Drama. A mode of function and fiction represented by performance through plays, ballet, opera and even miming. Drama can also be a genre of poetry and in this case…anime. Drama has been around since the Ancient Greeks, Romans, and the Middle Ages in which liturgical drama was used in annual celebrations. While many of us […]Read More Three Year Blogiversary Special: An Ode To The Dramatics
So this post was planned to go up on 31st October as part of the KawaiiPaperPandas Spooktober Spooktacular but as Robert Burns said in his 1786 poem, To A Mouse, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley” or translated from Scots to English, “The best laid plains of mice and men often […]Read More Perfect Blue – The Terrifying Duality of Celebrity
This month I’ve talked about an anime so scarily bad that it made me laugh and a manga so eerily creepy that it sent shivers down my spine, so I’d like to take a step away from anime and manga to talk about a slightly lesser discussed medium on KawaiiPaperPandas… live-action film. Yes, that’s right […]Read More A Light-Hearted Film About Vampires
I’m going to open this honestly and say that horror isn’t a genre I consume very often. I’ll occasionally watch a film here or there with some friends, but when it comes down to it, horror doesn’t really scare me… so what’s the point? Well I bought a single volume manga a few months ago […]Read More The Creepiest Manga I’ve Ever Read
Hello you wonderful pandas, and welcome to October… or should I say Spooktober? Here at KawaiiPaperPandas, we’re only writing about spooky shit all month! Something tells me Tsubaki will be in his element this month with all the weird and wonderful stuff he writes about! Also, please check out Ayano’s pinned tweet here and join in our […]Read More A Spooky Anime That Made Me Laugh
It’s been 2 weeks since my last post and I’ve really not had a lot of time to dedicate to anime since then. I’ve just started my first year at university, so I’ve been trying to fit in a mixture of attending lectures, making time to manage the workload, getting used to new surroundings, making […]Read More KFC Made a Visual Novel? WHAT?
I love Ghibli movies. Of the 23 (including Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and The Red Turtle), I have seen 21 of them; having never seen Ocean Waves and only half of Tales from Earthsea. This phenomenal collection of movies has earnt Studio Ghibli a legendary status amongst anime studios, often being referred […]Read More I Went to the Ghibli Museum | Bodell’s Bizarre Adventures
Before you say anything, I know this is some really bottom of the barrel shit, but I’ve got to write a bunch of stuff before I fly away and this is a somewhat amusing story. As this is published, I’ll be in Kyoto, the historic capital of Japan (and yes, I’m going to continue rubbing […]Read More What Was My First…WHAT DID YOU SAY?!
I’ve always been interested in people’s anime ‘origin stories’, and that’s probably because mine is a little different. It feels like most anime watchers my age or a little older watched a lot of the 90s kids shows like Pokémon, Digimon, Dragon Ball Z, Yu Gi Oh, Sailor Moon, and Beyblades; and whilst I watched […]Read More TBT: Throwback Thursday… How Did I Start Watching Anime?
A week or so ago, I shared a publication of mine (that wasn’t posted to this blog) with a friend who doesn’t really watch anime. Despite not being particularly invested in this medium, he will often critique my work bluntly and honestly which helps me strive to improve. We discussed what I’d said in this […]Read More What is ‘WAIFU’?