Hello my pandas and welcome to another spooktacular Top Ten Tuesday! If you couldn’t tell from the title we are covering witches today. Yay!!! We love getting witchy on this site and what better way to celebrate then with some of my favorite witches in anime. I have covered a similar topic back in 2018 with some recommendations of witchy shows you should watch. If you wanna check that post out you can do so right here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2018/10/12/flashback-friday-ive-got-99-problems-but-a-witch-aint-one/. But in today’s post we are going for the more individual prefiset…as in individual characters rather than the whole show. Who doesn’t love a good witch? I mean…am I right or am I right? 😉 Let’s not make this introduction drag on forever Ayano. Let’s just fly right on in to these witches shall we! Ayyyeee…you see what I did there 😛

(P.S. I couldn’t find a good quality gif for my last choice so I went with an artwork rendition instead)


1. Sucy from Little Witch Academia

^My favorite witch out of the bunch :3


2. Maria from Maria The Virgin Witch

^Maria is just too adorable.


3. Makoto from Flying Witch

^A wholesome anime that everyone should watch.


4. Ruby from Rosario + Vampire

^I always forget about Ruby until someone mentions her randomly.


5. Satella from Re:Zero

^If you have seen Re:Zero or read the manga then you will understand why I have to put a gif of Emilia here.


6. Hitomi from Iroduku the World in Colors

^Must protecc ❤


7. Mary from Mary and the Witches Flower

^Although Mary isn’t a TRUE witch she is in my heart and that’s all that matters.


8. Yuuko from xxxHolic

^Yuuko is waifu.


9. Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service

^One of the OG witches.


10. Witch from Goblin Slayer

Witch Goblin Slayer


Who is your favorite witch in anime? Did your choice make the list today? Let me know in the comments section below! We are getting closer and closer to Halloween. If you are dressing up this year what are you gonna be? Any guesses on the most popular Halloween costume? Some of my friends said the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus, the new Joker, cans of White Claw (which I thoughts was freaking hilarious) and Pennywise from IT. I can see all of these being pretty popular costumes. We all know tons of girls dress up as Harley Quinn every year and with the new Birds of Prey movie making an appearance soon that’s another one I know will be popular. I really wanted to cosplay but as you all know I’ll be working that night. I have a cute cosplay planned for my trip to Kumoricon in November and you know I’ll be posting pictures of it. That is all I have for you guys today! I will catch you all in my next post. Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas. MUAH! XOXO


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

Hello my goblins and ghouls!

Welcome to the first Spooktober Top Ten Tuesday of the month. Most of you know October is my favorite month of the year and Halloween is my favorite holiday. Unfortunately, since I work evening/night shift now I won’t be able to do anything on Halloween night. But that’s okay! I am attending Kumoricon in November and I’ll be cosplaying then so it all works out in the end. Plus I am trying to save my money for that trip and I don’t want to spend a shit ton of cash on a costume I’m probably not even going to wear since I’ll be working.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about the Boos…and I am not talking about scary sounds. I’m talking about our favorite spooky ladies in anime! You know…like demons and vampires and other creepy creatures. Yes! Those kinds of Boos! I’ve done similar post to this last year covering favorite gorey scenes in anime, ladies who are cute but might be psycho, and my favorite horror anime series. It’s kinda hard figuring out new ideas for post when Halloween/horror topics are limited. I try not to repeat myself whenever possible.

Let’s just creep it real and get to these spooky ladies!


1. Yuuko from Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

^The best ghosty girl


2. Shinobu from Bakemonogatari

^Tsubaki’s spooky girl choice.


3. Medusa from Soul Eater

^Alexie’s spooky girl choice.


4. Rachnera from Monster Musume

^While Meroune is my favorite from this series Rachnera has the perfect aesthetic for the Halloween season.


5. Shalltear from Overlord

^My favorite bi-sexual beauty :3


6. Kyoko from Interview with Monster Girls

^There aren’t too many Dullahan’s in anime so we have to feature Kyoko today!


7. Mahiru from Seraph of the End

^Best girl in this series!


8. White from Kekkai Sensen

^Second best ghosty girl.


9. Amira from Rage of Bahamut: Genesis

^I love demon girls so much


10. Leviathan from Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai

^Leviathan and her Lucifer obsession XD


Honorable Mentions:
Nezuko from Demon Slayer
Moko from Rosario + Vampire
Sucy from Little Witch Academia
Artemis from Maria the Virgin Witch
Lilith from The Demon Girl Next Door


And there we have it! I tried to feature some ladies I haven’t already done before. Yes…Yuuko, Shalltear, Amira, and Mahiru have been talked about before on my blog but this month is the perfect month to shine some light on them! Who are your favorite spooky ladies in anime? Did any of them make the list? Let me know down in the comments section below! As always thank you for joining me this lovely Tuesday. What spooky themed TTT should I do next? I need some fresh ideas peeps. Lemme know if you can think of anything! That is going to do it for me today. I will catch you all in my next post. Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas. MUAH! XOXO


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

Hello my pandas and welcome to another seasonal wrap-up with yours truly!

