The Coming Holiday Season

With the Christmas season well underway, we’re going to begin to shift gears here at The Herald. To prepare for the coming holiday, we’ll be devoting a bit of time toward making that hectic holiday shopping run a little bit easier.

In particular, I’d like to revisit a few of our more popular features through the years: our Practical Gift Guide, and Bargain Bundle recommendations. Our first Practical Gift Guide was a huge hit, and received a number of compliments for its no-nonsense approach, and realistic recommendations that delighted recipients on Christmas morning. The Bargain Bundles have a home in the holiday season, because of their focus on delivering a combination of quantity and quality.

I hope that you do continue to join us through the holiday season. Though the schedules will be tight due to a packed work schedule, I will do my best to ensure that we continue to deliver steady, consistent content going forward.

As always, I thank you for joining us at The Herald. You, dear readers, are our lifeblood, and our reason for being here. Without you, there would be no Anime Herald.

About the author

Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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