moe anime recommendations

posted 2020年 2月15日

i haven’t posted about anime in a while, and i am too lazy to focus on a single show so i’m going to instead post about several shows. in particular, this post will focus on shows that i find to be lovably moe because, well, moe is smegging awesome.

side note: this post will contain a lot of pictures because i’m not writing reviews, just listing recommendations, and i couldn’t decide on which ones to use so i used a lot.

because this post is dedicated to anime that are moe, it’s only appropriate to start with the show which coined the phrase “moe moe kyun”:

k-on

mio - ritsu - mugi - azusa - yui
mio - ritsu - mugi - azusa - yui

a lot has been said about k-on by a lot of people who know more about the anime industry than i, but i would be remiss if i passed up an opportunity to tell people how much i love this anime. although if you want to learn more about the show, i highly recommend looking up some videos about the significance and impact k-on has made on a privacy-respecting youtube frontend.

i do not recommend doing this via the official youtube site or app, however, because of google’s unethical collection and usage of user data. invidio.us is one option for viewing on a browser that has an ethical privacy policy.

anyway, back to the show
anyway, back to the show

k-on is essentially about cgdct (cute girls doing cute things). more specifically, it’s the story of a group of girls as they go through high school who make up the school’s light music club and form the band houkago tea time (after-school tea time) aka HTT. the songs in the show are amazing as well. including the openings and endings (i have a soft spot for the season one ed, personally), but also the songs they play throughout the series and film.

coming up with a list of favourite anime is a hard thing to do. it’s impossible to rank some things properly, if you know what i mean. but i have over the years come up with at least a top 3 i can use when people ask me what my favourite anime is, and k-on is one of them.

if you have visited my fediverse instance at lets.bemoe.online (or lbmo for let’s be moe online), you’ll see the background i use on it currently is yui from k-on, as is my current profile picture:

i know i have said very little about the show itself in favour of posting pictures but i did warn you at the beginning.

i’m going to do a brief recap of what i’ve said in earlier posts about moe anime before getting back to ones i haven’t talked about yet

machikado mazoku

the show i most recently wrote about if my memory serves me correctly, and it was also mostly a picture post.

shamiko calling out movie logic
shamiko calling out movie logic

so just posting a couple of the pictures here is a fine enough recap (^.^)

empathy of a demon girl
empathy of a demon girl

also the ending was pretty unexpected so look forward to that.

sora no method

noel is so cute!
noel is so cute!

this is a show i have talked about in my part 1 and part 2 posts where i talk about sora no method as well as evangelion.

noel being noel
noel being noel

it’s super cute and has an unexpected yet satisfying ending. one of the avatars i use on fedi is from this show:

there are a few funny similarities between this show and the following show, the most obvious being the name being similar.

sora no woto

そら can be translated as ‘sky’ or ‘heavens’, is used to show possession, and をと can be translated as ‘sound’. so ソ・ラ・ノ・ヲ・ト can be translated as ‘sound of the sky’. both sora no woto and sora no method have adorable characters with the name ‘noel’ (although to be fair, in sora no woto it’s spelled ‘noël’) and are both shows i would classify as moe. all in all though, sora no woto and sora no method are very different shows.

i am quickly running out of steam and all my own (and preferred) screencaps of this show are on my other computer, so i’m going to have to make do with some i found online. i may edit this in the future to have my own screencaps in it. for now, you’ll get a few pictures and a few words. and the last show i was going to do tonight will have to wait until next time. ごめん。

you should have this attitude before watching this
you should have this attitude before watching this

make sure you watch the whole thing including episode 7.5 they couldn’t air on japanese television because of underage drinking. this show deserves to be seen in full.

the beginning of the show is happy and fun, but as it gets further in there’ll be darker elements and emotional scenes. this isn’t a bad thing.

this anime is surprisingly deep especially when comparing it to some other shows on this tiny list. there is a lot people can learn from this anime.

one of the ultimate selling points for this anime is its absolutely incredible ost. i have the soundtrack and listen to it often.

gj-bu

sorry; i’m done for now. this one will have to be on my next list.

stay tasty, friends o/