I'll Never Forgive the Japanese

I'll Never Forgive the Japanese

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Updated Jul 29, 2020 at 03:13AM EDT by Y F.

Added Apr 30, 2019 at 12:29PM EDT by Philipp.

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"I'll Never Forgive the Japanese" is a memorable quote from anime series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency said by character Joseph Joestar during a run-in with a Japanese man at an airport. An image macro based on the quote has since been used as a reaction.


On April 5th, 2013, episode 26 "The Ascendant One" of anime series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure premiered in Japan.[1] In one scene of the episode, a Japanese person bumps his luggage into main protagonist Joseph Joestar. Upon learning the person's nationality, Joestar kicks his leg and comments that "he will never forgive the Japanese".

My only daughter has been married to a Japanese man for over 20 years now. Why did she get married on the other site of the world? My own grandson doesn't know my face! I will never forgive the Japanese!


On March 15th, 2015, Redditor Starman-Deluxe posted the first known screencap of the scene as a part of an image gallery for character Joseph Joestar to /r/respectthreads subreddit.[2] On April 17th, 2016, an unknown Redditor posted the image to /r/anime_irl subreddit, with the post gaining 263 upvotes in six months.[3]

On August 3rd, 2017, an anonymous 4chan user posted the first known edit of the image to /v/ board, referencing NeoGAF forum (shown below).[4]

ll never forgive the Japanese!

On April 14th, 2018, Imgur user TheRealDeanWinchester reposted a captioned meme based on image macro made by an unknown author.[5] The post gained over 2,800 views and 60 points in one year (shown below).

When you accidentlly get addicted to Hentai and realise what you are now. I'll never forgive the Japanese!

In the following days, the image saw extensive use on Reddit. For example, on April 18th, 2018, Redditor pixl_0915 made a post which gained over 1,400 upvotes in six months (shown below, left).[6] On April 22nd, Redditor Otako1938 made a post which received over 2,500 upvotes in the same period (shown below, right).[7]

When you've finished Xenoblade Chronicles 2 but now you're only attracted to flat sassy welsh catgirls never forgive the Japanese! When you visit Japan and nobody speaks with subtitles l never forgive the Japanese!

In the following year, the macro saw moderate use online, with notable posts appearing on Reddit in /r/animemes, [8] /r/HistoryMemes[9] and other subreddits, and on other online platforms.

Various Examples

America after Pearl Harbour I'lI never forgive the Japanese! when you go to japan and realize that nothing is like in anime and lived your whole life in lies and false hopes of ever finding a kawaii desu anime wife ll never forgive the Japanese! When you finish watching a great anime but there is no season 2 I'll never forgive the Japanese!
When you stay up late to play Smash but can't even download the update I'll never forgive the Japanese When you expect your allies to help you defeat the USSR but then they bomb Pearl Harbour. I'll never forgive the Japanese! When you realize, that JoJo's Made you gay I'l never forgive the Japanese!


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