Happy New Year from the Anime World 2019!
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!
Yagura Asano (Scorching Ping Pong Girls)
Bokura wa Mahō Shōnen
Coolkyoshinja (Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid)
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Dropkick on My Devil!
Future Card Buddyfight Channel
Shoko Hidaka (Does the Flower Blossom?)
Masakazu Ishiguro (And Yet the Town Moves)
Shintaro Kago (Dementia 21)
Aya Kanno (Requiem of the Rose King)
Made in Abyss
Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail)
2018年は新たな挑戦の年でした。来年も様々な挑戦とみんなを驚かすようなサプライズ発表ができたらいいなと思います!よいお年を! pic.twitter.com/VFoQzIgwpm— 真島ヒロ (@hiro_mashima) December 31, 2018
Amu Meguro (Honey So Sweet)
今年もたくさんの方に支えて頂き元気を頂いた1年でした。漫画読んで下さった皆様、関わって下さった皆様、本当にありがとうございました!来年は新しい漫画楽しんで頂けるように頑張ります!良いお年を〜☺️ pic.twitter.com/ZhzwXia96h— 目黒あむ (@meguro_mu) December 31, 2018
Mob Psycho 100
Kyousuke Motomi (Queen's Quality)
Release the Spyce
Rising of the Shield Hero
明けましておめでとうございます!— しっけ (@_shikke) December 31, 2018
Sushio (Kill la Kill character designer)
Akemi Takeda (Creamy Mami character design)
Arina Tanemura (Full Moon o Sagashite, Time Collector Kyoko)
Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru
We Never Learn[Link]
Uiro Yamada (visual novel artist)
Masaaki Yuasa (director)
I stopped this year's work— 湯浅政明 (@masaakiyuasa) December 31, 2018
A little time break
I will skip commercials while watch Don't Laugh from Downtown.
While having dinner every year
Have a nice new year day
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