Best Anime ED’s 2018

Taking a look back at the Best Anime ED’s of the whole year of 2018

So as you might be aware I’ve been listing my best and worse OP’s and ED’s of each season this year. But rather than just pick my 10 favourites from all the previous ‘top’ lists, I’ve decided to do something a little different for the final best of OP list of the year. I’ve decided to break it down into categories, almost like an awards show (albeit a bit less rigid than most). Also unlike the previous seasonal lists I’m taking into account the visuals as well as the music and whatever bias I have towards the show will be fully on display–where applicable. So with that out of the way let’s take a look at what I consider the Best Anime ED’s of 2018!

Coolest Anime ED

It’s not enough to just have a cool sounding song when we’re awarding something for being the ~coolest~ the visuals need to be cool. And I don’t know what it is about “HALF” by Ziyoou-vachi from ‘Tokyo Ghoul:re’ but it just screams effortlessly cool to me. I mean sure some people might think its ‘trying too hard’ or is dorky, but sometimes that’s cool too, right? 

Anime ED That Best Represents The Tone Of The Show

It’s just a bunch of half naked (and eventually fully naked) men doing a drunken karaoke rendition of an idol song. If “Konpeki no al Fine” by Izu no Kaze from ‘Grand Blue Dreaming’ doesn’t sum up that show perfectly I don’t know what does!

The ‘I’m nostalgic for it, before its even nostalgic’ Award

What does this award mean? Well for me it’s a song that even from the first listen felt “nostalgic” not that it reminds me of anything specifically (at least not that I’m aware or can pinpoint) but it just strikes that sweet spot of nostalgia in both the music and the visuals. And while there were a couple of ED’s that could have been eligible for this, none was more ~nostalgic~ then “Kedarmono Damono” by Kitsunetsuki from ‘Killing Bites’.

Sexiest Anime ED

This was always going to be a tough category for me, especially as seeing how generally speaking ED’s are a lot sexier than OP’s (for some reason–I guess show’s aren’t afraid of alienating potential viewers by upping the service for something that appears at the end). So while there were plenty of potential candidates, the one that sticks in my mind the most is “Motenai Kuse ni (`;ω;´)” by Tapimiru from ‘High School DxD Hero’, its full of sexy, summer time energy and the girls all look absolutely amazing.

Yep, the only way I could find this video online was a tweet.

The “I can’t speak Japanese but I’ll try and sing along anyway” Award

“Sonna no Boku Ja Nai” by Shino Shimoji from ‘Miss Caretaker of Sunohara Sou’. There’s something about the fractured, minimalist start of this ED song that just instantly wins me over and yes, I do sing along every time (or try to)!

Anime Is Art, ED Edition

This ED was actually in a different category (which I eventually nixed entirely) but it goes to show the quality of it if it was eligible for more than one of these awards! “Prayer X” by King Gnu from ‘BANANA FISH’ is generally speaking not the kind of song I’d listen to, but the start of the song contrasts yet perfectly compliments the rest of it that it is art, as are the haunting accompanying visuals.

Best ‘Work Out or Twerk Out’ Anime ED

Are you embarrassed? I just wrote the word ‘twerk’, I know I’m embarrassed, but I think its appropriate for this because this is exactly the kind of song you could work out to at the gym or just dance along to in your living room like a dork. It’s “Tokimeki☆Climax” by Misha Takanashi (Haruka Shiraishi) & Tsubame Kamoi (Manami Numakura) from ‘UzaMaid!’ and its a flawlessly infectious, high energy masterpiece of an ED!

The ‘It’s Got 20+ Naked Girls In The ED so of course I’m going to give it an Award’ award. A.k.a The Cactus Matt Special.

I think the title sums that up pretty well, yeah? What’s there more to say? 
“Junsei Erotic” by Mia REGINA from ‘Senran Kagura: Shinovi Master’. Also, unsurprisingly I can’t find the video online. But that’s probably for the best.

*headbanging intensifies* ED that rocks the most!

This ED could have easily been awarded ‘most surprising’ too, but I thought that almost mitigated just how legitimately excellent of a song this is. As a fan of heavy metal “Inkyainparusu” by Hina Kino, Rika Nagae, & Konomi Kohara from ‘Asobi Asobase’ is legit, like there’s no joke here, this isn’t some tongue-in-cheek ~pretending~ to be metal this is hardcore, authentic, head-banging awesomeness!

The “I didn’t watch this anime but the ED makes me want to” Award

This one was hard to think of because OP’s are the things that are suppose to ‘sell a show’ not ED’s. That said “Hiizuru Basho” by Omedetai Atama de Naniyori from ‘Hinomaru Sumo’ has pretty much sold me on watching this show someday, and no-mean feat either since I don’t even like boy-related sports anime, that’s how good of an ED this is!

The JoJo Award for Outstanding Picking of An Existing English Language Song for an ED

Jojo knows how to pick an ED and “Freek’n You” by Jodeci from ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures Part 5: Golden Wind’ is one for the ages. I don’t watch the show, I didn’t know this song previous to it being made the ED but I’m so glad it exists in harmony together. 

~Honourable Mentions~

Like with the OP list I’ve limited my Honourable Mentions to 3 because otherwise we’d be here all day!

