Japanizing Beam!

Japanizing Beam!

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Japanizing Beam! is a 3 panel image series that aims to poke fun at how Japanese media takes liberties in depicting characters or objects primarily as female anime characters. In the series, a character or object is shown in the top frame, the character Ultraman Tiga from the Ultra series shooting a laser beam with the caption "Japanizing Beam!" is shown in the middle frame, and the Japanese iteration of said character or object is shown in the bottom frame. It grew mainly popular in the KnowYourMeme community before appearing on other sites.


The meme bears similarity to the #UpgradeChallenge, another 3-panel series in which an object is changed in the middle panel.

#1 BadBoy @StaffaD Follow 傘傘傘傘傘傘傘leyi yi extreme makeover "@UNcubeOthungavo did i #upgrade or nah? " 소속 숍 습쇼쇼 RETWEETS LIKES 5:04 PM-6 Dec 2015 beey @beeyroyce Follow the glo up asa #upgrade #gloupchallenge LIKES 6 9:41 AM- 6 Dec 2015 Metro Boomin' VuyoR Follow Thank goodness for time and growth #Upgrade LIKES 91 7:07 AM-6 Dec 2015


The first Japanizing Beam joke was posted to Twitter on January 31st, 2017 by @IsMaGuzHer.[1] The image, shown below, shows a "Japanizing" of Aztec god Quetzalcoatl into the character Lucoa from Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid.

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On February 22nd, KnowYourMeme user Adept Samuel[2] uploaded an edit of the image using the character Ultraman shooting a "Japanizing Beam!" to the site (shown below).

7/ Japanizihg Beam! Nice to meet you. Lucoa is fine. Quetzalcoat ケソアルコアドル

This was the first of dozens of uploads KnowYourMeme users would add to the site in the following two weeks. Soon, variations using other nationalities appeared, such as "Americanizing Beam" and "Indianizing Beam." The surge of Japanizing Beam edits on KnowYourMeme soon made its way to other meme sites, such as Memecenter.[3] On February 27th, a few examples were posted to Facebook page Tohsaka's Cave Explorers.[6] On March 1st, 2017, a gallery of the memes was posted to Indonesian site Keepo.me[5] and gained over 4,000 views. On March 5th, Redditor aRandomDudeOntheNet[4] posted a variation to /r/MemeEconomy, though it did not gain much traction.

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Calwings Moderator

Has potential, but needs a ton of work. That being said, Japan's "turn things into anime girls" trend is pretty damn big. When they're making moe girl shows about WW2 fighter pilots, zoo animals, Lovecraftian horrors and assault rifles, clearly something crazy is going on over there.


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