With the rise of isekai anime over the recent years I knew I wanted to do a Top Ten Tuesday post featuring some of my favorite other worldly ladies. I know some of my favorite anime characters come from isekai anime and I felt like today was the day to show some love to these characters! If you don’t know what the term isekai means I’ll explain it. Isekai is a genre of anime/manga in which the main character travels to another world they are not familiar with. These type of anime/manga typically revolve around fantasy and/or terror but can also sometimes be in reverse. Examples of isekai anime are Overlord, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Konosuba, and No Game No Life just to name a few.

Isekai anime has a pretty big following. Personally, isekai anime aren’t my favorite but I do enjoy them for the most part. The one I enjoy the most is Re:Creators because this is one of the few anime where they isekai aspect happens in reverse. If you have a favorite isekai anime what is it? Drop it in the comments down below! Another isekai anime I’m excited to watch in the future is the upcoming show Ascendance of a Bookworm. This show is premiering fall of this year and it looks super wholesome and cute and I can’t wait to see it.

Alright…enough of my jibber jabbering. We are here for the ladies! Let’s hop right on into this list.

(P.S. sorry if some of these gifs are grainy. They were the only ones I could find. Also…the sizing will be off as well. I hate not being able to find the same size gifs from time to time)


1. Magane from Re:Creators

^My favorite troublemaker 😉


2. Kuro from Restaurant to Another World

^The perfect character doesn’t exis….


3. Theresia from Re:Zero

^My favorite character from Re:Zero is Beatrice but Theresia is my second favorite!


4. Wiz from KonoSuba

^Wiz is my favorite out of the bunch.


5. Rem from How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

^Rem is baby and I love her so much ❤


6. Shalltear from Overlord

^Shalltear is my bisexual lover :3


7. Princess Pina Colada from GATE

^Pina is every fujoshi fan.


8. Arisa from Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

^I wonder if we will ever see more of this show? I loved Arisa so much!


9. Melty from The Rising of the Shield Hero

^I DIE for Melty’s character aesthetic


10. Emi from The Devil is a Part-Timer!

^One anime series that will probably never get a second season


That is going to do it for me this Tuesday! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Labor Day. I got to hang out with my boyfriend and a close friend of mine. Nothing like spending quality time with the people you love. I will see you guys in my next post! Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas. MUAH! XOXO


(Disclaimer: All images and gifs come from searching on the internet. I do not have any right or claim to them)

“Revenge is a dish best served cold.” 

We should all know this phrase by now. You guys also know I have talked about the topic of revenge a few times on the blog. Mainly, back in January when I had a post titled with this exact phrase. If you missed that post for some odd reason or are new to the blog you can check that post out here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2019/01/06/sunday-spotlight-revenge-is-a-dish-best-served-cold/. Just keep in mind if you haven’t seen the anime Banana Fish you might want to skip it because of slight spoilers!

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about our favorite anime characters seeking revenge. In lieu of Vinland Saga coming out for summer season (and it being the best damn anime from summer season) I got to thinking about all the anime characters that are driven by revenge in their respective series. And here we are! Sometimes ideas just randomly pop into my head and I have to write about them right away or they will disappear into oblivion XD

So without further ado let’s…get to some revenge seeking anime characters!


1. Thorfinn from Vinland Saga

^Thorfinn is a WILD fucking beast that can’t be tamed.


2. Shiro from Deadman Wonderland

^Our very own Tsubaki’s pick.


3. Avilio (Angelo) from 91 Days

^Anyone else think Aneglo might be alive still? Just me? Okay.


4. Edmund Dantes from Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

^Twitter follower David Majors pick for today.


5. Gin from Bleach

^Twitter follower Sandra Banks favorite character seeking revenge.


6. Shinichi from Parasyte the Maxim

^Twitter follower Evil_Love13’s favorite revenge seeker. Shinichi does step it up in Parasyte and I have to give him credit.


7. Ryuko from KILL la KILL

^Ryuko was on the hunt to find out who killed her father.


