Happy New Year from the Anime World 2019! Part V

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!

Bungo Stray Dogs

Golden Kamuy


Hakumei and Mikochi

Tomokichi Hidaka (Mizore no Kyōshitsu)

Akira Himekawa (The Legend of Zelda manga)


Junko Ike (Mizutama Honey Boy)

Ayasa Itou (voice actress)

Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko

Chizuru Kobayashi (animator)

Kotoyama (Dagashi Kashi)

Laid-Back Camp

LaLa Magazine

Shun Matsuena (KenIchi the Mightiest Disciple)

George Morikawa (Hajime no Ippo)

One Piece

Rara Maji

Takashi Shiina (Zettai Karen Children)

Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion the Animation

Kamome Shirahama (Witch Hat Atelier)

Shiratori Shirow (The Ryuo's Work is Never Done light novel)

Shinobu Takayama (Amatsuki)

Takuya (Bungo Stray Dogs Dead Apple manga)

Meca Tanaka (Meteor Prince)

Toyotarō (Dragon Ball Super (manga))

Naoto Tsushima (Fighting Foodons)

Sōichirō Yamamoto (Teasing Master Takagi-san)

This article has a follow-up: Happy New Year from the Anime World 2019! Part VI (2019-01-01 13:45)
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