“Buntline Special” by VickeBlanka from ‘Double Decker! Doug & Kirill’
“Saiaku no Hi demo Anata ga Suki.” by Serizawa from ‘How Not To Summon A Demon Lord’
“LAST GAME” by Zwei from ‘Steins;Gate 0’

The Best Anime ED of 2018

From the first time I heard this ED I knew it’d be number 1 at the end of the year and it’ll likely be one of my favourite of all time for the rest of time. I’ve always thought this was a ~controversial pick~ but a lot of other people seem to have gravitated towards it too so maybe it is as amazing as I’ve always thought. The Best Anime ED of 2018 is “Wiseman no Theme” by Wiseman from Last Period – the journey to the end of the despair’. This ED is energy and joy incarnate, it is too good for us mortals, we do not deserve its brilliance and yet here it is.

And there we have it, my weird, award style list of the Best Anime ED’s of 2018! What did you think of my picks? Leave a comment below and let me know! Thanks for reading!

Previous Seasonal OP & ED Lists:

10 Best OP’s Winter 2018
10 Worst OP’s Winter 2018
10 Best ED’s Winter 2018
5 Worst ED’s Winter 2018
10 Best OP’s Spring 2018
10 Worst OP’s Spring 2018
10 Best ED’s Spring 2018
5 Worst ED’s Spring 2018
15 Best OP’s Summer 2018
5 Worst OP’s Summer 2018
10 Best ED’s Summer 2018
10 Worst ED’s Summer 2018
10 Best OP’s Fall 2018
10 Worst OP’s Fall 2018
10 Best ED’s Fall 2018
5 Worst ED’s Fall 2018

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Best Anime OP’s 2018

Taking a look back at the Best Anime OP’s of the whole year of 2018

So as you might be aware I’ve been listing my best and worse OP’s and ED’s of each season this year. But rather than just pick my 10 favourites from all the previous ‘top’ lists, I’ve decided to do something a little different for the final best of OP list of the year. I’ve decided to break it down into categories, almost like an awards show (albeit a bit less rigid than most). Also unlike the previous seasonal lists I’m taking into account the visuals as well as the music and whatever bias I have towards the show will be fully on display–where applicable. So with that out of the way let’s take a look at what I consider the Best Anime OP’s of 2018!

Coolest Anime OP

What’s cool for one person may not always be cool for another, but as far as straight up stylish and flashy visuals mixing with a rocking song, nothing comes close to “Break In To Break Out” by Lynn from ‘Persona 5 The Animation’.

Anime OP That Best Represents The Tone Of The Show

Sometimes an OP can give a good visual representation of what a show is like, but fails to capture the quintessential essence of the series–the ~feeling~.  However, “Iwanai kedo ne.” by Yuiko Oohara from ‘Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san’ embodies not just the characters, the setting and the tone perfectly but also the youthful innocence and charm of youth and young love.

Best Vocals In An Anime OP

I know I shouldn’t be so surprised when are Voice Actor has a good singing voice, after all most if not all of them do in-fact sing anime OP’s and ED’s as a part of their jobs, however sometimes a vocalist will blow you away as was the case with “Touka no Manimani” by Nao Toyama from ‘Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits’. Not only are the vocals sublime but the song is terrifically beautiful and matches with the ethereal and mysterious vibe of the visuals too.

Sexiest Anime OP

Along with what’s “cool”, what’s “sexy” is subjective too. But this is my site so you all have to deal with my opinions! For me, obvious things are sexy, boobs are sexy, skimpy outfits are sexy, pin-up style still poses are sexy and apparently now I can add vaguely animal girls to that list too thanks to “killing bites” by fripSide from ‘Killing Bites’.

The “I can’t speak Japanese but I’ll try and sing along anyway” Award

It’s hard to sing along to a catchy song, even harder still when the lyrics aren’t provided on screen but sometimes a song is so damn catchy you just try your hardest, even if it’s just in your head! Few songs in 2018 were just as joyously infectious as “Mission! Ken Kou Dai Ichi” by Sekkekkyuu (Kana Hanazawa), Hakkekkyuu (Tomoaki Maeno), Killer T Saibou (Daisuke Ono), Macrophage (Kikuko Inoue) from ‘Cells At Work!’

Anime Is Art, OP Edition

We all know anime is art, but sometimes an OP can be its own little piece of art both with regard to visuals and audio. “Kimi ni Furete” by Riko Azuna from ‘Bloom Into You’ more than meets the criteria to be called art with its contemplative and evocative music and vocals accompanied by a simply stunning set of imagery–put this in a museum or something!

Sadly there’s no version of the OP on Youtube with the actual visuals so enjoy this still image.

Most ~Angsty~ Anime OP

Gotta love that teenage ~angst~ and you know what’s even better? When an OP can convey a series’ angst through the power of music and visuals alone (and maybe the lyrics, I don’t know, I didn’t get a chance to see the lyrics for this one, but we can only assume). “Azalea” by nano.RIPE from ‘Citrus’, is ripe (pun intended) with the gay teen angst and I love it!

The Anime OP that gives me the “feels”

“The Girls Are Alright” by saya from ‘A Place Further Than The Universe’. This is a great song, with great visuals but what makes it even better is just remembering how excellent this show was and how powerful so many of the emotional moments in this show were, even just listening to the song brings a tear to my eye.

