Thursday, December 14, 2006

Santa's Reindeer in Japanese Anime

I would just love to see Santa's reindeer cast as the stars of a Japanese anime series...

war-blitzen antler lightning
Elves rushing into the workshop in terror: "Santa! The Abominable Snowman is attacking! We can't stop him!"

Cut to scene of giant monster, like an ape made out of snow, swiping elves aside and trampling igloo beneath its feet. "Rrrroowwwwwrrrr!"

Cut back to workshop. Santa, with look of grim resolve: "The battle for the fate of the world is being fought here at the North Pole. Unleash the reindeer, they're our only hope!"

Battle scene, Santa's reindeer go forth to fight the Abominable Snowman. A hard-pitched battle ensues. But they're no match for the monster. The reindeer are on the brink of defeat, when suddenly...

Well, since this is Japanese anime, you know that of course the reindeer are going to transform into more powerful reindeer, each with its own special powers. My favorite among the reindeer has always been Blitzen...

Blitzen stands there, pawing his hooves in the snow, bowed but not defeated. Suddenly loud rock music cuts in, and a voiceover goes: "Blitzen transforms to..."

Stock Blitzen transformation sequence, used in every episode, shows the reindeer turning into a bigger, more powerful reindeer: "...WAR-BLITZEN!!!"

Now War-Blitzen goes forth to battle the Abominable Snowman once again. He unleashes his special attack: "Antler Lightning!"

Kahh-RACKKK!! CRRRRASSSHHHH! Powerful lightning bolts shoot forth from War-Blitzen's antlers! The Abominable Snowman staggers back! "RRRROWWWWWWWRRR!!"

Rudolph of course will transform into Mega-Rudolph, with a Rednose Laser attack. But Blitzen is still my favorite. Blitzen transforms to War-Blitzen! Antler Lightning!!!

Santa's reindeer, fighting to protect the world, in their own Japanese anime series! Sounds to me like an idea that would thrill ten-year-old boys everywhere.

(Reindeer image courtesy of Google Images; added touches courtesy of The GIMP.)


Blogger Paul Burgess said...

Eh, not a very anime-like reindeer. But you get the idea. ;-)

Thursday, December 14, 2006 7:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh. ANd as *into* anime as my girls are, the reindeer could once again achieve "cool" status. ;)

Saturday, December 16, 2006 9:17:00 AM  

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