Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

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Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by SaiTurtlesninjaNX on Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:12 pm

Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays? And blood types for that matter?

This question been bigging me ever secin I found out that some anime and manga characters have birthdays. My question is WHY there fictional characterou don't see Batman or Spider-man with a date for there birthday. But why do anime and manga characters have them?

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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Razor-Leaf on Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:19 am

It allows people to relate to them better. It's the same reason they give vocaloids "personalities".
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Mrtweetums on Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:23 pm

Yep, what razor said.

And also some people celebrate their birthdays. I've seen entire threads dedicated to a "happy birthday Crys!" on serebii.
And the blood types...probably because of the matching bloodtype; romance typa thing...I don't really pay attention to that...

Yeah, so it's just to add more personality to the characters. So it feels like you really know them.
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Razor-Leaf on Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:13 pm

My Birthday is one day after Golds'.
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by VGmaster on Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:42 pm

Heh, I just seen a Deviant art piece saying happy birthday to Gold.
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by videofan9864 on Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:07 pm

VGmaster wrote:Heh, I just seen a Deviant art piece saying happy birthday to Gold.

I see a lot of those on pixiv:) When a dex holder birthday comes up it usually gets filled up with pictures.

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My birthday is right before Red's though, almost coincidental
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Vanilla Twilight on Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:43 pm

videofan9864 wrote:
VGmaster wrote:Heh, I just seen a Deviant art piece saying happy birthday to Gold.

I see a lot of those on pixiv:) When a dex holder birthday comes up it usually gets filled up with pictures.

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My birthday is right before Red's though, almost coincidental

My birthday is the same as Gold's~ 8D
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by dirksies on Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:57 pm

Wait, the pokespecial characters have birthdays? o.O What are they? *shot*

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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by SaiTurtlesninjaNX on Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:21 pm

@Dirksies
Yes the the pokespecial characters have birthdays for some strange reason.

Red's birthday is August 8th
Green's birthday is November 22nd
Blue's birthday is June 1st
Yellow's birthday is March 3th
Gold's birthday is July 21st
Silver's birthday is December 24th
Crys's birthday is April 30th
Ruby's birthday is July 2nd
Sapphire's birthday is September 20th
Emerald's birthday is May 31
Diamond's birthday is December 4th
Pearl's birthday is February 12th
Platinum Berlitz birthday is
Ash Ketchum birthday is May 22

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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Joyfulldreams on Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:52 pm

The reason characters have birthdays is because it's an important part of their character. ;3 Blood types are especially important to the Japanese, because they pay a lot of attention to blood types and personalities. When a character has a birthday, you can make it so that it adds to their character- their zodiac sign, or what time of the year they were born in...the same kind of thought goes into names generally, too.
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Mrtweetums on Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:06 pm

Dirksies: they were at the FRLG/E chapters. At the end of each chapter it would give some data 'bout 'em. (hometown, birthday, personality, blood type, etc.)

I remember seeing them at the end of the chapters at mangafox too, so you mustve seen 'em! (right? Maybe I'm wrong...)
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by dirksies on Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:01 am

No, I think you're right, Tweetums. I probably just forgot >.< But, hey, Saphire's birthday is 5 days before mine!

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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Aki11 on Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:33 am

haha, cry's birthday is 2 days away from mine, gold had the exact same birthday as one of my best friends, and red's birthday is just a day before national day in singapore!>8DD *shot*

woo, which means gold's birthday just passed and red's coming up soon>w>
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Joyfulldreams on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:10 am

Anyway, Sai, just to let you know, this is the kind of thread I was hoping wouldn't be made in this forum. ^.^; Discussion in this kind of thread can't go on for long and it just clutters things up. I would appreciate it if you guys made fewer topics that we can talk on for a longer amount of time. =3 That way, it's actually like....a social discussion, not like just 'make a topic about a question and then having it be answered and then dieing and cluttering up the forum'. ^.^;
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Aki11 on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:27 am

I think that's one of the reason we didn't want a subforum in the first place. Honestly speaking I don't see anything wrong with just a social communication thread..
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by AkieTara on Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:05 pm

My brother has the same birthday as Gold. =w=;;;
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Ghostgirl21696 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:48 am

Everyone has close/the same birthday as Gold?
My birthday's 4 days after Pearl's(Ironic, my real name means Pearl) and I know someone who has the same birthday as Silver...
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by BreeNilla on Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:31 pm

Rivals are younger...Green is younger than Red; Silver is younger than Gold and Sapphire is younger than Ruby lol.

Girls are older...Blue is older than Red and Green and Crys is older than Gold and Silver.

Not sure about the DPPt trio though.
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Alexie82818 on Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:43 pm

Two of my friend have Green, Emerald, Silver, and Red, and mine is closest to Blue, her's being June 1st and mine being the 14th.
The DPPt trio are the youngest of the bunch right now, still being 13.
I think it would be cool if all 13 of the dex holders get together during HGSS, but I doubt it...

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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Ghostgirl21696 on Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:36 pm

@Alexie82818 It would be odd to see a 19 year old Red and Green and a 20 year old Blue, but maybe the others will meet the DPPt trio.
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Kazaazz on Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:15 am

Mhm, I think that the HG/SS arc will be the last time we see the original Dexholders, as it seems the most likely arc where everyone'll gather. Hell, it might even be the finale of the manga considering the way that B/W/ is almost resetting the franchise by redesigning the Nurse Joys, putting the routes back to 1, having Isshu REALLY far away from the other regions. I mean this manga can't last forever because then the plot will suffer. But I'm sure Hidenori Kusaka will think of something Smile

Back on topic, my birthday is 5 days before Pearl's! Guess not many people have their birthday in February huh?
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Re: Why do anime and manga characters have birthdays?

Post by Pokexpress on Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:47 am

At least Green does appear in HGSS (hawt much? LOL), and I believe Red and Blue will follow...sometime later. I'm still sorta confused about the timeslot of HGSS, though; does it overlap with Platinum or does it occur after Platinum?

Prolly we'll see them all together for another time if when R/S is remade into the 3DS, non? </hope> :>w<:

Onto the topic...wow, mine is nine days before Pearl's. Tee-hee.
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