12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 12: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

If you are enjoying this season’s Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, you might also want to check out The Pet Girl of Sakurasou. The same author, Hajime Kamoshida wrote the original light novels for these adaptations, and he seems to have a knack for strong character writing. The strong source material is further amplified by… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 12: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 10: The Ancient Magus Bride

The Ancient Magus Bride has a absolutely beautiful holiday arc.  Why is the spirit of Christmas such a beautiful backdrop to highlight intricate relationships? Episodes 16 and 17 of the Ancient Magus Bride gives us some insight to what is so fascinating about human connection during the holiday season. What stands out most to me… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 10: The Ancient Magus Bride

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 9: Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live

  Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live has been a wonderful yet underrated surprise among the anime I’ve seen. On the surface, it looks like a typical children’s magical idol show with an ice-skating gimmick, but the combination of tightly-crafted story arcs and amazing character development among the cast has made the show shine like a prism… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 9: Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 4: Gintama

Seasons greetings to our dear readers!  Gintama ranges four seasons and 367 episodes at the present time and includes quite a few Christmas episodes.  I have already written about the Christmas story told in episode 200.  The present post concerns an earlier Christmas episode from season one.  Gintama might be described as a science-fiction, samurai… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 4: Gintama

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 3: Yuru Camp

What’s your Christmas Day like? The thing about Christmas is that unlike Thanksgiving, which is specific to America and features so many of the same rituals in households across the country, Christmas crosses borders, languages, cultures, and customs. There are certainly foods and rituals we associate with it, but differences abound—your neighbor might celebrate the… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 3: Yuru Camp