Shounen Shoujo Harem Etc.
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Posted 9/15/07
Can anyone clarify and explain the meanings of certain types of anime for example, Shounen, Shoujo or Harem? If you know others, please state it and clarify! Thanks for helping me and others who read this :D.
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Posted 9/15/07
Can't you simply google it or look for it in wikipedia?

Shounen ~ literally means "pretty boy" and has themes revolving around male characters with a distinct style.

Shoujo ~ literally means "pretty girl" and has themes revolving around female characters or male characters drawn with female features - has a distinct style.

Harem ~ includes anime where the main character is a boy surrounded by many female characters. Some examples include Tenchi Muyo, Ah! My Goddess and Dual! trouble adventure.

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