"You took the hottest card in the game, and turned it into a five-year-old girl. You have issues."Moefication of either characters who are not normally moe, or objects and concepts which are not even alive. Very popular with Fan-Art and merchandise. Often referred to as "gijinka", the Japanese word for "anthropomorphism". The mecha musume — basically, battle vehicles or Humongous Mecha rendered as cute girls — are a common form of moe anthropomorphism. Can also overlap with Cute Monster Girl if the moefied character is a monster. If the original character is male, Gender Flip may be a component, although boy implementations do occasionally happen. Could easily be Nightmare Fuel for some, depending on what is changed, what it looks like, and its gender. Compare Anthropomorphic Personification, Sexy Whatever Outfit, and Ponification (Rule 85). Supertrope to Cast of Personifications. See also Humanity Ensues (technically unrelated, but can be compared as an in-universe variant thanks largely to the utilization of Morphic Resonance).
— Seto Kaiba, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
Examples: (Note: As all of the below are by definition in an Anime/Manga Style, and almost all of it is fan-art created for the web, they have been sorted by the source material they are based upon.)
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Based on Advertising
- The notorious OS-tans are moe versions of operating systems and programs; their boob size is often proportional to memory requirements. Windows ME-tan is the Ensemble Dark Horse, who became a popular character for her good intentions but decidedly unstable nature (and her cute Idiot Hair). Windows 2000-tan is a professional, reserved woman, Windows XP-tan has excellent graphical capabilities, and Windows Vista-tan has transparencies and even more memory requirements (except for Basic-tan who's a tsundere little girl). Windows 95-tan is a Yamato Nadeshiko carrying a katana, destroying Microsoft's PC competition once and for all, and eats very little memory. Norton Anti-Virus is portrayed as a lecherous, ghostly doctor who makes the girls strip naked even for the most minor ailments; McAfee as a faith healer; and AVG as a handsome student doctor. Also with theme song.
- There are Linux-tans as well. Linux-tan herself is a bit of a Shrinking Violet, and Slack-tan is a Wrench Wench. There are also Unix-tans, with UNIX-tan herself being somewhat a tsundere. (Here is a pretty good lineup of the major ones.)
- In Japan, a campaign run by Bing (MSN's search engine) from December 18, 2009-to January 18, 2010, which has closed on February 18, had five mascots: Nanae, Nana, Nanako, another Nanami, and Nanao.
- Windows 8 now has two official mascots, Madobe Yuu and Madobe Ai (You and I).
- Microsoft's cloud based Windows Azure platform has Claudia Madobe.
- Microsoft Singapore turned Internet Explorer into a Magical Girl.
- This seems like a new trend for Microsoft. Hikaru Aizawa for Microsoft Silverlight and Inori Aizawa for Internet Explorer.
- Microsoft announced the new OS tan for Windows 10, named Touko Madobe after a naming contest.
- A similar concept can be found in My Senior IE-kun, a web series about web browsers in a Work Com setting with "IE-kun" as a ditzy Bunny-Ears Lawyer. The series typically uses the browser logos as the characters' heads, but the author did make human faces to make the moe more palatable.
- Indonesian filtering service Internet Positif got one in the form of Ipo-chan, an authoritative girl with a hair-trigger blocking sense.
- Akikan! does this for soda cans. These soda girls need carbon dioxide infusions (through kissing) to live. Japan really can make anything moe.
- Okayama Prefecture in Japan has anthropomorphized their prized homegrown-jellies into moe girls.
- A few Vocaloid characters have elements of this, and one plays it completely straight. Ryuto◊, also known as Gachapoid, is a male anthropomorphism of beloved Japanese children's tv character Gachapin. Hatsune Miku's design is heavily based on the Yamaha DX7 and DX100 synthesizers. Kagamine Rin and Len have elements from the Yamaha EOS keyboard in their design. Kamui Gakupo has many elements of digital music, such as spectrograms and equalizers, portrayed as samurai gear, and Megurine Luka has elements of brass instruments in her design.
- Fruity Loops (a music synthesizer program) has FL-chan, popular among the Vocaloid fandom. Some of the official plugins have these, too, like Harmless-chan◊ (a Cute Monster Girl, ironically) and her counterpart Harmor-chan.◊
- Several Japanese railways have their trains Moe-fied.
