Definition of shojo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊdʒəʊ/
(also shoujo)


[mass noun]
A genre of Japanese comics and animated films aimed primarily at a young female audience, typically characterized by a focus on personal and romantic relationships: [as modifier]: the world of shojo manga is the natural habitat for love stories of all possibilities and combinations
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  • In the field of Japanese studies, the cult of the shojo has received a great deal of attention.
  • Renowned "Astro Boy" manga artist Osamu Tezuka created the first shojo title in 1953.
  • More than a quarter of the top 50 manga properties in the U.S. listed for the third quarter of 2005 were shojo.


1980s: from Japanese shōjo 'young woman, girl'. Compare with shonen.

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