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

posted on by Egan Loo
Greetings from NIS America, Aoi Nishimata, okama, Macross F's Sheryl, Maaya Sakamoto

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.

NIS America

Aoi Nishimata

[Via 0takomu, NHK's MAG-Net via Yaraon!]


[Via 0takomu, NHK's MAG-Net via Yaraon!]

Sheryl Nome (Macross Frontier)

Maaya Sakamoto

(Click the I.D. logo on her website's main page)

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: (Belated) New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part XXIV) (2012-01-21 23:57)
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