Wait…it’s March already?

I swear it was February just yesterday! I guess it doesn’t help that February is only 28 days long. Welp…it is indeed the month of March my pandas. Man! Now I feel bad considering I didn’t write that much content last month. I guess my personal life is starting to creep into my blogging life. As I stated in a few of my previous blogs I am cutting back on pushing out content. I have a full time job, I’m working on finishing my Bachelor’s degree, and also trying to balance my personal life all at once. It gets pretty hectic sometimes! I’m sure all of you guys can relate in some form or another. But I am here! I’m mainly over on Twitter these days, chatting it up with you all, and trying to come up with new ideas to jot down and present to you guys (when I get around to it XD).

If you didn’t know March is Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8. In the United States, Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. (You guys can thank Wikipedia for the brief history lesson) 😛

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday will pay homage to strong, kick ass women in anime. We gotta show some love and celebrate all the killer female leads that have graced our presence over the last decade or so…because anime wouldn’t be the same without them. Buckle up kiddos! It’s about to be a bumpy ride.

1. Mauve from ACCA

^Beauty, brains, and a master manipulator. Mauve is one lady who doesn’t mess around.

2. Koko from Jormungand

^Koko might act like a goofball a lot of the time but we all know deep down she’ll kill you without hesitation.

3. Irisdina from Schwarzesmarken

^We love an exemplary leader willing to lay her life on the line for her team.

4. Rory from GATE

^I mean…Rory is literally the Goddess of darkness, war, violence and death.

5. Ozen from Made in Abyss

^Ozen is the definition of sheer power and terror.

6. Altair from Re:Creators

^Just a girl simply seeking revenge for her creator.

7. Crusch from Re:Zero

 ^A lady destined to stand above all others.

8. Eto from Tokyo Ghoul

^My Queen of Queens.

9. Mumei from Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

^You mess with the Mumei you get the horns.

10. Saya from Blood C

^Saya kills her own kind…if that doesn’t sound like a crazy badass then I don’t know what is.

Who are some of your favorite tough/strong-willed ladies? Did any of them make my list today? I wanted to feature some women you don’t see in the spotlight too often. It’s nice to have a mix of characters when I write these list. I also hate seeing the same characters talked about over and over again. I try to shake things up when I can! Thank you guys for joining me this Tuesday! Your continued patronage means the world to me ❤ I will catch you all in my next post. Until then have a good morning, day, or evening wherever you are! 😀

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).

Come one, come all to the first ever WordPress Anime Awards! 

We’ve got lions and tigers and heroic boys, oh my! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages we have a vast array of voting categories for you to be entertained by. Come join us as we aim to please you from start to finish. Listen to the melodic anime opening and ending songs from 2018, laugh at the funniest moments this year had to offer, be thrilled by the perilous anime films that made their debut amongst the people, marvel at all the great characters that made you smile or cry while watching their journey…Only at the 2018 WordPress Anime Awards!

All of these acts were carefully chosen by a wondrous group of performers. These performers include Cactus Matt, Derek Lyons, Marthaurion, Raistlin, Matt Doyle, Jon Spencer, Karandi, Star & Luna, BiblioNyan, Lethargic Ramblings, Ano Nora, Ty-chama, Mech Anime Reviews, itsaanimething, and me. We trained long and hard to bring you the best possible performance. After extensive practice and sharpening our skills we came up with 20 different acts for you to choose from. Each act brings a collection of diversity and a mixture of each performer’s personality. Some of the acts will vary in length and options. You as the audience might see a small number next to one of the options presented to you. This number indicates that choice was picked by our performer’s multiple times. An example of what this might look like is as follows: Attack on Titan Season 3 (*4). Hence why our acts will have more or less options for you to choose from. If you are not 100% completely satisfied with any of the performer’s choices in a particular act feel free to write in your own solution to meet your satisfactory needs.

