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Title: 12 December

Published: Approximately January – February 2001 in Dengeki Daioh

Volume 3

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Part 1[]

  • Poor decision
  • I want to
  • Have a nice trip
  • International metropolis
  • Hit-and-run
  • Shotput
  • Finishing blow
  • Discipline
  • You don't have to hit it
  • Gift season
  • Warmth
  • Open your eyes
  • The beef
  • Rage
  • Stop playing coy

Part 2[]

  • Running late
  • Osakan horror story
  • Who dealt it?
  • Gonna draw
  • Umm
  • Just ask
  • Childhood dreams
  • Santa
  • True identity
  • Incredible Santa
  • Wish
  • Desire
  • Do they exist?
  • Reindeer
  • Don't stare at me


Chiyo says that she knows Santa was always just her father, which leads Sakaki to imagine Chiyo-chichi as Santa, since he said he was Chiyo's father in her dream.



Cultural References[]

  • Yukari and Nyamo look in a holiday gift catalog.
  • Osaka talks about drawing or printing out New Year's cards.
  • Kagura and Tomo discuss whether Chiyo-chan still believes in Santa Claus, and how Santa's existence could be explained in that case.
  • Tomo doesn't believe in reindeer because she thinks they are flying deer, like they are often depicted when they appear in Christmas carols, stories and art.

Unanswered Questions[]

  • It is unknown what happened to the foreigner whom Yukari tried to help by carrying his bags, but ran away from when she learned that he was German.
  • We do not find out where Yukari got the holiday gift catalog from, since she was only interested in looking at pictures of food.
  • Chiyo brings something to Yukari in the teachers' room, but it is not known what it is or why she brought it.
  • Where the fart came from that Osaka smelled but that wasn't hers.

Memorable Moments[]

  • Kagura embarrasses herself when she tries to help a foreigner with his bags, despite the fact that she can not speak English very well.
  • Kagura meets Kamineko (the first time anyone other than Sakaki has met it in the series) and tries to discipline it by hitting it when it tries to bite Sakaki.
  • Yukari calls Chiyo "Chiyosuke," a way of teasing her by adding a common ending to Japanese boys' names to her name. This is repeated later in the series.
  • Tomo asks Yomi and Chiyo what they would want if they could have anything for a Christmas present. Yomi replies "a hundred trillion yen" and Chiyo says she wants the big star put on top of the Christmas tree in front of the train station.
  • Everyone judges Tomo when she says she doesn't believe in reindeer.


16px-Quote1 HELP! HELP! HELP ME!! 16px-Quote2
Kagura (to a foreigner) [in English]
16px-Quote1 And I saw the whooole thing! Khee hee hee. How very nice of you. "Yay!" 16px-Quote2
Yukari (to Kagura)
16px-Quote1 WE'RE DONE FOR! HE'S GERMAN!! 16px-Quote2
Yukari (to Kagura, on a foreginer she offered to help with his bags)
16px-Quote1 Ah-ha-ha! Why would I be the one buying gifts? Don't be stupid. 16px-Quote2
Yukari (to Nyamo)
16px-Quote1 Ice cream? Excuse me? Are you being childish, or just showing off your bourgeois background? BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE MATSUZAKA BEEF IS BETTER, RIGHT!? 16px-Quote2
Yukari (to Chiyo)
16px-Quote1 As I was in my room alone last night … From outta nowhere … I smelled a fart that wasn't from me … 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 Hey, Chiyo-chan! You one of those kids who still believes in Santa? 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 That's right, I'm Santa! The government pays for the presents! 16px-Quote2
Chiyo-chichi (to Chiyo) [in Sakaki's fantasy]
16px-Quote1 Witness the wishes of the pure of heart, Yomi. A hundred trillion yen, was it? 16px-Quote2
16px-Quote1 Can I ask you something? I know Santa doesn't exist … But reindeer are real, right? 16px-Quote2

You can't fool me!'' 16px-Quote2