Leone Is a Strong Second for Waifu

Okay, no one will replace Senjougahara Hitagi, but this post was written mostly to answer the question “If Senjougahara wasn’t your waifu, who would be?” that no one asked me. Also, this serves as a good excuse to drool over an attractive anime woman. With all that said, I’d like to give some reasons why I love Leone from the anime & manga series Akame ga Kill!


Sex appeal 


I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: Leone is the sexiest anime woman I’ve ever seen. If you have ever seen Akame ga Kill, you know that Leone’s looks are killer. From her short hair to her pretty face, to her eyes that resemble lustrous gold, to her radiating smile that shines like the morning sun… Leone’s looks are not to be ignored. When I look at her, I always think to myself, “Why can’t she be real and in love with me?”. Because if she was, I wouldn’t have partook in casual dating/relationships whatsoever, I would’ve been in a monogamous relationship with her all throughout my stay at university. I bet sex with her would be awesome and passionate too!

Anyway, combined with her looks, Leone also has wonderful ASSets. Her measurements according to the manga are 90-57-86. What this means is she possess breasts of steel. To complement that, she has a fat ass and back dimples to boot! Her outfit consists of a black tube top (which just accentuates her chest), a scarf around her neck, pants, belt and boots. She might be a little flashy regarding her garb, but it does show off all of her best superficial features, wouldn’t you agree? And who am I to complain?

God bless the creators, they even gave her a camel toe lol.


Pretty laid-back outside of combat and missions 

When she’s not killing people or gathering information on targets, Leone exudes energy, cheerfulness and sociability. She serves as the cool big sis toward the younger members of Night Raid, often referring to herself as “お姉さん/onee-san”. Unlike the other members, the empire doesn’t know about her existence so she can roam the capital without any trouble. It works for her job and I guess that also means she can buy all the sake she wants. She’s pretty popular where she’s from for both good and bad reasons. She has swindled men out of their money so she’s probably not the best example of moral goodness.

However, she’s more kind-hearted than she shows and it’s one her best features as a character if you ask me. When Tatsumi was disconsolate about the death of his friends, she was the one who wanted to cheer him up and saw his potential to become an assassin. She even saved some kids who were being abused by nobles. She has scant patience for those who commit unjust and cruel acts, even less than other Night Raid members.


Can handle her alcohol


I’ve recently gained an appreciation for alcohol. It’s not something I drink regularly, but like smoking cigars, I drink around the holidays. I think I’ve been able to increase my tolerance, but if the first time I drank taught me anything, it’s that I should never mix drinks. I had four different type of drinks during the Christmas of 2016, and inevitably, I disgorged my dinner. I’ve drank since then and I don’t mix drinks and so far I’ve been holding up pretty well for myself. Leone is able to hold her alcohol well and is seen with it more than anyone else. Having her not only as a lover, but a drinking buddy would be wonderful ’cause she’d always be there when I would want to drink. Someone I don’t mind becoming inebriated in front of and make amazing memories with.


Physically strong 


Unlike her measurements, there isn’t a numerical value (at least none that I know) given for her physical strength, endurance, speed, durability, etc. So that means no psi punch, no bite force, or how many miles per hour she can run. Based on what I’ve read and watched though, she’s at least strong enough to crush skulls, break necks, lift big rocks, kill people with a single kick, smash craters into the ground and break billars with one punch. She’s fast enough to dodge magic bullets and has a healing/regeneration factor, but it’s not as fast as say, Wolverine or Deadpool’s. Since she’s the member who gathers information on the targets that Night Raid have to assassinate, she is skilled in stealth. Good to know ’cause I usually fail those stealth type of missions in video games.


Loves to fight 


Her reason for joining Night Raid is simply for the fact she likes to fight and she takes great joy in killing people who abuse their power on the weak and helpless. She has a penchant for fighting strong enemies and has a tendency to be a delay fish who causes delays when she comes across one. As I’ve already stated, she’s physically strong and is one of the strongest amongst the entire cast. “The stronger the enemy, the more I wanna take ’em down!” is something I remember her saying.


Best pornographic doujinshi I’ve read (so far)

Have you ever read or saw something and thought to yourself, “God, I wish that were me”? Well, when I was reading Shishi Ane I sure did. Honestly, I don’t consume much pornographic material when it comes to anime (unless you count eroge) so I’m not a connoisseur on the subject. However, I’ve read enough porn doujinshi to know how brainless it is. I’m not judging anyone who likes them by the way, but for me I always felt the writer exaggerates the already exaggerated personality of the character(s). Okay, I know porn isn’t the place for the most mature themes outside of sex, but still.

