Anime, manga, or fanfic that depicts non-explicit lesbian relationships. Usually focuses on the romantic/ loving/ emotional side of the relationship, unlike yuri which focuses on the passionate/ lustful/ physical side. Usually no more than PG-13 rated.
Most people who are not against homosexuality would have no problem with their kids seeing shoujo-ai.
by K. R. H. September 18, 2005
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Another method of spelling "shoujo ai". Shoujo ai is a lesbian relationship in anime that is non-erotic. Also see "shoujo ai", without a dash.
by Joe October 25, 2003
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A type of anime/manga dealing with girl x girl love. As shounen ai is about boys in love, shoujo ai is about girls in love. Not hentai
The love of Tenjou Utena and Himemiya Anthy, from the series Revolutionary Girl Utena, is an example of a shoujo ai-type relationship.
by Erin May 1, 2003
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While most people think shoujo-ai is a Japanese term, that is incorrect. Shoujo-ai is actually an American term, and is supposed to be the equivelent of what shounen-ai is supposed to be, only with two girls instead of two boys.

In Japan, yuri is the actual term used to represent lesbian relationships, regardless of whether it's sexually explicit or very innocent.
Shoujo ai is somewhat uncommom, most people preferring shounen-ai

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by Citrus September 4, 2005
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The female equivelant of shonen ai. A female/female romance with an emphasis on the 'cute' aspect. No porn, no sex scenes, just adorableness.
"I read an adorable story about Sango and Kagome having crushes on each other. It was the best shoujo ai I've ever read!"
by lynx wings April 23, 2005
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An unintentional or vague lesbian relationship.
Sakura and Tomoyo are a shoujo-ai couple.
by Kenri October 6, 2003
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Contrary to what most newfags and underageb& think, shoujo-ai does not mean sfw lesbian relationships in anime. Shoujo-ai really means pedophilia.
Wow, have you seen that new shoujo ai manga? it's great.

fuck off, pedo.

Lesbian lolis are where it's at
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