Brazilians, who take great pride in Japan’s historic come-from-behind victory over Germany in the World Cup soccer tournament, have posted many memes on the Internet, making headlines. Germany is the arch-enemy of the Brazilian people, having beaten the tournament host Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 tournament. Therefore, Japan’s victory seems to have greatly satisfied the revengeful spirit of the Brazilian people. Many meme images are posted by young people who like manga and anime, and many are related to that. Here are some of the best meme images that have been talked about.
First, only the face of the group photo taken by the Japanese national team before the game was replaced with an anime character. One Punch Man, Detective Conan, Naruto, Luffy from One Piece, and other anime characters are trendy in Brazil. Attached is the message, “The Japanese national team attacked Germany like this in the second half.”
Next is a scene from the anime ” Dragon Ball ” where the main character, Son Goku, receives “Genki” (energy) from people. Goku’s face is pasted with the emblem of the Japanese national team, and the Brazilian flag is pasted on the faces of the cheering people.
The message reads, “Go for Japan! Brazil is also rooting for you.” This means that the Brazilian people continued to send “energy” to the Japanese national team during the match and that behind the victory of Japan was the support of the Brazilian people.
There is also a meme image of the main character of the anime “Pokemon,” Satoshi and his partner Pikachu pasting the national flags of both Brazil and Japan and winning against the strong enemy Charizard (Germany). We focused on that Goku, the main character of Dragon Ball, turns blond when he transforms, that Naruto, the main character of Naruto, is also blond, and that Doan, who scored the first goal against Germany, has blond hair. A post also said, “Blonde Japanese are on a different level.”