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
Christmas is swiftly falling upon the wood-framed town in which Cocoa and her friends live. That means Christmas trees, Christmas decorations, and Christmas shopping—and Cocoa’s ecstatic. Since she’s never been to a Christmas market before, and Rabbit House needs some ornaments, the group decides to take a collective trip to the market for some pre-Christmas… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 10: Is the Order a Rabbit?
One of the classics of Christmas anime is Toradora, and we timed our watch parties so that we’ll be watching the Christmas arc this week! Come join Chickennuggee as she hosts episodes 17-19 of the classic series and chats with you! Our stream will be this Wednesday, December 23rd at 7pm Central / 8pm ET.… Read More Let’s Stream the Toradora Christmas Episodes!
Season’s Greetings everybody! Your Cajun Samurai Josh here bringing the Christmas cheer once again with another contribution to the 12 Days of Christmas festivities. This time around, I’ll be looking at a Christmas episode from the anime, Usagi Drop. But before I get started, I would like to offer you, dear reader, a bit of… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 8: Usagi Drop
Greetings everyone! Your Prodigious Cajun Samurai Josh here with my second contribution to the 12 Days of Christmas festivities! Originally, I had volunteered to do the mini-episode from Usagi Drop, and in fact, I had completed a review for that episode. However, just as I was ready to call it a wrap, our dear boss… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 7: Space Brothers
As a teenager, I often daydreamed about what life would be like in my twenties. As I sat at home, watching Friends, I envisioned a similar life to those characters—establishing lifelong friendships, hanging out all the time, doing cool things, attending parties, making money, and even living in New York City. But my twenties weren’t… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 6: Sing Yesterday for Me
Because I’m a hopeless SAO fanboy, I’m writing about Sword Art Online‘s Christmas episode…again. I did so last year, and others have done the same three and five years ago. But I couldn’t let the chance to write more about SAO slip past me. To recap: In the third episode, “Red Nosed Reindeer,” Kirito joins… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 5: Sword Art Online
Rent-a-Girlfriend is a trainwreck of an anime—but not in a bad way. In fact, it’s a lot of fun, even if it’s often full of cringe, most of all because of Kazuya, the series protagonist whose libido is only matched by his lack of self-awareness. Desperate for a girlfriend, and particularly for Chizuru, the girlfriend… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 3: Rent-a-Girlfriend
Greetings everyone! Your Prodigious Cajun Samurai Josh here with my first contribution to the 12 Days of Christmas festivities! This is my first time participating in one of these since joining the Beneath the Tangles crew, and when our dear boss TWWK gave us the list, and I saw this show was one of the… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 2: Kodocha
[The LORD] determines the number of the stars; He gives to all of them their names. – Psalm 147:4, ESV When the psalmist wrote this verse a couple millenia ago, they probably had no idea how many stars there really were in the sky. Of course, they saw a lot of them, way more than enough… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 1: Asteroid in Love