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So when does one "grow out" of moe?

I'm not going to be stuck in this phase for the rest of my life... right?
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Moe comes in different forms. If you're still stuck on shows like K-On! as your all-time reference on what moe is, I'm sorry to inform you you're a retard.
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There are different forms of moe, K-on is like the introductory narutoe of moe.
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The ride never ends. Thank goodness
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Moe is a universal constant. You like it before you realized you did because it is inherent in all of us.
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That depends.

Are you always gonna be a little bitch and watch gay-on?

Or are you gonna become a man and watch the good stuff like Gurren Lagann?
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>>100643235
>narutoe
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>3 posts in
>people already starting shitstorms

And I wouldn't have it any other way.
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>>100643126
You don't grow out of a lifestyle man
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Most moe shows are in the seinen demographic which is 18-30 year olds, so you have until you are in your 30s.
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>>100643126
You don't. But you should grow out of harems and ecchi already.
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>>100643303
Naru mas more moe in her pinky toe than you could hope to have in a lifetime, pal.
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>>100643281
>Implying I didn't watch both and enjoy the fuck out of them
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>>100643126
If you ever grow out of moe just kill yourself because your life is just going tofeel empty
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>>100643461
This brings up a good question.

If (hypothetically, even though I don't believe this myself), K ON is the Naruto of Moe, then what is the Naruto of Harems?
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Not any time soon
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Growing out of moe is growing out of anime
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>>100643445
>moe
>seinen

it's 8:00 AM here, don't make me puke in the morning...
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Once you grow out of shounen, you grow into moe.

It's part of the path to becoming patrician.
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>>100643557
>seinen are for mature adults
K-On! is originally a seinen manga.
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>>100643527
I'm fairly certain it changes every season
It's difficult to compare other titles with long-running shonen just because of the length. Most Harem series are practically disposable anyway.
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>>100643580
What is the next step, senpai? Please, teach me what the next step is.

Surely Moe is not the final step. Because that would mean I have reached the final step.
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>>100643557
Moe is seinen, you don't fucking think moe is actually a genre do you?
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>>100643557
He's factually correct.
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>>100643126
Approximately when you become a vegetable at an old people home.
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>>100643622
Suicide.
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>>100643622
Liking all genres and judging each show on its own individual merits instead of comparing it to other things or other genres is the final level.
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if anything you grow into moe
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>>100643661
I reached this level when I was 15.
Apparently coming to /a/ too early on without being exposed to anime in your childhood makes you regress a few levels.
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>>100643126
You grow into it, not out.
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>>100643622
gensokyo
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>>100643527
>Naruto of Moe
I don't understand, because Naruto is an example of what battle shounens should avoid to be when K-On is what "moe" shows should strive to be.
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>>100643126
/a/ is it possible to become moe
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>>100643735
Only cute, chubby babies are moe.
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>>100643735
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>>100643712
At least you tried to be funny.
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>>100643785
What about 19 to 30-something men who have lost their sense of direction and purpose in life?
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>>100643661
I fucking hate anime with male main characters if they are high schoolers. It can't be helped. I can't enjoy this shit.
I watched 15 series from this season:
Witchcraft Works, Mahou Sensou, ImoCho, D-Frag and Nisekoi have shitty male main characters abused all the time by females. I don't get it. Is this like a fucking fetish or something? Is this suppose to be funny?
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You don't "grow out" of moe; you "grow into" moe.

The older you get, the less of other shows you'll consume. You'll see that the story structures, character tropes, situations, and plot devices are painfully similar, and the drama or tension that these shows try to create will generally become so dull that you will no longer watch them.

No. You will instead watch moe; which has no pretensions. It is what it is. It is cute girls, doing cute things; regular, everyday things. Things you are familiar with; the absence of a "true" story (and let's face it, most anime stories are stupid bullshit) allows the soft, relaxing, adorable nature of the girls to shine through.

Also, pair this with the fact that life become exponentially more painful, and then numbing, for the socially introverted losers that browse /a/.

