Quick Little Life Update For You My Pandas!

Just wanted to hop on here and tell you all I’m out of town visiting my family right now. I was going to post for Senpai Saturday but felt like it could wait until the next time around. I got to see some of my friends last night and I had a BLAST! It was nice being around people I hold near and dear to my heart.

My post will be back up on Tuesday. I think I have a pretty good idea of what I want to write about, so I think you guys will be quite pleased with it. If you are in the area of the eclipse happening tomorrow, (mainly for people in the US), please wear the proper protective eye gear. I don’t need any of my fellow readers going blind! That would be bad…very bad. I got me some pretty slick shades thanks to my roommate.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and final weeks of summer. I am incredibly happy that it will be fall soon. It is my FAVORITE time of the year…yeah now I sound like everyone else. I loved fall before it was an effing trend! Stupid basic bitches…anywho…enough with the perpetually angry comments. I have some things to catch up on. I will see you in a few days!

Cheers! ❤

The Fantasy Aspects Are Unreal! Why I Can’t Get Enough Of The Violet Evergarden Trailers

Hello my pandas!

Today is just gonna be a quick little post. I have to go to work earlier than expected this Friday. I usually work the evening shift and have time to write my blogs in the morning…but not today! You know…gotta be an adult so I can pay my bills on time. What is life?!

Anywho, Kyoto Animation released another teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Violet Evergarden. I am slowly dying on the inside waiting for this anime to get here. No really…please send help immediately if you don’t hear from me in the following weeks. I DON’T KNOW IF MY HEART CAN TAKE IT ANYMORE! I would love to get more of a “full length” trailer so to speak, but I guess they can’t give the whole series away (unlike movie trailers these days). I will post that trailer down below. Clicky clicky (and make sure you watch it in 1080p):

If you still don’t know what Violet Evergarden is, (then you my friend are a loser…just kidding…or am I?), then check out the synopsis for it here:

“There are words Violet heard on the battlefield, which she cannot forget. These words were given to her by someone she holds dear, more than anyone else. She does not yet know their meaning.

A certain point in time, in the continent of Telesis. The great war which divided the continent into North and South has ended after four years, and the people are welcoming a new generation.

Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as “the weapon,” has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of “Auto Memories Dolls,” who carry people’s thoughts and convert them into words.

Violet begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people’s emotions and differing shapes of love. All the while searching for the meaning of those words.”

If you want more information on Violet Evergarden then go check out my fellow anime blogger Yukino-san’s page! She gave us all the 4/11 on when Violet Evergarden is to be expected and all the cast members who worked on this beautiful project. You can click the link down below:

I just love these trailers oh so much! I can’t stop watching them over and over again. The music, the animation, the so called “feels” that I get while I stare excessively at my computer screen…I swear I don’t have a problem. Okay…maybe I do! LEAVE ME ALONE GOD DAMMIT!

*Hides under bed covers while still peaking out from underneath*

But in all seriousness, I’ll probably be talking about Violet Evergarden until the show actually airs…so be prepared my pandas. I think this is my most anticipated anime series of all time! This is what happens when you are balls deep into anime. You just can’t stop thinking about it. That is my life. Anime, cats, books and electronic dance music. All very different aspects of my “so called” life. I guess that’s why they have the saying “Anime is life.” 😛

Well I am off to go make me a cup of coffee and adult! I’ll see you guys here tomorrow for another lovely edition of Senpai Saturday. Cheers!

Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

Topic Tuesday-Why Are Anime Villains So Alluring?

I wanted to change things up a bit this week! I’m always thinking up new anime topics to talk about so I came up with Topic Tuesday. I love doing Top Ten Tuesday but I feel like it gets a little repetitive. I need to add some spice to my life (and to all of yours)! No one likes a boring basic-bitch blogger (including myself) XD

While everyone strives to be the hero, (whether that be in anime, movies, books, manga/comics, etc.), I am drawn to the villains of stories. There is something about them that is so alluring, mysterious, and captivating. I’m always wanting to know the inner workings of a villain’s mind. Like what made them become a villain, why do they do what they do, or if they have some heroic redeeming quality about them. There is just this air of je ne sais quoi (something “such as an appealing quality” that cannot be adequately described or expressed) about them. Their finesse is something that a hero could never gain or remotely express. I feel like it is a quality that only villains can really obtain.

