|Italian for brother. This is the name given to the handler, cyborg assassin pairs in Section 2. Jose and Henryetta are a fratello.
|A kingdom in Gaea that possessed an artifact from Atlantis that Zaibach needs in it conquest.
|Future Humans are (of course) from the future. They cannot travel any farthur back in time that three years prior to the story plot. They've determined that Haruhi has something to do with this fact and so have sent an operative to observe her.
|MPAA Rating: General Audiences (All Ages Admitted).
|One of the Twelve Colonies
|A term used for people that are 100% Resemble.
|Ghomvak Security is part of the Administration. It oversees the law enforcement branch which includes bounty hunters.
|These are Dragoon emulations. They have similar capabilities without the AI and are piloted by humans.
|MPAA Rating: General Patronage. All Ages Admitted/Parental Guidance Suggested. Replaced the M rating in 1970 and eventually replaced by the PG rating.
|The physical effects seen when the Limit of Questions has been reached.
|This award is given annually by The Guardian for outstanding
works of fiction by British or Commonwealth authors. The work should be first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. Picture
books and books by previous winners are excluded.
|A term for the adhesive on the back of a stamp that attaches the stamp to an envelope or package.
|Breaks in the gumming on stamps that reduce the amount of curling a sheet has when printed on a rotary press. There are three kinds of Gum Breakers - Type I the breaks are 5.5mm apart, Type II the breaks are 22mm and on Type III they are 12mm apart.
|A block of stamps separated by a gutter.
|Gutter margin is a margin dividing a sheet of stamps into separate panes.
|A pair of stamps separated by a gutter.
|Charcoal Feather Federation
|A half-beast that is both human and animal. They can change between forms.
|These are the Knight Sabers armored suits. The first generation suits used a softsuit interface to translate the users movements into actions. Later models of hardsuits do not require the softsuits. Each hardsuit is tailored to the user and each has a variety of different armaments/defenses accordingly.
|This is Core Robot 1, the white robot. It is the robot that Kazuki Yotsuga first saw in his visions of the parallel world. The original pilot was Yayoi Schwael but she was injured and lost her ability to sync with the robot's life sympathy. After Kazuki arrived in the parallel world, he became the robot's pilot.
|Hentai refers to sexual deviancy. In America this has become the word for pornographic anime. Beware.
|Himiko is one of the original artifacts and is in control (or controlled by) of Rara. An incomplete version was piloted by Mitsuki Rara which was defeated by Kazuki in Jinmu. The completed mecha was piloted by Mitsuki Sanada (and Ayuko Rara behind the scenes).
|A small piece of gummed paper that is used to affix a stamp to a stamp album without using the stamps adhesive to do so. This allows for stamps to be more easily removed if necessary. Using hinges on mint stamps does some damage to the gum on the stamp.
|A youma that has the abilities to possess humans. They have fighting skills which allow the humans they posses to become great fighters.
|The Japanese developed a writing system based on syllables in about the 9th century. Hiragana and Katakana are two forms of writing (together known as kana). Hiragana characters are more cursive or rounded than katakana.
Hiragana consist of 46 symbols. Hiragana is used for grammatical endings of verbs, nouns, adjectives and several other original Japanese words which are not written in kanji.
Hiragana is the first of the alphabets taught to Japanese children.
|The Japanese language has several terms that are appended to names that denote status. This is called keigo (敬語) which means "respectful language".
- san: This is the most common honorific and denotes respect and formality. This is similar to "Mr", "Mrs" or "Miss".
- dono: This is used as a term of respect greter than "san".
- sama: This denotes a great amount of respect for a person usually for those with a higher status such as teachers and lords.
- kun: This shows familiarity or friendship with males of the same age or younger. With younger or lower ranking women it is used in the workplace to refer to ones female employees.
- chan: This shows familiarity and friendship and used to refer to someone who is the same age or younger (similar to kun). This is used mostly for females, pets and children and is only used for males when referring to a boyfriend.
- ko: Indicates familiarity with a female friend, often used to refer to a girlfriend.
- sensei: Used for teachers such as in school or in martial arts.
- senpai: This is used often to address seniors (older people)
- niichan: Big brother.
- neechan: Big sister.
|The Hugo Award is the oldest science fiction award. It is named after Hugo Gernsback, a major writer and spokesman for the science fiction genre. These awards are given out at the World Science Fiction Convention held on Labor Day each year. Awards are given out in thirteen categories. They are sponsored by the World Science Fiction Society and are granted by popular vote of the members of this society. One of the first winners of the Hugo Award was The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick.
|Hunters are hover-tanks that are very fast.
|A stamp that has no perforations (the small holes between stamps that allow for easy separation of the stamps).
|In-betweens are animated frames between the key frames of animation. It is usually not necessary for these to be of the same quality. In-betweening is regarded as grunt work and is where inexperienced animators usually begin their careers.
|Integrated Data Entity
|This is an entity that was born from the accumulation of data throughout the universe. This entity has aspects of itself on Earth to explore a huge outburst of data that occured about three years ago. One of these aspects is named Yuki.
|Japanese term for "welcome".
|Japanese term for "welcome" but in a more polite way that just Irasshai.
|A term for Japanese Animation. This term is usually frowned upon by fans of anime in the US but has become a term used in Japan to specify Japanese animation. This is because the term anime means any type of animation in Japanese.
|Jinmu is one of the original artifacts that were unearthed with D. This mecha is piloted by Kazuki and is his alternate self in the parallel world. When the limiter for female pilots only is removed, Kazuki is able to use full control over it which manifests light hawk wings.
|Stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand in the original series and Knight Industries Three Thousand in the second series.
|The name given to people that have been brought to the world of the Twelve Kingdoms in a shoku.
|The Kanji alphabet has it's origins in China and was later brought to Japan. This alphabet is much more complex than hiragana and katakana (the other two Japanese alphabets). Kanji symbols represent ideas or words in whole whereas the other alphabets are used to spell out these ideas or words. Sometimes kana are used with the kanji to show pronunciation. When this is done it is called furigana.
|The Karma was a transport ship used to transfer Zeiram. Gren dies on this ship after his battle with the awakened Zeiram when he "self destructs" the ship.
|The Japanese developed a writing system based on syllables in about the 9th century. Hiragana and Katakana are two forms of writing (together known as kana). Katakana characters are more angular than hiragana.
Katakana consist of 46 symbols. Katakana is mainly used for writing words borrowed from other languages and the names of persons and geographical places that can't be written in kanji.
|Japanese term for "cute" or "adorable".
|Respectful language. (See Honorifics)
|The creature that chooses the ruler of each kingdom. They are bound to that ruler and if it dies, so will the ruler. They also have a human form.
|Kraft Light Fighter - The military version of an LFO.
|The Knight Sabers formed to eradicate rogue Boomers. They were started by Sylia in 2037. The first two women were both killed in action. Sylia later recruited Priss Asagiri and then Nene Romanova. Sylia then retired. In 2040 Linna was recruited.
|A black kirin. These are very rare and legend has it that they are portents of good fortune.
|Japanese term for "good evening".
|Japanese term for "hello" or "good day".
|The stadium in which the national high school baseball tournaments are held in Japan.