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

posted on by Egan Loo
Greetings from Compile Heart, Concept, Cube, Cuffs, Milky Holmes

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 2013, that animal is the snake.) 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!

Compile Heart

"This year, Compile Heart will be overwhelming [attoteki, a reference to Attoteki Yūgi Mugen Souls]!"
Source: Dengeki


"Please continue to support us this year"
This image is also available as wallpaper.


Cuffs (Cafe Sourire)

"To be with Shin-chan always"

Detective Opera Milky Holmes

"Happy New Year"

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 2012's greetings, 2011's greetings, 2010's greetings, 2009's greetings and 2008's greetings!)

Fruits Basket image © 2004 Natsuki Takaya/HAKUSENSHA • TV TOKYO • NAS • Fruba Project. Licensed by FUNimation® Productions, Ltd.

This article has a follow-up: New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part V Updated) (2013-01-01 11:00)
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