Shounen Ai is a genre of manga that is aimed at young teenage boys. The genre has been commonly translated as "Boy's Love" but the term might not accurately reflect the stories in some cases. Shounen Ai manga use romance and are frequently about romantic themes. Such as friendship, love and family relationships between boys. Today, girls enjoy Shounen Ai manga too. The term is often used in Japan to refer to anime or manga that feature mainly male protagonists and male-male relationships. The genre was inspired by shoujo manga (girl's love). When it got popular, people had a hard time defining it because shoujo also deals with romance and gender issues between teenagers.