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Understanding the Meanings of Japanese Manga

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Understanding the Meanings: Part II
Uke
Seke
Seme

There are three main types of Positions; Uke, Seke, and Seme.
Uke Means:
"The Bottom"
"The Female"
"The Receiver"
Seke means:
"The Middle"
"Both 'Receiver', and/or, 'Attacker/Giver'."
Seme means:
"The Top"
"The Male"
"The Attacker"
These are all Japanese slang terms utilized when it comes to a Yaoi/Yuri anime/manga and in a fanfiction. It's used to describe the position in which each person takes in a Yaoi/Yuri intimate relationship. In another words; Uke, Seke and Seme are involved in homosexual relationships, mainly in Yaoi and Yuri.
Seme would be more of the dominate type.
Guardian-like
And more masculine in the relationship.
Uke is more of the submissive type.
Gentle-like
And more femimine in the relationship.
Seke can be both Uke and Seme in the relationship.
Moves between the two based on his/her mood, the mood of his/her partner, and/or the situation itself.
Seme
Uke
Seke
Badass Uke
May blend in as either Uke or Seme!
Introducing The 5 Personality Types Of Ukes
Sensual, rebellious, and intuitive, the Badass Uke can truly be a work of contrasts - an innocent appearance clothed in dark clothing, and a shy smile with eyes that suggest a naughty, darker nature. They are at once easy and hard to approach, as their energy draws people to them, while their intensity and distrust pushes people away... for maybe more than any other personality, the Badass Uke hides away deep in a fantasy world of their own creation, letting few, if any, in. Searching for the one person able to understand their need for something more, someone to protect them and share that mysterious world with them, the Badass Uke can seem lost and wandering, their loneliness sometimes reflecting an inner anger - as they cannot be content until they have been found and claimed, sensually and emotionally.
+ Outgoing, sexy, and intuitive, the Flaming Uke is truly a master of social interaction once their skills have matured. It's no wonder they always seem to be the center of attention in their circle of friends - and they make sure of it, surrounding themselves with those who give them the just attention they know they deserve.
+ The Flaming Uke can come off as rather flamboyant and egocentric with their self-assured and sometimes downright bossy attitude, but they're only giving you their advice for your own good. And maybe that's why so many seek them out for their artistic ideas - from love, fashion, or sexy tips on how to get the attention of that special seme you've been after, the Flaming Uke is always happy to help. They make wonderful friends, just be sure to stay on their good side, as this personality is skilled with drama, and can tend to get a bit competitive, opportunistic, and jealous when crossed.
+ In love relationships, they get along best with the Chibi Seme and Romantic Seme. Flaming Uke seek a partner that will show them attention and appreciate their quite flaming personality without feeling completely owned by their significant other, and can get resentful if they feel they are being controlled in a romantic relationship, as they like to feel free to express their creativity.

