The Finnish embassy in Tokyo is known for otaku tendencies, such as moe twitter icons. Yesterday, it really flew its geek flag by celebrating the birthday of Eila Ilmatar Juutilainen - the Strike Witches girl based on legendary Ilmavoimat World War II ace Eino Ilmari "Illu" Juutilainen.
On twitter @FinEmbTokyo, @ayuruohashi (the character's voice actress) and @humikane (creator/character designer) all joined in the celebration of 's big day.
More fan celebrations...
A bit of official acknowledgement of the character
Speaking of birthdays, Fairy Tail manga author Hiro Mashima tweeted a happy birthday to Yuichi Nakamura
as did Zettai Karen Children/The Unlimited's @Takashi_Shiina
On the fictional side of things, Haganai's site wished Kobato a happy birthday.
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.