If you’ve been around in otaku-circles, 4chan or just anime-fans in general there’s a pretty high chance that you either seen or heard the expression “moe”.

It is a japanese slang word, that has become quite common nowadays.
It’s originally intended meaning is referring to a love for a certain character or a fetish however it can also now describe a non-sexual love for something, like a hobby.
I quote wikipedia:

Moe (? /mo’e/, pronounced “mo-eh” literally “budding”, as with a plant) is a Japanese slang word originally referring to fetish for or love for characters in video games or anime and manga. For example, 眼鏡っ子萌え, meganekko-moe, “glasses-girl moe”, describes a person who is attracted to fictional characters with eyeglasses.
Since then, the term has come to be used as a general term for a hobby, enthusiasm, or fetish (non-sexual)—鉄道萌え, tetsudou-moe, “train moe”, is simply a passionate interest in trains.

And also might’ve noticed my horrible bad word-game in the title:
萌え – 萌え もえ (n) sprouting; budding; crush (anime, manga term); fascination; infatuation, える もえる (v1,vi) to burst into bud; to sprout

燃え(る) – 燃える もえる (v1,vi) to burn; to get fired up; (P)

So basically – To get fired up by moe… OTL

Also, bonus!

Together now; Mo-moooeeeeeeee~~~!
(oh and if you know who illustrated it, let me know so I can give credits where credit’s due)



  1. Oh, so THAT’S what “moe” means! A friend of mine keeps using that term around me, but I never knew what it meant.

    :3 Hmm….I guess that means I have Kenshin-moe…XD

  2. I have ponytail moe ;3

  3. Me too ❤ …well…sometimes ( :

  4. Here is Ken Akamatsu’s explanation about moe:

  5. @ Vetus, thanks for the link! It was an interesting read 🙂

  6. aww so cute!

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