Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme

Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan

It's springtime in Japan. That means, friends and family gather to sit under cherry blossoms and eat, drink, and be merry. This guy, however, is all alone.

On Japanese television, people were being asked what time they arrived to get a spot to enjoy hanami (花見) or "cherry blossom viewing."

"I got here a little before 5am," said the guy in the green jacket. "Everyone was like, 'Let's get there at around noon,' but only my meeting time was 5am."

Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan

In Japan, the meme is being called "I'm the only one from 5am." (俺だけ5時から or Ore dake 5-ji kara).

The inference is that this guy was sent to claim a good spot while everyone else slept in. The original images have been retweeted nearly seventeen thousand times and, like the lovers in the snow, have spawned a series of fan art, with anime, manga, and video game characters.

Below, you can see some of the new anime-style art, courtesy of Naver:

Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan
Lonely Gamer Spawns Springtime Anime Art Meme in Japan

Check out more cherry blossom gamer fan art in the links below.

花見場所取りインタビューのトレス画像まとめ [Naver]

お花見トレス [Naver]


Comments

    It's kinda funny how the things they parody are a lot more innocent than what we tend to parody from mainsteam media.

    Sometimes I really, really miss Japan. Hanami is one of them. This guy gives me The Feels.

    Whining from people who think Kotaku only covers gaming news in 3...
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