You know…now that I think about it I haven’t shown any love or appreciation for the youngsters in anime on my blog. WHAT THE HECK HAVE I’VE BEEN DOING?! There are so many great kids in anime and they deserve love too! I was thinking about Tsumugi from Sweetness and Lightning yesterday and I realized that I haven’t done a dedicated Top Ten Tuesday to kids. So here we are folks! A whole TTT dedicated to all the sweet girls in anime (yeeesss….I’ll do a boys post next week). Since April doesn’t have any special themes that I can really work off of I figured a kids post would work in light of Easter being this month.

I mean…who doesn’t get all sentimental and mushy gushy when a cute little girl character comes on screen? Some of these characters make me smile from ear to ear ūüėÄ It’s nice to be taken back to my childhood from time to time. You can even say some of these girls remind me of my niece who will be turning 7 in June! Aaaahhhh! WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?! I remember when she was an itty-bitty baby and I could snuggle her and carry her around with ease. Now she is half of my height already! That’s not saying much since I am only a measly 5 feet 4 inches…booooo XD I definitely got the short end of the stick in the height department.

But enough about my short dog complex…we are here for the cuties. Let’s get this party started!

1. Momo from March Comes in Like a Lion

^I can’t handle all the cuteness that is Momo-chan!!! ‚̧

2. Naru from Barakamon

^Naru makes this series THAT much better lololz

3. Ushio from Clannad: After Story


4. Sana from Alice & Zouroku

^I love me some bratty girls in anime. Mostly because they remind me of myself ūüėČ

5. Hagu from Honey & Clover

^I know…I know…Hagu is a bit older but she is just too damn cute! There’s no way I wasn’t going to put her on today’s list.

6. Chibiusa from Sailor Moon

^Wait…is this technically cheating?

7. Kana from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

^We must protect!

8. Tsumugi from Sweetness & Lightning

^Tsumugi is me on a daily basis.

9. Yui from Sword Art Online

^I want an adorable little fairy helper that I can keep in my pocket all the time.

10. Riko from Made in Abyss

^Riko always has that curious glimmer in her eye.

Today was a sweetness overload! I can’t handle how much I love all of these characters. Who is your favorite little lady in anime? Did she or more than one make today’s list? If you guys have any suggestions for my boys list next week drop them in the comments section below! That is going to do it for me today. I will see you guys in my next post. Stay classy my pandas! XOXO

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No, this post isn’t going to be about My Hero Academia. Yes, this post is going to be about anime characters that are quirky.

Quirky is defined as someone who might have peculiar or unexpected traits. I would also like to associate quirkiness with weird, unique, off-the-wall, unconventional, and out of the ordinary. I would consider myself to be quirky. I think we ALL are quirky in our own ways. I was thinking about Hotaru from Dagashi Kashi¬†last night and I loved her outlandish personality in the series. I knew I had to do a Top Ten Tuesday inspired by her! I mean…why not? Hotaru is bae and we should all worship her like the goddess that she is. *ALL HAIL HOTARU-CHAN*

With that being said, let’s not make this intro super long like I usually do, and let’s get to these quirky ass anime characters! (P.S. gif sizes will be off again because NO ONE CAN BE CONSISTENT WITH THEIR GIF SIZES! XD)

1. Hotaru from Dagashi Kashi

^Of course I’m gonna kick this list off with Hotaru! JUST LOOK AT HER! LOOK AT HER! ūüėõ

2. Chika from Love is War

^The many faces of Chika :3

3. Oberon from The Ancient Magus Bride

^Definitely one of my favorite characters in this series! Plus his character design is perfection ‚̧

4. Artemis from Maria the Virgin Witch

^I mean…Artemis is a Succubus after all. It’s no wonder she’s a bit quirky ūüėČ

5. Felix from Re:Zero

^Quirky and cute =^.^=

6. Belphegor from As Miss Beelzebub Likes

^Bel tries so hard when it comes to Azazel-sama! Totes adorbs.

7. Mako from KILL la KILL

^We all need a best friend like Mako.

8. Dazai from Bungou Stray Dogs

^Silly by day, serious by night.

9. Shiraishi from Golden Kamuy

^They don’t call him the Scat King for no reason.

10. Gold Ship from Uma Musume: Pretty Derby

^Great comedic relief for this series.

