Happy Birthday Hanamaru!!!

Hello everyone and welcome back to Tiro Finale! The 4th of March is the birthday of Kunikida Hanamaru from Aqours and I decided to pay a visit to Akiba to see just what birthday celebrations they had planned with her. Sega's arcade usually hosts a birthday celebration for very popular anime characters such as those from Love Live and Love Live Sunshine especially with Muse originating from Akihabara. As such, it is always quite the celebration whenever a new character's birthday rolls around. 

With all the new campaigns and renovation works going on, it took me a little bit of time to spot Hanamaru's birthday celebration booth. For Hanamaru's birthday celebration this year, Sega even managed to get Hanamaru's seiyuu to autograph one of the UFO catcher machines. And that particular UFO catcher was filled only with Hanamaru figures, no less.

Within the UFO catcher, there was a small shrine designated for the birthday girl. I am sure as more merchandise are released each year, the shrine would only continue to become more elaborate as some of they have been for in the celebration for the member of Muse's birthday in the past. 

Aside from the shrine, there is also the ever important wish wall where fans are free to write whatever birthday wishes they would like for the birthday girl. My favorite part are looking at the beautiful illustrations drawn by the fans. Certainly, a lot of thought and effort were put into them!

Being a few days late to the event, the arcade had already run out of Birthday Cards for Hanamaru. These were free cards that anyone could freely take to celebrate Hanamaru's birthday. It sure is nice to see Sega stepping up their birthday celebration game even after all these years. While I am not sure when the next Love Live birthday celebration I will be able to attend is, I certainly look forward to them and hope that Sega keeps it as a running tradition.

With that, we have come to the end of this birthday celebration. Until the next time, thank you so much for reading and have yourself a wonderful day ahead!


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