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Potato Girl

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gif of Sasha Braus from Attack on Titan getting yelled at for eating a potato


About

Potato Girl is the nickname for Sasha Braus, a recurring character from the Japanese anime and manga series Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), after a memorable scene in which she gets reprimanded by her drill instructor for eating a potato during a roll call.

Origin

The scene in question comes from Attack on Titan's 15th chapter, One by One.[4] In the chapter, the Survey Corps drill instructor Keith Shadis asks each new recruit why they joined the Surveyors, when he suddenly notices Sasha eating a potato.[1] Upon being confronted by the drill instructor, Sasha proceeds to split the potato and offers him a half of it to placate him, although this only angers the instructor even more that he orders her to run laps until she drops. As a result of this episode, other recruits begin calling her the "potato girl" as a nickname. The anime adaptation of the manga scene, which appears in the third episode of the series and first aired on April 20th, 2013, was uploaded two days later by YouTuber Rawr Taiga. Within two years, the video gained more than 150,000 views (shown below).


page from the Attack on Titan manga showing the scene from where the Potato Girl meme originated from

Spread

On April 24th, 2013, Redditor Dusthunter0 created a subreddit devoted to the fandom surrounding Sasha Braus under the name /r/potatogirl, which has more than 2,800 subscribers as of September 2015.[6]


header of a subreddit dedicated to Sasha Braus the potato girl

On July 26th, YÅ« Kobayashi, the Japanese voice actor behind Sasha Braus, tweeted a photograph of two potatoes in celebration of the fictional character's birthday, which garnered more than 1,200 retweets and 1,300 favorites roughly over the course of two years.[10]


小林ゆう-公式 小林ゆうですなう。今日は進撃の巨人さ んのサシャ·ブラウスさんのお誕生日みたい ですねなう。おめでとうございますなう。 いつもお世話になっているサシャさんへ本 当にささやかではありますが気持ちばかり のお祝いですなう。蒸してない芋ですな つ。 View translation RETWEETS FAVORITES 7:01 AM -26 Jul 2015

On August 15th, Twitter user Weepy sent a fan art illustration of Sasha Braus smiling with two halves of a potato in her hands to the official Twitter account of Denny's, suggesting that the image should be the chain restaurant's new mascot. That same day, Denny's replied to the tweet with a cutout image of Sasha drooling superimposed over a photograph of the "Grand Slam" breakfast plate.[9]


fanart of potato girl smiling and holding two halves of a potato in a tweet suggesting this should be the new Denny's mascot tweet by the official Denny's twitter with picture of potato girl drooling over a plate

Various Examples


LOOKAT ALL POTATOES I'M GONNA EAT Potato Think different ALAM Alm This is Sasha She weighs fifty five kilograms and eats two thousand loaves of bread, with a wedge of cheese and ten thousand potatoes per minute. It costs four hundred thousand dollars to feed this girl... for twelve seconds. Observant eyes Voluptuous lips Great taste in food Beautiful hair kept in check Delicate hands Perfect 10/10 Good sense of fashion \象 The secret to why people eat potatoes lies in the mind and heart. And in the stomach. mePotato Kid Film "THE POTATO KID" Starring SASHA BLOUSE KEITH SHADIS KRISTA LENZ M1咄LINKED HORIZON roducer ARMIN ARLERT Writtpy HANGE ZOE Producipd DOT PIXIS DirectedER WIN SMITH JOSEPHSK ATO Original Potato Sack Available At our Local G Store

Search Interest

External References

[1] Shingeki no Kyojin Wiki – Sasha Blouse

[2] archived.moe – Search for potato girl

[3] Tumblr – Search for potato girl

[4] Shingeki no Kyojin Wiki – One by One

[5] Shingeki no Kyojin Wiki – Shining Dimly in the Midst of Despair

[6] Reddit – /r/potatogirl

[7] Urban Dictionary – Potato Girl

[8] Giphy – Search Results for 'Potato Girl'

[9] Kotaku – Potato Girl Loves Their Hash Browns

[10] Crunchyroll – 'Attack on Titan' Voice Actress Celebrates Potato Girl's Birthday

[11] Cheezburger – Tagged Results for Potato Girl

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Roy G. Biv
Roy G. Biv

Originally, when I saw the trending bar, I thought it had something to do with this:

(I'm kind of glad I was wrong, but now I feel kind of bad for bringing it up…)

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