fans, otaku is a general and relatively insulting word used to describe people obsessed with some particular hobby. This use developed from anime fans calling each other "otaku" (as above) and was popularized with a more general meaning in the mass media due to a video collecting serial killer. Its connotations have since softened somewhat.
otoko
n.
A man.
See also: onna
otome
n.
Girl; young lady.
Synonym: shoujo
ou
n.
King.