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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.
15th Jan '16 9:08:35 AM Adept
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* IdolSinger [[HelloProject Matsuura Aya]] used to affect a ''kawaiiko'' stage persona called "Ayaya" (which made her convincing portrayal of surly and violent near-delinquent Saki in the 2006 ''SukebanDeka'' film a major surprise for her fans). In the last couple of years, however, she seems to have gone from Ayaya to just Aya, releasing more mature songs and acting less cute.

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* IdolSinger [[HelloProject Matsuura Aya]] used to affect a ''kawaiiko'' stage persona called "Ayaya" (which made her convincing portrayal of surly and violent near-delinquent Saki in the 2006 ''SukebanDeka'' ''Manga/SukebanDeka'' film a major surprise for her fans). In the last couple of years, however, she seems to have gone from Ayaya to just Aya, releasing more mature songs and acting less cute.
15th Dec '15 10:27:40 AM Willbyr
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* [[ChocottoSister Choco]] is downright adorable.

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* [[ChocottoSister [[Manga/ChocottoSister Choco]] is downright adorable.
13th Dec '15 5:44:14 PM Willbyr
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* ''Anime/MaiHime}'': Munakata Shiho is very cute and cheery, but [[ClingyJealousGirl when she gets angry]], she gets ''angry''.

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* ''Anime/MaiHime}'': ''Anime/MaiHime'': Munakata Shiho is very cute and cheery, but [[ClingyJealousGirl when she gets angry]], she gets ''angry''.



* Similar to Nermal, Chi from ''ChisSweetHome''. She's more of a kawaiiko, though, because she's naive about it.

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* Similar to Nermal, Chi from ''ChisSweetHome''.''Manga/ChisSweetHome''. She's more of a kawaiiko, though, because she's naive about it.
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