I gotta prefiset this post before we jump in. My boyfriend has been recently obsessed with Dave Portnoy’s “One Bite Pizza Reviews” channel on YouTube. Anyone else heard of this channel? If you haven’t I’ll let you in on how the channel works. Dave goes around to pizza parlors in the U.S. to try different pizza pies and officially gives them a “one bite” score from 0 to 10. Granted the pizza is just plain ol’ cheese pizza but you get the general idea. Dave has never given a 10 out of 10 score because he believes if you give something a 10 you have nowhere else to go from there. Which is completely understandable!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about this type of rating score myself. Should I be doing this with anime series/movies/OVA’s? Or should I still give a score of 10 to something I truly enjoy? It’s hard to say because I believe some shows do deserve a 10 out of 10 score, but then again every anime has some type of flaw…so is it REALLY deserving of a 10? I think this time around we are gonna do the “one bite” scoring here for this seasonal wrap-up. I felt like it was time to change things up and see how it goes. I have always believed that change is a good thing. So that it where we are at today my pandas! We are moving forward and doing things differently. If you want to check out Dave’s “One Bite Pizza Reviews” channel I will link it right here for y’all to watch (he had Stone Cold Steve Austin on one of the episodes so I will link that one since he is my favorite wrestler 😉 ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tnf52rtC3Y.

Another thing to note! I haven’t been breaking up some of these series into first courses or second courses since some of these seasonal anime series run 24 episodes but bleed into the next season (i.e. spring into summer or summer into fall). So if the series is still on going I will now be noting if the series is in the first half or second half next to the title of the anime. Hopefully that makes sense to you all! XD For my returning followers you guys already know how my wrap-up scoring works, but if you are a new follower I will explain it once again. 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. It’s just that easy! If you want to check out last seasons wrap up you can do so here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2019/06/28/spring-anime-wrap-up-spring-has-sprung-and-finally-moved-over-for-summer-anime-season/.

Let’s get this party started my pandas! (P.S. the sizing of the gifs may be off once again. Sorry guys!)


1. Vinland Saga (First Cour)

Studio: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Drama, Seinen
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10. Excited for the Infinite Train movie!


2. Demon Slayer (Second Cour)

Studio: Ufotable
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Demons, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural
My Rating: 9.2 out of 10. Excited for the Infinite Train movie!


3. O Maidens in Your Savage Season

Studio: Lay-Duce
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
My Rating: 9.1 out of 10. Mari Okada outdid herself with this series! I also wrote a whole dedicated post to this show. You can check it out here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2019/08/11/o-maidens-in-your-savage-season-the-entangled-ever-so-confusing-flavors-of-youth/.


4. Fruits Basket *2019 Edition* (Second Cour)

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. Given

Studio: Lerche
Source: Manga
Genres: Music, Slice of Life, Drama, Romance, Shounen Ai
My Rating: 8.6 out of 10. I’m still in my feels after this series.


6. Carole and Tuesday (Second Cour)

Studio: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-Fi, Music, Drama, Romance
My Rating: 8.4 out of 10. The second half lost me for a few episodes but reeled it back in with the ending episodes.


7. DanMachi Season 2

Studio: J.C. Staff
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
My Rating: 8 out of 10. Aiz and Haruhime are bae ❤


8. Fire Force (First Cour)

Studio: David Production
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Supernatural, Shounen
My Rating: 7.9 out of 10. You all know how I feel about Fire Force over on Twitter lololz


9. Dr. Stone (First Cour)

Studio: TMS Entertainment
Source: Manga
Genre: Sci-Fi, Shounen, Adventure
My Rating: 7.8 out of 10. Enjoyable show but I don’t think it’s worth all the hype #sorrynotsorry


10. To the Abandoned Sacred Beast

Studio: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Military, Shounen
My Rating: 7.6 out of 10. Totally in love with Schaal :3


11. Skilled Teaser Takagi-san Season 2

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen, Slice of Life
My Rating: 7.6 out of 10. Solid second season for Takagi-san!


12. Cop Craft

Studio: Millepensee
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Police, Magic, Fantasy
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10. Animation was a little off in some episodes but I love Tilarna and Kei together. Best duo from this season!


