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10 Scenes for a Happy Birthday, Anime Style

Birthdays are something we all look forward to. We get to throw a party, invite our friends, receive gifts and stuff ourselves full of delicious cake. Let's see what anime characters get up to on their birthdays.

by MisterD98
Dec 20, 2016 1:02 AM | 145,709 views

Scenes for a Happy Birthday Anime Style, Takeo Gouda and Rinko Yamato holding Makoto Sunkawa's birthday cake, Ore Monogatari!!
Birthdays are an inevitable part of life. We all have them. Most of us look forward to them, while a few of us dread them as they remind us that we're getting older. But what about our favorite anime characters, don't they get older and wish to celebrate their birthdays as well? Of course they do.

Depictions of typically happy birthday scenes are probably not as common in anime, as we'd like to believe. Nevertheless, they do exist and they're sure to put a smile on your face.

Check out our list of happy (and some not so happy) anime birthdays!


From Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods)

Scenes for a Happy Birthday Anime Style, Bulma sitting on chair and holding glass, Gohan Son holding glass, Yamcha holding glass, Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to KamiScenes for a Happy Birthday Anime Style, Bulma blushing with hearts, Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami
Now here’s a birthday party with a difference. Bulma celebrates her 38th birthday (although, we suspect that she’s actually a bit older than that) in a grandiose style. It’s as if she’s invited the entire cast of the Dragon Ball Z universe to attend this special occasion.

At a glance, it does seem that everyone’s there but it soon dawns on us who’s missing. Gokuu and Vegeta are off training, and thus not present. Of course, Goku realizes this and dreads the prospect of having to face Bulma’s wrath for not being at her birthday. Bulma's wrath is definitely not the only thing Goku should be worries about though...


From Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season (Assassination Classroom Second Season)

Koro-sensei smiling behind strawberry birthday cake, Assassination Classroom Second SeasonKoro-sensei smiling with twinkle, Assassination Classroom Second Season
Hey, even the deadliest of assassins need to take some time off and celebrate their birthdays. Koro-sensei does just that, and spends his birthday with some of his students. And you can just sense how giddy he is, as he’s about to dig into that delicious looking strawberry cake.

Chiyo "Chiyo-chan, Chiyo-suke" Mihama

From Azumanga Daioh

Chiyo Mihama celebrating her birthday, Ayumu Kasuga wearing party hat, Koyomi Mizuhara eating dessert, Azumanga DaiohChiyo Mihama smiling and tilting head, Azumanga Daioh
I’m sure we’ve all come across that rich kid at school who gets to throw the coolest birthday parties. Well, as far as anime goes, Chiyo is that rich kid. Her family is very wealthy, so she lives in a mansion which gives her plenty of room for killer birthday and slumber parties.

Chiyo regularly invites her school mates over to celebrate her birthdays, which are joyous occasions and where plushies make for the most ideal gifts!

Kureha Sakamachi

From Mayo Chiki!

Scenes for a Happy Birthday Anime Style, Kureha Sakamichi looking at Subaru Konoe at her birthday party, Mayo Chiki!Scenes for a Happy Birthday Anime Style, Kureha Sakamichi eating with two forks, Mayo Chiki!
Kureha really loves her birthdays. She lets her close friends know that her 16th birthday is coming up, as she doesn’t want anyone to forget about it – especially Kinjirou.

The big day arrives, and she celebrates her birthday with Nakuru, Masamune, Kanade and Subaru. And she’s lucky enough to enjoy a very yummy birthday cake together with her friends. To top that, some boys with game development skilles pitched in to make a cool game for her.

Happy Birthday Kureha, and have an awesome sweet sixteen!


From Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R (Sailor Moon R)

Minako Aino eyes shut and smiling, Rei Hino smiling and looking at Chibiusa, Mamoru Chiba standing behind birthday cake, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon RChibiusa cute smile with hearts, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R
There’s something magical about the Sailor Moon series. And no, it’s not just because most of the lead characters have phenomenal magical skills. It’s just the overall vibe of this anime, which makes us believe that it’s created in some far-away fairy tale parallel universe that we’d love to visit one day.

