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

posted on 2013-01-01 09:00 EST by Egan Loo
Greetings from AQUAPLUS, CaramelBox, Gyrozetter, Danny Choo, Code:Breaker

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 2013, that animal is the snake.) 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!

AQUAPLUS

"Please continue to support us this year!"

CaramelBox



Chō Soku Henkei Gyrozetter

"Happy New Year 2013!
We begin airing in the new year on Tuesday, January 8!
Please continue to support us this year!"

Danny Choo



Code:Breaker



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 2012's greetings, 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 IV) (2013-01-01 10:00)
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