The ‘Two Sides Of The Same Coin’ Award

I’m not even sure I’m using that term correctly, but basically this pick is for a show that has two OP’s (one for each cour) and they are ostensibly the same song, but I feel like each one has enough differences (both musically and visually) that they both deserve a mention. They are “KISS OF DEATH” by Mika Nakashima x Hyde from ‘Darling In The FranXX’. Listen to both below, if I had to pick a favourite I’d say it’s the second cour OP, while I enjoy the “sexiness” of the first, the second is too beautiful to ignore.

OP 1.
OP 2.

Rock Out With Your OP Out

Sometimes a song just rocks too hard for it to be ignored and “found & lost” by Survive Said The Prophet from ‘BANANA FISH’ definitely is one of them! Plus the visuals are just so polished and well-suited that I’d have been crazy not to mention it!

The “I didn’t watch this anime but the OP makes me want to” Award

There were a few top quality OP’s that made me intrigued enough to want to watch the show they were attached to. But none made quite the impact like “Voracity” by MYTH & ROID from ‘Overlord III’, because damn this song is quirky and irresistible and I mean just look at all those good-looking evil girls in the video… you make a tasty proposition Overlord, very very tasty.

The ‘Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai’ Award For Overall Excellence In An Anime OP

No, “Kimi no Sei” by the peggies from ‘Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai‘ isn’t my pick for Best OP. Rather it’s OP is just so well polished from beginning to end and has a song that has the sort of crossover mainstream appeal that were we living in a just universe it’d be on the charts in the West that I decided to create an entire category just so I could mention this OP. It’s my site and I can do what I want!

~Honourable Mentions~

There were just so many top quality OP’s I felt I needed to mention 3 more that were just on the cusp of being included but missed out because, well, I didn’t want this list to get too long to be honest! They are:
“SHINY DAYS” by Asaka from ‘Laid Back Camp’
“Colors Power ni Omakasero!” by Colors☆Slash from ‘Mitsuboshi Colors’
“One Room Sugar Life” by Akari Nanawo from ‘Happy Sugar Life’
All of them worthy of mention to be sure!

The Best Anime OP of 2018

Regardless of this pick it’s probably going to disappoint someone such is the nature of this business of picking a best anything but here we go, my pick for the Best Anime OP of 2018 is “Flashback” by MIYAVI vs. KenKen from ‘Kokkoku’. It’s probably an anime few people remember, I think I enjoyed it more than most people (you can read my review of it here) but what stood out week-after-week was that OP. Does it fit the tone of the show? Not at all. Is it a genre of music I generally listen to? Not really. But is it the most mesmerising, toe-tapping, energetic and all round spectacular OP of the year? You bet it is!

And there we have it, my weird, award style list of the Best Anime OP’s of 2018! What did you think of this different approach to presenting a list? What did you think of my picks?! Leave a comment below and let me know! Thanks for reading!

Previous Seasonal OP & ED Lists:

10 Best OP’s Winter 2018
10 Worst OP’s Winter 2018
10 Best ED’s Winter 2018
5 Worst ED’s Winter 2018
10 Best OP’s Spring 2018
10 Worst OP’s Spring 2018
10 Best ED’s Spring 2018
5 Worst ED’s Spring 2018
15 Best OP’s Summer 2018
5 Worst OP’s Summer 2018
10 Best ED’s Summer 2018
10 Worst ED’s Summer 2018
10 Best OP’s Fall 2018
10 Worst OP’s Fall 2018
10 Best ED’s Fall 2018
5 Worst ED’s Fall 2018

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Awards Tag – Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award

Awards Tag – Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award

Been a while since you’ve done one of these, eh? An award tag? Yeah… almost like nobody is nominating me…

Ahem I mean us.

You’re kidding of course? Of course, after all seems like most of the bloggers I follow are too busy producing really high quality content. Like seriously so many good ‘essay’ style posts out there, kinda makes my episodic reviews feel a bit lackluster by comparison…

Enough feeling sorry for youself you have an award tag to do! Oh right!

So what’s this one and who nominated you? It’s The Brotherhood of the World blogging award! And I was nominated by Irina!

Great, and I take it there are some rules before we get down to the meat of the post? Yup:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the questions sent to you.
3. Nominate around 10 others.
4. Create your own set of questions for your nominees and display the rules.

Cool, and now for Irina’s questions, yeah? Mmhmm! And they’re good ones too (it’s most of the reason I’m doing this tag in the first place!)

1. Who’s the last anime character you identified with and why?

This was a hard one to answer, I don’t think I’ve ever fully identified with an anime character, rather I gravitate towards portions of their personality. The more I thought about it though the more I kept coming back to Kazuki Kazumi from the Grisaia series–specifically in Eden of Grisaia. I really relate to her deadpan sense of humour, her calm nature under pressure, her logical mind and her vaguely perverted outlook. Also, like her, I too am a genius whose mind is being used by a corrupt government to power an all-knowing super computer. What? It could be true, as far as you know!

2. Is there an anime universe you would want to live in?

Another tough question but for different reasons, I thought about the life I have now and where I’d ~ideally~ like to live, the answer to that question is my life is pretty good but I’d always like to live in Japan. However, I could pick any ol’ slice of life show to live in and then “BAM” I’d be in Japan–but that hardly makes for the most compelling answer now does it? Plus my life would more or less be the same as it is now just with extra Otaku. So instead, I pick the ‘Konosuba’ anime universe! Why? Because I get to be an adventurer in a fantasy world that’s ~vaguely~ threatening but not really plus there’s that kinky succubus club I could visit whenever I felt like it.

