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New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part I)

posted on 2012-01-01 00:00 EST by Egan Loo
Greetings from 130cm, Age, Alcot, Alice Soft, anohana

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 2012, that animal is the dragon.) Here are some New Year's greetings from the folks that will be bringing you anime, manga, and games in the new year.

Click on the thumbnail images to see the original greetings!

130cm

© 130cm

Age

© Age

ALcot

© ALcot

Alice Soft

(Japan only)
© Alice Soft


Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

© anohana Project

There are many more anime/manga/game 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 2011's greetings, 2010's greetings, 2009's greetings and 2008's greetings!)

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


This article has a follow-up: New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part II) (2012-01-01 01:00)

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