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It's a trick question.

Characters aren't moe in and of themselves, it is the fan reaction to the character that is moe.

Take a magical girl show like Shugo Chara or Sakura:  I (as a creepy, middle aged fan with a black heart, an utter lack of morals, and ill intent apparent in my eye) might feel 'moe' toward a young heroine in this type of show, but it's nominal intended audience of, you know, girls  can instead follow the action 'A' plot, the conspiracy 'B' plot, the romantic sub-plot, and the comedy without thinking evil, evil thoughts during every transformation sequence.

Anime in more recent years (particulalry those anime derived from ero games) decided to skip the plot, action, and characterizaton BS and cut to the moe.  I can't defend this.

That said:  a 'moe' feeling can be a brotherly affection toward a little sister, a desire to see her grow up strong and proud and stand on her own.  (one translation of moe is 'sprouting' so there's your nuturing aspect)

Of course I'm a complete degenerate so even this fig leaf of an 'excuse' doesn't apply to me.  Hide yer daughters, mate, or your wives for that matter, else this leering ojisan will seduce them right out from under your watch. 
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Your Executive Summary and Index, Week Ending 17 May 2009

last week’s rankings
About the Charts
Analysis and Commentary Posts

The Weekly Charts:
Your Executive Summary and Index
Week ending 17 May 2009

Comics Top 500

1. ↔0 (1) : Watchmen – , [851.5] ::
2. ↑4 (6) : Wolverine Origin – , [747.9] ::
3. ↓-1 (2) : Batman The Killing Joke – , [729.5] ::
4. ↓-1 (3) : Batman The Dark Knight Returns – , [727.6] ::
5. ↓-1 (4) : V for Vendetta – , [711.6] ::
6. ↓-1 (5) : The Joker – , [693.7] ::
7. ↑29 (36) : Star Trek Countdown – , [685.4] ::
8. ↑23 (31) : Dark Tower 3 – , [638] ::
9. ↓-2 (7) : Naruto 43 – Viz Shonen Jump, [608.2] ::
10. ↔0 (10) : Sandman 1 – , [607.3] ::

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Top 50 Series:

1. ↔0 (1) : Naruto – Viz Shonen Jump, [2325.56] ::
2. ↔0 (2) : Batman – , [1901.49] ::
3. ↑1 (4) : Sandman – , [1361.68] ::
4. ↑7 (11) : Wolverine – , [1246.02] ::
5. ↔0 (5) : Bone – , [1242.79] ::
6. ↔0 (6) : Y The Last Man – , [1213.92] ::
7. ↓-4 (3) : Fruits Basket – Tokyopop, [1197.5] ::
8. ↑4 (12) : Dark Tower – , [1165.71] ::
9. ↑6 (15) : Buffy the Vampire Slayer – , [1123.75] ::
10. ↓-3 (7) : League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – , [1093.7] ::

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Manga Top 500

1. ↔0 (1) : Naruto 43 – Viz Shonen Jump, Apr 2009 [608.2] ::
2. ↑1 (3) : Naruto 44 – Viz Shonen Jump, Apr 2009 [600.5] ::
3. ↑5 (8) : Naruto 42 – Viz Shonen Jump, Apr 2009 [596.1] ::
4. ↓-2 (2) : Fruits Basket 22 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [590.5] ::
5. ↓-1 (4) : Naruto 40 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [530.8] ::
6. ↑1 (7) : Vampire Knight 6 – Viz Shojo Beat, Apr 2009 [525.2] ::
7. ↓-2 (5) : Naruto 38 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [521.8] ::
8. ↓-2 (6) : Naruto 41 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [519.6] ::
9. ↑8 (17) : Maximum Ride 1 – Yen Press, Jan 2009 [512.2] ::
10. ↑45 (55) : Return to Labyrinth 3 – Tokyopop, Dec 2008 [500.3] ::

