A very young and sweet boy, usually drawn in an anime
style. Can be used to describe a boy drawn in a Western style or a real boy too.. although a real shota boy should be over 18, of course.
Comes from the Japanese term shota
(itself derived from 'shotacon
' or Shotaro Complex
), meaning hentai
involving young boys. A shota boy, then, literally means a boy who would be suitable for shota, or a boy you would like to see in shota.