3. I hope you answered the last question – what would your job be in that universe?

I know I said adventurer, but let’s face it–I’d probably be a bartender or something… unless I get to be a woman in that other world! In which case I’d *censored* all the *censored* and then *censored* the *censored*!

4. Who would you like to do a collab with (real or imaginary)

Do you mean “collaborate” in the physical sense? Because I’ve got a list of waifus who I’d like to do the ‘horizontal collab’ with? …Oh you mean on my blog, ahahaha… why didn’t you say so… ahem… I could collab with any of the vaguely ‘writer’ types, maybe someone like Futaba from Persona 5… oh wait I’m still thinking of the ‘horizontal collab’ aren’t I….

5. Is there a character trait (physical or personality) that you always love to see?


And so that’s the five questions… man you have some issues… This is true.

So what now, don’t you have to nominate some people and come up with your own questions? Probably, but I’m gonna cheat and just say whoever I nominate can answer Irina’s questions instead–can’t be bothered coming up with questions of my own!

Fair enough… I suppose… so who are you nominating? I’ve got a few people in mind (not 10 though, that’s a crazy number, I’ll settle for 5)… though if you don’t want to participate feel free to ignore this! I don’t mind!

We done now? I got places to be… Sure you do. Thanks for reading, hope these answers weren’t too awkward (but let’s face it, you’re pretty much all expecting these kind of answers from me at this point…)

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2 Neat 2 Curious (Real Neat Blog Award) – Untold Questions

An Award Tag about the Real Neat Blog Award

Hey-o! Another award! Two in fact! That’s right, hence the ridiculously lame blog title… this time I was nominated by Aldael and Shaddowcat99!

So what are the rules for this award tag?

  1. Display the award logo.

  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.

  3. Answer their questions.

  4. Nominate 5 to 10 bloggers.

  5. Ask 7 questions.

Great! So let’s get on with the questions since there’s twice as many this time! Right! First off Aldael’s questions.

  • How and when do you usually watch anime?
    Always on the television, through the PS4’s various anime apps (Crunchyroll, AnimeLab, Funimation Now) and usually in the evening. Except on the weekends when it’s usually most of the day and night.
  • How many people know about anime being your hobby? How do they react to it?
    I don’t know that many people irl (sad I know right) but I don’t hide it, I’m proud of my geeky hobby. And whenever somebody I don’t know asks about it, I’ll go ahead and tell them that anime is my hobby until their eyes glaze over and they lose interest entirely.
  • Which two anime series you would choose to make a crossover of?
    This is a difficult question, so many to pick from! I guess I’ll go for the one that’d make the most interesting show and say a crossover between Steins;Gate and Assassination Classroom, for reasons I won’t get into lest I spoil the latter…
  • Which anime portrays food in the tastiest way?
    Probably Food Wars! Gotta love attractive anime girls in close proximity to food, wait that’s not what you meant by ‘tasty’ is it?
  • What’s the tastiest vegetable?
    My initial reaction was to say Potato, because I love potatoes (specifically chips) but thinking about potatoes aren’t actually tasty by themselves you usually have to add fats and salt and seasoning to add to the effect. So strictly based on the vegetable itself without adding anything extra, my answer would be a chilli pepper.
  • What’s the tallest place you’ve ever been at?
    Landmark Tower in Yokohama, Japan, I actually stayed in a hotel room on the 54th floor—its the second tallest building in Japan.
  • You find yourself in a middle of a desert with a lion, a jaguar, a puma and a tiger surrounding you from all the sides. Which way do you go?
    I dig down so they can’t find me and then hopefully wake up from this nightmare!

So that’s one batch of questions down, next lot please! The second lot is a bit different, Shaddowcat was inspired by the questions given to her by Lina and so they are… well you’ll catch on soon enough.

I like the idea of hats, but hats don’t like the idea of me. Apparently my head is too big and they just look weird on me. Everyone says so… Oh well!

Like blow-up dolls? That’s where my head went first… but no thank you… I’ll take my dakimakura over those cheap plastic creations any day!

The first thing I think of is Pyramid Song by Radiohead. One of my favourite non-anime songs of all time.

We’ve got a pet bird, it’s a cockatiel named Bella and it’s noisy and hateful.

I actually like the dentists, weird huh? I never used to, I had a super bad experience when I was a teenager where the dentist was actually standing on the chair trying to rip a particularly stubborn tooth out of my mouth. Ever since then whenever I go to the dentist I just kind of think ‘nothing could be as bad as that’ and just kind of mellow out and enjoy all the attention.

I prefer tacos, or nachos, or enchiladas, or taquitos. But they’re okay I guess!

This Video?

I have that exact image on a t-shirt, does that answer your question? 

Well that was different, but good different! Yeah that was a lot of fun, in fact for my set of questions I’m going to do the same, mostly because it’s a lot easier than coming up with original questions, but also because it might be fun for some others to partake! But first the nominees, as always there’s no obligation to participate if you’ve already done it or are too busy or just don’t feel like it!

Slice of Alfredo
Ayappi’s Room
The Animanga Spellbook

Cool, and you’re questions? All one word questions, this oughta be fun!

