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.
Barack Obama might as well be named an honorary anime/manga character. While Plenty of American presidents have made it into anime and manga, generally not framed with the highest respect, Japanese pop media really seemed thrilled to incorporate the 44th POTUS. So, to celebrate his 51st birthday, a few of manga Obama's greatest hits.
One of the many puns on the character's name, Bleach hero Ichigo Kurosaki's official birthday is July 15th (ichi-go can also be read to mean "one-five"). His anime is off the air, hopefully to return with an adaptation of the final story arc at a later point. but his manga still placed 8th in Japanese manga sales last year (4,187,258 copies sold) and fans are still celebrating his birthday. See how after the jump.
Today marks the 21st birthday of Sonic the Hedgehog, and Sega is celebrating in style. This week they kicked off a big sale on a bunch of downloadable Sonic games, so you can spend the day playing while the blue blur gets blackout blasted. Party past the break!
Stop by the Dangoya and pick up dumplings because June 9th is Naruto's ever popular Itachi Uchiha's birthday. Celebrate after the jump.
Prepare some natto. Light a birthday candle and drip the wax, because June 2nd is Gintama's masochist ninja Ayame Sarutobi's birthday. Celebrate after the jump.
Today is a real humdinger. Not only is it Children's Day in Japan, but it's also Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, and Monkey D. Luffy's birthday! That's right, the stretchin' hero who started the Straw Hats band of pirates is in party mode today, so join us in wishing him a happy one past the break!
Today's big birthday goes to none other than Brook, the Straw Hats' resident skeleton musician! He may be busy on a host of adventures on his way to reunite with his old whale pal Laboon, but I'm sure he's got time to belt out a quick birthday tune or two. Party past the break!
Sanji got the spotlight last week, but this time it's a triple whammy of One Piece birthdays, featuring "Cyborg" Franky, "Red Hair" Shanks, and Dracule "Hawk Eyes" Mihawk! Do your best SUPER pose at the jump to get the party started!