Christmas. That time of year where it’s easy to get lost in the chaos of consumerism that we forget the importance of spending time with friends, family, and loved ones. But interestingly enough, the anime scene emphasizes those human connections in many a Christmas/holiday episode and encourages us to seek similar comforts so as to strengthen our lot once the New Year rolls around. So in the 13th episode of Anime Music on the AIRS we wanted to showcase Christmas music in anime while also adding some appropriate wintry themes for good measure. So grab some chestnuts, come close to the fire, and indulge in some holiday anime fare!
Anime Music on the AIRS ep. 13
[audio: AIRS Ep 13.mp3]
0:53 – Tale of the Princess Kaguya – Chiisaki Hime – Joe Hisaishi
3:05 – Paranoia Agent – Musou Tani – Susumu Hirasawa
8:04 – Kanon – Remnants of a Dream – Jun Maeda
10:50 – ef – a tale of memories – Holy Day – Tenmon
13:36 – Haibane Renmei – Ethereal Remains – Kou Otani
16:41 – Vision of Escaflowne – Angel – Yoko Kanno
19:37 – ARIA the Animation – Santa Claus no Sora – Eri Kawai
24:16 – Hatsukoi Limited – Gensou no Basho, Sorezore no Michi no Ue – Marble
29:51 – Love Hina Christmas Special – Winter Wish – Chihiro Yonekura
35:48 – Bartender – CHRISTMAS CHAMPAGNE ~Kiyoshikono Yoru~ – Kaoruko Ohtake
The sky is getting colder and the days much shorter as winter sets in, but in spire of this desolation, we at Anime Instrumentality hope that you’re enjoying the season. Whether you’re relaxing from school or taking time off of work to spend time with family, or racing the last sprint before the New Year begins, here’s to a happy holidays. We’ll be back in the New Year with some anime jazz music. So if you have any suggestions, let us know in the comments below! We’ll be happy to include them!
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