Why are villains in anime so alluring, cool, put together, and well thought out? What makes a good villain? What makes them so appealing to the viewer? And why do they not get enough attention/screen time?! So many questions, so little time!

Just like the hero of the story, a villain has to have some sort of appeal to the viewer. That could be a number of things; from the way they look/are designed, to the way they act, think, or move throughout the anime/manga. It’s always something that catches the viewer’s eye, emotions, or thoughts.

The hero appeals to the viewer because he/she is overcoming obstacles/hardships that any normal man/women would face in real life. Writers usually go for the emotional attachment of relatability/seeing ones self in that said hero. This usually shakes the viewer into a state of mind where he/she can also becomes hero one day too. The idea that nothing is impossible if you really put your mind to it.

The fascination of villain’s most often stem from the deeper part of our subconscious. Something that is a bit more “darker.” Over on Moleboi’s page, ( he put the perfect words to describe this “darker psyche” of our minds. “It stems from our Id. The arrogant part of our psyche which, completely selfish, wants our desires to be achieved and will go to any length (destructive or creative) to make them happen. Thus it is in the villains, arrogance in their belief that all their plans shall come to fruition and they remain unstoppable right up to the very moment of them demise that our fondness for such characters emerges. That and their superiority complex which tugs at the heartstrings of the ego a second part of our psyche. The part which is meant to restrain the Id by feeding it tit bits of what it seeks.”

The ego is a wicked thing my pandas, but this is also what makes a villain relatable to the viewer. Those dark thoughts, emotions, wants, needs are in all of us. Whether we want to admit them or not, they are rooted deep down in our tiny little minds. Sometimes the mind can’t help but take delight in all of those nasty thoughts. This is what in turn feeds the ego. The ego then sits and boils underneath the skin, until it festers out into reality. That is when a villain is made.

FanFic Magazine has a great article on why the viewer/fans might even romanticize villains. Maybe this is why I love villains so much? FanFic even breaks down villain’s into three types of categories; The Evil Villain, The Insane/Chaotic Villain, and The Ethical Villain. I never would have guessed you could break down villain’s into their own specific divisions (but it makes total sense now…duh!). If you want to check out that article, (and you should because it is a really interesting read), then just click here:

Villain’s are often written to be more intelligent than their hero counterpart. That’s probably why they are often one (to a million) steps ahead of the main character. Instead of having brute psychical strength, they have intellectual power and with power comes the ideology that a villain can rule the world. This can also be counted as a character’s strength or an overall weakness though.

As a lovely person named Danny wrote over on Quora ( “Another admirable attribute that many villains have is a devil-may-care attitude.  This attitude certainly doesn’t help anyone that gets in their way in their pursuit of whatever they desire, but it does make their lifestyle pretty alluring.  They have something that everyone wants more of; freedom.  They are truly free to live however they’d like without caring about anyone or anything that’s affected along the way.  It’s a seductive concept.  But, again, we arrive at the idea of weakness.  Weakness to control one most basic desires.”

Villains are not without fault or weaknesses. It is their weaknesses that usually drives them into a corner allowing the hero to beat them. Villains more often than not have no moral constraints generally. They do what they want whenever they want and they don’t give a fuck about the consequences, while the hero will pine over actions/consequences for long periods of time. Plainly so to speak, if the villain is written complex enough they tend to be cooler/more ambiguous than the hero.

