Day 13 of Otakutober: Trick-or-Treat! What is Candy Pop Scary Anime?

Happy Halloweeb to all my ghosts and ghouls of Otakutober! We have officially made it to the FINAL day of 13 Days of Otakutober! Fear not because instead of having tricks for you today, we’re going to take a walk on the sweet side and end the month with some treats. Thanks to everyone who … More Day 13 of Otakutober: Trick-or-Treat! What is Candy Pop Scary Anime?

Day 12 of Otakutober: It’s getting haunted in here- Haunted Houses and Tests of Courage

Alright, everyone here’s another trope blog where I, Star, get a little heated in our 13 Days of Otakutober event. Because we know that you love to read my ramblings and fury. So cheers to yet another trope. Haunted houses and Test of Courage. In Shoujo, tests of courage often lead to ridiculous outcomes. One … More Day 12 of Otakutober: It’s getting haunted in here- Haunted Houses and Tests of Courage

Day 11 of Otakutober: I’ve got a date with a Vampire! -Horror Otome Games

Hello everyone welcome back to Otaku Thursday, our final Otakutober edition. If you were around yesterday, your heard my rant about monster love stories in anime. You know how vampires were just the go to? Well, today I’m going to be talking about something else in the same vein: “horror” and/or supernatural otome games. Where … More Day 11 of Otakutober: I’ve got a date with a Vampire! -Horror Otome Games

Day 10 of Otakutober: It’s a Monster Mash!: Shoujo “monster” tropes

I bet you’ve looked at this title and wondered one thing: why is monster in quotations? Well my friends of the spook season, I’m about to tell you why in what I’m assuming will be my shortest post in all of Otakutober. So thank you for joining me for day ten of 13 Days of … More Day 10 of Otakutober: It’s a Monster Mash!: Shoujo “monster” tropes

Day 9 of Otakutober: Witches and Wizards of Weeberly Place

Hey everybody! I’ve been gifted with the magical task of talking about some some of my favorite academies for the mystically talented. I’ll be giving some quick summaries on these animes from different genres. Here we go~ Fantasy Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic A cute but surprisingly deceiving plot that leaves you laughing and crying. … More Day 9 of Otakutober: Witches and Wizards of Weeberly Place

Day 8 of Otakutober: What are Ghouls? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me. No more

It’s time we ask the age old question that nobody actually asked and might seem kind of self-explanatory but still worth talking about anyway: What is a ghoul? Are they like ghosts? Zombies? Vampires? Where exactly might their origins as creatures lie? I often find myself wondering exactly what a ghoul is closest to (because … More Day 8 of Otakutober: What are Ghouls? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me. No more

Day 7 of Otakutober: Bring me darkness– Gothic Anime

Here we are again with another post roulette in our annual 13 Days of Otakutober event! This time it’s about a theme that is honestly overlooked more than it really should be. It’s especially prominent in the horror genre and certainly adds a layer of elegance and grace to all the gore. And that’s Gothic … More Day 7 of Otakutober: Bring me darkness– Gothic Anime

Day 6 of Otakutober: Trigger Town– Most Horrific Anime Deaths

Welcome back my witches and wizards of the weeberly arts! Are you ready to visit trigger town? Well, you are now! For day six of 13 Days of Otakutober, we’re going to be taking a not-so-nice walk down trigger town lane as we revisit some of the most horrific anime deaths! So if you aren’t … More Day 6 of Otakutober: Trigger Town– Most Horrific Anime Deaths

Day 5 of Otakutober: Nihongo Legends–Shinigami

Welcome to another Day of Otakutober and why not add to the series of blogs called Nihongo Legends where I set the records straight in a spark note version of Japanese Myth! This time I’ll be talking about the oh-so-elusive Shinigami. DEATH GODS. (Not to be confused with Shikigami.) These gods aren’t just attracted to … More Day 5 of Otakutober: Nihongo Legends–Shinigami