Loli is a modern slang derived from the English origin word Lolita.
Initially meaning attractive young females. The meaning of the word has changed in the anime culture.
Loli subculture is even found in anime, manga and even advertisement media. Whether actually young or not, loli characters have always been there to add a more cute and vibrant atmosphere to their shows.
Characteristics of a Loli
Most loli characters have been known to have big baby like eyes, small and petite build , well rounded face, a cute voice.
And apparent lack of intelligence and sometimes too much love for the male protagonist.
While loli looks can be deceiving and the character might be 100s of years or even millennia old there is no way to judge actually.
What is a lolicon?
The term usually refers to a person with a fixation with underage anime girls.
This can be confusing at times the word lolicon is made up with two words yoformone and is based on a physical and a psychological platform.
Lolis focuses more on youthful aspects of life but do so in a very adorable and childish manner.
While lolicon refers to focusing more on the psychological impulses that an individual has in seeking someone that displays such behaviors in a relationship.
Why are Lolis so damn Adorable?
The childlike characteristics and the adorable behavior is actually the selling factor so many anime, manga and so many advertised products.
With regards to the genre. There are not 100s but 1000s of anime and manga that cater the loli culture.
The pint that makes the most difference is the character doesn’t have to ne underage to look childish and act adorable, most of the slice of life add a loli character to add a hint of hope or comedy in a sad story.
But animes like Strawberry marshmallow(2005), Is the order a rabbit(2014) , Ro –kyu –bu! All are straight up clean from the lands of lolis so practically from heaven.
The loli culture will forever be etched in the history of Japanese anime.
And I believe the world is a better place with lolis in it.
Lolis have made such big cultural boom in countries far away from japan.
And the culture will probably keep shining in future. And maybe we might see rise in only loli genre of animes and mangas.
My Favorite Lolis in anime
1. Renge Miyauchi
Renge is a innocent and gifted child who shows much talent through her excellent grades and also has been shown to have incredible art skills.
She is one of the main characters in the anime Non non biyori.
She has purple hairs tied in two cute pigtails with yellow ribbons.
And reddish brown eyes.
She is famous for yabure-nyanpasu remix on YouTube.
2. Kanna Kamui
One of the lead characters in kobayashi’s dragon maid kanna is a young female dragon who is exiled from her world as a punishment for her pranks.
In her human form kanna has white-lavender hairs which make her very cute despite being older than human peers kanna behaves no different from a human child.
She is quite mischievous and enjoys playing pranks.
Once kanna finds something attractive she becomes very possessive of it and she has superhuman strength.
That makes her cute and quite powerful. She is a cute dragon after all.
3. Takanashi Rikka
She is the protagonist of the light novel and series Love chunibiyo and other delusions.
With her cyan coloured eyes and the eye patch she looks cute, she is incredibly clumsy.
She is still suffering from eight graders syndrome.
She believes she is sorceress possessed by the tyrant’s eye and wears eye patch to hide it.
Her school uniform with roller shoes make for some comical movements and sounds in the anime.
Megumin is arch wizard of the Crimson demon clan .she is the first person to join the party of Kazuma and Aqua.
She mainly has doll like appearance and is one the strongest explosion wizards and her magic packs quite a punch.
Despite her shortcomings Kazuma refers to her as the smartest of the bunch.
Making her a strong and smart loll. A deadly combination.
5. Wendy Marvell
Sometimes lolis are dangerous.
Wendy is a member of the Fairy Tail Guild, which is a group consisting of powerful magicians.
Wendy might be young, but she can hold her own in battle.
Being a Sky Dragon Slayer, it’d be smart not to underestimate her.
6. Azusa Nakano
I doubt anyone can dislike Azu-nyan.
This girl, along with her band mates, took over the world at some point.
Azu-nyan is not only insanely cute, but she can also rock hard with her amazing guitar skills.
It takes just one cat-eared hairband to understand just how powerful of a loli anime character Azu-nyan is though.
So here it is the cutest genre in anime.
It’s not illegal but watch your backs the FBIs always watching.
Well I hope you enjoyed this brief guide to a bit of loli culture.
Catch you in the next one.