8. Nine and Twelve from Terror in Resonance

^My heart 😭😭😭💔


9. Lucy from Elfen Lied

^You could had a bad bitch…but you killed her dog so she’s gonna kill you instead lololz 😂


10. Ciel from Black Butler

^I would die for Ciel 😍


Who is your favorite anime character seeking revenge? Do you enjoy anime series that revolve around the topic of revenge? Let me know all your thoughts, feelings, and comments down below in the comments section! Thank you for joining me today. I will see you guys tomorrow for the newest edition of What’s Coming Up Wednesday. We are gonna take a look at what is coming up for Fall watch season. Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas. MUAH! XOXO


(Disclaimer: All imagery, photos, and gifs come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.)

Henlo my pandas and welcome to the Top Husbando Battle!

Yes, that’s right. We are having a face off of your favorite Husbando’s from anime nominated by you all over on Twitter. I had such a fun time with the Top Waifu Battle that I thought I would bring it back for another round. The winner of the Top Waifu Battle was none other than Holo from Spice and Wolf!

I was actually surprised that she beat out Rias from High School DXD. Rias is still one of my favorite waifu’s so I was rooting for her. She did win Best Waifu in the Right Stuf Anime competition so I’ll take it! If you are ready to cast your votes in the Top Husbando Battle go ahead and click the link here: https://www.polltab.com/bracket-poll/s7p1al-cH. The first round will be open until midnight on August 6th! Get those votes in peeps! May the best Husbando win!!!

(P.S. We all know it’s Dazai sooooo everyone else doesn’t stand a chance 😛 )


Disclaimer: All imagery, photos, and gifs 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).

So what makes a fun show, or should I say how do you make a fun comedy. Well there are three ways to do it. 

  1. Put normal people in a weird situation
  2. Put crazy people in a normal situation
  3. Put crazy people in a weird situation

Those are ways to make a comedy. I shall provide examples:

Is This a Zombie is a comedy anime that puts the main character who is a guy in a weird situation by making him a zombie magical girl. 

Nichijou has crazy characters that goes thru normal situations and have them blow it out of proportions. 

And Asobi Asobase has strange characters with weird quirks that go through hilarious weird situations that shouldn’t happen in school. 

Today we are talking about Asobi Asobase. Which is a hilarious anime that I have recently watched twice, cus it was pretty fucking good. If you like comedy anime, this is the one for you.

This show is brilliant, from the likeable characters to its running gags. The show centers around three girls, Hanako Honda (voiced by Hina Kino), Olivia (voiced by Rika Nagae), and Kasumi Nomura (voiced by Konomi Kohara). I’m sure you are wondering why I included the voice actresses, I did that to give them a shoutout, because they do a phenomenal job on voicing these characters. Like holy shit it’s amazing. The yelling and shrieks the girls make are amazing and so good. It’s surprising that the voice actresses didn’t lose their voices voicing these characters. The side characters are also lovable and funny. My favorite side character being Tsugami Aozora (voiced by Aoi Yuki).

The show is about these three girls who form the Pastimers club, which is all about doing Japanese pastimes. It’s a bunch small gags that fill up an episode, so don’t expect a lot of plot. But the anime is linear and has substance. Hence funny running gags and some spicy drama bits. The art style is different from most anime, but it’s quite lovely. The facial expressions are hilarious drawn and like I said, the voice acting is on point. The OP is a trick, a soft cute song which is not how the anime is. And the ED is a perfect song that resembles the anime.

I don’t want to spoil any of the gags so sadly I won’t talk about them, but they are fun and hilarious. You will laugh out loud at some of them. To be warned, there are some adult jokes in some of the episodes, so if you are easily offended by sexual jokes, then don’t watch this anime. But then you will be missing a masterpiece. 

I hope you enjoy this series as much as I did. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great day. 

-Tsubaki Kuro

 

Hello ladies and gentleman!

Welcome to the anime edition of Clue! If you don’t know what the game Clue is here is a little background:

Clue (Cluedo outside the U.S.) is a popular murder-mystery board game. It was originally published in Leeds, England in 1949. It was devised by Anthony E. Pratt.

You move around the game board (a mansion), as of one of the game’s six suspects, collecting clues from which to deduce which suspect murdered the game’s perpetual victim: Mr. Boddy (Dr. Black, outside of U.S.), and with which weapon and in what room.”

In this edition you will be doing the same thing as in Clue. Here you will read the initial set up of the murder, each suspects alibi, and at the end of the week you will vote on who you think murdered the victim and where they did it. You will start on my blog, then I will link you to the next suspect (which will be another blogger on WordPress), then they will link you to the next suspect, so on and so forth. There are a total of 6 suspects in this game just like the original Clue. The last person’s alibi will have the poll where you will cast your vote.

