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Characters stories discussion groups toys and games based around the original manga and anime rolesAuthor Patrick Galbraith is the world's acknowledged expert on MOE and a journalist based in Tokyo For this book he interviewed twenty important figures in the world of Japanese manga and anime to gain their insights on the MOE phenomenon These interviews provide us with the first in depth survey of this subject Galbraith uncovers how MOE is influencing an entire generation of manga artists and readers For those new to anime manga and youth cultur. Before I started it I wasn t all that sure what moe was Now I have a much better understanding of it The book is wonderfully illustrated Each chapter is a interview with someone connected to the otaku community from professors to game designers It has examples from the 1970 s shojo stories to Oreimo It was an interesting read El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro stories discussion groups toys and games based around the original manga and anime rolesAuthor Patrick Galbraith is the world's acknowledged expert on MOE and a journalist based in Tokyo For this book he interviewed twenty important figures in the world of Japanese manga and anime to gain their insights on the MOE phenomenon These interviews provide us with the first in depth Fragonard Art and Eroticism survey of this The Monarchs Are Missing started it I wasn t all that Touchstone sure what moe was Now I have a much better understanding of it The book is wonderfully illustrated Each chapter is a interview with Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding someone connected to the otaku community from professors to game designers It has examples from the 1970 Love is Blind s Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia shojo Sea Witch Rising Sea Witch stories to Oreimo It was an interesting read

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MOE is a huge cultural phenomenon and one of the driving forces behind the enormous success of Japanese anime and manga not just in Japan now but throughout the worldIn Japan avid fans of manga comics anime films and videogames use the term MOE to refer to the strong sense of emotional attachment they feel for their favorite characters These fans have a powerful desire to protect and nurture the young beautiful and innocent characters they adore like Sagisawa Moe in Dinosaur Planet and Tomoe Hotaru in Sailor Moon They create their own websites. As someone living in Japan and fascinated by the modern trends of Japanese culture I have enjoyed books by Patrick Galbraith including this book But the effect of the book might have been different than the author might have expectedI am fascinated by modern Japanese culture and although I am not a particular fan of anime or manga I am curious about the otaku who are obsessed about these topics I had heard the word mo but didn t know what it meant Now I know and it made me rethink my view of manga and animeThe book is a collection of interviews with illustrations that in total give me a feeling that I now know what mo means and it is not meant for me Mr Galbraith is a good writer and an good interviewer and his interviews gave me an image of people not able to find real love in the real world who find a suitable replacement to fulfill their needs The common theme in that Japanese women being much selective and Japanese men because of the economy not being successful in finding a 3D mate settle for the unuestioning world of idolization of two dimensional characters who will neither accept them nor reject them As one otaku he uoted said real otaku don t yearn after 3 D womenReading this book I was sad for those who couldn t find soul mate but I realized that seeking love in a 2 D character is better than nothing There is a whole culture here which cannot find female companionship because the standards set by the female population excludes this section of the male populationThe book explained to me a happily married non otaku what the pressures they face and why they choose this unconventional avenue of love fulfillment It also explains the success of AKA 48 and other idol group To this sub section of men who cannot attract 3 D women this is a non threatening way to have unreuited love without the rejection by the object of one s affection As a practical matter 2 D women will never reject you because they are imaginary and don t even know you existThe book is fascinating in the portrayal of this sub culture and is well written It made me understand and feel sympathy for a sub culture that I would never want to join

