Main Meganekko Discussion

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08:30:31 AM Mar 23rd 2016
There's a growing number of "male example" entries in the list, getting us kinda farther to the concept of Meganekko, which implies being a cute girl.

Should they be removed? Or moved to a male megane trope instead?
09:06:28 AM Mar 23rd 2016
edited by Larkmarn
Maybe turning this into a "Moe Specs" trope would be in order. Meganekko is one of those names that's 100% meaningless unless you already know the trope. Or even more clear, "Bespectacled Cutie."
10:44:17 PM Sep 4th 2016
Yes please. Meganekko is the most unreasonably confusing name I've ever seen for anything anywhere ever. Also, it's gratuitous Japanese on an English-speaking site & that's pretty much automatically a reason to groan.
07:08:01 AM Sep 13th 2016
I fail to see how Meganekko is confusing. It's a super common archetype in anime, same as other things like Tsundere or Bokuko, which have their own articles too yet I don't see anyone complaining.
09:00:46 AM Sep 13th 2016
You should probably chime in on the Trope Repair Shop discussion. This is probably going to be renamed and tightened.
10:13:33 AM Jul 10th 2012
Can this trope overlap with Nerd Glasses? ie: the character wears a pair of clunky oversize glasses that are occasionally opaque, but they somehow look very cute on her.
01:38:11 PM Dec 2nd 2015
edited by OmegaDez
Well, there's a few Meganekko characters that do have opaque Nerd Glasses, but they tend to be rare. Parfait from Vandread comes to mind, although her energetic wrench wench personality doesn't make her the stereotypical meganekko. Somehow, they tend to appear more in children's anime. Like Rimu from Kiruminzoo or Meganekko from Battle Spirits : Shounen Toppa Bashin.
03:31:48 AM Dec 21st 2011
"Glasses on a Hot Librarian or Sexy Secretary are a completely different thing"

Why is it so different? To say it's *completely* different is overdoing it, at least.
07:01:56 PM Jan 6th 2012
Because Meganekko are sweet, shy and innocent, whereas Hot Librarians and Sexy Secretaries are sexy and seductive. Can't do both of those at the same time.
12:22:01 AM Apr 10th 2012
"Hot Librarians (...) are sexy and seductive"

The Hot Librarian entry is far more ambigous in its description of the trope than that. It even suggests that Hot Librarians can be shy. And not all examples listed in the Meganekko entry are Shrinking Violets. There IS some overlapping. All things considered, I'm still saying that the word "completely" is taking it too far.
07:10:12 AM Sep 13th 2016
I agree. I don't know when Meganekko became so narrow a definition in the west. In Japan, if she's a girl and she's remotely cute, even if she displays non-wallflower traits, she's a meganekko anyway. She doesn't have to be shy and innocent.
01:41:27 PM Oct 23rd 2011
So, uh, why is this page not called "Glasses Girl"?
10:45:29 AM Aug 29th 2012
Because there's a term for it already and "Glasses Girl" sort of ditches the "concise" part of the site's guidelines. Then again, so much other crap has been retooled beyond recognition lately it'd fit right in.
11:35:53 PM Jul 24th 2014
Except that 'Glasses Girl' is concise, if it were 'Cute, shy, innocent girl who wears glasses' is NOT concise.

The big issue with this title is that it's for a character concept that isn't explicitly Japanese, and yet has a Japanese title - and easily confused with Mega Neko.
01:48:47 AM Jul 25th 2014
This trope went through TRS before. There wasn't enough interest to finish the thread and so it's now in the Appearance tropes cleanup topic.
04:29:31 PM Jan 5th 2011
I can't wait for someone to post a Visual Pun of a giant cat.
05:46:50 PM Feb 5th 2011
It's been done.

But what's this about alphabetizing examples?
09:22:05 PM May 11th 2010
Where'd the space come from? Megane = Glasses, and Ko = feminine identifier.
06:33:28 PM Aug 7th 2010
I came to this discussion page wondering the same thing. Maybe someone thought it would be clever to emphasize the "Mega" even though that has nothing to do with the word's etymology.
09:49:28 AM Nov 3rd 2011
The page also appears as Meganekko depending on how you reach it. The Mega Nekko links look like someone getting confused with the unrelated Mega Neko trope. Alternately it might be someone who doesn't understand the etymology and is picking out the familiar 'mega' component, I've seen it mistranslated in fan discussions as 'huge glasses' with nekko being assumed as glasses.
02:27:16 AM Dec 18th 2011
I came here for the same reason. It used to properly be Meganekko last time I was on this page. Is there any reason why we can't change it back?
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