The "lolikon" thread (77)

1 Name: Anonymous 2005-09-30 21:36 ID:Heaven [Del]

Since this was being discussed in another thread where it was totally off-topic, I think it's time for it to have its own thread. Here we discuss the word "lolikon", and the difference in meaning between the original Japanese word and the English usage of it.

2 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-01 01:31 ID:Heaven [Del]

3 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-01 23:26 ID:Heaven [Del]

is the chat working?

4 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-02 06:35 ID:Heaven [Del]


5 Name: Furi!EuK0M02kkg 2005-10-04 20:18 ID:Heaven [Del]

Okay, reiteration of earlier statements.

Lolikon has been appropriated to mean anything underage, with catchcries such as "it's a valid target once it's out of the womb!" and whatnot. We're covering pedophilia and ephebophilia here.

I admit no real knowledge of how the Japanese interpret it to be meant, but I understand it was probably taken to refer to puberty and onwards. Anyway able to clarify?

Also requesting that people don't attempt to bring firm age boundaries into the discussion. They're somewhat meaningless, and attempting to apply your local jurisdiction is even sillier.

6 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-05 03:25 ID:Heaven [Del]

Fun fact: "lol" is a common Japanese abbrevation for "Lolita" on the internet.

7 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-06 06:49 ID:3OyNwzWH [Del]

Just get them to add the "i" and we'll be speaking the same language.

8 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-06 06:51 ID:3OyNwzWH [Del]

You are wrong, wrong, wrong. The English and Japanese phrases have the same meaning, except the English one is restricted to anime for 4chan reasons.

Take for example the Japanese parody song "Boku wa Lolicon":
"The girls that I like are children... playing in the sandbox (etc.)... I have the lolicon"

Also look in an early translated volume of Dragonball Z for a translated use of "lolicon".

9 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-06 07:40 ID:Heaven [Del]

> 4chan reasons


The anime porn site that is infamous for abusing japanese memes and language is now an authoritative source of linguistical correctness?

10 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-06 20:40 ID:pN1piuhX [Del]

To some people, apparently.

11 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-06 22:07 ID:Heaven [Del]

"restricted for 4chan reasons" doesn't really imply authority or correctness. Popularity, perhaps.

12 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-07 01:19 ID:Heaven [Del]

"4chan reasons" on its own is a hilarious term.
I will use it from now on to explain the inexplicable.

A: Why did the chicken cross the road?

13 Name: Furi!EuK0M02kkg 2005-10-07 08:53 ID:Heaven [Del]

Very nice, guys, however...
Requesting confirmation or otherwise that what >>8 said about "loli" also being able to mean "toddler-kon" (for the Japanese) is true.
And saying it's restricted to anime is meaningless. We're asking about what it means (is interpreted as) in general, to both cultures.

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15 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-07 10:21 ID:3OyNwzWH [Del]

Here's the lyrics for you:

partial translation:
The girls that I like are children.
Although my mother leans over, saying, "No! That's awful",
All that "boing-boing" leaves me unsatisfied.
I love helpless children.
LO * LI * I * TA! I've got a Loli Con!
LO * LI * I * TA! I'm a dangerous onii-san!
"Mommy went out to a meeting. Come and play in the sandbox with me!
"It's hot! I'm taking off my clothes!" [I will stop here]

Also, 4 fun, try adding "" to your Share clusters and see what sort of movies you find.

16 Name: Sling 2005-10-07 14:07 ID:Heaven [Del]

Haha, funny song.
Some more:
Lo Li I Ta
I'm abnormal
Lo Li I Ta
I'm also a degenerate, don't you think?

17 Name: Furi!EuK0M02kkg 2005-10-09 20:12 ID:Heaven [Del]

Okay, that was amusing. I'm just not sure how it added to our conversation...

18 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-09 20:35 ID:Heaven [Del]

It's a counter-example to your assumption here:

> I admit no real knowledge of how the Japanese interpret it to be meant, but I understand it was probably taken to refer to puberty and onwards.

19 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-09 21:23 ID:pN1piuhX [Del]

In case that doesn't convince you, here's the Japan Times:

20 Name: Christopher 2005-10-15 03:26 ID:U7h4EeRn [Del]

I wouldn't believe anything that you see on They are NOTORIOUSLY anti-pornography of ANY form, so I wouldn't count on them being fair towards lolicon or other pornography.

