Crying Joseph / SHIZAAA

Crying Joseph / SHIZAAA

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Crying Joseph, also known as SHIZAAA, refers to a reaction image based on the scene from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime in which character Joseph Joestar reacts to the death of his friend Caesar Zeppeli. Online, a still image of Joseph crying gained popularity as a reaction.

Origin

On October 17th, 1988, chapter 93 "Caesar's Final Ripple" of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series was published.[1] In the chapter, characters Joseph Joestar and Lisa Lisa find out about the death of their friend and companion Caesar Zeppeli, who had been crushed by a cross-shaped slab. Upon learning of Caesar's death, Joseph Joestar mourns, crying and screaming out Caesar's name (black and white and colored manga panel shown below).


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On February 23rd, 2013, episode 20 "Caesar: A Lonely Youth" of the anime adaptation of the series premiered.[2] In the episode, the scene, set to the musical composition "Il mare eterno nella mia anima," is shown.



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On February 23rd, 2013, blog.fc2 user yaraon compared the full anime shot of Joseph crying to the manga panel (shown below).[3] On the same day, Tumblr user silencedrowns reposted the image, gaining over 250 notes and reblogs in six years.[4]



In the following years, the image gained popularity as a reaction on /a/ board of 4chan (examples shown below),[5][6][7] with Know Your Meme user CrowTheMagician archiving it as a notable reaction image on December 17th, 2014.[8]


Report Anonymous Wed 23 Oct 2013 08:25:55 No.95556847 >>95556725 It actually hurt my soul when I realized that he just revealed a huge new world that we will probably never even get to see. Anonymous Thu 07 Mar 2013 10:58:15 No.8 1244205 Report >>81244070 God damn it, why does it end like that? Why couldn't it have ended happily? It was completely unnecessary for the artist to do this, so why? F------ s--- that doujin

Starting in September 2019, the reaction image saw a surge in popularity in /r/ShitpostCrusaders and other JoJo's Bizarre Adventure meme communities. For example, a September 27th, 2019, post by Redditor zero_eight received over 4,700 upvotes in three weeks (shown below, left).[9] An October 11th, 2019, post by Redditor FoxFanimator gained over 6,900 upvotes in four days (shown below, right).[10]


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