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Truck-kun

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Added Jun 21, 2017 at 12:02PM EDT by Frex.

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About

Truck-kun, also known as Truck-sama and Truck-chan, is a nickname given to trucks involved in fatal accidents in various anime and manga stories. The name was coined online after users on the /r/manga subreddit pointed out that truck accidents were repeatedly used as plot devices, most notably in the manga Fuuka.

Origin

On April 14th, 2015, Redditor poloport submitted a thread titled "Trucks in Manga," featuring a page from the manga Re: Marina in which a truck is shown speeding toward a person crossing the street (shown below). In the comments of the /r/manga[5] post, Redditor shwag945 replied "Oh truck-kun you are my favorite plot device."


KEEP IT UP, HUSBAND I WOULDN'T BE A MAN F I DIDN'T KEEP MY WORD... AM A LIAR...? >

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On May 19th, Redditor Draaly-Throwaway submitted a post to /r/manga[8] asking which character from a story they would "introduce Truck-kun to." On February 1st, 2016, an anonymous 4chan user submitted a thread titled "Japanese Truck," which encouraged others to post manga pages in which characters are hit by a speeding truck (shown below).[6]


O Japanese Truck Anonymous 02/01/16(Mon)05:04:40 No. 136873919 13687904 Post them. I'm trying to compile a folder with every single one of them. Anonymous 02/01/16(Mon)05:04:58 No.1368739301368748782 1363875636 File: 21 (7)ipg (371 KB, 1456x1035) LI Anonymous 02/01/16(Mon)05:06:02 No. 136873958 File: img000016 (1)png (484 KB, 855x1200)

On February 7th, 2016, Redditor Xx255q submitted a post asking "How many deaths has Truck-kun Cost?" to /r/manga.[7] On January 6th, 2017, TV Tropes Forums[3] user TendouMan submitted a thread titled "Truck-kun: The most prolific serial killer in Japanese popculture." On February 19th, Redditor 316KO submitted an entry[1] asking "What's Truck-kun?" to /r/manga, to which Redditor Tehbeefer cited the "Look Both Ways" page on TV Tropes.[4]

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