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Manga Top 50 Series

1. ↔0 (1) : Naruto – Viz Shonen Jump, Jul 2003 [2325.56] ::
2. ↔0 (2) : Fruits Basket – Tokyopop, Feb 2004 [1197.5] ::
3. ↔0 (3) : Vampire Knight – Viz Shojo Beat, Jan 2007 [1059.26] ::
4. ↔0 (4) : Bleach – Viz Shonen Jump, Jun 2004 [1053.29] ::
5. ↔0 (5) : Death Note – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2005 [976.22] ::
6. ↔0 (6) : Rosario+Vampire – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jun 2008 [852.89] ::
7. ↑5 (12) : Fullmetal Alchemist – Viz, Apr 2005 [817.34] ::
8. ↓-1 (7) : Chibi Vampire – Tokyopop, Apr 2006 [793.04] ::
9. ↓-1 (8) : Negima! – Del Rey, Apr 2004 [652.49] ::
10. ↓-1 (9) : Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Yen Press, Oct 2008 [588.38] ::

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Manga Midlist 500
What’s the Midlist?

1. (9) : Maximum Ride 1 – Yen Press, Jan 2009 [512.2] ::
2. (10) : Return to Labyrinth 3 – Tokyopop, Dec 2008 [500.3] ::
3. (11) : Fullmetal Alchemist 18 – Viz, May 2009 [487.2] ::
4. (18) : Negima! 21 – Del Rey, Mar 2009 [420.9] ::
5. (20) : Chibi Vampire 13 – Tokyopop, Apr 2009 [398.6] ::
6. (26) : Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 1 – Yen Press, Oct 2008 [377] ::
7. (27) : Rosario+Vampire 6 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Apr 2009 [375.4] ::
8. (29) : Dark Hunger – Feehan, Zid – Berkley, Oct 2007 [357.65] ::
9. (35) : Dark Hunters 1 – St. Martin’s Griffin, Apr 2009 [348.1] ::
10. (36) : Rosario+Vampire 3 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2008 [337.8] ::
11. (37) : Rosario+Vampire 1 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jun 2008 [335] ::
12. (38) : Rosario+Vampire 2 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Aug 2008 [334.8] ::
13. (40) : Rosario+Vampire 4 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Dec 2008 [321] ::
14. (41) : Skip Beat! 18 – Viz Shojo Beat, May 2009 [315.8] ::
15. (46) : Rosario+Vampire 5 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Feb 2009 [303.5] ::
16. (48) : xxxHolic 13 – Del Rey, Mar 2009 [298] ::
17. (49) : D. Gray-Man 13 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, May 2009 [297] ::
18. (52) : In Odd We Trust – Koontz, Chan – Del Rey, Jun 2008 [279.35] ::
19. (53) : Chibi Vampire 12 – Tokyopop, Jan 2009 [274.5] ::
20. (55) : Junjo Romantica 9 – Tokyopop Blu, Apr 2009 [272.9] ::
21. (56) : Berserk 28 – Dark Horse, Mar 2009 [270] ::
22. (57) : Fairy Tail 6 – Del Rey, Apr 2009 [266.4] ::
23. (58) : A Drifting Life – Drawn & Quarterly, Apr 2009 [264.55] ::
24. (60) : Warriors 1 – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2007 [255.7] ::
25. (63) : Warriors 3 – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2008 [246.7] ::

[more]

Please note: the Publishers’ ScorecardEmerging Trends Report, and theFull list of ranking New Releases and Preorders reports will be temporarily shelved for a few weeks, or months, until I find the time to enter all the publishing information for the thousand or so new line items in my spreadsheet.

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last week’s rankings
About the Charts
Analysis and Commentary Posts

The Weekly Charts:
Your Executive Summary and Index
Week ending 10 May 2009

Comics Top 500

1. ↔0 (1) : Watchmen – , [843.1] ::
2. ↑1 (3) : Batman The Killing Joke – , [745.7] ::
3. ↑1 (4) : Batman The Dark Knight Returns – , [736.9] ::
4. ↓-2 (2) : V for Vendetta – , [717.8] ::
5. ↔0 (5) : The Joker – , [701.5] ::
6. ↑24 (30) : Wolverine Origin – , [687.3] ::
7. ↓-1 (6) : Naruto 43 – Viz Shonen Jump, [654.5] ::
8. ↓-1 (7) : Fruits Basket 22 – Tokyopop, [643.4] ::
9. ↓-1 (8) : Naruto 44 – Viz Shonen Jump, [628.1] ::
10. ↑4 (14) : Sandman 1 – , [613.6] ::

