What do you think of when you think “Christmas?” Santa Claus? Snow? Presents under the tree? Romantic dates, Christmas cake, and KFC? Wait…KFC? If the Colonel came to mind, you’re our kind of people. While we want to emphasize the holy meaning of the holiday, as expressed through the Advent season, we also want to… Read More The 12 Days of Christmas Anime
It’s two and a half weeks until Christmas, and a few more days from there until the new year. And we at Beneath the Tangles are super excited about celebrating with you all! Our 12 Days of Christmas Anime posts—where we count down the days until the 25th by talking about a specific Christmas episode… Read More Twwk and Eleven Arts Talk Holiday Anime LIVE This Friday!
A tradition as hallowed as the beach episode, and nearly as common, the Christmas anime episode is an opportunity to put anime boys and girls into festive (and often romantic) holiday situations. It works well for a variety of anime, particularly since Christmas mostly lacks the religious element that it has in the west, being… Read More Master List of Christmas Anime Episodes
Day 12: Celebration In Chapter 242 of the My Hero Academia manga, it’s Christmas at U.A. High School! The students in the dorms all celebrate the holiday together dressed in Santa costumes. They discuss their upcoming winter break internship plans. And that’s about it. Christmas in this chapter is window dressing. The chapter is not about… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime (and Manga!): A Very My Hero Academia Christmas
Day 2: Bloom Episode 10 of After School Dice Club, appropriately titled, “”Happy Holy Night,” is a clever episode, using two board games, Ladies and Gentleman and Blokus, to explain the true meaning of Christmas: family and shopping. Wait. Okay, maybe it doesn’t go into anything particularly deep (and we do hope that you’ll find… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime: After School Dice Club
Day 1: Hero Beneath the Tangles seems to have slipped into an inadvertent biennial tradition of writing about Sword Art Online‘s Christmas episode (the third episode of the series). Others wrote about it two years and four years ago, respectively, and now I want to take a turn at it. I’m sure you already know… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime: Sword Art Online Episode 3, Take 3
Christmastime is a season of anticipation and celebration, of looking forward to an event that already happened, one which brought hope to the world, and rejoicing in the Savior’s birth for what it was, why it matters still, and of what is to come. Advent, which focuses on these themes, is a far cry from… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime (2019)
Christmas is an incredibly nostalgic holiday for many of us, carrying those emotions in whenever the season rolls around. Because it happens yearly, it can be a time for us to remember the past, whether happy or sad. In our memories, we can reflect on how our attitudes and positions in life have changed over… Read More The 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 11: Angel Beats!
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
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