Overall, I think villains have more fun than the hero’s. They break all the rules/boundaries set in front of them without really giving it a second thought. I think viewers like rule-breakers/outlaws because they behave in ways we wish we could. This all circles back to my thoughts on our “darker egos.” Feeding those desires and wants/needs we have daily. I find villains oh so clever! We identify with them, we root for them, we sometimes want to see them prevail, and we ALL love to hate them but hate to love them. All characters, fictitious or real, have qualities we can admire or relate to. Simple as that.

What are some of your favorite anime villains? Why do you love them? What is your favorite quality in a villain? Let me know in the comments section down below! ❤

Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

Senpai Satur…eh Sunday?! Oops!-Time To Be Gay For A Day…Just Kidding. I’m Gay All The Time…And You Might Be Too If You Like Yaoi/Yuri.

First and foremost…sorry this wasn’t posted yesterday my pandas! I had a very busy day and I didn’t have the time to write it, but I’m glad I’m actually writing this post today instead of yesterday. I got to go to a local Pride Day Festival in my town and it was SUPER fun! Super GAY and rainbowy. My inner bisexual-self was proud! ❤

So what better way to celebrate PRIDE then to go over Yaoi/Yuri in the week’s Senpai Saturday. We’re here! We’re queer! (And no hate marches/rallies/protest are gonna stop us!) We are here to stay.

My lovely friends over at Wikipedia describe Yaoi/Yuri as the following:

Yaoiprimarily known as Boys’ Love (BL) in Japan, is a Japanese genre of fictional media focusing on romantic or sexual relationships between male characters, typically marketed for a female audience and usually created by female authors.

Yuri: also known by the wasei-eigo construction Girls’ Love is a Japanese jargon term for content and a genre involving love between women in manga, anime, and related Japanese media. Yuri focuses on the sexual orientation or the romantic orientation aspects of the relationship, or both, the latter of which sometimes being called shōjo-ai by Western fandom.”

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It seems yaoi/yuri relationships didn’t really pop up/appear in manga until the early 70’s. Then in the 90’s new terms, like Boys’ Love and Girls’ Love took over for older terms such as tanbishōnen ai and Juné in Japanese usage.

In 2003, the first manga (Yuri Shimai) was produced specifically dedicated to the Yuri audience. Its revival, Comic Yuri Hime was launched after the former was discontinued in 2004.

Yaoi is a term mostly used among female audience members. It is used in manga, anime, dating sims, novels and fan fiction works. Yaoi idealizes gay male relationships (which should be easy to guess if you have any common sense 😛 ). The Yaoi genre has spread beyond Japan, and both translated and original yaoi works are now available in many countries and languages. Yaoi isn’t just for the ladies though! Many guys enjoy these types of stories as well.


I want to quote a little information I found because I find this bit pretty damn interesting. It seems that the Yuri genre in North America (or Western culture) gets the more “sexual” side of the spectrum. That isn’t to say Yaoi doesn’t either (because it MOST certainly does), but (personally) I feel like women get “sexualized” more than men.

“In North America, yuri has initially been used to denote only the most explicit end of the spectrum, deemed primarily as a variety of hentai. Following the pattern of shōnen-ai, a term already in use in North America to describe content involving non-sexual relationships between men, Western fans coined the term shōjo-ai to describe yuri without explicit sex. In Japan, the term shōjo-ai is not used with this meaning, and instead tends to denote pedophilia (actual or perceived), with a similar meaning to the term lolicon (Lolita complex). The Western use of yuri has broadened in the 2000’s, picking up connotations from the Japanese use. American publishing companies such as ALC Publishing and Seven Seas Entertainment have also adopted the Japanese usage of the term to classify their yuri manga publications.”

Anyone have any particular thoughts on this? I would love to see other people’s opinions! You can always leave your comments down below.

I actually did a whole piece on the term Loli which you can find here: 

Men have become more “sexualized” over the last decade or so. Women are becoming just as lustful as men. Hence, the movies Magic Mike 1 & 2 (if you don’t know what I’m talking about just Google it). Insert the Yaoi terms “seme” and “uke.” I think if you want to know more about those two terms you should just Google them as well…loloz XD. I don’t think I need to cover super sexual terms on my blog. I mean…I could but I feel like that would take away from this specific topic. I am here just to give you guys a general breakdown of specific anime/otaku terms without going too off topic.