- Ryohoji Buddhist Temple in Tokyo-suburb Hachio-ji City successfully raised attendance by anthropomorphizing its patron deities into moe mascots.
- A magazine ad for the Asus ROG Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard has it in the form of a short-haired brunette in a techno-fetish costume, holding a BFG three times her size and based on the device's design. Not very "moe" but still.
- Habanero-tan is a cute loli pepper thing based on a habanero-flavored snack chip. There's also Jalapeño-tan, Habanero-neesan, and Milk-san. Jolokia-tan, the hottest pepper in the world (at the time) is the Alpha Bitch.
- Sanrio gives us Kirimi-chan, a moe anthropomorphism of salmon fillet. She's also joined by friends based on chicken cutlets, mackerel, sharks, and many more. Taken even further with the official personification project, essentially moefying moe anthropomorphisms.
- Hana no Android Gakuen is a manga featuring moe personifications of Android phone brands (some images might be somewhat Not Safe for Work), along with other phone creators like Apple and Blackberry.
Anime & Manga
- Some characters in Axis Powers Hetalia are this. Notably, the Holy Roman Empire, who was one of the greatest powers in Europe for almost a millenium, in the form of an Adorkable child.
- In Puella Magi Madoka Magica fanon, the Witch forms of former Magical Girls (ex: Candeloro, Gretchen, Oktavia, Gretchen Homulilly) are sometimes anthropomorphized. Of course this is Justified as all the Puella Magi are young girls.
- Haiyore! Nyarko-san portrays Nyarlathotep from the Cthulhu Mythos as a wacky Love Interest to the main character, though she prefers "Nyarko". Lovecraft's Nyarlathotep is renowned for his cruelty and alien monstrousness even among a pantheon of terror-inducing gods.
- Kämpfer does this in its eyecatches for the Creepy Dolls that grant the heroines their powers. While in doll form they look like cute animals that just committed suicide in a variety of ways, in human form they look like Petting Zoo People, focusing more on the cute than the creepy.
- Binchou-tan is an anime about Anthropomorphic charcoal in the form of chibi girls.
- The anime series Yatterman did Obama-kun and Hilary-chan.
- Nanako, the partially-anthropomorphised form of the Seventh Scripture in Tsukihime. Ditzy little half-unicorn girl that is only visible to those with intense magical potential, have spilled their blood on it, and weird people like Shiki.
- Parodied in Nyoron Churuya-san with "Dust-chan", who is shortly disposed of via vacuum cleaner.
- She always comes back. *shudder*
- Toei Robot Girls, which is exactly what it sounds like. Toei Animation Super Robots turned into cute girls.
- Robot Girls Z adds even more girls to the lineup, namely ones styled after the titular robots of the Mazinger franchise. Its browser game spinoff takes it one step further by personifying some of Toei's non-robot properties, such as Enmako-chan or a Cutey Honey representing the then-upcoming movie Cutey Honey: Tears.
- The "Angel Chromosome XX" line of Neon Genesis Evangelion merchandise portrayed the Angels as cute girls, including portraying Lilith as Rei Ayanami.
- Tabris is a female Kaworu Nagisa.
- Koihime†Musou for Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
- Gundam has MS Girl or MS Shojo, published in the Gundam Ace monthly magazine since 1982 by Mika Akitaka, making them the origin of mecha musume. The first collection artbook was released in 1994.
- Ark Angels features personified versions of various endangered animals as well as of the planets of our solar system (plus Earth's moon).
- Genderswap a few character from Saint Seiya... and voila! Moe versions of the western zodiac signs!
- The Seven Sisters of Purgatory from Umineko: When They Cry are demonic stakes given the form of teenage girls. Plus, they are each an Anthropomorphic Personification of the Seven Deadly Sins. Nightmare Fuel for most, Fetish Fuel for some, including Battler, who refers to them as "the ass nee-chans."
- Money and Soul Has Msyu, the moe personification of the protagonist's future. Yes, that's right: This show makes an abstract concept moe.
- Chintsubu makes penises cute. Sentient talking penises possessed by other male spirits. Yeah. They're actually pretty cute.
