Secret Santa 2012 Project Reveal

December 25, 2012

In the world of the anime blogosphere Christmas happens a little differently than the normal Americana depiction of the 25th. Here the bloggers run downstairs as Tokyo Tower is in flames due to an alien invasion while sickly moe girls cling to life as they battle dramatic BS diseases and try to enjoy one last Christmas before they die.

Also in the anime blogosphere the writers don’t run downstairs to get their gifts. They already unwrapped those back in November. Some have thoroughly enjoyed their presents and learned to love anime again. Other have tried to return their foul gifts in hopes of getting back anything else in return. Even L/R: Licensed by Royalty will do. But everyone is richer for the experience (although sometimes richer due to tears of blood.)

But now is the time to learn which thoughtful Bodhisattva or wicked demon gave you your recommendations:


  1. I’m always pleased to get something I’ve never heard of, and I’m glad I ended up enjoying my movie. It was quite an experience!

  2. [...] having the same overall premise as other “art school sketch shows.” Thanks to the Reverse Thieves “Secret Santa” review event, I’ve had the pleasure of watching this particular show, and despite having only finished the [...]

  3. [...] my Secret Santa, I was given the choices of xxxHolic, Simoun, and Tsukuyomi Moon Phase. I tried the first two [...]

  4. Will this list be updated? Lerxst writes for me now and posted his review today, and I will get my own review out this week. Always interesting to see who recommended what. LANDONNNNNNN :P

    • Sorry I was at my parents house most of the day and it is hard to get on the computer there.

      – Hisui

  5. I’m already done with my Secret Santa post. Thanks for Bitmap for giving me a great list to choose from! This Secret Santa was an enjoyable experience for me.

  6. [...] thanks to RT for organizing this and to the person who recommended me this [...]

  7. This was a great idea! It was a lot of fun to look at a series that was out of my anime comfort zone.

  8. A lot of interesting reviews here that I’ll have to check out. Mine is actually up on Sekijitsu right now, if you wanted to fill that part out.

  9. Just threw mine up, if you’d like to update this list.

  10. Damn, I missed this year’s carvinal >_<
    I'll definitely sign up next year.

  11. [...] year was my first year participating in the Reverse Thieves Secret Santa, so I am proudly submitting my review late. I kid, of course, I wanted to let my partner-in-crime [...]

  12. [...] List of Secret Santa participants’ posts for 2012 [...]

  13. Our Anime Secret Santa review of Sound of the Sky (aka Sora no Woto) is finally up. http://otakunopodcast.com/2013/01/01/anime-secret-santa-review-sound-of-the-sky/

    • Oops, looks like you accidentally attributed our review of Sound of the Sky to Kadian1364.

  14. [...] tree is still up, it’s not too late to post on Secret Santa! Every year for a while now, Reverse Thieves has done an anime Secret Santa project where you sign up, receive a person to pick three shows for, and someone else secretly gives you [...]

  15. [...] by making it into the top 32 before losing to a very strong opponent. I also participated in the Secret Santa Project that Reverse Thieves runs for a second year. I’ve also started to vote in kevo’s Weekly Anime [...]

  16. Not sure, why didn’t the WP pingback worked but please update my 2012 post for Escaflowne: http://metanorn.net/2013/12/secret-santa-2012-vision-of-escaflowne

  17. […] Coil to review, but if you are curious to see what other bloggers got you can head on over to Reverse Thieves and check out the massive list along with Overcooled’s Ride Back and lvlln’s Claymore […]

  18. […] thieves site! (Merry Christmas, btw!) Last year, some of us team meta members signed up for the Secret Santa project organized by Reverse Thieves. This year, there are more of us who participated and the first pick […]

  19. […] thieves site! (Merry Christmas, btw!) Last year, some of us team meta members signed up for the Secret Santa project organized by Reverse Thieves. This year, there are more of us who participated and the first pick […]

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