Seasonal recomendations: Christmas 2017

Hey everyone, Tis the season to be jolly and all. So in the spirit of Christmas, I decided to share some animes that I think will help you revel in the spirit. Unsurprisingly though, there are actually very few animes with Christmas as the main theme, its usually just limited to episodes. Regardless here’s the list.

First, of I’d like to recommend Tokyo Godfathers (shocker). As unoriginal as that is, Tokyo Godfathers is an excellent movie that really warms the heart. A perfect watch for Christmas Eve.

Next, we have Log Horizon (season 2). The reason being that the whole first half is about Christmas, and a serial killer Santa. But mainly about Christmas. You may need to have seen the first season to understand much of what anything or anyone is. But its still a good Christmas show, give it a watch.

Moving away from directly Christmas related, Tokyo Ghoul √A I feel has a Christmasy vibe, a sad Christmas vibe. I don’t know why, it’s probably the all the snow but I’d say that there is a definite vibe. Probably not something you’d want to watch if you plan to be jolly.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! actually has a good portion of the anime dedicated to Christmas time. I’m a big fan of this series and I think a fair few of you fine readers would find something worth watching.

And there we go, just a few animes this I think would do well to round in the Christmas holiday season.

Best wishes readers!

Silhouette: Shiroe

Shiroe is one of the main characters from the Log Horizon series. Become becoming trapped in the video game Elder Tale, Shiroe was an introverted engineering major who spent most of his free time playing MMOs. After the incident, Shiroe forms the guild “Log Horizon” and from then on has built his reputation as “the villain in glasses” due to his tactical genius.

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Log Horizon Review

log_horizonLog Horizon first came out in 2013. The plot revolves around Shiroe, a master tactician, who, upon updating his favorite game “Elder Tale” finds himself trapped in the world of the game. It does not take him long to find his friends Naotsugu and Akatsuki, together they must learn to live in this new reality that they are trapped in. But it is not as easy as just playing the game before. The player must now deal with a world where the natural order of things is threatened and the players must deal with the issues that arise from this. The world begins to fall into political term oil as the players and NPC struggle to learn to live together. Shiroe feels it is his responsibility to help both groups thrive in this new world and to discover the new mysteries regarding their circumstances.

My Review: This anime was a bit hit and miss for me. For the most part, I really enjoyed it. I loved all the characters, their interaction just felt so organic and natural, it also does an excellent job of depicting the political issues that arise throughout and I think that the environment of the game world feels very tangible. My only query is that it got a little boring in the middle sort of episodes, this was probably because it opens with such a frenzy that when it settles down you feel like the show has lost its energy. However, it certainly redeems itself with an ending that just makes you say “Wow, That was unexpected”. All in all, I really enjoyed this anime and highly recommend this if you’re a fan of video games.

I rate this anime 3/5.

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