The Anti-Moé Brigade, for all their touted intellectualism, has, for the most part, been very resistant to any actual discussion about moé. They’ll certainly talk about how much it moé sucks and how horrible it is that we aren’t getting more REDLINEs and Cowboy Bebops, but when it comes to actually discussing moé, intellectualism seems to take a back seat to plain old anti-otakuism.
(Bonus content at the bottom, courtesy of the Anti-Moé Brigade)
There’s a lot you can do with the harem genre of anime. With the only requirement being one central character pursued by multiple members of the opposite sex, there’s a lot of freedom in setting, situations, and characters.
Being the Valentine’s Day episode, we talk about romance in anime. We also answer another email, and go on a tangent about daytime talk shows in the first segment.
NTR Radio is a three-way venture between Kgods of a-theory.com, VZMK2 of vzmk2moeandmechagatti.wordpress.com, and myself, Timeenforceranubis of sheslostcontrol.net. Special thanks to VZ for the logo.
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“Do you know about the ‘Cellphone Charm?’
If you keep a picture of the person you like on your cellphone for three weeks, and if nobody finds out, your love will be realized!”
School Days starts out like any other highschool romance comedy. We see the protagonist, Makoto Itou, his knuckleheaded friend, Taisuke Sawanaga, Kotonoha Katsura, the girl he admires from afar, and Sekai Saionji, the girl he’s just friends with.
After finding out that Makoto is into Kotonoha, Sekai takes it upon herself to get them together. She arranges a rooftop lunch between the three of them. There, we get the first real look at Kotonoha’s personality, juxtaposed with Sekai’s. Kotonoha’s very gentle and polite, compared to Sekai, who’s more informal. Kotonoha’s a much softer woman (Though her cooking is terrible!). More romance comedy hyjinks come into play, such as Makoto comically pretending to like Kotonoha’s (terrible) cooking, and subsequently almost choking on it.
The next day, Makoto confesses to Kotonoha. Convenient, since Kotonoha had actually admired Makoto from afar like he did her. She thanks Sekai for playing matchmaker. Later, Makoto also thanks Sekai, promising to pay her back.