Hi, I’m Wren and welcome to my Anime Room! Wren’s Anime Room has been a dream project of mine for many years, and now that it’s become a reality, I am over the moon.
I have been an avid anime watcher for many years. Based in Brisbane, Australia, I have watched the anime, manga and cosplay community grow online, and it’s been an incredible journey. I love the online and Australian anime community, and I want to help it grow even bigger and better.
So, what exactly is Wren’s Anime Room? Well, the goal of this blog is to openly discuss, review and recommend anything anime. I want to explore everything that the anime world has to offer. The thoughts expressed in my reviews and thought pieces are strictly my own, and I hope that this can become a great hub and opening for people (especially in Australia!) to discuss everything anime.
I am always open to discovering new anime and manga, so I hope that my journey could also inspire your own, and that we can end up discussing your favourite (and even the ones that were disappointing or controversial) anime as time goes on.
So, with that, welcome to Wren’s Anime Room and enjoy! x
NEW TO ANIME?
Are you just discovering anime for the first time? That’s okay, we welcome all newbies here! To make it easy, I’ve added a little anime dictionary below for categories, terms and themes that are frequently used in anime culture. Hopefully this will help in your newly found anime adventures!
Bishonen: Translates to ‘pretty boy’. A term used to distinguish an intended audience. Features include feminine/beautiful young males with long hair, slender figures, but will also still have manly features like strength, speed etc. Bishonen anime can also be referred to as ‘bishies’ or ‘bish’.
Bishoujo: A term used for a style of anime. Features include feminine/beautiful young males with long hair, slender figures, but will also still have manly features like strength, speed etc. Bishonen anime can also be referred to as ‘bishies’ or ‘bish’.
Chibi: Japanese slang for ‘small’ or ‘short’, and is generally used as a taunt, or as a form of endearment. When referenced as an art style in anime/manga, it refers to small, extra cute versions of the characters, usually with a big head.
Ecchi: Japanese slang for playfully sexual/erotic actions without explicit sex acts. This sub-genre of anime generally includes panty shots, nudity, innuendoes and perverted situations usually used with humor. Ecchi can also be known as ‘softcore hentai’.
Fan Service: A sub-genre of anime where the artwork has been included with the intention to please the audeince.
Harem/Reverse Harem: A sub-genre of anime where the male protagonist (MP) is surrounded by multiple females who have romantic feelings towards the MP. Reverse Harem is the same but has the gender roles reveresed from Harem, with a female protagonist (FP) that has multiple men as potential love interests. This category generally falls under comedy/romantic comedy.
Hentai: Japanese word for ‘pervert’. Unlike Ecchi, Hentai focuses on sexual situations that are considered peverse.
Isekai: A term used for
Mecha: A term used for
OP: A term used for
Otaku: A term used for
OTP: An acronym for the phrase One True Pairing. Generally used for two characters that you wish/think belong together.
OVA: An acronym for Original Video Animation.
Seinen: A term used for
Shoujo: A term used for
Shounen: A term used for
Tsundere: A term used for
Weeaboo: A term used for
Yandere: A term used for
Yaoi: A term used for
Yuri: A term used for
COMMON PHRASES/WORDS YOU'LL HEAR IN ANIME
Baka: translates to stupid/idiot/dummy
Kohai: a term used
Senpai: a term used . Often a mentor, but is below Sensei in rank.
Sensei: a term used for a teacher/master in some skill.
Yatta: a term used .