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

posted on by Egan Loo

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!

Jun Tsukasa

(Contains frontal nudity)

Turumiku

© Turumiku
Thanks to HockeyKamen for the tip!


Type-Moon

© Type-Moon

Michiro Ueyama (Tsumanuda Fighttown, ZOIDS)



The World God Only Knows

New Year's greeting alongside ads for the anime's character cover album and January 14 concert

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

[Via Saishin Anime Jōhō]


This article has a follow-up: New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part XI) (2012-01-01 16:00)
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