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What better way to spend White Day than with your favorite Black Butler characters? For those of you who may not know, White Day is when guys give chocolates to the girls who gave them presents on Valentine’s Day.

Today, Yana Toboso (author of the Black Butler manga) tweeted these special illustrations on the official Black Butler twitter account. 

Which one is your favorite?

Watch episodes of the Black Butler anime on http://funimation.com/black-butler

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Capturing White Day Celebrations on Instagram

To see more photos and videos of White Day celebrations, browse the #whiteday, #ホワイトデー and #화이트데이 hashtags on Instagram.

On Friday, Japan, South Korea and other East Asian countries celebrate White Day, a day when men return Valentine favors to women. Unlike in Western cultures where couples exchange their mutual love on Valentine’s Day, in these countries the holiday is considered a day for women to show their love and appreciation for men by handing out chocolates and small gifts. In return, men are expected to return the favor a month later on March 14.

White Day has its origin in late 1970s Japan when a local confectionery company in Southern Japan started to market the idea with marshmallows, calling it Marshmallow Day. Now, the day is widely celebrated across East Asia, with gifts varying from candies and flowers, to more expensive fancy dinners and jewelry.

  • Free! White Day Messages
  • Nanase Haruka (CV: Shimazaki Nobunaga), Tachibana Makoto (CV: Suzuki Tatsuhisa), Matsuoka Rin (CV: Miyano Mamoru), Hazuki Nagisa (CV: Yonaga Tsubasa), Ryugazaki Rei (CV: Hirakawa Daisuke)
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Special White Day Messages from the Free! site.

Nanase Haruka (CV: Shimazaki Nobunaga)

This is in return for the other day. Please accept this…. I also tried to make something handmade.

Tachibana Makoto (CV: Suzuki Tatsuhisa)

This is in return for Valentine’s Day but… I’m sorry that I couldn’t make sweets.

Matsuoka Rin (CV: Miyano Mamoru)

The Valentine’s (chocolate) you gave me… was delicious… I’m giving this to you.

Hazuki Nagisa (CV: Yonaga Tsubasa)

Here! This is for you! This is in return for the other day! Even I can make something like this if I get serious enough!

Ryugazaki Rei (CV: Hirakawa Daisuke)

I’m… giving this to you. It’s in return for the other day… geez… I was really unsure what to repay you with!

Digimon Adventure tri. (デジモンアドベンチャー tri.)

The guys of Digimon Adventure Tri look posh in suit and tie for the latest Animedia Magazine (Amazon US | JP) White Day giant poster—in response to the gifts from the girls—illustrated by key animator Koji Watanabe (渡辺浩二).