Many criticisms of moe characteristics stem from the idea that these girl characters are created to be appealing to male viewers, and therefore cannot be relatable to any real woman in the audience. However, so-called moe series have yielded several characters that are extremely relatable to the neurodiverse female experience.
Posts by Marina Garrow
It’s easy to think the best solution to any harmful trope is to avoid it altogether and, to an extent, in the short term, this is true. In the long term, however, avoiding a trope entirely can be counterproductive, creating a new harmful trope on the other side of that same coin.
Aggretsuko’s seemingly simple yet charming premise got me on board when it first aired, but now I have mixed feelings about it. There is one problem with this otherwise awesome and progressive anime, and it has to do with the heavily autism-coded Resasuke.