Ever watch an anime and have difficulty discerning whether the one of the main characters is male or female? Has this happened to you on multiple occasions (or all the time if you’re into shoujo-anime). Well you’re not alone in witnessing this trend… and I am sad to tell you that it’s only the tip of the ice-berg. In an exclusive exposé I will present my “throughly” researched analysis on the girly-male phenonmenon that is gaining increasing and infectious momentum in the realms of popular culture. We’ll begin by starting at the heart of the trend, the Japanese fangirl, and work our ways up through the levels to otaku-dom, to your regular everyday pop-culture fan. What you learn may weird you out.