30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 18


Day 18 and it is my favourite animal sidekick, pet or summoning. I’m glad that all the options are available because otherwise this would be hard. Still, I’m going with the obvious choice and that is Nyanko Sensei from Natsume Yuujinchou.

I’m sorry, he’s adorable in cat form, sarcastic at times and injects some much needed cattiness into the otherwise sweet show, a powerful ally, and just a great character. He gets some of the best moments but also knows when to fade into the background (or just go and drink sake at narratively convenient moments).

One of my favourite souvenirs that I picked up when I went to Japan was a Nyanko Sensei phone strap so his sly gaze is watching me all the time from my phone and I often wonder just what he is up to. Forget favourite sidekick, pet or summoning, Nyanko is just a great character who happens to mostly look like a fat cat.

Who is your pick?

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Karandi James.