Flaming Uke
Easygoing and energetic, those with the Clueless Uke personality just want to have fun. And although they often tend to have a spaced out or 'clueless' look about them, it's probably because they are lost in their own thoughts, imagining their next big project - for this personality isn't happy unless they are planning or working creatively, whether their passion is music, video games, or making things with their own hands. They also love to be entertained, which may be why they so easily attract the Opportunist Seme - who keeps them interested, with their slightly devious ways, without being demanding, or overwhelming the Clueless Uke's need to still feel free to do as they please. And although this personality can tend to be a bit clueless when it comes to interpersonal relationships, they make fun and caring partners when they find that special seme to amuse and look after them.
Clueless Uke
Intense, untrusting, and with a flair for dark drama, the Dramatic Uke experiences the world on a different level than most. Creative and deep feeling, they are experts at human emotion, and can see right through to your real motives and weakness. However, they are ruled by their own thoughts and emotions, sometimes too much. As they cannot escape the darkness within their soul, they find themselves subconsciously drawing in the Sadistic Seme - the only one who can make them forget...
Other common traits of the Dramatic Uke personality include being: intelligent, suspicious, manipulative, sensual, and secretive.
Dramatic Uke
Creative, sweet, and shy, the Innocent Uke dreams of a peaceful life with the perfect partner - someone to protect them, and lavish them with romantic affection. Artistic and gentle in manner and appearance, the Innocent Uke avoids conflict and decision-making, content in placing their complete trust and happiness in their partner's hands - for all they really desire is to surround themselves with the soft and fluffy fantasy world they've created for themselves. Other common traits of the Innocent Uke include being: thoughtful, trusting, insecure, sensitive, romantic, and loyal.
Innocent Uke
Introducing The 5 Personalities Types Of Semes
Ukes
The 5 Types Of Uke and Seme
Badass
Flaming
Clueless
Innocent
Dramatic
Semes
Chibi
Romantic
Opportunist
Sadistic
Don't Fuck With Me
Mischievous, loyal, and intelligent, the Chibi Seme always seems to have a quiet energy whispering around them, suggesting that there is much more to them then what there first appears to be. Laid-back, and not one to call a lot of attention to themselves, they tend to guard their creative, forceful, (and somewhat manipulative) inner self behind an easygoing and playful exterior shell, which makes it impossible for most to truly know them. It takes a special Uke personality to see into the Chibi Seme's deep hidden self and release their sensual side, but once the Chibi Seme has let in that one special person, they will be forever loyal, loving, and protective.
A Chibi Seme will never be completely happy with just the ordinary. Setting themselves somewhat apart from the rest of the world, they need someone like-minded to keep them challenged intellectually and spiritually - a partner to inspire their dark naughty adventures and give them the motivation to take control.
Chibi Seme
Clever and charming, the Opportunist Seme knows just how to move in and capture the attention of a potential partner. Manipulative and somewhat selfish, this Seme isn't beyond stirring up a little mischief or confusion to get what they want. Luckily for those who don't catch on to their schemes, this Seme personality isn't into a lot of drama or hurt feelings, so their trickery is usually balanced out by the gift of their charismatic presence. And although they tend to have devious and somewhat materialistic ways - and you never really know just what they are plotting next - it's really all in good fun, as once they find the right person, they actually make very kind and caring partners.
Opportunist Seme
Intelligent and honest, the Romantic Seme has refined but modest tastes - whether it's food, art, or their own wardrobe. Their appearance can sometimes give the impression of being somewhat unapproachable, when actually, the Romantic Seme cares little for materialistic things, and only wants to shower their partner with their love and protection. Romantic Seme also tend to be very giving to those they are close to, and need to be careful not to be too giving, sacrificing much of themselves to insure the happiness of others.
Other common traits of the Romantic Seme include being: loyal, romantic, thoughtful, protective, honorable, passionate, and trusting.
Romantic Seme
Arrogant, perfectionistic, and self-assured, the Sadistic Seme hungers for power and control, knowing exactly what they want and going after it relentlessly. Refined in style and tastes, the Sadistic Seme demands the very best, and will only accept perfection and complete obedience from the one under their control. Their presence darkly commanding, this Seme personality is all about being 'The Master' ~ and having their partner submissively at their feet, soul in their grasp, is what it takes to satisfy their craving for power. The Sadistic Seme is one to be wary of, unless you crave dark punishment - for once they have you in their grasp, you may never escape.
Sadistic Seme
Possibly the most easily misunderstood Seme personality - the dark intense eyes of the DFWM Seme silently penetrating deep into your true motives is enough to frighten most away. Only those with a taste for playing with danger, and a craving for sensual punishment, would approach willingly into this fire. Intensely possessive and serious, this Seme is driven by challenge - and the thrill of the hunt, capture, and physical dominance over their partner in their shared game of power and submission. And despite this Seme being silent (unless provoked into anger) and more of a loner, once they've found the right partner - someone who can match their intensity and darkness - they are deeply protective, loyal, and sensual.
Don't Fuck With Me Seme
Introducing the Meaning: Part I
Hentai
Yaoi
Yuri
Futanari

