Interest New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part XVII)
posted on 2013-01-02 00:15 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 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!
Square Enix Store (Kingdom Hearts)"Please continue to support us this year.
The entire Square Enix e-Store staff"
Please continue to support us this year
Super Sonico(Limited-Time) Year of the Snake Costume wallpaper
By series script editor Reiko Yoshida
By art director Ikuko Tamine
A limited-edition exclusive card in the Mobage Tiger & Bunny mobile game for an in-game New Year's event.
Akito Tōdō (Kaburumon)
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: More Tamako Market greetings added.
follow-up of New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part XVI)
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