I never had any of those thoughts when I was reading this. I feel the writer captured Leone’s personality quite well since I can see her acting the way she did in the book. The art isn’t bad either. Obviously, I’m not going to provide a link to this, but I’m sure if you wanted to, you could find websites to read it.


Cat girl


Her belt is actually a Teigu called “Animal King Form: Lionelle”, which increases all five senses, gives her animal-like characteristics and a healing factor. Something that’s been bothering me though, and I don’t know if anyone has an answer, but why do cat girls have four ears? It’s even more strange in Leone’s case because she gains ears when she transforms so what would happen if one of them got cut off? I know I probably shouldn’t be looking too deep into this since it is anime, but it is a little fun to think about. When she transforms, her hair becomes longer and she gains lion ears, tail and claws. It’s a good thing she’s able to retain her sexy looks and she gets even sexier when she ends up fusing with her Teigu too. While no one in Akame ga Kill has a surname, Leone’s name is Italian which translates into “Lion” so hers is one of the more meaningful.


Her introduction


You only get one shot to make a first impression. So the main protagonist Tatsumi gets kicked out of an army recruiting office when he makes it to the city. When he thinks about what he should do next he hears a voice and looks up. The gif above sums up the first encounter of Leone. Even Tatsumi is taken aback, noting that the capital is “bigger” than he thought. He easily falls for her job offer, and she ends up taking all of his money. I know people treat you differently based on how you look, but I would still never trust anyone with my money. Even if they ooze sex appeal.


We’d make a nice couple 


Seriously, if this isn’t one of your reasons for having a waifu or husbando then you’re doing it wrong. It’d be sort of weird though since technically she’s from a different time period. Being in the Akame ga Kill world would mean there’s a good chance you could die, even if it’s unnecessary (unless the writer really likes you). If I was in that kind of dark fantasy world, I would want to be a gunslingin’ marksman/cowboy à la Erron Black. Until the empire is overthrowed, some of our dates would consist of killing people. Talk about romantic. We’d make a great team though: she’s an expert at close combat and I can take targets down from long distances. I would have a desire to protect her since there’s always going to be the “anyone can die” vibe in the air. I may not sing her a Prince song, but I could at least sing her my favorite Lupe Fiasco song.



And those are my reasons why Leone is pretty rad in my book. I guess I have a thing for strong women. In this anime world, parents aren’t really a thing so I don’t think mine would care that I went missing and started working for a group of assassins. I’d also like to think we’d make a better love story than Tatsumi and Mine.

♫You’re my sunshine
You’re my moonlight
You’re the starry skies above me
Won’t you please come down and hug me
Think I found love in this club tonight♫


My Brother’s Sophomore Album

“Here’s a collection of songs for y’all to simp to. If you just went through a bad break up, I got you. If you just got curved by the girl of your dreams, I got you. If you are in a happy relationship, I can’t relate. Lol, you should still listen to this tape anyway though. The production is really pretty.” -@IAmMannyBravo

Of course, being the brother that I am, I am going to use my own blog as a platform to promote it. It was released on Valentine’s Day, there’s a lot of background behind the whole album which I won’t be getting into. For me, the highlight is definitely It Be Like That Vol. 2. Ever since I attended university, I’ve only had casual dating/relationships, and a one night stand, but that song made me feel like I’ve broken up with my girlfriend whom I’ve been with for years and I have to go drink to numb myself and feel less heavy in my heart.

Anyway, check out my brother’s album ’cause it’s great!

The Best Dark Monsters in My Dark Deck

Playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game is one of my favorite pastimes if you didn’t know. I love playing it with my friends and especially my cousin Romeo (he’s not actually my cousin, but I wish he was). To me, Yu-Gi-Oh! is one of the most imaginative card games out there. Since 2014, I’ve been collecting cards and will continue to do so until I have enough to trade them for an old man’s Blue-Eyes White Dragon card. Today, I’d like to go over one of my two decks and some of the highlights regarding it. Oh and for the record, I don’t play in tournaments anymore so I don’t give a crap about the banned list. With that said, here’s the list!


