Shōjo

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Shōjo, shojo or shoujo is a Japanese word for "girl".wikipedia
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Shojo

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Shōjo, the Japanese word for "young girl". This word is often romanized as either shojo (without a macron) or shoujo

Shoujocon

Shoujocon, a former anime convention held annually from 2000–2003
Shoujocon was an American fan convention for anime and manga which focused on the shōjo (girls') subgenre.

Shōjo manga

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Examples include shōjo manga, shōjo culture, shōjo novels, shōjo hobbies, and shōjo fashions, among others. Shōjo manga, a Japanese manga demographic
The name romanizes the Japanese 少女 (shōjo), literally 'young woman'.

Girl

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Most of Hayao Miyazaki's animated films feature a young girl heroine, as in Majo no takkyūbin (Kiki's Delivery Service). There are many other girl protagonists in the shōjo style of manga, which is targeted to girls as an audience.

Women in Japan

Japanese language

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Shōjo, shojo or shoujo is a Japanese word for "girl". The original term is written as "少女", which could be pronounced as shào nǚ in Mandarin (pinyin romanization), so nyŏ in Korean (McCune-Reischauer romanization), thiếu nữ in Vietnamese, and shōjo in Japanese (Hepburn romanization).

Chinese characters

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The Chinese characters (少 and 女) literally mean little and woman respectively. Like most kanji compounds, the term shōjo is borrowed from Classical Chinese characters.

Kanji

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Like most kanji compounds, the term shōjo is borrowed from Classical Chinese characters.

Classical Chinese

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Like most kanji compounds, the term shōjo is borrowed from Classical Chinese characters.

Standard Chinese

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The original term is written as "少女", which could be pronounced as shào nǚ in Mandarin (pinyin romanization), so nyŏ in Korean (McCune-Reischauer romanization), thiếu nữ in Vietnamese, and shōjo in Japanese (Hepburn romanization).

Pinyin

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The original term is written as "少女", which could be pronounced as shào nǚ in Mandarin (pinyin romanization), so nyŏ in Korean (McCune-Reischauer romanization), thiếu nữ in Vietnamese, and shōjo in Japanese (Hepburn romanization).

Korean language

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The original term is written as "少女", which could be pronounced as shào nǚ in Mandarin (pinyin romanization), so nyŏ in Korean (McCune-Reischauer romanization), thiếu nữ in Vietnamese, and shōjo in Japanese (Hepburn romanization).

McCune–Reischauer

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The original term is written as "少女", which could be pronounced as shào nǚ in Mandarin (pinyin romanization), so nyŏ in Korean (McCune-Reischauer romanization), thiếu nữ in Vietnamese, and shōjo in Japanese (Hepburn romanization).

Vietnamese language

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The original term is written as "少女", which could be pronounced as shào nǚ in Mandarin (pinyin romanization), so nyŏ in Korean (McCune-Reischauer romanization), thiếu nữ in Vietnamese, and shōjo in Japanese (Hepburn romanization).

Hepburn romanization

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The original term is written as "少女", which could be pronounced as shào nǚ in Mandarin (pinyin romanization), so nyŏ in Korean (McCune-Reischauer romanization), thiếu nữ in Vietnamese, and shōjo in Japanese (Hepburn romanization).

Book of the Later Han

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The earliest surviving written record of the term 少女 is on the Book of the Later Han, published in China in the 5th century, in Chapter 86, The myth of Yao, referring to young girls.

Yao people

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The earliest surviving written record of the term 少女 is on the Book of the Later Han, published in China in the 5th century, in Chapter 86, The myth of Yao, referring to young girls.

Ritsuryō

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In the 7th century, the word was introduced into the Japanese language through the adoption of the Chinese-style Ritsuryō legal system, where it referred to females between the ages of 17 and 20.

Shōnen manga

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In legal settings, shōjo is a subset of shōnen (meaning "minor") and refers to any female juvenile who has not reached the age of 20.

Minor (law)

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In legal settings, shōjo is a subset of shōnen (meaning "minor") and refers to any female juvenile who has not reached the age of 20.

Bishōjo

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Bishōjo

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Manga

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Shōjo manga, a Japanese manga demographic

Demography

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Shōjo manga, a Japanese manga demographic