The 10 Best Anime Memes

Your senpai will notice you after you use these anime memes

Attack on Titan anime series
Attack on Titan anime series. FUNimation

From Pokemon and Sailor Moon to Dragon Ball Z and Studio Ghibli, anime films and series have produced some of the funniest internet memes that you'll ever see on social media.

What Do Anime Memes Mean

Anime memes, like most memes, often use an image from an anime series to make an observation about everyday life or a direct comment on the series or film from which the image is taken. Many anime memes will only make sense to those that are well versed in a particular franchise.

How Are Anime Memes Used?

Anime memes are usually shared on social networks simply as a joke. Due to the knowledge required to understand a lot of the references though, most anime memes go well over the average person's head.

Here are some examples of how anime memes are used and what sort of images and text accompany them.

Examples of Anime Memes:

Example #1:
Image: Sailor Moon character, Moonlight Knight, making a dramatic entrance on a theatre stage.
Text: "Paint me like one of your French girls"
Meaning: This Sailor Moon anime character is famous for making over-the-top entrances in the series that often look like he's waiting to have his photo taken. This call back to the famous drawing scene from Titanic ties it all together by making it look like he actually is posing on purpose.

Example #2:
Image: Three people pointing and laughing at a woman.
Text: "People who watch anime" "Me, who also watches anime"
Meaning: This text has become an internet meme of its own and it's always used on images like this to show how a lot of the people who tease others for watching anime also watch anime series themselves. This meme image can also be used as a self-own when you might say something bad about nerds at an anime convention but then turn on your TV and catch the latest episode of Attack on Titan or Pokemon. 

Example #3:
Image: Jurassic Park raptor meme image.
Text: "Can Pokemon only say their name? Or are they named after the only thing they say?"
Meaning: The always funny Thinking Raptor meme is often used to share a profound thought about something. Here the creator wonders if Pokemon, who can usually only say one thing, are saying their name or if people have named them after the sound they make.

There are anime memes for almost every anime movie and TV series ever made so it's impossible to collect all of them in one place. Here are some of our favorites that we've found floating the interwebs though that we think are worth a share.

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Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings

Louder With Crowder Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z anime meme
Louder With Crowder Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z anime meme.

You can't argue with these facts.

02
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When a Regular Umbrella Just Won't Do

My Neighbor Totoro anime meme
My Neighbor Totoro anime meme.

Guess he's a fan of Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro then.

03
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Anime Can Take All My Money

Futurama, Pokemon, Digimon meme
Futurama, Pokemon, Digimon meme.

Are Digimon and Pokemon really that similar? Okay, maybe some of the newer Pokemon do look like Digimon. 

04
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Remember When Anime Was Called Japanimation?

Japanimation subtitles meme
Japanimation subtitles meme.

The 1980's were another time for anime fans in America. It wasn't even called anime back then.

05
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Do You Get This Reference?

Pokemon Gengar anime meme
Pokemon Gengar anime meme.

Only true Pokemon Masters will understand this hilarious meme.

Hint: It's to do with one of Gengar's attacks in the Pokemon anime and video agmes.

06
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Look at Your Boyfriend Now Look at Me

Tuxedo Mask Sailor Moon anime meme
Tuxedo Mask Sailor Moon anime meme.

It all makes sense now. Tuxedo Mask wears Old Spice! That's why all the Sailor Scouts dig him so much.

07
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No Face but Lots of Talent

Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away No Face meme
Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away No Face meme.

It's good to see No Face having a successful career after Chihiro left the spirit world in Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away.

08
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Too Much Anime?

Funny anime meme
Funny anime meme.

Some people might tell you that staying up all night watching anime is bad for you. They would be wrong.

09
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Pokemon Names or Sounds?

Pokemon names or Pokemon sounds anime meme
Pokemon names or Pokemon sounds anime meme.

The Jurassic Park raptor meme raises a good point! Do Pokemon say their names or do we just call them by the sound they make? Hmmm...

10
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So Serious

Sailor Moon Moonlight Knight anime meme
Sailor Moon Moonlight Knight anime meme.

The Sailor Moon anime's Moonlight Knight was almost as dramatic as Tuxedo Mask. It's almost as if they're the same person or something.

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What a Loser

"Who also watches anime" meme
"Who also watches anime" meme.

Anime is just for losers. Also, I love watching Attack on Titan.

12
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Too. Many. Bird. Pokemon!

Pokemon repel anime meme
Pokemon repel anime meme.

Nothing ruins a Pokemon Trainers day more than repel wearing off.

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Next Level Nerdery

Japanese dub anime meme
Japanese dub anime meme.

Are you just a regular anime weeb? Time to take your obsession to an entire new level and watch everything in Japanese!