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

posted on 2012-01-02 23:00 EST by Egan Loo
Greetings from Dragon Girl's Fujieda, Microsoft Azure's Claudia Madobe, Capeta's Soda, Starry Sky, We Were There's Obata

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!

Toru Fujieda

[Via Lys, Tanbishugi]

Microsoft Azure (Claudia Madobe)

[Via Hachima Kikō]

Masahito Soda (Capeta)

[Via Tanbishugi]

Starry Sky

Thanks to Kyjin for the tip!

Yuuki Obata (We Were There)

[Via Tanbishugi]

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!)


This article has a follow-up: New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part XIX) (2012-01-08 23:40)
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