For Ayaka Steiger, Christmas is awful. When she was still a child, the conflicted antagonist of Kurau: Phantom Memory lost her entire family on Christmas Eve to a group of gunmen with a grudge against her father, a top agent with the government’s secret service, the GPO. As an adult, she has followed in her… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 12: The Many Christmases of Kurau: Phantom Memory
You know how people say that the Word of God is alive? Wait, let me tweak that question. Yes, you know how people say that the Word of God is alive, but even more so, how the Bible says the Word of God is alive (Hebrews 4:12)? While there have been plenty of instances where I read… Read More 12 Days of Christmas “Anime,” Day 11: From Coldness to Warmth (A New Christmas Gift of Remembrance from Giant Spider & Me)
Hey guys, your Blue Socked Samurai Josh here, with day nine of the Twelve Days of Christmas Anime! You know, when I was going through the large list of shows that had Christmas episodes, one in particular stood out. Mostly because I remember watching it (and liking it) when it first came out, and also… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 9: Tsuki Ga Kirei
‘Twas the night before Christmasand all through the Demon Castlenot a demon was stirring— Save for one: Princess Syalis herself. The snow (before you ask: yes, it snows in demon-lands; deal with it) has filled her with Christmas nostalgia. After writing out her wish list to Santa and stuffing it into the purple, demon-themed stocking… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 8: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle
Christmas celebrations in the broken, besieged world of Yuki Yuna is a Hero provide a welcome respite for the bruised and battered girls of the Hero Club—an afternoon’s pause in their battle to save the remnants of humanity from the supernatural enemy that would devour them. Technically, it’s January 5th, but the girls are pretending… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 7: Yuki Yuna, Santa Claus & a Gift to Change the Ages
Yo ho ho, piratical Christmas?! I’ve kind of made it a personal challenge as to how many posts I can write out of “Red Nosed Reindeer,” the third episode of Sword Art Online. (I believe this is my third.) This time, I want to explore the contrasting attitudes toward death displayed in the episode. Death… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 3: Sword Art Online, Death and Birth
I…don’t want a lot for Christmas… There’s just one thing I need. I don’t care about the presents… Underneath the Christmas Tree… I just want you for my own… More than you can ever know… Make my wish come true… All I want for Christmas… Is…you…to read our posts and enjoy them! Hey everyone, Josh… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 1: Ore Monogatari!!