Yukkuri Shiteitte ne!

Yukkuri Shiteitte ne!

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Updated Jun 26, 2012 at 02:30PM EDT by mona_jpn.

Added May 19, 2009 at 01:43AM EDT by Blah-tan.

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About

Yukkuri Shiteitte ne! (ゆっくりしていってね!) translates literally as “Do it slowly!” but it is more commonly known as “Take it easy!” [1]

This meme revolves around giant heads with ridiculous facial expressions resembling Touhou characters. Its origins come from 2channel, where an Anon attempted a Shift_JIS art of Touhou’s main characters Reimu Hakurei and Marisa Kirisame. However, the result was considered a hideously epic fail.[2]

Another 2channer thought it was hilarious and drew the iconic original picture:

Here’s a more traditonal version of how Reimu and Marisa appear.

But their fat-headed appearance in the 2channel Yukkuri “re-draw” caught on, becoming an epic meme in Japan.

Spread

Yukkuri’s popularity soon spread to 4chan’s /jp/ board, appealing to a wider anime audience. They appear in fanart, doujins, and plushies. Many artists describe detailed Yukkuri behavior, anatomical structure and ecosystem, although since they are purely a fan creation, any rules concerning the creation of a Yukkuri are subject to popular opinion.

Although Yukkuris started with a large Touhou base, recently it has expanded beyond Touhou; anything with a face can be turned into a Yukkuri.

Media

Miku Hatsune – “Yukkuri Shiteitte Ne!”

Yukkuris Take Over the World

Take it Easy! Yukkuri shiteitte ne! (Remix)

Google Trends

keyword: ‘yukkuri’

External References

[1]Touhou wiki – Yukkuri Shitteite ne!

[2]Nico Nico Pedia – ゆっくりしていってね!) (Japanese, with the original ASCII art)

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