Happy New Year From the Anime World — 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 20210 is the Year of the Ox according to the Chinese zodiac, many of the greetings feature cows or bulls. Last year was the Year of the Rat, so you may also see references to mice making way for the new animal of the year.

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


Kyu Aiya (The Rising of the Shield Hero (manga)


BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!


Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot

Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

Golden Kamuy

Good Smile Company

Paru Itagaki (BEASTARS)

J-Novel Club

Yūji Kaku (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)

Kyoto Animation

Love Live!


Kinriki Mantou (Space Dandy designer)

Sinov Mimori (Thunderbolt Fantasy character designer)

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Tomokatsu Nagasaku (animator)


Satoru Noda (Golden Kamuy)

PlayStation Japan

Ebi Sakura (Enjyo Hero Ako)

Shonen Jump (Kaiju No. 8)

Sound! Euphonium

Space Brothers

Masafumi Tamura (animator)


Tsukiya (The Yakuza's Guide to Babysitting)


Piyo Umeda (Haruko Unbreakable!)

Violet Evergarden

Tsubasa Yamaguchi (Blue Period.)

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