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Top 50 Series:

1. ↔0 (1) : Naruto – Viz Shonen Jump, [2479.63] ::
2. ↔0 (2) : Batman – , [1944.75] ::
3. ↔0 (3) : Fruits Basket – Tokyopop, [1308.19] ::
4. ↔0 (4) : Sandman – , [1303.06] ::
5. ↔0 (5) : Bone – , [1204.42] ::
6. ↑1 (7) : Y The Last Man – , [1154] ::
7. ↑3 (10) : League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – , [1125.27] ::
8. ↑1 (9) : Vampire Knight – Viz Shojo Beat, [1113.28] ::
9. ↓-3 (6) : Bleach – Viz Shonen Jump, [1090.99] ::
10. ↓-2 (8) : Watchmen – , [1078.89] ::

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Manga Top 500

1. ↔0 (1) : Naruto 43 – Viz Shonen Jump, Apr 2009 [654.5] ::
2. ↔0 (2) : Fruits Basket 22 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [643.4] ::
3. ↔0 (3) : Naruto 44 – Viz Shonen Jump, Apr 2009 [628.1] ::
4. ↑1 (5) : Naruto 40 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [569] ::
5. ↓-1 (4) : Naruto 38 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [566.7] ::
6. ↔0 (6) : Naruto 41 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [558.1] ::
7. ↔0 (7) : Vampire Knight 6 – Viz Shojo Beat, Apr 2009 [551.8] ::
8. ↑5 (13) : Naruto 42 – Viz Shonen Jump, Apr 2009 [540.8] ::
9. ↓-1 (8) : Naruto 37 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [502.8] ::
10. ↔0 (10) : Naruto 35 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [499] ::

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Manga Top 50 Series

1. ↔0 (1) : Naruto – Viz Shonen Jump, Jul 2003 [2479.67] ::
2. ↑1 (3) : Fruits Basket – Tokyopop, Feb 2004 [1308.24] ::
3. ↓-1 (2) : Vampire Knight – Viz Shojo Beat, Jan 2007 [1113.29] ::
4. ↑1 (5) : Bleach – Viz Shonen Jump, Jun 2004 [1091.03] ::
5. ↑1 (6) : Death Note – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2005 [987.26] ::
6. ↓-2 (4) : Rosario+Vampire – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jun 2008 [886.91] ::
7. ↑4 (11) : Chibi Vampire – Tokyopop, Apr 2006 [779.26] ::
8. ↓-1 (7) : Negima! – Del Rey, Apr 2004 [654.43] ::
9. ↔0 (9) : Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Yen Press, Oct 2008 [591.91] ::
10. ↓-2 (8) : Junjo Romantica – Tokyopop Blu, Oct 2007 [591.16] ::

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Manga Midlist 500
What’s the Midlist?

