No, there is no anime called “Combo Pack”. Here, I bring you my thoughts on four very different works as a part of the Secret Santa festivities.
Merry Christmas! Or some time close to that, since I’m not sure when exactly this post is going to get published (obviously I’m writing it in advance). And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, then happy holidays all the same!
Anyway, it’s that time of year for the annual Reverse Thieves Secret Santa again. If you couldn’t tell, I’m participating. So let’s get straight to the point. About two months ago from when this post is published, I received an e-mail that reads as follows:
To answer Reverse Thieves’s question, I thought Solid State Society was just another GitS: SAC recap film. I was wrong.
Yes, that’s right. Three gift-wrapped shows which I’ve not yet had the pleasure of watching. The “rules” state that I should pick one of the three and go ahead with it. But screw the rules. If it’s not evident from me taking the time to write about anime on a regular basis, I quite like the stuff. So why not go all in and watch everything? Oh, and if you look closely you’ll see that Reverse Thieves also took it upon themselves to recommend a fourth bonus show. So heck, why not watch that one as well? It’s like looking in your Christmas stockings and finding more than you expected. What a deal! Now, since there’s obviously quite a lot of material to cover, I’ve divided this post into five sections for better readability. Just click on one of the links below and you’ll be whizzed away to my thoughts on the corresponding show. But be warned: these shows are relatively old so I won’t be holding back on the spoilers. I won’t give away everything, but I will discuss some important points.