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What creates moe in anime?
Posted 9/12/09
I already know a few things that can create a feeling of moe but I'm wondering what else does it.

So what do you know that adds moe to a character?
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Posted 9/12/09
extremely adorable and cute gestures/mannerisms in combination with looks maybe?
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Posted 9/12/09
Giant KyoAni eyes are the basic premise I believe.
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Posted 9/24/09
Hmm.. i guess when you have a character that are stereotyped such as shota, cool-dangerous type, silent type etc. Anime watchers tend to have specific liking early on (or even personally) so most characters are made to be more appealing by sticking/typing them to a certain set of "norm".
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Posted 9/24/09
Otakus create moe, fangirls call it kawaii. normal people call it cute

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Posted 9/24/09

macphapie wrote:

Otakus create moe, fangirls call it kawaii. normal people call it cute



Kawaii!!!!!
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Posted 9/24/09
Guessing the chest?

anime I think thats really Moe is

Moetan lmao xD
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Posted 9/24/09
When the anime uses the word "moe" :3
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Posted 9/24/09



It's actually a feeling wikipedia says it better then I ever could
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Posted 9/24/09
Someone had defined moe once as "to inspire the desire to dote on that character." I stand behind that definition completely. That being said, clumsiness, and intense cuteness in both dress and speech is what creates moe for me, at least.

I think cute is a very subjective feeling, though, and as such, you'll find some people are attracted to some characters that others might not be, and vice-versa. Truth be told, though, anime has produced cuteness I for one have not seen beaten by any other art form as of yet, IMHO. Some of these shows can give my cavities cavities, they're so sweet and sugary cute....
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Posted 9/24/09

I think K-ON is the pure example of moe
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Posted 1/25/10
Moe is a Japanese slang word and would be best translated to „cute“. But it is not simply cute. There is a big moe fandom. Anime and manga characters that are described as moe are often young, naïve, cute and innocent
While the word was clearly used before being attached to rise of the Loli-scene, many continue to associate Moe with it. However, when one talks about Moe, the image that usually comes to mind is that of innocence and purity… something definitely not associated with the Loli-scene.
Ouran high school host club is a great example of moe ... honey is a good example also honey and mori scences too are a great example
Posted 1/25/10 , edited 1/25/10
I give you Miyuki Takara (Lucky Star) the epitome of Moe!

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Posted 1/25/10
WWWHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWW....... i really miss this//...
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Posted 2/21/10
Please...just a word of warning to everyone. No Otaku in Japan actually says "Moe~!" IRL. They write it out but never say it out loud. It's embarassing and just natural manners for them.

Also, I take this time to promote a show that gives something called "Post Moedernism". This show is Sora no Woto, which is on CR right now. To elaborate, I will use my powers of copypasta:


SnW contains moe, but it is severely aware of this and reacts to it in a very progressive way. For example, the use of an otome-kei scenario to remove any male presence among the main cast creates the opening for heavy exposition of an assortment of intimacies, such as fanservice. However, instead of gratifying the viewer by engaging them in those visuals, SnW characters are often wrapped in large, unattractive military garb, with the occasional panchira, paisura, or cleavage shot. The very fact otome-kei is used in a war-time setting already clues the viewer into the fact SnW contains friction.

Also, to have the setting take place in what was once a school, SnW again creates opposition for the viewer to actively achieve moe. It's well known that school-life is popular genre among otaku for its ability to convey moe in a familiar and emotional setting. Placing the characters so close to this stage and permanently separating them from it through the use of a tragic war-time narrative creates a heightened opposition that both spurs the viewer to achieve a sense of moe and, at the same time, prevents them.

SnW is aware of moe, contains it, participates in it and elaborates on it but it also contradicts it at many turns.


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