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New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Update 7)

posted on 2011-01-01 00:00 EST by Egan Loo
Greetings from 11 20 32 40 50 60 65 70 anime/manga groups and creators (with more to come)

For generations, people in Japan have celebrated New Year's Day by sending specially designed cards — nengajō — to each other. As part of the tradition, postal workers store all the nengajō that are mailed in the final weeks of the old year, and then deliver every single one on New Year's Day. Many nengajō mark the Chinese Zodiac by depicting the animal of the year. (In 2011, that animal is the rabbit.) Here are some New Year's (and Christmas) greetings from the folks that will be bringing you anime and manga in the new year.

Click on the thumbnail images to see the original greetings!

130cm

Thanks to 4nBlue for the tip!

Age


Alice Soft

Thanks to 4nBlue for the tip!

Yoshitaka Amano

Thanks to Youal for the tip!

ANIDO

Illustrated by Yasuji Mori

AQUAPLUS


August

Thanks to 4nBlue for the tip!

Axl

Thanks to 4nBlue for the tip!

Kye Young Chon (Audition)

[Via Tanbishugi]

Black Cyc

Thanks to 4nBlue for the tip!

Blessing of the Campanella

Image © Windmill/Blessing of the Campanella Production Committee
Thanks to Yanaken for the tip!

CaramelBox


© 2002-2011 Horibox/CaramelBox

CLAMP

Flash animation
Thanks to Alex for the tip!
[Via Chibi Yuuto]

Crunchyroll


Doraemon Channel

Flash animation
© Fujiko Production, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shinei, ADK 2011

Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera

Illustrated by Go Nagai
© 2011 Go Nagai/Dynamic Production

Dragon Crisis!

Video (Hiro Shimono, Rie Kugimiya, Yui Horie, and Momoiro Clover are presenting a different video message every day from December 31 to January 3)
[Via Saishin Anime Jōhō]
© Fujiko Production, Shogakukan, TV Asahi, Shinei, ADK 2011

Gakken (Animedia)

Model: Hisana Hashi
Illustrated by Tadashi Hiramatsu
[Via Tadashi Sudo]

Studio Ghibli

Illustrated by Hayao Miyazaki

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka ("Pan-Dane to Tamago-Hime"/"Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess" anime short)


Keiji Gotoh

Thanks to Shiroi Hane for the tip!

Kenjirou Hata (Hayate the Combat Butler)

Thanks to mad mac for the tip!

Megumi Hayashibara

Video

Rina Hidaka

[Via Uri-Sure Matome +]

Yukari Higa (Kiddy Girl-and Pure, Shina Dark - Kuroki Tsuki no Ō to Sōheki no Tsuki no Himegimi)

Thanks to Shiroi Hane for the news tip!

Tachibana Higuchi (Gakuen Alice)

[Via Tanbishugi]

Hidekaz Himaruya (Hetalia - Axis Powers)


Matsuri Hino (Vampire Knight)

[Via Nancy Thistlethwaite, Tanbishugi]

Hoshi o Ou Kodomo


Koïchiro Hoshino (MÄR Ω, Popcorn Avatar)

Thanks to kill-chan for the tip!

Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls

Thanks to Nemo_N for the tip!

Idea Factory

© 2010 Idea Factory/Design Factory

Production I.G (Drawer Hobs)

© 2011 Kazuchika Kise/Production I.G/Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs
© 1996-2010 Production I.G

Satsuki Igarashi

Thanks to Alex for the tip!
[Via Chibi Yuuto]

Marina Inoue

[Via Uri-Sure Matome R]

J-List


Yukito Kishiro (GUNNM/Battle Angel Alita)

Flash animation

Chiyo Kenmotsu (Kaitai Shisho 0)


Kyoto Animation

Illustrated by Shoko Ikeda
© Kyoto Animation

Lump of Sugar

Thanks to 4nBlue for the tip!

Megane na Kanojo

Illustrated by Koji Ito
Coloring by Yasuko Suenaga
Image © TOBI, Flex Comix/Megane na Kanojo Production Committee
Thanks to Yanaken for the tip!

MinatoSoft

Thanks to 4nBlue for the tip!

