Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Types of Loli & Shota

For reference, a list of types of loli and shota characters.

(I was only going to write the first three ones how did it turn into this?!)
Because there is no age requirement for loli characters, the terms true loli and legal loli exist.

A legal loli is a loli that's not legally underage. That is, it looks like a little girl, but it's actually a 60 year old grandma whose ability is to temporarily transform herself into a little girl, or maybe it's a goddess, dragon, spirit, or whatever that's been in this world for centuries if not millennia and just happens to look like a little girl.

Many people think these "legal" lolis exist because some dumbass thought saying shit like "it's ok because she's actually a hundred years old" would actually convince anyone. I think it's far more likely the author just wanted to shove as many loli characters as he could in his manga and one of those characters just happened to be of legal age because of her backstory.

Gouhou-rori 合法ロリ

The term gouhou-rori 合法ロリ is how you'd say "legal loli" in Japanese.

Gouhou-shota 合法ショタ

Of course, gouhou-shota is how you'd say "legal shota" in Japanese if there were such a thing.

True Loli

A true loli is a loli character that's actually underage according to The Law™. That is, a normal child, probably. The term true loli is the antonym of legal loli.

Ihou-rori 違法ロリ

The equivalent of "true loli" in Japanese is ihou-rori 違法ロリ, which means "illegal loli."

Ihou-shota 違法ショタ

Likewise, ihou-shota is "illegal shota" or "true shota" in Japanese

Oppai Loli

One day a manga artist woke up and he thought: "wait a fucking second... we are not over-sexualizing children enough!" And that's how we got this cancer that's called an "oppai loli," or oppai rori おっぱいロリ.

An oppai loli is a loli with "boobs," oppai. Objectively the worst kind of loli.

That is because lolis did nothing wrong. The lolis were simply born and then they grew up and got at that age in which they're called a "loli." In other words, it's natural to be a loli. Every girl (character) will be a loli at some point of their lives. So it's also possible to defend the existence of lolis: they are not inherently linked to somebody's fetish; the writer, or the reader, might fetishize them, but for a pure and undisturbed person a loli is just a young girl.

On the other hand, an oppai loli is indefensible. Honestly, what the fuck is this?

The oppai loli from Kobayashi-san chi no Maid Dragon

You can't take this shit seriously. No self-respecting work features an oppai loli, only a self-depreciating one does. It's one of those things you'll tel yourself is some sort of a joke because the thought of admitting someone seriously thought it's alright to put a pair of knockers on a 10 year old girl body is too disturbing to consider.

This term isn't even actually a Japanese slang, by the way, it's an eisei wago 英製和語, an English slang made by English-speakers (in the anime fandom) out Japanese words. This means nobody says "oppai loli" in Japanese. The nearest Japanese equivalent is rori-kyonyuu ロリ巨乳.

Rori-kyonyuu ロリ巨乳

The term rori-kyonyuu ロリ巨乳 is the Japanese equivalent of oppai loli. Literally, rori-kyonyuu means "loli large breasts." I repeat: "loli large breasts." This refers to the body part of the loli, the "large breasts of the loli."

Kyonyuu-rori 巨乳ロリ

If the term meant "large-breasted loli" instead, it'd be kyonyuu-rori 巨乳ロリ. However, despite making the most sense, this isn't the most common term. The common one is rori-kyonyuu, "loli large breasts," there's nothing you can do to change that fact. It doesn't matter how much of an OCD you got, or how much you have pledged your alliance to grammar Hitler. That's the word and that's it.

Rori-goe ロリ声

Also not a loli, but a part of a loli: a rori-goe is a loli "voice," koe 声. Often a lisping, high-pitched voice. The word koe turns into goe in this word because of change of pronunciation called rendaku, by the way.

Kyodai-rori 巨大ロリ

A kyodairori is a "giant," kyodai 巨大, "loli."

A loli that's, well, big. Basically it refers to:
  1. A loli that's taller than normal.
  2. A loli that's gojira-sized and goes around wrecking buildings and smashing cars under her feet.
  3. A loli that's planet sized.
  4. ???

Though the term normally refers to 1.

For example, if you consider Toyone from Saki, a high-school girl, a loli, then she's a "giant" loli with a towering 192cm of height. If you don't, then there's elementary-school girl Nazuma, from Working!, a "giant" loli measuring 170cm, almost as tall as her 172cm, 4 years older brother.

Of course, the cause of the loli's height isn't necessarily an unusual but natural stature. She might have somehow magically turned into a giant. Or maybe she was raised on the Moon or some other low-gravity planet and so she grew taller than she'd on Earth. The point is: it's a big loli.

