Itsudatte My Santa!
Original Video Animation, Episode 1
- The OVA is focused entirely on Christmas, so seasonal items and such are plentiful, including Santas, decorations, a reindeer (named Pedro), and…fanservice?
The true meaning of Christmas is…
Celebrating the birth of Jesus – really! Mai and Santa say as much in the OVA. Shocking, but nice to hear in what’s a short and touching scene in which Mai says people are celebrating for the depressed Santa, as well. Of course, that’s just a short interlude between the overall theme, which is that it’s about happiness (not bad) and a magic, genie-like Santa that, in effect, takes the place of God (not quite on the dot). For all the corniness (a requirement for Christmas shows, I believe), badness (the show was pretty poorly received) and just plain wrongness (don’t get me started on Mai’s inflating breasts), the quiet moments of touching dialogue stand out and mark why Ken Akamatsu has gained a legion of fans (including me) and why he does Christmas like few others.
Conditions in Tokyo Jupiter…unknown.