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6. Ebon Magician Curran

ATK: 1200
DEF: 0

Okay, okay, I’ll admit, Ebon Magician Curran is only on this list because she’s my favorite card. She’s an adorable little monster which becomes more dangerous the more monsters my opponent controls. At the start of the turn, Curran will at least punish the opponent by dealing 300 damage for each monster on their field. She was made at a time when a good chunk of strategies focused on swarming the field with monsters and setting up summoning stuff from the Extra Deck.

Even though she has a great burn effect, she’s pretty much a sitting duck on her own which is why I usually summon her when The Seal of Orichalcos is on the field or if I can equip her with Axe of Despair or Mist Body. Those type of cards can prevent her from being destroyed by battle and keep the ball rolling regarding her effect.




5. Prometheus, King of the Shadows

ATK: 1200
DEF: 800

Besides having bad ass art, Prometheus has a versatile effect that helps me summon a special monster (which will appear later on this list). One of the goals of my dark deck is to have a lot of my monsters in the graveyard and usually by the time I summon him, there’s at least 5 monsters so he’ll have a 2k attack boost.

I like to combo this card with the Trap cards Escape from the Dark Dimension or Return from the Different Dimension. They both help me special summon even more monsters, for more battle damage. I am a little bummed by the fact Prometheus‘ effect isn’t permanent, but if he’s destroyed by battle, he can then be used for the effect of two monsters in my deck.



4. Spirit Reaper

ATK: 300
DEF: 200

This ghoulish monster works great in my deck because of its strong offensive and defensive effect, and I don’t even need a tribute to summon him.

If you look at Spirit Reaper’s stats you’re probably thinking, “What’s so great about its attack and defense? Are you mad?”. Maybe, but if you look at the card’s effect you’ll see it provides a wall since it can’t be destroyed by battle. Once the field is clear, I can change this monster to attack position and hit my opponent. Thanks to Reaper’s second effect, they must discard a card when Reaper lands a direct attack.




3. Cyber Jar

ATK: 900
DEF: 900

Spammy card is spammy. I love all of the Jar monsters because they have devastating effects. This particular jar grants each player up to five new cards to the hand, but there’s much more besides that. Instead of discarding the players’ hands, it wipes out the entire field once flipped. And if the players draw Level 4 or lower monsters by Cyber Jar‘s effect, they will be special summoned. This is still a pretty risky move though so I try not to play it unless it’s absolutely necessary. It’s able to clean the field with new creatures, giving me new cards to combine with the others I already have, and also the chance to completely ruin the opponent’s field.

The worst case scenario with Cyber Jar is if my opponent attacks and even with this effect, I’m still unable to special summon at least one monster. This means my opponent can have a field day with my life points. This has yet to happen to me, since my deck has more monsters. I love this card because it can change the flow of the game in my favor in the matter of a turn.




2. Dark Armed Dragon

ATK: 2800
DEF: 1000

Easily one of the most feared monsters in my dark deck (Romeo can attest to that) and for good reason. Being able to summon Dark Armed Dragon is far too easy thanks to working around dark monsters. Having a Dark Grepher or Armageddon Knight can make having exactly three dark monsters in the graveyard possible in the first turn. It brings an incredible offense, as combined with its high attack allows me to banish a dark monster in the graveyard to destroy any card on the field. With several methods to have exactly three dark monsters in the graveyard, it’s not a chore to summon it even later in the duel.

Once it is out on the field, I will most likely clear the opponent’s field. The main objective with this card is to bring destruction, and it’s no difficult task. Its removal effect has no restrictions whatsoever, so I can either remove up to three cards in a single turn or dump more dark monsters in the graveyard after its summon to wipe out the entire field. Its high ATK can easily overcome many monsters, and in the best scenario, it can declare a direct attack for solid damage. Banishing several dark monsters might be a risk later in the duel, but with cards like Escape from the Dark Dimension and Return from the Different Dimension it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.




1. Rainbow Dark Dragon

ATK: 4000
DEF: 0

What other monster can it be? My dark deck centers around summoning this special card. It might seem expensive to summon since there needs to be 7 dark monsters (and with different names no less) in the graveyard to be removed from play. Thankfully, one of my other goals for my dark deck is to fill the graveyard due to effects and card costs. Armageddon Knight directly sends a monster to the graveyard from the deck just for being summoned, Mystic Tomato and Giant Germ also help by sending copies of themselves to the graveyard for an attack boost once this is summoned.

