Yeah…you all saw what I did there 😉

I love coming up with good blog titles almost as much as I love doing fellow anime blogger interviews! Today’s Sunday Spotlight is an interview with the coveted Animated Andy. He went to Anime Expo a short while ago and I came up with the bright idea to interview him and his experience attending. So here we are my pandas!

If you are not following Andy on social media you can do so right here: Andy’s website is animatedandy.com and his Twitter handle is Animated_Andy. Make sure to hit like on this post and hit that follow button on both my blog and Andy’s blog if you aren’t already following us! 😀

Let’s get down to business peeps!


1. What was it like deciding on going to AX? Was it a sure decision or did you decide to go last minute?

Andy: I decided to go last minute but I honestly wish I had made the decision sooner because there was so much planning that went into it. Once I got there I realized it should have been a no-brainer to go.

2. What was the main reason you wanted to attend AX?

Andy: Anime has been apart of my life since I was a child and continues to play a prominent role in my daily proceedings. However, I never really interacted with the community outside of a few friends from school until this year. Now that I’ve gotten in touch with the anime writer community going to one of the meccas of anime conventions just seemed like the next logical step.

3. Best and worst part of AX this year?

Andy: The best part by far were the people. Sure, there was a ton of entertainment like Artist Alley, the panels, the exhibit halls, the AMV film rooms, etc. but what I took away from the whole experience was how much genuine enjoyment everyone seemed to be having. No one was rude, impatient or obnoxious even though tens of thousands of bodies were in a compact space. Everyone looked like they were having fun and were super enthusiastic about something they loved. The worst part? I suppose the security guards were a bit pushy, but you must be if you’re going to facilitate that much foot traffic. I honestly didn’t mind the crowds so much.

4. If you could change one thing about your trip what would it be?

Andy: I wish I had planned way more in advance. The program is overwhelming, and I underestimated how much ground there was to cover getting from one area to the next plus how early special events would fill up. I also wish I had gone all four days, but my schedule made that unlikely.

5. Do you think AX is outgrowing its venue?

Andy: I think the venue will need an upgrade soon or the convention will have to be relocated. As the industry continues to grow and more people are attracted to this cultural set piece, the organizers will have to make some careful decisions moving forward on how to maintain the spirit of this event while simultaneously expanding it.

6. Did you meet up with anyone from online in real life?

Andy: I didn’t meet any friends from online, but I did have a photo opportunity with some prominent anime YouTubers including Garnt (Gigguk) and Syd (Sydsnap). Both of them are incredibly sweet people. Telling Gigguk to his face that Bakemonogatari will always and forever be better than Nisemonogatari and then have his vehemently debate me on the topic is a highlight in my career as a critic (I have strange priorities…just go with it).

7. Favorite item purchased from AX this year?

Andy: I’ll admit this is the hardest question on the list. I’ll have to give a cop-out answer and say all the posters I bought at Artist Alley. I can’t possibly choose between one of them because they’re all equally adorable/incredible caricatures of some of my favorite characters. Some of the series I bought for included Fruits Basket, Ouran Host High School Club, Sailor Moon and Doki Doki Literature Club.

8. What was your favorite cosplay that you saw?

Andy: Also a tough question because DAMN do people go all-out with their designs at this convention. I’ll go with two of them (or three in this case). One was a couple dressed up as Kiki and Tomo from Kiki’s Delivery Service and were just too precious. The most meme-worthy was a person dressed up as the shopping list/ghost from Spongebob Squarepants.

9. What was your general experience of AX overall?

Andy: I had an unbelievable time. I couldn’t believe how well organized and generally positive this whole weekend was. Like I mentioned before, people were polite and courteous, but also were there to make some incredible memories. I had a huge goofy grin my face the whole time just from being there. I genuinely love seeing other people enjoy something niche, yet resonates with so many. I enjoy seeing this community grow and I hope this event continues to foster this energy for years to come.

10. Lastly…will you be attending AX next year?

Andy: If I’m still living in Southern California, absolutely. This is not a convention worth missing and I hope to go for all of it next year, meet more people, and hopefully actually get to cosplay this time around.


And there you have it folks! A big THANK YOU to Andy for letting me interview you. I always enjoy giving some of the spotlight to my fellow anime peeps. Also Andy was an angel and bought me stuff from AX this year. Looks like I will be getting my goodies in the mail sometime this week. I can’t wait! Again…I can’t thank Andy enough for being an awesome anime friend. You seriously are the best!!! Thank you guys for joining me today. I will catch you all in my next post. Remember to always stay cuddly and kawaii 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).

Hello my beautiful pandas!