Suitably vague, terrific. All done then? Yep, thanks everyone for reading and thanks again to Aldael and Shaddowcat99 for the nominations!

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The Unique Blogger Award & The Real Neat Blog Award – Untold Questions

An Untold Questions blog detailing The Unique Blogger Award and the Real Neat Blog Award.

Hey guess what?! What?

You got nominated for an award again! No way!

Guess what? Err, what?

I lied! You got nominated for TWO awards! Man, you guys are the best!

So first is the Unique Blogger Award. I guess that’s the nice way of saying you’re weird… Thanks to Arthifis for the nomination! I’m so unique I got nominated for this twice now!

Don’t let it go to your head! Too late!

So what are the rules?

  1. Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nomination you.
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award!
  4. Ask them three questions.

Seems straightforward enough! So on with the questions!

Question 1: What kind of show/book/anime/videogame (basically anything from the entertainment industry) are you into right now?

Oh, this is a tough one! I’ve always got my fingers in many pies (to borrow a totally innocent but crude sounding euphemism!) Right now though I’m really into Amanchu! I’m only halfway through the first season but I love it. It’s not my favourite of all time, just what I’m into right now.

Question 2: Is there anything you would change about yourself?

My crippling levels of anxiety! I’m always afraid people have ulterior motives and are out to get me, yay paranoia!

Question 3: If you only could use 3 words to describe your blog which ones would they be?

Blanket Fuck Vampire. Oh? To describe my blog? Um… Anime Question Answer?

I—I—Okay… Moving on… Something on your mind?

“Blanket Fuck Vampire”? What on earth?! It was the first 3 words that came to mind in the moment…

So now nominate some peeps. Right, so I don’t think I’ll be able to nominate as many as the award wants, so I’m just going to nominate people I don’t think I’ve seen awards blogs from(?), and mostly new followers of mine, also as per usual, if you don’t want to participate there’s no obligation!


Great, and now you have to be creative and come up with questions to ask them! So much pressure to be funny or good!

Question 1:If you had to get a tattoo of an anime character who would it be and where on your body?

Question 2: If you could do anything as a job and get paid for it, what would it be?

Question 3: Have you ever had an ‘encounter’ with an unexplained or supernatural phenomena? (UFO, ghost, etc.)

Great, and now on to the second award for this post The Real Neat Blog Award! Thank you to Moyatori for the nomination!

And the rules for this award?

  1. Display The Award Logo
  2. Thank The Blogger Who Nominated You
  3. Answer The Questions of The One Who Nominated You
  4. Nomination 5-10 Bloggers
  5. Ask Them 7 Questions

And what questions did they ask you? Some really dark ones! So prepare yourselves!

1. When you get bored at work or in class, what do you do to pass the time?

Well I’m currently unemployed, but when I was working I’d just peruse Twitter. If I had a lot of time to kill I’d work on whatever novel I was writing, just jotting down ideas on my phone. Mobile phones are the best, aren’t they?

2. What’s your go-to insult?

I’m fond of calling people ‘dingus’ or ‘dangus’ or some variant on it.

3. What song is really relatable to you (at the moment or just in general)?

It’s always ‘Ordinary World’ by Duran Duran.

4. How do you feel about small talk?

Nice weather we’re having, huh? Yeah small talk kinda sucks but I understand the need for it, sometimes it’s better than hearing strangers talk about politics and other triggering conversations.

5. Do you have a recurring nightmare/dream? (The plot doesn’t have to be the same. General themes, formats, feelings?)

I’ve been having chronic nightmares since childhood, they generally change though depending on what’s going on in my real life. Like the worst my real life is the more gentle the nightmares and vice versa. But I’ve consistently had nightmares about being in the last few weeks of high school and not having done any of my final assignments. Either that or plane crashes.

6. When you have a nightmare about being chased, what’s your usual method of escape? (Do you fly/fall/leap/run/freeze? If you fly, I’m especially curious about how flying feels for you)

Funnily enough, despite all my nightmares I don’t ever seem to have the ones about being chased. But to answer that second part I used to have dreams about flying, but it was always uncontrollable, like I’d suddenly start floating and kinda get stuck on the ceiling like a rogue helium balloon, it was fun but pretty useless.

7. Borrowed from my last award post: if you must murder someone, how would you commit the perfect murder?

Compiling tips and tricks, huh? I don’t know to be honest, I really don’t think about these kinds of things. Sorry!

You chickened out with the last answer didn’t you. Shut up.

So who are you nominating? Like the first one, I’m only picking a few, not the amount it said to, also as always no obligation to complete it yourself!

Kay Tea
Ka Chan

Great, and what are your seven questions you want them to answer. It was hard enough coming up with the three from the first award so I’m going to re-use those three and add four more.

Question 1: If you had to get a tattoo of an anime character who would it be and where on your body?

Question 2: If you could do anything as a job and get paid for it, what would it be?

Question 3: Have you ever had an ‘encounter’ with an unexplained or supernatural phenomena? (UFO, ghost, etc.)

Question 4: Who do you think is the cutest non-human anime character? (Animal/creature/etc.)

Question 5: Where’s your favourite place in your house to relax?

Question 6: What token/piece did you play in Monopoly?

Question 7: What is currently your phone’s wallpaper? (Attach an image if you like otherwise just naming it is fine too.)

