Last Updated on December 17, 2022 by Umer Malik
For those of you who are raring to watch some fun anime with Santa hats and tons of happy wishes this coming holiday season, we’ve got the top best Christmas anime ever from years past lined up for you below;
Best Christmas Anime Ever: A Ranking
Doukyuusei ( 2016 )
Based on the manga series by Sakuragi Kei, which was serialized between September 2015 and November 2016 in Bessatsu Shounen Magazine. Doukyuusei is a romance and drama anime that revolves around the main protagonist, Kusakabe Eiji, and his friend, Miyaji Akizuki.
Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer ( 2018 )
The 22nd installment of the Detective Conan series, this film takes place after the events in The Darkest Nightmare when FBI agent Shuichi Akai gets shot during a mission when he attempted to rescue Sera Miyano from Black Organization member Rum. Who infiltrated the FBI as an agent codenamed Scotch. With more team members dying or disappearing at every turn, why does it seem that Conan’s only allies are being picked off individually? Who can be trusted? And what will happen to all of them when the Black Organization comes knocking at their door?
Steins; Gate ( 2018 )
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The newest installment of the renowned steampunk visual novel turned anime franchise occurs after Rintaro Okabe. A self-proclaimed “mad scientist” who is on the run from his enemies in 2036. While attempting to recover his memory and find allies against the impending threat of the humanoid race of machine life forms lining up to wipe out humanity once and for all. He returns to 2025 through a time machine that only lasts five days. The same day, his former comrade-in-arms, Kurisu Makise, met with her untimely demise.
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Alternative ( 2017 )
Three years after the Milky Holmes group disbanded. A mysterious thief has been going around stealing magical artifacts from the detectives. Who used to fight against them? Joined together once more by their former leader Iris Shiratori, they have reformed as a new detective agency in hopes of solving this crime.
The Twelve Kingdoms ( 2002 )
This classic anime is an adaptation of Fuyumi Ono’s series of fantasy novels serialized in Gakushu Kenkyusha’s Magazine E between 1996 and 2013. In a world where humans live in harmony with spirits and monsters roam freely on the land. A massive earthquake suddenly destroyed the kingdom of Kei and left it in ruins. Taking up this quest to find a suitable ruler and rebuild their country is Youko Nakajima. An average human girl who got dragged into this strange new world after being unwillingly transported there by a mysterious man calling himself Kourinbou Tenkei.
Winter Garden (2006)
A brief love story set in Earth’s winter. Dejiko is 20 years old, Puchiko is 15, and neither ends their words with -nyo or -nyu. They also no more have eye rays. Dejiko has changed from her usual self-destructive, egocentric, combative, and glory-seeking self. Gema doesn’t appear, while Rabi en Rosé makes one cameo. In a bakery, Dejiko toils assiduously. When Takurou Senba provides her with an umbrella in a park, she eventually becomes infatuated with him. Can he have the same feelings for her?
( 2017 ) Black Clover
After being abandoned together at the same church, Asta and Yuno have been inseparable ever since. When they were children, they promised to compete to become the next Wizard King. When they grew up, however, they began to differ. In comparison, Yuno possessed magic and fantastic power, and control. Whereas Asta could not use magic and tried to make up for it by physically training. At age 15, Yuno received a book with a four-leaf clover, while Asta did not receive anything. However, when Yuno was threatened, Asta revealed his true power. He received a five-leaf clover Grimoire, also known as a “black clover”! Now the two friends are heading out into the world to follow their dreams!
Little Witch Academia ( 2017 )
A spin-off of Studio Trigger’s 2013 anime movie of the same name, this series follows young Akko Kagari, inspired by the famous witch Shiny Chariot to become a talented witch. Before she takes her adventures into Luna Nova, follows Akko as she copes with everyday school life, befriends new witches, and deals with invading forces of evil. All while staying true to her childhood dream!
Little Busters ( 2012 )
Based on Key’s visual novel of the same name, this beloved fantasy series follows Riki Naoe, a teenager who has suffered from hallucinations since he was young. One day, he meets four other kids who are taking refuge from orphanages they were forced out of due to their abilities—when compared to others, these five “weak” children are abnormally powerful psychics—and they’ve formed a club called the “Little Busters” to search for other kids like themselves. With their powers combined, they can defend themselves against any opponent who threatens them.
Noragami ( 2014 )
Noragami is an anime series based on Adachitoka’s manga by the same name, which follows Yato—a somewhat forgotten god in need of attention and money—and Hiyori Iki—an ordinary high school girl whose soul slipping away after she was involved in an accident. After saving her life, Yato grants Hiyori one wish in return for her servitude, but, will this cause problem between them? After all, it has been that no human shall ever see him, nor any god in their proper form.
The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan ( 2015 )
A spin-off of the popular Suzumiya Haruhi series, this show follows the life of the titular character Yuki Nagato—the quiet and reserved member amongst a group of aliens, time travelers, and espers at North High School. After a typical day goes amiss for her classmate Kyon, he discovers that Nagato has seemingly transformed into a completely different person. Or has she? One thing’s for sure: there isn’t a dull moment with this new school life comedy anime directed by Tatsuya Ishihara at the studio Satelight.