13. The Demon Girl Next Door

Studio: J.C. Staff
Source: 4-koma Manga
Genres: Comedy, Magic, Slice of Life
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10. Keep up the good work Shamiko 😀


14. BEM

Studio: Production I.G, LandQ studios
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Demons, Supernatural
My Rating: 6.8 out of 10. Not the greatest series out there but I still am intrigued by Bem, Bela, and Belo.


Dropped:
Try Knights
Astra Lost in Space


And there we have it! I watched a total of 14 shows this summer season which was better than last years summer season. My fall watch season is going to be JAMMED packed! If you haven’t checked out what I’ll be watching for fall season be sure to click here to check it out: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2019/08/28/whats-coming-up-wednesday-im-falling-for-you-3/. What was your favorite new show from summer season? My top choices were Vinland Saga and O Maidens in Your Savage Season. Of course Demon Slayer KILLED it in the second half of it’s showing but we all know that was a spring season release. Any shows you are really hyped for during the fall season? Besides all the continuing series I am getting really exited for No Guns Life. Keeping my fingers crossed that it is good! That is going to do it for me today. Remember to stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas! I’ll catch you all in my next post. 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)

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is definitely going to have more than ten picks XD

There were waaayyy too many good opening and ending songs this summer season! It’s hard to narrow it down to ten choices when all of these songs were bops. I tend to split opening and ending songs into two different post, but I need to write my seasonal wrap-up soon and I just feel like making one post rather than two. That’s my laziness kicking in once again lolololz

I also have GREAT NEWS my pandas! Saturday I received my acceptance email from Kumoricon (which is an anime convention here in the Pacific North West in November) to be a Standard Press Member during the convention! *Que confetti and happy dancing*

This will be my first anime convention EVER! To say that I am excited is an UNDERSTATEMENT! I am BEYOND excited to go and meet new people. I will be covering everything on my blog from beginning to end. That post will be out sometime in November so make sure you are subscribed to the blog and following me on Twitter at paperpandabears for more updates in the future.

With the good news out of the way lets get to these awesome summer anime opening and ending songs! (P.S. Remember these songs are in no particular order)


1. Opening Song “MUKANJYO” from Vinland Saga

^My favorite opening song from this season! Survive Said the Prophet did a KILLER job on this song ❤


2. Opening Song “Inferno” from Fire Force

^My second favorite opening! 🔥


3. Opening Song “Sacrifice” from To the Abandoned Sacred Beast

^Enjoyed this opening song more than I though it would.


4. Opening Song “Kizuato” from Given

^I don’t wanna talk about it 😭😭😭


5. Opening Song “Otome-domo yo” from O Maidens in Your Savage Season

^My second favorite anime from the summer season! You have to watch this anime. It’s soooooo good! ☺️


6. Opening Song “Rakuen Toshi” from Cop Craft

^We LOVE snazzy opening songs.


7. Opening Song “Uchuu no Kioku” from BEM

^This opening song was also snazzy and zesty.


8. Opening Song “Good Morning World” from Dr. Stone

^A fun opening song for a fun and wacky anime 😝


9. Ending Song “Torches” from Vinland Saga

^This one hits right in the god damn feels. Also…Aimer is a freaking GODDESS! 💔


10. Ending Song “Veil” from Fire Force

^My second favorite ending song of the season.


11. Ending Song “HHOOWWLL” from To the Abandoned Sacred Beast

^The artwork for this ending track is beautiful!


12. Ending Song “Marutsuke” from Given

^Fun fact: Mafuyu’s voice actor used to be in a band so that’s why he sings so perfectly 👼


13. Ending Song “Yume Cinderella” from O Maidens in Your Savage Season

^This song is so freaking catchy. 😍


14. Ending Song “Connected” from Cop Craft

^Tilarna was BEST GIRL from this season 😉


15. Ending Song “Iru Imi” from BEM

^Gotta show some love to Bela as well 💖


16. Ending Song “Life” from Dr. Stone

^Interesting ending song for Dr. Stone but I can dig it ğŸ˜Ž


Honorable Mentions:

Opening Song “Chime”from Fruits Basket 2019
Opening Song “Polly Jean” from Carole and Tuesday
Opening Song “Gurenge” from Demon Slayer (same song for second half of the season)

Ending Song “One Step Closer” from Fruits Basket
Ending Song “Not Afraid” from Carole and Tuesday
Ending Song “From the Edge” from Demon Slayer (same song for second half of the season)


Whew! What a long list today! But totally worth it in my opinion. I can’t believe we had this many great opening and ending combinations. That doesn’t happen too often in the anime world. You either really like the opening song to an anime or the ending…but all of these shows proved otherwise this summer. What were your favorite opening and ending songs? Let me know down in the comments section below! Thank you for joining me this lovely Tuesday. Make sure to download or stream any of these songs in your free time! Gotta support our fellow music creators. 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).

