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shojo

Syllabification: sho·jo
Pronunciation: /ˈSHōˌjō
 
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Definition of shojo in English:

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

Origin

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

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