Happy New Year — Anime Style! Part I

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.

Ace Combat

Aniplex Plus

Assassination Classroom (anime)

Assassination Classroom (live-action)


Diabolik Lovers

Girls & Panzer




Aya Hirano

The [email protected] Million Live

Serere Inato/Trigger (Ninja Slayer From Animation character designer)

KING OF PRISM by PrettyRhythm


Shunpei Maruyama (Girls und Panzer producer)

Oshiete! Galko-chan

Persona 5

Pony Canyon USA


Makoto Shinkai

Atsuto Shinozuka (Strike Witches: One-Winged Witches)


The Tenth Prism (Masahito Soda)

Tsuki ni Hoeran nee (Yukiko Seike)

World Trigger (game)

This article has a follow-up: Happy New Year 2016 — Anime Style! Part II (2015-12-31 20:45)
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