21 Name: 21!8FVFEBTVK2 2005-10-15 08:49 ID:Gsul6ubm [Del]

this is how i've seen it:

loli - exclusively used as abbreviation of lolita
lolicon/lolikon - abbreviation of lolita complex

In English, i've seen "loli" be mainly used to refer to underage and sexually underdeveloped (if it's reached puberty, it's no longer qualified as loli) 2d female child characters. However also seen real children be jestingly referred to as loli.

I don't frequent pedo/lolicon places, though i've stumbled across some people like that in my days (4chan is one of the places) and i've met a few lolicons online.
Seems to me as if there are strong subgroups of lolicon-ness. Being a lolicon seems an efficient gateway to genuine pedophilia. In my opinion, being a lolicon is something that makes you part pedo and likely to turn you completely pedo, however doesn't make you pedo right from the start, only almost.

The subgroups i've noticed are
1) people with an interest in the "genuine" article too
2) people denying that their loliconness has anything to do with real children
3) people who get turned off at the more realistical human loli drawings and fwap at the more abstract, iconic and cartoony styled lolis.
The last group has strong resemblance in my opinion, to the group of people in western fantasy culture that have tiny elves as fantasy. They don't really see them as human, but as some sort of alien and unhuman cuteness.

As i've seen it, toddlercon is a subset of lolikon/shotacon, and if the female not only reached puberty but also is above the age that qualifies you as an adult, she's pretty much a "granny" in the eyes of the lolicon.

I have very little knowledge of lolicon/loli terminiology and status in japanese.

22 Name: 21!8FVFEBTVK2 2005-10-15 08:51 ID:Gsul6ubm [Del]

I would also like to point out that the >>19
link has very true bits in it.

"Also, I sense that there is a deep subliminal anxiety expressed in male cultural imagination about the otherwise rather obfuscated history of violent maltreatment and female bondage in Japan. You can see a fairly exclusively male fantasy of girl revolution and revenge both in the reportage on offensive and sexually angry young girls, and in gun-wielding liberatory Lolita figures."

23 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-15 19:41 ID:R1YtKJaJ [Del]


That article wasn't very anti-porn/loli at all. More fair and balanced than most other articles on the same topic.

24 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-17 02:39 ID:pbY0yWLq [Del]

I don't think they have difrent meanings. japan just has more sub catagorys. over int he hentai discution it was mention lolicon is simply from lolita compex, wich originated from a book. by the way I beleive lolita, the girl in the book, was between 10 and 12. the term then started to be used for adult men who were intrested to little girls sexualy. now, genuinly it was not used to mean todlers. children yes, prepubesent? moestly. pretty much I would say is she is 20, or in some cases 10 years or more younger, it is a lolita complex. is it the same as pedophilia? I will say no. the difrence? with lolitas the idea is the girl, though far too young. is still enticing you. she is activly trying to get you. usualy. though it has been used for people who simply go seaking younger girls. but, the girls in the end are willing. this I will say is the fundamental difrence. now, I could be wrong. I've never really thought about this.

but now for how lolicon has been used in japanese and english. lolicon can be inocent. it can simply be you like how young girls look. you like cute things. not nesisaraly in a sexual way. like the gothic lolita trend. first seeing the githic lolita bible, and its title. I was unsure what it was trying to do, that is from a purly english point of view. but in the end, (reguardless of any fetishes and the such that people may use it for.) its simply a fasion trend. and, japan as a whole is obsessed with cute.

but then theres the lolicon that is for sexual perposes. wich is outright pedophilia no matter what people try and hide under. yes there are some grey areas, but the out and out sexualy explicit ones arn't and I would say as a whole both sides feel the same on that.

now, in japan lolicon can be fore living breithing little girls. if is any intrest in young girls drawn or not. now here we have taken lolicon, removed it from lolita complex, (because thats not good you know?) and made it more strictly for drawn little girls. and yes I know 4chan will call any little girl real or not loli, but thats 4chan and there odd, and at the same time its internet subculture wich in a sence, no one takes as real. you are talking to people you do not really know, looking at pictures if actual photos are of people far far away from you. so in a sence I would say it still not in the real catagory. and one must wonder how manny people are truely that deap or just spouting the words?

