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

posted on 2013-01-01 12:00 EST by Egan Loo
Greetings from CLAMP, Eagle Talon, Escu:de, Fairy Tail, Final Fantasy XI

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!

CLAMP


Drawn by Satsuki Igarashi

Eagle Talon



Escu:de

"Please continue to support us this year"

Fairy Tail (Hiro Mashima)


Mashima wrote that he hopes everyone has a great New Year's, thanked everyone for their support in 2012, and asked for fans to continue to support Fairy Tail in 2013.

Final Fantasy XI

Illustrated by Mitsuhiro Arita

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 VII) (2013-01-01 13:01)
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