Otokonoko is a Jap expression, describing males who undertake female gestures and behaviour, in addition to crossdressing and crossplaying.
The term actually way male daughter, and is a Jap wordplay, changing a kanji in the phrase boy with the phrase daughter.
“Otokonoko” is synonymous with the phrase joso, which is referring to a person, dressing as a girl.
The expression has a roots going again a ways in Jap historical past, going again to kabuki theaters, the place girls’s roles had been performed via males.
“Otokonoko” in point of fact took off round the 2000’s, with the speedy unfold of anime and manga craze on the web, and the ever rising otaku communities.
Round 2009 the phenomenon additional unfold, with the opening of maid cafés, the place waitresses are dressed as maids and act like servants in a personal house.
Excluding that, the plethora of online content material, hooked up to “otokonoko” in addition to beauty merchandise and model shops additionally contributed to the unfold of the phenomenon.
This type of crossdressing, alternatively continues to be the maximum prevalent at quite a lot of anime occasions, the place cosplayers and crossplayers are all collected in combination, to include their love for the style.
Some other, much less Jap-influenced term for male crossdresser is entice.