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Can anybody here trace the origins of "moe"?
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Go read Azuma or something
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>>100866254
I think it started way before 2001
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>>100866040
People thought sailor moon was kawaii moe shit back in the 90s. It's been around forever it's not going away.
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>>100866376
When the fuck did I say anything about 2001?
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>>100866040

Lum from Urusei Yatsura.

/thread
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>>100866461
>Azuma
I thought you were referring to Azumanga Daioh, which started around that time.

If not, then I'll have to read it or something
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>>100866637
Hiroki Azuma you un-nerd
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>>100866720
The creator of Fractale?
I hope he's relevant.
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>>100866934
Use google and common sense for once in your life
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>>100867146
PS that doesn't mean no
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The term came to prominence on 2ch in its early years, but even the 11s can't say where exactly it came from. The concept itself is likely much older, even if it didn't have a name, but that makes it very difficult to pinpoint its etymological, and maybe more importantly conceptual, origin.

I would hazard that it is likely impossible to point out a single definitive origin for the concept of moe, by which I mean the first character that the term could eventually have been used to describe, as moe itself is generally agreed to be at least somewhat subjective.
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>>100867649
>as moe itself is generally agreed to be at least somewhat subjective.
Not really. What someone finds moe is certainly subjective, but what moe means is basically established.
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>>100866040
In anime? astroboy
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No. It's a koan, like, "what is the sound of one hand clapping?"
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>>100867649
>etymological
Doesn't it came from the same roots as "hot" or "burn" or something like that?
I don't know Japanese, but they sound similar
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>>100867964
Implying Katsudou Shashin isn't moe as fuck.
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>>100868237
Everything means some random other thing in Japanese because Nihongo is such a bad language.
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>>100867716
Well that's what I meant, for purposes of finding a singular origin, the subjective aspect of what a person finds moe would make it impossible.

>>100868237
No, "to bloom," but how one gets from "to bloom" to "I like characters who wear glasses" is the real question of its etymological origin.
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>>100866628
This. Japan has confirmed it before.

Now close this shitty thread.
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>>100868460
>Well that's what I meant, for purposes of finding a singular origin, the subjective aspect of what a person finds moe would make it impossible.
Finding the origin of moe elements is useless, the only simply meaningful interpretations of "Can anybody here trace the origins of "moe"?" would be either linguistic or as a concept.
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>>100868460
I thought it was derived from "moeru" (to protect), since lolis and gamblers need to be shielded from the harsh realities of this world
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