Favorite holiday-themed anime?

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Favorite holiday-themed anime?

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I figured it's the right time to ask. (^_^) Anyone have any one-off favorites (films, OAVs, etc.) or series specials that people might dig if they weren't up-to-date on the rest of the series?
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Cobra the Animation takes place during Christmas, since Cobra seems half drunk off his rocker the first couple of episodes and just tells everyone "MERRY CHRISTMAS!"

Also Episode 44 of Brave Exkaiser has them fighting a giant Santa Clause, great holiday episode!

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Gah, this is super late (I've been so busy I haven't been checking the forum as often. Sorry, folks!) but a few of my favorite anime Christmas episodes include:

Ranma 1/2 "Tendo Family Christmas Scramble"
Urusei Yatsura "Pitter-Patter Christmas Eve"
Oh My Goddess OVA "Evergreen Holy Night" and "For the love of Goddess"
Lupin III part 2 “Christmas at Tiffany’s”
Kimagure Orange Road “Kyosuke Timetrips! The Third Christmas”
Dr Slump: Arale-chan “Christmas Day Hurts"

The Sailor Moon S movie is also something that takes place around Christmas, as is Gundam War in the Pocket and Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz :lol:

And of course, Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers!
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usamimi wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:41 am
Gah, this is super late (I've been so busy I haven't been checking the forum as often. Sorry, folks!) but a few of my favorite anime Christmas episodes include:

Ranma 1/2 "Tendo Family Christmas Scramble"
Urusei Yatsura "Pitter-Patter Christmas Eve"
Oh My Goddess OVA "Evergreen Holy Night" and "For the love of Goddess"
Lupin III part 2 “Christmas at Tiffany’s”
Kimagure Orange Road “Kyosuke Timetrips! The Third Christmas”
Dr Slump: Arale-chan “Christmas Day Hurts"

The Sailor Moon S movie is also something that takes place around Christmas, as is Gundam War in the Pocket and Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz :lol:

And of course, Satoshi Kon's Tokyo Godfathers!
You pretty much hit the nail on the head here. I like those Urusei and KOR episodes in particular, with the former showing a surprisingly heart-warming Ataru, and the latter making fun use of a time loop.

I also love Satoshi Kon's work, but one film of his I haven't seen is Tokyo Godfathers... maybe that can be a good way to break in the New Year, now that Christmas has passed! :P

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Tokyo Godfathers kinda goes into New Years so it's still appropriate! :mrgreen: (Also it's on Crackle to watch for free legally! https://www.crackle.com/watch/tokyo-godfathers
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One of my favorites is episode 19 of Kobato. It's always my go-to episode to watch every Christmas (well...for me, January 6 because I celebrate the Italian holiday instead). Definitely would recommend if you need a visit from the onion ninjas.

Also, the background artwork for the Christmas market portion of the episode was really well done. The background artists used pictures they found on blogs online and made them into the actual backgrounds for the episode.

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