Hello my pandas and welcome to my 300th blog post! Yes, that’s right. We have made it to 300 published blog post on my site. Some of these post were from back in the day before I switched to anime blogging, but 300 articles have been published on my site and we are going with the flow today 😉

And what better way to celebrate 300 blog post than an Anime Waifu Battle! You heard me. We are having an anime waifu battle off!!! You guys nominated your favorite waifu’s over on Twitter and I have gathered them up to compete head to head. Unfortunately, Poll Tab would only let me punch in 32 nominees so I couldn’t get everyone’s ladies. Please don’t kill me if your lady didn’t make the list! I could only do so much.

If you’re ready to vote for your favorite lady to see if she can make it to the top spot you can do so right here: https://www.polltab.com/bracket-poll/9oGj71snX. Each round isn’t going to be open very long (because I don’t want to drag this out for weeks on end) so you better get to voting NOW! Voting time is limited my pandas! GO GO GO! The whole competition will be closing by the 11th next week.

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Henlo my pandas! Welcome to another exciting Top Ten Tuesday post. Today we will be covering my favorite opening and ending songs from spring anime season *2019 edition.* I usually don’t make these type of post into Top Ten Tuesday blogs, but the opportunity presented itself today so I decided to roll with it! Spring anime season is coming to a close and summer season will be here in FULL force. I’m sad to see spring season go but that’s just the nature of the game. If you missed my post on what I’ll be watching for summer anime season you can check that out here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2019/05/29/whats-coming-up-wednesday-summertime-and-the-livings-easy/

We had some KILLER opening and ending songs for spring. Some of the best so far! You can say a few of these OP’s and ED’s will be getting my vote in our next WordPress Anime Awards. Yes! That is going to happen again this year! We are only half way through the year, but this girl is already preparing for the next installment of the awards. You can never be too prepared! I am hoping to have a voting webpage for you all to vote on instead of doing the normal voting polls like we did last year. We need something a bit more clean and streamlined. I think it will also be easier for the judges to share a link to a webpage rather than a blog post since I know a lot of people don’t use WordPress regularly like us bloggers. We’ll get something worked out 😉

Also! Be sure to keep an eye out at the end of the week for my spring season anime wrap-up. I’ll be getting that written up here shortly. That being said…let’s get to these opening and ending songs shall we!

(P.S. These will be in no particular order. Just my five favorite opening songs and five favorite ending songs)

1. Opening Song “Wonderful Wonder” from Ao-chan Can’t Study!

^Not gonna lie…this is actually my favorite opening this season! It’s so GOD DAMN CATCHY!

2. Opening Song “Setsuna no Ai” from Bungou Stray Dogs Season 3

^Uhhh…can I just rock out to this song like every single day of my life?! It’s soooo effing good!

3. Opening Song “Again” from Fruits Basket


4. Opening Song “Gurenge” from Demon Slayer

^LiSA can do no wrong! And this opening proves that.

5. Opening Song “Kiss Me” from Carole and Tuesday

^I love how everyone instantly fell in love with this OP…myself included ❤

6. Ending Song “Lily” from Bungou Stray Dogs

^The perfect ending song when an episode lands on a cliffhanger.

7. Ending Song “Hold Me Now” from Carole and Tuesday

^Hands down my favorite ending song of the season! This song is such a bop.

8. Ending Song “Atashi ga Tonari ni Iru uchini” from The Rising of the Shield Hero

^The visuals…the song…ahhhh it’s so pure and sweet and I can’t handle it.

9. Ending Song “Lucky Ending” from Fruits Basket

^I just wanna listen to this on a bright sunny day while swaying in the breeze.

10. Ending Song “Name of Love” from Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2

^Really have to give it up to Attack on Titan this year. This ending is BEAUTIFUL.

Honorable Mentions:
Opening Song “Knock on the Core” from Fairy Gone
Opening Song “Faith” from The Rising of the Shield Hero
Opening Song “Dis-communicate” from Midnight Occult Civil Servants

Ending Song “From the Edge” from Demon Slayer
Ending Song “Love is Miracle” from Ao-chan Can’t Study!
Ending Song “Yamiyo” from Dororo

And there you have it peeps! So many great songs for this season. Like…I didn’t think there would be that many. What were your favorite openings from this season? What were your favorite endings? Let me know down in the comments section below! Thank you for joining me today and listening to some kick ass anime tunes. Nothing like listening to some great opening and ending songs to get you through the day. That is going to do it for me this Tuesday afternoon. Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas. MUAH! XOXO

Disclaimer: All imagery, photos, and videos 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).

