The Shibuya Marui department store in Tokyo announced today that it will hold a special time-limited event for the birthday of Ram and Rem, the twin sister maid girls in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, titled "Re:Life of Ram & Rem's Birthday from Zero 2018" from January 20 to February 5, 2018. Hit the jump for more details.
Today, November 28th, is acclaimed director Naoko Yamada's birthday, and we here at Crunchyroll will take any opportunity to celebrate her. Yamada is one of the most compelling figures in the anime industry - usually, directing anime is left to the hard-boiled veterans of the craft, a spot reserved for those whose skill is only matched by their longevity. For Yamada, she was quickly able to demonstrate her vivid storytelling skills at Kyoto Animation - she was able to captain her first television program only a few years after beginning as an in-betweener at the studio.
As the fans know, September 7 was the birthday of Sakurako Ohmuro, one of the main characters of Namori's yuri comedy manga series Yuruyuri. To celebrate it, the author posted a special art of her receiving a birthday present from the protagonist Akari Akaza on her official Twitter yesterday. Happy birthday, Sakurako-chan!
To celebrate the birthday of the sextuplet Matsuno brothers on May 24, the official Japanese website for the Osomatsu-san/Mr. Osomatsu anime series has posted a 45-second special stop-motion anime clip featuring "SIX SAME BIRTHDAY 2017 -Tanjyoubi wa Saiko!!!!!!-," a new remix version of the TV anime's ED song performed by TECHNOBOYS PULCRAFT GREEN-FUND.
As reported, the special events titled "Re:Life of Rem's Birthday from Zero" to celebrate the birthday for Rem have been held in Akihabara and Shibuya till the end of this month. The official Twitter of the franchise reported that the Shibuya store had attracted over 5,000 visitors by Sunday. Hit the jump for the special present campaign and photos from the store.
While Kadokawa will hold the previously-reported store events in Akihabara and Shibuya, Banpresto will also offer a special birthday cake set for Rem, one of the main heroines in Tappei Nagatsuki's popular light novel series Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, for a limited time of three days between January 31 and February 2. Hit the jump for more details.
Tokyo-based official character cake shop PICTCAKEchara has started accepting orders for four types of birthday cakes featuring Hatsune Miku illustrations newly drawn by popular artist Nardack, well known for his main visual art for the Snow Miku 2015 event. Hit the jump for more details.
July 7th is a big day for anime birthdays, with dozens of characters celebrating theirs on the lucky day, including major ones like Monogatari's stationary wielding fan-favorite Hitagi Senjōgahara (who rebounded nicely after getting little love in 2014), Hunter x Hunter's Killua, Kuroko's Basketball's Shintarō Midorima and Yuusuke Makishima from Yowapeda. Celebrate after the jump.
On today February 27, popular anime voice actress/singer Yukari Tamura turns 17 years and 264 months old! Illustrator Aoi Nishimata, who is well known for her works for the Shuffle! game series, has posted a celebration illustration for Yukari Hime (Princess Yukari). Check it after the jump.
Happy birthday Haruka! Interestingly, this is the first official birthday since the sexy swimming anime Free! started, as his birthday last year was before the actual broadcast premiere of the anime. To celebrate, the anime's official site has posted special voice messages for a limited time, so let's see what the fans are doing to make this day special for Haruka after the jump!
Today May 28 is the birthday of Hotaru Ichijo, one of the four main girls of Atto's comedy manga series Non Non Biyori and its anime adaptation. To celebrate her birthday, the anime official site is now featuring Hotaru's smiling anime GIF in flight attendant uniform on the main page. Check it after the jump.
On today March 31, popular anime voice actress/singer Maaya Sakamoto celebrates her 34th birthday! As an anime voice actress, she will play Moko in Captain Earth, the April 2014 robot anime produced by Bones. Hit the jump for more about her and latest PVs.
On today March 27, popular anime voice actress Aoi Yuuki celebrates her 22nd birthday! After making her debut as an anime voice actress in 2003, she has also performed for a voice actress idol unit with Ayana Taketatsu, petit milady, since March 2013. Hit the jump for more about her.
On today February 27, popular anime voice actress/singer Yukari Tamura turns 17 years and 7,670 days old! Tamura, nicknamed "Yukarin" or "Yukari Hime" (Princess Yukari) by the fans, has been working in the anime industry since the mid-1990s and has become no doubt one of the representative Japanese voice actresses. Hit the jump for more about her.