Unlike other powerful dark monsters in my deck like Dark Armed Dragon, Dark Magician of Chaos, The Dark Creator, etc. Rainbow Dark Dragon needs an entire deck built around it to be played. Also, unlike Dark Armed Dragon, this dragon will most likely be played late. This can be both a good and bad thing because it’s possible to set up one turn kills. On the other hand, its costly summon gives me one shot to do damage on the field, so I need to make sure to have a plan b in case this card gets destroyed.



That’s my list! Obviously, this isn’t all of my cards, but I hope you got an idea on what I like to play. If you play Yu-Gi-Oh! too and want to play me, we can do that. I’ve dueled people over video chats and they’ve always been fun. Anyway, make sure to have fun when playing Yu-Gi-Oh!, I mean, it is just a children’s card game after all! 😉

How to Apologize

I felt a need to write something about this topic because I did so recently to my tattoo artist and this was something my father never taught me (even though it’s highly important and I’m guessing it’s also because he never does even when he is in the wrong). Seriously, that man still owes my siblings multiple apologies. Anyway, this also brings up another interesting aspect because my father isn’t the only person in the world who finds saying “I’m sorry” to be an insurmountable task for some reason. Here’s an article from Psychology Today which elucidates some of the reasons better than I can.

So what is an apology? An apology is an expression of remorse for something that was done or said that hurt another person. We’re all human, so it’s inevitable we’ll make mistakes, screw up, and hurt others (willingly or unwillingly) just as we are hurt by them. A sincere apology can be deeply healing and requires humility, courage, self-reflection, and rigorous self-examination in order to realize your own words and/or actions may have hurt someone else. It also requires a level of maturity. I’ll admit, I wasn’t always willing to apologize when I was younger, but as I’ve grown older and gained more life experience, I’ve become more aware of how my words and actions can have an effect on others. The inability to apologize can greatly wound all of my relationships. Being a man of my word isn’t the only aspect of myself I take pride in, knowing how to properly apologize is also necessary in order to be a real man.


Write it if you can’t say it

This is what I had to do. While I am someone who prefers apologizing in person, the thought of “You could be dead this Friday” popped in my head. While a face to face apology is always ideal, if you absolutely can’t do it, then it’s better to put it out in the universe then not doing it at all.


Admit you were wrong

A vague apology will get you nowhere. You have to explain exactly what you did, that you know it’s wrong and you value the other person’s feelings. Imagine if you were the person you hurt, what would you want to hear? Describe what you did in plain English (or whatever language the other person understands) even if it is embarrassing.


Take complete responsibility 

For the love of Obelisk the Tormentor, never, ever make any excuses while you’re apologizing. They instantly muddy up the sincerity of your confession. Don’t use any “buts” too. As in “I’m really sorry but….” Take full responsibility for your mistakes.


Offer to right your wrong

This isn’t always going to be possible. Sometimes it’s tangible: you break your friend’s Nintendo Switch so you complete your apology by replacing it. You should offer to try in any way you can to make up for you what you did. If a situation can be fixed and rectified then do whatever it takes to make it happen.


Move on and walk the walk

Your future actions are either going to validate or bring into question the sincerity of your apology. You should intend to work hard on fixing whatever fault led to your offense. There’s a famous Latin dictum you might have heard, “Acta non verba” which translates into English as “Deeds, not words”. At the end of the day, words will matter very little if your actions don’t match them. After you’ve apologized, stop dwelling on it. Start behaving in a way that demonstrates the sincerity of your apology.



How NOT to apologize 

On the flip side, anyone’s who has ever been on the receiving end of an insincere apology knows how a fake apology can actually exacerbate an already stressful situation. Try not to do any of the following below…


“I’m sorry you felt that way”

Let’s just get this out of the way. The reason your actions made someone else feel bad is probably because of something you did. So just own it. Saying the above or anything similar is a highly unsatisfying way to make amends. It admits no wrongdoing and shifts responsibility to the other person for having feelings and emotions.


Don’t blame outside factors 

I will never say something like “My father never taught me how to apologize and the fact I’m a man makes it even harder to do so”. If you read that sentence and thought it was an excuse, that’s because it completely is. When you make these type of crappy excuses, you’re suggesting you don’t take full responsibility for what you’ve done. Benjamin Franklin once said, “Never ruin an apology with an excuse“.


Don’t demand forgiveness and don’t expect it

It’s the other person’s right to forgive you or not, and you need to be aware of that. By assuming they’ll forgive you after you apologize, you undermine the sincerity of your apology.


