Bishoujo is a Japanese word describing a young lady with a beautiful appearance. Initially aimed for male audiences, it eventually garnered female audiences. The art style is similar to shoujo: detailed pupils, emphasis on youth and cuteness, fluttering hair and fabric, and light pastel colors. A bishoujo character doesn’t have to be a young girl to qualify as one. Bishoujo is not the same as another word moe (萌え) or the affection for anything cute or adorable. Any series consisting of predominantly pretty ladies counts as so. Japan has been creating bishoujo art, manga, anime, visual novels, and video games for decades. Some examples of franchises featuring bishoujo characters for the past decades are Ah! My Goddess, Clannad, Nisekoi, Love Hina, and Sakura Taisen.