Yu Narukami Has Something Mean To Say And A Dance To Do

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Yu Narukami Dancing / Specialist refers to videos of Persona 4 protagonist Yu Narukami and other characters dancing to the Specialist theme from Persona 4 with absurd image macro captions in impact font. The meme began on subreddit r/OkBuddyPersona January 2020, first using various Persona characters before narrowing on Narukami in late February.

Origin

Yu Narukami is the protagonist of the 2008 Atlus game Persona 4. In October 2011, an album by the Atlus Sound Team containing a rearrangement of the “Specialist” theme from Persona 4 was released. The theme was uploaded to YouTube on August 7th, 2012 by GreenTurtle112, where it received over 450,000 views in almost eight years (shown below, left). Atlus released a Persona 4 spin-off rhythm game called Persona 4: Dancing All Night. The game involves characters from Persona 4 dancing to various songs. On June 4th, 2016, YouTube user Haseo 009 uploaded a video of Narukami dancing to the Specialist theme, gaining over 350,000 views in four years (shown below, right).

The Yu Narukami dancing trend seems originate from the r/OkBuddyRetard themed Persona subreddit r/OkBuddyPersona, with the earliest form of the meme being various Persona characters from Atlus’ Dancing All Night series dancing to different songs. A January 5th, 2020 post by user Nia-Teppelin features the Persona 4 character Nanako Dojima dancing to the cock and ball torture Wikipedia narration.

On January 22nd, Redditor lustforspace posted a video with different Persona characters dancing to Last Surprise from Persona 5 with a caption, gaining over 1,200 upvotes in six months. On January 26th, r/PERSoNA user Gamingvscake posted a similar video with Persona 3 characters, gaining 2,400 upvotes in the same period. Several similar posts were made from late January to mid-February on r/OkBuddyPersona.

Mother i crave cock from r/OkBuddyPersona

On February 23rd, Twitter user JellyIsOkay posted a video with Yu Narukami dancing to the “Specialist” theme with an absurd copypasta caption, gaining over 220,000 views, 21,000 likes and 7,700 retweets in five months (shown below).

Spread

The meme spread in early to mid-2020 with Yu Narukami paired with different captions. Additionally, other characters with set doing Narukami’s dance to the Specialist theme. For example, on April 29th, a video in the format submitted to r/teenagers by user LicSiller gained over 25,000 upvotes in three months (shown below).

Yu Narukami has something to say (not my meme) from r/teenagers

On July 1st, Twitter user @MaryoZimmerman posted an example that gained over 3,500 retweets and 13,000 likes (shown below, top). On July 7th, Twitter user @BragonOfBojima posted an example that gained over 6,300 retweets and 15,000 likes (shown below, bottom).


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External References

Source – Know Your Meme News


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