Thread: Moe vs Kawaii
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Old 2013-03-19, 08:49   Link #58
Triple_R
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The main issue I have with the "desire to protect" construction is that there's many anime girls that I find moe that, well, simply don't need protection.

Does Yui Hirasawa need protection? What does she need to be protected from? Nodoka? Her sister?

I'd only feel a desire to protect someone if I felt that someone was in actual danger, or likely to be subjected to significant harm.


With the above in mind, I have to admit that for most of the times that I use "moe", "kawaii" would work just as well.
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