Santa Company: Manatsu no Merry Christmas

SANTA COMPANY ~Midsummer Merry Christmas~

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: サンタ・カンパニー ~真夏のメリークリスマス~
English: SANTA COMPANY ~Midsummer Merry Christmas~
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 28, 2021
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: ORENDA
Source: Original
Genre: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 26 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 5.441 (scored by 970970 users)
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Ranked: #105792
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Popularity: #9555
Members: 1,972
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Santa Company is a worldwide organization dedicated to delivering presents to children. Santa Company's elves—known as "tonttus"—aid several Santas every year by wrapping presents, raising reindeer, and helping with deliveries. Mint Rondo is one of the many new tonttus arriving at Santa Company's tropical island office. Following in her older brother's footsteps, Mint begins training alongside her friend, Thomas Dou, and rival, Noah, to eventually become a Santa herself. Unfortunately, her clumsiness causes her to fall far behind her peers and into her brother's shadow.

One day, while sitting on the beach, Mint, Thomas, and Noah discover the biggest threat that Santa Company has faced yet: ocean pollution! With the accumulation of litter going unnoticed, the growing hazard will soon endanger the surrounding ocean wildlife and the members of the Santa Company. As trouble looms over the horizon, Mint might just be able to clean up her act and save everyone on the island in time for Christmas Eve.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Santa Company: Manatsu no Merry Christmas was produced in conjunction with the Nippon Foundation's "Change for the Blue" initiative in order to raise awareness about ocean pollution as part of the Umi-to-Nippon project. The film made its worldwide debut through MyAnimeList on January 28, 2021.

It is an original work brought to life by Kenji Itoso. A short animation was released in 2014 after a successful crowdfunding campaign, followed by a feature-length version released in Japan in 2019. This work is a spin-off featuring some of the same characters.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Furuya, Toru


Satou, Masaharu


Itoso, Kenji
Director, Script, Original Creator
Abe, Nobuyuki
Sound Director
Theme Song Performance
Kudou, Masashi
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Jan 28, 2021
BenSpeirs (All reviews)
The real litter was the friends we made along the way.
Shout outs to Google Mail.


Congratulations MAL for getting the honour to host this.

Character design was alright I guess. Moon Santa was terrifying.
Why did this air so late after Christmas.
What did this have to do with Christmas.
Save the whales. Pick up your bottles kids.
I'm really desperately trying to reach the minimum character count here, does it show.
Also a bootleg Ghostbusters believe it or not.
Apparently there's more to this series but whether or not you know of it I don't think matters cos this was it's own thing.

Jan 28, 2021
Aspier (All reviews)
Well... What should I say

The anime itself was better than I expected it to be, the art was great and the ending was amazing.
The story was all over the place and didn’t really make a lot of sense, but it did what it was supposed to do:
Tell people about all the trash in the ocean

As this anime is probably aimed at kids aged 4-9 you can’t expect much story.

Characters were alright, I especially liked Thomas and Santa.

For being free, this anime was really good.

The live chat made the anime pretty funny, shoutout to Google Mail and all the other amazing people!

Anyway, Im tired, bye
Jan 28, 2021
chessplayer798 (All reviews)
story- 4
while I love the message, the story itself is not very well executed, I think the biggest limiting factor was the 30 minute run times, due to this they could not have the proper setup needed in order to establish needed plot points. Additionally for being a 30-minute show, the begging was far to slow, it felt like 80% of the episode was just an introduction
while there are some problems with CGI it is overall pretty fine and I liked the color pallet,
easy the best part of the show, the sound design and music was actually very good and fit the atmosphere
the read more
Jan 28, 2021
peachyixxy (All reviews)
Santa Company, at least this version, does a pretty mediocre job of telling a story with an environmental message for kids. I know there's another short film and a full-length movie from a few years ago, but as I haven't seen those, I'm just going to judge this on its own.

There are going to be slight spoilers from here on out, but since it's a 30-minute short film... I hope it's not too inconvenient.

Story - 4

Although this is a PG film, definitely meant for kids, I feel like the story was still really underdeveloped. Kids don't necessarily need super complex stories, especially if read more


Recent News

MyAnimeList to Stream Premiere of New 'Santa Company' Film

MyAnimeList to Stream Premiere of New 'Santa Company' Film

The Umi no Magnet Education Committee announced on Wednesday a new Santa Company short film, subtitled Manatsu no Merry Christmas (Midsummer Merry Christmas). The more

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