Don’t keep apologizing

What I mean by this is by over-apologizing, it will only make your apology lose meaning the longer you dwell on the wrong you did to them.  If you repeatedly apologize for the same offense over and over again, you may keep wounds open and prevent the process of healing and moving on, for everyone involved.


Don’t wait

Offer your apology in a timely manner, and don’t leave the injured party to stew over what you’ve done. I will admit though, if it’s been months or years since the offense took place, I believe it’s better to offer your sincere apology late, than never.



And that’s my do’s and don’ts for apologizing. I hope that these guidelines help you understand what to do and not to do and how to make an effective apology. Did I leave out some points you’re aware of? Or do you have any stories about times you gave or received an apology? Let me know in the comment section. Until next time, I hope you all have a wonderful day!

I Loathe Group Work/Projects

Note: This blog post is inspired by the fact I have a group project due this upcoming Tuesday.


Y’know, I rarely complain on this blog and I rarely complain offline as well, but if there’s ONE thing that I love to bitch about, it’s group work! You know what I’m talking about. Group Work: one of the worst concepts of anything in history. Now, I understand the reason why teachers and professors assign them to students. In the professional world, some careers require group work in order to get the job done. However, in all my 12+ years of being a student (and the fact the job I want does NOT require group work), I have come to wince at hearing and seeing those two words together. The four most dreaded words a professor can say nowadays is “Everyone get into groups”. I don’t see the point in forcing a bunch of strangers to collaborate on an assignment. The “group” facet of the “work” is completely unnecessary. In fact, I can do all the group projects by myself, get a better grade and with less hassle.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not antisocial at all. In fact, I’m a sociable and extroverted person so I like meeting new people and socializing in general, but I know for a fact I will not find my soulmate or a new friend through group work! Excluding the ones I had with my friends, they have always had a high potential to end in disaster.

I’ve had quite a few awful experiences working on group projects. I’ve had to work with the procrastinators, the people who left a certain person to do a majority of the work. And you know who that certain person was? Me! Though, I did make sure to let my teacher know I did all of the work so I was the only one to get an A grade. Then there was the dark magician, the person that vanished the day of the project, never to be seen again and pretty much left me and my other partner to present by ourselves. I get it, you’ll shit your pants if you have to talk in front of people, but c’mon!

I also realize I end up being the leader by default since I’m telling others what to do, setting up the presentations in a coherent manner, e-mailing the other members to give them updates and turning in the actual assignment to the professor. I do this for two reasons: I think it’s best at the start to set the groundwork and roles so everyone knows what they need to do, and I’m not going to lie, I do like being a leader lol. It’s better to be a leader than a procrastinator.

I think the worst thing of it all are the members who try to make meetings OUTSIDE of class. Oh great, are you serious? Now why should I take the time out of my day to do that? I pride myself in my time management skills. There is just enough time in the week for me to work, go to class, do homework, study, watch anime, draw, and maintain relationships with my family and friends. Add someone else’s schedule into the mix and then things become complicated. Then add another, and another, and another, and… well you get the idea. How in the blue cheese are we going to make this work?


Anyway, thanks for reading my short rant. I think what I’m trying to say is, no matter whom you get paired up with, what your grade ends up being, or what you gained from the experience, you will invariably end up looking like you went through the last level in Super Mario 3D World. So when it comes to group work and projects, choose your partners wisely and try to keep your sanity intact.


萌え: What’s Moe?


Besides “waifu”, “moe” is a term you will most likely hear in any anime community, forum, chat, etc. However, unlike waifu, the word is a bit more ambiguous and complicated. Sometimes I wonder if I’m even using the word right. Moe is a source of much debate in the anime community. There are those who can’t stand it, and there are those of us who need it on a daily basis like it’s food or water. I hope this blog post will help in demystifying the concept for anyone who wants to know what it is.



To make things more bemusing, the origin of the word is unknown. One popular theory of the etymology of moe revolves around Hotaru Tomoe bka Sailor Saturn (Her last name would be written like this in Japanese: 土萌. As you can see, part of the kanji for “moe” is the same). Apparently, she was the most ideal girl in anime at the time. The term has been associated with characters that give off an aura that they need to be protected (think of the Lil B and the Task Force if you need a real life example). It makes sense considering Sailor Saturn’s backstory and meek personality makes you want to take her away from all the evil in the Sailor Moon world.

