In episode 12 of Horimiya, the manifold relationships are bouncing in all different directions. Some are growing toward romance, some are in a weird in-between state, and some, like the relationship between Hori and Miyamura, are heading toward a reckoning. It’s a great picture of our lives during this season, actually, for while Christmas comes… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 9: Horimiya and Relationships of the Season
I love Christmas. But Christmas in the workplace? That’s a little different. Each year, my division holds some sort of holiday event. It typically involves food, with other activities that vary year by year. Sometimes we gather for games. Other times, we shop together. We booked a cinema screening a couple of times. And during… Read More 12 Days Christmas Anime, Day 7: My Senpai is Annoying, But Christmas at Work Can Be Meaningful
How would you like to spend Christmas in a massive mansion with a butler and a maid at your service? You don’t have to cook since the maid serves delicious meals, plus she is beautiful and has taken quite a liking to you (guys, rejoice!), while the butler does all the cleaning! Wait, it gets… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 5: The Duke Of Christmas & Friendship
Sing “Yesterday” for Me is one of the moodier anime of recent years, but it is also a thoughtful one, particularly when it examines the hold that longing can have on our lives. The Christmas episodes (9 and 10) advance this theme further. It’s Christmas, after all, a time when feelings are heightened, including those… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 3: Sing Christmas For Me
If you’re looking to anime for the “true meaning” of Christmas, you might want to look elsewhere. But if you’re looking for a story that overflows with the joy that accompanies the season, anime might be just the place to find it. Excitable, cheery characters become all the more so when Christmas is added to… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 1: The Promise of Christmas in Rainbow Days
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!!
My most memorable Christmas was the one midway through my 5th grade year. My dad has been absent the year previous as a soldier at war in the Middle East, but our family was now reunited. In addition there was just something about that time of my life, the glory of childhood I suppose. That… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 12: Toradora