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The New Year’s break has sadly ended for most people in Japan by now, but the traditional season itself doesn’t fade away as soon. After receiving nengajo (New Year’s postcards) from clients and vendors, many office workers’ first task when they get back to work after the holiday is to contact the senders to thank them for their kind greetings.

We’ve already seen the best civilian nengajo efforts of 2013, but here are some of the coolest New Year’s greetings from Japan’s most talented manga artists and illustrators!

▼ Tomokichi Hidaka

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▼ Nobuteru Yuki

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▼ Eiichiro Oda

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▼ Namori


▼ Kaoru Watashiya

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▼ Mari Yamazaki

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▼ Masakazu Ishiguro

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▼ Maruko Nii

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▼ Kenichi Yoshida

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▼ Ryo Akizuki

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▼ Naoyuki Kato

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▼ Akemi Takada

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▼ Hiro Mashima

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▼ Keishu Ando

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▼ Hiroshi Fukuda

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▼ Tsubana


▼ Ageha Saotome

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▼ Daioki


▼ Court Betten

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▼ Mutsumi Hagiiwa

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▼ Tsubasa Fukuchi

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▼ Murata Toshiharu

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▼ Tomomi Abe

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▼ Akeru Otsuki

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▼ Misoka Nagatsuki

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▼ Mashiro Anbe

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▼ Bibuo


▼ Makoto Raiku

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▼ Uduki Yamada

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▼ Mine Yoshizaki

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▼ Kazue Kato

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▼ Yoko Nihonbashi

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▼ Michiro Ueyama

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▼ Hiroshi Ueda

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▼ Nozomu Tamaki

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▼ Sayori Ochiai

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▼ Rensuki Oshikiri

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▼ Shirow Miwa

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Which one’s your favorite? If you’ve received a nengajo, don’t forget to send your greetings in return, it’s only polite to do so!

Source: Zhaizhai News