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Since most anime-viewers are big nerds, there are naturally going to be a lot of anime-inspired Internet memes.


Please add entries in the following format:

  • The name of the anime (if it belongs in the "Other" folder).
    • The meme. <ref>Explanation: The explanation behind the meme.</ref> [2]
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

Works with their own pages:



Attack on Titan

Fullmetal Alchemist


Haruhi Suzumiya


Hellsing


Higurashi


Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha


One Piece


Tiger & Bunny

  • A few episodes into Tiger and Bunny, a couple of fans noticed that Kotetsu's goatee looked, shall we say, adorable. And thus the legendary catbeard was born.
  • Batman's "MY PARENTS ARE DEEEEAAADDDDD!!!!!" meme has also been adopted for Barnaby. Altering famous Batman comic panels to make them about Barnaby also seems popular.
  • "X! And X again!"[53]
  • Since episode 15, many a crack has been made about Keith Goodman/Sky High's incredibly obvious status as a clueless virgin. The 4th drama CD has only encouraged them.
  • "Goddammit, Sunrise. Stop doing this to us."[54]
    • "I must have that delicious Oyaji Moe scent!"[55]
    • Sold out in X seconds [56]
  • "Is it Saturday yet?"[57]
  • After unwittingly winning the affection of not one but three Tsundere (Karina, Barnaby and his own wife, Tomoe), the fandom has concluded that Kotetsu has magical Tsundere-attracting powers.
  • "Yes, yes, Baaahnaby. Jut out your hips more." [58]
  • After the twenty fourth episode (wherein Barnaby confesses that he's been learning how to make Kotetsu's Trademark Favorite Food, among other things, while begging him not to die), Kotetsu's preoccupation with fried rice didn't just become a meme - it became an international event
  • Being Bison is suffering.[59]


