Keigo Atobe Tops List of Twitter Birthday Well-Wishes
posted on by Bamboo Dong
Of all the characters who celebrated their birthdays last month, including the dozens who were born on 10/10, four of them racked up more Twitter well-wishes than anyone else.
Prince of Tennis' Keigo Atobe took an easy first place, with 800,000 birthday messages, and Love Live!'s Eli Ayase taking the #2 spot at 600,000 birthday wishes. Third place belonged to Haikyu!!'s Kenma Kozume at 400,000 Tweets, and Tiger & Bunny's Barnaby Brooks Jr. coming in fourth at 100,000.
Atobe has always been popular—every Valentine's Day, he is showered with thousands of chocolates from fans. This year, confectioner Morinaga even created a chocolate mural depicting the character's face.
They upped their game for his birthday, creating a chocolate floor mural that was, naturally, visited by throngs of adoring fans, many of whom left flowers and other gifts.
いよいよ10時より池袋サンシャイン噴水広場にて跡部様ご生誕記念ダースピクセルアートの展示を開始致しダース(*´_') pic.twitter.com/erFW1dGDXh— 森永チョコレート (@MorinagaChoco) October 4, 2014
パンピなお姉さんが「えっ何、死んだの??」って言っててくそ吹いた pic.twitter.com/gMYODhl591— 呉羽は最低なヘタレだったんだよ… (@tksk908) October 4, 2014
Twitter wishes consisted of birthday cakes, mini-shrines, gobs of fanart, and combinations of the above.
Other characters weren't without their own ridiculous displays of affection—Namco even gave Barnaby Brooks Jr. his own rosé wine at their Characro Bar and Cafe, but it seems that for now, Atobe is still the prince... at least, the prince of October birthdays.