Definition of shojo in English:

shojo

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊdʒəʊ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A genre of Japanese comics and animated films aimed primarily at a young female audience, typically characterized by an intense 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
More example sentences
  • Bizarre fashion spreads teach girls how to look like their favourite shojo idols—the cartoons, not the cartoonists—with makeup tips and where to buy those fabulous Japanese clothes.
  • She says she likes shojo because, "They tell a story in art that makes a person have a special connection."
  • It's on comic book stands now, so be sure to check'er out next time you're shopping for some shojo manga.

Origin

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

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