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New Year's Episodes In Anime

These anime have an episode that takes place during the New Year's holiday. Characters may go home to see their extended family, visit a shrine, attend a local festival, watch the first sunrise of the year, eat and prepare traditional New Year's cuisine, or celebrate with their friends, loved ones, or coworkers.
1 Ah My Buddha!!

Ah My Buddha!!

  • Episode #12 'Don't Awaken!!'

2 Ah My Buddha!! Don't Rest!!

Ah My Buddha!! Don't Rest!!

3 Aria the Animation

Aria the Animation

  • Episode #13 "That White Morning ..."

4 Asteroid in Love

Asteroid in Love

  • Episode #8 "Winter Diamond"

5 Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh

  • Episode #8 'Osaka's New Year's Dream'
  • Episode #25 'Pray for Success'

6 Brave Witches: The Great Petersburg Strategy

Brave Witches: The Great Petersburg Strategy

7 Cardcaptor Sakura

Cardcaptor Sakura

  • Episode #62 'Sakura and the Strange Written Fortune' / 'Sakura's Strange Fortune'

8 Chibi Devi!

Chibi Devi!

  • Episode #70 "Motchy of the Mochi"

9 Comic Girls

Comic Girls

  • Episode #10 "It's Not Fair That Michiru Gets All The Love"

10 Denki-Gai


  • Episode #3 "Endless Carnival"

11 Dr. Stone

Dr. Stone

  • Episode #21 'Spartan Crafts Club'

12 Elegant Youkai Apartment Life

Elegant Youkai Apartment Life

  • Episode #26 'Elegant Yokai Apartment Life'

13 Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

  • Episode #9 'A Solitary New Year'

14 Fruits Basket 1st Season

Fruits Basket 1st Season

  • Episode #8 'See You When You Get Back'

15 Gintama


  • Episode #37 "Prayer Won't Make Your Worldly Desires Go Away! Control Yourself"

16 Gugure! Kokkuri-san

Gugure! Kokkuri-san

  • Episode #12 'Destiny!'

17 Haikyuu!! To the Top

Haikyuu!! To the Top

  • Episode #9 "Everyone's Night"

18 Hayate the Combat Butler!

Hayate the Combat Butler!

  • Episode #40 'New Year's Food is Also Good, but Enjoy Hayate, Too'

19 Hetalia: Axis Powers

Hetalia: Axis Powers

  • Episode #36 'Episode 36: Why Americans Love Spring'

20 Himouto! Umaru-chan

Himouto! Umaru-chan

  • Episode #8 'Umaru and Christmas and New Year's'

21 Himouto! Umaru-chan R

Himouto! Umaru-chan R

  • Episode #4 'A Party with the Gang'
  • Episode #12 'Everyone and Umaru'

22 Hitoribocchi no OO Seikatsu

Hitoribocchi no OO Seikatsu

  • Episode #10 'No One Said That Before'

23 Interspecies Reviewers

Interspecies Reviewers

  • Episode #12 

24 Junjou Romantica 2

Junjou Romantica 2

  • Episode #11 'Hate the sin, not the sinner'

25 K-On!


  • Episode #7 'Christmas!'

26 Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

  • Episode #23 'The Two'
  • Episode #24 'Birthday'
  • Episode #25 'New Year'

27 Kodocha


  • Episode #91 'Visit from a fan at the beginning of the New Year'

28 Laid-Back Camp

Laid-Back Camp

  • Episode #12 'Mount Fuji and the Laid-Back Camp Girls'

29 Lucky Star

Lucky Star

  • Episode #12 'Let's Go to the Festival'
  • Episode #13 'Delicious Day'

30 March Comes in like a Lion

March Comes in like a Lion

  • Episode #11 'The Old Year' / 'The New Year'

31 Minami-ke


  • Episode #13 'Fruitless Love'

32 Minami-ke Okawari

Minami-ke Okawari

  • Episode #1 'Hot Springs, Let's Eat Here'

33 Minami-ke Tadaima

Minami-ke Tadaima

  • Episode #12 'Start Planning Your Year from New Year's Day'

34 Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

  • Episode #11 'Year End, New Year! (No Comiket Bit This Time)'

35 My Love Story!!

My Love Story!!

  • Episode #18 'My Birthday'

36 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!

  • Episode #10 "What the Lights In Each of Their Hands Illuminate."

37 Nanbaka


  • Episode #3 'Another Idiot Has Come!!'

38 Non Non Biyori

Non Non Biyori

  • Episode #10 "We Watched the First Sunrise of the Year"

39 Non Non Biyori Repeat

Non Non Biyori Repeat

  • Episode #11 "I Became a Pampered Child"

40 Nyan Koi!

Nyan Koi!

  • Episode #12 'Does Heaven Await Me?'

41 Mr. Osomatsu 2nd Season

Mr. Osomatsu 2nd Season

  • Episode #13: 'End of the Year'

42 Place to Place

Place to Place

  • Episode #11 "I Look Forward to You in the New Year"

43 Polar Bear Cafe

Polar Bear Cafe

  • Episode #39 "The Animals' Hidden Talent Contest" / "New Year's Guest"

44 Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki

Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki

  • Episode #5 'Come in, Sphere'
  • Episode #51 'Round the End of the Year'

45 Rockman: Hoshi ni Negai wo

Rockman: Hoshi ni Negai wo

  • Episode #2 'Wishing Upon A Star'

46 School Rumble: 2nd Semester

School Rumble: 2nd Semester

  • Episode #22 'First Dreams. Lion's Dance. New Year's.'

47 Seitokai Yakuindomo

Seitokai Yakuindomo

  • Episode #12 "It's Usually Embarrassing"

48 Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: World's Greatest First Love 2

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi: World's Greatest First Love 2

  • Episode 7 'Actions speak louder than words.'

49 Sushi and Beyond: New Year's Special

Sushi and Beyond: New Year's Special

50 Tamako Market

Tamako Market

  • Episode #1 'She's the Cute Girl from the Mochi Shop'
  • Episode #12 'Another Year Draws to a Close'


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