- Sentou Yousei Shoujo Tasukete! Mave-chan is an entire show based upon Moe Anthropomorphisms of the aircraft from the anime Sentou Yousei Yukikaze.
- Humanity Has Declined has moe deep space probes. Well, Pion is moe, Oyage is more bishounen.
- The heroines of Strike Witches become something like this when donning their strike units based on real-life WWII tanks and fighters.
- The Sega Hard Girls franchise, which features moe versions of Sega video game hardware. In most works featuring them, including Hi-sCoool! SeHa Girls, Mega Drive, Saturn, and Dreamcast are protagonists.
- What about rifles and machine guns made into elementary/middle/high schoolers? That is the premise of Upotte!!.
- Even Pokemon has had plenty of gijinkas created for it. There are comics and more than one group on DeviantArt.
- Pokémon RéBURST is the most prominent example of this. However, the manga subverts this by using technologies to turn humans into Pokemon gijinkas.
- It is the first official Pokémon manga to have Pokémon gijinkas.
- Pokémon RéBURST is the most prominent example of this. However, the manga subverts this by using technologies to turn humans into Pokemon gijinkas.
- There are gijinka of Shizuku-chan characters in the series fandom. During the run of the 2012 anime, there was an official contest where winning gijinka designs would be featured on iPhone covers.
- Tsukiuta is about 12 idols who are based on the months of the year. There are actually 24 - a male and female version of each month. The anime only features the boys, though.
- Problem Children Are Coming from Another World, Aren't They? has Black Percher being the Moe Anthropomorphism of The Black Death, with her real name being Pestilence/Pest.
- Silver Spoon takes place in an agricultural high school. Nishikawa, who is from a crop farming family but also an anime and gaming otaku, tends to use this trope:
- When he's given the task to decorate a sled, he decorates it with anthropomorphized moe artificial fertilizers, and names them "NPK48", a pun on AKB48 ("NPK" standing for Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium).
- Much later in the story he presents breeds of potatoes anthropomorphizing them as various types of girls.
- Because the fan can't exactly recall the details of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure in Vaguely Recalling JoJo, he replaces a few characters with cute anthropomorphic versions.
- Cursed Devo's Ebony Devil looks like a cute little boy with antennae and is wearing a teddy bear costume.
- Jotaro gets another Star Platinum, who is probably a cosplay for the Runaway Girl.
- Mariah's Bastet gets turned into a version of Taokaka with outlet paws.
- A darker example occurs in the Japan Animator Expo short ME!ME!ME!, where the main character's depression and guilt over breaking up with his girlfriend are depicted as cute busty girls that eat him alive.
- Sgt. Frog: Thanks to Kululu's "We All Live Together" beam gun that turns animals into humans.
- Uma Musume (like the video game entry below) features a cast of cute girls based on famous Japanese racehorses. The designs, personalities, and relationships are drawn from their Real Life counterparts, and the series loosely follows the events of the 1998 and 1999 racing seasons. The Shout-out page for the series documents how much the production team has Shown Their Work. The franchise's manga offerings don't slouch either, especially in the case of Haru Urara Ganbaru!
- The heroine of Eko To Issho is a humanoid cellphone.
- Parodied in Ren-Chin Girl, which revolves around a guy and his microwave, which takes the form of a cute woman.
- Parodied again in Hitomo no Naka no Ai - the heroine is an anthropomorphic eye floater (as in the annoying semi-translucent gunk that can obscure your vision).
- The heroine of the Not Safe for Work one-shot Keyhole is an anthropomorphic doorknob.
Based on Films
- Asylum has Ashe Ylum or Asylum-tan, a recurring character on Aitor Molina Vs.
- As depicted above, even the Death Star — along with the X-Wing and TIE fighters — can be moe.
- The J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie has given us Enterprise-tan and Narada-tan. Oh, my.
- Maiden Voyage, indeed.
- Almost half of the WALL•E fanart on DeviantArt makes them into humans, or at least androids. And they usually manage to make even AUTO look cute. There's also a fancomic based around this concept.
- The same can be said for Finding Nemo.
- Pixiv has provided Moe Jaegers from Pacific Rim: Gypsy Danger, Cherno Alpha, Crimson Typhoon.
- Sharknado gets in on the fun.
