Are you in an anime or manga slump? Have you ever wanted to give a gift of (under)appreciated manga or anime to someone? Join our annual Secret Santa event to take part in the fun! The goal of Secret Santa is to get someone to watch and review something that you love, or, you could be a bit evil and make them watch something terrible! But be careful, you might just get a lump of coal in your stocking in return ------ NOTE: Last year, like the year before, many people signed up and didn’t contribute any gifts for their pick (which was overwhelming for our SecretSanta and led to delays sending out the information), or didn’t watch or read any of their own picks. We advise that you don't sign up unless you're 100% committed. We ask that any Secret Santa participants agree to: Watch or read at least one of your picks. If you don’t think you’ll have time to do so, there’s always next year! Reply to the Secret Santa thread with what you thought about your pick by Christmas day. It can even be a single sentence, just let your Santa know what you thought. Also, make sure that you check your forum PMs regularly (not the same thing as the site notifications feature) for messages from Santa. ------ How to sign up Use the format below and comment in the thread: Anime-Planet username: Link to your anime/manga list: Anime, manga, or both is ok? Maximum episode (anime) and/or volume (manga) limits: Tags you don't want: Other: Example Form: Anime-Planet username: Northpole Link to your anime/manga list: https://www.anime-planet.com/users/NorthPole/anime Anime, manga, or both is ok?: Anime Maximum episode (anime) and/or volume (manga) limits: 12 Episodes Tags you don't want: Horror, Mecha… etc. Other: Making your Secret Santa recommendations NorthPole will send you your Secret Santa buddy through a forum PM, around November 19th. The choice is random. You'll then need to choose 3 anime or manga for the person (depending on their requests), and reply back to the NorthPole PM with your choices. Do not PM your recipient! It will spoil the fun! Do not recommend titles that are: Ongoing Music videos Untranslated/incomplete SENDING YOUR PICKS IS DUE BY NOVEMBER 28th Getting your Secret Santa recommendations You'll receive your recommendations around November 29th. If for some reason you can't watch or read any of the titles you were given, you can request a new batch once. Choose at least one of the titles to watch or read. Add your thoughts about at least one of your picks here in the Secret Santa by Christmas day - post them as soon as you like! No minimum date. You can also post links to reviews you’ve made on the site here, but not required. Thread. It helps Santas feel excited about participating to see discussions about your picks. Secret Santa pairs will be announced here in the thread on December 25! Happy holidays and happy anime watching!