Yu-Gi-Oh! and spin-offs

Other

  • "desu".[75]
  • After the horribly animated Yoake Mae Yori Ruriiro na -Crescent Love- drew two cabbages as simple green circles, Fan Art with Feena holding one such cabbage was everywhere, and it actually survived a round in the SaiGAR "manly character" competition. Negima!? also spoofed this one.
  • "FUTAE NO KIWAMI, AAAAAAAAAAH!" [77]
  • "IT'S A TRAP!" [78]
    • Also used in reverse—a woman hiding as a man is called a "Reverse Trap".
    • Funny thing is that it already overlapped with the whole Trap Card meme, so, you'll usually see photoshopped cards of Bridget and Jun, among other lesser known traps.
    • Similarly, male characters who end up in drag for zany schemes will usually prompt fans to create Wholesome Crossdresser or even outright female personas for them. A famous example is 'Ranko', a false persona Ranma Saotome creates which many fans distanced from the male character.
  • "Ideon destroyed the universe!!!" [79]
    • It doesn't help that in Super Robot Wars Alpha 3, they said the universe would be destroyed if Ideon went out of control.
  • NICE BOAT! [80]
    • The "Magical Heart Kokoro-chan" OVA episode gives a quite deliberate Shout-Out to the meme, featuring a lifeboat labeled "NICE BOAT" drifting down a river of blood...
    • And then Kadokawa posted up a short clip of a (admittedly quite nice looking) sailboat with the words "It's not finished yet" (or something to that effect) the day Haruhi-chan was supposed to start.
  • Similar to the Loituma Girl cartoon, a looped short clip of Mai and Mii dancing from the Popotan h-game opening was set to "Caramelldansen" by the Swedish Eurodance group Caramell. Thus the Caramelldansen Vid trope. Any videos that fit that trope should be listed there.
  • Card Crusher. [81]
  • Similar to the Rambo example in the film section, in the 1970s Ferdinand Marcos' regime banned Super Robot show Voltes V in the Philippines, officially because of excessive violence, but really because the heroes were rebels fighting a brutal dictator. Voltes V proceeded to be adopted as a mascot by Filipino rebels.
  • The ending sequence from Clannad, the touching "Dango Daikazoku", has been made into hundreds of different versions.
    • The opening theme of Clannad After Story, Toki wo Kizamu Uta, has a tendency to be remade with any anime that has a Fundamentally Female Cast, any other work of Key Visual Arts, or just any work in general.
    • Tomoya seems to be known to some as "the Clannadman". (Related expression: "You will never be the Clannadman!")
    • Fuuko's love of starfish has reached memetic levels. "HITODEEEGethbot (talk)!<3"
  • The "talent" joke. In Sailor Moon R the girls were trying out for a role in a play. In the dub, Lita said she should get the role because she has the most talent. In the original version, Makoto said she should get the part because she has the biggest boobs. However, the dub still has a close-up of her chest. Talent has since become a euphemism for breast size.
    • "Sailor Mars is the hottest". This tends to show up in discussions about which of the Sailor Soldiers is the hottest. Sailor Mars' powers are based around Playing with Fire, so the Incredibly Lame Pun was inevitable.
  • Not exclusively related to anime but the infamous Finnish dubbing team Agapio Racing Team's Macekre-dub of certain series has achieved meme-like qualities in Finland, especially the emotionless expressions of emotion from Digimon.
    • Examples of this can be found here and here.
  • "____ is mai waifu" [82]
    • The male version should be "hasubando" but is usually just "husbando."
    • An alternate origin could be the Japanese otaku practice of proclaiming a female (or male) character "ore no yome", which means exactly the same thing. A Shout-Out to this practice appeared in Lucky Star.
    • There's even a Mai-Waifu Fansubs, the waifu in this case being Enma Ai.
  • Fate Stay Night: GAR! [83]
  • "OW MY NUTBLADDER!" [84]
  • 2008: "The Year of Dead Snipers".[86]
  • Symmetrical Docking [87]
  • Backbeard, noted Celtic eyeball monster and Gegege no Kitaro villain, has become associated with criticism of lolicons.[88]
  • Among Humongous Mecha fans "G is the most powerful/hot-blooded letter of the alphabet". See Gundam (especially G Gundam), GaoGaiGar, Getter Robo, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, among others.
  • On /a/, it's a meme to answer any and all requests for anime recommendations or the source of a picture with "Boku no Pico". It's a Shotacon OVA.
    • Which is generally followed by Bible Black, La Blue Girl, etc...
      • On /m/, Legend of the Blue Wolves (hardcore yaoi hentai) is "popular" for both this and a "lose" condition in bets based on the last number of your post.
      • And sometimes mixed with other boards' versions of the same joke (like Battletoads)
    • YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! [89]
  • Kodomo No Jikan's ED has been parodied with other series' characters. This is good news for people who like the song but can't stand the underage fanservice imagery of the original.
  • Bara manga Kuso Miso Technique has spawned two catchphrases: "uho, ii otoko!" ("wow, nice guy!", roughly equivalent to "hey, good-looking!") and "yaranaika?" ("wanna do it?"). The characters' exaggerated facial expressions have been shopped extensively onto other works.
  • "JUST AS CLAMPED!" [90]
    • Tsubasa's manga also brings us the fan pairing of Apple-kun/Freckle-chan.[91]
  • Not from the anime itself, but from the English dub outtakes of Noein:
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"C-Crispin Freeman! Get out of my bedroom!"

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"Because you're Yuri Lowenthal and I'm in your bedroom again."

