(also: bishie) lit. beautiful boy: used in a broad context in North America to refer to any sexy, reasonably young male character
literally "pretty boy." Usually refers to a very handsome young man 25 yrs old.
literally "beautiful youth" aka pretty boy, girly boy, etc.
a cute/pretty boy (in animé, usually a boy who looks like a girl). Has a female equivalent, bishoujo (which means a cute/pretty girl, BTW, not a girl who looks like a boy ^-^;). Bishounen are often referred to as bishies by fangirls, although the same doesn't seem to be common with bishoujo and fanboys.
a form of anime in which the men are usually more feminine looking than the females
Japanese for â€œpretty boy.â€ Bishonen are male characters who often possess very feminine features. An example of bishonen would be the male characters from Fushigi Yuug
and Bishoujo - "Bishounen" are pretty boys, androgynous. "Bishoujo" are cute girls.
Literally means "beautiful youth". It's mostly a term used for beautiful men, especially those whose looks border on androgynous or outright effeminate. Wikipedia entry on Bishounen - a short entry, but covers the origin and use of the term.
beautiful young boys, a genre of girl-oriented stories (mostly manga) about young boys (literally translated, beautiful young year)