The Moé manifesto : an insider's look at the worlds of manga, anime, and gaming (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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The Moé manifesto : an insider's look at the worlds of manga, anime, and gaming

Author: Patrick W Galbraith
Publisher: Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Devoted fans of Japanese anime, manga, and video games give us the term moé to refer to the sense of emotional attachment that they develop for their favorite characters. Characters like Suzumiya Haruhi have cult followings, and fans of Hatsune Miku, a "virtual idol", have made her one of the biggest stars in Japan today. Moé is one of the driving forces behind the success of Japanese anime and manga throughout  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick W Galbraith
ISBN: 9784805312827 4805312823
OCLC Number: 855905684
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 191 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Ito Kimio : From social movements to Shojo Manga --
Kotani Mari : Memories of youth --
Otsuka Eiji : from Shojo Manga to Bishojo magazines --
Sato Toshihiko : on magical girls and male fans (part one) --
Nunokawa Yuji :On magical girls and male fans (part two) --
Pop : Taking about Moe at the heart of Akihabara --
Momoi Halko : The voice of Moe asks for understanding --
Toromi : notes fromunderground --
Shimada Humikane : bridging the gap between Mecha and Moe --
Maed Jun : the crying game --
Ito Noizi : girl drawing girl --
Honda Toru : the love revolution is here --
Morinaga Takuro : for love or mone --
Higashimura Hikaru : The moe studies research cirlce --
Soda Mitsuru : the philomoe association --
Morikawa Ka'ichiro : learning from Akihabara --
Ito go : the pleasure of lines --
Azuma Hiroki : applying pressure to the Moe points --
Saito Tamaki : Otaku sexuality.
Responsibility: Patrick W. Galbraith.

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Devoted fans of Japanese anime, manga, and video games give us the term moé to refer to the sense of emotional attachment that they develop for their favorite characters. Characters like Suzumiya Haruhi have cult followings, and fans of Hatsune Miku, a "virtual idol", have made her one of the biggest stars in Japan today. Moé is one of the driving forces behind the success of Japanese anime and manga throughout the world.

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"Moe is a hall of mirrors in a cultural fun palace; a twist in the psyche; an etymological thicket; and a sometimes controversial social phenomenon. I can't image a better guide to the moe world than Read more...

 
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