Moé Idolatry

Based in Melbourne, Australia, this blog was set up in May 2007. You can expect my photo shoots of various figures owned by either me or my friends, rantings of myself about various topics of my anime enthusiastic life, and similar items of interest.

What you won’t find here though, will be periodic anime episode reviews or the latest anime news, I’ll leave that to the experts.

This blog is a culmination of my amateur work and opinions relating to things that I love, mostly figures. This is a medium in which I can express my feelings of moé subjects.


Originating in Japan, moé, or rather, 萌え (mo-eh), is the indescribable sensation of affection towards a subject. Perceiving things as moé is up to the viewer’s interests and ideals, so one thing may appear moé to one person may be a complete turn-off for another.


Originated from the Greek word εἰδωλολατρία (eidololatria), simply, it’s the excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, worshipping…you get the idea. However, there’s another meaning to the word Idolatry, which really has nothing to do with this blog.


Name: Aya Kyunik/Aura-Valrlyn

E-mail: aya_kyunik[at]moeidolatry[dot]com

Oh, and I love cats :3


You have Riuva to thank for that, their outdoor shots have inspired me to go out and find beautiful settings for the figures, but also making sure it “fits”, no point in taking photos of say, Black Saber in a bed of pink and yellow flowers…just doesn’t do it for me. Danny Choo and super rats also have influenced me when I first started reading such blogs, so cheers to them too~

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  1. I’m fine with that~ :3
    I just had a better look at your blog and I like the stuff so I’m adding you regardless~ XD

  2. Hello, this is Chidrack of Boku no Project. We are a hobby blog that specialize in figure photography. I was wondering if I could feature your site on our blog. Allowing us to do so would mean a lot to me. I speak for the entire blog when I say that we admire your work and we like the direction you’ve chosen in regards to your site. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to your response.

    Our site is at http://www.bokunoproject.com/

    Also, just so there’s no misunderstandings and confusion, could I get permission to use some content from your site for the post? Thanks in advance.

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