"pretty boy", (manga/anime)
A “pretty boy.
Term frequently used in manga to designate "cute boy." "Bi" means "beautiful" or "cute" in Japanese and "shonen" means "boy." Generally, the term "bishonen" applies to male anime charaters who are young (approx. 13-17 years old), very attractive, pretty, and even feminine to some degree (i.e. thay have long hair, slender builds, might be gay, ect.).
Literally "beautiful boy." Used to describe the delicate-featured males that turn up frequently in shôjo manga, such as Kamui in X/1999 or Hotohori in Fushigi Yûgi.
"Bishonen" literally means "beautiful" (bi) + "boy" (shonen). A pretty girl is thus known as a bishojo (where "shojo" means girl). The term applies to young males (approx. 12 - 17 years old) who are very attractive, pretty, and even feminine to some degree (i.e. they have long hair, slender builds, might be gay, etc.) I kinda expanded the term to include any handsome anime male regardless of age, which is kinda confusing, but "bishonen" was the easiest way I could think of to group all the pretty guys I like together. Yes, technically, this site is full of bishonen and "biseinen" (beautiful men), as I have a self-imposed age criteria, but way back when, I didn't know there was a difference.
A beautiful boy.
"beautiful boy", artwork frequently appearing in female-produced doujinshi.
Japanese for 'beautiful youth', usually male characters drawn near female style.