Refurs STRICTLY to young boys. Female shota is colled Lolli.
Shota, or more commonly in Japan; Syouta, is LEAGAL in Japan because the age of concent is 13 there. Rather than attracting gay men, this appeals to young Japanese girls & one of my friends.
Because of how popular it is & how well it sells & since 2D drawings are harmless, shota will not become illigal in Japan any time soon.
In Japan, BL is the "modern" term for Shounenai, deffinition meaning "Boys love."
No matter how you spell it, english or kanji, you will get NOTHING on shounenai on a Japanese search engine, save dead sites refurring to retro mangas from the 70s & 80s.
One of the 3 stages of male beauty most men will never achieve, esp. if they're 3 dimensional & non-asian.
Bisyouta/Bishota: Cute little boy. (usually around 13, wich in Japan, is the age of concent)
Bishounen (commonly mispelled as bishonen); A boy around 14-19 who has femanine qualities & youthfullness that enhance his physical appearence.
Biseinen; A man who has retained androgynous beauty after becoming an adult.
The more manly looking or handsome a man is, the LESS bishounen he is. For example; FF7 & Bakuretsu hunters;
Cid/Gateau; not biseinen.
Bunneah was half right, but the prepubesent boys genre is refurred to as Syouta (Shota to American fans)
Shounenai, like Tanbi, is no longer written. It was replaced by BL (Boys' Love) which are much more likely to have happy endings & have less drama.
Japanese girls will litteraly roll their eyes at you if they hear you say shounenai ai instead of BL.
Litterally "Wannabe Japanese" American slang for anyone who isn't Japanese but wishes they were.
1)Dissing your country & race.
2)An Excessive J-rock/J-pop/J-metal/J-Tech/J-Goth/J-Rap CD collection, music videos & wall posters.
3)An extencive Japanese slang vocabulary from music, fashion, lifestyles, books, etc. Words like "Visual Kei" "Gothic Lolita" "Ganguro" "Kogal" "Otaku" "Cosplay" "Yaoi" "Doujinshi" "Para-Para" "Parasite singles" & "Con"
4)Being a total geek about Japanese sent fandoms like games & animations & being really really proud about it.
5)If you think that Japanese sounds sexier & that the Japanese are sexier & that they have better taste in everything from music to chewing gum.
6)They tend to know trivial facts beyond slang like Japanese minimum wage & why Halajuku & Shinjuku are the coolest places to visit & they contridict you on your pronounciation.
"My sister is sooo Wapanese! She sings totmare & Vidoll & Gackt all the time, she has really convincing crossressers pinned to her wall, none of her videos or books are in English, she wont date guys of her own race, she hangs out at Starbucks alot, & she refurs to her sleeping bag as a futon."
Japanese term for Furry. From animals with human attributes like Sonic the Hedgehog, up to humans with animal attributes like Youko-Kurama.
Mermaids & most Greek myth characters are Kemono.
Humerously, in Japan 'attack' means to approch someone of the opposite gender
"She attacked him at a bar & they went out the next day."