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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Japanese slang "Moe"

This word is most popular phrase in Japan now, and it is really hard to explain in English at the same time.

“Moe” is written as “萌” in Kanji (pronunced like Mo-eh). It originally means “sprout” or “bud”. However, “Moe” as a slung is very different.

This word was born in Akihabara, Tokyo which is famous as a town of electrical appliances. You can buy any kinds of electrical things there, even tiny parts of radio and minute parts.

There are many, what is called, “Otaku” who are crazy about figures, anime (cartoons), or pretty characters in a cartoon in Akihabara. When these people see pretty girls and feel happy, they express their feeling as saying “Moe”. They seem to feel relieved and relaxed when they see their idols or girls who wear costume of maid. It became now that not a word only for Otaku people but also for people in any different generations in Japan. Probably, men and young girls use the word when they find “Moe” girls.

Japanese anime, "Sailor Moon" http://hicbc.com/tv/sailormoon/ and "Evangelion" http://www.bandaigames.channel.or.jp/list/eva2/ are typical "Moe anime".

For example, "Sailor Moon is chou moe moe." (you can repeat moe to emphasize.)


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15 comments:

Juhis said...

Is it true that term "Otaku" has a really negative meaning in Japan?

Pierre-Yann said...

I think most anime are moe. I will never understood how think japanese men!
In fact, I don't like these moe parts, because it cut the story. Ok for a little like in Bleach, but no more.

Are really Japanese men soo pervert?

kayanon said...

juhis>

Yes, but before. Otaku is now that established as Japanese culture now. However, people in Japan (especially women) may still have their image of old Otaku. That is they are wearing tacky clothes, stay inside of the room, and possibly wearing glasses.
Have you seen Japanese drama, Densha Otoko?

kayanon said...

pierre>
Otaku is not pervert, and neither do all Japanese men of course.

Juhis said...

kayano: Yes i have seen it. :)
Is the guy in that drama a real stereotype of an otaku?

Pierre-Yann said...

About densha and real otaku, look at this the TriviaSeed show

kayanon said...

juhis>

Yes, he is. Some of Okaku still dress like that. Real Otaku has indescribable peculiar air, I think.

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