But alas! Don’t let these deviating acts fool you. Each one was handcrafted to perfection in hopes of bringing you a multitude of options to choose from. You can never have enough options. Take careful consideration in choosing which act you believe is the best and greatest. You only get one vote per act. Choose wisely ladies and gents! Please sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

Act I:
Best Girl

Act II:
Best Boy

Act III:
Best Manga/Light Novel

Act IV:
Breakout Anime of the Year

(*Breakout Anime of the Year means what anime series surprised you the most/turned out differently from what you expected)

Act V:
Best Opening Song

Act VI:
Best Ending Song

Act VII:
Best Character Design

Best Fight

Act IX:
Best WTF?! Moment

(*Each nomination has a corresponding screen-cap below beginning with number 1 on the left and ending with number 11 at the bottom)


Act X:
Best Supporting Character

Act XI:
Best Ship

Act XII:
Most Likely to Cosplay

Best Animation

Act XIV:
Best Hero

Act XV:
Best Villain

Act XVI:
Best Continuing Series

Funniest Scene

(*Each nomination has a corresponding screen-cap below beginning with number 1 on the left and ending with number 11 at the bottom)


Best Film

Act XIX:
Most Disappointing Anime

Act XX:
Anime of the Year

Thank you all for attending our show! It gives us such happiness that we could bring you all of these stupendous acts. We hope that you were thrilled, entertained, and awed by all of our performer’s choices! Don’t forget to share our show with all of your family and friends. This circus will disappear at the stroke of Midnight on December 31st, 2018. So hurry in before the magic vanishes!

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).

We’ve made it to the end guys! Well…to my favorite anime ending songs for 2018. I guess you could also consider this the end of the year since it is December. Close enough am I right?! 😉 Last week I posted my favorite anime opening songs for 2018. If you somehow missed that post I will link it here for you to read: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2018/12/04/ttt-top-ten-tuesday-a-year-in-review-my-favorite-opening-anime-songs-from-2018/. This post is going to follow the same format as my previous one. These songs will be in no particular order and the honorable mentions list will be large once again due to the fact that we are covering the entire year. Soooo if you guys don’t mind me keeping this short and sweet let’s get into these anime ending songs!

1. “Ref:rain” from After the Rain

^Nothing can top this ending song for me this year. NOTHING!

2. “Michishirube” from Violet Evergarden

^Gotta love those gut-wrenching bittersweet endings.

3. “Unbreakable Love” from Devil’s Line

^This song is so sensual…I can’t even handle it *insert blushing face here*

4. “Kakatte Koi yo” from Megalo Box

^Such a killer song and music video to jam out to!

5. “Sajou no Hana” from Sirius the Jaeger

^Probably my second favorite ending song of the year right behind Ref:rain.

6. “Pray” from Angels of Death

^I really appreciate how hauntingly beautiful this song is.

7. “Mimei no Kimi to Hakumei no Mahou” from Irozuku: The World in Colors

^I guess 2018 was just the year of powerful bittersweet ballads.

8. “Marionette” from Karakuri Circus

^This song is lit af and this show is HIGHLY underrated!

9. “Reset” from Run With the Wind

^Yaaasss…give me all the feels!

10. “Prayer X” and “Red” from Banana Fish

^I’m not crying, you’re crying 😥

Honorable Mentions:
“Ending” from Kokkoku
“Orange Iro” from Tsurune
“Half” from Tokyo Ghoul:re
“CheerS” from Cells at Work
“Dear Teardrop” from Citrus
“Gin no Kisei” from Goblin Slaye
“Furu Biyori” from Laid Back Camp
“Youthful Beautiful” from SSSS.Gridman
“Iris” from Sword Art Online: Alicization
“Silent Solitude” from Overlord Season 3
“Love Song” From Tada Never Falls in Love
“Home Sweet Home!” from Dropkick on my Devil
“Akumade Koi Wazurai” from As Miss Beelzebub Likes
“Mahoutsukai no Yome” from The Ancient Magus Bride
“I am standing” from March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2
“Koko Kara, Koko Kara” from A Place Further than the Universe
“Fukashigi no Carte” from Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny-girl Senpai
“Hibana” and “The Clock Tower’s Bell” from Golden Kamuy Season 1 & 2
“To See the Future” from Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online
“Saiaku na hi demo Anata ga Suki” from How Not to Summon a Demon Lord