- Unsurprisingly, many Kaiju end up getting this treatment.
- Even Jurassic World is getting this! Perhaps helped by the fact that Jurassic World gave its prehistoric creatures a little more personality than the previous films did (making it easier to anthropomorphize them). A couple of examples.
- The freakishly scary monster Octalus from Deep Rising has at least one moe version on DeviantArt.
Based on Folklore
- Entaku Seitokai (Round Table Student Council) does this for the King Arthur legends. Heroic knights of old turned into the cute girls of today. A liberal amount of Gender Flip is also applied in this instance.
- The visual novels Knight Carnival! and 12+ also provide moe versions of Arthurian legends.
Based on History
- Axis Powers Hetalia is a notable example of male moe anthropomorphism, featuring countries in human form.
- This book (site has some Not Safe for Work ads) about Moe countries, 74 Countries Turned Into Bishoujo, continues the Hetalia tradition, only all-female. And yes, North Korea is included.
- It's hilarious how England looks almost exactly like Louise.
- Moe Moe Niji Taisen does this for World War II planes and tanks. They battle by causing Clothing Damage.
- Along the lines of Axis Powers Hetalia the webmanga and web novel series Miracle Train ~Chūō-sen e Yōkoso~ about the Japan Railways Chuo Train Line has five of its major stations (Zero Tokyo, Shintaro Shinjuku, Riku Nakano, Takuto Kichijōji, and Luna Tachikawa) personified as bishonen. We're not kidding, official site here and Anime News Network report here. The characters have even been given voice actors.
- There's also an anime called Miracle Train, though it focuses on the Oedo line instead of the Chuo line.
- Strike Witches: Probably the most well-known example for military Moe Anthropomorphism.
- There's a bunch of models for AP'd WW2 planes as little girls with the appropriate national costumes and plane parts as clothes/prosthetic limbs. Surprisingly not very moe, or at least their eyes aren't.
- Afganisu-tan, a Japanese online Yon Koma about the history of Afghanistan. Infamous for presenting the September 11th attacks as a rogue cat (Al-Nyada) biting Meriken.
- Green Dam, the Chinese censorship/nanny tool once said to be a mandatory installation on all the country's new computers (until the government apparently backed down), was Moefied as a protest. Mildly Not Safe for Work link here.
- Mari-tan◊, the personification of the U.S. Marine.
- There was some fanart floating around that moe'd several World War II◊ figures.
- Moe Hayabusa space probe! Yes.
- Just to prove that yes, nothing can avoid moe anthropomorphism, we present you with Japanese-made gijinka of a Chinese slur for the Japanese (ads and much of the other parts of this site are Not Safe for Work).
- Japanisches Kaiserriech Mitternacht Marine is a webcomic revolving around the various personifications of World War II weaponry, like planes and tanks.
- Hitler had already gotten the moe-treatment, but other dictators aren't safe either.
- As an extension of the above, some World War II generals like Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, Rommel and Zhukov are also given the treatment, from the same company that brought the "Moe Dictators" series.
- Touken Ranbu has the player bring historically famous Japanese swords to life as a Cast Full of Pretty Boys - Spear Counterpart to Kantai Collection (and it does have actual spears).
- Color nobody surprised when Touken Ranbu got cute sword girls to rival them: enter Shinken!! and Tenka Hyakken, which pull from the same pools of historical swords.
Based on Literature
- Haiyore! Nyarko-san does this for Lovecraftian Eldritch Abominations; Nyarlathotep the Crawling Chaos is a silver-haired Genki Girl who loves Anime and Toku, Hastur the Unspeakable One is a Cute Shotaro Boy in a yellow hoodie, and Cthulhu (or at least one of his minions) is a busty green-haired woman who owns Doc Brown's Delorean.
Based on Live-Action TV
- Kamen Rider, mostly Heisei series, spawn Rider-tan.
- Another Toku example: Tomica Hero Rescue Fire's Qsuke-Tan◊
- Doctor Who has one of these as well. Behold, the anthropomorphism that should not be: Dalek-tan!◊
- Then there's the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek.
- Various kaiju from Ultra Series got this in Ultra Kaiju Gijinka Keikaku (Ultra Monsters Anthropomorphization Project). It's official too, and eventually resulted in the animated web series Kaiju Girls in 2016.
