Well, well, well. What is moe? Well, it’s hard to define. It’s one of these things that if a person knows, he knows. Okay, okay, I’ve practically said nothing up to now. But to try to clear up it a little bit, I’ll say something about it, and show some pics.
First, it’s not like anybody doesn’t know that “moe” means burning in one sense, and “growing” in another sense. You will know when you watch enough anime and is qualified to join “Genshiken.” (If you spoke great Japanese and can disguise yourself as a Japanese).
Second, Hirano Aya is moe. Nonaka Ai is moe, Saito Chiwa as Hazuki in Moon Phrase is moe, Kugimiya Rie as Louise the Zero is moe, and Nonaka Aoi in Binchotan is moe (hardcore moe fans can appreciate that…), oh and ichigo mashimaro is moe…Still don’t understand?
Well, to explain more about moe…it’s cute and innocent. Small and cute. It’s not supermodel-like, it is girls who lashes at you but their lashings are so cute. It’s tsundere that seems like who can’t talk with a mature voice. It’s Hirano Aya when she speaks normally, it’s Kawasumi Ayako when she gently snorts a “baka”, it’s Tanaka Rie coos “chi~”, it’s Multi from “To Heart.” It’s the “fab 4” in Ichigo Mashimaro; it’s Binchotan, it’s not Sailor Moon, it’s not Misato and Dr. Akagi from Eva, it’s definitely NOT Motoko from Ghost in the Shell or Revy from Black Lagoon. Oh, and it’s like Mikuru from Haruhi…
I hope that explains it, if it doesn’t…Well, let’s just say words don’t adequately explain its essence, it just has to be felt.