Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book NerdsS

It's summer! All across Japan, there are huge (and impressive) fireworks displays. And yesterday, some of Japan's most popular manga characters got their own.

Above is a fireworks version of Doraemon, the popular robotic cat from the future. For years now, Doraemon fireworks have been launched into the air.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

There are also Hello Kitty fireworks.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

And Pikachu ones, too.

Hello Kitty and Doraemon fireworks are fairly common at many large displays. However, I don't think I've ever seen Pikachu fireworks here in Japan firsthand.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

On Thursday, the people behind the popular manga anthology Shōnen Jump held their own fireworks display and summer festival in Kanagawa Prefecture.

There were several fireworks versions of Jump's popular manga series, including One Piece, Toriko, Dragon Ball, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Gintama, and Kochikame.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

A total of 15,000 fireworks were launched at this display. Obviously, not all of them were comic book fireworks!

Here's an explanation of all the Weekly Jump fireworks:

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book NerdsToriko follows Toriko, a muscle-bound "Gourmet Hunter".

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Here is a Toriko's meat, in fireworks form.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

This is the manga version of Koro Sensei from Ansatsu Kyoushitsu.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

And now reproduced in fireworks. It looks like the "smiley face" you often can see at fireworks displays. Still, very cool.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

In Dragon Ball, there are seven Dragon Balls.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

And Dragon Ball fireworks were launched seven times. If you look closely, you can see red fireworks in the middle of the oranges ones. They represent the stars.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

For the Kochikame fireworks, things get somewhat abstract.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

This is supposed to be Ryotsu's iconic unibrow.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

The Gintama fireworks featured Elizabeth.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Wise choice. The result was so cute.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Naruto is incredibly popular, and personally, I liked the Naruto fireworks the least.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

I think these are supposed to be a rasenshuriken? Maybe?

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

And finally, here's One Piece.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Luffy's straw hat looks fantastic in fireworks. Brilliant and beautiful. Love it.

Amazing Fireworks for Japanese Comic Book Nerds

Below you can watch the entire display if you like. The video is in HD, but it's taken from far away, so the experience is quite different from these fireworks being launched directly overhead.

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