close up shot on an anime girl's face with large blue eyes and caption that reads hey, hey

Hayasaka's "Hey, Hey!"

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About

"Hey, Hey!" refers to a close-up shot of the Kaguya-Sama: Love is War character Ai Hayasaka's face, often paired with the caption "Hey, hey!" In early May 2020, the image gained significant popularity in the anime community as a reaction and an exploitable.

Origin

On May 2nd, 2020, episode four of the season two of the anime series Kaguya-Sama: Love is War (jap. Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai – Tensai-tachi no Ren'ai Zunōsen) premiered.[1] In one scene of the episode, character Ai Hayasaka enters a classroom to tell Kaguya Shinomiya that Miyuki Shirogane wants to talk to her (scene shown below).



Hey, hey! Shinomiya!

On May 2nd, Redditor[2] PastaThePasta posted the first known meme based on the close-up of Hayasaka from the episode, with the post gaining over 26,000 upvotes in the /r/Animemes subreddit in two days (shown below, left). On the same day, Redditor[3] Legendosh posted the closeup, paired with "Hey, hey!" caption, gaining over 8,400 upvotes in the same period (shown below, right).


Hold B to be dominated Hold B to dominate Me getting ready to be productive today My depression: Hey, hey!

Spread

Starting on May 3rd, the format saw rapid spread in the /r/Animemes subreddit. For example, on that day Redditor[4] minii-chan posted an edit that received over 10,600 upvotes in one day (shown below, left). Also on May 3rd, Redditor[5] I_love_racists posted a slightly altered version of the format, with the post receiving over 18,900 upvotes in one day (shown below, right).


Me trying to find peace at family gatherings My little cousin: Hey, hey! "With all this free time, I could watch so much anime now" My family every 10 minutes: Hey, hey!

In addition to being used as a reaction image, the format saw use as an exploitable and as source material for redraws.

Various Examples


Nobody: Michael Jackson in every song: Нее, hee! 5 year old me giving Dora wrong directions Everywhere I go. I see Her face...
The new girl stole DADDY. our fame Hey, hey! WHAT. 牛月1日 IMake Meme Hey,Hey! Me: leaves the subreddit for two seconds This format: Hey, hey!

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Hey, hey! Нey, hey!

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