Baki Smile With Finger / Yujiro Hanma Smile
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The Baki Smile With Finger or Yujiro Hanma Smile is a method of smiling where you place your finger in front of your mouth as if telling someone to shush, using the tip of your finger to raise your upper lip and the bottom of your finger to push your lower lip downward, then smile and widen your eyes. The smile is inspired by the anime and manga series Baki the Grappler and is meant to resemble the character Yujiro Hanma's smile. In April 2023, the smile became the subject of a TikTok trend where users do the smile, often under the caption, "how to shush a toddler."
In the anime and manga series Baki the Grappler, the character Yujiro Hanma has a distinct wide smile that takes up a large portion of his face (shown below).
On January 6th, 2022, TikToker @angelec99 posted a video captioned "smiles in Baki be like" where he uses his finger to push up his upper lip and push down his lower lip, then smiles, trying to replicate Hanma's smile (shown below). The video gained over 64,000 views and is the earliest known video to use the method.
@angelec99 who got you smilin' like that 👀#greenscreen #baki #bakihanma #anime #manga ♬ Praise God – Kanye West
The smile spread on TikTok over the following months, going viral in 2023. On March 16th, 2023, TikToker @kellen_does_jim posted a video explaining how to do the smile, garnering over 18 million views in two months (shown below).
@kellen_does_jim Replying to @leo.exists hope this helps, let me know if you want a more in depth tutorial when I'm home #yujirohanma #smile #face #tutorial #fyp #tiktok #viral #xyz ♬ original sound – Kellen Popham
In April, the smile became a popular trend under an original sound by TikToker @lnrd_ff. The videos show users doing the smile, sometimes under a caption claiming it's a surefire way to make a toddler shush. On April 13th, TikTokers @chrixsy_ and @rmrmich posted videos doing the trend that gained over 31 million and 26 million views respectively in a month (shown below, left and right). On May 10th, a Redditor asked about the smile on Reddit's /r/OutOfTheLoop, garnering over 1,800 upvotes in two days.
@rmrmich i look mad ugly ANYWAYSS #fyp #fypシ #jokes ♬ son original – 𝙇𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙤
I love kids 😇 it works everytime 🥰
@ethanxdylan lazy eye goes crazy #fyp #lazyeye #trending #viral ♬ son original – 𝙇𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙤
 TikTok – kellen_does_jim
 Reddit – outoftheloop
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