Today will bloom for μ’s leading lady!
But where are my manners? Before we go further, we should really set the mood with some music.
Now where was I? Oh, right! Today, August 3, marks the birthday of Honoka Kosaka, better known as that clumsy and charismatic candy makers daughter who made μ’s happen. No birthday is complete without presents, though, meaning that fans turned out by the hundred to celebrate with their favorite center singer.
Artists from all walks of life, from hobbyists to celebrities like Noizi Ito (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) and Love Live! character designer Yuhei Murota stepped up to create all manner of gorgeous artwork.
The official Love Live! Twitter account presented their best wishes for the character:
【高坂穂乃果の誕生日】本日8月3日はμ'ｓの発起人でありリーダー、９人を牽引する高坂穂乃果の誕生日です。みなさん、ぜひお祝いしてあげてくださいね。穂乃果ちゃん、誕生日おめでとう！ #lovelive SUNよね
— ラブライブ！公式 (@LoveLive_staff) August 2, 2015
As did actress Emi Nitta, who voices the character.
— 新田 恵海 (@Nitta_Emi) August 2, 2015
Even the Official Love Live! smart phone game celebrated Honoka’s birthday with a special gift to players:
With this celebration, μ’s once again proved to be the muse that would bring out the best in so many passionate fans. The response has been nothing short of astounding.
We’ve crawled the web to find our absolute favorite images from Honoka’s big day. Is there a piece that you absolutely adored, but we missed? Let us know in the comments!