Make Anime Real
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"Make Anime Real" is an expression used in tongue-in-cheek endorsements of political candidates, indicating they will magically transform anime characters into real life people if elected to office.
In September 2012, the restinpower Tumblr blog posted a photoshopped composite image of Ron Paul, an anime character and a cosplayer with the caption "Ron Paul / Will Make Anime Real" (shown below). Over the next four years, the post gained over 9,200 notes.
On July 29th, 2015, FunnyJunk user strokemysolidsnake submitted a photoshopped image of Donald Trump with various anime characters in front of an American flag with the caption "Donald Trump / Will Make Anime Real" (shown below, left). On August 12th, the Barnie Sandlers Facebook page posted an image macro featuring a woman wearing anime-style makeup with the caption "I am the only candidate who promises to make anime real" (shown below, right).
On August 29th, a Change.org petition titled "Make Anime Real" was launched. On September 4th, YouTuber Craig has Dysentery uploaded a YouTube poop video featuring interview footage of Trump titled "Donald Trump Declares War on Anime" (shown below).
On October 2nd, Redditor Tea-Party-Warrior submitted an image macro of Bernie Sanders with the "make anime real" caption to the /r/justneckbeardthings subreddit, where it received more than 770 votes (90% upvoted) in three months.
On January 17th, 2016, an anonymous 4chan user submitted a thread to the /pol/ (politics) board titled "Based Donald Will Make Anime Real" (shown below). That day, Redditor CarterRobinson submitted a post asking about image macros of Trump with the caption "make anime real" to /r/OutOfTheLoop.
 Tumblr – Ron Paul Will Make Anime Real
 Facebook – Barnie Sandlers
 Reddit – Whats with Donald Trump and Anime?
 FunnyJunk – Donald Trump for President 2016
 Reddit – M'candidate
 4chan – Based Donald Will Make Anime Real
 Change.org – Make Anime Real
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