1. (17) : Maximum Ride 1 – Yen Press, Jan 2009 [434.3] ::
2. (18) : Junjo Romantica 9 – Tokyopop Blu, Apr 2009 [430] ::
3. (22) : Rosario+Vampire 6 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Apr 2009 [403.9] ::
4. (24) : Negima! 21 – Del Rey, Mar 2009 [399.2] ::
5. (29) : Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 1 – Yen Press, Oct 2008 [374.8] ::
6. (31) : Dark Hunger – Feehan, Zid – Berkley, Oct 2007 [363] ::
7. (33) : Chibi Vampire 13 – Tokyopop, Apr 2009 [352.1] ::
8. (34) : Rosario+Vampire 1 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jun 2008 [346.6] ::
9. (35) : Rosario+Vampire 2 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Aug 2008 [344.2] ::
10. (37) : Rosario+Vampire 3 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2008 [340] ::
11. (38) : Rosario+Vampire 4 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Dec 2008 [327.4] ::
12. (40) : Rosario+Vampire 5 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Feb 2009 [317.4] ::
13. (43) : xxxHolic 13 – Del Rey, Mar 2009 [310.3] ::
14. (45) : Chibi Vampire 12 – Tokyopop, Jan 2009 [306.9] ::
15. (47) : Warcraft Legends 3 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [302.1] ::
16. (48) : In Odd We Trust – Koontz, Chan – Del Rey, Jun 2008 [290.9] ::
17. (54) : Vampire Kisses 2 – HC/Tokyopop, Sep 2008 [272.8] ::
18. (55) : Return to Labyrinth 3 – Tokyopop, Dec 2008 [271] ::
19. (56) : A Drifting Life – Drawn & Quarterly, Apr 2009 [265.5] ::
20. (57) : Warriors 1 – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2007 [257.9] ::
21. (58) : Warriors 3 – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2008 [249] ::
22. (61) : Warriors 2 – HC/Tokyopop, Dec 2007 [244.7] ::
23. (62) : Dark Hunters 1 – St. Martin’s Griffin, Apr 2009 [244] ::
24. (63) : Fullmetal Alchemist 17 – Viz, Oct 2008 [240.8] ::
25. (64) : Kingdom Hearts 1 – Tokyopop, Oct 2005 [240.3] ::

[more]

Please note: the Publishers’ ScorecardEmerging Trends Report, and the Full list of ranking New Releases and Preorders reports will be temporarily shelved for a few weeks, or months, until I find the time to enter all the publishing information for the thousand or so new line items in my spreadsheet.

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last posted rankings, week ending 5 April 2009
About the Charts
Analysis and Commentary Posts

The Weekly Charts:
Your Executive Summary and Index
Week ending 3 May 2009

Comics Top 500

1. ↔0 (1) : Watchmen – , [859.8] ::
2. ↑1 (3) : V for Vendetta – , [780.5] ::
3. ↑1 (4) : Batman The Killing Joke – , [765.9] ::
4. ↓-2 (2) : Batman The Dark Knight Returns – , [764.4] ::
5. ↑1 (6) : The Joker – , [719.7] ::
6. ↑28 (34) : Naruto 43 – Viz Shonen Jump, [717.5] ::
7. ↓-2 (5) : Fruits Basket 22 – Tokyopop, [717] ::
8. ↑20 (28) : Naruto 44 – Viz Shonen Jump, [663] ::
9. ↓-2 (7) : Batman RIP – , [644.9] ::
10. ↓-2 (8) : Naruto 38 – Viz Shonen Jump, [634.5] ::

[more]

Top 50 Series:

1. ↔0 (1) : Naruto – Viz Shonen Jump, [2654.9] ::
2. ↔0 (2) : Batman – , [2015.06] ::
3. ↔0 (3) : Fruits Basket – Tokyopop, [1403.34] ::
4. ↔0 (4) : Sandman – , [1319.49] ::
5. ↔0 (5) : Bone – , [1232.16] ::
6. ↑2 (8) : Bleach – Viz Shonen Jump, [1198.57] ::
7. ↔0 (7) : Y The Last Man – , [1167.84] ::
8. ↓-2 (6) : Watchmen – , [1166.56] ::
9. ↔0 (9) : Vampire Knight – Viz Shojo Beat, [1159.04] ::
10. ↔0 (10) : League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – , [1127.01] ::

[more]

Manga Top 500

1. ↑13 (14) : Naruto 43 – Viz Shonen Jump, Apr 2009 [717.5] ::
2. ↓-1 (1) : Fruits Basket 22 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [717] ::
3. ↑9 (12) : Naruto 44 – Viz Shonen Jump, Apr 2009 [663] ::
4. ↓-2 (2) : Naruto 38 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [634.5] ::
5. ↓-2 (3) : Naruto 40 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [628.9] ::
6. ↓-1 (5) : Naruto 41 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [616.6] ::
7. ↓-1 (6) : Vampire Knight 6 – Viz Shojo Beat, Apr 2009 [589.4] ::
8. ↔0 (8) : Naruto 37 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [563.9] ::
9. ↓-5 (4) : Naruto 39 – Viz Shonen Jump, Mar 2009 [559.7] ::
10. ↓-1 (9) : Naruto 35 – Viz Shonen Jump, Feb 2009 [545.5] ::

