Have you heard the Japanese word “Moe~!”?

Moe CharacterHello! Mishi is here! Today what I want to talk about is Moe~! Have you heard of somebody, anime, drama, or movies that say Moe~??? I’m sure if you are into the Japanese culture you have heard it before. I’ve heard it a thousand times as watching anime in many situations.

Have you seen or been to a Maid Cafe? I have not been able to experience those places yet(;•͈́༚•͈̀)!  I wished I could go right now! Customers who go there, say Moe~ Moe~!!! What the heck!!! What does that mean??????? I really didn’t know exactly what it meant, soooooo I decided to make a post of Moe~.

I thought Moe~ is kind of latest word for otaku people in Japan, but actually surprising enough it has a history! I am so behind from any kind of trend!!! I need to keep up with the trends of Japan since I am the owner of this website lol.  This website is for all people who are interested in Japanese culture if you have a question or something you want to know, feel free to mail me! I will try to make a post of what you request to know! All right, people, we should start focusing on today’s main theme!! (  ̄ー ̄)ノ —===≡≡≡ 卍

 

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History of Moe

 

Akihabara

Otaku city Akihabara!

First of all, there is no specific source where it comes from. You know about histories or subculture things, sometimes nobody knows where it comes from or how it happened. As I searched, I found a couple of sources how Moe~ started. First, I want you to know is meaning the meaning of the word Moe. Moe means originally plants sprout a bud. Moe is also a girl’s name in Japan.

Some people say Moe~ started off of a voice actress who’s name is Moe. Some say no it starts from an anime character who’s name is Moe, or that somebody misspelled Kanji Moeru(燃える) means to burn in English. Same pronunciation in Japanese but different meaning. Sooooooo nobody is sure exactly where it comes from.

Just a little information, the word of Moe has been used since around 1990 by Otaku people! It started off in Akihabara which is the city of Otaku culture, around 2003 after this word trended and was used much it became so popular.

In 2005 Moe~ was chosen for the most trending word in Japan. Every year Japanese chose the most trending words!!

 

What does Moe mean in Japanese?

 

Moe~ is basically used for something adorable you love, something cute you are into, something exciting that makes your heart warm in Otaku world, it is Japanese slang for the Otaku culture.

Nowadays since this word has been popular and spread in Japan, this word has a wide range of how to use, the bottom line is this is from anime and started to be used by otaku people, so you use this word for anime, game, anime characters, game characters, cosplayers and so on. Also for fetish things too, latest people say Moe~ Moe~ twice in a row is the basic way now. But it means the same thing, so confusing!!

 

How to use Moe~

 

Basically instead of using I love or I like, say Moe~! That is it! As I said this is a word for otaku, you basically use this word for anime or game characters who you are into! I’m sure now some people reacted whaaaaaaaaaaaat?∑( ̄□ ̄;) Yes. That is how some otaku do. At least let’s respect them(*^o^)_d[]☆[]b_(^-^*)

 

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Moe Cafe in Japan

 

You know how to use Moe~ now! You can basically use this word for everything! By the way, do you know there are many cafes for Otaku in Japan? They are called Maid cafe but some people call it Moe cafe.

Maid cafe started from Akihabara and spread around all over Japan. Now, you can find those cafes in many places. Even in foreign countries! We got many opportunities to say Moe~~! …..

Anyway, Moe cafe is generally cosplay cafe. They all dress up with clothing like a maid, anime characters, and so on. Moe cafe entertains people for serving foods and drinks. But that is not all! They also play with you! For example, card games, Moe Moe rock-paper-scissors, taking pictures with maids, and more! Isn’t it interesting?? ヽ( ^∀^)ノ Let me show you the features of maid or Moe cafe!

 

What is Maid cafe in Japan?

 

Japanese maidThe concept of Maid cafe is to serve you as if you are their master. If you are a girl, they will treat you like you are their lady. As soon as you enter maid cafe, they will tell you that “welcome back, my master or my lady.” You can get to enjoy your time as their master or lady in Maid cafe! What a great experience that you would be able to feel!

But that is general Maid cafe! There are so many different cafes everywhere in Japan. For example,

  • Young sister cafe – They become your young sisters and ask you to spoil them!
  • Tsundere cafe – Tsundere is a warm and cold personality that some anime characters have. They act Tsundere character and serve you!
  • Yandere cafe – Yandere is the personality that girls have a romantic obsession and mentally sick for love. They act Yandere and treat you!
  • Sengoku cafe – They dress up as Kimono and treat you like a samurai!
  • School cafe – The cafe is like school and you can get to enjoy school life!
  • Futuristic cafe – The cafe is like futuristic and you would feel like you are in the futuristic world!
  • And more

There are many kinds of a cafe in Japan! It would be so fun to visit those places that we would be able to enjoy the unique time!

 

What kind of services do Maid cafes have?

 

Japanese Rice Omelet

This is normal Japanese rice omelet

They basically serve foods and drinks. The most famous thing they do is to use sauces and draw cute things or write words on plates. See the picture above! That is normal Japanese rice omelet but maid will draw animals or something and write words for you with Ketchup. You might not want to eat foods because they decorate foods with cute way!

As I said this above, they have events like Moe Moe rock-paper-scissors, taking pictures with maids, and more! Top of those, some maid cafe have live shows. They will sing a song in front of you! There are many events to entertain customers in each cafe.

 

Summary

 

Anyway, did you understand what Moe means in Japan? I should use this word oftener on this website!! Thank you for reading my post today!

 

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