Fuuko – the chief perpetrator of Retarded moe.
Once upon a time, the concept of moe revolves around logical premises of cuteness and acts of genuine feelings to protect this adorable anime girl character. I am not sure when everything and anything suddenly becomes the definition of moe, and this current revolution of “anything is moe” came to a standstill when Kyoto Animation throws in its weight into the philosophy of moe.
Due to the sensitive issues with the topic, it is better for me to make an operational definition regarding retarded moe before we go on. Retarded moe is the acknowledgment of cuteness through acting stupid or doing stupid things with a frequent basis. There is little explanation of why the character is so stupid, but it is meant to induce fanboys a sense of protection to defend this girl who is too stupid to do absolutely anything useful.
Also for additional reference: Read Fuuko of Clannad fame.
The first sign of this “retarded moe” behavior came from Ayu of Kanon fame. This Ayu is clumsy and generally useless. In other words, she is just there to fill the screen with her silly (sometimes stupid) antics to make everyone laugh, particularly when she says “Uguu~.” I am very sure that many of you would have found her adorable. I did, personally, to some extent since the level of retarded moe is decent but not to the extent of killing my brain cells. In other words, it has not breached the level of retarded behavior that tickles my “hate” bone.
However, with the appearance of another moe-blob sentimental show Clannad, the level of retarded moe was broken. Fuuko is exactly as the definition of retarded-moe, stupid, incapable of thought processing and often does stupid things that make little sense to anyone with logic. I can understand why people want to protect a defenseless girl but Fuuko is not only defenseless but stupid to the extent of ridiculous proportions. In fact, her level of stupidity is so high that she grates on my nerves. I cannot understand why people think a girl who is generally doing very stupid acts is actually cute. In fact, I had people accusing me being a jerkbag because I insulted the pure Fuuko. I do not think that being pure means being retarded. Thank you very much.
p/s: 199 voted yes to hating cooking moe. The new poll is up. Let’s see how many haters of retarded moe are there right now.
p/ss: There was terrible slow loading time for the blog. I am not sure what happened but it’s all good now!