Celebrating in a 2D Way.
We all see our favorite Anime characters in action. We adore and idolize them. But do these ‘fictional’ 2D drawings have a sort of celebration to themselves — birthdays?
Some fictional Anime characters do have birthdays in their profile. Basically, it is up to the creators of the Anime characters that they have created to put them a date of birth in their profile or bio. Well, when their birthdays are indicated, it is up to them, people, on how they will greet them and celebrate.
But then, as of present, fictional Anime character celebrations are now a thing in the Anime World, especially in Japan. It has finally become not only a trend, but a tradition, to some. They were usually associated with hashtags, usually in Japanese kanji lettering, followed by the year.
This will apply not only to just fictional Anime characters in different genre, but it will also apply to other genre, namely both the 2D and 3D idol worlds.
I am going to show to you some examples via Tweets made by other people, and me.
Happy birthday, Banana-chan ?#RevueStarlight #大場なな生誕祭2019 pic.twitter.com/XXO8RXuZXX— Inori Donz (@InoriDONZ) July 11, 2019
穂乃果ちゃんお誕生日おめでとう！！生徒会長だけどちょっぴり自分に甘いところが憎めなくて可愛い！☀️✨ #高坂穂乃果生誕祭2019 #高坂穂乃果誕生祭2019 pic.twitter.com/TPwcfgUN7I— しまねこ (@nyancodon7) August 2, 2019
?Aqours #高海千歌 誕生日記念キャンペーン開催?— 【公式】ラブライブ！スクフェス事務局 (@lovelive_SIF) July 26, 2019
詳しくは⇒https://t.co/iH2owi7aKi#lovelive #スクフェス pic.twitter.com/S4PyKAl8Se
And here’s what I did last August 1, in relation to the last Tweet above.
There are still more examples, such as celebrating with the Cosplayers wearing different costumes of that celebrant character surrounded with figures, plushies, and other merchandise. Yep, there are a lots of ways on how to celebrate the birthday of your favorite fictional Anime character!
In some video games and/or smartphone online games, when a character is celebrating his/her birthday, a player can receive some item freebies, or like incentive login bonuses. Also, special messages, as well as side stories, can be read along.
As mentioned, there are many ways on how you can celebrate the birthday of your favorite fictional Anime character. It can be in a form of ‘shrine’ platform, a fan art, or even a little photography of Cosplay or action figure portraying the celebrant character. What style do you want to do to celebrate your favorite fictional Anime character’s birthday? The way on how you celebrate is all up to you.
Does fictional Anime character birthday celebrations now a thing?
Not really. But if you are a Twitter user and you look up to the Japan trend hashtags, then it can be a thing.
For me, I do not know the history or origin on how this traditional thing has started. I believe that it has begun a long time ago, ever since when I was a kid… perhaps?
I am truly aware that the celebration of birthdays of these people, who don’t even exist in reality, are now a thing to do in the Anime World. It can be embarrassing to some, for me. But then, I just tried and make experience of what really it is like. It is just like talking to a wall, but no. I can feel that I am not alone after all. Since I celebrate, it is just me and the Anime character itself. Actually, I am feeling good at that part, since it has relieved my stress and anxiety. I just took photos and then I post them to my respective SNS accounts.
I had already given myself a try, recently — doing my first-ever fictional Anime character birthday mini-celebration. My friends in the circle has already given themselves a try, and then I tried, also.
Who’s your favorite fictional Anime character and when is his/her birthday?