Fanart Friday returns, running a little late on mailing people their Christmas presents (sorry, Charles and Lauren). Last week, we were walkin' in a winter wonderland and playing in the snow, but this week, it's all about waiting for Santa and digging into the massive loot pile under the tree! Just like last year, we're getting in the Christmas spirit with a holiday-themed Fanart Friday!
So grab some eggnog and Christmas cookies, make sure Love, Actually (or Die Hard) is playing on your TV, and let's get started!
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Do you guys have any idea how painful it is to spend Christmas with a lovey-dovey couple? I mean, I'm all for Christmas cheer and enjoying the holidays, but BAH HUMBUG to barfy couples any time of year.
Christmas shopping must be so easy around Midgar. All Cloud and company have to do is head outside, beat some loose change out of roaming monsters, then head back into town and spend their riches... or re-gift whatever loot they get from said monsters. I hope you like Antidotes and Softs, Denzel!
by 兎螺( ･θ･)
I'm an episode behind on Sword Art Online--is there only one left? THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME. Actually, on that note, I'm surprised that Kirito's sister has Nerve Gear herself--you'd think their mom would be like "NOPE, no more video games in the house" after the whole SAO thing.
We got three excellent Mario games over the past few months--well, two excellent Mario games and one stupidly easy one. For those of you keeping up, which did you prefer--New Super Mario Bros. U, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, or New Super Mario Bros. 2?
Hell, we even got a new Pokémon title this year--a straight sequel instead of a new edition! I'm kind of ashamed to say this, but I bought Black 2 and it's been sitting on my shelf for a while unopened. I'll get around to it in the next week or so... backlogs suck.
Bayonetta 2 can't come out soon enough. As for DmC, I'm not nearly as excited... but I haven't immediately written it off, either. Kinda like how the Asura's Wrath demo didn't give a good-enough impression of the actual game, I'm waiting to get my hands on the full product before passing judgment.
There's something unsettling about the intensity of Santa Snake's eyes. It's almost like half the presents contain fun things for the troops and staff of Outer Heaven, and the others are full of plastique.
by El Pino
"Merry Christmas" indeed. I give it thirty seconds before Batman (or some other member of the Bat-family) barrels in and beats these two half to death.
Seriously, these Santas keep getting more and more suspicious, one after the other! Ranma 1/2's old guys aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer, but maybe it's a good idea they didn't follow Happosai's lead--wait, never mind, there he is.
I'm not the kind of D-bag who messes with my roommate's Animal Crossing save, but every year I get the urge to re-enact the Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'? featuring Nintendo's incredibly addicting life sim. Yes, it's almost always right around Christmas that I get in a vandalizing mood.
I'm not at all surprised that the girls are making Yosuke pull the sled. There were quite a few Persona 4 pics, but this one nailed everybody's personalities--even the supposedly faceless Yu.
Speaking of getting a character's personality dead-on, look, it's Kimi ni Todoke's Sawako!
Guts is all about the Christmas spirit. I'm just waiting for an arc in Berserk where he has to murder a Grinch lookalike to protect a town's children from being eaten and shipped home in boxes or something. I dunno, Berserk is never a pleasant series at all, so OF COURSE a Berserk Christmas Special would still have cannibalism and dismemberment.
Aw, Sailor Jupiter has a cute li'l Usagi atop her cake. Hopefully it's not fruitcake, 'cause that shit's gross. Strangely, I like candied fruit cookies a lot.
I know everybody's looking forward to a massive single-player Legend of Zelda game on the Wii U, but I'm sorry... I'd rather have a Four Swords-style game of scumbaggery and deception. Four players with Wiimotes, one lucky madman with the Gamepad, and chaos. Chaos forever. Nowhere is safe.
YOU GUYS ARE ALCHEMISTS. YOU DON'T NEED TO SHOP FOR ANYTHING. MAKE PRESENTS, IT'S MORE PERSONAL. Plus, I don't see Ed and Mustang working together for Christmas shopping--they'd probably start a pitched battle in the middle of a department store and burn the damn thing down on accident.
Okay, so Vile has put together a giant Christmas tree, which he's going to use to take over the world/kill all the humans... and Roll is going to stop him? Or get him to realize what Christmas is really about? Y'know what, I don't care--Star Wars and He-Man had (awful) Christmas specials, and I'd love to see it applied across the board. Everything needs a Christmas special. Even Mega Man.
I went into a Target today to grab a copy of 2012 and some M&Ms (it seems especially appropriate today), and it was crazier than it was on Black Friday! I did all my shopping on Black Friday--but honestly, much like Nami here, all that Black Friday shopping was for myself. There were plenty of other (sometimes better!) sales for everybody else's stuff afterward.
Damn, do I want actual ornaments like this! I especially love the Venom with his snowflake drool.
And that's it for this edition! I'll be on vacation next week, so our very own Joseph Luster will be taking over for our next installment of Fanart Friday!
Have a great weekend, everybody, and Merry Christmas!