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

posted on 2012-01-01 05:00 EST by Egan Loo
Greetings from I.G, Fuki Inoue, Evangelion's Khara, Battle Angel's Yukito Kishiro, Yura Kōhi

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!

Production I.G (A Letter to Momo)

© 2012 A Letter to Momo Film Partners

Fuki Inoue


Khara (Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.)

Airtight Plugsuit (tentative name)
Designed by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Takeshi Honda
© Khara

Yukito Kishiro (GUNNM/Battle Angel Alita)

Flash animation

Yura Kōhi


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!)

[Via Comic Natalie, Hachima Kikō, Saishin Anime Jōhō]


This article has a follow-up: New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part VII) (2012-01-01 06:00)
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