Moe isn't a phase. Moe is the end game. Moe is the culmination of over six decades of Japanese animation; it is pure, distilled, heavenly heroin for people like you and I, OP.
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You can grow out of it once you get hormone therapy - all of that estrogen in your system makes you like moe.
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>>100643820
At least you tried
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>>100643848
>Is this suppose to be funny?
Yes.
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>>100643848
Mostly physical humor and word play, just don't watch it and stick with cute girls.
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People usually "grow into" moe. There is no going back now.
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>>100643870
Stop projecting. I like plot-heavy stories full of despair, drama and catharsis and I like lighthearted moe SoL shows. They're not mutually exclusive.
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>>100643870
I can disprove everything bad you have said about non-moe shows/manga with this picture.

But this is one of the only cases I can think of, so you could call it an exception.
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>>100643126

>>100643693
>>100643693
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>>100643944
What if I started watching moe right of the bat, It's hard to watch anything with a male lead and I groan when a male shows up.
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>>100643126
If you're referring to SoL series then you never really grow out of them once you're into it however you slowly start to lose interest in most once you realize most are the same equation with the same jokes recycled and the same characters that only look different and have slightly different quirks. I personally haven't watched a "moe" SoL series in a while though I really enjoyed Kiriro Mosaic last summer.
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>>100643870

The moment I lose my ability to enjoy creativity is the moment I wish to die.
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What's going on? Am I in bizarro /a/? Am I losing my mind?
Why is everyone suddenly talking about moe as if it were a genre?
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>>100643942
>>100643934
But it's the same shit over and over again. It's not funny. This is my first season like that, I usually don't watch harems, romcoms and similar shit.
I can't even imagine how some people can enjoy this shit season after season.
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>>100643956

The great irony is that Miura himself has grown so tired of Berserk that he's drowning himself in moe as we speak.

>>100643952
>I like plot-heavy stories full of despair, drama and catharsis

You're in the wrong medium if you're looking for any of that done well.
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>>100644034
Moe is not a genre; it's just a thing to call something that is mysterious but concrete
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>>100644044
You just do, I have nothing to lose anyway.
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>>100644049
>The great irony is that Miura himself has grown so tired of Berserk that he's drowning himself in moe as we speak.

Holy shit.

You're right, I never thought of that.

Everything /a/ said was right.
Moe is the end game.
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>>100644034
Summer came early this year, despite the fact its snowing like a motherfucker.
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>>100644034
Are you seriously being this autistic? Some shows and characters are clearly meant to be "moe." They don't pretend to be anything else. Just because moe is a vague concept each person has a different definition and perception of doesn't mean you can clearly label some things as shows as "moe."
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Yes you're not going to be, forever.
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>>100643557
It's just a demographic. In this case it means manchildren.
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>>100644049
>>I like plot-heavy stories full of despair, drama and catharsis
No I'm not, there's quite of a bit of that done well
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>>100644009

This. Agreed fully.

I hope we soon enter an age of lesbian harems and romcoms, where animators realize their fanbase has become so detached from reality, that they'd need to pretend to be the girl to even entertain a suspension of disbelief.
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>>100644009
Then you just skipped past all the introductory stages and into the master race.
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>>100643445
Then why did little girls in Japan get to see a show meant for 18-30 year old males?
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>>100644094
Are you kidding me? Even up til recently, referring to moeshit or moe shows would get you mocked. Is this some kind of embracing the label like black people do with "nigger"?
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>>100644203
Because it was so revolutionary, it just did. I really don't know, money?
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>>100643126

The older you get, the more shit you have to deal with on a day to day basis, and the more you'll enjoy spending your time watching relaxing moe shows.
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Please stop misusing the term moe. It doesn't mean cute, it doesn't mean slice of life and it doesn't mean shitty. Please stop.
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>>100644131

There are exactly three demographics targeted by anime:

-Actual children

-Fujoshi

-Manchildren
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>>100644212
Did you just liken moe to being a nigger?
There's no issue with a label as long as everyone undestands the general idea it implies. No one said it was a genre, faggot.
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>>100644009
I only dislike it if it's a male lead surrounded by females
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>>100644269
What does it mean if it doesn't mean cute?
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>moe
You mean cute slice of life. Those shitty light novels about little sisters and other perverted garbage for deviants is often called moe too, especially by people in the industry.
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Who gives a fuck. Enjoy your stay in it.
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Miura did not drow itself into moe due superior meaning.

he need money, and moe style is a money-cow.
moe have more merchandise than Gundam. fuking gundam.
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>>100644378
>Gundam it all
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You grow out of implied teases at yuri into actual yuri. Enjoy your stay
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>>100644348
>You mean cute slice of life.

