Given that everything from battleships to elements to the periodic table have been personified as cute girls, it's conceivable that some Japanese moe artist could have designed an Ebola-chan, but the one who grabbed global attention has originated from English language image board 4chan. Get a look after the jump.
In print, Watamote has implicitly acknowledged its popularity on American image board 4chan. The latest smooch between the two is a cover of end theme "Dou Kangaete mo Watashi wa Warukunai," featuring a collaboration between 86 /a/ frequenters. Get a listen after the jump.
If you spent Valentine's Day showing your affection to your waifu or husbando, you could've taken a photo and joined in the 4chan community by submitting a picture with the appropriate size parameters and such. Scores of anime fans chose to participate and the results were the (in)famous image board's 2013 holiday collage. Get a look at the results after the jump.