Yaoi/Yuri isn’t just for the LGBTQAI community. Many straight people actually enjoy this genera as well! Surprise, surprise! Of course it is usually men who enjoy Yuri, while women enjoy Yaoi. Yuri is mainly aimed at men, while Yaoi is aimed at women.

Why do you ask? Because there is no distraction of the fan’s own gender, they can focus on the two girls or boys involved without having to feel “threatened” by the presence of a significant other. In laymen’s terms, if Miroku and Inuyasha are a couple, the female yaoi fan has no worries of her favorite bishounen being “taken” by another girl. They can sit back and enjoy the two studly bishies together. The same thing applies to yuri, except with the male fan focusing on the girls without the distraction of a male character.

I’ll leave you guys with some of my favorite Yaoi/Yuri anime series (some of these might have yaoi/yuri as a secondary element):

No. 6
Love Stage
Sailor Moon
Yuri!!! on Ice
Super Lovers
Kuzu no Honkai
Strawberry Panic
Junjou Romantica!
Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi
Riddle Story of Devil
Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

A Quick Little Announcement For My Fellow Anime Community *Clicky Clicky*

Ayano-senpai here! Joey (aka The Anime Man) over on YouTube is taking a poll that EVERYONE in the international anime community needs to take! So go over and vote for your top 5 anime of ALL TIME! Also be sure to share this poll with your fellow otaku’s! Joey needs our help! You can vote here: If you want more details about what Joey is doing then just watch the video down below. SHARE SHARE SHARE my pandas. We need all the help we can get. I think the results are going to be VERY interesting.

Here are MY top 5 choices:

1. Nagi no Asukara


2. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

Shouwa artwork

3. Wolf Children

Wolf children movie cover

4. The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words

5. Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance)


It is hard voting for only 5! I have MANY MANY anime that I absolutely adore but I know a lot of the other ones I would choose are going to make this list. It is mainly due to popularity. I wanted to pick ones I personally think deserve more credit then they actually receive. If I could pick some more (many more actually) my other choices would be Sailor Moon, Psycho Pass, Re:Zero, Youjo Senki (Saga of Tanya the Evil), Made in Abyss, Princess Principal, GANGSTA!, 91 Days, Re:CREATORS, Gurren Lagann, Selector Infected WIXOSS,  Kyoukai no Kanta (Beyond the Boundary), Shigatsu wa kimi no uso (Your Lie in April), Cowboy Bebop, Guilty Crown, Elfen Lied, Natsuyuki Rendezvous, Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Kimi no Na wa (Your Name), Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice), and COUNTLESS others. THERE ARE SO MANY DESERVING ANIME! It is going to be tough narrowing it down to a measly 100. But I am SUPER DUPER excited to see what comes up in the following month. SO GO GO GO AND VOTE PLEASE! Thanks ❤

Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

TTT: Top Ten Tuesday-Anime Series I Personally Enjoy While Others Think They Are Complete Garbage

Originally this post was going to be about the top 10 anime I dislike (because I don’t really HATE any specific anime), but then I realized I don’t have that many to choose from. So that idea kind of went out the window. I thought I would revise this post to the anime that I personally enjoy but many others seem to dislike/hate/or they think they are trash. Yay for positive affirmation!

Everyone has different taste in anime/manga. If we all liked the same shit then the anime community would be a very boring place. The same could be said of the world that we live in. It reminds me of that episode of Fairly Oddparents were Timmy gets turned into a grey blob like everyone else and everything is EXACTLY the same. Lemme see…this one right here:

the same game

Oh my childhood! How I miss you. If you want to watch something fun go check out Butch Hartmen’s (the creator of Fairly Oddparents) new video were he draws anime characters in the Fairly Oddparent’s style. Just watch below or search it in YouTube!