- Even BattleBots has gotten into this. Overhaul's builder even made one the robot's official mascot.
Memes (original content)
- Although the Earth has had plenty of personifications in its lifetime, 2017 gives us Earth-chan, a Moe version of the Earth based on Schoolgirl Series tropes. Since the whole thing started as a joke against Flat-Earthers, she's usually portrayed as a small-chested girl suffering serious A-Cup Angst, but she's occasionally a buxom beauty instead (a joke on "Mother Earth"). Other planets and the Sun have been anthropomorphized as well, but Earth-chan is still the most common, with other common targets including the Moon, Pluto, and NASA. Occasionally, all of Humanity is portrayed as an unseen person Earth-chan talks to, who either gives her trouble or is a generally friendly companion.
Based on Military Aircraft
- The F-22 Raptor earned the nickname "Mary Sue With Wings" here on this very wiki. Can we stop referring to the F-22 as a Mary Sue With Wings? Please?!
- Flight Highschool features a high school populated entirely by anthropomorphized military aircraft of various nations from the Cold War to the modern day. Attributes of each character's appearance such as their hair style and height are references to the aircraft they represent. They also have their plane on their back which is sometimes used for visual gags.
Based on Military Warships
- The video game Kantai Collection and its anime adaptation, based on World War II IJN, Kriegsmarine, Italian, American, British, French, and Russian ships. A defining feature of the said game would be the riggings of most kanmusu designed much like those found on their real-life counterparts.
- Arpeggio of Blue Steel, also based on World War II vessels, but unlike Kancolle the trope is represented by "mental models" AND copies of the ships (complete with Tron Lines.) As to be expected, there have been a certain crossover event involving characters of the series appearing in the abovementioned game.
- Pacific: World War II U.S. Navy Shipgirls, a fanfic of the above Kancolle, features World War II US navy warships.
- Warship Girls is China's answer to Kancolle, even including warships not featured in the series.
- Azur Lane is another Chinese mobile game featuring anthropomorphized warships.
- "German Bold Italic": by Towa Tei, with Kylie Minogue playing a... font?
- Various deities from religions around the world are personifications of certain concepts or locations. Not all of them are cute, though.
- Egyptian gods are occasionally depicted as trees or normally inanimate objects with human arms or heads attached.
- All of the Spirits in Date A Live are based on the Kaballah Tree of Life's sephirots.
- Mahou MUSH unintentionally gained its own game-wide mascot when players observed that the game's hourly randomized save message had a way of being a little too on-point. Jokes about "Save-tan" developing sentience abounded, and several more messages were added acknowledging Save-tan as a character in her own right - including the ever-popular "Dammit, Save-tan!"
Based on Sports
Based on Tabletop Games
- This is popular with Warhammer 40,000 races and characters, including Kroot-chan, Tau-chan, and Vespid-chan.◊
- This is how the Magic: The Gathering webcomic Lotus Cobra Is Evil portrays...well, almost everything. The most impressive is Primeval Titan, which looks like this in the game and this in the comic.
- That's less an anthropomorphisation and more replacing the character design with Ibuki Suika.
- Busou Shinki, anyone?
- The Frame Arms Girls line developed by Kotobukiya, who was well known for Frame Arms series, which consists of a robotic frame with interchangeable armors and weapons. The Frame Arms Girls are not just anthropomorphised mechs, all the weapons and gears of Frame Arms, M.S.G. and Frame Arms Girls are compatible with each other.
- Also by Kotobukiya is Megami Device, another Shinki-esque line of armored robot girls who, like the FA Girls, are fully compatible with old Shinki tech and Koto's M.S.G accessories.
- There is a group on Deviantart devoted to anthropomorphizing BIONICLE characters
Based on Video Games
- The various Video Game consoles have moe anthropomorphisms as well — 360-tan, Wii-tan, PS3-tan, N64-tan, DS-tan, etc.
- The Yonkoma P.S. Three-san (or P.S. Triple in the US) centers on the adventures of the eponymous protagonist, a moe anthropomorphism of the PlayStation3, as she tries to make her mark as a struggling idol singer against her rivals X-Locks (Xbox 360) and Whee (Wii). Other consoles also make appearances as idol singers including Dee S(Nintendo DS), her bitter rival Pea (PSP) and Three-san's older sister Double (PlayStation 2) as well as the crazy producer Saygah (Sega).