Summer season is in full swing and the weather has been heating up. For today’s Top Ten Tuesday I am bringing you guys another follower based post. That’s right! This post is going to be chalk full of YOUR summer time anime recommendations. You can think of this as, “what anime makes you think of summer?” listI actually did one of these list back in 2017, but I think it’s time for a little update. If you want to check out my personal summertime recommendations from then you can do so here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2017/06/03/anime-seriesmovies-that-remind-us-its-almost-summertime/.

Speaking of summer…this years summer anime season has kicked off with a BANG! I am definitely more intrigued with this years summer season than last years. I thought last years season was okay, but got kinda bored half way through the watching period. I don’t think I’ll have any trouble like that this year! Current favorites (so far) include To the Abandoned Sacred Beast, Fire Force, Dr. Stone, O Maidens in Your Savage Season, and Vinland Saga. Still waiting on a few other shows to kick off but these are my top choices currently. And can I say that Vinland Saga having Survive Said The Prophet doing the opening song and Aimer doing the ending song is FREAKING AMAZING?! WHAT A POWERHOUSE OP AND ED FOR A SERIES. I don’t know if anything else will top those two this season. I do also like the opening song for To the Abandoned Sacred Beast as well. What is everyone enjoying thus far? Any stand out shows for you personally?  Let me know in the comments down below.

Alright…enough chit chat! Let’s get to these summertime anime recs.


1. Harukana Receives

^As recommended by Lynn from The Earth Lynn.


2. Squid Girl

^As recommended by Nerdy Ginger Girl.


3. Tsuritama

^As recommended by Thorkell from oppaiofsteel.


4. Grand Blue

^As recommended by Neko-chan from Nekochan211.


5. Waiting in the Summer

^As recommended by Infinite Zenith.


6. Free!

^As recommended by our very own Alexie the Great.


7. Keijo!

^As recommended by our very own Tsubaki.


8. A Lull in the Sea

^My own personal favorite summertime choice ❤


9. Sakurada Reset

^A new recommendation from me!


10. Dagashi Kashi

^A new summertime rec as recommended by me!


Honorable Mentions:
Glasslip
Fairy Tail
Barakamon
Summer Wars
My Hero Academia
Hotarubi no Mori e


That is going to do it for me this lovely Tuesday afternoon! What is your favorite summer time anime? What anime makes you think of summer? Let me know all your thoughts, opinions, and comments down below. Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas. I’ll catch you all in my next post. 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).

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.


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).

We are gonna just jump right into this post! I don’t have a lot of time before work and I need to get this to you guys ASAP. I mean…I put it off for long enough. You all know how my rating system works for wrap-up post. If you don’t you can always check out last seasons rating post here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2019/03/30/winter-anime-wrap-up-dear-winter-im-breaking-up-with-you-its-time-for-me-to-start-seeing-spring-season/. It’s pretty easy peasy lemon squeezy. 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. These post are mainly for people who don’t watch seasonal anime. That way many of you can pick and choose which shows you would like to watch next or put off for what seems like an eternity until you have time to watch it XD

Let’s get to it my pandas!


1. Bungou Stray Dogs Season 3

Studio: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Mystery, Super Power, Supernatural, Seinen
My Rating: 10 out of 10 for sure! This season was so much for to watch.


2. Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2

Studio: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Military, Mystery, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10. This second part definitely bumped AOT higher up on my ranking list.


3. Demon Slayer

Studio: Ufotable
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Demons, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10. My favorite out of all the new stuff that came out for spring season.


4. Fruits Basket *2019 Edition*

Studio: TMS Entertainment
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
My Rating: 9 out of 10 for all the feels and nostalgia.


5. Carole and Tuesday

Studio: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-Fi, Music, Drama, Romance
My Rating: 8.9 out of 10. The music, the animation, the characters…it’s all be super fun to watch Carole and Tuesday grow ❤


6. The Rising of the Shield Hero (Leftovers)

Studio: Kinema Citrus
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
My Rating: 8.8 out of 10. Ready for season 2 already! A beautiful ending for a harrowing journey. *bumped up from last seasons wrap-up*


7. Dororo (Leftovers)

Studio: MAPPA, Tezuka Productions
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Demons, Supernatural, Samurai, Shounen
My Rating: 8.8 out of 10. So glad Hyakkimaru got everything back and Dororo grew up into a gorgeous lady just like her mama :3


8. Ao-chan Can’t Study!

Studio: Silver Link
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, Shounen
My Rating: 8.5 out of 10. This was a super cute and super fun short to watch!


