Anime pregnancy tests: The latest otaku meme, and it’s not just for 2-D girls

Anime pregnancy tests: The latest otaku meme, and it’s not just for 2-D girls

Back when Japan was still at the mercy of the midsummer heat, a group of…creative anime fans tried to cool off with bowls of shaved ice. Ordinarily that wouldn’t be so weird, except that they set up their strawberry syrup dispenser to look like their treats were being flavored by an anime girl’s menstrual flow . (Yeah, gross.)

But hey, what’s the alternative to anime fans getting excited over 2-D characters having their periods? Anime fans getting excited about 2-D characters not having periods! Otaku around Japan have been sharing retouched pics of animation stars showing off pregnancy test results, and the trend isn’t limited to anime’s ladies.

It doesn’t take a whole lot of artistic skill to get in on the action. All you need is this started image of a hand pointing to a pregnancy test indicating a positive result.

Anime pregnancy tests: The latest otaku meme, and it’s not just for 2-D girls

Next, grab a picture that conveys the emotion you’ve always assumed the character would respond with when finding out there’s a tiny life growing inside her.

Anime pregnancy tests: The latest otaku meme, and it’s not just for 2-D girls

Now, overlay the first picture onto the second, and you’re all done.

Love Live! idol Eri does not look like she was expecting this.

Anime pregnancy tests: The latest otaku meme, and it’s not just for 2-D girls

Given the relatively young ages of anime heroines, the predictable result of the trend has been a rash of teen pregnancies.

はい流行りの妊娠コラ作ったよ http://t.co/W7JGRkzB6H


執事ひるっち (@dragons_soul8) October 16, 2014

妊娠コラなにかで作ってみようと適当に作ったら明らかにヤバそうなのできた http://t.co/jr8N56bYh1


しーな (@R0806N) October 16, 2014

Chunibyo’s Sanae is understandably overwhelmed, given that she’s supposed to be in the ninth grade.

妊娠コラやってみた http://t.co/WcqgoKH4co


ଘきさらぎଓ (@kisa_216) October 16, 2014

Some of anime’s tougher women, though, are less distraught. Kurumi from Date A Live seems to be taking the news of her impending motherhood with more aplomb, as you’d expect from a super-powered killing machine.

妊娠検査薬コラ http://t.co/6wqkivluYv


☭roxas☭@狂三さん(≧∇≦) (@rozerinde) October 16, 2014

Likewise, Jormungand’s gun-running protagonist Koko seems unfazed.

妊娠コラばっか作ってると頭おかしくなりそう http://t.co/NXCqcjB3KV


こるちや (@bein_916RAF) October 16, 2014

▼ We think Attack on Titan’s Annie is happy, but it’s always tough to tell what’s going on in that girl’s head.

アニで妊娠コラ #妊娠検査薬コラ http://t.co/HYheh1qRsT


ウミヤマ募集中のたくよ (@extra_takuyo) October 16, 2014

おねえちゃん妊娠しちゃったじゃない http://t.co/YqeDF6Lvb0


かめれ (@_chamele_) October 16, 2014

If you’re more into manga than anime, you’ll need to convert the hands and pregnancy test to black and white, but otherwise the process is the same.

妊娠検査薬クソコラ作りました http://t.co/unnCRvBDJi


まとめ見てる女性:オフ会しませんか? (@Sis__com) October 16, 2014

The Love Live! cast seems to be especially sexually active, as we see two of Eri’s bandmates are also expecting.

妊娠コラならこれが一番かなww http://t.co/tlYkjXIlYP


kaoru@ラブライバー (@wuftukbg) October 16, 2014

The family tree of the A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun franchise is also set to grow by three.

やめろ、、妊娠コラなんてつくるのやめろよ!!!!!!!やめろォォォォォォォォ!!!!!!!! http://t.co/cq89D5Ml9J


morteあもーれ (@gabriella_a_mo) October 16, 2014

Of course, the anime medium means creators aren’t bound by the rules of reality. For example, here’s Dragon Ball Z’s Vegeta exclaiming “Fun time bingo!” as he points to the proof that he, too, is pregnant.

妊娠コラ作ってみた http://t.co/OAnQdNWSo7


もうりさん@テストで低浮上 (@Okojyojyo) October 16, 2014

Gundam Unicorn villain Full Frontal, on the other hand, has a much more stoic reaction.

▼ Really, when you get stuck with the name Full Frontal, it’s pretty hard for anything to shock you after that.

遅れて妊娠コラ

バナージくん見たまえ http://t.co/5VmIbUtLVH


みどな (@pokechiroru33) October 16, 2014

Recently, there’s been a surge in popularity of shows about high school boys’ athletics. At least a part of their success is from fans who enjoy watching the guys get all hot and sweaty, and hopefully someday pregnant, it seems. Nagisa and Rin from Free!, for example, might both have to skip swimming practice for Lamaze class in the not-too-distant future.

渚で妊娠検査薬のコラ…
彼は本当に妊娠しそうだからこわい http://t.co/MSrNfLMqRx


もんちゃん@完全自己中キャベツ刑事 (@monsuj2) October 16, 2014

妊娠検査薬コラ凛ちゃん。
泣き顔のやつどこに置けばいいのかわかんなかったですごめんなさい。 http://t.co/QZZXhntDdb


しおくま (@hrk18love) October 16, 2014

The volleyball games of Haikyu!! look to be down two competitors as well.

ハイキュー1年’sで妊娠コラ
とても楽しかった http://t.co/Xo5dIFIYcL


Goみー (@bsrgiktama0729) October 16, 2014

And finally, road bike racing anime Yowamushi Pedal takes the men’s crown with three male pregnancies.

無駄に量産してみる妊娠コラ
とりあえずごめん http://t.co/zWcmL5PNaz


天野めぐみ (@amano_31) October 16, 2014

Geez, someone should really remind those guys about taking their birth-control pills.

Source, images: Hachima Kiko

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Anime pregnancy tests: The latest otaku meme, and it’s not just for 2-D girls