"Flying Witch" Author Celebrates Chinatsu's Birthday And Ichiro's 3,000th Hit

Post a look at Hirosaki Neputa Festival "Flying Witch" celebration

August 8th is the birthday of Flying Witch's young Chinatsu Kuramoto's birthday. It's also the date (Japanese time) that Ichiro Suzuki became the 30th Major Team Baseball player, first Japanese player and fourth player born outside the contiguous United States to break 3,000 hits. Witch author Chihiro Ishizuka celebrated the two in one go with tribute art posted to Twitter.



Speaking of Fyling Witch, Hirosaki Neputa Festival is a summer festival, designated an important intangible folk-cultural property of Japan in 1980, in which illuminated warrior-motif neputa parade floats, including the ougi-neputa (a fan-shaped neputa) and kumi neputa (a man-shaped neputa) are put on display. In you watched the Aomori-set series, you saw a hint of this in the finale, episode 12, "A Witch's Robe and Different Ways to Spend the Day." 


Minami Shinoda (voice of Makoto Kowata) and Shiori Mikami (voice of Nao Ishiwatari) appeared at city hall on August 1st and a float appeared at the parade. Last weekend, photos were posted.


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.

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