主従萌え[shujuu-moe]

March 24, 2008 at 6:24 am (BL, doujin(同人), otaku word)

 There’s often an old saying, the more secrets there are, the more people want to pry…and the stronger the bond between the two persons, the more it turns us on…I assume this theory has brought about this genre of 萌え[moe]…yes, that is 主従萌え[shujuu-moe]. 主従[shujuu] means master-servant relationship. Technically we can say 主従関係[shujuu kankei]. For some reason, I feel this kind of thing is getting popular more and more…come to think of it, we already have a butler cafe, don’t we? But then what is so special in this? Speaking of master-servant relationship anime, I can think of Zero’s Familiar, Kimi ga aruji de shitsuji ga ore de, Himawari!, and so on…and mentioning some certain pairs, Haruhi×Kyon, Shuurei×Seiran in Saiunkoku monogatari, Sebastian x Ciel in Kuroshitsuji. If it gets doujin staff, it could be uncountable. Mostly, a master should be very cold and arrogant(yes, defintely tsundere), and a servant has to obey (his?)master…No matter how hard the master is, no matter what the master does to the servant, the servant has to respect and follow the master…

 Having said that, the master actually cares about his servant more than anybody else, and the servant would be sure of that. That’s why the servant can endure the tough work his master gives. I daresay the master is even sure that his servant never betrays him, and the servant knows his master can’t do anything without him, he has nobody to help him. To anyone who doesn’t know this weird relationship, it seems to be very awful. But actually the two persons are bound by a strong bond…If you want to pry the deep secret, yes, you might have a 主従萌え

 Mostly in this kind of doujin manga, a master is so hard to understand and always swears him. But his servant shall do whatever he asks. When almost all the people around him leave him, and when he really really needs someone to be by him, only his servant stands by him…and finally the master shows his dere-side. Whoa, this is something like お約束 in this genre, though. 

 One more thing, in BL circles mostly a master would be uke, and his servant would be seme. There might be other way around, but only when they do “it”(maybe almost the last scene), the servant gets very aggressive. Yes, this is what’s-called 下剋上オチ[gekokujou-ochi, gekokujou conclusion].

10 Comments

  1. w said,

    Ooh, I think I have a soft spot for some of these – definitely not in the Louise/Saitou way, but something along the lines of Farnese and Serpico in Berserk. Now that was a bit screwed up but I just can’t help but love it when we see signs that really, both are mutually dependent on each other no matter how much they try to strike out on their own.😀

  2. bangin said,

    Hahaha, I didn’t know you have a fancy for this. I am such a ドM that of course I have a 主従萌え.🙂 A servant has to know about his master’s everything…the two’s feelings are mutual somehow. That must be a 萌え, what can I say?

  3. Neohybrid_kai said,

    ahahaha, now I found the word I’m looking for XDDDD
    my think is exactly just like what you write, Bangin-san
    that kind of relationship is very strong since they depend on each other, but for the people who don’t know, its just seems weird or imbalance, that kind of exclusive relationship is so , well, moe
    I like LouiseXSaito (not SaitoXLouise lol) pairing but I like the more natural and serius themed shuuuju moe, if you have read Blood Alone manga, MisakiXKuroe is so far my most fave shuuju moe couple X3

  4. bangin said,

    I feel mostly a servant might be a butler or male in this genre though a master can be both. How can I say…I haven’t seen someone saying a master-and-maid thing could count as a 主従萌え. I know I shouldn’t say a maid can’t protect her master, though…Would you say He is my master[これが私のご主人様] counts a 主従萌え? Maybe that’s because I only hear about this when people talk about BL…

    My fav is definitely Haruhi×Kyon. XXD

  5. Khursten said,

    LOLOL! Good term here Bangin-san!❤❤ This is also one of my favorite pairings! Other than the salary man… and I think this isn’t just in BL. Even regular shoujo mangas have this kind of pairing. Etou… I can only remember Toraware Mi no Ue…. and O Chiyo O Hana.

    But yeah, I noticed that it’s popular among girls. I can imagine the fantasy of it, having your slave dominate the master. :3 *nosebleed*

    Zero no Tsukaima is a good example! :3 And I’m amused you even know the whole Shuurei x Seiran pairing! (But for me, I prefer the Ryuuki x Shuurei and Seiran x Ryuuki.) lol.

  6. bangin said,

    The relatioship is absolute no matter what. Such is a point in this genre, I assume.🙂
    But again, if a servant is a maid, it wouldn’t sound like a 主従萌え…why? Suppose Saito×Siesta in Zero’s Familiar. Do you think this is a 主従萌え?
    なんか違うような気がする…

    Yeah, Ryuuki×Seiran or Seiran×Ryuuki! This is a major pairing in Saiunkoku Monogatari. But…ugh, they are brothers, desho? This can be classified as 兄弟もの(incest thing), ne? lol

    BTW, in above CD, the master(uke) is played by Nojima Kenji, and the butler(seme) is played by Sugita Tomokazu.

  7. Khursten said,

    HONTOU!?! :3 Oh~~ Nice to see my boyfriend *fufufu* is getting seme roles. I wonder if he has uke roles. lol.😄 (But in Gintama, he’s definitely uke to Hijikata… tabun ka naaa~)😄

    As for Shuujuu Moe, it does sound weird if it’s a maid serving. Maybe if the maid is like a governess, ne? Or a tutor. It could work. She has to be the strong maid figure. Etou…. I can’t think of anything now.😄

    RyuukixSeiranxRyuuki is in heart of hearts, kyoudai-ai. lolol.

    You know, I’m so amused that I’m talking BL with you! Hahahahaha!😄 But Bangin-san’s not even fudanshi!😄

  8. bangin said,

    If you are looking for Sugita-uke BLCD, try this?

    A maid is just a maid-moe. Even if a maid is loyal to me, it doesn’t turn me on. なんでだろ。 But I like maids, but it’s just a miad-moe, not shuju-moe.

    This blog aims at not only anime fans but fujoshis, so I need to learn BL terminology. I have some fujoshi friends, so I am used to talk about BL. And…I am an otomenだもん。lol

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