Which character stands out the most to you in terms of “quirkiness?” Did any of your favorites make the list? If they didn’t, who are they? Let me know in the comments section below! I love when you guys leave me comments and I get to chat about things with you. Thank you all for joining me today! As I always say your continue patronage means the world to me. Hopefully I’ll get a more analytical post up soon so you guys can read something a little more worthwhile lololololz

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Winter season is finally coming to an end. Most everything I was watching for winter season wrapped up this week. The only three shows I have for leftovers are Dororo, The Rising of the Shield Hero, and Karakuri Circus¬†(which still doesn’t need 32 god damn episodes). Everyone is getting pumped for spring season because we have a lot of returning series. I touched basis on this in my What’s Coming Up Wednesday post and talked about what I’ll be watching for spring season. You can check that post out here if you missed it:

Y’all know how my rating system works for wrap-up post buuuttt if you are new here I will explain the deats. I state what anime I watched, rate it on a scale from 1 to 10, and simply state whether or not I would recommend it to you guys. Most of you know my recommendations have turned into me just being a smug little panda and just stating my general thoughts/opinions about the show. Come on! You guys should know my humor by now. ūüėČ So without further ado…let’s get to rating!

1. Run With the Wind (Leftovers)

Studio: Production I.G.
Source: Novel
Genres: Sports, Comedy
My Rating: 10 out of 10 for all the crying I did at the end.

2. The Promised Neverland

Studio: CloverWorks
Source: Manga
Genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Thriller, Shounen
My Rating: 9.2 out of 10. We all want those kids to survive!

3. Boogiepop

Studio: MadHouse
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Mystery, Horror, Psychological
My Rating: 9 out of 10. My mind is still trying to wrap my head around this anime. Also Boogiepop had the BEST OP this season!

4. Sword Art Online: Alicization (Leftovers)

Studio: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Game, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
My Rating: 9 out of 10 because season two of Alicization is about to be HYPE AF!

5. Dororo

Studio: Tezuka Productions, MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Demons, Supernatural, Shounen
My Rating: 8.8 out of 10. Hyakkimaru is totes a bad ass mofo and I hope he becomes human again.

6. The Rising of the Shield Hero

Studio: Kinema Citrus
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
My Rating: 8.5 out of 10. Best girl this season was DEFINITELY Raphtalia :3

7. Love is War

Studio: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Psychological, Romance, School, Seinen
My Rating: 8.3 out of 10…because who doesn’t love a romance battle between two tsunderes?

8. Kakegurui XX

Studio: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: Game, Mystery, Psychological, Drama, School, Shounen
My Rating: 8 out of 10. Followed the same formula as season 1 but the last half of this season was great! Really enjoyed seeing Yumeko again ūüėÄ

9. My Roommate is a Cat

Studio: Zero-G
Source: Web Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
My Rating: 7.8 out of 10. We all know Haru was the best part of this show =^.^=

10. The Quintessential Quintuplets

Studio: Tezuka Productions
Source: Manga
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10. Nino is still best girl! But I also have a crush on older Raiha now. Maybe I’ll just take her instead?

11. The Morose Mononokean Season 2

Studio: Pierrot Plus
Source: Web Manga
Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10. So happy to see my boys back in action!

12. Domestic Girlfriend

Studio: Diomedea
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Shounen
My Rating: 7.2 out of 10…because I love trash anime ‚̧

13. Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka

Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Magic, Seinen
My Rating: 7 out of 10. Wouldn’t mind seeing more from this series. The kill shots were pretty bad ass!

14. The Price of Smiles

Studio: Tatsunoko Production
Source: Original
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Military, Slice of Life
My Rating: 7 out of 10. Didn’t think this anime was going to keep my attention, but I ended up enjoying it more than I originally thought!

15. Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends (Short)

Studio: CygamesPictures
Source: Game
Genres: Demons, Supernatural, Magic, Fantasy
My Rating: 6.8 out of 10. Grea was totes adorbs! Wish this would have been a full length series so we could have seen more character development of her and Anne.

Whew! I felt like it took me forever to write this post (it’s literally only been like 2 hours lololoz). What did you think of winter season? What shows were your favorite? What shows did you dislike or drop? Let me know in the comments section below! Thank you guys for joining me today. I will catch you all in my next post. Have a great day, afternoon, evening, or night wherever you are in the world! MUAH! XOXO

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Queen Ayano has summoned you all here to choose the very first Anime Prom Prince and Princess! Voting will commence on this day of March 24th in this year of 2019. Let it be known by way of follower nominations that each Prince and Princess was chosen by the people for the people. You have hereby reached the official voting page. Down below you will find links to vote for YOUR favorite Prince and Princess. Voting will be open for one weeks time until the clock strikes midnight! Please choose your selections wisely and carefully as you only get one vote.

