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1:00 am - 03/28/2013

Latest Japanese Schoolgirl Trend: Fake Dragon Ball Attacks

As covered on Kotaku yesterday, photos of schoolgirls doing faux manga style martial arts moves have been popping up on forums and threads in Japan. Those photos, however, are just the tip of the iceberg.

Numerous Japanese teens, it seems, are uploading photos of themselves doing the Kamehameha attack from popular manga and anime series Dragon Ball.

Many of the photos, which also could be influenced by these floating pics, were uploaded to Twitter within the last week or so. On Twitter, Japanese teens are saying that this is how they've recently been goofing off with friends.

During the 1980s, when the Dragon Ball anime was on primetime television, kids would unleash Kamehameha attacks on each for fun at school or in the park. The difference here is that teens these days can snap digital photos and upload them for instant internet fame.

Why now? It's perhaps because a new Dragon Ball anime, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, is slated to hit Japanese movie theaters at the end of the month. This is the first Dragon Ball animated feature to get a theatrical release in 17 years--and the first one to get viral pics of teens doing its signature move. More manga style attacks below:

Very important update: The trend is spreading from schoolgirls to bikers!

はるにゃん汰, あんなっちぇ, CHAGE, つちやれな, Ari, はりみ(^q^), Ar!$A :*), ああたん, fmmgm,ほっっくら, AnJU, NATSUNO, どやま, きょうこ, ari, 市川 [Twitter via まとめ]

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inachan89 28th-Mar-2013 01:31 pm (UTC)
Pretty repetitive but someof them look hilarious XDD
kinari_pamyu 28th-Mar-2013 01:36 pm (UTC)
The floor punch one is the best XD
thewarpedmelody 28th-Mar-2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
yuui1010 28th-Mar-2013 01:41 pm (UTC)
Okay this is XDD
a_cheshire_grin 28th-Mar-2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
I was laughing so hard, when I read the title, but some of these photos really look kind of...artistic! XD
asth77 28th-Mar-2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
This is great lol.
benihime99 28th-Mar-2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
These are some nice jumps tbh
umbrellaphone 29th-Mar-2013 03:54 am (UTC)
I really wonder how they recover from those high backward jumps.
dokyungsoo 28th-Mar-2013 01:55 pm (UTC)
i can get behind this.
kochan_addict 28th-Mar-2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
Some of these pictures are really awesome!
My fav would be any of the floor punch. Those came out really good.
yume_no_naka_de 28th-Mar-2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
This is hilarious omg
kuronochou 28th-Mar-2013 01:59 pm (UTC)
I like this <3
binibinikahel 28th-Mar-2013 02:12 pm (UTC)
sooo cool!!! kamehameha's not dead XD

natsumi hayashi inspired! naisu!
helios_spade 28th-Mar-2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
I like the 9th photo where it's sort of darker.
It could be a scene from a horror movie or something.
vickyblueeyez 28th-Mar-2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
I admit, I want to do this.
ethereal_limbo 28th-Mar-2013 02:46 pm (UTC)
i saw this on jpnese blogs. a trend i can support!

Edited at 2013-03-28 02:50 pm (UTC)
mierin_sama 29th-Mar-2013 01:24 am (UTC)
lmfao nice effects! XD
chinpirako 28th-Mar-2013 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is pretty awesome!! Dragonball~~♥

Edited at 2013-03-28 02:57 pm (UTC)
rim1789 28th-Mar-2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
YES! So that the other day. SO freaking awesome! I can't
ohcrepe 28th-Mar-2013 03:33 pm (UTC)
Neat! I'd rather do this than planking/owling/whatever.
baka_neko3 28th-Mar-2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
OMG, seriously awesome! very good jump too! and i remember many years ago, me and my friends incorporated kamehameha attack in our traditional dance moves... LOL
eevaleena 28th-Mar-2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
I saw this few days ago, but had no idea what it is! lolololol..... But some of these is good. I like it!
pharmchan 28th-Mar-2013 04:20 pm (UTC)
oh netizen...never fail to amuse me..i love how creative japanese people can b
csaca 28th-Mar-2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
Genius! xDDD
luxelet 28th-Mar-2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
that is awesome lmfao i kind of want to copy it
thewarpedmelody 28th-Mar-2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
This seems fun, and some are pretty well-done. I should try this out with my friends too
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