History Main / KawaiiKo

29th Dec '16 6:16:33 PM Gamermaster
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* Quattro of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', a {{Meganekko}} who looks all cutesy, speaks all cutesy, and acts all cutesy. Naturally, she's turns out to be [[SmugSnake the evil, nasty one]] of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers]].

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* Quattro of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'', a {{Meganekko}} who looks all cutesy, speaks all cutesy, and acts all cutesy. Naturally, she's turns out to be [[SmugSnake the evil, nasty evil]], [[{{Sadist}} nasty]] [[TheSociopath one]] of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Numbers]].
16th Dec '16 6:12:29 AM TheKaizerreich
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Much like ''kawaiiko'' {{Lolicon}} is an exaggeration of what is socially acceptable in Japan, but in the case of {{Lolicon}} it is mostly done by sexualizing children while ''kawaiiko'' is more about exaggerating cuteness traits. Both however may only be found in the Japanese underground scene.

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Much like ''kawaiiko'' ''kawaiiko'', {{Lolicon}} is an exaggeration of what is socially acceptable in Japan, but in the case of {{Lolicon}} it is mostly done by sexualizing children while ''kawaiiko'' is more about exaggerating cuteness traits. Both however may only be found in the Japanese underground scene.
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5th Nov '16 6:13:24 PM nombretomado
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* The dubbing of ''IronChef'' had a lot of the young actresses on the tasting panel sound like this, earning them the FanNickname "bimbos du jour".

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* The dubbing of ''IronChef'' ''Series/IronChef'' had a lot of the young actresses on the tasting panel sound like this, earning them the FanNickname "bimbos du jour".
4th Jul '16 6:51:09 AM ptcgmaurylover
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Compare DeliberatelyCuteChild, ManChild (for the very worst examples), and TheFakeCutie. The horrific offspring of TastesLikeDiabetes and {{Moe}}.

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Compare DeliberatelyCuteChild, ManChild (for (similar trope for men that could also apply to the very worst examples), of these cases), and TheFakeCutie. The horrific offspring of TastesLikeDiabetes and {{Moe}}.
4th Jul '16 6:49:31 AM ptcgmaurylover
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Compare DeliberatelyCuteChild and TheFakeCutie. The horrific offspring of TastesLikeDiabetes and {{Moe}}.

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Compare DeliberatelyCuteChild DeliberatelyCuteChild, ManChild (for the very worst examples), and TheFakeCutie. The horrific offspring of TastesLikeDiabetes and {{Moe}}.
27th Jun '16 6:18:41 PM MsChibi
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In Japanese, ''kawaii'' means "cute", but [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} the concept has far more overtones than it does in English]] -- and far more power. For many Japanese schoolgirls (and some women), being ''kawaii'' is kind of like being sexy for Western women: it means that they are desirable, attractive and wanted. It becomes a primary goal in their social lives, and success, as measured in the reactions of their peers, is practically an affirmation of their worth as a female.

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In Japanese, ''kawaii'' means "cute", but [[{{UsefulNotes/Kawaisa}} the concept has far more overtones than it does in English]] -- and far more power. For many Japanese schoolgirls (and some women), being ''kawaii'' is kind of like being sexy for Western women: it means that they are desirable, attractive and wanted. It becomes a primary goal in their social lives, and success, as measured in the reactions of their peers, [[MenActWomenAre is practically an affirmation of their worth as a female.
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19th Jun '16 9:19:58 PM Adept
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** The soft-spoken and equally leggy model Lin Chiling (of ''RedCliff'' fame) was often accused of this, but actually fits [[YamatoNadeshiko a completely different Japanese demographic.]]

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** The soft-spoken and equally leggy model Lin Chiling (of ''RedCliff'' ''Film/RedCliff'' fame) was often accused of this, but actually fits [[YamatoNadeshiko a completely different Japanese demographic.]]
12th May '16 2:51:47 AM Adept
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* Both Suzu Sakuma and Miki Koishikawa in ''MarmaladeBoy''.

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* Both Suzu Sakuma and Miki Koishikawa in ''MarmaladeBoy''.''Manga/MarmaladeBoy''.
19th Mar '16 12:26:28 PM nombretomado
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* Traci Van Horn of ''HannahMontana'', at least in the episode [[CluelessAesop "No Sugar Sugar"]], in which she hosts a sweet sixteen birthday party ("emphasis on ''sweet''") despite being two years past the deadline. She seems to be pushing herself as some childish brand of trying really-too-hard to be sexy, as she proceeds to simper about in a saccharine, disturbingly coquettish manner, waving an oversized rainbow lollipop in Oliver's face while flirting with him. He's more interested in the lollipop, but who could blame the guy?
* Bernadette on TheBigBangTheory wears floral skirts, has an adorable squeaky voice, and could provide a page image for FunSize; it's easy to forget she's a freaking genius microbiologist with an interest physics, CuteButCacophonic, and a CovertPervert. While a lot of the cuteness is genuine, she's a RaisedCatholic CulturalRebel and thus a bit of a SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl.

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* Traci Van Horn of ''HannahMontana'', ''Series/HannahMontana'', at least in the episode [[CluelessAesop "No Sugar Sugar"]], in which she hosts a sweet sixteen birthday party ("emphasis on ''sweet''") despite being two years past the deadline. She seems to be pushing herself as some childish brand of trying really-too-hard to be sexy, as she proceeds to simper about in a saccharine, disturbingly coquettish manner, waving an oversized rainbow lollipop in Oliver's face while flirting with him. He's more interested in the lollipop, but who could blame the guy?
* Bernadette on TheBigBangTheory ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' wears floral skirts, has an adorable squeaky voice, and could provide a page image for FunSize; it's easy to forget she's a freaking genius microbiologist with an interest physics, CuteButCacophonic, and a CovertPervert. While a lot of the cuteness is genuine, she's a RaisedCatholic CulturalRebel and thus a bit of a SeeminglyWholesomeFiftiesGirl.
20th Jan '16 5:26:41 AM hydrix
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It would be reasonable to assume that there is some kind of connection between ''kawaiiko'' and {{Lolicon}}, but the nature of the relationship -- if one does exist -- is not clear.

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It would be reasonable to assume that there is some kind of connection between Much like ''kawaiiko'' and {{Lolicon}}, {{Lolicon}} is an exaggeration of what is socially acceptable in Japan, but in the nature case of {{Lolicon}} it is mostly done by sexualizing children while ''kawaiiko'' is more about exaggerating cuteness traits. Both however may only be found in the relationship -- if one does exist -- is not clear.
Japanese underground scene.
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