No, my pandas.

Sadly today’s post isn’t about Yuri on Ice. Sorry to disappoint y’all XD

Today is all about anime that are based on historical context! You know…anime that are loosely based around ACTUAL historical events. Yeah! Those ones!

I’ve talked about some of these anime before but not in this type of sense. Mainly I’ve just recommended them based on how good they are instead of the history behind them. BUT TODAY’S THE DAY MY PANDAS! Today is the day I recommend them based on their historical content.

*Calls up Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus* bEeP BoP bEeP BoP

“Yes…hi…Ms. Frizzle? Can you take my followers on a tour of some historical anime series? You can?! Great! Thank you so much!”

Strap in and buckle up kids! We are going on a historical anime ride!


1. Golden Kamuy

^Takes place in the Meiji Era which was named for the Meiji Emperor from 1868-1912.


2. Altair Battle of Records

^I’m guessing this anime is loosely based upon The Great Turkish War which began in 1683.


3. Saga of Tanya the Evil

^An alternate version of Europe during World War I (i.e. Nazi Germany)


4. In this Corner of the World

^Roughly ten years before and after the atomic bomb of World War II.


5. The Wind Rises

^Based on the historical figure Jiro Horikoshi would created the famous “Zero” fighter plane during the first years of World War II.


6. Drifters

^Drifters starts off with Toyohisa before his death in 1600 in the late Sengoku/Early Edo period. All the other characters in this series are based off real historical figures in history.


7. Grave of the Fireflies

^Set during the final months of World War II.


8. Joker Game

^Revolves around the World War II period in 1937.


9. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

^Based around the Rakugo time period which was developed in the Edo Era from 1603-1868 .

10. Vinland Saga

^The setting is 1013 AD England which revolves around the Danish invasion of London.


What’s your favorite anime that has historical context? Let me know down in the comments section! There are many more anime out there that have history thrown into their storylines but this is called Top Ten Tuesday for a reason. I hope we get to see more anime with historical backgrounds in the future. I’ve been totally digging them the last couple years. That is going to do it for me this lovely Tuesday. I have to get ready for work soon. I will catch you all in my next post. Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas! MUAH! XOXO


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

So here I am, sat in my hotel room in Shinjuku, Tokyo on Wednesday morning writing this post because I didn’t get to writing it before I left.

Part of the issue I had is I was unsure as to what to write about; I have plans for the next few weeks, but this was an awkward one for me. I can’t talk much about my trip because my photos are on my camera, not my phone. I’ve not been keeping up with the seasonals so I’m a little out of the loop. And lastly, I just don’t really have time for research. So here I am just writing this stream of consciousness type… thing.

The only thing I can think to do is talk about myself, and why I applied to be a part of KawaiiPaperPandas.


First of all, how did I hear of this site? Well funnily enough, Ayano was actually one of my first followers on Twitter (and I still don’t have a lot because I don’t tweet much) but I mean like first 5 people. After I looked on her profile I found the site and would occasionally dip in.

One day I found myself on her Twitter page again and saw that she was taking new writers on, (as she’d just announced Tsubaki and Alexie joining) so I thought I’d give it a crack.


Here’s the truth, I didn’t read a lot of anime blogs and I still don’t. It’s something I’m trying to get better at doing, but I spend much more time watching anime videos on YouTube. Some of you may know that I do also make videos on YouTube (currently it looks like once every 2 months but I’m trying to up the frequency).

I actually didn’t have any writing to send Ayano when I applied so I sent her a link to my Carole & Tuesday video (click here to see it) and it seemed to be good enough to get me a spot here.


So I’ve talked about how I joined but not why. Well I joined for 3 main reasons:

1. To become better at writing, I need to write every week and I strive for each post to be better than the last.

2. To become better at idea generation, this post kind of shows that I’m struggling with this but I’m working on it.

3. To make friends within the anime community. Before now, all the discussion I’d have would be with a friend when they were in a bit of an anime mood, or my occasional browse of reddit.

The 3rd point was the most important to me, because I wanted to be able to join in a conversation and not feel like I’m just skirting around the edges, occasionally adding something of no real value.

KawaiiPaperPandas has become a home on the internet for me now, the four of us talk on Snapchat pretty much daily and I’m even planning on flying over to the states later this year!


My long term plan is to keep putting everything I learn from blogging into future blogs and YouTube videos. I realise that this almost sounds like I’m planning on leaving but I’m just getting started here. I don’t see myself leaving this site for a long time, only if life takes over and I can’t find time, or if I feel like I’ve said everything I can.


In conclusion, sorry for this fountain of nonsense, I’m going to be talking about my visit to the Ghibli Museum next week so make sure to stay tuned!

-Bodell

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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)