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Opaque vs. Translucent

A girl in Omaha, Nebraska, has a dispute with her father about the meaning of the words opaque and translucent. Opaque describes something that blocks light completely. Something translucent lets some light pass through. This is part of a complete...

mangette

mangette  n.— «As if it wasn’t enough that manga’s hardest-working quartet has yet to finish “X/1999” (Viz), “Legal Drug” (Tokyopop), “Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle” (Del Rey), “XXXHolic” (Del...

boizu rabu

boizu rabu  n.— «Other examples of their specialized vocabulary include “yaoi” and “boizu rabu” (i.e., boy’s love, sometimes abbreviated BL). Yaoi applies when the progagonist in a manga or novel makes a...

BL

BL  n.— «Other examples of their specialized vocabulary include “yaoi” and “boizu rabu” (i.e., boy’s love, sometimes abbreviated BL). Yaoi applies when the progagonist in a manga or novel makes a reappearance in a...

fan service

fan service n. a feature, inside joke, or obscure reference included in entertainment primarily to please a core fan group, or a work of entertainment expressly created for that purpose; (hence) in anime and manga, visuals which include nude or semi...

scanlation

scanlation n. the translation of digitally scanned pages (of manga, a style of Japanese comic book, cartoon, and graphic novel); the translated works themselves. Etymological Note: scan + translation (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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