★Saori Press Vol.48★A special article for Golden Week Holidays!!


Enjoy the Golden Week holidays!  A special article for the golden holidays and anime!



。*゜+。(O*'v`*)。+゜ “Hello everyone!  It’s Saori from Otaku Republic, who has been spending my holidays watching anime which had been recorded!”



(  'ω') “...Hello everyone.  I’m Otaku Republic’s Boss who has been spending my holidays working out in the gym.”






(# ゚Д゚) “Don’t lie!!!”



(  'ω') “That was fast!!  Sorry about that!!”



(`д´) “I knew it was a lie right away!  Why in the world are you telling such a stupid lie?”



(  'ω') “You know... I’m a Boss, so... I just wanted everybody to have a good image about me.”




( ゚Д゚) “So... what are you really doing on your holidays?”



(  'ω') “Gardening.”



(# ゚Д゚) “Look at you!  Yours is much better than mine!”



★Enjoy the Golden Week holidays!  A special article for the golden holidays and anime!★



o('A`)o “Wowow, it’s already May!  I’m really missing the New Year’s day...”



(  'ω') “Since we have Golden Week, we feel May passes faster than it really does, don’t we?”



( ´・ω・)o “Golden week...  I wonder if our friends who are reading this article know what this holiday is like..”



(  'ω') “I do to.  It’s a special holiday only in Japan, so I bet many people don’t know what it’s like.”



(*`д´)σ=σ “We are here for you guys!  What if you wondered what the “Golden Week holidays” are when you hear in the anime and Doujinshi...  Let us make that question clear, so that you can enjoy the story!”



★What is the “Golden Week”, A long holiday in May?★


It’s a long holiday from late April to early May in Japan.

In 2015, for instance, the longest holiday (depending on their companies or schools) is from April 29th to May 6th.



(  'ω') “In other words, it’s a timeframe when we have such a happy holiday both for businessmen and students.  I went to the zoo with my family, by the way.  I was so happy with them!”






(σ・∀・)σ “Well, it’s all about the Golden Week but today as a bonus, we will give you more details about it to make you guys crazy about Japan!!”



April 29th Showa Day

This is a holiday which they made to have more national holidays.  This is the day when we reflect the Showa period.

It was newly enacted in 2007.



★The characters who have a birthday on this day★

(Since this day used to be a Greenery Day, most characters are somehow related with green.)



Macross Frontier / Ranka Lee





Kantai Collection - Kan Colle - / Sendai (Completion Day)










ONE PIECE / Miss Golden Week





May 3rd Constitution Day

The national holiday when the Constitution of Japan became effective Each country has its own “Constitution Day”.



★The characters who have a birthday on this day★



Devil Survivor 2 / Nitta Io





HeartCatch PreCure! / Myoudouin Itsuki





Final FantasyⅦ / Tifa Lockhart





May 4th Greenery Day

National holiday to commune with nature and to be thankful for blessings

The Greenery Day was effective on April 29th until 2006, but it moved to May 4th because they wanted more national holidays.



★The characters who have a birthday on this day★




Kantai Collection - Kan Colle - / Kiso (Completion Day)





Senyu / Ros





Kuroko no Basuke (Kuroko's Basketball) / Momoi Satsuki





Durarara!! / Izaya Orihara





Meitantei Conan (Case Closed) / Kudou Shinichi & Edogawa Conan





May 5th Children’s Day

It is a day to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness. It is also a day to appreciate mothers. 

The event which we celebrate boys’ healthy growth called “Tango no Sekku” (端午の節句)is held on this day.



★The characters who have a birthday on this day★




Aikatsu! / Arisugawa Otome





Danganronpa / Togami Byakuya





THE IDOLM@STER / Iori Minase





Gintama / Hijikata Toushirou





ONE PIECE / Monkey D Luffy










(  'ω') “That’s a lot!!!”



(*´・д・) “I know, because I’m showing the characters who have their birthdays during the Golden Week.”



(  'ω') “I didn’t know that Gon and Luffy have the same birthday!  I was amazed!”



(ノ゚Д゚) “It’s a literally the “Children’s Day”, right?  I didn’t mention it, but so many more energetic characters were born on this day too!”



(  'ω') “By the way, Tango no Sekku is also called the ‘Boys’ Festival (on the fifth of May) and all the boys are celebrated for their birth and growth in this festival.  (The girls are celebrated on March 3rd too.)



(*´∀`) “We have a custom which boys eat Chimaki (Left: mochi [rice cake] covered with bamboo grass) and Kashiwamochi (Right: mochi having sweet beans paste inside)!”






( ゚∀゚)ノ “By the way, I like Kashiwamochi more!”



(  'ω') “I like Kashiwamochi too, especially the coarse sweet bean paste.”



(*´д`*) “They are both famous Japanese sweets, so buy online and try them if you are interested in them!”



★Enjoy brilliant days!  A special article for the golden anime!★



(σゝ∀・)σ “Lastly!  We are going to say good-bye to you guys, sharing some golden anime, after Golden Week!”



(  'ω') “Even though this should have been the main on this article, Golden Week itself became the main after all...”



( ̄^ ̄ ) “That’s totally okay!  Now they all became familiar with Japan, right?  It’s such a wonderful thing for us!”




★Enjoy brilliant days!  A special article for the golden anime!★



Kiniro Mosaic(kiniro =golden)




Persona4 The Golden




Golden Time




Konjiki no Gash!! (Zatch Bell!) (Konjiki = Golden)




La Corda d'Oro




JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5 Vento Aureo (=Golden Wind)




(σゝ∀・)σ “Okay now!  This is all about today!”



(  'ω') “Why don’t you guys watch these golden anime or manga on your holiday?”



See youuuuu!

:*:・。,☆゚'・:*:・。,ヽ(  'ω' )人(・∀・)ノ ,。・:*:・゚'☆,。・:*:



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