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classicalzawa
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:04 pm Reply with quote
Definitely Tokyo Godfathers! I personally think it's the best holiday movie out there, regardless of country of origin, live action or animated, it's simply just a damn fine movie, and my favorite Satoshi Kon (though that's in part because it was my introduction to him)
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DmonHiro



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:07 pm Reply with quote
Itsudatte My Santa? Seriously? You would recommend this to anyone? I know it's Christmas related, but still... on a list with Tokyo Godfathers?

Replace it with the Love Hina Christmas special, at least. Same author, just a much better work. Hell, even ZAC (almost) liked the Christmas Special.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:11 pm Reply with quote
Truly surprised Itsudatte My Santa made The List over the Love Hina Christmas Special, which is pretty much the only good part of the manga's anime adaptation.

Also, though it really doesn't have anything to do with Christmas other than taking place on Christmas (like every Shane Black movie ever), I want to give a shout out to the Nanoha A's final battle on Christmas Eve.
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Vaisaga



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:12 pm Reply with quote
I nominate Gundam Wing Endless Waltz as the perfect way to ring in the holidays!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:26 pm Reply with quote
The Kyouran Kazoku Nikki Christmas with dark Santa girl was awesome. :3
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:39 pm Reply with quote
The most amazing thing is that Itsudatte My Santa isn't even the worst show on that list.

WHITE ALBUM?!

Do you just hate everyone?
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who_is_friend



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:40 pm Reply with quote
You can add my voice to the "Replace Itsudatte My Santa with the Love Hina Christmas Special" crowd. I really love that special. In a series that's overly "ehhhh", the Christmas Special really stands out as a sweet and short love story. It's a yearly tradition to watch it this time of year.

Apart from that, excellent list.
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DmonHiro



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:41 pm Reply with quote
Fencedude5609 wrote:
WHITE ALBUM?!

Oh, come on... Itsudatte is most certainly worse then White Album.
Then again... White Album is much longer. So even if it deal less pain, it does it for a longer period. On the other hand, Itsudatte hits you with intense pain right away, bun only for 2 episodes. So maybe it IS better to get it over with faster....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:43 pm Reply with quote
First half of White Album was pretty good. Though yeah, the second half is quite terrible.

Anyway, I'd rather watch that Ai Yori Aoshi Xmas special than Itsudatte My Santa.

Though my personal yearly Christmas-time watch is Hantsuki.


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Fencedude5609



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:44 pm Reply with quote
DmonHiro wrote:
Fencedude5609 wrote:
WHITE ALBUM?!

Oh, come on... Itsudatte is most certainly worse then White Album.
Then again... White Album is much longer. So even if it deal less pain, it does it for a longer period. On the other hand, Itsudatte hits you with intense pain right away, bun only for 2 episodes. So maybe it IS better to get it over with faster....


Also suggesting that White Album is better than White Album 2.

I'm not even watching WA2 and I know thats completely insane.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:48 pm Reply with quote
I'll simply repeat a post from three years ago:
Furudanuki wrote:
The extra episode "Beautiful Snow" from Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~ deserves a mention. Very sweet little story that takes place shortly before the beginning of the first season, and features an Aoi look-alike as Santa.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:53 pm Reply with quote
Also worthy of note is the Ai Yori Aoshi bonus episode "Beautiful Snow," which is widely-regarded as one of the franchise's best episodes.

Toradora! is also deserving of mention, although its Christmas story was actually a three-episode arc rather than a single episode.
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tehyar
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:08 pm Reply with quote
Amagami SS and the Ai Yori Aoshi special are my favs. The whole Amagami series revolves around Christmas.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:26 pm Reply with quote
Fencedude5609 wrote:
DmonHiro wrote:
Fencedude5609 wrote:
WHITE ALBUM?!

Oh, come on... Itsudatte is most certainly worse then White Album.
Then again... White Album is much longer. So even if it deal less pain, it does it for a longer period. On the other hand, Itsudatte hits you with intense pain right away, bun only for 2 episodes. So maybe it IS better to get it over with faster....


Also suggesting that White Album is better than White Album 2.

I'm not even watching WA2 and I know thats completely insane.


I like "bad romance" stories. I mean, I watched School Days all the way through. It's like popcorn for me. Although, this did remind me of another winter romance story, True Tears.

White Album 2 is disappointingly boring. It has none of the crazy drama as the previous series.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:27 pm Reply with quote
How bout adding Hohenheim from FMA to the super dads list. I would vote for him.
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