Noja-rori のじゃロリ

A noja-rori is a loli that says noja のじゃ or nanoja なのじゃ.

This is a kind of weird pattern for a loli to use because it was more common in Ye Olde Japan: The Samurai Years (the Edo era), and it was used by princesses. So a loli, which's probably young in age, probably wouldn't be old enough to speak that way, and she probably isn't a princess either.

That doesn't stop these characters from existing though.

Also note that this noja のじゃ is just the same thing as noda のだ which is the same thing as nodesu のです which is just the particle no の turning a clause into a noun before the desu です.

Roribabaa ロリババァ

A roribabaa is a loli that's also an "old woman," baba 婆.

Now, that does sound like a contradiction, but in this post we already talked about oppai lolis and giant lolis. You've been trained to endure what comes next.

Basically, a loli baba isn't only one, but three different types of loli.
  1. A loli that thinks or acts like an old woman.
  2. A woman that, no matter how much she ages, still thinks like a young girl.
  3. An old woman who somehow physically turns into a loli.

Kemorori ケモロリ

A kemorori is a kemono loli, and kemono ケモノ is a term used to refer to furry art (anthropomorphic with animals). So a kemono loli is a loli that looks half like a cat or a bitch a dog or something.

Note that, generally speaking, kemono art isn't just cat-ears or "furry-ears," kemonomimi. So a kemorori would probably have fur on her face and limbs to be considered one.

For example, Cream from Sonic would be a kemorori. As would Nanachi ナナチ from Made in Abyss.

(... Nanachi is a girl, right?)

Rorikemo ロリケモ

A rorikemo is a loli kemono instead of a kemono loli.

Yourori 洋ロリ

A yourori is you, as a loli! a loli that's from the west. Generally blonde, and American, British, or German. Because Japanese people aren't blonde and there's like, three countries besides Japan in the world. Example: Alice, from Alice in Wonderland.

Gosu-rori ゴスロリ

The term gosu-rori is an abbreviation of goshikku ando roriita ゴシック・アンド・ロリータ, the katakanization of Gothic & Lolita, which is fashion and has absolutely nothing to do with the lolis we're talking about here.

You know, except for the rare occasion where an author goes for the cheap pun and make a gothic lolita loli.

Trap Shota

A trap shota is a shota who's a "trap," obviously. That is: a young boy who looks like a young girl.

The term "trap shota" in Japanese would be otokonoko 男の娘, pronounced as the word "boy," otokonoko 男の子, but written with the kanji for the word "daughter," musume 娘, instead.

Note, however, that this term isn't equivalent, since otokonoko isn't necessarily a shota. Also note that "looking like a girl" doesn't technically require crossdressing.

Trap Loli

The word for a loli that looks like a boy, or. rather, the word for trap loli in Japanese would be onnanoko 雄んなの子, pronounced as the word "girl," onnanoko 女の子, but written with the kanji for the word "male (animal)," osu 雄. (note: generally when dealing with people's "male" gender, the kanji for the word "man," otoko 男, is used instead)

Josoushota 女装ショタ

A josoushota is shota that's crossdressing, wearing "female clothes," josou 女装.

Rorishota ロリショタ

A rorishota is a loli shota. Yes, really. A "loli-like shota," rorippoi-shota ロリっぽいショタ, a shota that looks like a loli.

Honestly, don't ask me, I have no idea wtf that's supposed to mean.

However, according to Ouran High-School Host Club, in both the original manga and in the anime adaptation, Honey-senpai is canonically classified as a host of the "loli-shota-type," rorishota-kei ロリショタ系. So it's probably a character like Honey-senpai.

As an example, Honey-senpai falls under this "loli-type"!! ...probably!! - says the anime and manga Ouran High School Host Club

Kinshota 筋ショタ

A kinshota is a muscular shota, a shota with "muscles," kinniku 筋肉.

Kemoshota ケモショタ

A kemoshota is a kemono shota. So a shota who's also a furry character. This works exactly like a kemorori.

Debushota デブショタ

A debushota is a "fat," debu デブ, shota.

Roboshota ロボショタ

A roboshota is a robot shota, a shota who is a robotto ロボット.

How many of these are there, anyway? Astroboy? Rockman? Zero? Does Zero counts as a shota? I swear to God I thought he was a woman at first... actually, now that I think about it I'm still not very sure about it. Then there's Reg from Made in Abyss. I don't think there are that many of these.

Shotajijii ショタジジイ

The male version of roribabaa. A shota who's also an "old man," a jiji 爺. Example: Goku is an "old man" but when he turns into a child he is also a shota.

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