What is ‘Moe’? The answer depends on what you find as ‘cute’. Basically I call an anime as a ‘moe’ anime where cute girls do cute things and which makes heart go ‘paku paku’. Some people hate these kind of anime, whereas some people use this kind of anime as a source of life energy. Guess what, I am one of later. Thus here goes my list of ‘Top 10 Moe Anime’.
10. Acchi Kocchi (Place to Place)
Tsumiki Miniwa, a small girl who packs a punch, is in love with her best friend, tall and easygoing Io Otonashi. The only problem is that she can’t bring herself to come out and say it. And, despite the fact that he can otherwise read her like a book, Io doesn’t seem to be able to pick up the obvious clues—even with all of their friends teasing that there’s no one better suited for each other.
Acchi Kocchi follows Tsumiki and her circle of friends as they go through their day-to-day lives. Between Mayoi the electronics nerd, Sakaki the good-natured prankster, and the nosebleed-prone Hime, Tsumiki’s friends will never let her live down her crush. But only time will tell if Tsumiki will gain the courage to finally say how she truly feels.
Now what makes this anime so called ‘Moe’? Everything. From the cute love story between Tsumiki and Io, to the pranks and stupidity of Mayoi and Sakaki and the clumsiness of Hime and Sakuragawa-sensei. The opening and closing are both pretty upbeat. The animation is pretty amazing. Wait, there is more. What makes it really cute are the short Kindergarten parts at the end. It is adapted from the manga which is equally cute. So, if you dont have the time to watch through the whole series, give the manga a try.
9. Sansha Sanyou (Three Leaves, Three Colours)
Futaba Odagiri is the new transfer student with a super energetic personality; Teru Hayama is the class president with a surprisingly mean personality contrary to her innocent looks; and Youko Nishikawa is from a formerly rich, now extremely poor family who still holds on to her princess attitude. These three unlikely students with clashing personalities become good friends and survive the day-to-day teenage life in a very funny story.
This anime is too cute. Specially the old but looks young ex maid Shino Sonobe and the obsessive Yamaji Misugu makes this anime adorable. The friendship of the three main characters gives this anime a lot of ‘moe’ moments specially Youko’s bread crust eating and Teru’s dark side.
8. Anne Happy♪ (Unhappy Go Lucky!)
Tennomifune Academy is an elite institution for the best and the brightest, with the exception of Class 1-7, the so-called “Happiness Class.” Each member of the classroom copes with personal misfortunes, and the special class is geared to help them move past their issues and find true happiness.
After being accepted into the academy, An Hanakoizumi, Ruri Hibarigaoka, and Botan Kumegawa find themselves placed into the Happiness Class, plagued by dreadful luck, love problems, and bad health respectively. Alongside their classmates, they do their best to overcome the difficulties they are faced with in pursuit of a life filled with joy.
Basically this anime is a course of ‘How to deal with bad luck 101’. The opening ‘Punch Mind Happiness’ is a very upbeat track. Specially the chemistry between Hibiki and Ren is too cute. Its definitely a must watch for moe fans.
Tooru and Run have been best friends forever, so when Tooru learns that she’s managed to get into the same high school as Run, she runs to tell her… only to find Run in a compromising position with yet another girl, Yuko. Needless to say, that makes things a bit awkward at school, with Tooru fending off those who might be interested in Run while Yuko and their other girlfriend, Nagi, have to deal with Run’s own penchant for drama.
The relationship between Run and Tooru is so cute. And Run’s justified torture on Yuko makes it more ‘moe’. If you haven’t seen this, give it a watch. It’s worth it.
6. Himouto! Umaru-chan (My Two-faced Little Sister)
People are not always who they appear to be, as is the case with Umaru Doma, the perfect high school girl—that is, until she gets home! Once the front door closes, the real fun begins. When she dons her hamster hoodie, she transforms from a refined, over-achieving student into a lazy, junk food-eating otaku, leaving all the housework to her responsible older brother Taihei. Whether she’s hanging out with her friends Nana Ebina and Kirie Motoba, or competing with her self-proclaimed “rival” Sylphinford Tachibana, Umaru knows how to kick back and have some fun!
Himouto! Umaru-chan is a cute story that follows the daily adventures of Umaru and Taihei, as they take care of—and put up with—each other the best they can, as well as the unbreakable bonds between friends and siblings.
Only one thing to say about this anime- “It is bliss.”
