Equilly popular with former drummer Yoshiki, this former guitarist saddened all of Japan. He was rich & had a new album he was working on, hardly depressing. He came home drunk one night & hung himself with a towel. Many believe he was murdered but it couln't possibly have been an "accident" A large museum was deticated to him after death.
Ironically, Hizumi from early Madeth Gray'll died on the same day. Also, a friend of Hide's from early Das:Vasser died in a car crash on the way to his funeral.
A man who is pretty as apposed to handsome. Older than a Bishounen.
Gackt & Hakuei are Biseinen.
A parasite Single is someone who is single, no plans for marriage any time soon, not dating, still living with parents. Most parasingles don't quit this lifestyle until their late 30s, early 40s.
The term started in Japan, comming from a 1997 Japanese horror movie Parasite Eve & backed up by best-seller book by Masahiro Yamada in 1999.
Commonly just BL is the replacement for Shounenai. Americans seem to have difficulty telling the difference, so here it is.
SA: The men are always effeminate both in appearence & personality, gay men didn't like it much, & unhappy endings were common. Contrary to perhaps even my own previous postings, this art is not COMPLETELY dead, some shounenai slips through the press. If it's new & fots this description, it's still shounenai.
BL: These days the men are more masculine both in looks & tude, gay men like it too, it's usually less dramatic, more sexual, & tends to end happily.
Shounenai: Ibu no Musukotachi, Kaze to Ki no Uta, & anything else from the 70s & early 80s.
Boyslove: Ai no Kusabi, BNSH, Gravitation, Fake, Ja-Dou, Psycho Blast.
Border line: Anything that lived through both periods. For example, Patalirro, Zetsuai, & Eroica are STILL being written & have made distinct changes to fit the times.
A Japanese slang word know around the world. It's a combination of Bi & Chisai; meaning Small/Beautiful. If a Chibi is not pretty, it's refurred toas SD or Super Deformed. There are 2 kinds of chibis; stubby chibis with no limbs (think Powerpuff girls) & regular chibis, which resemble noseless children.
Chibis are small & beautiful, babies are super deformed.
Before there was rock-paper-scissors, there was Jan-ken-pon, which basically means the same thing.
Players call out the name of the game till someone calls "Aiko desho!"
A shirt worn with a business suit or uniform. Noncasual.
"You can't go to work with a stained Y-shirt. Better bleach it."