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  1. Explanation: One of Vegeta's lines from the first dub of Dragonball Z, referring to Goku's Power Level after his first return from the dead. Popular for its Narm, and used to describe any situation in which something is unexpectedly large.
  2. Explanation: Like this.
  3. Explanation One of Mustang's actual lines. No one has yet to discern whether he was joking or serious.
  4. Explanation Another of Mustang's lines. Narm Definitely serious, but still silly.
  5. Explanation A line Vic Mignogna came up with when asked to say "something nice about Roy Mustang" in Ed's voice. He added the last part as a joke, but it soon became enormously popular among his fans, much to his dismay. Nowadays he feigns ignorance whenever he's asked to say it, but the line got far enough that it's an injoke with the cast.
  6. Explanation From Brotherhood when a loud bellowing voice shouted "Fullmetal Alchemist" during each eyecatch (which is in English, even in the Japenese version).
  7. Explanation Major Armstrong is a massive Ensemble Darkhorse for his bizarre-yet-awesome mannerisms. Every time the Major appears on a trope's page, the explanation reads TROPE X HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN THE ARMSTRONG FAMILY FOR GENERATIONS!!! Seriously. Every. single. time.
  8. Explanation It quickly became popular among fans describing how badass Bradley is by bringing up the time he took on a tank armed with only a sword and a grenade and won.
  9. Explanation Mustang's coup against the government was assisted by reinforcements driving an ice cream truck full of weapons.
  10. Explanation Tsuruya was taken by a Japanese Web Comic artist and made into a Super-Deformed Ditz named Churuya, with a line she said once in the anime made into her Catch Phrase, and an affinity for smoked cheese. Spawned countless imitations involving characters from Haruhi or other anime - and is now more emblematic of Haruhi than anything that actually appeared in the show.
  11. Explanation Fan-made pictures of the cast (and even a rewrite of some of the novels) as the opposite sex. "Kyonko" is particularly popular, mostly for being The Comically Serious, as is "Itsuko", who apparently makes some Itsuki fangirls question their sexuality.
  12. Explanation The Dancing Theme is practically required by any and all Haruhiists that visit anime conventions.
  13. Explanation Summarising both Itsuki's habit of invading Kyon's personal space and Kyon's in and out of universe status as a Memetic Sex God.
  14. Explanation From The Melancholy Of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan parody shorts.
  15. Explanation Haruhi's Reality Warper status made Itsuki speculate that Haruhi is actually God. Note on just "speculation".
  16. Explanation Fan Sub of a repeated line in the infamous "Endless Eight" episodes, as an explanation of what was going on. The line has since become synonymous with Endless Eight, often repeated (multiple times) whenever someone brings up those episodes.
  17. Explanation Another oft-repeated line in Endless Eight, said by Kyon's little sister as his phone rings in each episode.
  18. Explanation Taniguchi sings this line as he walks in on a Not What It Looks Like moment with Kyon and Nagato. Quickly became an Ascended Meme as Taniguchi's voice actor, Minoru Shiraishi, references it where ever he can, from his role in Lucky Star, to even reenacting the scene when announcing the Haruhi live concert!
  19. Explanation Alucard's Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner.
  20. Explanation Jan Valentine is an endless Fountain of Memes, with every single thing he says being a meme in some form or another.
  21. Explanation Anderson's Pre-Ass-Kicking One-Liner.
  22. Explanation Same character, different seiyuu.
  23. Explanation The Major's popular ten minute speech about war.
  24. Explanation Alucard says this during his extremely over the top killing of Rip.
  25. Explanation One fan's confusion as to why no-one notices that Hanyuu isn't exactly normal. Everybody got on his case for his grammatical error but eventually turned it around to have fun with it.
  26. Explanation Fill in the missing word yourselves.
  27. Explanation A certain fansub is famous for their comments at each break picture.
  28. Explanation A nonsense word that Rika often says.
  29. Explanation "I want to take it home with me!" Ryuugu Rena is well known for her love of cute things. Sometimes this gets taken a little too far and she'll snatch up some poor soul and carry her off like a kidnapper.
  30. Explanation Said in Ooishi and Keiichi's Engrish Rap.
  31. Explanation A line commonly used in the anime meaning "that's a lie!"
  32. Explanation From what some fans think it sounds like.
