On today September 17, one of the most popular anime voice actresses/singers Minako Kotobuki celebrates her 22nd birthday! She is best known as the voice of Tsumugi Kotobuki (K-ON!), Karina Lyle/Blue Rose (Tiger & Bunny), amd Rikka Hishikawa/Cure Diamond (Dokidoki! PreCure). Check the history of her solo singer career after the jump.
On today July 31, veteran anime voice actor Toru Furuya celebrates his 60th birthday! He has played so many anime characters since 1966 when he was 13 years old. His most anime famous characters are probably Amuro Ray in the Mobile Suit Gundam series and Tuxedo Mask in Sailor Moon series. Hit the jump for more.
The yellow one of the Kiseki Seven, a.k.a. Generation of Miracles, Kise Ryota from Kuroko's Basketball celebrates his birthday today. Celebration posts flooded Japanese Twitter yesterday in anticipation of the second season set to start in October. See more images and birthday wishes after the jump!
On today June 17th, popular anime voice actor/television variety show host Koichi Yamadera celebrates his 52nd birthday! The veteran voice actor has played so many anime characters since 1985. The most famous role is probably Spike Spiegel in Cowboy Bebop. Hit the jump for more.
Swimming anime? No, it's the fishing anime! The Noitamina Shop celebrated the birthday of Tsuritama's Yuki and Haru by having an original illustration contest. See the winning illustration and more about the birthday event after the jump! DUCK!
April 21st is a shared birthday for two voice actors, Katsuyuki Konishi and Hiro Shimono! Konishi visited the US a few times and some of you may have met him at conventions. Shimono is famous for his love of Karaage, Japanese fried chicken, other than his acting. Come celebrate their birthdays after the jump!
His voice is heard in many anime, video games and drama CDs, and today is Inoue Kazuhiko's birthday! Inoue debuted in 1973 and has been one of the top voice actors in the business for 40 years. Shout out your birthday wishes for him after the jump!
Two voice actors, Yasumoto Hiroki and Nojima Kenji are having a birthday today! One is famous for his baritone voice and the other is popular for his acting roles of good looking male characters. See what characters they voice after the jump!
Megurine Luka was the third Japanese Vocaloid2 from Crypton, released on January 30, 2009 with a "cool, somewhat mysterious" voice based on Yū Asakawa and a slightly asymmetric design by KEI to represent the fact that she was bilingual with English as well as Japanese capabilities. Wish her a happy 4th after the jump!
What would the world of gaming be like without Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto? That's the kind of horrific Twilight Zone scenario it's best not to think too much about, so instead let's celebrate the fact that we do have Miyamoto, who turns 60 today! Party after the jump!
What's it with this guy and holidays? Seems like his personal history is built around them. In addition that unforgettable Christmas Eve, Tiger & Bunny's Barnaby Brooks Jr. has festival birthy. October 31 NC1953 specifically. Like Madoka Magica's title character, it's actually the only official birth date for a cast member in the series. So, adjust your glasses and wish Bunny a happy birthday after the jump.
If Osamu Tezuka is the "God of Manga," then Go Nagai is manga's legendary dirty uncle. So, if you love rocket punches, gattai sequences and distasteful manga, wish Go Nagai a happy 67th birthday after the jump.
Here comes one of the more unusual birthday celebrations on these pages. Doraemon, the robot cat created by the duo of Fujiko Fujio, was officially given life in a factory on September 3, 2112. Help us celebrate his -100th birthday after the jump!
Happy President's Days! Well, light music club president Ritsu Tainaka's birthday anyways. I wonder if anyone did anything remarkable/weird/slightly creepy to mark the K-On! drummer's big day... Find out after the jump.
While the recent Nyarko-San anime lead to a serious uptick in the Japanese sales of the works of American pulp horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, the cosmic horror maestro has long had a considerable influence on Japanese pop media. So, in honor of Howard Phillips' 122nd birthday, let's toast the genre legend. More after the jump.