from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Strong interest in, and especially fetishistic attraction toward, fictional characters in anime, manga, video games, and/or similar media.
- adv. Obsolete form of mo.
- adv. Obsolete form of more.
- n. Obsolete form of mow.
- n. Obsolete form of moa.
- v. Obsolete form of moo.
- v. Obsolete form of mow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wry face or mouth; a mow.
- intransitive v. To make faces; to mow.
- adj. More. See Mo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See mo.
- An obsolete form of mow.
O usagijen: he's supposed to be the GEEK, the otaku!! usagijen: well I guess this is one of the few shows that break that stereotype. usagijen: w00t! the new girl appears usagijen: why not just pass the megaphone to Kitamura, o forgetful president? usagijen: Taiga's getting all jelly jelly (jealous) ~ usagijen: and a certain "pride" or "dignity" factor usagijen: the perfect way to calm down the tiger usagijen: and I'm gonna explode from too much Taiga moe moe usagijen: she sure is living up to her furry Tiger nickname usagijen: Minorin's doing the trademark: 9 smile of Peko-chan usagijen: honestly stupid, but still … moe~ usagijen: tsk, ryuuji should join the club so he can spend more time with his Minorin~
Both of these are excellently embodied in the schoolgirl; the term moe may in fact originate from the anime middle school heroine Sailor Moon (Hotaru Tomoe).
Part of it, perhaps, is out of the biases of those who would use the word moe or moeblob as a negative signifier.
Kyoko's so moe that the word moe is not good enough to describe her!
I laughed - I think the cat is an attempt of "moe" - to be overly cute, where the desire for cutsy overcame the artists rational side.
As a female anime fan, I have a lot of male friends who are into these so-called moe shows, but I wasn't sure if they'd apply to me: When the series's audience is male otaku, what is the appeal for women?
When I ordered an iced coffee, our cute "eternally 17-year old" maid Mizuki poured the cream and stirred it for me until I asked her to stop, using the magic word "moe," which is used by the otaku to express burning passion.
I was going, 'Eenie-meenie-minie-moe' – I'd got to 'moe', so I thought I'd better do it.
On RPGnet, the largest tabletop RPG forums on the net as far as I can tell has had a long discussion debating the pros and cons of this, given Japan's proclivities towards "moe" and other Chris Hansen alerting things.
The otaku term "moe" pronounced "mo-eh"--which literally means "budding" and describes the sensation of being blissfully overwhelmed by cuteness or attractiveness, is already a very otome-like idea.