12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 12: Merry Christmas from Hatsune Miku

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

12 Days of Christmas, Day 8: Final Fantasy IV and the Chosen One

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

12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 7: Cheer Danshi!! & The Christmas Strain

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

12 Days of Otaku Christmas, Day 5: Is the order a rabbit?

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?