Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Oneshota おねショタ

The term oneshota refers to scenarios and situations in manga, anime, fanfics, doujinshi, etc. where a young boy is paired, or is in a relationship, or is shipped, with an an older girl, usually his older sister, senpai, or teacher.

Lucoa and Shouta from Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon fits the definition of oneshota, for example.

Oneshota is an an abbreviation of abbreviation of oneesan to shota お姉さんとショタ, which means, more or less, "older girl and young boy." Note that although oneesan normally means "older sister," in this case it really just refers to a random "older girl." (see: Oneesan Toward Young Woman)

The term is often NSFW, but there are SFW uses of oneshota too. Its main focus is on the apparent age difference of the characters. Since it became popular, a bunch of similar abbreviations were created for different genders pairings and situations, like shotaone, onishota, onerori, onirori, etc.

Example of oneshota おねショタ situation from the manga Mahou Sensei Negima! 魔法先生ネギマ!
  • kyaa~~' キャー
    *fangirling noises*
  • kawaii~~n かわいい~~ん
    Cute~~
  • juu-sai no sensei datte~
    10歳の先生だって~
    A ten year old teacher, [I heard].
  • uso~~ ウソーー
    [No way!]
  • kono ko ga uwasa no
    kodomo no sensei ka~~!!

    このが噂の 子供先生か~!!
    [So he's] the child teacher the rumors [talk about]?!!

SFW Oneshota

The term oneshota is often associated with hentai, but it's not necessarily NSFW. It literally only means "an oneesan and a shota." However, shota isn't a normal Japanese word, and this term is basically only used by degenerates fans of anime. So it tends to refer to NSFW works a lot.

やはりチビとショタは組み合わせが悪い やはりショタはエロいお姉さんと組み合わせるべきなのか? transcript from manga Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! 私がモテないのはどう考えてもお前らが悪い!
Manga: Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! 私がモテないのはどう考えてもお前らが悪い!
(Chapter 144)
  • Context: shipper ponders relationships.
  • yahari
    chibi to shota wa
    kumiawase ga
    warui

    やはりチビとショタは組み合わせが悪い
    As I thought a shorty and shota pairing is bad.
  • yahari shota wa
    eroi oneesan to
    kumiawaseru
    beki na no ka?

    やはりショタはエロいお姉さんと組み合わせるべきなのか?
    As I thought shota should be paired with a a hot oneesan?

Still, there are SFW oneshota fanfics, illustrations, comics, and so on out there. For example, the web-manga Bocchan to Meido 坊っちゃんとメイド, before being published on Comico, was posted on Pixiv with the following description:
erokunai oneshota.
エロくないおねショタ。
[A] oneshota [that's] not erotic.


(you can read the first few chapters of it for free here: 坊っちゃんとメイド - comico.jp)

Age Difference

Although I said oneshota means "older girl and young boy," the actual age difference between the two characters may be very little, insignificant, and sometimes completely meaningless.

This is anime we're talking about here. So sometimes a "shota" appears that is:
  • A deity that's hundreds of years old. (No Game No Life.)
  • A 30 year old programmer reborn in an isekai as a baby. (Knight's & Magic.)
  • A teenager who took a drug that turned him into a little boy. (Case Closed.)
  • A random dude who is just dreaming he is a young boy. (Konosuba.)

So you can't really rely on how old the author says the character is for these things. The term is based entirely based on how they look.

Also, the Pixiv dictionary warns the English term "straight shota" is not synonymous with oneshota. This is because "straight shota" would also include a ship of with a boy with a girl that looks the same age as him.

The defining point of oneshota is that the girl at least looks older, like she's an older teenager or an adult woman. The exact birth-date of the characters doesn't matter.

Screencaps of the succubus episode of Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo この素晴らしい世界に祝福を

  • daijoubu nano-darou-ka? Kono machi no otoko-tachi wa...
    大丈夫なのだろうか?この街の男達は…
    Are [they] alright? The men of this town...
    Kazuma, upon learning that some men request the succubi to turn them into boys in their lewd dreams so they can get attacked by women, episode 9 of Konosuba.

Reversing the idea above, a boy shipped with a hundred years old goddess that looks younger than him wouldn't count as oneshota either.

Shotaone ショタおね

Normally you'd expect the oneesan in an oneshota ship to take the lead. When the seme-uke roles are reversed, that is, when the shota approaches the oneesan with a love letter, a confession, a kabedon 壁ドン, sexual harassment, etc. then it's shotaone instead.


An example of shotaone ship: uh... I... I don't know...? Asta and Sister Lily? Maybe?

Onishota おにショタ

The term onishota おにショタ is an abbreviation of oniisan to shota お兄さんとショタ, it's the male counterpart of oneshota. So any ship or scenario with an older guy and a young boy. That is, it's an yaoi / BL ship.

Likewise, the word oniisan お兄さん normally means "older sister," but it can also be used as a casual way to a random male teenager or young adult.

Shotaoni ショタおに

Likewiser, shotaoni ショタおに is the version where the shota takes lead instead of the oniisan.

Onerori おねロリ

The onerori pairing is a pairing of an oneesan with a loli, the loli counterpart of oneshota. (but, for some reason, oneshota seems to be used more frequently). This is an yuri ship.

Rorioni ロリおね

A scenario where the loli takes the lead approaching the oneesan.

Onirori おにロリ

The onirori pairing is a pairing of an oniisan with a loli.

Rorione ロリおに

A scenario where the loli takes lead approaching the oniisan.

Other Pairings

The other pairings found on the Pixiv dictionary. おねショタ - dic.pixiv.net)

(I checked the ロリ entries on the dictionary, too, but I could only find more terms for shota pairings, not loli pairings. This is weird... I thought lolis were more popular than shotas...? So there should have been more terms about them instead...? Anyway.)
  • mamashota ママショタ
    Mother x shota.
  • obashota おばショタ
    Older woman x shota.
    Literally aunt x shota. (obasan)
  • papashota ババショタ
    Father x shota.
  • futashota ふたショタ
    Futanari x shota. (futanari is a term for hermaphrodite)
    (this is definitely NSFW and nothing good could possibly come out of it)
  • rorishota ロリショタ
    Loli x shota.
    (apparently, mostly used to refer to a loli-like shota instead of a pairing)

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