A genre of Japanese comics and animated films aimed primarily at a young male audience, typically characterized by action-filled plots: [as modifier]: manga artists use the eyes to indicate emotions and sensitivity, not a high priority in early shonen manga
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- Viz had been planning for some time to do a mainstream shonen manga magazine.
- Some of the 22-year-old's favorite Japanese comic titles are those aimed at male readers, or shonen manga.
- It has been able to carve a niche, largely because it specializes specifically in shonen publications, aimed specifically at boys.
1980s: from Japanese shōnen 'boy'. Compare with shojo.
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