AnimeFanatika’s guide to Christmas anime!
We all look for a movie to watch on Christmas or maybe an episode from one of the anime in our treasure trove that maybe has a Christmas episode. Here is a guide to help you decide just what to watch on Christmas
Two students fall in love, one happens to be a Wolf Man. They have two children and the Wolf Man dies tragically leaving the poor woman, Hana, to raise her children Yuki (which means Snow) and Ame (which means Rain). He passed his affliction on to the children making them ‘Wolf Children’. To live peacefully, Hana must make the difficult decision to move to a small town, close to nature. She further faces strange problems such as whether to bring the children to a pediatrician or veterinarian when they are sick.
In Wolf Children, you get lost in a movie so expertly done that you feel as if you are experiencing everything Hanna and the children are going through. Here we are dealing not with the werewolf that lives to eat human flesh and terrorize small towns. No, we are relating to wolf people who struggle not only with the same issues as humans do but also their dual identities. Are they humans in wolf bodies or wolves in human bodies? Their human mother must guide them to discover these answers since their father, who had all the answers, died while hunting for food for his children. This anime really makes one think and feel with the characters.
It is perfect for watching on Christmas and we highly recommend the movie
My Neighbor Totoro
When two young girls named Mei and Satsuki move to the countryside with their father, they leave their mother behind in a hospital to recover from a long-term illness. While they wait for their mother’s recovery, the girls explore the local forest and befriend a local forest deity who Mei names “Totoro” (troll in Japanese). Together, they play and go on adventures in the forest but one day Mei becomes lost. Satsuki sets on in search of her younger sister with the help of Totoro.
An anime classic in its own right, My Neighbor Totoro is just the thing to warm the hearts on Christmas.
There are a few anime series with a Christmas theme in them. Here is a recommended list.
Ranma ½ OVA Episode #2, “Tendo Family Christmas Scramble!
The Tendo/Saotome family decide to throw a huge Christmas party at the dojo and yes, everyone shows up. They get us to their usual craziness, but it all comes together with a some karaoke and gift exchanges.
School Rumble Ni Gakki Ep 19
It deals as usual with Harima trying to show Tenma how he feels about her. Will he be able to get his feelings across to Tenma this Christmas? It’s hilarious as usual
Chrono Crusade episode 12
Azmaria looks for a gift for Rosette. This episode is not one of the usual demon-slaying episodes and reminds us all of the importance of spending time together on Christmas.
Vandread Ep 10
The crew celebrates Christmas while tracking a nearby comet of ice. The men learn of what this holiday means and adjust accordingly.
Card Captor Sakura episode 35
Sakura worries about what to get Yukito for his birthday/Christmas. When the two of them go out on a date, the appearance of a clow card threatens to ruin everything.
To all our reader and their families, and to all the wonderful people who worked with AnimeFanatika so far on this incredible journey, we wish an anime-filled super sugoi Christmas. Be safe and be happy and Merry Christmas. From Takeshi and Ookami at AnimeFanatika
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