I was reading the character page for the Street Fighter
series, and got to Sakura
, and saw that one of the tropes on her list was... Bishoujo Genre. Eh? What's this?
I looked around and saw that people are using the term "Bishoujo Genre" to refer to any female character that they find attractive. I think this comes from the fact that "Bishoujo", one of the redirects, is a valid anime Fan Speak
term that means just that: any sexy female character.
This is a real mess. First of all, it's referring to characters, not series. Second of all, the way that they are using it is very subjective, even though the trope is quite objective. Third of all, they way they are using it is just a chair
On the other hand, this trope is completely valid. I've Seen It a Million Times
: the the series is marketed towards boys and teenage guys
or young men
. They know that healthy young men like seeing healthy young women
, and decide to include some
. They get a little carried away, and the entire bloody cast
ends up composed of healthy young women.
My suggestion is that we keep the trope as "Bishoujo Series", but ax "Bishoujo" and "Bishoujo Genre" as redirects.
edited 4th Apr '12 5:39:30 PM by TropeEater