There are unique types of moe[萌え];the objects for moe are not even necessarily cute girls, but various things. Even if it seems to be very ordinary to you, there are people who feel hot as such. Yes, I have heard of this type of moe a long time ago, but I didn’t think it was that special. But I was wrong. No matter how it looks, it is moe so long as you feel hot.
Have you already watched the latest Evangelion movie? I haven’t been able to find time to go to see it, darn it. But when I watched the first film(序), I fully realised it should be moe, that is 工場萌え[koujou moe] or plant moe. When Shinji sees the basement, Nerv with Misato, he is amazed to see how fantastic it is. The sunset lights up Nerv, and it looks very beautiful. As you may know, some of the buildings stretch upward and downward when the right time comes, it is really cool. Since the film started, I’ve heard some young girls around me are talking about Evangelion. They say Shinji is sissy, Kaworu is too white or something like that, however, one of them said,”I like Nerv! It is really cool and beautiful! I think I have a koujou moe. Yashima sakusen was so great.” She was the only one who appreciated Nerv, not the characters as far as I know. After I heard the conversation, I went home to watch the Eva first again, and checked how Nerv looked. Whoa, how could I miss this beauty? I didn’t realise it until the girl mentioned.
I quickly investigated how many people like plants, and to my surprise, it is more than I thought. In real life, those koujou fans are visiting plants and enjoy observating. Like Shinji is amazed, they love to see when it gets dark because the lights are so beautiful. Besides, there are even one-day tour that you can travel some plants with some other fans. And then there are some photobooks for plant fans, and you can learn how to travel and explore. I must say this is a firmly genre of moe.
Come to think of it, those plants are really popular among cosplayers. It makes sense. Because it is a perfectly suitable spot for Evangelion cosplayers…oh well, maybe Code Geass cosplayers like it, too. Yes, there are even cosplaying events at an abolished plant. Sometimes it is open for cosplayers, and you are allowed to do a photoshooting. But the ticket price is almost three times as expensive as that of a normal cosplaying event. ああ～、俺もそんなところでコスプレ撮影したいなァ。
Oh well, I feel like travelling some plants when I feel lonely. Give me a ride, Misato-san! Lastly, I shall upload a nice video, enjoy.