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

posted on by Egan Loo
Greetings from Nitro+, Nobunaga's Ambition, Nyarko-san, Oreshura, Otoko no Ko wa Maid-Fuku ga O-Suki!?, Overdrive, Pajamas, Peasoft, Penguinbear, Phi-Brain

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!


"Please support us this year also-POKŌ"
Thanks to Jo V for the tip!

Nobunaga's Ambition

From Kō Shibusawa

Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos W


The official website is also offering random fortune notes for a limited time during the New Year's holiday. A limited New Year's wallpaper is available until January 3.

Otoko no Ko wa Maid-Fuku ga O-Suki!?

"Happy New Year. Please continue to support both Otoko no Ko wa Maid-Fuku ga O-Suki!? and Pixel Maritan!"


"Please continue to support us this year."


"Happy New Year"


"Thank you for your enormous support last year. Please offer us your continued support this year."
Illustrated by Magi

Penguinbear (Kunihiko Ikuhara)


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 XV) (2013-01-01 22:20)
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