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Questions tagged [meme]

This tag should be used for questions about internet memes, concerning manga and anime. Memes which are not closely related to anime and/or manga are off topic on this site.

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Who is that in Dark Twist Square and how are they related to Gen Urobuchi's work?

A common Meme around Gen Urobuchi's works is Butcher Bingo for the most part the images for each square is from something Gen Urobuchi has worked on being Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Saya ...
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Why is it said that the Tsukihime anime “does not exist”?

I've been hearing people talk about how the 2003 Tsukihime anime "does not exist", for example, here and here. I wonder why that is, when the anime had great art and music for its time. On the other ...
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What are “sugoi kawaii desu!!!!!11” guys/girls?

So i found this image highlighting the difference between an Otaku and a Weeaboo the 7th point says Enjoys the "sugoi kawaii desu!!!!!11" guys/girls my understanding of japanese (which isn't ...
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What is a “fangirl moment”?

So I found this image highlighting the difference between an Otaku and a Weeaboo. The 4th point says Has "fangirl moments" at anytime, anywhere, and infront of anyone But what are "fangirl ...
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What does “notice me senpai” mean, when a boy says it to you? [duplicate]

So this boy in my class said to me, "notice me senpai". What does it mean? I think they like me, so does that have anything to do with it?
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What do people mean when they say “Notice me, senpai”?

I'm new to anime and my friends really like it. They really like to say to me "notice me, senpai!" and I don't get the reference. I could be walking to class and one of my friends would say "Can you ...
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Was there any canonical or production-related reason for the fights in Dragon Ball Z being dragged out?

A person and I had a chance to discuss DBZ over this weekend, and they weren't one of the few people that grew up watching it, but were trying to catch up. However, they were very put off from the ...
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What does Piccolo telling Gohan to “dodge” mean?

I have been seeing some posts on Facebook recently with Piccolo yelling at Gohan to dodge. I do not understand the reference behind it. What incident is being referred to?
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Where did the “Not this shit again” bad sub meme originate from?

I have been seeing this meme all over the internet. Guessing from most of the Q&As I have found, this seems to be edited in. If so, what was the original verse and why did it get twisted in this ...
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Rub a dub dub, Thanks for the grub

Occasionally I've seen "itadakimasu" translated as Rub a dub dub, Thanks for the grub. Most often it's used as an joking example of subbing/dubbing that doesn't stick strictly to the original ...
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Where does the 'lewd' meme come from?

Occasionally someone posts a ecchi/H picture on the internet and users reply with a prudish anime/manga girl with a sign saying 'LEWD'. Definition of Lewd: crude and offensive in a sexual way. ...
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Can I watch the full 'Nice Boat' replacement episode anywhere?

From KnowYourMeme: (spoilers) On the day before the airing of the final episode of School Days in Japan, a 16 year old girl killed her father with an axe in Kyoto. Due to an extremely similar scene ...
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What is Caramelldansen, and where does it originate from?

I've been seeing this thing called Caramelldansen show in in .gifs by 2 characters from all different series. pairs such as Ed and Al from Fullmetal Alchemist, Arcuied and Ciel from Tsukihime, Rin and ...
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Which anime did the pregnancy test meme come from?

Several months back, there was a meme circulating where anime characters had pregnancy tests photoshopped onto a picture of them. Some examples: The two hands and device look fairly well drawn, so I ...
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What exactly does “best girl” mean and where did the expression originate from?

I've seen the expression "best girl" being used several times, and I find it quite self-explanatory. However, some people seem to define it in slightly different ways. Here are some different ...
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What is spinning a girl in yukata like a top a reference to?

From left to right, top to bottom: Nisemonogatari, Midori no Hibi, Is the Order a Rabbit? and Mawaru-Penguindrum. In the case of Midori no Hibi, why is Midori calling Seiji "governor"? Is this a ...
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What are the original memes mentioned in Steins;Gate?

As I understand it, the memes used in the fansubbed version of Steins;Gate were adapted for English audience. The Japanese audience would not know the "Yo Dawg" meme, for instance, since it is an ...
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What was the first anime to have a “please notice me senpai” moment?

This meme has been prevalent in English-speaking part of the internet, but so far no one really knows its true origins. I've searched for something similar in the Japanese sphere of the internet and I ...
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Do gangster-themed Madoka subtitles really exist?

I've often come across gangster-themed Madoka subtitled screenshots, but I haven't been able to find any solid evidence that they exist. Sometimes the characters are referred to as Swagdoka and ...
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Where do these faces originate from?

I've seen these manly faces several places over the internet (especially the one on the right) & I'm pretty sure it's from sort of manga. Does anyone know where these faces originate?
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What is the actual dialog for this Death Note swimming meme?

There is a meme created from the Death Note manga which details a character yelling at Matsuda and instructing him to swim. (A similar meme was created as a GIF from the anime.) (And a link to the ...
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When did people start calling “manga” as “mangos”?

I've heard a lot of people jokingly spell "anime and manga" as "animus and mangos". I don't really know what an animu is, but I know that a mango* is a pretty delicious fruit: While those do look ...
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Has the “It's over 9000!” meme spread back to Japan?

Has the "It's over 9000!" meme from DBZ spread back into Japan? Is it referenced in other manga or anime? If it is, do they use 9000 (which is, depending on who you ask, a translation error or an ...