With 2021, we have already experienced a lot of change in the world, but hey, not all change is bad. Something we are loving about the 2021 anime season is the emergence of the loli baba, the elder character with cute anime girl characteristics! Don’t let these cute characters fool you, though. These ladies have been alive since before the main characters were even born and have considerable knowledge and wisdom. They think before they act but enjoy themselves along the way! Without further ado, let’s meet today’s feature, our two favorite loli baba from the Winter 2021 anime season!
The Loli Baba of 2021
Alka - Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari (Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies Moved to a Starter Town?)
This tongue twister of a title is the story of Lloyd. He moves from a small village to the city to become stronger because he is the weakest person from his hometown. He does not realize that he is from a legendary town of incredible strength, and Loyd is immeasurably strong compared to anyone he now knows! Lloyd is supported through his journey by a harem of pretty ladies, including Alka.
The village chief of the main character is Alka! Though she is pig-tailed and wears an adorable dress, do not confuse cuteness with carelessness. This loli baba is over a hundred years old, she is the former sensei of Marie, and though she is powerful, she’s comically petty and does things the way she wants. From cursing her former student with misfortunes when she annoys her to supporting Lloyd’s adventures just for the selfish desire to see him in military uniform, you will enjoy the whims of this seemingly carefree but almighty powerhouse.
There is one scene in particular that captures all of the different things we love about Alka. In one episode, Alka finds herself with Lloyd at a festival on a date. When it is interrupted because of someone trying to destroy the town, Alka does not immediately act because certain conditions have to be met for her to fight. When those conditions are met, she rains fire on the enemy without mercy! That’ll teach you to interrupt her date.
Ayame - Kai Byoui Ramune (Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-)
If you ever find yourself afflicted with a disease that traditional medicine cannot fix, you may need to see Dr. Ramune, the mysterious disease specialist. Dr. Ramune and his assistant help their clients with their remarkably unusual illnesses. Our focus today, is about the adorable shop owner of the magical supply store, Ayame!
This kawaii granny is actually 112 years old! She and her great-grandson run a magical items shop that Dr. Ramune visits. With a sage-like knowledge, she seems to see how others will behave and react before they have the opportunity to do it themselves. Ayame is a clever woman who does not take bets she cannot win, but she is so well versed in tactics that she can still lure her opponents into a false sense of security.
This is most seen when Ayame agrees to a deadly game of hide and seek. She uses something meant to reveal spirits to find a person. When it looks to everyone else that she made a foolish plan around a piece of equipment that does not work in the situation everyone is surprised. Her actions turn out to be a feint that preps for the real action in her plan!
2021 has given rise to the loli baba, and we can’t be happier! These cute girls, mixed with their characteristics of an elder who can say whatever they want, make for some great comedy. While they are sometimes overlooked for their looks by strangers, remember how powerful and dangerous they are. Though she did not make this article’s main content, let’s also not forget Ryuzu from Re:Zero! Which one of these obaa-chans is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!