Hey, hey, hey! Welcome to my second post for PRIDE month. Where my bi-sexual peeps at?! Today we are going to be going over an updated list of bi-sexual characters in anime. I actually did a list like this last year. If you want to check that list out you can do so here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2018/06/26/ttt-top-ten-tuesday-it-aint-no-lie-baby-im-bi-bi-bi/

You guys voted over on Twitter and I am here to provide! I’m just awesome like that 😉 Before we get started with this post I would like to take the time to say something. If you are struggling with your sexual identity (trying to figure out where you belong in the LGBTQAI+ community) and you believe you are bi-sexual I want you to know this: You are VALID, you feelings/emotions are REAL, and you do BELONG in the LGBTQAI+ community. Being bi-sexual and being in a hetro-normal relationship doesn’t make you ANY LESS queer. You are simply YOU whether or not you decide to date a male or female, or both. Just remember being bi-sexual is how YOU view yourself and your sexuality is your OWN. Take control of your identity any which way you like ❤

Now that is out of the way…let’s get to some kick ass bi-sexual anime characters! 😀

1. Shalltear from Overlord

^It’s no wonder Shalltear is my favorite character in Overlord :3

2. Ash from Banana Fish

^Ugh…my heart

3. Revy from Black Lagoon

^One anime series I still haven’t seen.

4. Leeron from Gurren Lagann

^Leeron always cracks me up XD

5. Haruka from Sailor Moon

^We have an OG bi-sexual in da house!

6. Kanji from Persona 4: The Animation

^I really only know the Persona 5 characters. Sorry Kanji 😛

7. Yuri from Yuri on Ice

^A precious cinnamon roll me must protect!

8. Sakura from CardCaptor Sakura

^We LOVE a girl who swings both ways.

9. Clow Reed from CardCaptor Sakura

^I’m just gonna assume that everyone in CardCaptor Sakura is a little bit gay at this point lolololz

10. Haruhi from Ouran Highschool Host Club

^Oh look! Another anime series I haven’t seen yet. Maybe I’ll get to this one after Revolutionary Girl Utena.

And there we are! An updated list of bi-sexual characters in anime. Did your favorite bi character make today’s list? If not, who is your favorite bi character in anime? Let me know all your thoughts, opinions and comments down below. Thank you for joining me today. I will catch you all in my next post. Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas. MUAH! XOXO

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).

Happy PRIDE month my pandas! We have made it to June once again and you know what that means right? RAINBOWS FOR DAAAAYYYYSSSS.

Well…until the end of the month that is!

I want to say before we get started with this post that I feel like this topic has been done a multitude of times before. This is merely my interpretation of how I feel about LGBTQAI+ representation in anime. A lot of the Yaoi/Yuri shows I enjoy have negative connotations within them, and I love them on their own terms, but I DO NOT condone any of the thematics within these shows in the real world. This usually entails mental/sexual abuse, very large age differences/gaps, stereotypes, or using being “gay” as a joke because the person is unsure about their sexuality/might be confused. As a person who is bi-sexual myself, this post is mainly to have an open and honest discussion about the good representation in anime and the bad representation.

Whew! Now that the disclaimer is out of the way let’s get to chatting!

LGBTQAI+ representation in anime/manga is utterly important and something we need to see more of in the industry. Sure, we have some great queer anime out there already but that isn’t enough. I want people to know that hetero-normative relationships aren’t the only relationships that matter. Representation matters. Queer people/relationships matter. You and your sexuality, whatever it may be, matters.

I think that’s why many people have pushed the idea of having more queer representation in anime/manga over the last few years. Sexuality is a vast spectrum that isn’t limited to just being straight or gay. What about representation for people who are asexual, pansexual, or people who don’t claim any sexuality at all? At the moment I cannot name one anime that has a character who is asexual or pansexual. I am sure there are anime out there that do have these type of characters, but for me personally, I can’t think of one right now.

Many of us struggle with our sexuality at a young age. Some really early on, while others start to identify more so in their teen years to early twenties. I think I realized I started liking both sexes when I was about 7, but I had no idea what that meant. Hell…I didn’t come out till just a few years ago, but deep down I always had this feeling I liked both guys and girls. I just didn’t want to admit it to myself. This is why I believe queer representation in anime/manga matters. Scratch that! Why it should matter in ALL forms of media.

