It's safe to say that Japan has a healthy obsession with rabbits.

You'll see everything from rabbit cafes to rabbit sweets, and even a rabbit island. The rabbit inspiration has also worked its way into Japanese fashion, resulting in lingerie, pyjamas and swimsuits.

Therefore, it goes without saying that all the rabbit lovers in Japan come out on Rabbit Day, which happens to be August 21 (since the numbers 8, 2 and 1 can be pronounced ba-ni-i).

Cosplayers

When it comes to bunny girl outfits in anime, you can't forget Haruhi singing "God Knows" in Kyoto Animation's seminal anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya:

Rem from Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World looks good in a bunny outfit too:

Kigurumi

Kigurumi lends itself very well to bunny outfits too, as this trio demonstrate:


Illustrators

Anime and Games

There were numerous examples of illustrators imagining anime and game characters in bunny girl outfits.

For example, here is Kumiko Oumae from Kyoto Animation's Sound! Euphonium series:

Mashu from the game Fate/Grand Order:

Airi Totoki from the game THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls:

Even Reisen Undogein Inaba from the Touhou game series made an appearance:

Ever wondered what Zelda from the game The Legend of Zelda would look like in a bunny outfit?

Original

Why settle for one bunny girl when you can draw a whole bevy of them?

Here's a very cute original bunny girl character with dark skin:

And we couldn't pass up including this adorable illustration of a (magical?) girl in a bunny-inspired outfit:

Real bunnies

Illustrators and artists who prefer to depict realistic bunnies were celebrating too:

Bunny Guys

Girls aren't the only ones who get to dress up in bunny outfits on Bunny Day. Guys can look good in bunny ears too:

Here are three handsome boys from the game The Idolmaster: SideM:

And what's this? Okuyasu Nijimura from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is trying on a pair of rabbit ears:

Real animals

Of course, the real world is inspiration enough for pet owners. Real and adorable bunny rabbits popped up on Twitter as well:

Even these birds got into the act!


If you'd like to look for more rabbits, bunny girls and bunny guys on Twitter, try searching with the hashtag #バニーの日 and see what you come up with!


By - Ben K.