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E in Japan he discusses what constitutes the ideal MOE relationship and why some fans are even determined to marry their fictional sweethearts He reveals key moments in the development of MOE and current and future trends in the spread of MOE works and characters from Japan to other parts of the world The Moe Manifesto provides an insider's look at the earliest MOE characters such as Ayame by Tezuka Osamu The book has over 100 illustrations of the most famous MOE characters many in color and it is sure to delight manga and anime fans of every a. The Mo Manifesto is a collection of interviews with mangaanimebish jo game insiders and artists about mo recent Japanese history and how it impacted media cultural icons males youth Akihabara the interviewees themselves and cute girl characters We see differing perspectives and explanations as to what mo means its unclear origins and why it grew to such popularityWhile I never considered myself a fan of mo specifically I definitely feel mo towards some characters especially over the past couple of years before 2018 The first section by author Patrick W Galbraith is informative and a good introduction Most of the interviews made me learn something however small new and a select few sentences even made me uestion my own existence As a fan of anime there were a few moments that made me go AAAAAAAAA because a certain characterseries was shown and the book provides plenty of illustrations that spice up the look and feel of it all My main problems were that some of the interviews felt too short and really should have gone in depth with the interviewee and I feel like the book in general could have gone deeper Another one is that despite the introduction the book ends abruptly with no conclusion by Galbraith or anyone Even if the general sentiment was that mo is not a clear cut concept that doesn t excuse the lack of a conclusion It s as if you aired a series but never aired the last episode It also wouldn t have hurt to include an interviewee who opposed the whole trend or otaku culture and finally some answers to the uestions sort of repeated previous onesIt didn t completely change my view on mo but it made me open up a bit to different forms and interpretations of it and it held my interest most of the way through65 710 AlrightGood

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Moe Manifesto
  • Patrick W. Galbraith
  • English
  • 07 October 2017
  • 9784805312827

About the Author: Patrick W. Galbraith

Patrick W Galbraith earned a PhD in Information Studies from the University of Tokyo and is currently pursuing a second PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University He is the author of The Otaku Encyclopedia Kodansha 2009 Tokyo Realtime Akihabara White Rabbit Press 2010 Otaku Spaces Chin Music Press 2012 and The Moe Manifesto Tuttle 2014 as well as the co editor of Idols and



10 thoughts on “The Moe Manifesto

  1. says:

    As someone living in Japan and fascinated by the modern trends of Japanese culture I have enjoyed books by Patrick Galbraith including this book But the effect of the book might have been different than the author might have expectedI am fascinated by modern Japanese culture and although I am not a particular fan

  2. says:

    This book is a collection of interviews with different insiders of the Japanese otaku industry ranging from supportive views to critical perception of the current state of things Some pieces are mildly interesting how magical girl genre used to construct positive career role models for young girls before receding into the cliche

  3. says:

    I am so glad I discovered this book it is a treasure for any anime manga and gaming enthusiast I believe this book is a foundational element in any fan's collection and I intend to give it as a gift regularly because it is c

  4. says:

    I received this book via Goodreads' First Reads Giveaways That was in July It has taken me this long to realize that I will never fi

  5. says:

    Before I started it I wasn't all that sure what moe was Now I have a much better understanding of it The book is wonderfully illustrated Each chapter is a interview with someone connected to the otaku community fr

  6. says:

    I don't want to write a review so here are my thoughts

  7. says:

    It is safe to say that I've been into otaku culture since perhaps age 8 or something It is also safe to say that my first moment in my life that I attracted to female is the Makoto Izumi character from the 90's 'trendy dorama' Beach Boys that aired on local TV station The general confusion of this feeling of at

  8. says:

    The Moé Manifesto is a collection of interviews with mangaanimebishōjo game insiders and artists about moé recent Japanese history and how it impacted media cultural icons males youth Akihabara the interviewees themselves and cute girl characters We see differing perspectives and explanations as to what moé means its unclear origins and why it grew to such popularityWhile I never considered myself a fan

  9. says:

    Patrick W Galbraith is arguably the most entertaining and insightful writer on contemporary Japanese pop culture His writing is based on the research of an academician by training and an otaku at heart While the academic makes a strong case for the cultural and social importance of manga anime and gaming to contemporary Japanese society it is the otaku that explores and uncovers what is real and not just what the adults

  10. says:

    There are some interesting tidbits on Japanese culture and aspect of moe in this book but it doesn't offer deep analysis or anything like that There are a lot of pictures which gives nice visual context to things the interviews talk aboutI don't know why they decided to write moe as moé it bothered me a lot

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