Tangle x Cast 5 x 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 8: Dragon Maid, Toradora, and Heavy Dumbbells

It’s the crossover of all crossovers! Yep, that’s right, the Tangle x Cast and the 12 Days of Christmas Anime join together today as our trio of Santas analyzes three Christmas episodes in light of the upcoming holy day. Join Mike, Paris, and Tyler as they dig into their toy bag and pull out Christmas episodes of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Toradora, and How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? for this special holiday episode of the Tangle x Cast!

We’d also love to hear your feedback! Let us know what you think of the episode, and answer this episode’s podcast question: What’s your favorite Christmas song?

0:00 Introduction and thankfulness
3:05 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 8
2:41 Discussion—How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
7:50 Discussion—Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
10:27 Discussion—Christmas plays and The Chosen
19:00 Discussion—Toradora
26:39 What’s your favorite Christmas song?
31:40 Closing

Podcast Links:

  • As we mentioned, this is already day eight of our 12 Days of Christmas Anime! Go back and read the rest of the days, and keep up as we finish over the next few days and into Christmas!
  • By the way, the Dragon Maid episode is so great that we’ve covered it twice this season! Check our sleepminusminus’ thoughts on the episode in relation to Advent.
  • That’s Elizabeth Maxwell, the voice of Winter Schnee, in our opening bite! Check out our most recent interview with her over tea!
  • Here’s the massive master list of Christmas anime episodes Paris referred to.
  • The Bible verses the team covered in today’s episode included Romans 5:8, 5:15, and 12:9; John 3:16-17; and Matthew 18:20.
  • Season one of The Chosen is now streaming on Netflix.
  • It shouldn’t be a surprise that Paris selected Toradora for her Christmas episode—she’s cosplayed Taiga for us before, after all!
  • Cassandra Lee Morris is indeed the voice of both Taiga in Toradora and Rukia in the live-action version of Bleach.
  • We’ve covered the Toradora Christmas episodes not once, not twice, but six times previously (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Yep, we love this show.
  • The team’s selections for favorite Christmas song include Maverick City’s version of “Mary Did You Know” and Mike’s own Japanese-language version of “Silent Night.”
  • Check out all the other things that Mike, Paris, Tyler, and Dennis (our editor and the fourth member of the Tangle x Cast team) are doing.

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