One of the more popular posts on my site is a list of 1850+ anime and manga characters’ birthdays. However, it is a static list. You just read through it and remember what you can if you want to analyze it beyond looking up information for reference or curiosity.
Today, I just turned that list into an interactive dashboard (building off a database) where you can SEE the information in so many more ways! It shows distributions by months, days, groups of characters in series, etc. It also makes it easier for people to see what I’m missing, and also have wrong, to help me improve it! I’m sure I can crack 2000 characters one day soon… and cover for the 5 days during the year without a character birthday when some have over 30 characters sharing birthdays!
Of course, with this set, I can now create something similar for any large set of birthdays for any group with something in common. I’m seeking superhero birthday sets, for example, but I can do famous athletes, actors & actresses, or anything you can think of with birthdays… or even death days!
Know of some such data sets? Please let me know in a comment! Thank you!
I did not create these, but I got them on Facebook and cannot determine their creators on the Net so I don’t have links to their sources. I did touch them up to give more contrast, line-up a few things, remove advertisements from sites which stole them and advertised themselves on them, and so on. These are better than their originals. As for theme, these are Japanese anime and manga posters, but those with humans in them rather than other creatures.
Here’s how to get these graphic for your Facebook fun:
- Click on a picture below to get it at full size.
- Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
- Upload it to your Facebook profile.
- Tag your friends!
Please click here for a complete list of Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.
Please click here if you want to see the anime character birthdays arranged by date.
Bleach or Burīchi (ブリーチ)
Final Fantasy or Fainaru Fantajī (ファイナルファンタジー)
Merubura (メルブラ ), sometimes known as Melty Blood (メルティブラッド Meruti Buraddo)
Street Fighters or SF (ストリートファイター Sutorīto Faitā)
Tekken or Iron Fist (鉄拳)
The first is Bleach or Burīchi(ブリーチ).
The second is Final Fantasy or Fainaru Fantajī (ファイナルファンタジー. I’ll let you figure out what it’s about if you don’t know and/or can’t guess. 🙂 )
The third is a Merubura (メルブラ ) set that is sometimes known in English as Melty Blood, as per the Wikipedia entry (メルティブラッド Meruti Buraddo), is a visual novel and fighting game, co-developed by dōjin circles Type-Moon and French-Bread, originally released at Comiket on December 2002. That English name somehow just seems like a very poor translation.
The fourth is the Street Fighter or SF (ストリートファイター Sutorīto Faitā) set. Guess what it’s about? Of course, I should mention there are Japanese themes not about fighting and war, like the ever gentle Hello Kitty.
The final one is a Tekken or Iron Fist (鉄拳) set. It, too, is a fighting video game.