The fine folk at 8-4 have once again gathered the best of the 2016 New Year cards or “nengajōs” from the Japanese gaming industry. It is custom to send nengajōs for the New Year to tell friends and family you are alive and well.

Below is just a taste of the 2016 cards and the full selection can be found here. Previous years can be found here 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

Ubisoft Japan

Q-Games

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Capcom

Square Enix

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Hit-Point

Vanpool

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And lastly the card from 8-4 themselves.

8-4 are a localisation company based in Tokyo and you may well have played something they have worked on. They also produce the excellent bi-weekly podcast, 8-4 Play focusing on video games, Japanese video games, life in Japan and insight into the localisation process.

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