Take the scene from Chibiusa’s birthday party for example. Aino Minako, Usagi Tsukino, Mamoru Chiba, Rei Hino, Makoto Hino and a gloriously epic cake await Chibiusa. The scene is so dreamlike, about the only thing that’s missing is a unicorn.

Kobato Hasegawa

From Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next (Haganai: I don't have many friends NEXT)

Kobato Hasegawa blowing out candle on birthday cake, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NextKobato Hasegawa smiling behind birthday cake, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai Next
You’ve got to admit, Kobato Hasegawa looks absolutely adorable as she blows out those candles on her birthday cake. Overall, it was a fun birthday party that ended well leaving Kobato very happy indeed. And prior to Kobato’s birthday, her brother Kodaka was joined by Sena, Rika, Yozora and Yukimura to pick a present for her at the mall.

Shiori Misaka

From Kanon

Shiori Misaka hidden behind birthday cake, Yuuichi Aizawa with party cracker, Nayuki Minase letting off party popper, KanonShiori Misaka, Kanon
Shiori has a heartbreaking story, primarily because she has suffered from an illness from birth which could end her life soon. There are plenty of scenes with Shiori which are bound to get us teary-eyed. So it’s a nice change to see her experiencing a very happy birthday with her friends.

Nayuki and Yuuichi should be careful with where they point those party poppers; they could take someone’s eye out!

Kyuubei "Kyuu-chan" Yagyuu

From Gintama

Kyuubei Yagyuu sitting cross-armed, Kagura sitting on chair, Gintoki Sakata raising arm, GintamaKyuubei Yagyuu eating, Gintama
One thing is certain; craziness is a natural component of the Gintama universe. Things start going horribly wrong even when birthdays are involved. Shinpachi and Otae pick up a cake for Kyuubei’s birthday party, but it ends up getting ruined in typical Gintama fashion. The ensuing chaos makes us wonder whether this is one of the wildest birthdays in any anime!

Rima "Ri-Ri" Mashiro

From Shugo Chara!

Rima Mashiro holding plate with cake, Yaya Yuiki attempting to feed Rima, Amu Hinamori laughing, Shugo Chara!Rima Mashiro smiling and giggling, Shugo Chara!
When we think of scenes for a happy birthday in typical anime style, then watching Rima Mashiro celebrate her big day is a great example. Watching the beautiful blonde enjoying her birthday party among other girls such as the delightful Amu and the playful Yaya, is sure to raise spirits. It’s certainly a colorful event which makes us want to climb through the TV screen and join in on the fun!

Makoto "Suna" Sunakawa

From Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!)

Takeo Gouda and Rinko Yamato holding Makoto Sunkawa's birthday cake, Ore Monogatari!!Makoto Sunakawa blushing and shrugging while giggling, Ore Monogatari!!
If there’s one important life lesson that anime has taught us, it's the importance of friendship. And here, we see what it means to be surrounded by really good friends.

Takeo and Makoto are next door neighbors and close friends who truly care for each other. And it’s great to see Gouda, together with Rinko, celebrate Makoto’s birthday in fine anime style.

Happy Birthday Makoto…there are plenty of cute girls who wouldn’t mind spending your big day with you!

Happy Birthday Honorable Mentions

There just aren't enough anime happy birthdays now, are there? Here are a few more to get you super excited about your upcoming birthday as well!

Aoko Nakamori from Magic Kaito

Aoko Nakamori looking at building with birthday greeting, Magic Kaito
Most of us are quite content with an ordinary happy birthday greeting. However, Aoko is in for a very pleasant surprise. She witnesses the side of a building light up with words congratulating her on her birthday!

Himeko Kurusugawa from Kannazuki no Miko (Destiny of the Shrine Maiden)

Himeko Kurusugawa smiling, Kannazuki no Miko
Just imagine that your birthday is coming up, and you're suddenly flung into a magical mecha scenario? I don't think that would make for a very happy birthday... but certainly an exciting one to say the least.

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