Let’s get on with out bad selves! We can’t sit here and reminisce all day. I mean…we could but I’m an adult and I have to go to work later today. I have bills to pay! #sendhalp or better yet #sendmoney. Tehehe. 😛

1. Glasslip


Glasslip only gets a 5.5 out of 10 on My Anime List but I personally love this anime. I like the fact that this story has no real destination or sustenance. I know these type of anime tend to bother people, but for me I can’t get enough of them! I love movies and anime that don’t really make any sense. I think they make for good personal interpretation. Like you can decide how you want the story to go or to end. Plus the animation for this series is beautifully done!

2. Sword Art Online

Asuna SAO

Oh Sword Art Online…the cancer of the anime community. This anime gets shit on (I think) the hardest behind Naruto and One Piece. This is probably due to it being main stream and people having a problem with Kirito. And yet another anime I personally enjoy! More so for the story line rather than the characters themselves. I think the concept of this anime is well done and people should give it SOME credit. It is not as bad as some of the other anime I have watched in the past.

3. Nagi no Asukara (A Lull in the Sea)

With its gorgeous scenery, animation, and unique story premise, Nagi no Asukara is easily my favorite anime of all time (I’m still waiting for Violet Evergarden to come out!). Many people find this anime boring or without substance as well, but for me personally, I think it is EVERYTHING. I mean, it’s a coming of age story….what more do you want from it?! You can’t win them all people! I highly highly recommend this anime to anyone who wants a refreshing anime concept and wants stunning visuals to look at.

4. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)

Mumei ribbon

With the hype surrounding Attack on Titan, many people were hoping for another anime like it…insert Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress), which is in fact done by the same studio as Attack on Titan. I think the visuals for this anime far exceed that of Attack on Titan. The story might have fell flat in the end but it makes up for it in scenes, music, and animation style. I personally like this anime a bit better than AOT.

5. Natsuyuki Rendezvous


If you want an anime that will break your heart into a million little pieces then Natsuyuki Rendezvous is the one for you. A lot of people didn’t like this anime because it is a slow burner. One that isn’t quite fast paced or thrilling. It still gets a 7.4 out of 10 on My Anime List, which isn’t too terrible. I feel like this anime is a necessity to watch if you have ever lost a loved one. It helps with people who are grieving from loss and don’t know how to deal with their emotions. ❤

6. Tokyo Ghoul

I know that the anime for Tokyo Ghoul is a bit empty for people who have read the manga. As a person who watches anime more than I read manga, I personally enjoyed the series. Probably because I do my research when I have a ton of questions going on in my head. I’m also the type of person that likes to spoil things, so I’ll go find out what happens next. Season 2 doesn’t even happen in the light novels but it was cool to see a different perspective on the original manga. The same could be said of Ao no Exorcist after episode 17! I’m glad they made another series to clarify all the made up bullshit. Maybe another season of Tokyo Ghoul might do the same.

7. Akuma no Riddle (Riddle Story of Devil)

Akuma no Riddle

Akuma no Riddle (Riddle Story of Devil) gets a pretty low rating on My Anime List. Only a 6.8 out of 10. But I feel like this anime deserves more credit! It has some great fighting scenes and lady characters! I also really like the dark underlying theme it has. I think a lot of people didn’t like it because it was a bit predictable? I haven’t seen many responses on it, just a few comments here and there.

8. Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary)

Evil yuno

A lot of people only like Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary) because of Yuno and her “yandere” tendencies. Which I think is kinda lame because it has a good story concept. I think anyone would want to know the future if they could. The only thing that really bugs me about this anime is of course, Yuki. He is just so drivel in the beginning but finally gets his act together in the end. I just HATE how he takes no intiative and relies on Yuno for pretty much all the decisions. Get it together Yuki! The one redeeming quality is Akise. He is my bae :3

9. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia)

I’m a sucker for anything dark, mysterious, or ghost-like, so it is no wonder I like Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia). This anime actually gets a decent rating on My Anime List. A solid 7.9 out of 10, which isn’t too shabby. I haven’t seen too many comments about people not liking this anime but I think people were expecting it to be MORE…more than what the story gave us, which is understandable. I honestly wish it was a bit more scary (but nothing really scares me these days). I love anything horror/gore!

