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Moe Money, Moe Problems

by Zac Bertschy,

ANNCast 061 - Moe Money, Moe Problems

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We're back!

..from a relatively short hiatus with a superfun panel chat about the only recognizable trend in anime that still remains, moe, which has also become its own subculture. Joining the panel this week is Mike Toole who you all know from The Mike Toole Show and Anime Jump, Hope Chapman from her reviews here and at That Guy With The Glasses and D2 Brigade, and "wildarmsheero", creator of the Mistakes of Youth webcomic and more recently the Analog Housou blog.

Together we journey through the impact moe has had on anime and anime fandom, how things are different now, how the genre (?) has changed over the years, all of it - even the dread specter of lolicon! - and then it's Twitter Time. C'mon, you've been waiting for this show, don't deny it!

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NSFW Language Warning: There is mention of taint.

ANNCast Episode 61 Breakdown

00:45 Each panelist's definition of "moe"

06:30 Has the notion of moe been perverted somehow?

14:40 Inevitable Haruhi Discussion

22:00 A Tale of Two Fandoms

27:30 Has moe damaged the creative output in Japan?

40:00 Why Kanon is kinda bullsh*t to a whole lot of people

44:40 The Dread Specter of Lolicon

48:40 How does moe work for women?

52:50 Two different ways to consume the same product

59:00 Greg on the generally relaxed attitude toward moe in Japan

01:02:00 Twitter time! Infantile female personalities in moe shows, the rise of moe versus the rise of the independent Japanese woman, and much much more!!

And that's it! See you next time!

Have questions for the ANNCast crew? Tweet 'em to @ANNZac! Or check out the community forums thread about the show, or send email questions to zac@animenewsnetwork dot com!

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