Celebrate Gaara’s Birthday in 2024 at the Anime Theme Park Nijigen no Mori

Fans of the popular anime Naruto might know the beloved character Gaara. Although originally a villain, Gaara later became a key ally and the Kazekage (leader) of the Village Hidden in the Sand. He possesses the Shukaku, a tailed beast, and undergoes significant character development in the Naruto series. His birthday is soon, on the 19th of January this year, so lots of fans can’t wait to celebrate!

Let’s Celebrate Gaara’s Birthday Together

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In Japan, celebrating an anime character’s birthday has become a popular trend. This typically involves flooding social media platforms with birthday wishes, fan art, and messages dedicated to the character. Purchasing character-related merchandise is also a great way to show support. For Gaara’s birthday, special “Love” (愛/ai) face stickers will be distributed for a limited time from January 19th (Friday) to 21st (Sunday) at NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBI-ZATO in the anime theme park Nijigen no Mori on Awaji Island.

For Gaara, the significance of the word “Love” or 愛 (ai) lies in his transformative journey and the impact of meaningful relationships on his life. Gaara starts as a character consumed by loneliness, anger, and a sense of isolation due to the presence of the tailed beast, Shukaku, within him. His early experiences left him detached and without a sense of family love.

As the series progresses, especially after significant encounters with Naruto Uzumaki and other characters, Gaara undergoes a profound change. He begins to understand the value of connection, bonds, and love. The theme of love becomes central to Gaara’s character development, highlighting the positive impact of genuine relationships on an individual’s emotional well-being.

Outline of Gaara’s “Love” Face Sticker Campaign

Friday, January 19 – Sunday, January 21

Hours of Operation
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM (last admission at 8:00 PM)

During Gaara’s birthday period, all visitors to the attractions will receive a complimentary “Gaara’s Love” face sticker as a gift. Feel free to stick it to your forehead and jump into the attractions at Nijigen no Mori. While the sticker is free, please note that a separate admission ticket is required for entry into the attraction.

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