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

posted on by Egan Loo
Greetings from NIS, Nitroplus, Rui Ōhashi, Okama, Ai Ota

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!

Nippon Ichi Software

Illustrated by Noizi Ito
[Via Hachima Kikō]
© 2012 Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.

Nitroplus (Sonicomi: Communication with Sonico)

© Nitroplus

Rui Ōhashi


Thanks to Sam Murai for the tip!

Ai Ota (Inuyasha, Turn A Gundam, Viper's Creed)

(Here are 2011's greetings, 2010's greetings, 2009's greetings and 2008's greetings!)

[Via Comic Natalie]

This article has a follow-up: New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part X) (2012-01-01 09:00)
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