9. One Punch Man Season 2

Studio: J.C. Staff
Source: Web Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Parody, Super Power, Supernatural, Seinen
My Rating: 8 out of 10. Felt like this season was dragging a bit in the story-line department. Spot on with the comedy though! Same old Saitama 😛


10. Midnight Occult Civil Servants

Studio: LIDENFILMS
Source: Manga
Genres: Mystery, Demons, Supernatural, Fantasy, Shoujo
My Rating: 7.9 out of 10. Really enjoyed this anime more than I thought I would!


11. Wise Man’s Grandchild

Studio: Silver Link
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Comedy, Magic, Romance, Fantasy
My Rating: 7.8 out of 10. Cliche from time to time but still worth the watch. The comedy was pretty good too.


On Hold

Fairy Gone

Dropped

AfterLost
Cinderella Nine
Kono Oto Tomare! (Sounds of Life)


And there you have it my pandas! My wrap-up for spring anime season has finally been posted. Whew! That is a wright off my shoulders. What anime was your favorite from spring season? What was your least favorite? Did you drop any anime or put any on hold? Let me know down in the comments section below! That is going to do it for me today. I will catch you guys in my next post! 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).

Yes! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about YOU. You (as in my followers) who suggested your favorite cute anime series over on Twitter. I asked and you guys delivered! I did my own personal version on this topic awhile back. It was all about cute anime girls in series (in which you should watch all of the shows from which these cute girls come from because they are totes adorbs). You can check that out here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2019/04/09/ttt-top-ten-tuesday-cute-girls-make-the-world-go-around/. But I wanted to make a list of all of your suggestions today! Remember if you aren’t following me over on Twitter you can do so here: @paperpandabears. So without further ado let’s get into some cute anime series!


1. K-On!


^As suggested by Nora from Ano_Nora.


2. My Love Story

^As suggested by Scott from Mech Anime Review.


3. How to Keep a Mummy

^As suggested by Irina from idrinkandwatchani.


4. Comic Girls

^As suggested by Crow from CrowsAnimeWorld.


5. Nisekoi

^As suggested by Makhail from sideofmakhail.


6. New Game

^As suggested by Ramondo from ramondonascime4.


7. As Miss Beelzebub Likes

^As suggested by Josie from itsaanimething, myotakuanime, and GalvanicTeam.


8. Fruits Basket

^As suggested by Kam from starlithearts.


9. Is the Order a Rabbit?

^As suggested by Sam from NerdyPerspectiv.


10. Tanaka-kun is Always Listless

^As suggested by Leth from Lethargic Ramblings.


Other shows mentioned:
Endro
Pokemon
Gochiusa
Yuru Yuri
Love Live!
Higurashi
Barakamon
Yuri on Ice!!!
Made in Abyss
CardCaptor Sakura
Sweetness and Lighting
Hanamaru Kindergarden
Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Ouran Highschool Host Club
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions


That is gonna do it for me today my pandas! What are some of your other favorite “cute” anime? Did your favorite(s) make the list today? Let me know all your thoughts, opinions, and other randomness down in the comments section below. Thank you for joining me today. I put off writing my spring anime wrap-up last week, but it WILL be up this week. I can promise you that much! Until next time…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).

The GREAT KAWAII PAPER PANDAS was born!

That’s right my pandas! The ever kick ass Alexie the Great is now apart of the KawaiiPaperPandas team. Alexie has decided to join me on this ever growing blogging adventure and I couldn’t be MORE excited to have him on this journey. Alexie will be creating content for this site. He will mainly be here on Monday’s and every other Tuesday. I will be rotating Tuesday’s with him since I enjoy creating Top Ten Tuesday post for you all. He is more than welcome to create any other content throughout the rest of the week as well. Whatever works for his own personal schedule. I like Sunday’s and Tuesday’s, but I will also be here whenever I feel like writing a post or two or three. Ahhhh…who am I kidding? I’ll be writing whenever I don’t feel like a total lazy ass 😉

I am beyond THRILLED to have another content creator on this site. I think it will be a lot of fun bringing two awesome personalities into one site. Sometimes more is more! I hope you guys are just as excited as we are. I know some of you guys already follow Alexie on Twitter, but if you aren’t his account is here: https://twitter.com/A_PRANGE1?lang=en. Make sure to give him a follow and show your support! All of us content creators need to stick together ❤

That being said I hope you all welcome Alexie to the team. He will be making his first initial post on July 1st. Thank you guys so much for your continued support and being apart of the #pandagang. Let’s keep learning and growing together so weebs can take over the world some day! 😉

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

^WHO THE HELL IS CUTTING ONIONS IN HERE?!


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).