Day 5: Gift Tally ho! The quest for off-the-beaten-path Christmas stories in anime and light novels brings me to Obsessions of an Otome Gamer, volume 1. If you’re not familiar with series, it’s a heartwarming tale of family, friendship, and…classical music. (I can only assume the author is a fan?) Protagonist Mashiro discovers that she… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime: Obsessions of an Otome Gamer
It’s no secret that the Christmas season brings out the best and worst in people. I tend to focus on the former since I’m a big believer in the “holiday spirit” for an excuse to put differences and disagreements aside and just be nice to people. Like not getting upset and honking that the car… Read More The 7th Day of Christmas Anime: Toradora!
I couldn’t resist including just one more anime episode (from one of my favorite series). Enjoy! Honey and Clover Episode 4, “Actually, I don’t like Christmas all that much…/The boy and girl are swayed” The Christmas Story The episode begins with reminiscing – Takumi thinks about Rika, and Rika and Shuji think about their past… Read More The Thirteenth Day of Christmas Anime
Itsudatte My Santa! Original Video Animation, Episode 1 The Christmas Story The protagonist of the story has always hated Christmas, not least of all because he was born on December 24th and named Santa. This Christmastime becomes complicated when a woman claiming to be a Santa Claus (her name is Mai) makes it her mission… Read More The Fourth Day of Christmas Anime
Cardcaptor Sakura Episode 35: “Sakura’s Wonderful Christmas” The Christmas Story The episode begins with Sakura daydreaming during class. Afterward, she and Tomoyo begin to talk about Christmas, and Sakura wonders what to get Yukito, whose birthday falls on Christmas Day. After getting advice from Meilin, she asks Yukito to go to an amusement park with… Read More The First Day of Christmas Anime