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Flash Warning TikTok Transitions

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Flash Warning TikTok Transitions refers to a TikTok trend that uses fast transitions to combine real-life footage seamlessly with anime clips, Kpop clips or viral videos. The trend, which uses the song "Pyro (extended mix)" by Chester Young and Castion, first became popular on TikTok in late June within the K-pop stan community and then in late July within the anime fan community.


On June 25th, 2020, TikToker your.youth.moon used BTS footage in the first flash warning transition trend video and garnered over 164,000 likes in a month (shown below). The video uses a sound clip labeled "오리지널 사운드 – ₠달" which is a portion of the song "Pyro" by Chester Young and Castion.[1]


On July 24th, 2020, The trend became popular in the anime community after TikToker shainamalini used footage from Haikyuu (shown below, left). The video gained over 384,400 likes in a week. On July 28th, TikToker sxneadbailey uploaded a video of herself as Lord Farquaad using the transition effect and received over 1.5 million likes in three days (shown below, center). On July 30th, TikToker terencelarge created a variation using the Kombucha Girl video and acquired over 1.1 million likes in a day.

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[1] YouTube – PYRO

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