Santa Company: Manatsu no Merry Christmas

SANTA COMPANY ~Midsummer Merry Christmas~

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English: SANTA COMPANY ~Midsummer Merry Christmas~
Japanese: サンタ・カンパニー ~真夏のメリークリスマス~


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 28, 2021
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Studios: ORENDA
Source: Original
Genres: FantasyFantasy
Duration: 30 min.
Rating: PG - Children


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Santa Company 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.

Upon their visit to a tropical island just below the equator, Mint and co. from Santa Company find themselves confronted with a mountain of ocean debris. Small acts of carelessness upon carelessness have, quite literally, piled up into a big problem—just what have Mint and the others gotten themselves into...? A splendid, yet strange, secret Christmas story.

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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
Character Design


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"Hitorigoto de Kataru Kurai nara (独り言で語るくらいなら)" by STU48

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

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