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Four Gaijin Guys On Japanese TV

You should be excited like them.


Everyone’s favorite 4 koma meme have been tracked down and caught for the pleasure of Japanese television viewers. The television show “The Net Star” traveled all the way to IGN to meet the famous 4 gaijin guys and interview them. I wish I had a video of it actually happened, but no one has uploaded it on YouTube yet, sad days indeed.

This internet meme actually started at E3 2003 at the Nintendo press conference. Their super sad picture was taken when Nintendo announced the “Pacman vs.” game. A year later they took another picture, this time they envisioned what it would be like if a new Zelda game was released. People on the IGN forums put two and two together, and this meme spread like wildfire. This fire then spread all the way to 2chan, where it was dubbed “gaijin 4 koma.” Don’t know what the hell i’m talking about? Take a look below.

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Nerxon Dec. 4, 2009 at 1:24 p.m.
I love the Haruhi one xD
 
The Ronald one was WTF O.0
giaon Dec. 4, 2009 at 2:01 p.m.
Oh, man, I love those guys. I wonder if we could get them to come on Vice sometime :D
aurahackon Dec. 4, 2009 at 2:06 p.m.
The funny part is that for the longest time they were totally unaware of what those pictures were brewing. At some point some of them caught wind of it and they took a super-secret third picture. It was explained on an old IGN podcast where some former editors elaborated on the story. They wanted first dibs on the thing so they bought www.gaijin4koma.com and www.reactionguys.com and now host a site about the meme itself. There's the podcast linked on the site somewhere and it tells you where to jump to to hear the story.  
 
The secret third picture: 
 
eldiaxon Dec. 4, 2009 at 2:45 p.m.
Ugh, that Haruhi looks extremely weird :S
rocketbomberon Dec. 4, 2009 at 3:47 p.m.
You could post the Evangelion one as a comprehensive review.
John_Martoneon Dec. 4, 2009 at 3:48 p.m.
Wow, I never knew of its history, or that it was that old. Kind of explains why the dude looks considerably older in the "now" picture. Granted, that could also be pose.
Nerxon Dec. 4, 2009 at 3:57 p.m.

Agent_Loston Dec. 4, 2009 at 4:26 p.m.
ha ha, they went to the IGN office.
Konandaon Dec. 4, 2009 at 4:55 p.m.
@gia said:
"Oh, man, I love those guys. I wonder if we could get them to come on Vice sometime :D "

Or you could ask Jeff, Ryan, Brad and Vinny to create a new meme that is even wackier. :O
aurahackon Dec. 4, 2009 at 8:53 p.m.
@Konanda said:
" @gia said:
"Oh, man, I love those guys. I wonder if we could get them to come on Vice sometime :D "
Or you could ask Jeff, Ryan, Brad and Vinny to create a new meme that is even wackier. :O "
They are pretty much selling a meme right now >> 
 

Zeouterlimitson Dec. 5, 2009 at 8:22 a.m.
@aurahack:
Indeed sir, and quite well.
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