Princess Voting:

Prince Voting:

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It’s seasonal anime OVERLOAD! I don’t even know where to begin or which anime announcement I’m most excited about.

Over the last few weeks it seems we have gotten a TON of new anime announcements. Mainly second and third season announcements to be exact. I wanted to do a round up post of what new anime have been announced and which anime series are getting second and even third seasons. That way if you aren’t hanging out on Twitter much (unlike myself XD) you have a general idea of what is going on in the AniTwitter sphere.¬† I will also try to provide some links in case you want to read up on any of these announcements.

First up anime films! We have the new project from Tatsuyuki Nagai and Mari Okada titled Sora no Aosa wo Shiro Hito yo slated to premier on October 11th. Here is a first look visual of the film:IMG_20190323_105258Next up is the film titled The Alchemist Code which is scheduled to premier in Japan on June 14th, 2019. This movie has a new key visual which you can see here:IMG_20190323_105503GKIDS announced the acquistion of “Children of the Sea” which is based on the manga by Daisuke Igarashi. The score will be done by Joe Hisaishi.

And here is the movie trailer for Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara,” which will hit theaters in Japan on June 21st, 2019.

We also know that Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl-Senpai is getting a feature film, Girls & Panzer: Saishuushou Part 2 is schedule to release on June 15th, 2019, a second My Hero Academia movie was announced, Shirobako has a movie on the way, the Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress movie is quickly approaching, and Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul is slated to premier in 2020. Goblin Slayer’s next episode will hit theaters sometime in the future and will be titled Goblin’s Crown. We also have a DanMachi movie being released before the second season was announced just a few days ago. So now let’s move on to second seasons!

I think most everyone is excited for second seasons. I know I am! As I stated right above DanMachi is getting a second season. Other second seasons include Cells at Work, Baki (on Netflix), Hi Score Girl, Miss Kobayashi Dragon Maid, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Persona 5, and what seems like the most highly anticipated second season of Re:Zero! But before the second season was announced just last night, Re:Zero will also be giving us another OVA after Memory Snow. This one will be titled Re:Zero-Hyouketsu no Kizuna (Frozen Bonds). It seems everyone over on Twitter is speculating this OVA will cover Emilia’s past with the inclusion of the ever kawaii Puck-san. I will place both the trailers for the OVA and second season announcement down below so you can watch it for yourselves:

Third season announcements are on a smaller scale compared to everything else. We are getting a third season of Psycho-Pass (which I am HELLA stoked about), My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU is returning for a third season, annnddd I think that’s about it for third seasons…lololoz. If I find anything else I’ll have to come back and edit this part (the same could be said if more anime sequels are announced). While they aren’t part of the third season group I would like to say that A Certain Scientific Accelerator was confirmed for July 2019, a spin-off series of The Ancient Magus Bride is in the works, and Neon Genesis Evangelion will be hitting Netflix on June 21st, 2019.

So many great anime announcement over the last few weeks! AHHHHHH…I can’t handle my excitement!!!

What announcement are you guys most excited for? Are you hoping for any more sequels in the future? If so, which shows do you want to see get a second, third, or even fourth series?! Let me know in the comments section below! ūüėČ

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In lieu of the new season of Bungou Stray Dogs coming out in April I wanted to make a Top Ten Tuesday post pertaining to the supernatural powers used in the show. But first! Y’all need to watch the new teaser trailer for season 3 before we get into this list. You can do so right here:

YAAASSS! MY BODY IS READY. I’ve been so PUMPED for season 3 since last year when it was officially announced. If you didn’t already know Bungou Stray Dogs is one of my all time favorite anime series. I’ve written a few post on the series and have proclaimed my fond love for it over on Twitter like a million times. I would like to conjure up a more analytical post on it sometime in the future. Maybe I’ll work on that soon!

The first episode of season 3 will be out April 12th. That means Bungou gets the Friday slot…which I am totally okay with! I just hope spring season is a little more spread out throughout the week. I felt like winter season was kinda crammed together on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I need time to catch up on my shows dammit! Luckily, Sunday and Monday were pretty slow so I could keep up for the most part.

I want to thank my wonderful pal Alexie for helping me decided on today’s topic. I was thinking of doing this post after seeing the teaser trailer yesterday, but wasn’t 100% certain until Alexie confirmed the idea for me. I guess great minds do think alike! Today’s post will be my favorite powers each character uses in Bungou. I thought about ranking them from 1 to 10, but felt like everyone is unique in their own right…that…and I didn’t think it would be fair. This post will only pertain to the first two seasons and the Dead Apple movie. I have a feeling we will be getting new characters in season 3 and I can’t wait to see if my hunch is correct! I’ll have to update this post after the new season comes out.