When reading the story you will see “I” throughout the course of this game. “I” is you the reader who should be read as the detective. This story is in third person (which is essentially you the reader). I will be posting today, the next person will be posting Monday, the third person will be posting Tuesday, the fourth person will be posting Wednesday, the fifth person will be posting Thursday, and the sixth person will be posting Friday. You will have to come back each day to see what suspect is up for questioning. Then on Friday/Saturday you will have time to vote. So buckle up my pandas. This one is going to be a bumpy ride!


The beginning:

“It was a dark and stormy night. We were all gathered at U.A. Academy for some odd reason. Maybe it was because All Might had called for a meeting amongst colleagues, maybe it was for no good reason at all. Whatever the reason…we were all trying to dry off from the pouring rain that was coming down like cats and dogs. All of us were gathered in All Might’s personal study. Ferid shed his coat already and was seated on the couch drinking a cup of tea Froppy had poured for him. Froppy was courteous enough to take our coats and warm us all up with some freshly brewed black tea. 

I watched as Nora, Kumiko, and Glass brushed water droplets from their hair before turning their attention to Froppy with the tea. Quent was scowling in the corner, unbothered by the wetness that was seeping into his clothes. Frau was being useful by stoking a small burning fire that was dancing in the fireplace. I watched as he threw another log onto the fire and it sparked up tiny embers in return. I couldn’t help but wonder why I was called here as  well? I seemed out of place amongst all these other people. All Might wouldn’t have called me here for no reason, so I took off my damp coat along with my cap and placed it on the coat rack next to the fireplace to let them dry. 

Froppy made her way over to me and offered me a cup of steaming tea. I nodded and gladly accepted the cup generously. I took a sip of the brownish liquid and felt the warmth slide down my throat, warming me up from the inside. I scanned the room once more, my eyes flitting back and forth taking in all the people gathered about. A million questions running through my mind. Froppy had finished her rounds and set the empty tea tray on the side table next to the study doors before making her exit. I strode over to chair next to the couch Ferid was on and took a seat, tea cup still in hand. Nora, Kumiko, and Glass were still huddled amongst themselves making small talk. I couldn’t hear what they were talking about, but it seemed relatively important. 

I watched Ferid take another sip of the tea he was nursing, and Frau was still staring into the fire he was entranced by. Quent still hadn’t moved a muscle from the dark corner he claimed when he first entered the room. Odd if I do say so myself. I balanced my own cup of tea on my knee, anticipating All Might’s entrance. I wondered when he would arrive? It wasn’t like All Might to be late, but it also wasn’t like him to be early either. Soon, I thought. All Might will be here soon. 

Suddenly the lights and the burning fire went out! The teacup fell from my knee and landed on the floor with a clatter. I could see nothing but darkness, but could hear scuffling and other odd commodities about the room. What the hell was going on? I stood up and tried to feel my way around in the darkness. I bumped into the table that was directly in front of my chair when I first sat down but couldn’t grasp anything else. I yelled out, “Is everyone okay? Can anyone find the light switch?” More random noises and grunting. A thump on the floor. I could feel my pulse quicken and the heat rising in my body. I was starting to feel a little panicked. I tried calling out again. “Hello? Is anyone there?” It felt like an eternity had gone by but still no one answered. And that when it happened! Someone cracked me in the back of the skull and I was out like a light.

I woke up sometime later in total darkness. The power must still be out.  I decided I had to try and get the lights back on. I slowly got up, the back of my head throbbing but I tried moving in the direction of the study’s double doors anyways. I recalled seeing a light switch by the door. I shuffled to my left and finally touched a smooth surface. A door perhaps? No, a wall. A slide my hand to the right and found a switch. I flicked the switch up and down but nothing occurred. I tried again. Nothing. I took in a deep breath and tried for a third time. The lights came flickering back on. 

Yes!!!

And then I heard the screams. 

