Belated T.A.P. (Tanka Anime Poetry) Tag

I know, this tag’s a thing of the past already. Nevertheless, I’m happy to have been tagged by Negative Primes, Alex Prange, and Edgy Anime Teen way back in August!


  1. Headline your post with “The T.A.P. Tag!” and put “tanka” as one of your tags.
  2. Make sure to link back to the original post that started the tag (this post!).
  3. Make sure to mention the person who forced introduced the tag to you!
  4. Pick 1-3 of your favorite anime.
  5. Write your tanka about the anime you’ve chosen. It’s fine if you decide to do only one or two if the schedule is tight.
  6. Tag at least 3 or more bloggers you know, and get their creative muscles flowing.

For those who don’t know how tanka work (and are too lazy to refer to the original post, linked above), it’s basically a slightly extended haiku, following the format of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables/line.

Kara no Kyoukai

Seems like a good place to start when it comes to poetry!

KnK wallpaper

For a twisting pain,

Or an acrophobic view,

Or an awe for death –

They each pursued what they knew

Could never be touched.

Oyasumi Punpun

Bending the rules by doing manga, but I’m pleased with how I managed to fit three specific references into this.

oyasumi punpun god question

As you perch up still

While adults play hide-and-seek,

Remember to pray:

“Dear God, twinkle twinkle hoy!”

…Punpun was just fine today.

Kimi no Na wa

Had a bit of fun with this one; sorry, Taki-kun.

your name taki hand

Won’t forget your name!

Mitsuha, Mitsuha, Mits-

Let me write this down…

We’ll meet again at twilight!!!

…Or not. (I’ll just draw a line.)


As always, no pressure to do this, and feel free to ignore if you’ve done it before. Anyone else who wants to pick up the challenge after reading this post is 110% welcome to do so!

26 thoughts on “Belated T.A.P. (Tanka Anime Poetry) Tag

      1. Lol, honestly there may be a little bias with my comment given that that’s the only one of the few actually I’ve seen/read, although Kara no Kyoukai does look like my taste, may have to give it a try. Anyway thanks for the Nominate Moya, my tanka won’t nearly be as superb as yours but I’ll see what I got.

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  1. Thanks for the nomination! You were right, I am going to have to try to have run with this. This post was awesome! I think my favorite was definitely Punpun. I really need to find a place to read that series. Mission Accepted!

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  2. I have to agree with Alex, and Karandi that the Your Name tanka was brilliant. Had me cracking up. Can’t remember either of those characters name so thing would happen I was in Taki-kin shoes too.

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