It’s almost here! Christmas is coming soon, and all the festivities of the holiday season are upon us. To me, I really enjoy it since you see most people getting into it at the same time. Whether it’s decorating a tree, hanging lights, buying gifts, or looking for anime or video game related Christmas figures… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 6: Wotakoi
Hatsune Miku brought about a revolution in 2007 that has enabled thousands of artists to break into the music industry with self-produced music sung by a popular voice. Within the world of countless Vocaloid songs, the allure of Christmas-themed music was too strong for producers to resist, resulting in a myriad of Vocaloid Christmas covers, and… Read More 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 12: Merry Christmas from Hatsune Miku
While many anime have an entire Christmas episode featuring filler, Honey and Cover only really has half an episode dedicated to Christmas, and this is interwoven with character and plot development. However, even if you haven’t seen Honey and Clover, the Christmas episode is only the fourth episode, so there are no major spoilers ahead.
When I think of Christmas in otaku media, MuvLuv is one of the first stories that comes to mind. In previous years here at Beneath the Tangles, however, I was told we must write about anime. No longer am I bound by such a rule! MuvLuv, specifically MuvLuv Alternative is one of the most popular… Read More 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 10: MuvLuv Alternative
This will be my first time adding my thoughts to the 12 Days of Christmas annual series here at Beneath the Tangles. As I am more inclined to play video games than watch anime (though I have watched over 100 anime), I decided to write about a certain game that is pretty short. One of the systems by SEGA… Read More 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 9: NIGHTS Into Dreams
It’s not exactly Isaiah, is it? The text is the Mysidian Legend from Final Fantasy IV, which prophecies the coming of the game’s hero, Cecil Harvey. Messianic prophecies and tropes involving chosen ones abound in popular fiction, to the point that they’re often seen as a sign of bad writing (why does this guy have… Read More 12 Days of Christmas, Day 8: Final Fantasy IV and the Chosen One
Christmas is often known for being a cheery, magical time of year. It’s when families and friends get together to celebrate and, often, reminisce over the past year, since New Year’s isn’t long after. Christmas season is celebrated by Christians as the birth of Christ, the working-world as a day or two off work, children… Read More 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 7: Cheer Danshi!! & The Christmas Strain
As I noted previously, high schooler Saiki Kusuo has it rough. Not only do his psychic abilities make it nearly impossible to enjoy most ordinary activities, but he daily finds himself in situations involving his family and “friends” that require his intervention. How can Kusuo get a moment’s peace and rest, which is what he… Read More 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 6: Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan
The Christmas episode of the cute-girls-doing-cute-things-extraordinaire show Is the order a rabbit? (episode 11 of season 1) starts off simply enough: the five main girls go to a Christmas market to buy some ornaments for the tree at the Rabbit House (the café where three of them work) and enjoy themselves a bit while they are… Read More 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 5: Is the order a rabbit?
Some of you know that I am a big fan of Gintama. No show surpasses Gintama in variety: the plots cover all kinds of genres and moods, the animation stretches across the spectrum of awesome to mediocre, and the humor ranges from wordplay to toilet humor. All episodes of Gintama are not created equal. Yet,… Read More 12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 4: A Gintama Christmas