Yup, another long ass honorable mentions list XD That’s just how the cookie crumbles I guess! Thank you guys so much for joining me again this lovely Tuesday. I hope some of your favorite ending songs from the year made this list. If so which ones? If not which ones were you hoping to see? Let me know all of your thoughts and comments down below in the comments section! I’m really excited for next Tuesday’s post. I get to gather up all of my favorite blog post I’ve written and condense it down into an easy to navigate guide for you all. Keep a look out for that post my pandas! Until then I’ll catch you guys in my next one. Jaa ne! ❤

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).

What is up my pandas? Welcome to the first post of December. We have finally made it to the last month of the year. Yup, it is officially the dreaded holiday season. As most of you know Halloween is my favorite holiday and I dread Christmas every year. I think I have reiterated this a dozen times now. *please don’t kill me*

I don’t mind doing Christmas activities and such…just not the biggest fan of the meaning behind Christmas. This is probably due to me not being religious what-so-ever XD With all of that being said for the month of December we will be going over some of my favorites from 2018! I would like to call this “A Year in Review.” This week we are going to cover my favorite anime opening songs from the year. Next week we will move onto my favorite ending songs. Pretty straight and narrow! I’m hoping to do a round up of my favorite blog post I’ve written throughout the year the week after next leading up to my favorite anime series for the year on Christmas. I think it sounds like a pretty good plan 😀

Sorry I have been inactive the last week or so. If you are following me on Twitter then you should have seen that I (along with a panel of judges) are working on getting the first ever WordPress Anime Awards together. We are finalizing the nominations and will be working on getting the polls together very soon so all of you guys can vote for your anime favorites! This is a very BIG and EXCITING project for all of us and I can’t wait for all of you to see the fruits of our labor.

So without further ado lets get into these opening anime songs! (P.S. these are in no particular order. I am just listing the ones I enjoyed/loved throughout the year. Also the honorable mentions this time around will be pretty large due to the fact that we are covering all of 2018).

1. “Flashback” from Kokkoku

^Probably my favorite song for the whole year.

2. “Kiss of Death” from Darling in the FranXX

^Kiss of Death is a very very close second.

3. “Sincerely” from Violet Evergarden

^An incredible song if you want to feel all the feels ❤

4. “Naru” from Tsurune

^This song is so damn catchy!

5. “Tomoshibi no Manimani” from Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi

^Love the blend of modern and old school music in this opening. It’s perfection.

6. “Bite” from Megalo Box

^Y’all already know I am a sucker for Japanese rock.

7. “Howling” The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2

^Oh look! Another Japanese rock song I like 😛

8. “Kimi ni Furete” from Bloom into You

^This song is two words: simply stunning.

9. “Found & Lost” and “Freedom” from Banana Fish

^Yeeeaaahhh…both of these opening songs are too good to pass up.

10. “Winding Road” from Golden Kamuy Season 1


Honorable Mentions:
“Eclipse” from Devil’s Line
“Union” from SSSS.Gridman
“Vital” from Angels of Death
“Eien no Hitotsu” from Island
“Gekko” from Karakuri Circus
“Rightfully” from Goblin Slayer
“Futari No Hane” from Hanebado!
“Oh My” from Dagashi Kashi Season 2
“Sirius” from Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger
“Changing Point” from Magical Girl Site
“Fiction” from Love is Hard for an Otaku
“17 Sai” from Irozuku: The World in Colors
“Unlock” from Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS
“Catch up, latency” from Run With the Wind
“One Room Sugar Life” From Happy Sugar Life
“Pink Lemonade” from As Miss Beelzebub Likes
“Clear” from CardCaptor Sakura: Clear Card-hen
“Get Into My Heart” from Tsukumogami Kashimasu
“Sakurairo Cliche” from Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori
“Kimi no Sei” from Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny-girl Senpai

