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AKA Throwing the Shoe/Osaka Kicks Shoe
Like the Force Push meme, the Osaka Shoe Kick is another popular YTMND fad. It features a scene taken from the sixth episode of an anime called Azumanga Daioh wherein which Ayumu “Osaka” Kasuga, a dim-witted character in the series, kicks her shoe off as a means to foretell the weather and has it accidentally fall on top of a truck that quickly drives away. This scene has been parodied in plenty of different ways with something surprising happening to the shoe as it falls back down to the ground.
This is an excerpt from YTMND:
The first one to be popular is a gif featuring her kicking her shoe off into the street. In the anime, the shoe is carried off by a fast-moving truck. This sequence is often replaced by other outcomes, such as the falling shoe resulting in an exploding ship, a different vehicle picking up the shoe, or a hydrogen bomb.
Other examples of the meme on YTMND:
- Boom Osaka
- PTKFGS – Osaka receives a shoe!
- Gman is having a wonderful time kicking his shoe
- Half-Life Daioh – Shoe
- Osaka Is….Zidane
- Osaka Garry’s Mod
- Osaka vs Osaka
Here is the first third of the episode which previews the original kick performed 5:20 into the video.
Examples on Youtube
This is the first video uploaded on Yotube, submitted by a user called dessgeist on July 22, 2006.
These are other examples which appeared afterwards.
[[if anybody has any more gifs, please kindly submit them in the photos section]]