Alright! Let’s do this before Dazai asks us to commit double suicide with him and it’s too late XD (P.S. these will be in no particular order and I apologize about the gif sizing being off! I hate when gif sizing isn’t consistent.)

1. Lucy’s “Anne of Abyssal Red”

^Lucy is soooo underrated in this series! Her power is dope af. I’m glad Atsushi was able to get through to her in the end.

2. Koyo’s “Golden Demon”

^I really hope we get to see more of Koyo in season 3. She is a freakin GODDESS! That…and I might have a thing for red/orange haired ladies ūüėČ

3. Fyodor’s “Crime and Punishment”

^Fyodor…literally the master of crime and punishment (i.e. death). He’s cool, calm, and collected…buuuut also arrogant as all hell. Maybe that’s why Dazai nicknamed him the “Demon.”

4. Oda’s “Flawless”

^Oda’s character arc was bittersweet perfection.

5. Yumeno’s “Dogra Magra”

^Is Yumeno creepy or cute or possibly both?

6. Edgar Allen Poe’s “Black Cat in the Rue Morgue”

^Low-key thought Edgar and Dazai were the same person at first (like Dazai was pulling a prank).¬† But Edgar’s little raccoon pal is totes adorbs :3

7. Atsushi’s “Beast Beneath the Moonlight”

^Hopefully Atsushi won’t be so useless in season 3!

8. Akutagawa’s “Rashomon”

^We love a moody and broody boy.

9. Chuuya’s “For the Tainted Sorrow”

^We also love sassy boys who are also classy.

10. Dazai’s “No Longer Human”

^Of course I saved the best for last! Because we all know Dazai is BEST BOY ‚̧

What is your favorite power in the Bungou Stray Dog universe? If you could have any one character as your partner who would it be?¬† Are you excited for season 3?! YOU GUYS ALREADY KNOW I AM. Annnnd we all know what anime is going to be the BEST during spring season…tehehe. That is going to do it for me this Tuesday! I won’t keep you guys much longer. Let’s try to keep this outro short and sweet. Have yourself a good morning, day, evening, or night wherever you are in the world. Until next time my pandas! Ayano is signing off. MUAH!

Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them. If I find any links I will always post them (this usually entails fan art or any other work affiliated with an artist).

Oh daylight savings. We sprung forward on Sunday…well…here in Oregon we did. I know some of you guys don’t experience daylight savings like the U.S. does, but yes…we lost an hour of precious sleepy sleepy time…but we are gaining daylight and that makes me oh so happy! I love when it starts staying lighter until 7, 8, and 9 o’ clock at night. It makes it seem like the days are just a little bit longer. I can’t wait for warmer weather. For some reason winter decided it didn’t want to come until the end of February/early March here in Oregon. Thanks for lying to us stupid groundhog! Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year and claimed we would have an early spring but he’s a liar!

Ahem…moving right along now. We are here to go over what I will be watching for spring season! That’s right my pandas…we have officially made it to the next section of seasonal anime. With winter anime season starting to wrap-up it’s time for us to start looking forward to what is coming up next. This list will not include leftovers from winter season (because I only have The Rising of the Shield Hero, Boogiepop, and Dororo leftover) and continuing series such as One Punch Man, Attack on Titan, Bungou Stray Dogs, and the remake of Fruits Basket. These shows are an automatic give in for spring season. Instead we will be focusing on the new stuff! We gotta give the new series a chance to stand out and shine! So without further ado let’s get into it.

(P.S. you all should know how these post work by now. I will be posting the anime title(s), posting a trailer of said anime, and adding the anime synopsis underneath each one. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!)

1. Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)

Anime synopsis:

The setting is Taisho era Japan. Tanjirou is a kindhearted young boy who lived peacefully with his family as a coal seller. Their normal life changes completely when his family is slaughtered by demons. The only other survivor, Tanjirou’s¬†younger sister Nezuko, has become a ferocious demon. In order to return Nezuko to normal and get revenge on the demon that killed their family, the two of them depart on a journey. From a young talent, an adventure tale of blood and swords begins!”