I would say they both have fundamentaly the same meaning. eccept we have made it for the dirtiest aspect while in japan it has far more levals.

25 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-17 02:48 ID:Heaven [Del]

Too many words with horrible spelling and grammar.

26 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-18 20:00 ID:pN1piuhX [Del]

I am tired of reading about this topic anyway.

27 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-19 00:57 ID:R1YtKJaJ [Del]

Moving to more fertile debate grounds: How does anyone here feel about the way the industry seems to be catering more and more to the lolicon crowd (i.e., shows like Ichigo Mashimaro and countless shows that have at least some degree of loli-centered fanservice)?

28 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-10-19 01:38 ID:Heaven [Del]

It's always one of those oh no, please not this moments.

Rape, tentacle penes, and loli infatuation. No wonder some people think Japan is just plan crazy.

29 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-19 05:56 ID:Heaven [Del]

> No wonder some people think Japan is just plan crazy.

If western artists wouldn't suck so bad, this sentiment would not be reserved to the Japanese...

30 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-19 09:09 ID:YcFu1DHf [Del]

>> 27

Are you suggesting that Ichigo Mashimaro cannot be enjoyed if one is not a lolikon?
Its hilarious my gf adores it.

>> 29

here here! western artists do have little imagination.
Sure most stuff coming out of japan even turns me off, but through all their crazyiness they do manage to dish out new and unique concepts.

31 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-19 10:32 ID:R1YtKJaJ [Del]


Of course not! But the manga was created by a artist who started off drawing lolicon doujins. Not to mention all the bath scenes, panty shots and sexual innuendo. So the suspicion is natural.

Of course, IM's fanservice pales in comparison to shows like Popotan, Rizelmine, and manga like Chokotto Sister. It's just that IM is more "mainstream" and thus gets more (good and bad) attention.

32 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-19 10:58 ID:Heaven [Del]

Someone post a link to the two pages where Barasui explains how IM came to be...

33 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-19 18:06 ID:pN1piuhX [Del]

IM is less mainstream than CCS (which is, of course, the Daicon IV of loli shows). IM airs at what, 1 in the morning?

34 Name: Reality Check 2005-10-27 13:08 ID:91ed1vXG [Del]

If you dont like it dont watch it I mean It's just drawings anyway It's supposed to be a form of art and expression
Untill a bunch of people freak out and turn it into something it's not.

35 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-27 15:11 ID:Heaven [Del]

Right, because drawings exist in a moral vacuum, unfettered by human desires or failings.

36 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-29 23:00 ID:Heaven [Del]

shrug It explains guro's popularity.

37 Name: Christopher 2005-10-31 09:43 ID:U7h4EeRn [Del]

Drawings do exist in a moral vacuum, look at the pictures that Picasso and other famous artists have made of nude children, and no one but idiots seem to get incensed over them.

38 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-31 10:02 ID:Heaven [Del]

Are you comparing your anime porn to Picasso now?

39 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-31 11:52 ID:Heaven [Del]

Postmodern blahblah discourse will stop at nothing!

40 Name: Anonymous 2005-10-31 21:13 ID:Heaven [Del]

I like looking at Hoshino Fuuta more than Picasso. Am I a bad person?

41 Name: Anonymous 2005-11-01 17:57 ID:aIRlFX8t [Del]

Because art made hundreds of years ago is special, amirite.

42 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-11-01 18:30 ID:Heaven [Del]

Picasso is hundreds of years old?

I always knew I shouldn't have listened to that alien.

43 Name: Anonymous 2005-11-01 22:56 ID:Heaven [Del]

Picasso didn't do paintings of little girls getting molested by their guitar teachers.

Now, Balthus on the other hand...

44 Name: Anonymous : 2005-11-03 19:27 ID:Heaven [Del]

Now this thread is going places!

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46 Name: Anonymous : 2006-04-01 10:46 ID:u3guv3z4 [Del]


47 Name: Anonymous : 2006-04-01 10:47 ID:Heaven [Del]


48 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-04-01 15:26 ID:Heaven [Del]

Stop posting shit, >>46-47.

