Hey guys,just want to ask really,been bothering my thoughts for a while. How does "loli" differ from "moe" actually?or are they the same?What does loli specifically have that makes it exactly different or at least comparable to "moe"?I have my answers,but i really can't bring it to words really.It's just hard. So i'll just ask you guys instead. Thanks in advance. :P
loli by its very definition is a prepubescent girl, while a shota is the male counterpart. as for moe...well I can safely say that one of its definitions is cute, but its not exclusive to lolis so they aren't one and the same.
Or for a common Shounen example that everyone hates:
Rukia is more loli than Orihime. But Orihime is more moe than Rukia.
Moe is actually more rooted in Bishoujo than loli. And the average "Bishoujo" type tends to be quite the opposite of the loli type. They're nothing more than two types that happened to rise the same current together.