The best anime memes
What are the best anime memes? How do you make your own Naruto, One Piece or Dragon Ball memes? Are custom Manga memes really easy to make and distribute – yep! Just check in with your meme-making pals at Memix.
Anime and Manga memes are quietly taking over the world. Why? Because the captivating art style, extraordinary world building and glorious characterisation of this genre of art from Japan has never been more popular.
Manga already outsells American comics, and has done for more than a decade. And as recently as last year, the value of Japan’s manga market hit yet another astonishing record value of ¥675.9 billion.
Let’s deep dive why anime memes and manga are so dang popular, and show you how to make your own bespoke manga memes thanks to powerful custom GIF meme generator Memix. Hop in!
Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by legend of the manga game Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of plucky Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who seeks recognition from his peers and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village.
His attitude, style and cheeky demeanour have made him a hero to millions, and a perfect backdrop for memes.
Already one of the best-selling manga series ever – having sold 250 million copies in circulation worldwide in 47 countries and regions, with 153 million copies in Japan alone and remaining 97 million copies elsewhere – Naruto memes are guaranteed to make you understood and appreciated in any online forum. Have at it!
ONE PIECE MEMES
The adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his band of Straw Hat pirates has become the stuff of manga legend. It’s broken world record after world record – specifically the Guinness World Record for “the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author”.
And it was the best-selling manga for eleven consecutive years from 2008 to 2018, and is the only manga that had an initial print of volumes of above 3 million continuously for more than 10 years, as well as the only that had achieved more than 1 million copies sold in all of its over 100 published tankōbon volumes.
The world-building, art style, humour and dialogue are all second to none. And Nami is gorgeous. Please marry me, Nami. I am not joking.
DRAGON BALL MEMES
Many would argue that Dragon Ball, starring cheeky upstart Goku, is the superior manga and anime franchise. And it’s the perfect substrate for memes. Why? Throughout the Dragon Ball saga we follow Goku, in real time almost, as a young kid with big ideas, to a universally loved and admired champion doing battle with intergalactic foes.
The characters are unforgettable – Vegeta! Piccolo! Frieza! – each making an indelible mark on the storyline and even the casual reader.
As one of the oldest and best-known mangas, with countless iterations in book, comic, movie and TV show formats, you can guarantee your Dragon Ball meme, created and customized with a little help from your good pals at Memix, will make an impact.
As long as there are artists making manga, and communities online and offline that love them, there will be memes.
Memes are how we communicate our feelings in the 21st century, and this generation’s profound love and respect for this Japanese art style will never fade away.
Just scoot on over to Memix – or download the handy Chrome extension – today and let your creativity run amok. Have fun, and see you on the other side!
While we’re here, does anybody know IS IT PRONOUNCED GIF OR JIF?