Happy New Year from the Anime World 2019! Part III

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

New Year's is the most important holiday in Japan, with families gathering to share big feasts and visit their local temple. New Year's cards (nengajō) are often sent to friends, family and acquaintances. Figures from the anime, manga and video game fields draw their own (usually featuring their own characters) and share them with the rest of us online. Here, then, is ANN's annual New Year's greetings round-up. As 2019 is the Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, many of the greetings feature boars and piglets. Last year was the Year of the Dog, so you may also see references to dogs making way for the new animal of the year.

From all of us at Anime News Network, Happy New Year!

Kyoto Animation

Love Live!

Kinriki Mantou (Space Dandy designer)

Shinov Mimori (Thunderbolt Fantasy character designer)

Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

Mr. Osomatsu


Hiroki Mutaguchi (BB Senshi Sangokuden illustrator, Gundam Build Fighters animator)

Nekogara (Nitroplus artist)

New Game!


Persona 5

PlayStation Japan

Tsukasa Saimura (Igai: The Play Dead/Alive, Tokyo Undead)

Kouji Seo (Fūka)

Eiichi Shimizu x Tomohiro Shimoguchi (Ultraman (manga)




Super Sonico

Junichirō Taniguchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica chief animation director)

Shōtarō Tokunō (New Game!)

Santa Tsuji (Super Sonico)

Ukami (Gabriel DropOut)

Violet Evergarden

Wake Up, Girls!

Satomi Watabe (Aikatsu! animation director)


XBox Japan

Kenichi Yoshida (Eureka Seven character designer)

Miki Yoshikawa (Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches)



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