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

posted on by Egan Loo
Greetings from PeasSoft, Persona 4, Pokémon, Madoka Magica, Ricotta

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!


© PeasSoft

Persona 4 the Animation

© Index Corporation/Persona 4 the Animation Production Committee

Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Kyurem Vs Seikenshi

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

A fan-made nengajō with an image of Madoka "drawn" with characters in the witch language
[Via 0takomu]

Ricotta (Walkure Romanze)

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 Akemashite Omedetō Gozaimasu!

(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 XIV) (2012-01-01 14:00)
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