  33. Explanation The Big Bad of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3, Dio Brando, became a perpetual internet celebrity with his Battle Cry (particularly as it appeared in a Capcom Fighting Game) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk G 3_FNZcwc#t=0m56s unique choice of finishing move.
  34. Explanation A Narmy panel from Part 1 that fans now use as a reaction image.
  35. Explanation For a long time, the only available scans of Part 4 were a So Bad It's Good Blind Idiot Translation that used a Chinese source (the town is called Moriou (forest king), which in Chinese would be read as Duwang) that fans refer to as the Duwang Translation. The above quote is one of the more memorably So Bad It's Good bits of dialogue, spoken by the main villain.
  36. Explanation Joseph's macho catchphrase from Part 2.
  37. Explanation In Part 5, Bruno Buccelatti claims that he can tell if a person is lying by the taste of their sweat. He then demonstrates this ability by sneaking up behind the hero and licking his cheek in a memetically Ho Yay-tastic scene.
  38. Bad/suspicious stuff happens, the protagonists say it "must be the work of an enemy Stand". Because usually it is.
  39. Explanation Nanoha's tendency for There Is No Kill Like Overkill is her most easily-recognised characteristic and prone to heavy Flanderization, to the point where her detonating a planet is not found to be unusual. (The line itself is based on Nanoha's Catch Phrase "Zenryoku zenkai", literally translating as "Full power, full throttle", but the second part is a homophone of "total destruction".)
  40. Explanation Got its memetic status from Nanoha, but the line and pose are actually a Shout-Out to when Freeza kills Krillin in Dragonball Z.
  41. Explanation Nanoha's Fan Nickname, from a line when Vita refers to her as "a devil" and her white outfit. Also a reference to Mobile Suit Gundam, where Amuro Ray has this nickname in-universe.
  42. Explanation The fact that Sony named their recent handheld "Playstation Vita" was not lost on the Nanoha fanbase.
  43. Explanation Subaru's behaviour around Nanoha and Teana has led to her portrayal as a yuri maniac.
  44. Explanation Nanoha's practice of making friends of those that survive her attacks is another of her defining characteristics, the term used as a synonym for "beat the crap out of" (as in "you're about to be befriended").
  45. Explanation Erio was once the only male of any significance in the entire series, everyone else very minor or Demoted to Extra, and this was the result. Oh, and it's canon.
  46. Explanation During her first fight with Vita Nanoha calls out to her: "Listen to me!" while Raising Heart announces her attack: "Divine Buster!"
  47. Explanation Despite most fans hating the 4Kids! dub of One Piece, many did however grudingly love the pirate rap.
  48. Explanation Admiral Akainu killed Portgas D. Ace while proclaiming that his magma burned hotter than Ace's fire. Shanks blocked a magma attack from Akainu using a sword.
  49. Explanation Eiichiro Oda has continually reassured readers that the Straw Hats would reach Fishman Island after the then-current arc. They finally reach it after the two-year timeskip.
  50. Explanation A line made for Oda's love of all things Chekhov.
  51. Explanation Franky's hot-blooded catchphrase
  52. Explanation At least before the Wham Episodes, this fact is frequently brought up in One Piece discussions. [[spoiler:The Time Skip is considered a second beginning with the recent deaths of Ace and Whitebeard applicable to Flash Backs, this meme is officially back.
  53. Explanation Based off of Sky High's catchphrase, as well as his regular tendency to repeat himself.
  54. Explanation Watching Tiger and Bunny evidently leads to a crippling addiction to purchasing all of the show's merchandise (and not-merchandise. Nobody quite expected that sales spike in Kotetsu alleged cologne). Thus, the fandom curses Sunrise's name every time they come up with a new toy or T-shirt to sell.
  55. Explanation 2chan and /a/ have discovered that the cologne Kotetsu owns is a real brand. Things haven't been the same since.
  56. Explanation There's been a notorious tendency for T&B figurines to not only sell instantly after preorders open, but actually crash the sites they're sold on from the surge in orders.
  57. Explanation Tiger and Bunny fans are very impatient for their Superhero Saturday fix. No T&B thread on /a/ ends without this question asked.
  58. Explanation Fans are more than a little suspicious of Maverick's parenting techniques, given his ward's habit of pandering to the Female Gaze.
  59. Explanation The writers - head writer Nishida, in particular - have admitted that they're pretty fond of Antonio/Rock Bison - a fondness that paradoxically drives them to relentlessly screw with him.
