Real face manga joke
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Recently I started working on a gag manga with a friend of mine and told him to use the "real face" joke style for how to portray the characters. While showing him some reference from bobobo, it kind of occurred to me that I didn't really know the actual name of the joke or it's origin. Google has proven more or less useless to me again as I don't know the magic words, so I turn to you members of crunchy roll. What is the name of this wonder gag that has been a corner stone in manga, and even anime, for so long?


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What the living hell?!
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I'm every so slightly aroused... e.e
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Posted 4/11/14 , edited 4/11/14
I'll never tell the likes of you!

Mainly because I don't know myself...
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I take it the crowd here on Crunchy Roll is too young then to have insight on this. Hopefully this mystery can be solved.
Posted 4/12/14 , edited 4/12/14
Apparently it's usually a comedic reference to Fist of the North Star.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArtShift
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Posted 4/12/14 , edited 4/12/14

EasterlyArt wrote:

I take it the crowd here on Crunchy Roll is too young then to have insight on this. Hopefully this mystery can be solved.


I just don't feel like researching it.
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Posted 4/12/14

aeb0717 wrote:

Apparently it's usually a comedic reference to Fist of the North Star.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArtShift


Thank you. This may be the closest I'll get to an appropriate answer with terminology that fundamentally makes sense ("Art shift" pretty self explanatory).
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