Man, hard hitting questions… Quiet! It’s harder than it looks… besides my brain kept coming up with dirty questions and it was distracting!

You’re terrible. Thanks all for reading, I hope you enjoyed my answers and thanks again to Arthifis and Moyatori for the nominations!

One Lovely Blog Award and 50 Followers! – Untold Questions

An Untold Questions blog about ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ and reaching 50 Followers.

What’s crackin’? Excuse me?

I’m trying to bring it back… “what’s crackin’?” Please don’t.

Fine, so what’s going on? DING! DING! DING! Announcement! Anime Q and A has hit 50 Followers! Well, 51 as of this morning, but wow! I’m so grateful to all the people who’ve followed, commented and liked my content, it means so much to me!


Congrats! And so I take it there’s more to this post then that an announcement? Indeed! We’ve won another award! The ‘One Lovely Blog Award’!

“Lovely” huh? I never thought I’d see someone describe your site as that but I guess it takes all sorts… Don’t be mean! Keiko’s Anime Blog was lovely enough to nominate me!

Fine, fine… so what are the rules?

  1. Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions they ask.
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers for the same award in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family.
  4. Ask them 11 questions that you are dying for the answer to!

Geez, 11! So many 11’s. Coincidentally 11 is my favourite number so #themoreyoukno.

So let’s get on with answering these questions! Yes, let’s!

1. Do you share your birthday with one of your favourite anime characters? (If you don’t know, use this link to check. It is in Japanese but its easy to navigate. The green box with the numbers are the months so that’s where you start. The days will appear once you choose your month and then you’ll get a list of characters.)

Nope! I know my birthday is close to a few of my favourites, but no favourites on the actual day.

2. Following on from that, do you share your birthday with a character you dislike?

Well, seems like most of the characters I share a birthday with are from anime I don’t watch or who are boring side characters, so if I had to pick the most disliked out of the bunch it’d be Ishida Keigo from My First Girlfriend is a Gal, very forgettable and boring character.

3. If you could be the protagonist of an anime, what type of protagonist would you be and what would you call yourself?

I’d be a super nice guy at the centre of a harem, and I’d be called Saboten-kun.

4. If you were a pirate, what would you be called?

Arrrgh! I be Cap’n Weeb-beard the Pervy! (Sorry that was terrible…)

5. You have been transported to the times of King Arthur. Who would you be?

Was King Arthur fictional? I know so little about this particular period… um, can I be Merlin? Magic seems pretty OP.

6. Following on from that question, what would your choice of weapon and horse be called?

A magic wand, 10¾” long, made of vine wood, and possessing a dragon heartstring core (NERD) and my horse would be Centorea (PERV).

7. If you were caught outside in a snowstorm, what would you do?

Well I know what I’d do if I was caught in a Sandstorm. *dances*

8. What one thing are you proud to own?

I had to think about this for a long time, because while I own a lot of things I’ve never really thought about being ‘proud’ of any of said things, I mean I like the things I own, but proud? Huh… this kind of gave me the (sad?) realisation that there’s nothing I’m proud of that I own. Nothing physical or tangible at least.

9. What’s the weirdest song you’ve ever heard?

I guess it depends what the individual deems as weird, I like weird stuff so something that’s pretty normal for me might be weird to you. Ummm…

10. Have you ever started watching/reading something and forced yourself to finish it despite it being terrible? If so, what was it?

Well I have a rule about not dropping shows so yes, I’ve watched some pretty bad shows. None of I reviewed on the site before though because I tend to prefer writing about things I like as it makes me happy, but I should probably get around to some more negative reviews lest everyone think I like everything I watch. The worst anime I’ve watched all the way through is ‘Wanna Be The Strongest In The World’.

11. What anime are you planning to watch from the spring season?

My Hero Academia 3, Steins;Gate 0, Tokyo Ghoul:re, Food Wars 3 (part 2), Gun Gale Online, High School DxD Hero, Persona 5 the Animation, Devils Line, Mahou Shoujo Site, The Caligula Effect, Jikken-hin Kazoku: Creatures Family Days, Dorei-ku the Animation, Lostorage Conflated WIXOSS, Mahou Shoujo Ore, Comic Girls, Uma Masume: Pretty Derby, Tachibanakan Triangle, Alice or Alice, Hisone to Maso-tan. Plus some more probably…

Phew! We made it through… wait how many shows are you watching next season?! A lot. At least that’s the plan anyway!

Yikes! Oh wait, that effects me too, doesn’t it! That’s right! More work for you buddy!

Right, so back to the awards post, you have to nominate 11 people now! ‘Kay, so by now I’ve probably nominated everybody I follow for one of these types of awards, so sorry if there’s a double up! Also, there’s no obligation to do this yourself if you don’t have the time!
NegativePrimes (curiouslydeadcat)
Nesha e
Tessa Who was officially my 50th Follower! Thank you!

Okay and now 11 questions! Okay then! Forgive me if these questions are a bit lacking, this has been a long post to write!

