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''Bishoujo'' is Japanese for "pretty girl". In normal Japanese conversation, the word can apply to any girl from toddlerhood to late teens. In the {{anime}} and {{manga}} fandoms, however, the word is AnimeFanspeak for attractive girls and young women, particularly those intended to appeal to a male audience. Although [[ShonenDemographic Shonen]] and {{Seinen}} have included a variety of pretty ladies for the viewers to ogle since their beginnings, the popularity of {{Moe}} and WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForLittleGirls shows since the late 1990s has translated into increasingly [[ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]]-influenced character and costume designs for ''bishoujo'' characters.

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''Bishoujo'' is Japanese for "pretty girl". In normal Japanese conversation, the word can apply to any girl from toddlerhood to late teens. In the {{anime}} and {{manga}} fandoms, however, the word is AnimeFanspeak UsefulNotes/AnimeFanspeak for attractive girls and young women, particularly those intended to appeal to a male audience. Although [[ShonenDemographic Shonen]] {{Shonen|Demographic}} and {{Seinen}} have included a variety of pretty ladies for the viewers to ogle since their beginnings, the popularity of {{Moe}} and WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForLittleGirls shows since the late 1990s has translated into increasingly [[ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]]-influenced {{Shoujo|Demographic}}-influenced character and costume designs for ''bishoujo'' characters.






* [[ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]]-influenced visual elements:

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* [[ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]]-influenced {{Shoujo|Demographic}}-influenced visual elements:



** [[FlowerMotifs Flowers]] and [[BishieSparkle sparkles]]

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** [[FlowerMotifs Flowers]] {{Flower|Motifs}}s and [[BishieSparkle sparkles]]



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