It’s Christmas! (12 Days of Anime, the Finale)

4 min readDec 25, 2021


It’s Christmas again, senpai! Roll out the Padoru, Padoru!

Komi-san attempting Padoru didn’t go so well

It’s time once again for Anime Quick Hits, that fan-favorite* article style that continues to sweep the nation!
*May not actually be a fan-favorite

Welcome to “12 Days of Anime 2021”, a writing challenge in which I look to have an article a day for 12 days leading up to Christmas, all centered in some way on anime or anime-related topics. You can find last year’s stories at this link over on Anitay, as well as re-posts of my 2018 and 2019 series here on Medium. Big, big thanks to Stanlick for creating the header image outline template.

I’m back!

Yes, you are. Aren’t you lucky.

You’re lucky, he’s lucky, I’m lucky, we’re all lucky!

Wrong holiday. No Rocky Horror Christmas here.

Right. So, what now?

Some Ereshkigal gif love, I think.

Sure, okay. What else ya got?

Image source: Fate Grand Order

So, this year’s FGO Christmas Event, I don’t even understand why this was an option, there’s clearly only one correct choice.

Fine. What about new anime swag?

Well, here’s an update to my nesos:

Jaguar Warrior and Ana there on the end are new this year. As is Chika on top.

Sadly, my plans to purchase similar Miku and Yotsuba from Quints plushes fell through when shipping delays or whatever the heck it was caused Amazon to give up and eventually cancel my pre-orders. Also, for last Christmas, my wife got me the Popura nendoroid from Working!!

Some new blu-ray pickups, including the first 2 seasons of Non Non Biyori and the Vacation movie.

I hear you’re trying to learn Japanese.

Eh, that might be a bit strong. I’ve been hacking about in Duolingo for a few months now, though, doing some Japanese lessons. Would be nicer if they’d have some kind of actual teaching, though, instead of burying certain rules and hints in the “tips” sections.

Yes, but how is the food?

What shows would you most like to see on blu-ray?

Oh, so many options. Yuru Camp (both seasons), Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle probably top my list. Sweetness and Lightning, Emiya’s Kitchen, Jahy-sama, Dragon Maid S2, Re:CREATORS, Yorimoi, Uramichi Onii-san, all good options.

Sigh… It’s come to this. Fate Grand Order?

Yeah, yeah. You know what it is. Christmas event.

You know what we’re asking about.

I give up. You’re hopeless. Any closing words?

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! And thanks for reading “12 Days of Anime!”




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