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There’s something about October 10 and the appeal of seeing 10/10 that makes it a particularly popular character birthday. Like CLAMP‘s reuse of April 1, plenty ofcharacters were “born” on October 10 and the day has only gotten more popular since the spread of moe and the day’s unofficial recognition as “Moe Day” (10 October (十日十月), stacked, resembles the character for moe: 萌).

One character’s birthday this year is especially bittersweet. Naruto Uzamaki, everyone’s famous ninja, is celebrating his last birthday this year since his manga run is ending in just a few weeks.

https://twitter.com/komikomi0712/status/388280796542271489

Naruto isn’t the only one celebrating their birthday today. It’s also the birthdays of Lynn Minmay (Macross), Gintoki (Gintama), Tōichirō Izumida (Yowamushi Pedal), Judo Ashita (Gundam ZZ), Sora (Digimon), Shingo Takasugi (Captain Tsubasa), Jun Tao (Shaman King), Hibiki Tokai (Vandread), Hibiki Ganaha (The IDOLM@STER), Yui Goido (The World God Only Knows), Minami Shimada (Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts), Irina Jelavic (Assassination Classroom), and likely even more. Here’s how fans showed their appreciation for their favorite characters!

https://twitter.com/pastalian0506/status/520229176926691328

https://twitter.com/rurunno10/status/520232192564142082

https://twitter.com/20_gm_7/status/520227200402870272