His Smile And Optimism: Gone

His Smile And Optimism: Gone

Updated Oct 10, 2019 at 04:42AM EDT by Y F.

Added Apr 18, 2015 at 05:26PM EDT by MScratch.

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"His Smile And Optimism: Gone" is a reaction image featuring a screen captured image of Japanese video game television show host Shinya Arino, which is used to indicate a sense apathy or despondency.


On October 24th, 2007, episode 55 of the Japanese video game television program GameCenter CX[1] was broadcast, which featured host Shinya Arino playing the side-scrolling platformer game The Quest of Ki.[2] On February 29th, 2012, a 4chan user posted a screen captured image from the episode with the caption "His smile and optimism: gone" (shown below).

ィの冒滁』に能匝 His smile and optimism: gone.


On November 3rd, 2013, Imgur[4] user PaperWarrior uploaded an image of a Japanese man holding his head titled "His smile and optimism: gone"" (shown below, left). On February 23rd, 2015, Redditor Dawk19 posted a screenshot of a green text story on 4chan titled "His smile and optimism gone" to the /r/4chan[5] subreddit (shown below, right).

ooAT&T LTE 8:22 PM O 26% 1 -, a boards.4chan.org Board/r9k/ - ROBOT9001 ▼ Settings Home Anonymous 02/22/15(Sun)20:17:18 No. 16606464 >>16606333 # >Friend has sleep over invites me and guys playing vidya having a good time decide to invite grills over 75 KB JPG tell bro to invite oneitis we're all smoking having a good time im too beta to make a move >bro gets drunk and makes a move instead one by one they all go into the bathroom and get sucked off >can't stand seeing my precious oneitis like that >go home cry myself to sleep >> 16606512# >> 16606557 # >> 16606566# Anonymous 02/22/15(Sun)20:17:20 No.16606468

On February 24th, 2015, Twitter user @KapitanTripp[7] tweeted the expression. On April 2nd, FunnyJunk[6] user grimmwaters replied to a post with a picture of "Sad Keanu": along with the message "His smile and optimism: gone."

Various Examples

Numerous derivatives of the original image had been created over the years, with many based off characters from franchises like Kill la Kill, Shin Megami Tensei – Persona, and more.

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