New Year's Greetings — Anime Style (Part XIX Updated)
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
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!
SushioThanks to Vito Plahuta for the news tip.
Tales of Xillia 2
The World God Only Knows
Kei Yoshimura (Doronkya)
Yuzu SoftTo access the website with the original greeting, click "はい" if you are 18 years or older at the site linked in the image.
Z/X Zillions of enemy X
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 animenewsnetwork.com). Akemashite Omedetō Gozaimasu!
Update: Added entries for Sushio and Tales of Xillia 2.
Fruits Basket image © 2004 Natsuki Takaya/HAKUSENSHA • TV TOKYO • NAS • Fruba Project. Licensed by FUNimation® Productions, Ltd.
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