The Anime World Celebrates the 2022 Holiday Season


Christmas time has come and gone, but the holiday season is still kicking around as we head into New Year’s Eve. In Japan, Christmas is a time for couples to get together to spend some quality time. It’s also the peak period in which Japan’s KFC chain rakes in a lot of business

Nevertheless, the anime industry knows how to celebrate Christmas right and has always provided fans with unique Christmas-themed visuals and illustrations during the holiday season. Examples include special visuals for Spy Classroom, Oshi no Ko, I’m in Love with the Villainess, and a special One Piece Christmas animation featuring Uta from One Piece Film Red

Here are some other highlights from the anime industry this past Christmas weekend:

The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague

the ice guy and his cool female colleague holiday visual

Berserk: The Golden Age Arc – Memorial Edition 

My Hero Academia

my hero academia Christmas visual 2022

Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Eden’s Zero)

My Life as Inukai-san’s Dog

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Reiji Miyajima (Rent-A-Girlfriend)

Bofuri: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense

Haruka Sagawa (Call of the Night Anime Character Designer) 

Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun 

Akiba Maid War

Tsukiya (The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting)

More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers

more than a married couple but not lovers holiday visual
© 2022 K/​SG


Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!

uzaki-chan Christmas visual 2022
© 2022 T/​K/​U2

One Piece

Soichirou Yamamoto (Teasing Master Takagi-san)

Mifumi Inaba (Karakai Jouzu no (Moto) Takagi-san)

Tomohito Oda (Komi Can’t Communicate)

Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World

Date A Live

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury

Lycoris Recoil 

The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady

Classroom of the Elite

Coolkyousinnjya (Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid)

Ken Akamatsu (Negima! Magister Negi Magi)

negima christmas visual 2022
© Ken Akamatsu

Yousuke Kaneda (The Classroom of a Black Cat and a Witch)

Miki Yoshikawa (A Couple of Cuckoos)

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 

Hiro (Akebi’s Sailor Uniform) 

Mashle: Magic and Muscles


Is the Order a Rabbit?

Source: Various Official Twitter Accounts

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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