July 7 marks the birthday of the Hiiragi twins, Kagami and Tsukasa from the comedy anime Lucky Star and the two have become quite the celebrities in their home town of Washimiya. So what better way to celebrate their birthdays than to hold a special event in their honor?

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Even though the birthday is today, the event actually started yesterday, July 6, 2014, and surely enough, die-hard Lucky Star fans headed to Washimiya, Saitama to celebrate their birthday. The event also celebrated the Japanese star festival known as Tanabata which is also celebrated today, July 7, 2014.

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The Washimiya Chamber of Commerce happily sponsored the event as the Lucky Star manga and anime series have given the town much revenue thanks to anime tourists seeking to see the sites featured in the series.


Voice actress Kaori Fikuhara, who voiced Tsukasa in the anime will be appearing in the event’s second day as a special guest


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Source: Wahimiya Chamber of Commerce twitter page


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