49 Name: Casey : 2006-07-01 17:59 ID:L1o1M2vM [Del]

lolikon is not a japanese word it refers to a book called Lolita
Lolikon means lolita complex

50 Name: Anonymous : 2006-07-01 22:22 ID:c4zb5Y8V [Del]

I think you may wish to reexamine your linguistics if you think it's not a Japanese word because it's a loan word.

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54 Name: Anonymous : 2006-12-28 03:07 ID:YFI/U8Eu [Del]

well the term "lolikon" usually implys those who love girls under 18 sexually.

55 Name: Psiweapon : 2007-01-25 12:03 ID:tj4zwM7X [Del]

loli: female individual deemed "too young to have sex" by the standard used (which can be age of consent, appearance, age, whatever)
lolikon: fiction depicting scenes which involve "lolis", with of causing sexual arousal.

56 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-25 13:20 ID:Heaven [Del]

That's at least three corruptions away from the real meaning, man. There's no such word as "loli" outside of very lazy slang, and "lolikon" is short for "lolita complex". Try to actually know what you're talking about before attempting to lecture others.

57 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-26 13:21 ID:Heaven [Del]

> There's no such word as "loli" outside of very lazy slang,

I think you may with to reexamine your linguistics if you think there's such a thing as "very lazy slang".

58 Name: Anonymous : 2007-01-26 18:15 ID:Heaven [Del]

>>56 And I bet you think that Shakespeare was the height of the English language's evolution.

59 Name: LGLover : 2007-04-10 00:06 ID:c/rDLk8v [Del]

Who cares! I love loli, lolicon, lolita, preteen, nymphet, underage, girls no matter what anybody calls them. Am I a pedo? Yes, most definitely. Would I hurt little girls? No.

I have had physical love with young girls and we all enjoyed ourselves. No vaginal or anal penetration was involved but the girls in question did climax on most occasions.

60 Name: asd : 2007-04-14 01:58 ID:zgWRHr/H [Del]

lolicon = person who loves loli
loli = prepubescent girl

thread over

61 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-14 04:35 ID:Heaven [Del]


It was over long before you made a shitt post in it.

62 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-25 07:02 ID:TNm6MD1P [Del]

>>60 not really, Alicekon is prepubescent girls, lolicon is pubescent girls. The difference is Alicekon is primarily 7-12 while lolikon is usually 12-16



63 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-25 10:46 ID:Heaven [Del]


That kind of thing is nothing but weasel words for people who don't want to admit they're pedophiles.

64 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-25 11:02 ID:48CPC2FZ [Del]


65 Name: sage : 2007-04-27 13:36 ID:1lKkstXo [Del]

Sage for this discussion. CP was legal in Japan till 2000. Some cultures do some things, others don't. Each to his own.

66 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-27 16:42 ID:JKftj8dJ [Del]

>>65 gg on that sage

67 Name: Anonymous : 2007-04-28 07:59 ID:Heaven [Del]

Funnily enough, >>62 was actually on-topic with that.

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69 Name: Broken heart master : 2007-06-29 15:30 ID:ZP2fEQAs [Del]

Well i am not pedo, but i like some anime girls between 10 to 18 years old and i am a 16 years old guy.

70 Name: Anonymous : 2007-06-30 10:57 ID:Heaven [Del]

Believe us, we care deeply.

71 Name: Anonymous : 2009-07-01 14:13 ID:VyVXzx3n [Del]


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73 Name: Anonymous : 2009-08-15 13:42 ID:Heaven [Del]

I believe the internet best practice for this post is "cool story, bro".

74 Name: Anonymous : 2009-08-15 21:20 ID:Heaven [Del]

>2007-06-30 10:57

75 Name: Anonymous : 2009-08-28 11:16 ID:9jbeeOps [Del]


>I am a huge pedo who wanks to 10 year olds


76 Name: Hiro : 2011-06-14 02:00 ID:20g2cGIw [Del]

Well, I'm 16, and I like 15-year-old girls --> I AM A PEDOPHILE!
0_0! It does not make any sense.
And what's the matter even if I'm a Pedophile?

77 Name: Gucci Outlet : 2012-08-23 07:34 ID:2GrO/3A2 [Del]

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