12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 12: The Many Christmases of Kurau: Phantom Memory

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

12 Days of Christmas “Anime,” Day 11: From Coldness to Warmth (A New Christmas Gift of Remembrance from Giant Spider & Me)

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)

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 8: Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle

‘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

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 7: Yuki Yuna, Santa Claus & a Gift to Change the Ages

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

12 Days Of Christmas Anime, Day 6: Carole & Tuesday, A Melody Of Hope

One of my favorite traditions this time of the year is Christmas music. I have my own Spotify playlist that I’ve updated over the years, adding more songs as I find them or as they’re released. This year hasn’t been any different, as I discovered new artists or instrumental renditions of classic Christmas tunes. And… Read More 12 Days Of Christmas Anime, Day 6: Carole & Tuesday, A Melody Of Hope

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 3: Sword Art Online, Death and Birth

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