Moe characters are ones whom viewers want to protect and care for and serve or be served by. Moe anime is based on the philosophy of providing something for viewers to relate themselves to while conventional anime is designed to relate to viewers.
The quote is taken from today’s Ask John column which responded to the question
I found the above passage very intruiging because I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around what John wrote.
Do moe fans actually want to “protect” and “care for” these characters? I can kind of understand why some people want to “be served” by moe characters (*snicker*), but do they really want to “serve” the moe characters themselves? And how the hell do teenage and adult males (the target audience for this material) “relate” to moe shows?
Something is telling me that in order to truly understand and appreciate moe, one has to do it by “feeling” it instead of trying to understand it on an intellectual level. I doubt I’ll ever “feel” it, though, so I guess I’ll never “get” the moe.
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According to the artist (), the
above is Sasuke from Naruto. I hate to say it, but even though Sasuke isn’t a trap, if he really looked like this, I’d hit it. I’d totally hit it.
Why do I feel as though something just died inside me?
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So PiQ has . A
about it at the Anime News Network forums has a particularly amusing series of posts which I’ve copied and pasted below:
First of all, Newtype was NOT discontinued by ADV, it was Kadakowa Shoten’s decision to cease publishing “Newtype” in the U.S. in January, Greg Ayers told all of those attending “anime Tuesdays at the Alamo” That “Kadakowa Shoten was cutting back on it’s magazine and no longer was interested in publishing it in the west to anyone for that matter.” Believe me Ayers was very pissed, he even berated the president of Kadakowa and cussed him out.
FullmetalCJ replies to TornadoTatsumaki:
(The above) is DEFINITELY not the entire truth of the situation.
TornadoTatsumaki replies to FullmetalCJ:
How do you know that?
You don’t live in Houston.
You wern’t there when he made that statement.
Zac replies to TornadoTatsumaki:
Uh, I don’t think you know who you’re speaking to. (FullmetalCJ) is Chris Johnston, former NewtypeUSA editor. I realize you live in Houston and attend ADV’s public events, but that does not make you an insider and you really do need to stop behaving as though your speculation is ironclad.
Does this constitute a “pwn” ?
Even if it doesn’t, it’s nice to see this type of thing once in a while. I think there are too many instances where people throw around opinion and speculation as fact. It’s even worse when people think they “know” more because they attend industry events or hang with certain people. I wish there were more real industry people clearing up misconceptions and misinformation.
As for PiQ, I can’t say I’ll miss it because I won’t. I do, though, feel for the people behind it who genuinely believed in the publication and put their hearts and souls into trying to make it successful. I guess some things are just not meant to be, even if the best of intentions are behind it.
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I’ve watched the “” of Interstellar Flight quite a few times now, and I’m still trying to figure out how it’s considered a “dance.” It looks like you’re bouncing up and down while doing para para. Is that what goes for “dancing” these days?
As awkward as it looks in the video, I’m still interested to see what it looks like when done by real people, preferably people who can actually dance. One thing I won’t except, though, is if I see a guy do the dance. This is a “dance” done buy chicks / idols, NOT guys. If I ever come across a dude doing this dance, I’d be tempted to fucking punch him in the face.
But the “dance” aside, I’m totally digging the song. What’s with awesome catchy Ranka Lee songs? First it was What ‘Bout My Star, and now it’s Interstellar Flight. I can’t get enough of these songs! Methinks I should start watching this show already. Ranka Lee FTW.
for bringing it to my attention, and to
for the pic.
Yay for a couple of new “threats” to my anime habit!
The first “threat” is the
in Akiba. According to
at the Anime Genesis blog, some people out there are saying the incident may be, quote, “the end of anime, manga, and the otaku culture as we know it in Japan and the US and even suggest that it will lead to an eventual collapse of the industries on both sides of the globe.” I’m shaking in my little booties!
The second “threat” is the Canadian Government. It seems they’re trying to pass a
that would, among other things, impose a fine of something like $500 per illegal file. If passed and strongly enforced, that may mean the end to my days of illegally downloading anime! Oh no! How will I live without my illegally-gotten Japanese cartoons?!?!?
So there you have it. Anime is under attack yet again by the forces of humanity, so we must fight to protect our right to, and enjoyment of, Japanese cartoons. Wait … what? Fight for it? I’m much too lazy for that. If I can’t watch my cartoons anymore, I’ll just find something else to watch, like sports. Speaking of which, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to watch Euro 2008.
When I see pictures of figures like this, it makes me really want to start up figure collection as a hobby. But then I realize that I don’t have the money for it, nor am I willing to shell out money for it even if I could afford it. The temptation is always there, but I will stay strong. I will not succumb to the evils of figure collecting, damnit! Although, come to think of it, female figure collecting may be the closest I’ll ever get to getting a girlfriend …
for the image and bringing it to my attention.
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The above PV is apparently the opening theme song to something called Zettai Karen Children. The song itself is actually kind of catchy, but watching three real life lolis prancing around creeps the complete and utter crap out of me. I think Captain Picard puts it best when he asks:
at the Tenka Seiha blog for bringing it to my attention and giving me nightmares tonight.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I gotta go find this song. I’m addicted.
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I’m watching the second season of Mahoromatic right now, and I’m sad to say that episode 3 was an absolute disgrace. I cannot remember the last time I saw a show that crashed and burned so badly in one episode after being so good and entertaining in all the previous episodes. I know that Mahoro’s small boobs is a running gag, but episode 3 made me embarrased to watch the show. When an entire episode is focused on boobs, making boobs bigger, and missile boobs, you know that the writers were lazy as shit when they came up with the story.
One of the main reasons I like Mohoromatic so much is because it balances all the elements (action, fanservice, humour, etc.) very well. But when things get overly excessive like in episode 3, the show loses its charm and degenerates into something that is fucking stupid and insulting to anything with intelligence. I sincerely hope episode three is just a temporary abomination because if the rest of the show is like that, I’ll be one pissed off guy.
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When I see stuff like this, part of me goes, “Wow. That’s so awesome on so many levels.” But then the other part of me goes something like this:
for the source. Visit that site for a high(er) res and full version of the pic.
I couldn’t be more happy about the recent news that “episode 24″ of the Clannad anime will be about Tomoyo and Tomoya being lovey-dovey. Tomoyo was my favourite character, and I was rather pissed off when the tv series essentially glossed over her story. I can’t wait for July when it comes out.
With all that said, I feel I must get this off my chest: Tomoyo is mine. Before the trailer came out, I dreamed of Tomoyo … as a REAL GIRL. I cannot for the life of me actually remember what she looked like in my dream, but I know for a fact it was her in the flesh. So to conclude, Tomoyo is mine.