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…and before anyone argues with the selection choice, I’d like to say that ‘moeblob’ describes a character with numerous appealing traits or ‘Moe’ factors. What are these factors? Stuff that incite a special feeling in you that could be described as a similar reaction to when you see something cute. It does not necessarily refer to a character that’s the embodiment of ‘extreme cuteness’, nor is it a type of artstyle.

Or as described by numerous scholars such as Hiroki Azuma, a form of stimulation. Tsundere, Silent Character, Cute, Klutzy, Maids and Glasses are all moe.

Moe does not mean no characterization. Moe is everywhere. Moe can be anything. You can’t escape it. Yes, moe is subjective and the moe factors can differ from people to people. However, those listed above are numerous common ones that are agreed upon by many people. It’s Database consumption.

In that respect, Nagato, Misaka Mikoto and Kuroneko are moe as all hell. (^.^)


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