12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 10: The Ancient Magus Bride

The Ancient Magus Bride has a absolutely beautiful holiday arc.  Why is the spirit of Christmas such a beautiful backdrop to highlight intricate relationships? Episodes 16 and 17 of the Ancient Magus Bride gives us some insight to what is so fascinating about human connection during the holiday season. What stands out most to me… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 10: The Ancient Magus Bride

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 9: Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live

  Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live has been a wonderful yet underrated surprise among the anime I’ve seen. On the surface, it looks like a typical children’s magical idol show with an ice-skating gimmick, but the combination of tightly-crafted story arcs and amazing character development among the cast has made the show shine like a prism… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 9: Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 4: Gintama

Seasons greetings to our dear readers!  Gintama ranges four seasons and 367 episodes at the present time and includes quite a few Christmas episodes.  I have already written about the Christmas story told in episode 200.  The present post concerns an earlier Christmas episode from season one.  Gintama might be described as a science-fiction, samurai… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 4: Gintama

12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 1: Cardcaptor Sakura

Admittedly, it’s been quite a while since I’ve watched through the original Cardcaptor Sakura series. Revisiting it recently, though, both through the recent Clear Card series and celebrating the holiday season with the original series’ Christmas episode, I can confidently say that the series has not lost an ounce of its charm with the passage… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 1: Cardcaptor Sakura