5. Yuru Yuri! (Happy Go Lily)
After a year in grade school without her childhood friends, first year student Akari Akaza is finally reunited with second years Yui Funami and Kyouko Toshinou at their all-girls’ middle school. During the duo’s first year, Yui and Kyouko formed the “Amusement Club” which occupies the now nonexistent Tea Club’s room. Shortly after Akari joins, one of her fellow classmates, Chinatsu Yoshikawa, pays the trio a visit under the impression that they are the Tea Club; it is only once the three girls explain that the Tea Club has been disbanded that they can convince Chinatsu to join the Amusement Club—a group with no purpose other than to provide entertainment for its members.
Based on the slice-of-life manga by Namori, Yuru Yuri is an eccentric comedy about a group of girls who spend their spare time drinking tea and fawning over each other, all while completely failing to even notice the supposed main character Akari amongst them.
This anime has its highs and lows. Comprising for 3 seasons, this anime never failed to make me laugh. Specially the parts of the student council is worth mentioning. Last but not the least “AKARIN!!”.
4. Non Non Biyori
Asahigaoka might look like typical, boring countryside to most; however, no day in this village can ever be considered colorless thanks to five students of varying ages occupying the only class in the only school in town. The youngest student is first grader Renge Miyauchi, who brings an unadulterated wit, curiosity, and her characteristic catchphrase, “Nyanpasu!” Then there are the Koshigaya siblings consisting of the quiet ninth grader and elder brother Suguru, diminutive eighth grader Komari, and the mischievous seventh grader Natsumi. The recent arrival of Tokyo-raised fifth grader Hotaru Ichijou, who appears overdeveloped for her age and thus naturally holds an air of maturity, rounds out this lively and vibrant group of five classmates.
Based on the manga penned and illustrated by Atto, Non Non Biyori chronicles the not-so-normal daily lives of this group of friends as they engage in their own brand of fun and frolic, and playfully struggle with the realities of living in a rural area.
Ren chon is too adorable. Watch the anime only for her. Nothing else. Just remember, there is another one following the same storyline i.e. “Non Non Biyori Repeat”. Both are absolutely adorable and to die for.
Lucky☆Star follows the daily lives of four cute high school girls—Konata Izumi, the lazy otaku; the Hiiragi twins, Tsukasa and Kagami (sugar and spice, respectively); and the smart and well-mannered Miyuki Takara.
As they go about their lives at school and beyond, they develop their eccentric and lively friendship and making humorous observations about the world around them. Be it Japanese tradition, the intricacies of otaku culture, academics, or the correct way of preparing and eating various foods—no subject is safe from their musings.
What happens when Dad is an absolutely pervert? He will have a perverted child. The gags are very funny but sometimes pretty repetitive. But overall, this anime is definitely worth the watch,
P.S. There are twins in this anime. Do I have to convince you more?
Hirasawa Yui, a young, carefree girl entering high school, has her imagination instantly captured when she sees a poster advertising the “Light Music Club.” Being the carefree girl that she is, she quickly signs up; however, Yui has a problem, she is unable to play an instrument.
When Yui goes to the clubroom to explain, she’s greeted by the other members: Ritsu, Mio, and Tsumugi. Although disheartened at Yui’s lack of musical know-how, they still try to convince her to stay to prevent the club’s disbandment. After playing Yui a short piece which re-ignites her imagination, they succeed in keeping their new member and guitarist.
Along with the tasks of school and homework, Yui begins to learn the guitar with the help of the other band members, experiencing many mishaps along the way. However, with the school festival drawing near and Yui getting stuck with her practice, will the Light Music Club be ready in time for their debut?
This is an anime we all have probably watched at some point of time. (If you haven’t do so before people judge you). Mio’s clumsiness is so adorable and so are Ritsu’s pranks. The opening and ending for all episodes are amazing. Consisting of two seasons and a movie, this anime is absolutely a hit.
But remember Ui is the best girl.
1. Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? (Is the Order a Rabbit?)
Kokoa Hoto is a positive and energetic girl who becomes friends with anyone in just three seconds. After moving in with the Kafuu family in order to attend high school away from home, she immediately befriends the shy and precocious granddaughter of Rabbit House cafe’s founder, Chino Kafuu, who is often seen with the talking rabbit, Tippy, on her head.
After beginning to work as a waitress in return for room and board, Kokoa also befriends another part-timer, Rize Tedeza, who has unusual behavior and significant physical capabilities due to her military upbringing; Chiya Ujimatsu, a waitress from a rival cafe who does everything at her own pace; and Sharo Kirima, another waitress at a different cafe who has the air of a noblewoman despite being impoverished.
With fluffy silliness and caffeinated fun, Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? is a heartwarming comedy about five young waitresses and their amusing adventures in the town they call home.
This anime is too cute. People will disagree and say K-On is cuter. but just look at the ending sequence. Just look at it! Its so moe!!
This is my list of top 10 moe animes. Do you think agree with it? If you don’t leave your views in the comment sections.