  60. Explanation The Gag Dub series took the bizarre evil American character Bandit Keith and exaggerated his already laughable jingoist nationalism. His Catch Phrase become emblematic of the series, even now that he has revealed himself to actually be Canadian.
  61. Explanation The infamous anime hair of one of Pegasus' henchman was another thing The Abridged Series made popular.
  62. Explanation Another line made popular by The Abridged Series.
  63. Explanation Another line made popular by The Abridged Series.
  64. Explanation Said in the first episode to "explain" why Kaiba could perform a move blatantly illegal by the rules of the game. A Trope Namer, with many permutations.
  65. Explanation Another line made popular by The Abridged Series.
  66. Explanation Another line made popular by The Abridged Series.
  67. Explanation Another line made popular by The Abridged Series.
  68. Explanation Abridged Joey's catchphrase of choice. It's now a song.
  69. Explanation Abridged Joey's verbal tic. Has now been mocked by multiple characters in the series.
  70. Explanation A popular Gratuitous English line. Variations include ones in which Yugi fails to draw a monster card, and the inevitable techno-beat remix.[[/labelnote
  71. Explanation In reference to the blank expression that Yusei carries about 90% of the time.
  72. Explanation A recently growing outlook on how Yami [[Shipper on Deck encourages Yugi's crush on Anzu.
  73. Explanation Said by Yugi, this has reach the point that it embodies the how much the card game has change, and since it was said by Dan Green; who voices Yugi, everyone has been saying it in the fandom as a means of making fun of people who play Synchro Decks.
  74. Explanation A store in the background of the Crashtown ark is called this. Cue lots of jokes about what that store actually is (Is shown in this video.)
  75. Explanation Suiseiseki's Verbal Tic. Even though this is a fairly common speech pattern in lots of characters it became highly associated with her. It's not so much the word itself that's peculiar to Suiseiseki, but how she pronounces it: "desuuh" as opposed to the usual "dess".
  76. Explanation With Invasion Squid Girl getting an anime adaptation, Ika Musume's verbal tic became just as popular as desu for a short time.
  77. Explanation Based on the various dubs (the English one being the most popular).
  78. Explanation Many Wholesome Crossdressers in anime are drawn really, really pretty, to the point where they can be passed off as actual female characters to new fans with surprising ease. Admiral Ackbar's memetic exclamation was taken to describe this kind of a character as a "trap", in the sense that a highly stereotypical, undersexed, and loudly heterosexual male Otaku would be trapped in a conflicting lust for the character. At this point, the jargon is used ironically.
  79. Explanation Distorting the message behind the famous ending, and in fact is what made it famous. Granted, "Ideon blew up while the Big Bad exploded so large it blew up a galaxy" isn't quite as impressive.
  80. Explanation The final episode of the School Days anime was replaced with thirty minutes of peaceful landscape scenery, including a boat on a lake, after it was deemed too close to home due to violent incidents in the news. A 4channer decided to mess with 2ch by making a thread with screenshots of the scenery video describing the "nice boat". In a rare scenario, both the Japanese and American viewers had a good laugh and a meme has been born. Used to describe anything from censorship to being murdered. The real last episode coincidentally did end with a Nice Boat.
  81. Explanation From a Japanese TV sketch involving a man crushing a business card in front of the woman who gave it to him, while looking at her with a ridiculous expression on his face, was turned into a meme when someone did a comic strip version with Kagami and Konata from Lucky Star. An example of Values Dissonance, as the exchanging of business cards is a fairly big deal in Japan, with its own set of social mores.
  82. Explanation "My Wife" rendered as Gratuitous English, referencing someone's particular attraction to a fictional, unattainable character. Bonus points for extraordinarily hot anime girls. Originated from Azumanga Daioh where the girls look at a picture that Kimura-sensei dropped which he explains is of "Mai waifu". She's pretty hot, and this is Kimura we're talking about here.
  83. Explanation A small but amusing typo (or acronym) in the phrase "Gay for Archer", gave way to the ultimate synonym for "manly" and "Badass".
  84. Explanation Apparently, the levels of cuteness caused someone to masturbate so hard they burst their "nut-bladder". Used to summarise anything absurdly cute, though the video game meme "HHNNNNNNGGGG!" has almost completely replaced it.
  85. Explanation Emoticon of a typical wide-face Super-Deformed expression that Hidamari Sketch is infamous for. Often goes hand-in-hand with mentions of nutbladders.
