This article is part 4 of a 5-part series on moé as it appears in anime community discourse. Have you ever encountered a character that just hit all the right spots? A character you felt a connection with on a personal level? A character whose smile made you smile? A character whose sadness made you […]
This article is part 3 of a 5-part series on moé as it appears in anime community discourse. Moé characters are often described archetypically. Taiga Aisaka is a “tsundere.” Belldandy is a “yamato nadeshiko.” C.C. is a “kuudere.” The archetype- and trope-driven nature of moé goes two ways in discussion. On one hand, the moé […]
NTR Radio episode 9 is here! This time around, we’re joined by Thedigitalbug of the Eroge Bus podcast to discuss Puella Magi Madoka Magika, inbetween discussion of eff’d up hentai panel material, responding to a listener e-mail, and another of NTR Radio’s Laws for the Greater Anime Community. NTR Radio is a three-way venture […]
This article is part 2 of a 5-part series on moé as it appears in anime community discourse. Probably one of the most recognizable aspects of moé is the aesthetic. Though different artists and character designers have different ways of representing it, the moé aesthetic can almost always be immediately identified.
This article is part 1 of a 5-part series on moé as it appears in anime community discourse. In discussions among members of the anime fandom, “moé” is a term that is used to describe several different aspects and elements of anime. At times, this can be confusing at best, and at worst, derail legitimate […]