Pregnancy Announcement

Pregnancy Announcement

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Added Oct 18, 2014 at 02:34AM EDT by Weeaboo God.

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Pregnancy Announcement, also known as "Pregnancy Test" (Japanese: 妊娠検査薬) or "Pregnancy Collage" (妊娠コラ), refers to a photoshop meme based on an exploitable image of a pregnancy test strip indicating a positive result, which can be superimposed over various illustrations of fictional anime characters. The meme began circulating on Twitter on October 2014.


According to archived discussions[1][2] from the Japanese imageboard site Futaba Channel (2chan), the photoshop meme originally began as a minor fad sometime in the summer of 2014, but it didn't take off until the blank template image was posted on Twitter[4] by @Gorxxx_[3] on October 15th, 2014.


Due to the low entry barrier in participation, several dozens of instances featuring a wide range of fictional characters of all sexes, illustrated and live-action, began showing up on Twitter, Tumblr and deviantART[10] under the Japanese hashtags "#妊娠検査薬", "#妊娠検査薬コラ", "#妊娠コラ,"[5] and the English hashtag "#PregnancyAnnouncement".[6][7] The photoshop meme quickly spread to other popular Japanese illustrators' communities like pixiv[8] and Nico Nico Seiga.[9] Within first 48 hours, the "pregnancy announcement" meme was covered by a number of J-Pop news sites and Gawker's Otaku-culture news site Kotaku.[11]

Various Examples


Winning Bar Announcement

Winning Bar Announcement is a derivative of Pregnancy Announcement where characters have a winning bar of popsicle instead of a pregnancy test kit. It was proposed by Twitter user @AlwaysSmile187[12] on the following day of Pregnancy Announcement explosion.


Pregnancy test is so creepy. Take a winning bar, instead.

His tweet was received favorably among the people having same uncomfortable feeling to that meme. Winning Bar Announcement bacame popular as a wholesome photoshop meme without sexual nuance as well, and it's commonly called as "Gari Gari Kun Winning Bar" (ガリガリ君当たり棒)[13] on Twitter, which "Gari Gari Kun" is the name of a Japanese popular popsicle.

本当り ガ/1.JB.: チとは交怜てzeuん

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External References

[1] いもげばこ – 姫様貼って寝る / Posted on 09-09-2014 (Thread archive, Japanese)

[2] ふたばログギャラリー – 孕ませスレ妊娠検査薬の結果に興奮したり妊娠・受精・着床・ / Posted on 09-12-2014 (Thread archive, Japanese)

[3] Twitter – ご (@Gorxxx_)

[4] Twitter – ご (@Gorxxx_) on Twitter: "素材です。" / Posted on 10-15-2014 (defunct)

[5] Twitter Search – #妊娠検査薬 OR #妊娠検査薬コラ OR #妊娠コラ

[6] Twitter Search – #PregnancyAnnouncement

[7] Tumblr – Search results for the tag PregnancyAnnouncement

[8] pixiv – Search results for the tag 妊娠検査薬

[9] Nico Nico Seiga – Search results for the tag 妊娠検査薬

[10] deviantART – Search results for the keywords pregnancy meme

[11] Kotaku – Anime Characters Announcing They're Pregnant Is a New Meme / 10-17-2014

[12] Twitter – 最強のDT@琳狗嫌い (@AlwaysSmile187)

[13] Twitter Search – ガリガリ君当たり棒

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