This.

I also like it when there is a fair bit of comedy; it doesn't even have to be very funny. Very few "comedy' anime have made me laugh out loud, but the cute ones use the humorous tone to make the show more relaxing and warm feeling.

Watching moe is like cuddling up next to a cozy fire in pajamas after dragging your dick through cold mud and razor blades all day, while someone behind whips you and asks (every few moments) why you aren't smiling.
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Moe + yuri is the final stage.
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>>100644341
It literally means nothing. It's a buzzword. No seriously it's a buzzword used by the industry itself to generate fan interest.
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Would you show a moe anime to your friends or family?
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>>100644477
That was a very accurate description anon.

And I can relate to it. I know what you mean.
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>>100644526
I don't have friends and I don't watch films or anime with my family.
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>>100644378

>He need money and moe style is a money-cow

That doesn't make any sense; he consumes moe, he doesn't produce it (though Schierke is pretty moe; I suspect he included her as a way of making himself want to actually continue the fucking thing). You'd probably be shooting Idolm@sters up your arm and snorting Lucky Stars if you'd been writing a story as depressing as Berserk for over two decades too.
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>>100644341
It just means to sprout, like a plant
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>>100644477
Man, you hit the nail right on the head.
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>>100644526

Would you shoot up heroin or smoke crack in front of your family?
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>>100644526
Is Lain moe? What about Jinrui? Haibane Renmei? Kaiji?
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>>100644622
I wish I lived in your village of love
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>>100644526
I'd show something dubbed like K-ON! to my 5 year old imouto. Haha yeah nah.
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>>100644526
Yes. I have a casual anime friend (he's over 30) I hardly visit who watches spiderman and plays fps on his xbox all day. I brought over a copy of non non biyori and watamote around 10 days ago without hesitation. And then I learned that his TV can only play divx.
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>>100644250
Yeah, life as a 20-something college student or a recluse NEET living in his mother's basement is such a stressful one that moe anime is their only solace. Oh no, I slept 12 hours today, better put on some moe anime to deal with the pain of being alive.
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I like everything
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>>100644530

I want to hug Eno and smell her. I bet she has a soft, floral scent and feels so fuwa fuwa it makes mortal men feel like melting when they brush her shoulder.
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>>100643445
>until
>implying
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>>100644707
Will you block the TV once you get to the infamous pantsu scene?

Or when Sawako says the word "molestor"?

These should be serious considerations for a 5-year-old development.
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>>100644789
Don't tell me you actually plan to continue living after you hit 30
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>>100644768
You smell like a perverted haremfag.
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>>100644758

Dealing daily with the knowledge of being an incompetent failure with no future to look forward too is actually quite psychologically draining and painful, no matter how many hours of sleep you get a day. It's depressing and horrifying, and all the extra time feels more like being mired in an inescapable sludge than being free.

Moe is the soft, warming embrace that helps you forget you've fucked everything up forever, if only for a few minutes at a time.

Please don't bother telling me that I should do this or do that, or that I am like this or like that; but unless you've lived through such a period in your life, you don't know how heartbreaking it can be.
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>>100644849
I plan to continue living until I'm at least 90 so I can be a triple wizard.
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>>100644796
5 year old is too young to care about subtle things like that. Let alone comprehend and dissect the word "molestor" from the dialogue.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gdsdqu5XWI

Moe a shit and you should feel bad
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>>100644914
Then go for it.
And pray that she chooses Mio as best Keion
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>>100644899
That's depression, which is a whole another ballpark than living a stressful adult life. I don't know if salarymen in Japan working 10 hours a day enjoy moe anime at the end of the day, but let's not pretend the vast majority of /a/ is in this case.
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>>100644849
It was never part of the plan, but time just kept coming. It's scary how each year goes by faster than the last.
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>>100644893

You smell like a go fuck yourself
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>>100645004

Fair enough, but when I get home from my part-time job, I like to cuddle up in bed and watch moe, depression or not.
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>>100644758
Being alone is like living with a silent, invisible monster.
Most of the time it doesn't really bother you, but then it can jump on you in an instant and tear you to pieces.