I whipped around to see Nora, Kumiko, and Glass screaming at a pool of blood splayed out on a broken coffee table in the middle of the study’s floor. Quent was in a different corner of the room, both Ferid and Frau were staring at the blood. The girls were holding onto each other, their faces wrung with wrought and worry. I saw that the pool of blood flowed into drag marks across the floor towards the study’s double doors. I decided to follow the bloody trail and now stood in front of the wooden doors. I threw open the doors to find a dead Froppy laid out at my feet. The girls screamed again! How did this happen? Someone in this room must have been involved in this. Who was it? Was it all of them or one of them? I stared at  Froppy’s lifeless eyes. This poor innocent aspiring pro-hero had just been murder….and it was my duty to find out who did it. “


Investigation:

Suspect #1-Glass

“At this point I felt like it was pertinent to question everyone separately. I sent Frau to the school’s cafeteria, Ferid to the library, Nora to the training room, Glass to the principal’s office, Kumiko the dormitories, and Quent hung around the hallway in which the murder took place. I had my suspicions about Quent, but I had to question everyone fair and square. I decided I would start my questioning with Glass in the principal’s office since it was right around the corner from the crime scene. 

I found myself in front of the office doors and gave a light knock before entering. I could make out Glass fiddling around with one of the desk’s drawers, but it seemed to be locked. “What are you doing ?” I asked casually. Glass didn’t seem to realize I was present and jumped with a start. “Nothing!” She exclaimed before taking a step back. “Doesn’t look like nothing.” I said with an inquisitive tone. Glass snorted before she replied, “I said nothing.” She crossed her arms with a vexed expression. I took a step towards her, she took another step back. She was pressed up against the wall now. Nowhere to run  I thought with an amused sense of self. She was like a rat in a cage at this point. This was the perfect time to question her. 

I started with why she was here and where she was when Froppy was murdered, since I was knocked unconscious during the power outage. I had no idea where to start or who to blame, but I had to start somewhere and Glass seemed to be the perfect suspect. 

“If I told you why I was here I would have to kill you detective. Don’t you know a lady never kisses and tells?” She looks at me, eyebrows raised. This woman was trying to play mind games with me, but I wasn’t going to let her. I repeated the question again. Glass let out a long sigh before saying, “Fine. I’m here to find out information on upcoming pro-heros. I need to find one that might be able to help save my world from destruction. I may or may not have been snooping around the teacher’s and All Might’s office for files on the pro-heroes.” I gave her a puzzled look. “I’m from another world you see. I thought maybe I would be able to find files on pro-heros in All Might’s desk, but that stupid thing is locked.” She glared at the desk pointedly. I give her a slight nod of understanding before I ask her if she might have seen or heard anything suspicious.

“If I remember correctly, that vampire…what’s his name again? Ah, yes! Ferid was acting funny. He kept looking around the room with those red eyes of his. He looked like he was thirsty, and not thirsty for just tea if you know what I mean. My guess is he was thirsty for blood.” Speaking of blood, I see a small stain of blood on the corner of Glasse’s kimono. She follows my gaze and notices me staring at the stain. She tucks her left hand behind her back before saying, “Nose bleed.” I make a mental note of the blood stain. I then inquire about Glasse’s weapon. I remember her tucking away an item or two in her kimono in All Might’s main study. “You mean these?” She says pulling out a set of daggers from each of her kimono sleeves.

She whips them open to reveal they are in fact bladed fans. I nodded curtly. “They don’t call me the Fan Hero for no reason,” she says smirking. I don’t see any blood on the bladed fans, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t wash them off before my arrival. I tell her forensics will need to take a look at them for any evidence. She folds them back up and walks over to hand them to me. I walkie for one of the forensics team members to come pick them up for testing.  

“You know he carries that sword around with him everywhere right? I don’t think it’s just for show either. I bet he’s killed more people than he would have you believe Detective. I wouldn’t be surprised if he killed that young girl. He seems like the type that would murder you if you crossed him. Maybe Froppy served him the wrong tea or maybe she just annoyed him. Who knows. Whatever the case, she’s dead now…and someone needs to pay the pied piper.” Glass says with a sneering tone. I also notice that Glasse’s kimono is a little out of place. The shash is a little off and the red string in the middle of her waist looks like it was tied incorrectly. Did these pieces get moved during a scuffle perhaps? Were they tied back together in a hurry? Things were starting to piece together bit by bit. Her alibi didn’t seem to make much sense, but I had other suspects to question first before I could pass any judgement. I told her it wasn’t polite to snoop through other people’s things before heading back towards the door. Before I made my way out Glass said, “Vampires are cold-blooded killers Detective. Remember that blood is worth its weight in gold to them.” I look back over my shoulder and she is standing there arms crossed over her chest once more. She looks annoyed? No, she looks determined. She’s probably sure of herself that she won’t be named the killer. I have to applaud her. She knows how to put on a good show. 