Welp…that’s a lot of honorable mentions this time around lolololz…the shape even looks like a pyramid. I low-key kinda like it though! 2018 had some kick ass opening songs this year. The same could be said of ending songs but we will get to those next week. What were your favorite opening songs from the year? Did some of them make my list? It was hella hard narrowing down the choices to a top 10, but I definitely resonate with all the ones I picked. That is going to do it for me this Tuesday! I’ve got a few other things in the works for this month so keep an eye out for those my pandas. I’ll see you all in my next post! Much love from Oregon. 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).

We are in the final two days of October. Yes my pandas, tomorrow is Halloween! I am super excited to bust out my cosplay and hit the town. It’s going to be ghoulishly delightful. Does anyone else have plans this Halloween? I wanted to go out Saturday evening but my boyfriend and I decided to stay home and watch As Above So Below. Tis a good psychological scary movie to watch if you haven’t seen it yet.

I am sad to see October go (considering I’m a Grinch when it comes to the rest of the year). Christmas just isn’t my thang if you know what I’m saying 🤷‍♀️ I do like doing festive activities and what not, I just don’t like Christmas. That’s probably because I’m not religious and I hate people 😂😂😂

Anyways…the last Top Ten Tuesday for October is all about my favorite villains in anime! Because nothing screams Halloween more than Ghost Face from Scream. So let’s get to chillin and killin with these anime villains!


1. Tomura from Boku no Hero Academia

^Tomura’s demeanor just speaks to my soul.

2. Shogo from Psycho-Pass

^My favorite character in anime EVER.

3. Queen Nehelenia from Sailor Moon

^My favorite Arc in the Sailor Moon franchise.

4. Miach from <Harmony>

^Who doesn’t love a brilliant, intelligent, and manipulative antagonist? I know I do.

5. Tatsuhiko from Bungou Stray Dogs: DEAD APPLE

^If you haven’t seen Dead Apple yet what the hell are you waiting for?!

6. Death Gun from Sword Art Online: GGO

^Wish this Arc could have been fleshed out a little better because Death Gun was an amazing villain.

7. Light from Death Note

^Villains all have to come to an end eventually.

8. Fumito from Blood C

^One of the best characters you hate to love and love to hate.

9. Su Won from Yona of the Dawn

^Su Won is another one of those villains that I have a love hate relationship with.

10. Elsa from Re:Zero

^Sometimes you just need a hot lady who will rip your guts out and eat them ❤

I just realized how many guys are on this list compared to girls but that’s okay! It wouldn’t be called Top Ten Tuesday if I had more than ten choices XD That is going to wrap up my last Halloween-y post of the month! I had so much fun creating all of these post for you guys this year. Hopefully I’ll have more spooky ideas next year! Also I am bringing back Featured Creator Friday for the month of November. My first interview will be up this Friday so keep your peepers peeled for that my pandas. I hope you all have a fantastic and safe Halloween. See you guys next month 😉

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).

(Note: This post was written in October of 2017. I thought I would re-share it with all of you since my following has gone up. I also added number 6 to this list because Mary and the Witches Flower finally came out not too long ago. I am currently working on getting some interviews set up with other content creators so I can bring back Featured Creator Friday! I’m really looking forward to sharing these interviews very very soon. Get excited and stay tuned my pandas!)

We are just days away from Halloween and I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED I DON’T THINK I CAN KEEP MY PANTS ON!!! Well…I am not really wearing pants right now since I am still in my pajamas…but that’s besides the point. Today will probably be the last post I make before Halloween. I am going down to see my family tomorrow and won’t be back till either late Monday or Tuesday morning. So I hope you guys will be satisfied with today’s content!

We are getting witchy!

