1)Japanese for boy
2)A style of manga who's targets are usually young males between the ages of 7-13. They are typically full of fighting and action Some examples of these are Naruto, Prince of Tennis, Yu-Gi-Oh, Dragon Ball Z, and Pokemon.
1) Watashi wa shonen desu. (I am a boy.)
2) My favorite shonen manga is Naruto. I really like all the combat, and Sakura is a babe.
by Neko October 21, 2004
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Means boy in Japanese. Often used to describe anime and manga.
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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 interactions between two females is yuri. Shoujo-ai and yuri can also be called femmeslash - or, sometimes, just slash.
"Bakura-kun gave Ryou-kun a Christmas kiss and chocolates and roses and presents and presents and even more presents - how typical shonen-ai-ish can they get!"

"Adrian and Lawrence are so cute as a shonen-ai couple and even if Adrian did killed Lawrence...he died in the end for Lawrence..."
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The non-religious equivalent of a Bible Thumper. One who must consult the "all mighty" Shonen Jump before deciding on whether or not they like a series. Approach with caution, those who do not also worship the Shonen Jump will be preached to until their minds implode.

Not all narutards are Shonen Jumpers, but all Shonen Jumpers are narutards.
"I was at Borders today and a Shonen Jumper was salivating all over the 'b' manga section. Thank goodness Battle Royale is shrink-wrapped."
by Linalin January 25, 2009
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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!"
by Shinigami Dani July 18, 2003
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The kick-ass all-girl j-rock band hailing from Osaka Japan. They formed in 1982.
They like to describe themselves as "super-eccentric-pop-punk-cult-band-shonen-knife!".
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