  86. Explanation Gundam 00, Macross Frontier, and the most recent Full Metal Panic! novel have all killed off or apparently killed off their respective sniper characters during that year.
  87. Explanation A phrase commonly used to describe a picture of two girls standing so close together their breasts are squished against each other. Originated from a Super Robot Wars Alpha 2 Yonkoma where, instead of showing Cho Ryu Jin's Symmetrical Docking Transformation Sequence, a picture of original characters (with huge breasts) Kushua Mizuha and Seolla Schweitzer are shown in this position.
  88. Explanation Years ago, there was a notorious anti-loli poster called Backbeard on 2channel. This led to someone photoshopping this famous panel to say "kono rorikon domome" ("you damned lolicons!")
  89. Explanation One Boxden user wrote a review of Boku No Pico. This being Boxden, it was written in Jive Turkey, creating a rather surreal quality which proved popular on /a/. See also the Dramatic Reading.]
  90. Explanation The Tsubasa equivalent of "just as planned", it came into being after Kurogane cut Fei Wong Reed in half, only to find out that he had actually killed Kyle disguised as Fei Wong Reed, leaving the heroes injured and tired while he is perfectly fine. Applied to just about every twist Tsubasa has taken since Acid Tokyo.
  91. Explanation In one flashback arc, we see an adorable little girl with freckles who was once kind to Fai (she looks about ten). In a completely different arc, in a different world and time period, we meet a little boy who cheerfully offers the heros some apples, and later lets them stay at his house. The fans dubbed them Freckle-chan and Apple-kun, respectively, and decided they make a cute couple. Even though there's no possible way for them to meet in canon.
  92. Explanation The final word of the series.
  93. Explanation The famous, and highly contested, end of the series.
  94. Explanation The words shown at the end of most episodes, used as a sort of book-end. Prone to many variations, even in the series itself.
  95. Explanation From the Latin American dub "Dance, Piranha Roses!", which is the phrase Piscis Aphrodite says when he uses his rose projectiles.
  96. Explanation Gemini Saga's trademark attack, which warps you to a Pocket Dimension. Started in the Latin American dub due to the INCREDIBLY hammy delivery, but it's also been spotted in other fandom corners. Video link.
  97. Explanation Nodoka's character defining Covert Pervert moment, in which she discovers her solution to the Love Triangle in which she finds herself between herself, Negi and Yue is an OT3.
  98. Explanation In this series Pactio is a magical Pact between a mage and his guardian that allows him to empower the guardian and sometimes creates a powerful artifact. Naturally this is done by having the two kiss, and so far over half of Negi's class had Pactio'd.
  99. Explanation Negi has a potential harem to rival Tenchi Muyo!, nearly everyone falls in love with him in one way or another (including two of his mortal enemies), and he is only ten years old.
  100. Explanation The series is a stunning example of Shown Their Work, and writer Ken Akamatsu instigates a lot of hiatus to perform research. Fans have another theory, however.
  101. Explanation As stated above, the series is a stunning example of Shown Their Work, prompting this response from fans.
  102. Explanation After heavy Flanderization of a character archetype, every Tsundere in existence is required to say this (or a variation) at least once.
  103. Explanation Sebastian's main Catch Phrase, with others listed below. "Yes, your highness" is a variation.
  104. Explanation The explanation for the unbelievable amount of Ho Yay between Ciel and Sebastian.
  105. Explanation The Fan Nickname for Ciel at the beginning of season 2.
  106. Explanation The meme comes from the ridiculousness of Ogin's rather obviously large cleavage and how that it's a wonderful thing to look at.
  107. Explanation Panty and Stocking's Transformation Sequence is incredibly popular for its Art Shift, incredibly addictive Ear Worm of a song, and blatant, blatant Fan Service.
  108. Explanation Though nowhere near as popular, Evil Counterparts Scanty and Kneesocks' Transformation Sequence is a similarly massive meme.
  109. Explanation Scanty and Kneesocks' truly epic mangling of "rule".
  110. Explanation Garterbelt's inverted Big OMG in the final episode.
  111. Explanation (spoilers) The PSG finale had, for all it's weirdness, been heading towards a Here We Go Again ending--when out of nowhere, with less than a minute left in the episode, a Shocking Swerve was was thrown in wherein Stocking stuck her sword in Panty's head. It all went downhill from there. Even the characters were shocked with the turn of events, and fans were set all afrenzy. The airing of the episode? December 24th. Merry Christmas!