Today I am going to go over my favorite anime series that contain…you guessed it…WITCHES! I figured this was an appropriate theme for our Halloween festivities. Also I already did a list of horror/thriller anime earlier this month…so I wanted to spice things up a bit and do something different! You can check that post out here if you are needing recommendations for this weekend to get you in a spooky or creepy mood: https://kawaiipaperpandas.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/ttt-top-ten-tuesday-i-would-make-a-skeleton-joke-but-you-wouldnt-find-it-very-humerus/

1. Flying Witch

Anime synopsis:

“In the witches’ tradition, when a practitioner turns 15, they must become independent and leave their home to study witchcraft. Makoto Kowata is one such apprentice witch who leaves her parents’ home in Yokohama in pursuit of knowledge and training. Along with her companion Chito, a black cat familiar, they embark on a journey to Aomori, a region favored by witches due to its abundance of nature and affinity with magic. They begin their new life by living with Makoto’s second cousins, Kei Kuramoto and his little sister Chinatsu.

While Makoto may seem to be attending high school like any other teenager, her whimsical and eccentric involvement with witchcraft sets her apart from others her age. From her encounter with an anthropomorphic dog fortune teller to the peculiar magic training she receives from her older sister Akane, Makoto’s peaceful everyday life is filled with the idiosyncrasies of witchcraft that she shares with her friends and family.”

2. Junketsu no Maria (Maria the Virgin Witch)

Anime synopsis:

“Maria is a powerful young witch living with her two familiars in medieval France during the Hundred Years’ War against England. As the war rages on and the innocent get caught in its destruction, Maria becomes fed up with the situation and begins using her magic to try and prevent further conflict in hopes of maintaining peace. However, her constant intervention soon attracts the attention of the heavens, and the archangel Michael is sent to keep her from meddling in human affairs. The divine being confronts Maria, and he forbids her from using her powers, issuing a decree that her magic will be taken if she loses her virginity. Though she is now labeled a heretic, Maria adamantly refuses to heed Michael’s warning and continues to disrupt the war between the two nations. But as the Church begins plotting to take away the witch’s power and put a stop to Maria’s interference once and for all, her peacemaking may soon come to an end.”

3. Shuumatsu no Izetta (Izetta: The Last Witch)

Anime synopsis:

“In 1939 C.E., the imperialist nation of Germania invaded a neighboring country. All at once, that war spread throughout Europe, and the era was dragged into a spiral of a great war.

Then, in 1940, Germania’s attack turned towards the Principality of Elystadt, a small Alpine country abundant with beautiful water and greenery.”

4. Kiki’s Delivery Service

Anime synopsis:

“Kiki, a 13-year-old witch-in-training, must spend a year living on her own in a distant town in order to become a full-fledged witch. Leaving her family and friends, Kiki undertakes this tradition when she flies out into the open world atop her broomstick with her black cat Jiji.

As she settles down in the coastal town of Koriko, Kiki struggles to adapt and ends up wandering the streets with no place to stay—until she encounters Osono, who offers Kiki boarding in exchange for making deliveries for her small bakery. Before long, Kiki decides to open her own courier service by broomstick, beginning her journey to independence. In attempting to find her place among the townsfolk, Kiki brings with her exciting new experiences and comes to understand the true meaning of responsibility.”

5. Little Witch Academia

Anime synopsis:

“In a time when magic is on the decline amid society, Atsuko Kagari is a cheerful girl who enters Luna Nova Academy in order to accomplish her dream of becoming a witch like her idol, Shiny Chariot. Shiny Chariot is a famous witch who disappeared from public view many years ago. On her way to school, Kagari meets the kind Lotte Yanson and the mischevious Sucy Manbavaran and the three become friends as they share a bedroom in campus. At the academy, Atsuko soon discovers she is in serious disadvantage compared to the other girls since she doesn`t come from a magical family and is required to learn the magical curriculum from scratch. Having found an item that once belonged to Chariot, Atsuko must discover how to activate and properly use the mysterious Shiny Rod as she hopes it might lead to finding out what has truly happened to her vanished idol.”

