Happy New Year 2016 — Anime Style! Part III

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

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 2016, that animal is the monkey.) Here are some New Year's greetings from the folks that will be bringing you anime, manga, and games in the new year.

Masahiro Abe (Squid Girl)

Keishuu Andou (Hentai Kamen)

Moyoco Anno

Ark Performance




Takuya Fujima (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid)

Studio Ghibli (Noboru Yoshida)


Ghibli Museum


Good Smile Company



The [email protected] Starlight Stage

Kamigami no Asobi - Ludere deorum

Kodansha Creators (shown, Natsumi Ando)


Masaru Koseki (animator)

Lance N' Masques

Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail)



Yūsuke Murata (One-Punch Man)

One-Punch Man passes the TV torch to Mob Psycho 100.

Nagi no Asukara

Nagian (Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara)


Namja Town

Namori (Yuruyuri)

Noragami Aragoto

Rokurou Ōgaki (The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke)

Orange Rouge (Tōken Ranbu)


Koichi Tokita

Ultra Super Anime Time


This article has a follow-up: Happy New Year 2016 — Anime Style! Part IV (2016-01-01 12:00)
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