  112. Explanation (spoilers) The original laughing man was a genius hacker who found out the medical industry was screwing the public over concerning a particularly nasty disease and its cures. He kidnapped one of the major presidents of said industry to make a statement, culminating in a rather public outburst in public, digitally replacing his face with a logo. Since he was never caught, various people took his persona to commit various crimes, all under the impression that they were the original Laughing Man. Eventually, one of them threatened to kill a police chief at a public event. The attempt took place, but at least two dozen people came out of the woodwork to do so, each claiming to be the original Laughing Man. It was eventually determined through insanely complex philosophical, psychological, and technological babble that the Laughing Man had become a meme, and spread into people's minds due to their ability to directly interact with each other's brains on the net.
  113. Explanation One of Conan/Shinichi's catch phrases is "Edogawa Conan, tantei sa!", which means "I'm Conan Edogawa, a detective!".
  114. Explanation In a Non-Serial Movie, Conan came up with "my dad taught me in Hawaii!" as a quick excuse to cover up something quialifying as a Deus Ex Machina. Therefore, in some fandom corners (specially the Taiwanese fandom) the phrase is often used to either mock or explain plotholes.
  115. Explanation Again, one of Conan's catch phrases, this one for [[Deadpan Snarker deadpan snarking.
  116. Explanation The Tekkaman dub has Tekkaman yell out "SPACE LANCE! every fricken' time he uses it . He also states the obvious constantly.
  117. Explanation This is because Toshiyuki Morikawa - who voiced Tekkaman Blade - screamed the signature Wave Motion Gun attack in such a Hot-Blooded manner that the recording microphone actually broke - and he did this on two separate occasions.
  118. Explanation Arale's unique way of greeting someone; she had picked it up from her "father" Senbei Norimaki
  119. Explanation Arale says one of these whenever she's surprised. She often says the latter if she's really surprised.
  120. Explanation Japanese onomatopoeia for an airplane flying by. Whenever Arale runs to school or wherever she needs to go, she often imitates an airplane.
  121. Explanation "Gajira/Gadzilla", AKA: Gatchan, makes these noises because he/she/it can't actually talk.
  122. Explanation These are the magic words Sally uses whenever she uses her magic. They have about as much meaning as ""Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo".
  123. Explanation Rumiko Takahashi famously gave this response to being asked whether or not Ranma could get pregnant. Now anytime a question regarding Gender Benders and pregnancy comes up, this is usually the immediate reply.
  124. Explanation A Gag Dub from AMV Hell of an infamous male/male sex scene involving a corn that was shoved up someone's ass.
  125. Explanation The main character is named Natsuru, and he is absolutely hopeless when it comes to romance.
  126. Explanation Used to by the fans to differentiate between the exciting economic plots and the [[Best Known for the Fanservice perceived ecchi elements.
  127. Explanation A line from the dub. The original Japanese, by the way, was "evil potato".
  128. Explanation Anime fandom's version of the MST3K Mantra
  129. Explanation A line said by Dutch just brimming with memetic potential.
  130. Explanation A line said by Rock in a Crazy Awesome moment that led to Dutch speaking the above line.
  131. Explanation Inspired by a scene near the beginning of Taishō Baseball Girls, /a/ previously had a tradition of posting a picture of Koume every day with this text at 8:00 board time. It still surfaces from time to time.
  132. Explanation A Bridge Bunny reminds Captain Global of this when he is about to light up.
  133. Explanation Free learns of a different way he could have gotten out of prison sooner after he's already broken out. With Gratuitous English.
  134. Explanation catch phrase of the annoying weapon spirit Excalibur, translated from the Japanese "BAKAME!"
  135. Explanation The other catch phrase of Excalibur.
  136. Explanation Kenshiro's cries as he performs his signature Hokuto Hyakuretsu Ken. If any film, anime or series features at one moment somebody pulling out some similar attack, expect to find videos slapping this over the actual soundtrack within hours.
  137. Explanation The equally famous result of the above and mainly the Famous Last Words of every single Mook in the series.
  138. Explanation The translation of possessed!Himari's catch phrase. (Doubling as Wham! Line when said by somebody else.)
  139. Explanation A line in Engrish that Kanba shouts in episode 10- while this sprang up after that episode's premiere, it became even more useful after Himari began knitting scarves for Double H and episode 20's flashbacks.
