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    Western adapted japanese anime/manga terms.

    I was wondering how many more japanese type terms their were for anime, similar to the following (which are the only ones I know of):

    Shoujo - Anime aimed at a female audience.
    Shoujo-ai - Anime with lesbian content.
    Yuri - Anime with lesbian content.
    Shonen - Anime aimed at a male audience.
    Lolicon - Pedaphilic themed anime, usually with younger females.
    Bishonen - Don't know the meaning. Care to tell me?
    Bishoujo - Don't know the meaning. Care to tell me?
    Yaoi - Anime with gay content.
    Shonen-ai - Anime with gay content.
    Shotacon - Pedaphilic themed anime, with younger males.


    Those are all the ones I know. Could you tell me any more you may know and their meaning?

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    Re: Western adapted japanese anime/manga terms.

    ok did a quick google search

    Bishōnen (美少年, literally, "beautiful boy") is a specific Japanese aesthetic concept of the ideally beautiful young man. The prefix bi- (美) specifically refers to feminine beauty (bijin, lit. "beautiful person", refers to a beautiful woman.) The bishōnen is typically quite slender and not very muscular, with a tapered chin, stylish hair, and an overall effeminate or androgynous appearance. ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishonen

    Bishōjo (美少女; literally, "beautiful young girl"), often spelled bishoujo, is the Japanese term used to refer to pretty girls, usually below college age.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishoujo

    ok hope that helps

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    Re: Western adapted japanese anime/manga terms.

    Tsunami-big/hugh wave
    Kawaii (lots of people like to use this word)--cute

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    Re: Western adapted japanese anime/manga terms.

    There is also hentai(pervert, or porn) and baka (idiot, stupid,fool, etc.). And i think there is more to the term Tsunami, but i don't feel like asking my mom right now.

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    Re: Western adapted japanese anime/manga terms.

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    For other meanings of tsunami, see Tsunami (disambiguation).

    The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004.A tsunami (pronunciation /suˈnɑːmi/ or /tsuˈnɑːmi/]) is a series of waves generated when a body of water, such as a lake or ocean is rapidly displaced on a massive scale. Earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions and large meteorite impacts all have the potential to generate a tsunami. The effects of a tsunami can range from unnoticeable to devastating.

    The term tsunami comes from the Japanese language meaning harbour ("tsu", 津) and wave ("nami", 波 or 浪). Although in Japanese tsunami is used for both the singular and plural, in English tsunamis is well-established as the plural. The term was created by fishermen although they had not been aware of any wave in the open water. A tsunami is not a sub-surface event in the deep ocean; it simply has a much smaller amplitude (wave heights) offshore, and a very long wavelength (often hundreds of kilometres long), which is why they generally pass unnoticed at sea, forming only a passing "hump" in the ocean.

    Tsunamis have been historically referred to as tidal waves because as they approach land, they take on the characteristics of a violent onrushing tide rather than the sort of cresting waves that are formed by wind action upon the ocean (with which people are more familiar). However, since they are not actually related to tides the term is considered misleading and its usage discouraged by oceanographers.
    Not much more about tsunami though....dont need to ask your mum....
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    Re: Western adapted japanese anime/manga terms.

    thanks but u do know that wikipedia isn't the most reliable of referance sites

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