Happy New Year from the Anime World 2019! Part VII

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!

Munetaka Abe (animator)

Ace Attorney

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Ace of Diamond

Age Soft




Catherine: Full Body

DanMachi ~Memoria Freese~

Fighting Ex Layer

Fire Force

Jiku (illustrator)

Hisashi Kagawa (Sailor Moon animator)


Kinema Citrus


Riko Korie (Alice or Alice, Unlimited Fafnir)

Koyori (illustrator)

Keisuke Miyauchi (game director)

Monster Hunter

Yusuke Nakamura‏ (illustrator)


Senran Kagura

Yoko Taro (game director)


Koichi Tokita (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed manga)

Touken Ranbu Musical

Tsukino Paradise

Norio Tsukudani (Himegoto)

Kazuyuki Ueda (Kin-iro Mosaic character designer)

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