Merry Christmas — Anime Style (Part VII)

posted on 2011-12-25 18:00 EST by Egan Loo
Pics from Yuki Midorikawa, Toshio Furukawa, Kia Asamiya, Nagamu Nanaji, Yukaly Sasaki (with Yoshitoshi ABe)

Instead of with family, couples in Japan celebrate Christmas together as one of their most important nights of the year, right alongside Valentine's Day. Here are some of the ways that anime/manga/game fans and professionals have been celebrating Christmas this year:

(Click on the thumbnail images to see the original works!)

Kia Asamiya (Dark Angel, Silent Möbius)

Manga creator Kia Asamiya also posted an illustration he drew before.

Toshio Furukawa (One Piece's Ace)

Yuki Midorikawa (Natsume's Book of Friends)

Nagamu Nanaji (Parfait Tic!)

Yukaly Sasaki (with Yoshitoshi ABe)

As she often does, artist Yukaly Sasaki often draws herself and her boss, manga creator and character designer Yoshitoshi ABe, as a pink bird and a yellow bird. The two just married each other last month.

There are many more anime/manga/game Christmas greetings and messages 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 Merry Christmas!

This article has a follow-up: Merry Christmas — Anime Style (Part VIII) (2011-12-25 22:00)
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