- The anime series Hi*sCool Seha Girls stars a trio of characters referred to as the "Sega Hard Girls", each of whom are based Sega's consoles: Dreamcast, Sega Saturn, and Mega Drive.
- Roll in the Covenant Hunter Suit from Mushroom Kingdom Fusion.
- Nerf NOW!! has an arc about the adventures of Drone-tan, a Zerg drone from Starcraft. Also starring Cute Hydralisk Girls and an Overlord Meganekko.
- There's quite a lot of Command & Conquer gijinka on DeviantArt. One of its users is chock full of it.
- Lots of people have done this for GLaDOS, the Companion Cube, and the turrets from Portal — like this. There is even a "GLaDOS-tan" directly based on Miku, an extreme contrast to her personality, here. Want more Anthro , less Moe? Axel787 and Ma kani have just the remedy you need! Hint: It involves deadly neurotoxin...
- And now, they even made character models for Miku Miku Dance. Talk about Out of Character here... and they even did a parody of the original Portal 2 teaser trailer here!
- And then there's Wheatley, usually drawn to at least somewhat resemble his voice actor, Stephen Merchant. This basically resulted in the mostly-down-to-Human-Wheatley-Perverse Sexual Lust-fuelled-but-also-fairly-logical Fanon that the personality cores are all created from Brain Uploading Aperture Science employees.
- The Metal Gear Solid 4 Figumate "Sweet Snake" line of merchandise transforms four male characters (two of whom are old and have moustaches) into adorable underage moeblobs. It works surprisingly well, particularly the Tsundere Ocelot and Meganekko Otacon (who was always a bit of a moe character anyway).
- Moemon, a notorious Game Mod for Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, converts the 'mons into Cute Monster Girls, which only breaks down a little for Nidoran M. The mod also converts the Trainer to a Meido, and she flies instead of runs when she gets the Running Shoes.
- Male Pokemon do exist, and are very common, but the starters are usually female. There's a general 75%-25% ratio in the games, which has been flipped in the hack.
- On the subject of Pokemon, behold this picture of 493 anthropomorphised 'mons...
- Now taken to its logical conclusion, a Moemon of Missingno.
- Neptunia is built around this concept. The four main characters are personifications of the seventh generation game consoles (the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii, note with the main being the hypothetical Sega Neptune), with their "little sisters" representing handhelds like the PSP and DS. The series also features anthropomorphized versions of companies like Gust and Nippon Ichi, and later games add in girls representing specific game franchises like Pac-Man, Dynasty Warriors, and Street Fighter.
- Otomedius  (link may be Not Safe for Work), a Spin-Off of the Gradius series, does this to the ships. With art by the guy who does Sgt. Frog.
- Spore-Tan. See here. Now in Anime!
- Colossal◊ Girls◊ (Kyozou Musume), based on Shadow of the Colossus.
- For a brief while, there was a trend among the Sam & Max fandom of drawing the titular characters as humans. Although Sam typically looked ordinary, Max was usually drawn as an absolutely adorable little boy, despite the two of them being the same age.
- Monster Girl Encyclopedia uses this trope on many common monsters in RPGs.
- Team Fortress 2: To give Sasha a little more personality, we have this.
- Not even Lavos can avoid this. Here's the first form and the second form.
- Ristar gets this treatment.
- The Minecraft mod, Cute Mob Models gives this treatment to the mobs. Fanservice included.
- Various characters- specifically the bosses- found across Ace Combat have proved to be a popular choice for this.
- Someone has taken upon themselves to apply this to the Angry Birds, specifically turning them into Magical Girls. Here they are (excluding original characters):
- Consolers is a Web Comic representing various game companies this way.
- The Unity game engine has a girl mascot in Japan named Kohaku Otori a.k.a. Unity-chan. She was popular enough to get some appearances in Vocaloid related contents.