Cute anime girls are the bandages and the warm comforting soup that makes it better.
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I seriously hope I never grow out of moe.

Ever since I started injecting moe directly into the bloodstream on a daily basis, there have been no traces of depression or sadness in my life.
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>>100644977
>pantsu wo taberu

sides

gone
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>>100645004
That's what "moe" shows are created for, most of the time.

All the merchandise and BDs are bought by hardworking japanese supporting their escape.
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>>100645236
Have you tried Clannad?
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>>100645236
You're merely hiding the symptoms. Moe is a quick fix, not the long-term cure. Enjoy the withdrawal when you realize it can't sustain and justify your pathetic life anymore?
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>>100645236

>That first shot of moe in the morning while you lay in your nest of cum-crusted blankets atop your piss-stained, sheetless mattress in your mother's basement

So good it brings tears to my eyes, and sometimes, I can't tell if I'm happy or dying or both.
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>>100645323
>All the merchandise and BDs are bought by hardworking japanese supporting their escape.
If all those hardworking Japanese people were nerds growing up, then yeah.
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>>100645336
That's a nice opinion you got there shonenfag.
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>>100644781
>/a/ talks to /v/
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>>100645361
You're a good soul, anon, regardless of your living conditions. I wish I could wrap my arms around you and tell you everything's going to be okay, but I can only offer you this moe picture.
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Can't we all just get along and talk about cute things?
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>>100645374
Not necessarily.

It is true someone out in the small villages can go their whole life without watching a single moe show, but the way that Japanese people are allowed to openly express their interests in the weekends and the advertising that is put out in large cities, not stumbling upon or getting a taste of moe would be difficult.

It is often the case that in Japan, there are no stereotypes within fanbases. The manly jock can enjoy moe, and the nerdier scrawnier kid can be found getting into cultures that you just wouldn't find in other countries.
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>>100644242
It's the anime industries MLP.

true.
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>>100645556
What are some anime that Japan finds publicly acceptable? I know Jojo is like a household name there, especially part 3.
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Oberstein is moe
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>>100645517
No because /v/ exist, but I still can.
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>>100645720
Anon please stop doing this, my heart can't take much more.
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>>100645689
Explain publicly acceptable.

Japanese publicly acceptable and American publicly acceptable and German publicly acceptable and so on and so forth are all different.
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I like moe with story. Preferably sci-fi. I don't really care for slice of life.
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>>100645889
I didn't mind the occasional average length slice of life after finishing some huge 100+ episode show
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>>100645875
Acceptable over there I guess. Like Japanese normalfag, maybe? Do they all have inherently higher power levels than us on average?
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>>100645938
>SoL
>100+ episodes
You could watch LoGH, that show is full of moeblobs.
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>>100645336
>implying one can't watch moe until his death.
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>>100643235
Sorry that you've only browsed for 6 months
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>>100645985
>tfw just finished LoGH and watching genereic slice of life 2482181 to unwind
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>>100645950
A lot is acceptable in Japan.

Most don't care what you're into, as long as you don't annoy them or prevent them from doing what they're into. Mostly everyone has an escape, so one salaryman could be working on cars in the weekend, one could be drinking and one could be watching moe shows. And none of those 3 usually care for the others choice of activity.

There's no "normalfag" in a sense, mostly everyone has something that they do, and they all do it seriously. Your typical normalfag high schooler is usually really into something.

Sorry for shit explaining.
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>>100644781
I dont remember that part
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>>100646342
It's from the DVD specials. Not really worth a watch unless you absolutely have to watch them. There's also a short beach episode on the BDs which is more worth it.
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>>100644758
I blame the Jews, make me sleep soundly at night.



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