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

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!

Chiyu Yoshida/Chiyu Yuta

Kenichi Yoshida

Thanks to Sam Murai for the tip!

Mi-Kyung Yun (Bride of the Water God)

[Via Tanbishugi]

Yuzu Soft

© Yuzu Soft/Junos

Arc System Works

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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, Hachima Kikō]

This article has a follow-up: New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part XVI) (2012-01-01 22:00)
follow-up of New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part XIII)
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