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

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 2: I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying

Christmas is a fun holiday celebrated joyfully by Christians and non-Christians alike for the fun and togetherness it brings. This time of year helps us feel closer together as we come together during Christmas and New Years. We see this form of family and friendship togetherness in the Christmas customs around the world. In the… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 2: I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 1: Cardcaptor Sakura

Admittedly, it’s been quite a while since I’ve watched through the original Cardcaptor Sakura series. Revisiting it recently, though, both through the recent Clear Card series and celebrating the holiday season with the original series’ Christmas episode, I can confidently say that the series has not lost an ounce of its charm with the passage… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 1: Cardcaptor Sakura

12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 12: The iDOLM@STER’s Family Gathering

Last year during this season I talked about the Christmas episode from The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, so it is only fitting that this year I would talk about the Christmas episode, Episode 22, from the “original” The iDOLM@STER anime. (And no, I do not mean Xenoglossia; the one from 2011.) Our 13 girls of 765… Read More 12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 12: The iDOLM@STER’s Family Gathering

12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 8: A Very Special Sakura Quest

On a very special, quasi-Christmas themed episode of Sakura Quest, one of our leading characters, Maki, returns disappointed from Tokyo. She had been an excellent actress and had a few opportunities to act earlier in life. Since then, she’s all but given up until an opportunity suddenly came her way. Her friends and family encouraged… Read More 12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 8: A Very Special Sakura Quest

12 Days of Christmas, Day 7: Shirobako and a Working Christmas

Do you ever get so caught up in work—or school or life in general—that holidays and the holiday season become little more than background noise? I do. In fact, sometimes, holiday celebrations begin to feel inconvenient and impractical. See, I don’t get paid vacation days, so when a holiday lands on a weekday, I either… Read More 12 Days of Christmas, Day 7: Shirobako and a Working Christmas