[more]

Manga Top 50 Series

1. ↔0 (1) : Naruto – Viz Shonen Jump, Jul 2003 [2654.9] ::
2. ↔0 (2) : Vampire Knight – Viz Shojo Beat, Jan 2007 [1159.04] ::
3. ↔0 (3) : Fruits Basket – Tokyopop, Feb 2004 [1106.25] ::
4. ↔0 (4) : Rosario+Vampire – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jun 2008 [962.73] ::
5. ↔0 (5) : Bleach – Viz Shonen Jump, Jun 2004 [808.22] ::
6. ↑1 (7) : Death Note – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2005 [668.75] ::
7. ↓-1 (6) : Negima! – Del Rey, Apr 2004 [659.84] ::
8. ↑8 (16) : Junjo Romantica – Tokyopop Blu, Oct 2007 [617.12] ::
9. ↓-1 (8) : Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya – Yen Press, Oct 2008 [594.68] ::
10. ↔0 (10) : Warriors – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2007 [579.49] ::

[more]

Manga Midlist 500
What’s the Midlist?

1. (15) : Junjo Romantica 9 – Tokyopop Blu, Apr 2009 [493.1] ::
2. (18) : Maximum Ride 1 – Yen Press, Jan 2009 [440.8] ::
3. (26) : Negima! 21 – Del Rey, Mar 2009 [397.1] ::
4. (27) : In Odd We Trust – Koontz, Chan – Del Rey, Jun 2008 [386.8] ::
5. (28) : Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 1 – Yen Press, Oct 2008 [383.1] ::
6. (34) : Death Note 1 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Oct 2005 [355.1] ::
7. (36) : Death Note 3 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jan 2006 [348.5] ::
8. (39) : Death Note 2 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Nov 2005 [332.6] ::
9. (42) : Warcraft Legends 3 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [326.4] ::
10. (43) : Dark Hunger – Feehan, Zid – Berkley, Oct 2007 [324.7] ::
11. (45) : Chibi Vampire 12 – Tokyopop, Jan 2009 [322.2] ::
12. (46) : Yu-Gi-Oh! GX 2 – Viz Shonen Jump, Nov 2008 [318.5] ::
13. (48) : xxxHolic 13 – Del Rey, Mar 2009 [310.3] ::
14. (51) : Vampire Kisses 2 – HC/Tokyopop, Sep 2008 [285.35] ::
15. (52) : Death Note 4 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Mar 2006 [283.5] ::
16. (55) : Warriors 3 – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2008 [259.5] ::
17. (56) : Warriors 1 – HC/Tokyopop, Apr 2007 [259.3] ::
18. (57) : Fullmetal Alchemist 17 – Viz, Oct 2008 [256.7] ::
19. (58) : Kingdom Hearts 1 – Tokyopop, Oct 2005 [253.5] ::
20. (59) : Ouran High School Host Club 1 – Viz Shojo Beat, Jul 2005 [252.6] ::
21. (61) : Warriors 2 – HC/Tokyopop, Dec 2007 [246.7] ::
22. (63) : Skip Beat! 17 – Viz Shojo Beat, Mar 2009 [245.5] ::
23. (64) : Death Note 12 – Viz Shonen Jump Advanced, Jul 2007 [243.5] ::
24. (65) : The Twelve Kingdoms (novel) 3 – Tokyopop, Mar 2009 [242.4] ::
25. (67) : Kitchen Princess 9 – Del Rey, Mar 2009 [241.3] ::

[more]

Please note: the Publishers’ ScorecardEmerging Trends Report, and theFull list of ranking New Releases and Preorders reports will be temporarily shelved for a few weeks, or months, until I find the time to enter all the publishing information for the thousand or so new line items in my spreadsheet.

mmmm… yeah, data entry. It’s my, um… favourite.

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