Happy New Year from the Anime World 2020! 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 2020 is the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese zodiac, many of the greetings feature mice. Last year was the Year of the Pig, so you may also see references to pigs making way for the new animal of the year.

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


Alternative Girls 2


Children of the Whales

Detective Conan

Ensemble Stars!


HIRO (Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku)

Kōhei Horikoshi (My Hero Academia)

Hypnosis Mic

In This Corner of the World

Kemono Friends

Kemono Friends 3

Hitsuji Maki (illustrator)

My Hero Academia

Rimukoro (The Helpful Fox Senko-san)


Super Sonico

Junichirō Taniguchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica chief animation director)

Santa Tsuji (Super Sonico)


XBox Japan

Yesterday o Utatte

Kenichi Yoshida (Eureka Seven character designer)



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