Kazuya Minekura (Saiyuki)


Junko Mizuno


Shoko Nakagawa


NIS America


Ore no Imōto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Oreimo)

© Tsukasa Fushimi/ASCII Media Works

Ai Ota (Inuyasha, Turn A Gundam, Viper's Creed)


Overdrive

Thanks to 4nBlue for the tip!

propeller

Thanks to 4nBlue for the tip!

Ricotta (Walkure Romanze)

Thanks to 4nBlue for the tip!

Maaya Sakamoto

(In the linked page, select the "I.D." logo.)

Frederik L. Schodt

© 2011 Frederik L. Schodt

Sanrio (Hello Kitty)


San-X

© 2011 San-X Co., Ltd.

Takashi Shiina


Thanks to kill-chan and mad mac for the tip!

Tomokazu Sugimura


Thanks to Shiroi Hane for the tip!

Sunrise (Battle Spirits: Brave)


Art: Yoshinori Yumoto
Coloring: Akiko Shibata
© Sunrise, Nagoya Broadcasting Network
Thanks to emerje for the tip!

Sunrise (Keroro Gunsō/Sgt. Frog)


Art: Fumitoshi Oizaki
Coloring: Keiichi Funada
Background: Mukuo Studio
© Mine Yoshizaki/Kadokawa Shoten, Sunrise, TV Tokyo, NAS, BV
Thanks to emerje for the tip!

Sunrise (SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors)


CG Works: Ryūta Itō (Deerfield)
Special Effects: Akiko Yamakawa (Asahi Production)
© Sotsu, Sunrise

Akemi Takada


Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the tip!

Yana Toboso (Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler)


Jun Tsukasa


Type-Moon


Michiro Ueyama (Tsumanuda Fighttown, ZOIDS)


ufotable

(Given to followers of ufotable's Twitter account) [Via Kyō mo Yarareyaku]

Kazuo Umezu (Drifting Classroom)

Video Message

Rco Wada

(Illustration for free o-nenga pocket tissue given away at Tokyo's Comic Market 79 on December 31, 2010)

Mine Yoshizaki (Keroro Gunsō/Sgt. Frog)



Yuricon & ALC Publishing


There are many more anime/manga nengajō out there, so if you know of one we've missed, feel free to let us know in our forums or by email (newsroom at animenewsnetwork.com). Akemashite Omedetō Gozaimasu!

(Here are 2010's greetings, 2009's greetings and 2008's greetings!)

Momiji image © 2004 Natsuki Takaya/HAKUSENSHATV TOKYONAS • Fruba Project. Licensed by FUNimation® Productions, Ltd.

Update: Kazuya Minekura (Saiyuki), Shoko Nakagawa, Ai Ota (Inuyasha, Turn A Gundam, Viper's Creed), Sanrio (Hello Kitty), San-X, Sunrise (SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors), Yana Toboso (Kuroshitsuji), Jun Tsukasa, Type-Moon added.

Update 2: 130cm, Alicesoft, August, Axl, Black Cyc, Lump of Sugar, MinatoSoft, Overdrive, propeller, Ricotta, Sunrise (Battle Spirits: Brave and Keroro Gunsō) added. Thanks, 4nBlue and emerje!

Update 3: AQUAPLUS, Dragon Crisis!, Ghibli Museum, Rina Hidaka, Hidekaz Himaruya, Maaya Sakamoto, Frederik L. Schodt, Yuricon added.

Update 4: ANIDO, Blessing of the Campanella, Clamp, Crunchyroll, Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera, Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls, Satsuki Igarashi, Megane na Kanojo, Takashi Shiina, Akemi Takada added. Thanks, Yanaken, Alex, Nemo_N, kill-chan, and Daniel Zelter!

Update 5: Kenjirou Hata, Tachibana Higuchi, Matsuri Hino, Marina Inoue, J-List, Junko Mizuno, Michiro Ueyama, Rco Wada, Kazuo Umezu, Mine Yoshizaki added.

Update 6: Yoshitaka Amano, Keiji Gotoh, Yukari Higa, NIS America, Takashi Shiina's second artwork, Tomokazu Sugimura added. Thanks, Youal, Shiroi Hane, and mad mac!

Update 7: Kye Young Chon, Kenjirou Hata's second artwork, Hidekaz Himaruya's actual New Year's greeting, Hoshi o Ou Kodomo, Koïchiro Hoshino, Chiyo Kenmotsu, Takashi Shiina's third artwork, ufotable added. Thanks, mad mac and kill-chan!


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