shoota(con)
Understanding the Meanings of:
Part III

Body
Body
Body
Body
Body
Body
Anal:
Anal sex refers to the sex act involving insertion of the penis into the anus of a sex partner. Manga with this tag will include scenes of anal sex, either with or without permission from the receiving person.
Oral:
Oral sex, known as fellatio when performed on a man and cunnilingus when performed on a female, is a sexual activity involving the stimulation of the genitalia by the use of the mouth. People may engage in oral sex as part of foreplay before or following sexual intercourse. It may also be performed for its own sake. Manga and doujinshi with this tag will contain a substantial amount of oral sex.
Ashikoki:
Ashikoki is the Japanese term for footjob. A footjob is a sexual act where the genitalia are stimulated by someone's feet. Manga with this tag will include these scenes.
Paizuri:
Paizuri, also known as titty-fucking or a titfuck in the United States, involves the stimulation of the male penis by the female breasts. Commonly, this sex act involves the man placing his penis in the woman's cleavage and thrusting between the breasts while they are squeezed together for stimulation. Frequently combined with oral sex.
Tsundere:
Tsundere is a Japanese character development process which describes a person who is initially cold and even hostile towards another person before gradually showing their warm side over time. The word is derived from the terms tsun tsun, meaning to turn away in disgust, and dere dere meaning to show affection.
Yandere:
Yandere is a Japanese term for a person who is initially very loving and gentle before their devotion becomes destructive in nature, often through violence. The term is derived from the words yan meaning a mental or emotional illness and dere dere meaning to show affection. Yandere characters are mentally unstable, often using extreme violence as an outlet for their emotions.
Teacher:
The teacher tag is used for manga that contain teachers who are most often in dominant positions over their students. The Japanese word for teacher is sensei (先生) and it is commonly used as the translation to describe them in anime and manga.
Nurse:
This tag is used for manga and doujinshi that contain female characters that are wearing nurse outfits, though they do not necessarily need to be actual nurses. Most of these stories will take place inside of a hospital.
Schoolgirl:
Manga with the schoolgirl tag will include characters that are either in primary or secondary school. Most of the time the story will take place at school or the characters will be wearing their school uniforms. The sailor outfit (セーラー服) is the most common style of uniform worn by female students in Japan, and the majority of manga with this tag will feature it.
Maid:
Maid outfits are extremely popular in Japan and are frequently worn in anime and manga. The most common style of Japanese maid outfit consists of a traditional French maid costume with an apron. Generally, Japanese maid costumes are usually one-piece above the knee and black/navy blue colored. Typically they include a short apron with frill and the skirt area of the dress is usually pleated. If knickers or petticoats are worn with it, they are usually ruffled (and the dress is sometimes short enough to display them).
Pettanko:
Pattanko is the Japanese term for a flat-chested female character that is not under age. Manga with this tag will include characters that are obsessive and/or insecure about this fact.
Oppai:
Oppai is the Japanese slang word for breasts, generally used to refer to the larger variety. Naturally large breasts are somewhat rare in Japan, but in hentai they are quite frequent. Hentai manga and doujinshi with the tag 'oppai' will involve characters with large breasts, but not excessively large.
Housewife
Housewife is a term used to describe a married female who is not employed outside of the home, instead she manages the household while her husband works. Manga with this tag involve housewives while they are at home. Additionally it is used in place of a MILF tag.
Dark Skin:
The "dark skin" tag is used for hentai manga and doujinshi that focus on or contain females with dark/tan skin.
Tanlines:
Tan lines refers to a division between areas on the skin of pronounced paleness relative to other areas of skin that have been suntanned and are noticeable darker. This tag also includes ganguro fashion, where girls have a deep tan combined with hair dyed blonde.
Monstergirl:
Monster girls are "exotic" beings (monsters, demons, aliens, etc) that are either part human or bear a strong resemblance to a human female. Manga with this tag most often include strong female monster that capture a human male. For more fun check out Monmusu Quest, a visual novel involving monster girls.
Tentacles:
Tentacles are a genre of hentai where various tentacled creatures (usually monsters) rape or otherwise penetrate women. It is a very uncommon theme, yet it has come to define the genre by most people who are unfamiliar with hentai.
Types of Dere's:
Hentai
Yaoi

Ya- Yamanashi:
O- Ochinashi:
I- Ichinashi:
Yuri
Futanari
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