Anyone know a large amount of the Japanese language? When I was surfing around Japanese websites for information about Japan-only video games developed by big-name developers like Nintendo, Namco and Sunsoft, while searching for creations developed for the 2D-fighting game engine called M.U.G.E.N, I’ve encountered these, which I think they are Japanese Internet Memes. Some of them made cameo appearances in other memes.
- Yaranaika (やらないか, lit. “Shall we do it?”) – a one-shot homoerotic manga by Junichi Yamakawa (山川純一) first published in a manga supplement of the gay magazine Barazoku in 1987. The short manga, titled as “Kuso Miso Technique”, is a famous meme on the internet (Japanese internet forums especially), largely considered the representative work of Yamakawa and responsible for the revived popularity in his works.
- “The Cheetah Men” series – Based on one of the games found in the NES and Genesis/Mega Drive versions of Action 52, and its sequel, The Cheetah Men 2, this meme is often about the music, but .
- Spelunker – a character from the video game of the same name developed by Tim Martin and MicroGraphicImage. This meme is based mostly on the NES port of Irem’s arcade version, which made people in Japan say that Spelunker is the weakest video game character ever. Why? He falls and dies from a very short height, bombs are difficult for him to stand away from and survive, and he has a pretty small limited amount of oxygen to breath while standing in the mine with poisonous air.
- Spooo (スプー) – A meme about the dragon from a Japanese children’s show (スプーのえかきうた騒動) who became badly drawn by the girl on the left, which caused several viewers to say that she’s the Monster of Hell (地獄のモンスター).
This article might explain about Spooo:
- Hikkoshi Baba (引っ越しババァ / 騒音おばさん, lit. “Noise Aunt”), sometimes referred to as MIYOKO – a woman who makes a lot of loud noise with a lot of things. From yelling while using a carpet beater to playing loud music with a boombox. This YouTube account of grapplerjoe2007’s explains how these videos below it made her become a meme:
- [MAD] Movies – a series of music videos similar to YouTube Poop, but with several words and sounds from different videos played at certain beats of a song. This first one is a simple example titled “Hoshi no Kabi” (lit. “Mold of the Stars”), which shows the S.C. Johnson product called “Kabi Killer” (or “Mold Killer”), but why is Kirby in this MAD Movie you might ask? Well, “Kabi Killer”, “Kirby Killer”, “Kirby = mold?”, get it?
Here are some other examples:o Shuzo Matsuoka (松岡修造?) – a series of [MAD] music videos showing a former tennis player advertising a deodorant while shouting “Shu!”. Sometimes he tells viewers to never give up while complaining a lot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QBXRIajliMo Ichiro Laser Beam – a series of [MAD] music videos showing Ichiro Suzuki, a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Seattle Mariners, throwing a baseball as a mass-exploding laser beam. Based on his extremely fast throws called the “Ichiro Laser Beams”.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=robzjme1SwAo RAN RAN RU / Ronald McDonald Insanity – a series of [MAD] Movies showing the Japanese McDonald’s commercials cut and remixed. The first one noticed by English-speaking regions. I know this one’s already on this website, but I believe it should be in the [MAD] Movies section. No need to post one of the MAD Movies, because it’s already on this website. o Airmoto (エア本さん / 必須アモト酸) – a series of [MAD] music videos showing a famous Japanese actress and a member of a Japanese cult religious sorority from Nico Nico Douga. There are very few videos related to this meme on YouTube, but none of them are as well-known as most others seen on Nico Nico Douga. One time I uploaded the second half of this MUGEN video, and it was disabled due to a copyright claim by Shiano Art. I don’t know what the company Shiano Art does, but when I uploaded it without putting anything that mentions the meme, it hasn’t been removed.
To access Nico Nico Douga, look up “Nico Nico Douga tutorial”, but you must use the PC you use the most, because logging in from other PCs would block you. Here are two links to Nico Nico Douga’s videos related to this meme:
It is sometimes associated with these below:
Here is a very long one that shows an assortment of them:
Here are some M.U.G.E.N videos I recorded and uploaded that show some characters based on Japanese Internet Memes:
EDIT: How do I embed these videos and make links over words?