Catch That Man

Catch That Man

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Updated Jun 26, 2012 at 03:19PM EDT by mona_jpn.

Added Feb 16, 2010 at 08:20PM EST by Shinyditto12.

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Catch That Man* (a.k.a Box Chase) is an animated GIF series featuring a man in a box with a motorcycle helmet, propelling himself forward with his hands in an attempt to escape from a group of Asian men. The series is usually accompanied by a sped-up Europmix version of Japan Break Industries, a corporate anthem made for a Japanese demolition company. Today, there are over 100 spin-offs of CATCH THAT MAN! and it is considered to be one the YTMND Classics.

Origin

The Image

The original YTMND was uploaded by user infernalmeep on January 6th of 2006. While the original GIF animation most likely originated from Futaba Channel (2chan) circa 2003, YTMND also speculates that the British animation artist Cyriak may have been involved in its creation, marked by its resemblance to the style and sensibilities used in his other works.

The Song

The unedited version of “Nihon Break Kogyo Co.” was originally composed as a corporate anthem for a Japanese demolition company by one of its employees in early 2001. Two years later, the song skyrocketed to viral success and entered the Oricon’s weekly TOP100 singles chart, after getting picked up by a popular Japanese TV show in late October 2003.

Popularity

To date, the YTMND has more than 100,000 views and has been favorited by YTMND users more than 150 times. It seems that CATCH THAT MAN! was intended to be a LOL, Internet spin-off, as the YTMND is tagged with “lol internet” and the design of the site is much like that of a LOL, Internet site.

Examples

YouTube Videos

CATCH THAT BAGEL:

CATCH THAT SPY:

CATCH THAT MOUSE:

CATCH THAT CAT:

CATCH THAT VINCE:

CATCH THAT MALLEO:

MAN THAT CATCH!:

Notable YTMNDs

CATCH THAT MAN!
CATCH THAT MARINE!
Catch That Saddam
CATCH THAT COSTANZA!
CATCH THAT BAUMAN!
CATCH THAT IMUS!
CATCH THAT TRINITY!
CATCH THAT SNOOP!
Catch that N64!
CATCH THAT SCROOGE!
Catch that Baron!
CATCH THAT FUHRER!
CATCH THAT LOL!

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