  1. What’s your favourite thing to drink on a cold Winter’s day?
  2. What’s something that you used to love as a child (food, show, anything) that you don’t like now?
  3. Where do you watch the majority of your anime? (TV, computer, smart phone)
  4. If you could have any item from an anime be real and only you’re allowed to have it, what would it be?
  5. Do you collect anything? If so what?
  6. If you had to describe yourself in a song lyric (or whole song) what would it be?
  7. Do you own any anime figurines? If not, what character would you like to have as an anime figurine?
  8. Say something negative about something you love.
  9. Say something positive about something you hate.
  10. What’s one anime you wish would get another season?
  11. You’re having a dream where you’re walking down a path across a field and the path forks off. One path goes into a grove, the other goes into a forest. Do you 1) Go to the grove, 2) Go to the forest, 3) Turn back.

That last question was a little weird… I’ve been reading ‘No Matter How I Look At It It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular’ and so it got stuck in my head.

Right, well that’s it then, all criteria fulfilled! Yay! Thanks again to Keiko for the nomination and thanks all for reading!

Real Neat Blog Award – Untold Questions

An Untold Questions blog regarding the ‘Real Neat Blog’ award.

Guess what? What!

Someone thinks you’re ‘real neat’ enough to get an award. Do they think I’m hip and happening and far out and outta sight, too?

Or maybe they just think you’re ‘neat’ as in ‘tidy’? I will also accept that.

But seriously you were nominated for another award ‘The Real Neat Blog Award’ (again)! Somehow I feel like that should read the ‘Real NEET Blog Award’ seems more appropriate all things considered.

I don’t know what that means. Quiet, normie!

Anyway… The Spooky Red Head nominated you! Truly the spookiest of redheads! Thanks for the nomination!

You know the drill, rules plz. Right, 1. Display The Award Logo, 2. Thank The Blogger Who Nominated You, 3. Answer The Questions Of The One Who Nominated You, 4. Nomination 5-10 Bloggers, 5. Ask Them 7 Questions.

Thems the rules! “Thems?”

Shut up, let’s just get to the questions…

  1. Do you have a favourite Care Bear?

That’s like asking if I favourite child! No, I have no children and I have no care bears that I care for, NEXT QUESTION!

  1. What about a favourite My Little Pony?

Why do I feel like I’m being interrogated here? No I’ve never masturbated to MLP hentai, no matter how much you torture me I’ll never admit to it in a court of law! But seriously, no, I do not partake of the “pony”.

  1. Who’s your favourite sailor scout?

Whichever one was gay with the other one, the one where in the English dub they made them sister’s because… “we shan’t dare have something as debauched as same sex relations on this cartoon!” Yeah but I never watched much Sailor Moon either! Talk about the trifecta of animated shows I’ve never watched! 

  1. What genre of music do you like?

I like all genres, except country. Literally, just a look at my iTunes playlist it’s 8000+ tracks of the most random musical choices. But if I had to pick one genre it would be ~alternative~

  1. Do you have a favourite animal?

Do monster girls count? Because I’m partial to a snake girl, bird girl, horse girl and spider girl from Monster Musume… if not and you mean actual boring ass non-anime animal, then I dunno, a flamingo I guess…

  1. Favourite subject in school?

English, because I got to be a smart ass. And Japanese because I am become weeb.

  1. What’s your favourite Disney movie?

What makes you think this ‘Frozen Heart’ of mine likes Disney movies? Just ‘Let it Go’ already… ‘For The First Time In Forever’ I don’t have an answer, okay?

And that’s all the questions now? Yup.

So now you have to nominate 5-10 bloggers! So I heard… right so I nominate:

@negativeprimes (Curiously Dead Cat)

@wdbox (YahariBento)

@jiraiyan (Otaku Orbit)

@keikosanimeblog (Keiko’s Anime Blog)

@magicconan14 (Animanga Spellbook)

To those nominated just know there’s no obligation to make a post, I know things are busy for everyone, just take it in your stride. And to those I’ve neglected to nominate, SORRY! It’s hard to keep track!

And now you have to come up with 7 questions to ask them, no pressure to be interesting and funny FYI… FFFFFFFFFFFUUUU…

Questions? Right, so the questions are:

  1. If you had a BILLION money (currency of your choosing), how much of it would you spend on anime/manga?
  2. What’s your favourite Pokemon!?
  3. Do you play video games? If so what’s your favourite? (Or one of your favourites)
  4. If you could go back and time and tell your child self one thing, what would it be?
  5. How much money would it take for you to walk around the streets of your country’s biggest city holding a dakimakura (body pillow) of your favourite anime character?
  6. What do you like to put on your ice cream?
  7. What’s the meaning of your life? #toodeepforme

And that’s it is it? I think so! Man these award blogs are too much fun! At this point I think I’ve nominated nearly every one of my followers so from here out expect some repetition in who I nominate! Time to sleep now!

Goodnight. ‘Night.

Brotherhood of the World Award – Untold Questions

An Untold Questions blog about the Brotherhood of the World award.

Another award? I’m running out of space on the walls for all these awards!

What walls? This is a virtual space. The walls of my heart.

Oh dear. So what’s this award? Brotherhood of the World Award!?

Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants? I don’t… I don’t know what that is…

I’m sure someone will get a chuckle out of that. Don’t quit your day job.

This is my day job. Ugh, sorry.

Get on with it! Right, so I was nominated by Ruyji of Ryuji Tatsuya’s Anime Corner!

Cool, so what are the rules? Your such a square! Forget about the rules man… okay nevermind, the rules are: Thank the Person who nominated you and link back to their blog. Answer the questions sent to you. Nominated around 10 bloggers. Create your own set of questions for your nominees and display the rules… well obviously…

‘Kay, so what questions do you have?

