Thread: Moe Cockroach
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Old 2011-01-16, 03:31   Link #1
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Moe Cockroach

aka Gokiburi Gijinka (Cockroach Anthropomorphism) by Tamati Rui
Originally Posted by mangaupdates
Behold the the struggle of the adorable little cockroach Gokicha-chan as she struggles to make friends with humans after moving to frigid Hokkaido to escape the unfortunate reputation her species enjoys in the Kanto region.
It has happened. They have made a moe manga where the main character is a cockroach. It's a comedy slice of life 4koma, so it's not incredibly deep or complex, but the premise and character design are cute and not something you see everyday.

Spoiler for sample page:

All I have to say is that if cockroaches were actually that cute, they would already rule the world.

To me, this series is interesting for two reasons.
1: It has cute cockroaches doing cute things.
2: It's interesting from a more "academic" point of view as well. Reading this is sort of like exploring the frontiers of moe. I mean, I never thought I would see a scene where the main character is getting sprayed with insecticide and go "Awww, that's cute."
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