EPISODE 15: Anime Character Birthdays

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Note: This Episode is based from this old post in IDS, titled as Fictional Anime Character Birthdays. That post was written by Inori Donz since August 3, 2019.

Hello! This is your usual Ugly Otaku speaking! My name is Slob!

There are so many ways to enjoy your Anime life as an Otaku. How about we speak… Anime Character 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.

As of the present time, Anime Character Birthday 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.

Not only in just Anime, but on some other media, notably on some video games, and other smartphone video games that we are playing right now.

There are many ways on how to celebrate your favorite Anime character’s birthday. 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.

And then, some other people can celebrate an Anime character’s brthday in a form of ‘shrine’ platform, a fan art, or even a little photography of Cosplay or action figure portraying the celebrant 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. And also, special messages, as well as side stories, can be read along.

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.

To you and everybody: 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.

And to end this Episode, who’s your favorite fictional Anime character and when is his/her birthday?


Inori Donz

Inori Donz is a blogger, video gamer, Anime enthusiast, bicycle rider, and Anime figure photographer. His favorite area of concentration is 'LoveLive! Series', where he plays its featured smartphone video games, as well as watching its Anime series counterparts. "I like Anime, toys and figures, and mostly, I like playing free-to-play video games. Definitely not your usual commoner you see everyday in the streets." He started his blogging journey since December 2013, with a free WordPress blog, named 'IemDonz Blog'. That free blog contains most of his Anime figure photography works, as well as some of his opinions and experiences in the Anime world.