Thread: Moe vs Kawaii
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Old 2013-03-18, 11:19   Link #52
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Originally Posted by novalysis View Post
This is going to be a very generalized question. But, is Kawaii dead in Japan, and has moe superseded Kawaii? I've noticed is dead in the English Speaking anime community, since... well an Internet Eternity. Is moe deeper, broader and more complex as a concept than Kawaii? Is Kawaii a sub-set swallowed into the broader umbrella of moe?
"Kawaii" is still used all the time in anime - it's probably far more common than "moe". I wouldn't be surprised if it's the more common term in Nico comments as well. As for the English-speaking community, we can use the word "cute" instead of "kawaii", so the absence of the latter doesn't mean a whole lot. Why use a Japanese term when the English one means exactly the same thing?
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