  140. Explanation Yuri Tokikago's own catch phrase.
  141. Explanation Shouma has become, er, very well-known among males in 4chan, and his Yamato Nadeshiko traits have made him one of the VERY rare males that 4channers would consider as "waifu" material.
  142. Explanation A certain fansub's, er, rather "special" translation of one of Sanetoshi's lines (in which he used very outdated slang) in episode 13.
  143. Explanation After Kanba noticed Sanetoshi and Himari's growing closeness in episode 16 and showed jealousy about it, people immediately jumped onto the parallels with the Netorare Genre, in which a male steals somebody else's girlfriend from under the other guy's nose specifically to invoke jealousy in the cheated-on guy (and the audience). The meme started solely focusing on Kanba as the "victim", but as the series went on, the growing Love Dodecahedron made the term relevant to basically every single character, to the point that it has become somewhat of a 4chan tradition to type at least one variation of the "NTR SHIT" phrase in a Penguindrum-related thread.
  144. Explanation Many of Masako's scenes in episode 16, especially her dream sequence, contain a bodyguard of her grandfather's who speaks completely in hilarious Engrish. It's actually surprisingly well-done, as he's voiced by a professional English-Japanese translator.
  145. Explanation It means "For Himari's sake", and Kanba and Shoma say it on a regular basis.
  146. Explanation Sanetoshi's own Catch Phrase, which means "Isn't it electrifying?".
  147. Explanation The longer the series has gone on, the more obvious it's become that Masako's younger brother Mario was never nearly as important as he was made out to be. The fandom has quite a few jokes about it.
  148. Explanation Come on, Kunihiko Ikuhara is a Trolling Creator of the finest caliber. Fans can be found screaming his name on a regular basis.
  149. Explanation According to some people, the series had WAY too much Narm.
  150. Explanation Everyone who Saya says she's going to protect dies.
  151. Explanation Ladd Russo's epic moment of Incoming Ham.
  152. Explanation Black Shadow's final stand against Captain Falcon in F Zero GP Legend.
  153. Explanation The screenshot made into an image macro.
  154. Explanation Gokudera's constant Say My Name moment of Juudaime can be made into a Drinking Game
  155. Explanation In Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, Sky Pirate Fam's attempt to steal the Silvius got her captured and forced to work for them. The Silvius' captain also happens to be named Tatiana, which is a Russian name.
  156. Explanation Angel Beats! is very notable for abusing its ending song, Brave Song. Get whacked with a giant hammer? Play the ending theme. Use a rocket chair to smash a victim multiple times? Play the ending theme.
  157. Explanation The name of the American opening song of Sonic X, which is quite an Ear Worm. It also refers to a silly picture of a Waddling Head Sonic. This fits nicely with the Dumb Running Sonic meme.
  158. Explanation Euphemism for suicide by hanging. Named after Kafuka's bizarre explanation that Nozomu was not trying to kill himself, but merely trying to increase his height.
  159. Explanation Nozoumu's snowclone-able rant about the GIFT phenomenon.
  160. Explanation Much of the dialogue in AKIRA consists of Tetsuo and Kaneda shouting their names at one another
  161. Explanation The ending sound effect of The Enigma of Amigara Fault, which is either complete Narm, or extremely terrifying.
  162. Explanation In the first episode, Safu propositions Sion by saying she "Wants his sperm." The fandom has taken this and run with it in regards to the aforementioned Ho Yay between Sion and Nezumi.
  163. Explanation These are words Sachiko says to Yumi when fixing Yumi's scarf, and which sets in motion all of the events in the Light Novels and subsequent Anime. This gets referenced and parodied in many manga and anime, especially when hinting at romantic involvement between girls.
  164. Explanation It's fandom complains bitterly about every episode, and states that they'll drop it; and yet the same people are there the next week complaining again and saying they'll drop it. This has been going on for over 18 episodes now.
  165. Explanation Kurisu is often called "Christina" by Okabe due to the fact she lives in America.
  166. Explanation The characters are often seen drinking actual bottles of Dr Pepper in the show. The drink is described as being "an intellectual drink for the chosen ones" Fans of the show will often reference Dr. Pepper or Stein's Gate when either is mentioned
  167. Explanation Okabe's marvelous English statement to a foreigner he believed didn't speak Japanese
  168. Explanation Mayuri's catchphrase