In my experience as an anime fan, I’ve come to this conclusion: most fans of moe are also fans of mecha but hardcore mecha fans just straight up hate moe/fanservice/lolicon/ecchi/whatever fetish and refuse to give it a chance. Why is that? Browsing many Japanese toy sites, I see that most of the ones who buy moe figures still buy mecha toys/plamo too. Is it that the western fandom has a hard time balancing both? I know that most of the old timey fans got into anime due to the plethora of sci-fi/mecha anime of the 70’s/80’s/early 90’s. Is it really just a generational thing like Daryl Surat said on the last bonus ep of AWO? How it it that I being a slightly western fan, have not come to the inclusion of jadedness and been enjoying much of what is being made now? Things to think about.