We learn by doing, seeing, feeling, hearing. That is just human nature in itself. Yes, anime/manga can have a deep impact/impression on a person’s facade/how they develop as a person, but it is also that person’s job to decipher wrong from right. This mainly applies to queer anime/manga that has poor representation of gay characters.  Some anime/manga with controversial queer representation are Dakaichi (I’m being harassed by the sexiest man of the year), Netsuzou Trap, Citrus, Scum’s Wish, Super Lovers and Junjo Romantica. There are a few more, but we would be here all day if I decided to talk about them all. I picked these specific ones because many of the feature elements like sexual assault/abuse, gas-lighting, poor portrayal of female on female/male on male relationships, age gaps (where the relationship feels/is forced), and other bad relationship habits. I feel like for the most part you can watch these shows/read the manga and appreciate the content, but you have to realize these types of relationships are over exaggerated for cause and effect. THESE ARE NOT HEALTHY, STABLE RELATIONSHIPS AND SHOULD NEVER BE PRESENTED AS SUCH (in terms of adapting personal attributes/habits to reflect onto your own relationship(s) with others).

But no all queer representation in anime/manga is bad! We have some great series out there that do get the “gay” thing right. Some of these include Bloom into You, Sailor Moon, Yuri on Ice, Banana Fish, Doukyuusei, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Wandering Son, Miss Kobayahi’s Dragon Maid, Sweet Blue Flowers and My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness. Many of us want positive representation of queer characters because we want author’s/creator’s to go beyond normal “gay” tropes. We also want them to stop using people’s sexuality as a tool for sating their gay or lesbian fantasies. I actually touched base on the more “sexualized” side of yaoi/yuri anime/manga back in 2017. You can read that article here if you like (it also has information on the terms yaoi/yuri): https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2017/08/13/senpai-satur-eh-sunday-oops-time-to-be-gay-for-a-day-just-kidding-im-gay-all-the-time-and-you-might-be-too-if-you-like-yaoiyuri/.

Another great point for queer representation being important in anime/manga is to normalize the idea that being gay is okay. We will never get past it if people don’t understand or see these type of people as individuals. It’s uber important to teach adults and kids to see queer relationships not as jokes, but as natural. Queer representation in anime/manga is already treated a little differently as is, now it’s time to normalize it in all aspects. There was a great article on Pride’s website titled, “We Need to Talk About the Way Queerness is Portrayed in Anime” that I think you all should read.  You can do so here: https://www.pride.com/geek/2018/3/09/we-need-talk-about-way-queerness-portrayed-anime.

As the article states above, “deciding whether or not anime characters are queer is up to how the viewer defines queerness.” That is 100% correct my friends. My definition of queer isn’t going to be the same as Jane Doe’s or anyone else’s for that matter. You are the one who gets to decided what anime/manga represents your ideals and beliefs. That’s the wonderful thing about free will. You are allowed to pick and choose as you please, without anyone else telling you what you should or should not do. My level of gayness isn’t going to be seen as the same level of your gayness, and my idea of queer representation isn’t going to be the same as yours. This is all left up to the consumer to decide what they believe to be “gay enough.” But the choice is yours and yours alone! What type/level of queer representation you decide to watch/read is where you feel most comfortable.

I want to end this post on a positive note. Consume material you feel represents the best possible version of yourself. Even if that show/manga has opposing views to your own, use it as a learning experience. Treat everything you read/view as a tool for creating a better version of yourself. Learn from the mistakes within a series to your advantage. No one is perfect, nor will they ever be perfect. Many of these series, whether good or bad, will never be a hundred percent correct. Simple enjoy the material for what it’s worth. Remember to always do what makes YOU happy, not anyone else.

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).

I mean…don’t we all wanna do bad things for fun? I know I did my fair share of bad things when I was younger. As Aly & AJ’s new song “Church” (which everyone should stop and go listen to RIGHT MEOW) implies “I do bad things for the sake of good times.” If that isn’t every teenagers mantra growing up then I don’t know what else is! Sometimes you just gotta break the rules and have some fun now and again…but don’t do anything illegal my pandas! Nope. This is not that type of site. We are here to promote good, whole-sum fun 😀

And in the spirit of whole-sum fun…today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about anime girl’s who like to stir the pot, have some fun, while maybe also killing some people along the way in order to do so. YUP! GOOD WHOLE-SUM F.U.N!

Ahhh…good ol’ Spongebob coming through in the clutch. Also the FUN song is catchy af and gets stuck in my head all the time. Anyone else have this problem? Just me? Okay. Let’s stop with the chitchat and get to some ladies! Cause I know y’all didn’t come here for me to talk about Spongebob or how F is for friends who do stuff together. U is for You and Me. N is for anywhere and anytime at all down here in the deep blue sea! You can thank me later 😉

1. Akane from SSSS.Gridman

^I really didn’t connect with Akane until later in the season. After SSSS.Gridman was over I was like, “Akane is THAT BITCH.” Now I adore her ❤

2. Magane from Re:Creators

^Is this really a surprise to anyone anymore? Y’all know how much I love Magane…but she really does have the perfect personality for this list.

3. Banba from Riddle Story of Devil

^Banba is always looking for a good time.

