Starting the year right by...choking Sasuke?
A brand-new year has started, and everyone's full of new hopes and aspirations to get to working on crushing their new goals. But that's not all that comes with a new year! A new year will also bring... a whole new set of memes that the internet go nuts about. And what's the huge first meme of 2019? Oh, it's Sasuke getting choked by everyone. Yup, you read right.
Sasuke getting choked by everyone.
The original scene of Itachi doing the honors happens in episode 259 of Naruto Shippuden. Sasuke had been training tirelessly to have his revenge on Itachi, but the gap in power was just far too wide at that time. And now that moment is immortalized by having everyone from fellow anime characters like Kurapika and Rin Tohsaka to IRL stars like Gordon Ramsay and Judge Judy choking him as well! Congrats, Sasuke!
Here are some of the hilarious combinations people have come up with and posted on Twitter:
"It's spherical Sasuke! SPHERICAL!" pic.twitter.com/DtUYW39liK— SLO (@SLOplays) January 16, 2019
"Judge Judy here. I love the truth. If you don't tell me the truth, you're gonna be eating your shoes. If you live to be a hundred, you will never be as smart as me. On your BEST day, you're not as smart as *I* am on my WORST day. Sasuke, you're dismissed" pic.twitter.com/pDcFRpdX2P— Lan (@Kishido_Spirit) January 15, 2019
It's ogre for you sasuke... pic.twitter.com/ifIHWGUTtB— ???????????????? (@lvl9fox) January 15, 2019
guess i’ll kill sasuke pic.twitter.com/UukB2KAPls— please pay me for being funny (@captainjimkirks) January 15, 2019
“It’s over.. Sasuke. I have the chaos emeralds.” pic.twitter.com/v7v4VdiOJW— DitzyFlama ???? (@DitzyFlama) January 16, 2019
Just going to add a happy little Sasuke right here. pic.twitter.com/sFVfX3z0Yx— Dan Cybert (@ThatCybertGuy) January 16, 2019
That's my purse, Sasuke, I don't know you!!! pic.twitter.com/qFKbOmyykm— Americ anFootlettuce (@yourlocalemodad) January 16, 2019
sasuke uchiha brings me no joy— Nikko Genesis Evangelion (@NikkoGuy) January 15, 2019
- marie kondo probably pic.twitter.com/X3Oydt38XE
Heh... Like, not bad Sasuke man... You made me use 10% of my power pic.twitter.com/PCjHdyyMPP— THE TEXAS RATTLESNAKE (@GnarlyBuster) January 16, 2019
I’d love to see you try sasuke pic.twitter.com/xMuweHJkhb— Celeste✨ (@Celeste_Treal) January 15, 2019
You know, I haven't been this upset since my good friend Naruto was rudely betrayed by my other friend, Sasuke. pic.twitter.com/kC6W9iP58I— ????alexis moore???? (@alexisparade) January 16, 2019
"Sorry Sasuke-kun, but it seems this is the end" pic.twitter.com/Dq5Ph5ghXE— ⓢⓐⓑⓔⓡ (@Saberdere) January 15, 2019
He told him not to touch it. pic.twitter.com/NozknEBm6p— Stefan (@Zin5ki) January 15, 2019
You’re weak Sasuke.. you lack seasoning pic.twitter.com/MicinchetP— ✩•̩̩͙˚????????????????????????˚•̩̩͙✩ (@paIkias) January 15, 2019
my clan died first you bitch pic.twitter.com/gGTR8q5GjD— koda???? (@joIynes) January 15, 2019
your strategy is weak, sasuke pic.twitter.com/CBRwFS7yBx— 心 (@24914x) January 16, 2019
Seven minutes. Seven minutes is all I have to play with you, Sasuke. pic.twitter.com/dMnA3HP5qd— SARDINE (@kjr0313) January 16, 2019
"SASUKE!— Steve Yurko 2K19 Deluxe Edition (@SteveYurko) January 16, 2019
I'M GONNA CHOKE YOU OUT!!!
SEE YOU ON THE 13TH!" pic.twitter.com/oMs9d6wVm0
Me neither. pic.twitter.com/hMiavekx9l— SteveChopz (@SteveChopz) January 16, 2019
My take on this Sasuke meme pic.twitter.com/kNiVbLXQrA— Spider Ninja (@AndreiNinjalaul) January 15, 2019
please expand this, thank you. pic.twitter.com/EKGUygsGvO— ???? friendly neighborhood raccoon ???? (@billion_maiden) January 15, 2019
And, of course, we got in on the action too! We just couldn't help ourselves!
Thanks, Sasuke, for putting a smile on our faces once again (anyone remember that goofy McDonald's Sasuke toy?)! And thanks for helping 2019 start out with a bang with such a comical meme!
Have a favorite image of Sasuke getting the business? Got one that we missed? Let us know in the comments!
Also, don't forget about the GREAT CRUNCHYROLL NARUTO REWATCH! Let's watch Naruto together and talk about the series!
Nicole is a features and a social video script writer for Crunchyroll. Known for punching dudes in Yakuza games on her Twitch channel while professing her love for Majima. She also has a blog, Figuratively Speaking. Follow her on Twitter: @ellyberries