Another theory is that the word comes from the Japanese verb 萌える which can mean “to burn/get fired up” or “to burst/bud/sprout”. I can see this one also holding weight since there are people who get excited over seeing young fictional girls having a good time. Generally, moe centers around the idea of cuteness. It can be quite vague and mean a strong affection towards anything specific in the anime industry. Moe characters are usually young since they are mostly of middle school to high school age, but adult characters are not exempt. Cute characters represent purity and innocence, which is very alluring to many people. I should note moe does not necessarily mean cute. Any anime character can be defined as “cute”, depending on whom you’re asking. A moe character is more specifically a type of character that’s endearing to the beholder.

While I’m at it, here’s an in-depth article about the concept of moe. It is pretty long so if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like reading something with no pictures, then I’m just giving you a heads up right now. I believe it’s a good read though, it covers a number of things such as Japanese critical discourse, Otaku discussions of moe,  Moe desire and sexuality, etc.

From the conclusion it reads…

“The moe character is a ‘body without organs’ and it engenders virtual possibilities without limits or control. Stated another way, moe describes affect, or an unstructured intensity in response to the virtual possibilities of fantasy characters. Whether it is the girl-child popular among men or the homosexual boys popular among womenthese young characters are not part of the ‘real’ world and do not demand their partners be socially mature and responsible adults; with moe characters, men can experience love outside the confines of manhood (defined by work) and women love outside the confines of womanhood (defined by childbirth). As the media and material culture that emerged in the 1980s continues to evolve, and the ongoing recession alienates youth from work and home, accessing and exploring moe becomes increasingly important to a growing demographic of Japanese”.


Any romantic or sexual aspect to this?

Moe is not exactly romantic or sexual, but it isn’t always platonic either. A female character who is pretty or beautiful isn’t typically defined as moe, but it’s possible she can elicit those indescribable feelings. This isn’t to say a moe character can’t be sexually attractive, indeed, some characters deliberately blur the line. Moe characters don’t always have to be younger girls, but it makes things easier to understand! In fact, moe characters don’t even have to be female! As long as they instill an intense desire to adore them, hug them, protect them, comfort them, etc. that’s your moe!  If it makes your heart go ドキドキ and you want to protect them, it’s probably moe.


Related terms

  • Kawaii – “Kawaii” is a word that isn’t synonymous with moe. かわいい simply means “cute” in Japanese. It also can be applied to more things. For example, SEGA’s jumbo nesoberis are kawaii, but they’re not moe.
  • Moe blob – A character who is moe and has no other visible personality traits. Cuteness has been taken to an unappealing level.
  • Moe anthropomorphism – Moe anthropomorphism is the moefication of an originally non-moe character, object, concept or idea. It is very popular on the internet. An example would be Clorox-chan.
  • Chibi – a Japanese slang word meaning “short person”. In anime, it refers to a smaller form of an existing character. When an anime character is draw in chibi form, they tend to be short, have big heads and short limbs to look more moe.



My personal thoughts

I happen to be a big supporter/lover of moe. Considering I really enjoy anime with moe characters such as K-On, Lucky Star, Ichigo Mashimaro, Haruhi and Non Non Biyori to name a few. Moe is mistakenly thought to be an anime genre because many studios are catering to moe interests, but as aforementioned, moe is a term used to emphasize one’s love for fictional characters. There are a number of anime characters that I think are moe, but I’d like to save that list for another day.  There are those out there who believe moe was a mistake, that catering to fans’ love for specific traits such as girls with glasses, ditzyness, big breasts, youth, etc. has become more important than the actual plot/story.

While I am someone who enjoys a well-written story, I do not think moe is irredeemable trash. In fact, since K-On is one of my favorite anime, I feel it is quite the opposite. Moe is there to cater to someone’s love for certain characters, and that is all that should matter. Being able to resonate with and become emotionally invested in a fictional character is important too.  Anime should be a medium where anyone can have fun watching. It’s entertainment. Maybe it’s true that moe is just a trend, something only temporary. There was a time when moe wasn’t as prominent as it is now and maybe it won’t be in the future. Entertainment will change with the times and trends.

To be honest, it’s not often I use the word myself because I’m not entirely certain of all of the concepts of moe. Although I feel I understand the basic gist of the word, I don’t know if I will ever be able to keep up with the new types of “moe” which appear in the anime community. If you still can’t understand what moe is after this, then I can completely understand. Maybe I’m wrong about it all, perhaps what I just wrote above is all a misconception and I’ve only written what I think moe is. Still, I hope this post was at least able to give you an inkling of an idea on what it is.