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

posted on by Egan Loo
Greetings from CoMix Wave, Idea Factory, I.G, Kaho Miyasaka, Arielle Nadel

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!

CoMix Wave Inc. (Kono Danshi, Uchū-jin to Tatakaemasu.)

Image © Soubi Yamamoto/CoMix Wave Films

Idea Factory/Compile Heart

Image © Gust Co., Ltd. © Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. © 2011 5pb. © Ki/comcept Inc. © 2011 Idea Factory © 2011 Compile Heart

Production I.G (A Letter to Momo, Blood-C: The Last Dark)

Here's another greeting from Production I.G
Images © 2012 A Letter to Momo Film Partners © 2012 Production I.G, CLAMP/Project Blood-C Movie

Kaho Miyasaka

Thanks to Cutiebunny for the tip!

Arielle Nadel (365 Days of Danboard)

Image © Arielle Nadel Photography

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!)

This article has a follow-up: New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part XXII) (2012-01-12 23:57)
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