With the Christmas season growing closer by the hour it is almost time for Jolly old Saint Nick to take to the skies once again and travel across the entire globe in 24 hours. Given that the world keeps growing larger in population this task maybe become Herculean even for him so we here at Mania want to suggest some anime characters who could help him keep his appointed rounds on all four corners of the globe.
Nico Robin (One Piece)
Having consumed the Flower-Flower Devil Fruit Robin has the ability to create copies of her body parts. This ability would help out with both the production side of the toy factory and the delivering of presents as she could use extra arms to pass presents down the chimney and place them under the tree with great speed.
Uzumaki Naruto (Naruto)
Using his Kage Bunshin no Jutsu (shadow clone) technique Naruto would provide great assistance to the process of toy delivery. With the ability to make hundreds of copies of himself and his ninja techniques Naruto could cover a small city in no time and get in and out of houses in a flash leaving no trace. Hopefully no one leaves out expired milk for Santa though as that would make for a long night for the diminutive shinobi.
Kuroko Shirai (Index/Railgun)
Kuroko is a teleport artist with an extraordinary level of skill. She can use her powers to pop in and out at a moments notice and carry a considerable amount of weight with her she could possible even give St. Nick himself a run for his money with the ability to go up a chimney in a flash. She likely would work real hard as well if Santa promised her the one thing she really wants would be under her tree...though Mikoto Misaka would want a say in being a present.
Morino Ichigo (Please Teacher) and Kazumi Asakura (Negima)
With the population of the planet continually growing even Santa can't watch everyone all the time which is where two of anime's most intrepid information gatherers will come into play. If there is a secret Ichigo or Asakura will track it down and make note of it-particularly if it is a bit sordid.
Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
With the speed he can move his hands Kenshiro can be of tremendous use to Jolly old in the production side of the toy making. He can use his abilities to help assemble toys quickly, wrap them and also to help ease the pains of the others doing the hard work of preparing for Christmas delivery with his knowledge of pressure points to increase the total productivity at the factory.
With so many people in the world even just having a CD sized present would require a sled larger than any vehicle in history-or something that has the ability to transcend normal space. Enter Guu. With her (its?) ability to swallow almost anything and transport it to a separate plain of existence she would be one of the most useful characters to have on a small sleigh. The down side is trying to get her to give the presents back at the appropriate time may be a larger problem than transcending the limits of space.
And she is likely to try to eat the reindeer.
Kirino Kosaka (Oreimo)
Kyou Fujibayashi (Clannad)
Hinagiku Katsura (Hayate the Combat Butler)
Taiga Aisaka (Toradora!)
Even Santa needs help on his sleigh and these four gals would make for a great support staff. Sure it might seem just a gratuitous reason to put four charming ladies in Santa suits (and it is) but they are also gifts that bring themselves as there are likely a few anime fans who would be rather pleased to find one of these characters under the tree if Santa ran out of the big screen TV they had asked for.