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  • The Moe Manifesto
  • Patrick W. Galbraith
  • English
  • 28 September 2019
  • 9784805312827

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 of anime or manga I am curious about the otaku who are obsessed about these topics I had heard the word mo

  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 of girls fighting evil; how the labelling of otaku as outsider was used to explain away the cultural

  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 i

  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 finish this book The vast majority of my complaints for this book stem purely from its formatFirst of all to call it a book is a bit too generous It is a series of long interviews Which makes Patrick W Galbraith's work remarkably simple All he need do is soft ball some rather pointed leading uestions

  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 from professors to game designers It has examples from the 1970's shojo stories to Oreimo It was an interesting read

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

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    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 attraction to fictional character is surprisingly determined my criteria of 'ideal girl' in reality yes I only attracted by person w

  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 u

  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 adul

  10. says:

    There are some interesting tidbits on Japanese culture and aspect of moe in this book but it doesn't offer deep a

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The Moe Manifesto

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. 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 attraction to fictional character is surprisingly determined my criteria of ideal girl in reality yes I only attracted by person who is resembled the visual presentation of Makoto Izumi short hair petite and cheerful Throughout the time I never understand and have ability to comprehend this feeling until I encountered the anime series K On a decade later I love K On whether with or without narrative the characters within its universe is appealing to me I am aware with the term mo but never pay attention to its effect However the online debate of fans labelling K On as just a mo show about cute girls doing cute things sparked my curiosity Fast forward I discovered The Mo ManifestoThe Mo Manifesto is indeed interesting Rather being an academic book devoted into theorising mo Galbraith decided to interview the industry insider cultural analyst and general otaku to answer a several uestions regarding the notion of mo The interviewees are important person on the industry and their opinions is really really solid on the level of critical analysis to the phenomena of mo A lot of opinions on mo in this book might even categorised to the post modernity look this is brilliantly describe by one of the interviewee that compare the otaku culture to hip hop remixesThrough The Mo Manifesto now I am safe to say that I might understand what is this feeling of attraction to a fictional character albeit it is a 3d real human but hey it still fictional that I fall with Makoto Izumi It is certainly mo

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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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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. 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 finish this book The vast majority of my complaints for this book stem purely from its formatFirst of all to call it a book is a bit too generous It is a series of long interviews Which makes Patrick W Galbraith s work remarkably simple All he need do is soft ball some rather pointed leading uestions to pop culture and animemanga experts This does not an author make This is the work of a trial lawyerConseuently the book feels disjointed It is a patchwork of different voices Galbraith wrote an intro first chapter but that is only 23 pages of original content and the rest of the book is other people doing the talking for him Secondly the book takes a very defensive point of view in regards to animemanga fans Which is silly since the vast majority of persons who will pick up this book will most likely be animemanga fansThe book boasts a pink cover with a smorgasbord of cutesy 2D girls Who else but other animemanga fans who already have sympathetic leanings towards the community and are already very knowledgeable about Hatsune Miku would pick up this book It feels like preaching to the choir Too much time is spent trying to legitimize the concept of moe and trying to make the fanbase seem normal This book is written by a fan for the purposes of making fellow fans feel better about themselves A scholarly read this is not The only worthwhile bits of the book center around the early history of manga and Japanese Art Besides that this book is an uncritical echo chamber of 19 voices and most curiously of all Patrick W Galbraith s voice seems to be missing


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