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What is 'MOE' to you?
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SIMPSONS!! LOL
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Moe Youso / Moe Zokusei

Translates to "Moe Elements / Moe Properties".

An otaku term used to describe a specific property or situation involving characters in a way that makes one feel "moe". This can also be used when referring to a specific point about characters that strikes one as a "weakpoint" ("I found out what my moe property is", for example). It's almost impossible to list all known moe properties since they can consist of pretty much anything, and some may be more obscure compared to others, but here are some most common examples:

Tsundere / Meganekko / Nekomimi / Usamimi / Maid / Miko / Nurse / Teacher / Senpai (senior) / Kouhai (junior) / School Uniform / (School) Swimsuit / Loli / Yuri / Childhood Friend / Oneesan (older sister) / Imouto (little sister) / Mother / Stepsister / Itoko (cousin) / Wife / Twins / Big Breasts / Small Breasts / Kneesock (with color variations) / Garters / Tights / Absolute Territory / Ojousama / Iincho (class president) / Student Body President / Librarian / Displinarian / Mahou Shojo / Elf / Fairy / Crybaby / Shy / Silent / Obedient / Tennen Boke (natural airhead) / Yamato Nadeshiko (traditional beauty) / Dojikko (clumsy) / Ijimerarekko (abused) / Otenba (tomboy) / Uwamezukai (eyes looking up at you, puppy eyes) / Apron / Naked Apron / Oversized Long Sleeve Shirts / Striped Clothings (ex. underwear) / Frilly Clothings / Pyjamas / Panty / No Panty / Short Hair / Long Hair / Ahoge / Ponytail / Twintails / Mitsuami (braids) / Osage (single long braid) / Okappa (bobbed hair) / (various hair colors) / Odeko (high forehead) / Ribbons / Yukata / Chinese Dress / Kansai-ben / Strange favorite sayings ("Uguu" or "Gao", for example) / Denpa (says strange or nutty things) / ...

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"moe" is moe
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You guys are kidding right?! How can you be anime lovers when you don't even know the meaning of MOE?!!!

Where have you been?!!!

To put it simply, MOE means TURN-ON!!! (all other defenitions are correct, but this def is spot-on!)

So, in other words, what TURNS YOU ON?!

As for me:
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Moe (pronounced mo-ay, not like Moe the bartender) means roughly "to burn." It refers to attributes that viewers find attractive. I've seen it defined as "non-sexual fetish," but it appears to have plenty of sexual desires related to it.

Often refers to upbeat, clutsy, cute girls (as a general definition). Like anything, different people find different things appealing (to each his own moe).

My personal moe is cute little things with amazing amounts of power and violence.
Top 3: Dokuro-chan, Honey-sempai (Oran), and most of all Yachiru (Bleach)
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What the FUCK is moe!!!!!
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neko mimi
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moe is confusing
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therosesword009 wrote:

moe is confusing


no, it really isn't
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Moe is like yaoi, I think. It was said in Ouran Highschool Host Club.
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moe - simpsons :O?

wtf is a moe
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azrael910 wrote:


mushroomjay wrote:

Nothing is moe to me because I'm not a fag.

Things are cool, good, nice, or fine to me.


I call bullshit.



as far as what "moe" is...

I think moe is a word thats pretty much impossible to translate properly, as it has been evolving quite a bit recently. I've heard it used as a noun, and adjective, and a verb.

I've heard moe translated as "burning passion" before. I've also heard it used to refer to a sort of lolicon character design, mainly devoid of sexual connotations. I think both of these terms can be correct, depending on their usage.

I think it's a word about like "otaku" - outside of the anime fandom it has broader meanings in japan, but inside the anime fandom it takes on a life of it's own.

I don't think you'll ever hear anyone say they have "gundam moe," but i'm sure you'll hear plenty of people say that they have "konata moe" (from lucky star), so i think usage dictates that practical meaning of a word regardless of it's "official" definition.

I think the word started to change when anime nerds were looking for a way to describe their love of a particular character, character type/trait, or even art style. They also wanted to use a word that would differentiate it from a sexual fetish. A glasses fetish and glasses moe may go hand in hand, but they wanted it to be viewed differently. "Moe," already a common term to describe passionate fans, seemed to fit the bill. I'm still not 100% sure that "moe" can't have any sexual connotations (or applications), but I think at the least they come secondary.

For example, if Anna (from ichigo mashimaro) is continually called "moe" by many people, pretty soon the term "moe" will conjure up similar images when used independently of anything in particular. Eventually "moe" will be used to describe anything with of a similar nature, particularly when so many people are referring to characters very similar to Anna. So eventually the entire anime "ichigo mashimaro" might be referred to as a "moe" anime.

I don't think you can clearly define what is and isn't "moe," you just kind of develop a sense for it over time. But you can certainly make some generalizations, though very little hard and fast.


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whats moe to me? its a simpsons character!! the bartender Moe! well anime girls i like are the cute ones!! like mistral from .Hack twilight
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Silv66 wrote:

whats moe to me? its a simpsons character!! the bartender Moe! well anime girls i like are the cute ones!! like mistral from .Hack twilight


took the words right from my mouth!

I think Moe to me are the shy blue haired type girls, or the ones who are very kind to all, with their high cute voices. Like Nodoka Miyazaki, Sailor Mercury, Aoi Sakuraba, and some non blue hair ones that are similar, like Kaede Fuyou, Tsukasa Hiiragi and Nanami Konoe (fom Lamune)

And Hiro from Hidamari Sketch, pure Moe goodness!
Posted 10/4/07
cat girls or boys anything with a tail
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