2. Carole and Tuesday

Anime synopsis:

Fifty years have passed since mankind began migrating to the new frontier: Mars. It’s an age where most culture is produced by AI, and people are content to be passive consumers. There’s a girl. Scrapping a living in the metropolis ofAlba City, she’s working part-time while trying to become a musician. She’s always felt like something is missing. Her name is Carole. There’s a girl. Born to a wealthy family in the provincial town of Herschel City, she dreams of becoming a musician, but nobody around her understands. She feels like the loneliest person in the world. Her name is Tuesday. A chance meeting brings them together. They want to sing. They want to make music. Together, they feel like they just might have a chance. The two of them may only create a tiny wave. But that wave will eventually grow into something larger…”¬†

3. Fairy Gone

Anime synopsis:

A world where fairies possess and reside within animals, granting them special powers. By surgically removing and transplanting the organs of a possessed animal into a human, humans can partially summon the fairy and use it as a weapon.Eventually, such individuals were used for war, and were called “Fairy Soldiers.” After a long war, these soldiers lost their purpose, and had to reintegrate into society. From the government, to the mafia, and even becoming terrorists, each tread their own path. The story begins nine years after the end of the war, and centers on the protagonist Maria. Maria is a fresh recruit of “Dorothea,” an organization dedicated to the investigation and suppression of fairy-related crimes and incidents. Even in peacetime, the government is still unstable after the war. Many criminals still have lingering wounds from the previous conflict, and there are terrorist groups bent on revenge. This is the story of Fairy Soldiers seeking their own justice in a chaotic postwar world.”

4. Kono Oto Tomare!

Anime synopsis:

In the story, Takezou is the last remaining member of the koto club, a club dedicated to the traditional Japanese string instrument. If he doesn’t find new members, the koto club will be terminated. One day, Takezou is alone in the clubroom when a student barges in and demands to join. The student is delinquent Chika Kudou, a guy who even scares delinquent upperclassmen at other schools.”

5. Midnight Occult Civil Servants

Anime synopsis:

The modern fantasy manga centers on Arata Miyako, a new government worker assigned to the Shinjuku Ward Office’s “Nighttime Regional Relations” department. Each of Tokyo’s 23 wards has one such department, which were established to solve¬†paranormal and occult-related events. Arata can understand non-human speech that no one else understands, and he encounters a youkai (supernatural entity) at Shinjuku Gyoen park that calls him Abe no Seimei ‚ÄĒ the name of a historical Japanese occultist and diviner.”¬†

6. Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine

Anime synopsis:

In the game, the player takes the role of an unnamed former little senior league baseball ace who lost his or her baseball career after suffering an unspecified injury. The character moves to his or her grandmother’s hometown and enrolls¬†in the local high school, resolved never to enter the world of baseball again. When the character meets Tsubasa Arihara, he or she is persuaded to be the manager of the school’s baseball team, and to take the team to the high school nationals at Koshien.”¬†

7. Kenja no Mago

Anime synopsis:

A young man is reborn in another world where he is adopted as a baby by the hero Merlin Wolford and named Shin. By his 15th birthday, Shin has accumulated all kinds of power by studying under Merlin, but one thing his adoptive grandfather¬†didn’t give him was a lick of common sense.”¬†

Anime I want to watch but I’m still unsure about:

Shoumetsu Toshi

Anime synopsis:

One day a town is annihilated. Yuki is a young woman who is said to be the only person left alive from the town after the annihilation, and Takuya is a loner and a smuggler. Together, with the letter left by Yuki’s father, they go toward¬†the town, now called Lost, but unexpected obstacles stand in their path. The thoughts of those left behind, secret and mysterious organizations, and hidden conspiracies await Yuki and Takuya as they move closer toward the mystery behind Lost.”¬†

Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu

Anime synopsis:

Hitori Bocchi suffers from extreme social anxiety, she‚Äôs not good at talking to people, takes pretty extreme actions, is surprisingly adept at avoiding people, her legs cramp when she overexerts herself, gets full of herself when alone, will vomit when exposed to extreme tension and often comes up with plans. Now she is entering middle school and her only friend, Yawara Kai, is attending a different school. This leaves Bocchi alone, surrounded by new classmates with whom she must make friends before Kai will talk to her again.”¬†

What anime series are you most excited for this spring season? Any new one’s catch your fancy or are you sticking to the continuing series? I think I’m most excited for (out of the new ones) Demon Slayer, Carole and Tuesday, and Fairy Gone. You know your girl is PUMPED for season 3 of Bungou Stray Dogs. I can’t wait to see my boy Dazai back in action! He makes my heart go “doki doki” ‚̧ That is going to do it for me today! I hope you guys have a wonderful day, afternoon, or evening wherever you are in the world! Much love XOXO ūüėČ

Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them. If I find any links I will always post them (this usually entails fan art or any other work affiliated with an artist).