10. Blood C

Saya Blood C art

Blood C is actually one of my top 10 anime of all time. That might come as a shock to you all (maybe not since I just said I love horror and gore). This is another anime that gets a pretty low rating. It gets a 6.7 out of 10 on My Anime List, which isn’t news to me. I knew it didn’t get high ratings because everyone seems to like Blood + a bit more, but not by much! I just really really like Saya’s character, especially in Blood C: The Last Dark. She is just a total BAD ASS! I’m really tempted to cosplay as her in the near future. Maybe someday! I’ll make it happen 😉

Do you enjoy any of the shows I listed above? Do you think any of them deserve more credit then they actually get? Let me know in the comments section below! I enjoy hearing all your thoughts and comments.

Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

Fantasy Friday-Do You Like Girls Who Are Horny? Well, So Do I.

Don’t be going and getting any of the wrong ideas my pandas. I see you…you little pervs. 😛

Today’s post is all about anime women who have horns!

I figured since I covered cat girls, why not cover girls who have horns? I mean, it is Fantasy Friday and all. I feel like anime women with horns are pretty popular as well. I know I love them! Some of my favorite ladies in anime have horns.

The specific types of horns you might see in anime include antlers, animal horns, or demon horns. I think the most common occurrence is demon horns.

You know…the typically demon girl who has a good heart and just wants to be loved by the main character.  Yeah! That kind of trope. They are sexy, well endowed, and eager to please their master. I wouldn’t mind having a hot demon girl as a house maid. Ayyyeee 😉

Here is a brief little history lesson for you guys:

A demon is a supernatural and often malevolent being in religion, literature, fiction, mythology, and folklore. Demons have been seen throughout all types of religious culture including Christianity, The Ancient Greeks, Judaism, and even in Mesopotamia. While the idea of demons have been around since early times, the peak of fascination with demons mainly came during the Dark Romanticism era.

Dark romanticism is a literary subgenre of Romanticism, reflecting on or even idolizing the idea of irrational, demonic or grotesque things. It is also known as Gothicism. This was during the turn of the 18th and 19th century. Edgar Allan Poe is often celebrated as the supreme exponent of the tradition.

I love me some Poe! ❤

Just like the idea of cat girls, demon girls (or girls with horns in general) are mysterious in their own content. Humans are often drawn to mysteries and especially the dark side. Maybe that’s why Dark Romanticism took off during the 18th and 19th century. Because curiosity gets the best of us.

As my friend over on so eloquently states:

“Like moths to a flame, human beings seem to have an innate fascination with the dark side. A few hundred years ago, during the height of literary Romanticism, the genre of Gothicism emerged, entrancing people from all walks of life to the nooks and crannies that lurk within the darkest shadows.

This fascination never really left man, it seems, since people to this day remain drawn to things that are dark and gothic. This is prominent in a lot of things, including anime, which features story-lines and characters that lie very close to the darkness.

In fact, characters of the dark have become quite endearing in anime, with a good number of them being deconstructions of their usual depictions. Thus, anime is rife with demon girls who have good hearts, and girls of the dark that look for nothing but the pureness of love.”


I mean who wouldn’t want to be a demon if they had the chance? Or even have horns for that matter? Demons are FREAKING BAD ASS! Demons/Devils are some of the coolest types of guys and gals in anime.

If you are looking for anime with demons/devils in them then check out There are tons to choose from! Some of my personal favorites include Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis, Seikoku no Dragonar (Dragonar Academy), Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha, and Highschool DXD. 

Which horned ladies in anime are your favorites? Do you have any leading ladies who are demons? Which shows do you like watching the most? If you could be a demon would you? Let me know in the comments section below!


Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.