meaning literally "boy love" in japanese. it is a lot like yaoi, but not as hard core.
mostly depicting boys kissing or light making out.
shonen ai, as a medium usualy revolves around relationships and emotional situations, rather then the guy on guy sex.
"gravitation is such a cute shonen ai show! i cant wait for its release here!"
Shonen-ai is a Japanese terminology literally translated into "shonen" = boy and "ai" which means love. It denotes male homosexuality
, and, unlike its correspondent yaoi
, shonen-ai is used in regards to depictions of the romantic side of a relationship between two males. "Shonen-ai," the term, is used in fanfiction
to warn of male homosexuality
Often, shonen-ai is associated with fluffy, cute, and cuddly relationships - but the term is not completely restricted to such descriptions. Occasionally, an author will turn out a darker portrayal of a relationship between two guys and use the term "shonen-ai" as a forewarning that romantic relations between the two should be expected, but there will be very little (if at all) explicit sexual interactions. Unless specifically stated otherwise.
Shonen-ai also corresponds with the term "slash
" which has less of an emphasis on whether or not the relationship between the characters involved is romantic or entirely sexual. Shonen-ai's counterpart is shoujo-ai
- "girl"+"love". And the corresponding term for shoujo-ai
that's used in regards to explicit sexual i...
Shonen-ai means any type of manga or anime that has a boy-boy love story. Basically a gay love story for girls who like guys who like guys. Shonen-ai is a form of shoujo
. Not to be confused with Yaoi
which is gay hentai
Gravitation is shonen-ai bacause it is a love story between two guys.
Literally means "boy love." Slash
with an emphasis on "awwww . . . cute!" Not to be confused with yaoi
, which is graphic male/male porn. Shonen ai is generally fluffy and not particularly explicit.
I read the most adorable shonen ai Harry Potter fanfiction the other day . . . It was Lupin/Sirius, set in their school days. They were playing wizard chess and wound up kissing. Lupin is so cute when he blushes!
"boy love" in japanese, it is a populuar subject for fan fiction writers