4. Shiro from Deadman Wonderland

^Does Shiro get to have twice the fun since she has twice the personalities? 🤔

5. Kirari from Kakegurui

^We love a hands on Prez who has an obsession with gambling & maaaybe Yumeko XD

6. Aligura from Blood Blockade Battlefront

^Can’t forget about Aligura and her off-the-wall personality!

7. Krul from Seraph of the End

^Cute and sassy and would have no problem kicking my ass if it came down to it.

8. Eto from Tokyo Ghoul

^Mother Monster.

9. Nona from Death Parade

^Nona needs more love. So does Death Parade as a series in general!

10. Jessie from Pokemon

^One of the OG bad girls.

That is going to do it for me today my pandas! Thank you for joining me once again this lovely Tuesday afternoon (well…it’s still afternoon where I live). I hope you guys enjoyed today’s list cause I sure as hell did! What other Top Ten Tuesday list would you like to see me create? I am always open to new ideas from all of you. If you have any good ideas drop them down in the comments section below! Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas. MUAH! XOXO

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).

Well…well…well. I think I should start this post with a bunch of “wells.” Hello my pandas! It’s been awhile. Hello, how are you all? If you hadn’t already noticed I have taken some time off from blogging. I guess you could call this an impromptu personal hiatus. I announced over on my Twitter account that I would be taking some time off due to my personal life being a bit more busier than usual. But today I wanted to get something out! So here we are…typing…and creating…and just getting out some feelings/thoughts/ideas.

I am currently in my last week at my current job. Last week I decided to put my two week notice in. I have come to the conclusion, that while I like my job well enough, it isn’t going to work out in the long run for me. My mental health and well-being aren’t worth being treated poorly for a paycheck. I am going to be taking some time off for the time being so hopefully I can get some content out for you guys! You deserve some content (and not a lazy writer who can’t keep a legitimate blogging schedule XD). Luckily, my school has sent me some extra money and I’ll be fine taking a month off. It will be nice to have a little recoup before getting a full-time job again.

That’s really all I have for you guys in terms of a life update. Doesn’t seem like much but this job was taking a lot out of me emotionally. Hence why I haven’t blogged in a bit. I am going to start looking into eat healthy again and exercising more. I feel like a blob most days and know I need step up my game in terms of nutrition/taking better care of myself. REMINDER: SELF CARE IS IMPORTANT! Take care of yourselves guys! No job, significant other, social statues, amount of followers if worth YOUR HEALTH. Please please don’t ever forget that ❤

Alright…now we can get to the good stuff! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday post is all about well written characters in anime. This list will consist of MY personal favorite characters in anime that I think are well developed and pretty perfect in terms of complexity. I was thinking about getting this out last week…but alas…obviously that didn’t happen 😛 I AM COMING THROUGH TODAY! I’m proud of myself this week. *Gives self a pat on the back* Let’s do this my pandas!

1. Tanya from Saga of Tanya the Evil

^The epitome of what it means to be an antagonist in a story.

2. Ogata from Golden Kamuy

^Just go watch Ogata’s backstory in Golden Kamuy and then we can talk.

3. Shogo from Psycho Pass

^My favorite villain in anime…and no…you can’t change my mind.

4. Satou’s Aunt from Happy Sugar Life

^I actually wrote a whole blog post on why I love Satou’s Aunt so much. You can check that out here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2018/09/15/happy-sugar-life-the-masterful-art-of-mental-manipulation/

5. Yakumo from Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

^One day I am going to write a dedicated post on this series and it’s going to be beautiful.

6. Black from Kekkai Sensen

^We LIVE for a characters that share their body with the King of Despair.

7. Isabella from The Promised Neverland

^Mom of the Year

8. Oda from Bungou Stray Dogs

^Yes, Dazai is my favorite…but Oda…Oda is the real MVP of this series.

9. Phosphophyllite from Land of the Lustrous

^I really hope we get a season 2 of Land of the Lustrous so you guys can see what type of gem Phos morphs into. Volume 8 of the manga was INCREDIBLE.

10. Magane from Re:Creators

^I STILL can’t get over Magane as a character. She deserves so much recognition! I also wrote a blog post about her a little while back. You can check that out here if you like: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2018/05/06/sunday-spotlight-is-a-lie-within-a-lie-a-truth-or-a-lie/

And there you have it my pandas! A blog post after many days of me not blogging. I am sure you all understand where I am coming from. Like I said…now that I have some time up coming off I am going to try and create some content for you all. Thank you guys for your continued love and support. This site wouldn’t be where it is today without all of you. I hope you guys will be patient with me in the following weeks to come. Thanks for stopping by and I will see you guys in my next post. MUAH! XOXO

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).

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 😀 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 😉

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

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).