I walk back out into the hallway, shutting the office doors behind me, and hand Glasse’s fans over to the forensics member before making my way over to the library. I was gonna find out who killed Froppy…even if it was the last thing I did.”


Head on over to Mel in Animeland’s blog for the next suspect’s questioning! Click the link here: wp.me/p7V76x-1Le.

Imagine this…lights flashing everywhere, a group of cute girls with frilly colorful dresses step out on stage and they start singing/dancing while pop music blasts throughout the audience. The audience sings along and cheers and some people start dancing the same dance as the girls up on stage. What am I making you imagine in your head? Kpop? NO! This is what Japanese Idol concert looks like.

Japanese idols

Am I talking about Love Live? No, Love Live is on my watchlist, so I can’t write about it yet. I’m talking about real Idols. The real deal. I have been getting into them lately and wanted to talk about them.

Here is a quick history of Idols. 

1970-1980: This is the era of the rise of idols. It got popular because it provided escapism to people during the times of political violence and radical student moments. (During the times of the New Left) 

1980-1990: this was the Golden Age of idol culture. Many idols popped up and disappeared during this time frame. People were really into Idol culture during this time frame. 

1990-2000: This era was the when idol culture started to die down. But it was also the era of child idols. 

2000-Now: This is the warring era. Groups of idols meet in the field with spears and katanas and charge at each other until the last group is alive. I’m joking. They are “fighting for popularity”. 

Idols are so fascinating. The amount of work that goes into being an idol is insane.  They have to work out and stay fit, need to remember long choreographed dances and need to remember song lyrics and to mix singing with dancing which is very tiring and requires a lot of stamina. 

Do I like an idol group? I do, the group is called Necronomidol. I really love them. I’m a huge fanboy. They are an Underground Ultra Dark Idol group. They sing about Lovecraftian themes. They are not too well known but they have a nice sized fan base. They are soooo fucking good.

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Members:

Kaiki, Himar, Rei, Michelle, and Kunogi.

Make sure to check them out and if you like them go support them on Patreon!
Thanks for joining me today. I’ll catch you all next week!

-Tsubaki

Who doesn’t love a good hybrid human or monster guy/gal? I know I do! I was going over the list of monster infused anime last night (mainly after me fawning over Jashin-chan from Dropkick on My Devil) and I got to thinking…I haven’t done a full dedicated Top Ten Tuesday post on hybrid anime characters. Well that is gonna change today my pandas! We are gathered here today for another rousing round of Top Ten Tuesday. I am here to deliver y’all some of my favorite combination characters! Let’s get this party started shall we?!


1. Jashin-chan from Dropkick on My Devil

^Of course I’m gonna kick things off with Jashin-chan! She’s so cute when she’s not trying to kill Yurine 😂


2. Meroune from Monster Musume

^While I also like Miia…Meroune is actually my favorite out of the bunch.


3. Silence Suzuka from Uma Musume Pretty Derby

^My favorite horse girl ❤


4. Hikari from Interview with Monster Girls

^All the girls in this series are totes adorbs but my favorite is Hikari :3


5. Sophie from Ms. Vampire Who Lives in My Neighborhood

^I mean…obviously I love vampire girls.


6. Felix from Re:Zero

^And I love cat boys =^.^=


7. Kuro from Servamp

^Wait a minute! I can have the best of both worlds with Kuro from Servamp! A cat vampire hybrid sounds fine by me 😀


8. Odanna from Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

^Odanna can whisk me away to the spirit world any day 😉


9. Ginji from Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits

^I also have to put Ginji on here because he was the MVP of the series.


10. Kyo from Fruits Basket

^Kyo-kun just wants to be understood and loved.


Of course this list could go on and on..but we don’t have time for that today. I have to leave for work in about an hour and I gotta finish some other things up before I head out. Who is your favorite hybrid human or monster guy/gal? Which shows are your favorites? Let me know in the comments section below! Thank you for joining me this lovely Tuesday after. I hope you have a good day, evening, or night wherever you are in the world. Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas. MUAH! XOXO


Disclaimer: All imagery, photos, and gifs 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).