Every day, for the month of December, a new gif was added to this page to represent a countdown to the new year. Some gifs were comical, others were serious, but all of them showcased a different anime that aired and finished in 2015. The following is the result; a collection of gifs that may take a while to load, but it’s time well spent for any avid anime fan. I hope you have fun!


December 1st, Summer 2015 - Himouto! Umaru-chan:

“You never appreciate the irreplaceable things in life until they’re gone. Like summer vacation... or brothers.”


December 2nd, Winter 2015 - Death Parade:

“Life really is a mysterious thing. Each and every life spins its own, totally separate tale, yet they become intricately entwined in each other. And no one knows how they will end up.”


December 3rd, Winter & Spring 2015 - Assassination Classroom:

“Tests are a good thing. The knowledge gained from a night of cramming will be all but forgotten once you hit adulthood. And that’s fine. The experience you gain through competition, having sharpened your skills and broadened your minds all under the same set of rules? That’s the real treasure.”


December 4th, Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 - Parasyte (Kiseijuu):

“Upon researching the concept of demons, I believe that, among all life, humans are the closest thing to it.”


December 5th, Spring 2015 - Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches:

“I hate getting flashbacks from things I don’t want to remember.”


December 6th, Spring 2015 - Hibike! Euphonium:

“People aren’t complicated. We work hard when we know that we’ll get something in return, and we try to work even harder if that something is our own improvement.”


December 7th, Summer 2015 - Overlord:

“The words you’ve said cannot be taken back. So you must take action to paint over what you have already said.”


December 8th, Summer 2015 - Snow White with the Red Hair:

“The only one who should decide which path to follow is yourself.”


December 9th, Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 - Shirobako:

“I realized that anime is made by hundreds of thousands of people, decades’ worth of time, and the thoughts and feelings of all the people who watch it.”


December 10th, Summer 2015 - Blood Blockade Battlefront (Kekkai Sensen):

“Once you get used to the abnormalities, they become mundane.”


December 11th, Spring 2015 - Dungeon:

“The dungeon is a cunning thing. Each incident that happens there may be small in of itself, but as they add up, they become a death of a thousand cuts. When its prey is grasping for breath, moaning in pain, and thoroughly weakened… that is when the dungeon bares its fangs.”


December 12th, Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 - Yona of the Dawn:

“No matter how foolish or incomprehensible, some love cannot be discarded. You may try to stop your heart, unable to forgive yourself, but there will be times when you lose hope and your heart is moved again.”


December 13th, Winter 2015 - Saekano:

“Opening with a pointlessly long monologue from the main character is as low as it gets.”


December 14th, Spring & Summer 2015 - Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma:

“If I absolutely can’t back down, then all I can do is accept that and push forward, right?”


December 15th, Summer 2015 - School-Live! (Gakkou Gurashi!):

“There are days when nothing goes right. There are days when you stumble and fall. There are days when you just want to cry. To cry a lot, to sleep a lot or even eat a lot. It’s alright as long as you pick yourself up again, until the day you no longer draw breath. But until that day comes...”


December 16th, Summer & Fall 2015 - Ushio to Tora:

“I thought I should try trusting a monster for once.”
“I don’t want you to trust me! that’s gross!”


December 17th, Fall 2015 - The Perfect Insider:

“The human body is nothing but a simple container.”


December 18th, Summer 2015 - Gangsta.:

“One must first give to take.”


December 19th, Summer 2015 - Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-:

“I am the strongest man in the world!”


December 20th, Summer 2015 - Prison School:

THIS LINE HAS BEEN CENSORED DUE TO PROFOUNDNESS


December 21st, Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 - GARO:

“Revenge will only destroy you. At the very least be destroyed by women, that way you can go like a man.”


December 22nd, Summer 2015 - Charlotte:

“Ideas that challenge the orthodoxy are always met with scorn.”


December 23rd, Spring & Summer 2015 - Arslan Senki:

“I would rather have a child paint a living portrait of me than have a famed artist paint my death portrait.”


December 24th, Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 - The Seven Deadly Sins:

“No matter what lies you tell, you can’t fool your own heart.”


December 25th, Spring & Summer 2015 - My Love Story (Ore Monogatari):

“There are all kinds of people… It’s because there are all kinds of people… That I was able to meet you.”


December 26th, Summer 2015 - GATE:

“Ruling over death means ruling over life. Death is the climax of life. To have the best death, you must honor life.”


December 27th, Fall 2015 - Beautiful Bones:

“And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.”


December 28th, Summer 2015 - A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist:

“The more you set me up for an innuendo, the more inspired I am to make dirty jokes”


December 29th, Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 - Your Lie in April:

“So ephemeral and weak, but it’s shining with all its might. Thump, Thump, like a heartbeat. This is the light of life.”


December 30th, Winter 2015 - Yuri Kuma Arashi:

“That’s the sexy way. Shaba-da-doo.”


December 31st, Fall 2015 - One Punch Man:

“If you really want to become strong, stop caring about what others think about you. Living your life has nothing to do with what others think.”


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