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Top Moe Anime List

Updated on June 17, 2015

Moe Anime Definition and Meaning

A popular subgenre of anime is the "moeblob anime" or "moe anime." Moe is a Japanese slang word that describes something drawn in an anime or manga style that is very cute and has become a widely known and understood word to most Japanese people.

The word originally referred to a strong interest in a particular type or style of character in video games, anime or manga. To be moe, a character can be eager or perky, not overly independent, and call forth a desire in the viewer to protect and nurture them.

The character pictured is Kagami and Tsukasa from Lucky Star anime produced by KyoAni

Best Moe Anime List

The recommended titles are listed below in no particular order, so just because a title is listed first or last won't mean it's the best/worst.

You can even grab the whole thing as an RSS feed or a widget for your blog. Most popular, sad anime will usually be located at the top of the rankings list. This isn't just my opinion. Those in the know have consistently rated these as the top cute anime available right now.

*Sources: animenewsnetwork, myanimelist, wikipedia and more



Plot Summary: It's the final year of high school for Yui Hirasawa (guitar), Ritsu Tainaka (drums), Mio Akiyama (bass), and Tsumugi Kotobuki (keyboard), the founding members of the Light Music Club.

Together with their junior member Azusa Nakano (guitar), they spend their days after school in the music room enjoying tea and sweets, and practicing music.

Amidst band practice, preparations for the new student orientation performance, scouting for new members, and student responsibilities, they still have time for "After School Tea Time."

Lucky Star
Lucky Star

Lucky Star

Plot Summary: Lucky Star mainly portrays the lives of four Japanese girls attending a Japanese high school. The setting is based on the city of Kasukabe in Saitama Prefecture.

The main heroine is Konata Izumi, an athletic and intelligent girl who, despite these attributes, is not in a sports club and has bad grades.

Her laziness at school is due to her love for anime and video games. She is not interested in much else. The storyline usually includes numerous references to popular past and present manga, anime, and tokusatsu series.

Lucky Star - Motteke! Sailor Fuku

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Plot Summary: On the first day of high school a beautiful girl named Haruhi Suzumiya introduces herself by saying she has "no interest in ordinary humans".

She asks for any aliens, time travelers, sliders, or espers to join her.

Watching her weird behaviour is Kyon who sits in front of Haruhi and is the only person who talks to her. When Kyon comments about Haruhi's joining every club in school and then quitting he unwittingly gives Haruhi an idea to start her own after school club.

Thereafter Kyon and several others find themselves dragged, literally, into the Save our world by Overloading it with fun Suzumiya Haruhi's Brigade (the S.O.S. Brigade for short).

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Hare Hare Yukai

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya - Hare Hare Yukai (Live)

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko

Plot Summary: The story revolves around a highschooler named Niwa Makoto. He lives with his aunt's family since his parents are away on business. There, he meets his mysterious cousin Touwa Erio - who ties a futon mattress around her upper body, is a self-proclaimed alien, and only eats pizza.

Erio had been missing for half a year and was found floating in the sea. She doesn't remember anything about what happened during that period, but has begun to think that it was an alien abduction.

The World God Only Knows

Plot Summary: Dating sim master Keima Katsuragi wants nothing more than to immerse himself in the 2D world, chasing digital girlfriends. But when the so-called "Capturing God" answers a mysterious email from an unknown sender, Keima finds himself chasing down real-life ladies to help the peppy demon Elsie de Lute Irma capture "lost souls" escaped from the depths of hell.

Now, to prevent the explosive collar around his neck from detonating, Keima must convince various girls to fall in love with him to scare out the souls hiding in their hearts.


Plot Summary: Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student, who hates his life. His mother passed away from a car accident when he was younger, causing his father to resort to alcohol and gambling. This results in fights between the two that injures Tomoya's shoulder. Since then, Tomoya has had a distant relationships with his father and has become a delinquent. While on a walk to school, he meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa, who is a year older, but is repeating a grade due to illness.

Because of her illness, she is often alone as most of her friends have moved on. The two begin hanging out and slowly, as time goes by, Tomoya finds his life shifting in a new direction.

Clannad - Megumeru

Clannad - Dango Daikazoku

Have a comment? Perhaps you have a different opinion on what should be included on the list of the best moe anime? Feel free to drop me a line here if you have anything to add or any questions. All feedback is welcome!

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      RinnElsa 2 years ago

      I like k on!!!Azu nyan

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      carny 4 years ago

      Denpa Onna was pretty awesome. My favorite part was when Yashiro brought down the meteor. I thought this anime pretty much established that there were no aliens or mystery, but then episode 13 brought it all back again.

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      Max Wong 6 years ago from Singapore

      Brilliant lens. Interesting topic. Love it! Tweeted!

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      nekone041 6 years ago

      I voted for K-ON! That was my favorite series out of the list ^^ Lucky Star is cute, too. I haven't gotten a chance to see Denpa yet, but that now on my 'to watch' list! Great page! ^^

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      fitnessmaster1 6 years ago

      I truly like to watch animes, thank you for sharing with us the list of top anime, it will help me to choose what to watch.