The sweater meme has pretty much hit the point where no one wants to be left out. Hello Kitty character good maker checked Sanrio in with personified fillet of salmon Kirimi-chan trying it on. Meanwhile Australian ex-pat, pro-wrestler and heavy metal singer Ladybeard filled out the now iconic garment. Get a look after the jump.
It's getting to be sweater season, and, as Japanese TV news has noted, a hot topic of online conversation has been "turtleneck" (タートルネック). What's cause this is noteworthy in that the term trended because social media went absolutely bonkers over a certain top, with the gauntlet thrown for artists to draw their waifu (or husbando) in the sweater, or, for the especially daring, for folks to wear it themselves.
There are all sorts of weird memes out there, but the newest involves Marshstomp, or the second evolution of water starter Mudkip in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The character model for the evolution looks a bit, well, blank. As in there's not a lot going on up there. Hit the jump to check out some of the memes!
The recently released Futon Cover For Smartphones by Japanese prize maker Kitan Club is a hit in the world of Japanese Gacha (coin operated machine) prizes. People not only rested their tired little smartphones inside of the soft Japanese bedding, but also used anime figures to recreate fun scenes from anime! Now there is a photo contest going on hosted by the manufacturer! Check out the entries from Twitter contest after the jump!
Are you excited about this year's E3 news or disappointed? Are you tempted to use a pair of photos to juxtapose the two possibilities? Well, that meme of four guys reacting just turned 10 years old! Get the details after the jump.
The male figure skating during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics may have ended but the stars born on the ice are still keeping Japanese fans busy, this time by having them in a fantasy otome game featuring male figure skaters. The hashtag ##フィギュア男子乙女ゲー (literally, Male Figure Otome Game) is showing interesting developments and some hilarious images as a result. Check out what's going on after the jump!
It was just yesterday that a Japanese male figure skater and now gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu was drawn as a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure-style character and not only has he been featured in tons of photo memes, now he's been turned into a Danganronpa character in a new fan-made illustration. Yes, even with a Monokuma-style Pooh Bear right next to him. Get a look after the jump!
I wonder if it's the rarity of snow in the Kanto region, but it feels like the Japanese meme scene is coming up with a new theme everyday. With the latest meme, the hashtag says, "Put Moomin in your favorite character's cosplay and say something in a two panel manga with a close up of the character in the second panel, it will work as manga no matter what." It's a very long hashtag and you may better understand it when you see the examples after the jump!
Here's a fun bit of fanart. In honor of the recent holiday, Heart Tres presents a series of characters in a 3x3 grid (some don't conform to that parameter) creating a heart shape with arm gestures. See what it's yielded after the jump.
Men's figure skating in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games created another star recently, and it is 19-year-old Yuzuru Hanyu. His elegant yet powerful performance not only scored him the gold medal, but the attention of meme creators on the internet looking for another subject to work with. Many memes based on Yuzuru's reaction from the gold medal winning performance are already crowding the internet. See the images after the jump!
This weekend, Japan was slammed with on heaviest snowfall from one storm since January 1994. Tokyo received 8.7 inches, with Matsumoto getting buried with the heaviest amount at over 19 inches. Amongst all the disruptions, social media users found themselves being amused by a TV interview in which a young man embarrassed his girlfriend with a bit to TMI. See the results after the jump.
Japan's Hope for Animals animal rights activists recently claimed victory in encouraging FamilyMart to discontinue offering foie gras filled hamburger lunch meals. This helped to get their "Animals are Not Your Food Products"graphic into the public eye. The sentiment got a mixed reaction, but the graphic had lots of fans, eager to spoof it. Get a look after the jump.
The last week has given rise to bit of obvious genius on Japanese art portal Pixiv. Suitable for some awesome wallpapers, the hot trend of the moment in fanart is to draw characters trapped behind the glass of a smartphone. Check out the results after the jump.