bishoujo – japanese for beautiful girl

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Bishoujo (literally, “beautiful girl”) is the Japanese term used to refer to pretty girls. Since bi- (derived from bijin, beautiful person) refers to feminine beauty, the meaning is more poignant for bishoujo, unlike the male term, bishounen, which tends to mean male with a more effeminate beauty.

Bishoujo are used in almost all genres of anime, ranging from shoujo to mecha.

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