- Nearly all the characters in the Fallout 4 fan comic Deathclaw Desu Ga are shown as Cute Monster Girls/boys. The cast consists of an Intelligent Albino Deathclaw, several Radroaches, a broken-down Robobrain with a goldfish living in "her" brain module, and the goldfish himself. However, it does the Calvin and Hobbes thing where different characters are percieved diffetently. For example, the Deathclaw looks like a 12-year old girl with horns and a tail to the audience, but to Redeye at the time he invaded her vault, looks like a regular Albino Deathclaw. While only shown once, the Robobrain sees herself as a fish-hat-wearing girl in a wheelchair. The Radroaches, to each other, look like blond Bishounen in bug costumes; except for their Queens, a Glowing One and a Sassy Black Woman respectively, and like giant cockroaches to the Deathclaw and Robobrain. Finally, the goldfish looks a Latino man in a gaudy lounge suit to the radroach queen, and a fish to everyone else. The only characters who don't get in on this are Mirelurks and bloatflies.
In Video Games
- There's an eroge called MonoGokoro MonoMusume that has moe-anthropomorphized objects as most of its principal cast. Objects turned into cute girls include a computer, a pillow, a Humongous Mecha toy, a washing machine, and a pair of panties.
- A good portion of Touhou characters feature this to some degree or another; for example, Nitori, a Kappa, having the turtle shell and head plate of the actual mythological beast turning into a backpack and a cap, or Yamame, a giant spider monster, being a girl with no monstrous features except for design elements of the dress she wears. Some of the girls, like Kogasa, the Tsukumo sisters and Hata no Kokoro, are tsukumogami, which are basically personifications of inanimate objects, so they are kind of this in-universe as well as out.
- There's also the free-to-play MMO TPS CosmicBreak, where a part of robots are your usual mechs while others are mecha musume.
- Played with in Girls' Frontline. The game is noted to have used some Insistent Terminology in Chinese adverts to not imply it as a game about anthropomorphized weapons, but somewhere along the lines of "just" Girls with Guns. Despite this, design elements are still mixed with moe anthropomorphism aspects, and most of the T-Dolls under your command are personification of various firearms. This is also justified, as historical and combat data of a weapon are used to determine the ideal physical shape, personality, and even mannerisms to best wield their specified weapon.
- The Triggerhearts from Triggerheart Exelica are designed to resemble mecha musume.
- All of the Real Robot series in Super Cosplay War Ultra is done by a girl with only the Gundam Wing cosplay being the only exception.
- There are humanised versions of the romanceable birds in Hatoful Boyfriend, visible in a brief portrait when you first meet them. The game claims this is the work of the ICPSS system showing the "birdiest bird" as human, though it fails with Okosan. It's clear from the text that the characters are still birds, and the manga even states that the human appearances are just there to help beginners feel the bird-moe, but this doesn't stop some fans.
- Dododonpachi Saidai Oujou: Ladies and gentlemen—meet Lolibachi.
- Gum Kare! personifies chewing gum brands into hot, dateable young men. Played with in terms of the protagonist- She's supposed to represent the mouth eating the gum, so she's portrayed as a moe photorealistic tooth.
- Mobile game Kaden Shoujo turns household electronics into cute girls.
- In Xenoblade Chronicles X, such a depiction of the Verus Skell model is one of the numerous wall decals unlocked upon maxing out your BLADE level.
- The Yuri Visual Novel Her Tears Were My Light features time and space plus nothingness as cute girls.
- The mobile RPG-turned-anime Kemono Friends originally had magic turn all the female animals in the world into cute girls.
- Oshiro Project follows in the footsteps of Kantai Collection and Touken Ranbu by personifying castles as cute girls.
- Uma Musume personifies horses and has them compete in track-style events.
- Mab, queen of cute things, is a fan of the webcomic Jack. Those familiar with both comics will know this could not possibly end well. Thus, we get Mab's Chibi Hell, which is, according to various sources, adorable, awesome, an offense against all that is good and right, or all of the above. Or, to quote the author:
"She has chibified the unchibifiable. Drip is undeserving of ever looking this innocent."
- Lyrical Nanoha Fan Web Comic Nanoha R'r took a stab at creating Moe versions of Raising Heart and Bardiche◊, though the artist cheated a bit by turning Bardiche into a loli version of◊ Linith.