6. Mary and the Witches Flower

Anime synopsis:

“It is Tib the black cat who leads Mary to the strange flower in the woods. When she discovers a little broomstick shortly afterwards, she is astonished to feel it jump into action. Before she can gather her wits, it is whisking her over the treetops, above the clouds, and into the grounds of Endor College, where: “All Examinations Coached for by A Competent Staff of Fully-Qualified Witches.”

Here she discovers evidence of a terrible experiment in transformation—deformed and mutant animals imprisoned in cages. In the moment after her broomstick takes off, she realizes that Tib has been captured. Returning to the College the following day, she manages to free the animals, but not before the Head of the college, Miss Mumblechuuk, and her colleague, Doctor D, have seen her. Mary manages to flee…but the evil pair is in hot pursuit!”

There are several more witchy anime out there but I haven’t seen them yet! I have seen a few episodes of Soul Eater and Soul Eater Not! so I would recommend those if you are looking to get into the festive spirit. I have also heard good things about Yamada-kun to Nananin no Majo (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches), Madoka Magica, and Witch Craft Works. Maybe I should check these ones out sometime soon!

Any other witchy anime you guys would recommend that didn’t make this list? I always enjoy hearing what you all have to say! Let me know in the comments section below.  I will catch you guys back here for my next post. Cheers! 😀

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).

We have finally made it to the best month of the year…OCTOBER! Yeah…that’s right…I said it. OCTOBER IS THE BEST MONTH OF THE YEAR and you can’t change my mind. That is my inner basic bitch talking. You know…the one who loves all things warm and cozy and pumpkiny. Yup! That’s the one.

If you don’t like all things spooky and witchy and fun you can just leave this post now…cause ain’t nobody got time for that! We want to make the most of autumn here on this blog. And no, I will not stop talking about my love for fall or pumpkin spice breves anytime soon…well until the end of the month at least 😉

For this Top Ten Tuesday I am here to bring you guys my favorite demon characters in anime! I know Raistlin had mentioned he wanted to see me write about this post a few weeks back so I am here to deliver! Plus demons fit into the Halloween scheme quite well if I do say so myself. I also wrote an in-depth blog post last year going over what demons are and what they symbolize in different context (i.e. literature and other forms of media). You can check that post out here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/fantasy-friday-do-you-like-girls-who-are-horny-well-so-do-i/

So without taking up too much more of your time my pandas lets get into this spooktacular list!

1. Lucifer from Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

^I mean…who doesn’t like a guy who reads?

2. Amira from Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

^Amira is a boss ass bitch who can’t be fucked with. Plus she’s got looks to kill ❤

3. Maou from The Devil is a Part-timer!

^He protec, he attac, he’ll eat you for a snack.

4. Albedo from Overlord

^Cute but psycho.

5. Sebastian from Black Butler

^Yes, my Lord.

6. Rias from High School DXD

^Of COURSE Rias is on this list. It wouldn’t be complete without her!

7. Rin from Ao no Exorcist

^Rin has one of my favorite smiles in anime history 🙂

8. Maria from The Testament of Sister New Devil

^The best part of this series.

9. Tomoe from Kamisama Hajimemashita

^Tomoe two weeks in a row?! I THINK YES!

10. Klem from How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord

Klem^Klem is definitely one of my favorite girls this year (sorry no gif was available).

Another round of Top Ten Tuesday is complete! Yippee! Are you ready for all things Halloween? How about all things autumn? Have any favorite demon ladies or gentlemen you would like to share? Let me know in the comments section below. Also what is everyone going to be for Halloween (if you celebrate)? I would love to chat about costumes and cosplay. I am going for a very well known character from this year but with a twist! Any guesses on who I might be cosplaying as? You can leave those down below as well. Get ready for some more creepy post this month guys!

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).