Tim & I had this conversation the other day. He convinced me that it would be a funny comic. I stand by everything I said!

For those who want to be in the know- I talk about bishies a lot! But I think Y*allz already know about my fondness for pretty-boys! But it’s not just that a bishie is “pretty.” I like the archetype of nobility/chivalry, awesomeness, being super caring, a bit angsty, and inner hotness. (But with ample outer-hotness as well.) Hence… “bishie of heart”. <3

Wikipedia Truths:

Bishōnen (美少年?, also transliterated About this sound bishounen (help·info)) is a Japanese term literally meaning “beautiful youth (boy)”. The equivalent English concept is a “pretty boy”.

The term describes an aesthetic that can be found in disparate areas in East Asia: a young man whose beauty (and sexual appeal) transcends the boundary of gender or sexual orientation. It has always shown the strongest manifestation in Japanese pop culture, gaining in popularity due to the androgynous glam rock bands of the 1970s,[1] but it has roots in ancient Japanese literature, the homosocial and homoerotic ideals of the medieval Chinese imperial court and intellectuals, and Indian aesthetic concepts carried over from Hinduism, imported with Buddhism to China.[2]

Today, bishōnen are very popular among girls and women in Japan.[2][3] Reasons for this social phenomenon may include the unique male and female social relationships found within the genre. Some have theorized that bishōnen provide a non-traditional outlet for gender relations. Moreover, it breaks down stereotypes surrounding feminine male characters. These are often depicted with very strong martial arts abilities, sports talent, high intelligence, or comedic flair, traits that are usually assigned to the hero/protagonist.[4]


Some non-Japanese, especially American, anime and manga fans use the term to refer to any handsome male character regardless of age, or any homosexual character.[11] In the original Japanese, however, bishōnen applies only to boys under 18. For those older, the word bidanshi, literally “handsome man” is used. In the place of bishōnen, some fans prefer to use the slightly more sexually neutral bishie (also spelled as bishi) or bijin, but these terms remain less common.