- One PvP arc features the lolbat (Batman + Fountain of Memes) getting a new sidekick, ReTweet, who is clearly based on Twitter.
- In addition to all of the examples in Touhou canon (see above), Touhou Nekokayou adds Original Character Masha Kinoko, a fly agaric mushroom youkai and absolute moeblob.
- She even recieved the Fan Nickname Moeshroom.
- The Squiddles opening animation related to Homestuck shows some of them as anime girls.
- Played with in this Everyday Comics strip about the Seven Deadly Sins. Nearly all of the Sins are represented as voluptuous, beautiful women, to the point where Satan can't tell which is which. the only one who ends up looking different is Lust, who takes the form of a fairly plain looking, eternally horny Otaku.
- In The Simpsons episode I'm Spelling as Fast as I Can, Lisa Simpson dreams of the Seven Sisters colleges each personified by an attractive woman.
- This◊ picture of Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick AS LOLIS! This is a rather popular concept, as seen in the following pictures:     .
- There's a Decepticon Version of the Lucky Star opening. They're the cutest evil robots ever.
- As it is to be expected, it's also happening with characters from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (warning: some images may not be safe for work, but the link is set to only show safe and suggestive rated images)
- It's no longer just "happening". There are now 81,962 pieces in DeviantArt under 'pony human'
- "Object Ponies" are also somewhat common, where a normally inanimate object is "ponified". Artists like Nips and Badumsquish are both quite fond of such creatures, with the latter even writing stories about these creatures meeting their human "master".
- The Equestria Girls series is a canon take on this, with the ponies' skin colors being the same as their coats (to avoid the thorny issue of each pony's canon ethnicity).
- Speaking of DeviantArt, there seems to be almost more Gijinka of the Penguins of Madagascar than "normal" stuff...
- Here's the main cast of U.S. Acres (plus Sixth Ranger Aloysius Pig) as human girls.
- Interestingly popular on the Japanese site Pixiv is personification of the Thomas and Friends cast, of all things.
- This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) animated short has Donatello using a cloaking device to let us see what Donatello, Michaelangelo, Raphael, and Leonardo would look like as humans. Since the short was written by Kevin Eastman (one of the original creators) and Paul Jenkins, it's about as canon of a take as we'll ever get.
- Someone has managed to personify Adobe Flash. As in the animation program.
- The Other Wiki has Wikipe-tan (along with Commons-tan and Quote-tan). TV Tropes itself has Trope-tan, while Encyclopedia Dramatica has AE-tan and Uncyclopedia has Uncyclo-tan.
- OC Re Mix uses OCR-tan, with a new one for every forum version. The youngest, Ocr 1-tan, is the first incarnation of the forum.
- Most of the boards of 4chan have a moe anthropomorph. For example, /a/ is a Meganekko under-age Trap with an Ahoge. New board /aco/ (the western-equivalent of both /h/ and /d/) got into an argument on who would be the board-tan and all were forced to accept a generic /aco/lyte for the board. The only board that takes "anthropomorphic" to a completely different degree is Trish, an obese opossum that serves as /trash/'s board-tan.
- The CWCki Wiki of Sonichu has CWCki-tan, and the majority of that "art" will likely make you cry inside, especially the one for Valentine's Day.
- On the Final Fantasy Wiki, there's FFWiki-tan, a Viera librarian that takes care of the Chocobo in the Wiki's logo.
- Firefox-ko for Mozilla Firefox.
- There's also Opera-tan, for the Opera browser.
- Microsoft has Aizawa Inori for Internet Explorer 11.
- Captcha-tan◊. The spambot that 4chan had to implement the captcha for (leading to Captcha-tan's creation) was also anthropomorphized as "Cornelia".
- Skewered in this Anime News Nina comic.
- Fantendo now has their own Fan-Tan.
- Starting with Episode 20 of Dave Madson's Looney Tunes Intro Bloopers, the characters, whose voices are provided by Speakonia and to a lesser extent, Robo Soft, are giving rather cute human-like designs.
- The Lost Media Wiki has LMW-tan.
- Know Your Meme has KYM-tan.
- Anime and J-Drama streaming site Crunchyroll has the popular, sporty, animal-loving otaku Crunchy-hime, while their German counterpart, Crunchyroll.de, has Henner the rabbit.