Attack on Titan's Levi has gotten a huge fan response. On Japanese portal Pixiv, almost 3,000 illustrations were tagged for his "birthday festival." That's more than many anime series, and the count doesn't include the MANY that weren't tagged.
And, the character has received an impressive birthday present. Akihabara doll store Dolk launched preorders for a 60cm ball-joint doll recreation of the character who might be anime's most popular male of 2013.
Sculpted by I.O.S, the set includes assembled doll, wig, eyes, clothes, shoes, make-up, certificate, cushion and box for 123,900 yen.
リヴァイ兵長お誕生日本当におめでとうございます！！！！！やっぱいちごのケーキなんですかね！！！！リヴァイ兵長に汚いものを見る目で見られたい！！！！お誕生日本当におめでとうございます！！！！！ pic.twitter.com/P1ehvjGl3w— 中川翔子 (@shoko55mmts) December 24, 2013
速攻で例のおっサンタ兵長描きました 仮ですがおめでとう！！ pic.twitter.com/Uugbfwamry— 佑@希望の翼E07 (@task1111) December 24, 2013