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Synonyms: 姫男子
See also: otaku, yuri, femslash, himejoshi, yuributa
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Himedanshi (姫男子, "princess boy") is a Japanese slang term for male fans of yuri media. The term is a mirror to "fujoshi" (female fans of yaoi). It is said to be derived from the yuri anthology Yuri Hime.[1] An older meaning of "himedanshi" is slang for a gay man who is "neko" (feminine or submissive).[2]

The term seems to have arisen in 2011-2012.[3]


  1. ^ Danbooru wiki for "Himedanshi"
  2. ^ Mafali (2 April 2018). "姫女子の意味と由来・特徴・姫女子か診断するチェック項目". uranaru [ウラナル]. Retrieved 17 February 2019. 現在姫男子は、「百合が好きな男性」のことを意味するスラングですが、元は「ゲイでネコの男性」という意味でした。
  3. ^ senshin, in response to Maroon (April 20, 2017). "terminology - Is there any equivalent to the "fujoshi"/"fudanshi" descriptors for yuri fans?". Anime & Manga Stack Exchange. Archived from the original on 2021-06-12. Retrieved April 16, 2019.