I Want to Protect That Smile

I Want to Protect That Smile

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"I Want to Protect That Smile" is a quote popular in the manga and anime fandom talking about various waifus and husbandos, with the poster expressing that they wish to make sure the vulnerable characters they like remain safe.


Online, the first use of the catchphrase to refer to an anime character was on a 4chan anime and manga board /a/ thread from September 20th, 2011, with a user featuring the quote as response to a Haruhi Suzumiya picture.[1]

Anonymous Tue 20 Sep 2011 06:28:09 No.54899513 View Reply Original Report Quoted By: >>54899587>>54899618 just one question. why do you guys hate emotes so much? lol :P before you get mad let me finish. first of all ive met a lot of japanese people online, and they ALL use smileys. guess where anime comes from.? japan !I XD sage Tue 20 Sep 2011 06:29:48 No.54899527 Report Quoted By: 54899581 I want to protect that smile. Anonymous Tue 20 Sep 2011 06:29:48 No.54899531 Report 27KiB, 400x372, haruhi04.jpg Then go to Japan, retard View Same Google d SauceNAO


The quote slowly became popular, often accompanied by images of anime characters smiling.[2][3] On January 9th, 2014, a Tumblr blog called "Homura Is Ruining My Life" was created, featuring the catchphrase in the blog direction. The blog contains pictures of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica character Homura Akemi,[5] mostly smiles.[4] A notable derivate from the phrase is "You Failed To Protect That Smile", accompanied with images of characters crying or injured.[6]

View Same Google Yandex iqdb SauceNAO she found youl.jpg 874KiB.1280x865 Anonymous Wed 28 May 2014 03:00:37 No.107933160 Quoted By:>>107933287 >107933090 you failed to protect that smile Report 4丶 Remember anons, always protect the smiles that are important to you

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[I want to protect this smile!] View Same Google Yandex iqdb SauceNAO emiya2.jpg, 606KiB, 1279x1438 Fate Anonymous Sun 26 Jul 2015 09:21:42 No.128609430 View Report I want to protect that smile. View Same Google Yandex iqdb SauceNAO * best smile.jpg, 77KiB, 683x402 Anonymous Tue 04 Aug 2015 01:47:56 No.129006931 Report I want to protect that smile COME TO YOUR SENSES YET? Look at that smile Source: gyazo.com #1 want to protect that smile 拱hat sounded so gay but I don't care

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