  1. Briefly Describe Your Blogging Style (Where is your favourite blogging spot/what is your favourite blogging tool).

Well, I can blog just about anywhere but my favourite place in my apartment is my anime office (it’s just an office filled with lots of anime merch). Either that or on the couch in the living room. I almost exclusively blog from my MacBook, but occasionally tap out a blog on my phone when I’m away from the lounge or office…

  1. How do you manage your blogging and blog reading time?

I only follow like 50 people at the moment so it’s easy, I read every blog that’s relevant to my interests, live my life, and do a couple of blogs a day. But then again blogging comes exceptionally easy to me in the 20 Question Format. It’s just so much fun, that I don’t ever feel like it’s taking up too much time.

  1. Who is your most read author?

Assuming this means manga author the answer is Okayado of Monster Musume fame. Not my favourite author mind you, just the one I’ve read the most of. But if you ask me this in a couple of months time the answer will probably be different, I’m getting into manga reading in a big way, more than I ever have in the past.

  1. How did you come up with your blogging name?

By this I assume you mean the name of my blog. In which case it’s actually a bit of a story (though not particularly interesting but here goes…) Originally the name of this blog was to be ‘Questionable Anime’ but the irl waifu thought it was too confusing of a pun of a name and suggested ‘Questioning Anime’, but upon making a wordpress blog I found out that name was taken by a blog that had been deleted for years. So I was just casually browsing Twitter when I saw the #qanda pop up on my feed. It being the official hashtag of a shitty Australian show where racist people argue with people of colour and I thought, “hmm, anime q and a, there’s some SEO to be had there.” And the rest is history!

  1. What Keeps You Blogging?

Existential dread? Alcohol? The constant approval of my peers? No, to be honest it’s just wanting to talk about anime; something I love more than anything else in this dumb world.

Now that that’s done with you have to nominate 10 people! It’s hard to keep track of all the people I nominate over these various awards, so hopefully I don’t double up and sorry if I missed you! Also I’m only nominating 5 people.

But… but the rules?! No!

Fine, who are your FIVE nominees? They are these fine bloggers! Also, as usual no obligation to do it if you’re too busy or already have been nominated!
Rose @Wretched and Divine
Lili’s Blissful Pages
A Nerdy Perspective
Moyatori of The Moyatorium

Cool, also don’t you have to come up with your own questions for them? Nah.

What do you mean? I think those same questions will be fine, besides Ruyji did the same, so precedent and all that.

You’re just being lazy, aren’t you? Why can’t it be both!

Sure. Whatever. Thanks for reading!

The Unique Blogger Award – Untold Questions

An Untold Questions post regarding the Unique Blogger Award.

Congratulations! We got another award! Who’s this we business, we all know I’m the star of the show.

Sure sure, so what’s the award? The Unique Blogger Award!

‘Unique’ huh? I guess that’s one word for it… Hey! I’m a unique and beautiful snowflake.

Moving on… who nominated you? A Nerdy Perspective! Thank you so much! You should check out their site!

Cool. So what are the rules for this award? Share the link of the blogger who nominated you. Answer the questions provided. Nominate 8-13 people. And ask them 3 questions.

Seems simple enough! So what questions did you get?

  1. What is one food you couldn’t live without?

If you’d asked me this a couple of months ago I would have said hot chips or ‘fries’ as some other countries like to put it. But recently they’ve not been agreeing with (must just be because I’m getting old!) So instead I’ll say white rice.

  1. What are you listening to at the moment? (This could include bands, artists and genres.)

I have a very varied musical taste, of the 8000+ song on my ITunes library only 600+ are anime songs but I mostly listen to the whole thing on shuffle! So it’s a very eclectic list! When it comes to anime music I generally only listen to OP and ED songs, but a couple of Japanese artists who I’ve downloaded full albums for are, MONORAL, moumoon and Nothing’s Carved In Stone.

  1. What is your favourite anime this season? Or favourite anime at the moment if you don’t have one!

Oh! Tough question! The critical pick is probably A Place Further Than The Universe for the amazing animation and genuinely touching story and characters. But if I’m being honest, Slow Start is just a show I adore and will probably be something I obsess over long after it’s done.

Tch. You and your ‘cute girls’. You were listening?

Obviously, what else am I going to do? Fair ‘nuff. Well that was fun! Thanks again A Nerdy Perspective for the nomination and great question, I’m a total whore for answering questions about myself.

Not to mention a whore fullstop. Whoa! Easy now!

So who are you nominating? My nominations are:
Auri @Manga Toritsukareru Koto
Keiko @Keiko’s Anime Blog
Chizurue of Midnight Ravings
Shadowcat99 @Exploring The World of Anime and Manga
Thespookyredhead @The Spooky Red Head
Remyfool @the lily garden
Negativeprimes @Welcome to Curiously Dead Cat

Also if any of you don’t want to do the whole answering of questions thing that’s cool too! Speaking of which…

Your questions? Yes I was getting to that! My questions are going to cover by three favourite M’s:

  1. Manga! Assuming you read it, what is your favourite?
  2. Music! Favourite band/artist?
  3. Merch! Favourite anime merch you own?

 And we’re done? For now… thanks everyone for reading!