Happy Holidays from Right Stuf Anime! Now is the time of year to put on your favorite wool socks, grab a cup of hot cocoa, crawl under a blanket, and watch some anime that gets you in the Holiday Spirit. But what should you watch? If only there was a list, perhaps one you’re reading right now...
This will always be on Christmas-related lists because Toradora has the best Christmas episode in anime. It highlights the gift of giving, not just with gifts, but the gift of time you spend with loved ones. In this emotional episode, Taiga realizes that even when she’s alone, there's someone out there who will always be there. The episode ends with an emotional climax that is filled with heart-warming tears.Add to CartLearn More
The movie is set during Christmas, and focuses on Kyon and his growing ability to embrace his emotions. You don’t realize how much you miss someone until they’re gone, and Kyon finds out in a way only a wacky sci-fi series like Haruhi can provide. The winter scenes are absolutely gorgeous, and the moving music makes for some unforgettable moments.Add to CartLearn More
Snow, reindeer, and other superficial elements of Christmas are all included in this arc. The story line is much deeper than expected, even from One Piece; it’s about family and Chopper’s journey to find one. From being cast out by his reindeer family to joining the Straw Hats, this goofy reindeer will make you laugh and cry with equal measure. We’d also add that Hirulik acts as a Santa character, but you’ll have to watch it to find out what we mean.Add to CartLearn More
With the holidays being so much about family, do yourself a favor and invite the Shimogamo family into your home. This clan of shape-shifting tanukis are an instantly lovable bunch. They prove themselves to have fun and, yes, eccentric personalities. But as the show goes on, they reveal their layers and feel like real people at the end. It’s a surprisingly beautiful show, with backgrounds that you will want to savor. For something fun and deep, this passes with flying colors.Add to CartLearn More
What is family? Is it biological? Is it fate? Or is it all just a happy coincidence? These questions are all answered in Tokyo Godfathers. When a trio of homeless people find a baby on Christmas Eve, they go on an adventure to find the parents. In doing so, they also find themselves. Unlike Satoshi Kon’s darker works, this one is upbeat and acts more as a comedy. If you need a reminder of what family is, Satoshi Kon’s Tokyo Godfathers provides an uplifting reminder.Add to CartLearn More
Love is in the air during the Holidays, and it’s tradition to go to your local outdoor rink and skate. What if there was an anime that combined both romance and ice skating? Hmmm…
Yuri!!! on Ice has a rabid fanbase, and after watching the show it is easy to see why. It’s a show that makes you say, “JJ Style!” and do a silly pose unironically. It will also give you a strange affinity to Kazakhstan, and not in the Borat way. Yuri on Ice!!! makes you do weird things, and you’ll be a better person doing them. Oh, and if you wished for some heat this holiday, the eye candy and hot spring scenes act as a special gift.Add to CartLearn More