Bishōjo (美少女, literally "beautiful young girl", also spelled bishoujo) is a Japanese term used to refer to young and pretty girls, usually below university age. Bishōjo is not listed as a word in the prominent Japanese dictionary Kōjien. A variant named biyōjo (美幼女) refers to a girl before the age of adolescence.
According to Patrick Galbraith, "bishōjo" is used "almost exclusively for fictional characters"
Bishōjo characters are seen in almost all genres of anime and manga, especially in dating sims and visual novels (also known as bishōjo games), and harem anime and manga. It is sometimes confused with the similar sounding shōjo demographic, but bishōjo refers to the gender and traits of the characters whereas "shōjo" refers to the audience. Although bishōjo is not a genre but a character design, series which predominantly feature such characters, such as "harem" or visual novels, are sometimes informally called "bishōjo
series". Since one of the main draws of these series is typically the
art and the attractive female characters, the term is occasionally
perceived negatively, as a "genre" which is solely dependent on the
marketability of cute characters rather than content or plot.
So far the course in Japanese by Wikipedia. There is a series `Marvel anime style` statuettes out there, and at the Antwerp Convention past sunday, I took home two of the ladies.
First of all, the Black Cat, seen in a pose that she is fleeing over the roof, hoisting her newest loot, a diamond. I especcially, apart from the obvious things all men like, the base with it`s Spider-Man design. Still can`t fathom how come that Felicia still hasn`t made an appearance in any Spidey movie so far though.
Some more detail shots, showing off for one the fantastic colouring of the fur of her costume together with the white hair.
The second model I took along was the Babe of all Time Babes of the Marvel-verse, Psylocke. Asian body, british attitude, complex storyline telekinetic ninja chick. Who cares, she is hawt. And the Psylocke special comic is darn good to boot as well, I`ll give my views on that one somewhere in the future for sure. Because any excuse to show off Psylocke on a blog is a GREAT excuse.
The model is smaller then the Black Cat as they are in a different scale, and comes with a stylised X base.
However, one thing is most impressive on this statuette... no, not her behind... okay that too... namely her EYES, they have a great colouring and sheen in them, very mystifying
Okay, so here are two more detail pictures, including that infamous behind then
I must say, I`m impressed with both of them, and still have my eyes on both the White Queen and the only DC character I like, Harley Quinn, for future `aquirement`
First some Queen`s Blade models are on the radar though... and I want an Aquarion EVOL Zessica as well ;)
Shonen will be Shonen afterall...
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