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Post Reply Moe Moe Kyun ♥ Love it or Hate it?
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Posted 5/31/13 , edited 5/31/13
It depends on the show

Does it fit with the show?
Does it detract from the rest of the show?
Is it the only thing the show has going for it?

Moe is like any other element of Anime, It works when it works and gets annoying when it's heap on you in unnecessarily large doses.

There are plenty of shows where they drown you in it for no reason other than to throw it in your face

but there are also many shows where it works well

and some shows where it works specifically because it is counter to the show's nature


Take Milky Holmes for example.
The character designs are clearly Moe characters. It looks cute and fluffy and adorable as any other Moe saturated series.

and then you watch a few episodes and realize the Moe was a brilliant sugar sweetened trap with Twenty hiding behind a tree ready to spear you with his nipples.
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No one who has experienced moé can hate it, and you cannot understand it without having experienced it. Catch-22, maybe, but that's how it is, unless they're a sociopath.
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Posted 5/31/13

Insomnist wrote:

Moe doesn't necessarily imply cute, it's more something delicate that you'd like to protect. Which, admittedly, is usually called cute most of the time, but there are many cute things that I don't think are actually moe (aka: Dog Days).

Anyway, I've been told a frequent target of female moedom is this fine young fellow:


Someone would have to tell me if he's cute or not, as I have no idea.


Never really found L cute. I found his intelligence and sarcastic humor attractive, along with his English voice, but otherwise I found him creepy..



I never really used "moe" as cute. When I think of moe, I bunch it along with moeblob like they're the same thing :P.
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I don't really HATE moe, but it's not my favorite. It's like, I'm a girl and I don't feel like watching cutesy girls running around in short skirts with hardly any male characters around. I tried watching K-ON but the main character kind of annoyed me. Again, I don't hate EVERYTHING moe, and if moe's your thing, good for you. Just know that not everyone wants chubby cheeks and huge eyes shoved in their faces. It doesn't mean we're bad people -.-
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Posted 6/10/13
I thought "moe" was a term that coined by lolicons to sugar-coat their particular vice. o.o "they arent loli they are moe" Or some such...

But moe as a term for ultra-cuteness... well I like it when its unintentional, or if it's not over-used. But I like pretty much everything Kyoani... so I guess dependant-indifferent?
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Posted 3/7/14 , edited 3/7/14
Since moé is a strong feeling of affection for a character or object, often to the point of wanting to protect it, then, yes, I like to feel moé for things. I cannot deny my feelings, so I cannot deny moé. Also, a character need not be overly cute, petite, or cuddly to be moé to me.

My strongest feelings of moé is for Melfina from Outlaw Star.


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Posted 3/7/14
Man, this is a necro from hell.

On topic, love it.
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Posted 3/7/14
Pro moe
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Posted 3/7/14 , edited 3/7/14
It has it's moments. There are good moments and bad moment since moe isn't perfect and it still depends on who makes it.

Truth be told, there are girls that HATE anything deemed cute.
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FUKIN LOVE MOE MOE KYUUUUUUUNNNN!!!!
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Moe is another one of those Japanese terms where it's hard to nail down an exact definition. So I made up my own. It's just moe if it's moe. I base my personal definition more around the certain fuzzy feeling it gives me. If it doesn't give me that feeling then it ceases to be moe. In other words, moe is this perfect, abstract thing that lifts my heart. Being as it's an ideal, there can't be bad moe. There's just things that fail to be moe.
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Posted 3/7/14 , edited 3/7/14
Moe is the cancer of anime.

I prefer the days of characters with actual characterization and personality - not characterization and personality based upon how "kawaii", "waifu", "loli" they are. And that "forced" cuteness, "forced" pouty/moodiness...That really riles me.

Seriously, you can have a sweet character that is adorable/cute/diabetes inducing even....But when they are turned into moeblobs....UGH!

F*ckin' moeblobs.
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Posted 3/8/14
I like Moe but not all, it varies from show to show on how they go about the characters personality, character & design.

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Posted 3/8/14
The problem I have with moe is that it's everywhere! I know Japanese people love it. But if moe takes away all the story just to infuse it's moe ness on something then I dislike it. Hunter x. Hunter has Gon who is cute and innocent but he fits in okay with the hellish world he's in along with Killua, kurapika and Leorio. And the funny moments of Gon being cute and adorable make me chuckle and think he's adorable. But that example is the only time I think moe is good. Also Gon's moe isn't as scary as say Wizard Barristers leading lady
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