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See also: loli-con



Lolicon art often blends childlike characteristics with erotic undertones.

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Borrowed from Japanese ロリコン (rorikon), from English Lolita complex.


lolicon (usually uncountable, plural lolicons)

  1. (uncountable, anime) The sexual attraction to young girls.
    • 1995 April 4, Joseph L. Petrow, “Marmalade Boy - Just Plain Screwed Up!!”, rec.arts.anime, Usenet:
      I got many flames for denoucing Nacchan's Lolicon ways a few months back!
    • 2004, Patrick Macias, Tomohiro Machiyama, Cruising The Anime City: An Otaku Guide to Neo Tokyo (Stone Bridge Press), page 48:
      Innocence’s story—about female sex androids that kill their owners—is possible only in a Lolicon country like Japan. The androids are modeled after little girls[.]
    • 2008, Kenny Loui, Tokyo Phantasmagoria: An Analysis of Politics, page 69:
      This work can be considered a commentary on Japan's sexual fetishisms, inclusive of BDSM and lolicon, [...]
  2. (countable, anime) An individual fixated on young, generally prepubescent, girls.
    • 1993 October 29, "Eldrick Tobin, Master of Perversion" (username), "The Arc: Joyful Noise Omakefic Unit 01: Sentenced: A Fanboys! Crossover "jnomk01.txt" (1/1)", in alt.hentai.sailor-moon, Usenet:
      I don't need to hear you are becoming a lolicon.
    • 1998 March 9, "Chadwick Ngan" (username), "BLAND Manga Capsules 3/4/98", in rec.arts.manga, Usenet:
      Ken's a lolicon (pedophile).
    • 2000 July 6, "OLF, i.e. Olf Le Fol" (username), ":: chokes :: :: passes out ::", in alt.hentai.sailor-moon, Usenet:
      Hey, don't take me for a lolicon: I'm not! It is just that I find that kind of anime... fun, refreshing.
  3. (uncountable, anime) Erotic or suggestive art depicting prepubescent females.
    • 1989 September 23, Mark Crispin, “bringing stuff into the US from Japan”, soc.culture.japan, Usenet
      If you are into bishojo, loli-con, or bishonen materials, be advised that customs *does* frown on what might be considered pornography.
    • 1993 March 27, Rafael Brown, “Anime Potrayal of Japanese Women”, rec.arts.anime, Usenet
      the whole gamut of lolicon and girls-with-guns genres
    • 2006, Lawrence Eng, Otaku Engagements: subcultural appropriation of science and technology, page 168:
      Some critics of lolicon claim that those who enjoy it also necessarily enjoy real child porn [...]
    • 2010, Sarah D. Goode, Understanding and Addressing Adult Sexual Attraction to Children: a Study of Paedophiles in Contemporary Society, page 29:
      Bizarrely, viewing and collecting lolicon seems to have become a subcultural norm, especially in Japan, [...]
    • 2010, Paul M. Malone, From BRAVO to to Export, in Boys’ Love Manga, page 33:
      Most importantly, because German child pornography and child abuse laws forbid representation of children as sexual objects, there is a complete ban on shota or lolicon.

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  • Porn Studies, page 101, Linda Williams (editor), Duke University Press, 2004 July
  • Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People

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