Top 5 Animes To Watch Over the Holidays

Looking for something to watch over the holidays? Binge watch these cool anime you can find on Netflix!

We’ve come, yet again, to the end of the year, and the holidays are closing in. With the new year just around the corner, we could all do with a proper rest to brighten our mood.

For those who want to explore a new source of entertainment besides video games and movies, I’d recommend anime as an option. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite anime to help you relax and keep you occupied over the holidays. Without further ado, let’s dive in.

#1. Isekai Shokudou (Restaurant to Another World) (2017)


What happens when residents from a fantasy world taste modern cuisine? They love it.

Well, there’s a mysterious restaurant hiding in the corner of a Tokyo shopping district and the store is closed on Saturdays… but the truth is that wizards, dwarves, lizardmen, and even dragons gather in this unremarkable eatery during Saturdays for the best feast of their lives. These people love modern food — burgers, steak, and puddings are all it takes to conquer their stomachs.   

The relaxing atmosphere paired with the visually stunning illustrations of delicacies, is enough to make that instant cup of noodles in front of you taste like world-class cuisine.  

Bon appétit!

Image Source: Monthly Shonen Ace

#2. Moriarty the Patriot (2020)


It offers an ingenious spin of the Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, placing the audience in the perspective of the infamous villain of the series, Professor Moriarty.

Full of schemes and conspiracies, the true side of nobility is revealed behind their vanity fairs.

The fog in the 19th century of London runs amok, while crimes paint the streets red.

Watch as our fellow inspectors at Scotland Yard grow frantic as a certain notorious professor plans his next scheme.

Meanwhile, the man with a Calabash pipe living at 221B Baker Street plays his favorite violin unabashedly, much to the annoyance of his neighbours.

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#3. Komi-san wa, Komyushō Desu (Komi Can’t Communicate) (2021)


Set in a high school with a bunch of eccentrics and weirdos, the show offers golden comedy while embedding heartwarming scenes that gently pull on your heartstrings. Not to mention, it has a great banger of an opening song as well.

The characters include a typical high school male that suffers from being too ordinary, everyone’s iconic childhood friend, a psychopathic female student — a show that may bring back the taste reminiscent of high school days for some of us with extreme friends.

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What if you were reincarnated as a slime? Let’s build a country of monsters then.

Despite his humble origins as a slime, Rimuru grows to become a competent leader, and possesses a great sense of humour, I should add.

With plenty of politics taking place, each country plots their own schemes. Meanwhile, Rimuru simply wants to develop his country peacefully — the type that the government would love to select as their diplomat.

It’s definitely a great watch for those who enjoy comedy and some action taking place.

Image Source: IMDB

#5. Yuru Camp (Laidback Camp) (2018)


Lazy to head outside? Well, take a sneak peek into outdoor camping life from your screen!

As humans typically yearn for freedom, what better way to accomplish this than to travel to exotic places; to admire the panoramic scenery that nature offers — the show highlights precisely that.

In fact if you’re planning for a trip to Japan, this series is a great tourist guide for some of the best places to camp in Japan, seen through the perspective of a group of high school students.

Oh, and did I mention that the girls enjoy camping while indulging in mouth-watering delicacies? What a way to enjoy life. This is definitely perfect for the holiday mood.

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So, there you have it! Personally, I find watching anime to be a great way to relax my nerves after a long week, and I’d recommend watching them on Friday nights for the ultimate experience. Hopefully, you’ll be able to find one you like from the list. Enjoy!

Chen Hui Lun is currently pursuing Cambridge A-Levels at Taylor's College. He’s also part of the Chess Club and Anime Society in Taylor’s.

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