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Stand Cries / ORA ORA ORA / MUDA MUDA MUDA

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About

Stand Cries[1], the most well known of them being ORA ORA ORA and MUDA MUDA MUDA, are battle cries yelled out by Stands, spiritual manifestations of psychic power from the Japanese manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The cries are usually yelled while unleashing a powerful barrage of rapid-fire punches, similar to Hokuto Hyarskuretsu-Ken from Fist of the North Star.

Origin

ORA ORA ORA / オラオラオラ

ORA ORA ORA is a cry most notably yelled out by Star Platinum, stand of Jotaro Kujo, the protagonist of Part 3: Stardust Crusaders. The first one was in Chapter 119 of the manga[3], released in May 8th, 1989, during the assault on Noriaki Kakyoin's Hierophant Green.[4] The battle cry is later used by Jolyne Cujoh's Stone Free (Part 6), and Johnny Joestar's Tusk Act 4 (Part 7).


panel from the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Stardust Crusaders of Star Platinum yelling ORA ORA ORA during a battlepanel from the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure of Stone Free yelling ORA ORA ORA during a battlepanel from the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure of Tusk yelling ORA ORA ORA during a battle

MUDA MUDA MUDA / 無駄無駄無駄

MUDA MUDA MUDA (Muda means 'Useless' in Japanese) is a battle cry yelled by either Dio Brando himself or his stand The World. It was used a couple of times by Dio in Part 1: Phantom Blood, Chapter 40,[5] during his fight with Jonathan Joestar. As part of the punch rush in was first used in Part 3, Chapter 256,[6] during the clash with Jotaro's Star Platinum. This battle cry is also used by Giorno Giovanna's Gold Experience (Part 5).


ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA! MUDA MUOA MUA MUSA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUOA MUSA!! NOMUDA!

Other Stand Cries

Other notable stand cries include:


  • DORA RA RA by Josuke Higashikata's Crazy Diamond (Part 4)
  • ARI ARI ARI (Arrivederci!) by Bruno Bruno Buccellati's Sticky Fingers (Part 5)
  • VOLA VOLA VOLA (Volare Via!) by Narancia Ghirga's Aerosmith (Part 5)

Spread

In July 7th, 2003, a flash animation "mudah.swf" by qwerqwer1234, was posted in a thread on the Japanese imageboard 2ch[7], featuring stick figures performing punch rushes of characters from parts 3 and 5. Later, on March 5th, 2006, the animation was uploaded on the site AlbinoBlackSheep[2]. On imageboards like 4chan, the battle cries have often been used as a spam and shitposting practice, mainly on the anime and manga board /a/, and being ORA ORA ORA and MUDA MUDA MUDA the most popular ones.[8][9] The earliest registered example of ORA ORA used on /a/ can be traced back to February 5th, 2008,[10] while MUDA MUDA predates to February 4th.[11]

On December 4th, 2005, a Youtuber AndyAML uploaded a video (below, left) of a two crowds of Japanese JJBA fans, each performing a punch rush while shouting ORA ORA and MUDA MUDA respectively[12]. Over the period of ten years, the video got over 454,000 views. On August 7th, 2006, Cleocatra submitted a definition of the word 'ora' on UrbanDictionary[14], while on November 4th, 2008, a definition of 'muda' was submitted by Z-Shadow-Z[15]. On February 9th, 2011, AnimeFan22944 uploaded a Youtube video (below, right) of Star Platinum in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure OVA, performing the ORA ORA ORA for 10 minutes[13]. In five years, the video got over 169,000 views.



On July 25th, 2014, Dandy Final uploaded a fight scene of Jotaro and Steely Dan from the Stardust Crusaders anime, notable because of Jotaro performing an ORA ORA beatdown on Steely Dan for 20 seconds straight. On April 2016, the video had over 596,000 views[16]. On September 3rd, 2014, a Youtuber ⊰ d e s u ⊱ uploaded an edited clip from an anime Plastic Nee-san, featuring the character Iroe Genma shaking a bag between her legs while yelling ORA ORA. The video has 212,500 views as of April 2016[17].



Various Examples


UDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAN AORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAC 90s ORA ORA ORA ORA ORAORA ORRAAAH Nick ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA
263 ora ra ra ora Raubkit Raudkat ra ORA! NDRAORAG

Search Interest

External References

[1] JoJo Wiki – Stand Cry

[2] Albino Black Sheep – Mudah WRYYYYYY

[3] Batoto – JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Chapter 119 Page 15

[4] JoJo Wiki – Chapter 119

[5] Batoto – JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Chapter 40 Page 2

[6] Batoto – JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Chapter 256 Page 7

[7] 2ch-library – mudah.swf

[8] DesuArchive (formerly DesuStorage) – Search for ora on /a/

[9] DesuArchive (formerly DesuStorage) – Search for muda on /a/

[10] DesuArchive (formerly DesuStorage) – DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH LEEKS?

[11] DesuArchive (formerly DesuStorage) – Fap fap fap

[12] Youtube – ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA

[13] Youtube – 10 Minutes of ORA ORA ORA

[14] Urban Dictionary – ora

[15] Urban Dictionary – muda

[16] Youtube – Stardust Crusaders: Jotaro Vs Steely Dan

[17] Youtube – Yare yare daze…

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spindash64
spindash64

Guys, hold up a sec
gen 4, including Pokemon Platinum, introduced Staraptor
Staraptor learns close combat despite having no arms, with an animation that is a rapid series of punches
said generation also introduced Diolga-er, Dialga, which has a signature move of messing with time by screaming
GUYS

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