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The Most Popular Memes Within the Anime Community

Updated November 14, 2017 15.4k votes 3.0k voters 97.8k views15 items

Memes make the online world go round. When it comes to creating these Internet gems, anime fans don't waste a minute creating hilarious image macros or videos based on their favorite series. It's impossible to browse Reddit, Twitter, or Tumblr without encountering an anime meme or three. With so many anime memes out there in the wild, it's hard to keep track of them all. Some memes have been around for so long it's hard to remember where they even originated from.

Not to fret as this list has collected 15 of the most popular anime memes from every outstanding anime community. Which anime community meme is your favorite? Vote for the ones that bring the biggest smile on your face. 

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    LOLfansubs / Failsubs

    Before Netflix and Crunchyroll, anime fans had to rely on armature fansubbers to translate their favorite anime shows from Japanese to English. While there were certainly some fansubs that put in the extra mile, others truly showcased their poor grasp of the Japanese language.

    As a result, the world has been gifted classic examples of horrible translation – such as the infamous "All According to Keikaku (Keikaku means plan)" line from Death Note fansubs. Translation note: That's not how translations should work!

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  • 6


    QUALITY is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Memes Within the Anime Community
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Not everything about anime is perfect. At times, when production is either rushed or outsourced to an animation studio of lesser quality, some character models will look hilariously off. When moments like these occur, the term "QUALITY" comes into play. Sure, QUALITY scenes like the Bleach example above are usually ironed out in the home media release, however, they're never forgotten by the Internet.

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  • 7

    Top 10 Anime List Parodies

    Video list articles are the bread and butter of the online entertainment industry. Anime listicles – usually of the "top 10" variety – are among the most popular (and overdone) subject matter. So, it's no surprise that anime fans would take these infotainment videos and produces some hilarious memes out of them.

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  • 8

    "S" Stands For?

    While relatively new, this video meme of the opening to Blend S is spreading like wildfire. Spoofing the main characters in the anime by giving examples of what the "S" in Blend S stands for, Youtuber BlueEyes inserted “Sasageyo!” from Attack on Titans.

    Since then, there have been a lot of other comical takes of what the "S" could stand for.

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