Interest New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part XVI)
posted on 2012-01-01 22:00 EST
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!
Illustrated by Tsubaki Nekoi and Satsuki Igarashi
Thanks to Chibiyuuto for the tip!
Kanetake Ebikawa (Full Metal Panic! Another)Thanks to FeistyDreams for the tip!
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!
Update: CLAMP illustrations' credits added and link fixed.
follow-up of New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part XV)
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