Re: [Yuricon] OT: shonen-ai (was New anime on Adult Swim - Naruto)
>CraigNo. Shoujoai is a word that was made up entirely by an American fan. It does
>PS corresponding to Shonen-ai would be Shoujo-ai, platonic love between
>two young girls. Card Captor Sakura and Brigadoon would be examples.
NOT correspond to the now completely out of use term "shounenai."
Craig - Go check the glossary on the Onna! website again. You're outdated.
(And since I've already corrected you on this a couple of times, next time,
just send folks a link to that page:
or the Yuricon Essays page "What is Yuri?" at
Shounenai is used only in Japan for adult males who like boys. Yaoi is being
phased out in preference for "Boy's Love" in English.
Yuri is the preferred term for all representations of f/f affection at this
- --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "Erica Friedman" <alecto_fury@h...> wrote:
> No. Shoujoai is a word that was made up entirely by an American fan.I'd read that "What Is Yuri" page, but since it originates from an
> http://www.yuricon.org/essays/whatisyuri.html .
American author, I'm sure you'll agree that makes it irrelevant.
P.S Know any good 'esbi bars? (LOL) ^_^
- --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, Ashley <dreamingxashley@g...> wrote:
> So... Adult Swim is finally getting a brain... or atleast somethingthat
> resembles a brain. hehe. Next saturday they are gonna start showingNaruto is actually in the Toonami block, Not adult swim. Indicating
> Naruto at 9pm... never got into this series, but it has to be better
> that that god-awful One Piece. And at 12pm they are gonna have
> Escalfowne... and this one has me curious. Is this gonna be the same
> hacked up piece of crap that Fox tried to pass off as a kids anime? Or
> are they gonna play the anime the way it was supposed to be?
> Right now Cowboy Bebop the movie is on. <3 I have it on dvd, but Im
> watching it anyway heh.
they do intend it to be aimed at Boys Tweens and not at the male 18-34
range that adult swim caters to.
Also They're just airing the Vision of Escaflowne movie. So no
danger of it being the edited Fox dub. But the movie has less of a
shoujo feel to it than the series does.
- --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "Jen" <puni@i...> wrote:
> --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "Erica Friedman" <alecto_fury@h...>wrote:
>LOL With the exception that its the product of five years of research, first- and
> I'd read that "What Is Yuri" page, but since it originates from an
> American author, I'm sure you'll agree that makes it irrelevant.
second-hand, I'd agree with you.
The Yuri entry in Wikipedia isn't bad, at the moment. There was a short period
when someone who knew nothing started talking about Kanazuki no Miko as
the quintessential yuri anime, but that's been corrected. ;-)
>I still think that woman was rather sad. There are guides printed om and offine
> P.S Know any good 'esbi bars? (LOL) ^_^
with locations and hours of lesbian bars in Tokyo. I kmpw I'm a freak.,
because I actually think to do research, but stil...
>From: "M. Coleridge" <f4chaser@...>Hi Marina -
>Can you tell me what is shounen-ai? Also, if there is a good site you
>recommend for learning the different terms, sub-genres, etc.? Thanks
Shounenai is an outdated term. It was, for a while, used to mean stories of
"boys in love". Shounen=boy, ai=love.
Now the preferred term is "Boy's Love" in English. :-)
Yaoi was the common term for the genre in between the two.
You can find a reasonably up to date glossry of common (and less so) anime
and manga terms on the Onna! website: http://www.onnafest.com (I referenced
the exact page in my snarky comment to Craig, but don't have time to find it
at this moment..)
(In a rush, or she'd be more helpful)