Definitions

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  • adjective Cute, especially in the context of Japanese culture.

Etymologies

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From Japanese かわいい (kawaii).

Examples

  • In addition to the next installments of the currently serialized shojo manga series CRIMSON HERO, HONEY AND CLOVER, HONEY HUNT, HARUKA: BEYOND THE STREAM OF TIME, SAND CHRONICLES and VAMPIRE KNIGHT, this special issue will allow readers to explore the latest trends in Japanese kawaii artwork, evaluate the approaches of top shojo manga creators and more!

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  • In addition to the next installments of the currently serialized shojo manga series CRIMSON HERO, HONEY AND CLOVER, HONEY HUNT, HARUKA: BEYOND THE STREAM OF TIME, SAND CHRONICLES and VAMPIRE KNIGHT, this special issue will allow readers to explore the latest trends in Japanese kawaii artwork, evaluate the approaches of top shojo manga creators and more!

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  • In addition to the next installments of the currently serialized shojo manga series HONEY AND CLOVER, HONEY HUNT, CRIMSON HERO, SAND CHRONICLES, HARUKA: BEYOND THE STREAM OF TIME and VAMPIRE KNIGHT, this special issue will allow readers to explore the latest trends in Japanese kawaii artwork, evaluate the approaches of top shojo manga creators and more!

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  • Moominpapa's Memoirs isn't what I'd define as kawaii, as like Moominvalley in November or Moominpapa at Sea there's a certain darkness lurking in the back of the usual moomin whimsy.

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  • I love to use washi-paper tape, also called kawaii tape.

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  • Naoto brand (one of whom served as translator), two owners of Tokyo Rebel, an East Village store that specializes in the style and a moderator, discussed the Japanese aesthetic of "kawaii," or cuteness.

    Lolitas Gather At F.I.T. To Discuss 'Cuteness'

  • Naoto brand (one of whom served as translator), two owners of Tokyo Rebel, an East Village store that specializes in the style and a moderator, discussed the Japanese aesthetic of "kawaii," or cuteness.

    Lolitas Gather At F.I.T. To Discuss 'Cuteness'

  • Naoto brand (one of whom served as translator), two owners of Tokyo Rebel, an East Village store that specializes in the style and a moderator, discussed the Japanese aesthetic of "kawaii," or cuteness.

    Lolitas Gather At F.I.T. To Discuss 'Cuteness'

  • Naoto brand (one of whom served as translator), two owners of Tokyo Rebel, an East Village store that specializes in the style and a moderator, discussed the Japanese aesthetic of "kawaii," or cuteness.

    Lolitas Gather At F.I.T. To Discuss 'Cuteness'

  • Naoto brand (one of whom served as translator), two owners of Tokyo Rebel, an East Village store that specializes in the style and a moderator, discussed the Japanese aesthetic of "kawaii," or cuteness.

    Lolitas Gather At F.I.T. To Discuss 'Cuteness'

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  • "Cute."

    October 22, 2008

  • Kawaii can often be accompanied by the following trans-emoticle facius descriptilator ----> =3

    This implies a cuteness factor exponentially increased over a simple "kawaii." ^_^

    October 22, 2008